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Family Begins to Settie in ByiUdMrtPMrt OMAHA-Anybody need a hard-working, able-bodied houe painter? That probably wai not the (Int quMtkm In the mlndi of most of Omaha's Jewish citizens last Friday, when the city welcomed Its first Soviet Jewish Immigrants in the current United States battle with Russia over human righia, (ucb as the freedom to emigrate. Not last Friday, when cameras clicked and motion

picture floodlights shcne on the Leonid Portugeis family shortly after the handsome thraoome had deplaned at Eppley Airfield . "EzcoH me, bat would jmi fimm tcU UM win OWM ptople an?" uyi more than «a> oolookar at'tlM airport. When Informed, UM ooloolHn look again, loQftr thli time. Here Is a strongly built young man, L«onid, age 31, hli beautiful bonde-halred wife, Valentina, In her 20s, and their brlght^aced son, Vladislav,

age 7. Valentina Is carrying a bouquet of roses and cameras click and whir and the bright lights follow them through the airport. Russian Jewish Immigrants fleeing persecution? They look more like an American baseball player-hero, bis movie-star wife and shinyfaced young son. Nice-looking. Nicely dressed. To some, they appear perhaps too much so. Where are the poor, raggedy-clothed people which the mind and the

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OMAHA-A quiet demonatntioa protesting treatment ^ ofJaaMi and other minorities ,.ln the Soviet Union is : acheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday In front of JoaJyn Museum. The protest Is being planned by the Omaha Committee for Soviet Jewry In conjunction with other ethnic groups In Omaha such as the Polish, 'Czechoslovaklans, LltlHianlans and Ukranlans '•• groupa. according to Shirley Goldstein, co^halrman of the - committee. The protest is scheduled to ' coincide with the appearance u of Moscow's famed Borodin Quartet, which will perform ' Sunday In the Joslyn Chamber . Music Series, "It's not to protest they're ^ being here, but to let them and ' the ptople attending know that \ «w know that not all people in ^Russia have the choice lo ' travel to America or anyplace \ else, that others In the Soviet \ Union are being denied such r basic human rights as ;< freedom to travel and to do [ what they want," said Mrs. ; Goldstein. The committee planned the [ protest last fall, she said "We fchose not to join the April 13 ^national protest for Soviet Jewry because we are [ devoting the month of May to ^Soviet Jewry," Mrs. Goldstein r

added. Miriam Simon Is the other OKhalrman. Mrs. Goldstein emphasized It will be "a quiet demonstration, in good taste." She said the protesters will assemble at 3 p.m. on the north side of Joalyn to march In front of the museum with signs and to pass out leaflets lo convey to the audience, the performers and the Soviet government "the strong support of Nebraskans and all Americans for human rights, dignity and Justice." Potential picketers are asked to provide their own signs, she said. For further Information, call Mrs. Goldstein, at SS8-7D87.

about 300 of the 300-plus persons who attended the Holocaust Memorial Service April 6 at Temple Israel. Another 18 signatures were obtained April 8 al the Jewish Federation board meeting at the Community Center, and still other persons signed this week. Mrs Simon sakl she and Mrs. Goldstein have circulated more petitions at the city's synagogues and at organization meetings. Later, the petitions will be sent to the sponsoring Committee to Expel Nazi Criminals from America (CENCA), headquartered In New York, and also to Nebraska's U.S. Representatives and Senators.

JCC Meeting at Monasee to Report OMAHA - The annual meeting of Jewish Community Center Members will be held Sunday, April 20, at 7.30 p.m. in the JCC theater. The agenda will include a report from the out|{olng president, Charles A. Monasee; introduction of the newly appointed president of tlie Center, Norman Batt by Harlan Noddle, president of the Board o( Directors of the Jewish Federation of Omaha;

and election of the new board of directors for the Center. The slate will be presented by Richard Robinson, chairman of the nominating committee The program includes ample opportunity for questions to be answered regarding the operation of the Center by board ntembers and staff of the Center, a spokesman said. Jane Brooks is Chairman of the annual meeting program.

emotions have told us to expect? It Isn't obvious Just then, but all the Portugelses havebesides freedom-are the clothes on their backs and what little they can carry with them on the plane In one standard size suitcase and an overnight-type bag. Ironically, the Interviewing and picture-taking take place beside the luggage carousels. "Poliiei ... Cofflminist. Everything ... Communist," PortugBii lays later on in what few worldi of Engllafa be knows. In RuMta, an the good Jobs go to the Communists. He had earned a law degree from Odeaia University, putting himself through night school as a houaepainter-but he never got to practice law. And when he applied for emigration papen last July, even the housepainting joba Leonid's mouth twists In a bitter grimace as he recalls the oppression. He would learn Friday afternoon that things would not be so tough for him and his family now—not lor the time being, anyway. He would learn that he and his family would have their own furnished apartment; that they would have food and dolhtng and that they would begin almost immediately lo learn English. All this would be provided by the Jewish people of Omaha, whose Jewish Federation had allocated Philanthropies funds to bring the family here-speclfically, via the efforts of the Committee for Soviet Jewry-and to settle them-speclflcally, via the Jewish Family Service Itat "settUnf In" proceai largily (aUa to Peari Yager, tha JFS director who, togsther with Shirley Golditatai and Miriam Simon, Soviet Jewry co-chairman, organised the committee of wortwn wBo laid tha actual plana for the "aattUngbi". By studying detailed reports from other cities who have settled Russian Immigrants, Mrs. Yager, Mrs. Goldstein and Mrs. Simon organized sub-committees to handle education, employment, financial management, furnishings, furniture, groceries, hospitality, housing, medical needs and transportation. "Through the Federation we have enough funds to get the family situated, get them set up in an apartment and subsidize them for a (ew months," said Mrs Yager. "From the experience of other communities, the maximum Is four months before such families are able to take over their own support-to make the transition into American live." ... Four months to learn enough English to work, go shopping, to learn how to hanidle money, to learn Uie bus system and to get acquainted

Ooldberfsr axplains the fiM box. with both the Jewish and general Omaha community. To "learn the realities of everyday life," as Mrs. Yager put It. To become assimilated "It's very hard to plan for them until after they've arrived," she noted. "It's Just fantastic the things they've done," said Mrs. Yager of the local committee, noting workers had even thought to provide toys for young Vladlk, a potted plant for the apartment and a prepared dinner "so that the family can sit down Friday night to eat their own meal In their own home." But, she noted, "there is a need to sustain volunteer interest. People should invite them over for meals, (or an evening—particularly people with children about 7 years of age. We need people lo take them for rides to Joslyn, to the zoo, to various events. "We need to think of It Just as we would In extending invitations to other new families," said Mrs. Yager. "Put yourself in their place ... they have no family here. They would look upon us as an extended family." ... But these things are not on Leonid Portugeis' mind on Friday afternoon He is first of all amazed that his family has its own apartment—he expected to share one with the Julius Litvinsky family, due in Omaha this week. He becomes anxious at the sight of the furnishings because he wonders how he Is going to pay for It all, and when he learns It Is a gift, he and his wife are overwhelmed, extremely grateful and he Is "chomping at the bit to go to work," says Shirley Goldstein. "He doesn't want charity," says Pearl Yager.

It is later that afternoon when Silim Goldberger, a University of Nebraska medical student and himself a Russian native, arrives at the apartment lo serve a translator. With him Is his wife, the former Esther Novak of Nebraska City, and their baby, Rachel. Goldberger explains the heating and air conditioning, the electric blanket, the stove .. More assimilation that weekend . . . Vladlk is frightened by one family's dog. In Russia, It seems, a little dog Is a status symbol of ttK elite. Larger dogs belong to the KGB-the secret police ... On Monday, Vladlk Is enrolled at Adams School and his excited young schoolmates eagerly and happily make him welcome—so much so that he la In tears at the end of the first day because be thinks the party is over and he'll never get to go back... On Saturday, Mrs. Goldstein takes them shopping to gel Vladlk some school clothesblue Jeans, tennis shoes and a cowboy hat (Vlad's eyes light up when he sees the hat). On Sunday, Leonid ard Valentina are taken by Jack and Jane Cohen and Uil. Army Col. (Ret.) WlUiair Schneider, assistant to Vtn chancellor at the University cl Nebraaaska al Omaha, to the annual dinner at the Greek Orthodix Church. Col. Schneider, who teaches Russian at UNO, explains that, yes, churches In America can serve food; that the American government allows fund-raising: and that Jev/s are welcome to join in anytime, anyplace. "It's free, you can relax,' he keeps telling them... Anybody need a housepalnter?

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Biblical law would be just as acceptable as that of a rabbi "wanting to modify his procedure, as long as he makes the modification on the basis of tradition. Rabbi Spitzer recently led a group of SI Lrouis teenagers to his old homeground. Temple Israel In Omaha, for a Missouri Valley Federation of Temple Youth (MOVFTY) conclave on "Reform's Relation to Tradition-Where Our Obligation Lies". "I left Temple Israel (as a teenager) with a good Ideology of Jewish tradition," said Rabbi Spitzer, who conducted a combination Reform-Orthodox service for a small congregation In Bradford. Pa., during his rabbinical studies. There, both yarmulkes and talllt • were required, and today, Rabbi Spitzer may wear both when he officiates outside his temple (at brisses, weddings). He also wears a kepah at funerals. "In essence, I am putting on (ContinuedonPagel2)

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WASHINGTON (JTA) - Top trade union officials declared continuing full support for the Stale of Israel "come what may" and urged that President Ford's "reasMSsment" of US Middle East policy be extended to include the Soviet-American detente. "Come what may — Geneva or a new shuttle on the Potomac, reassessment or no - I am sure the Israelis will hang with great determination to the hlea that they have a right to live as a free people." declared AFL-CIO President George Meany. "And Insofar as I can speak for American labor, Histadrut and the people of Israel will have the help and cooperation of America's workers the same as they have had since 1920." Meany devoted his half-hour address at a luncheon of the AFL-CIO's Maritime Trades Department to foreign policy, criticizing the Nixon-Kissinger foreign pc^lcy, urging support of Israel, and attacking Soviet performance under detente.

Rabin's MiMsaoa JERUSALEM (JTA) - Premier Yitzhak Rabin, in his Independence Day Message to world Jewry, declared that Israel "would not bow to any pressure but will continue to stand firm in order to promote genuine movement towards genuine peace." Referring to the recent unsuccessful shuttle talks, Rabin said: 'We would have wished on this Independence Day to be able to record progress towards lasting peace with security.. Once again in recent weeks Israel demonstrated how ready it is to take real riiki for peace, providing there is a response from the other side. This, regretably, has not been the case. Nevertheless we shall continue patiently to pursue our quest towards this

NoKodwr Food NEW YORK (JTAi - The refusal by the federal prison authorities to obey a court order lo provide Rabbi Meir Kahane with kosher food has resulted In another court order delaying the transfer of Kahane to a federal prison from a detention center In Manhattan The former Jewish Defense LeaPe leader was scheduled for transfer to Allenwood (Pa.) Federal Prison to begin serving the remainder of his one-year prison term. He has been held at the Federal Training Center in New York since March 18. In a press conference held at the detention

center, Kahane said that last Friday, Federal Judge Jack WeinsteUi conducted a hearing on Kabane's charges that the prison authorttiet. In defiance of Welnateln's own order, refuiedto provide him with kosher food. According to Kahane, US Attorney Tom Peterson told the judge that it is "too expensive" to have kosher food and that "If the Jews will get it other groups will ask for special food " as well "Judge Welnstein was furious," Kahane said, "because the refusal o( the government was not only a violation of human rights but also a question of court contempt."

Sen. Long Opinot WASHINGTON. (JTA) - Sen. Russell Long (D. La.) said that tbe American people would not support U.S. military intervention in the Middle East even If Israel's security was threatened because they were tired of this country trying to be the world's policeman. They would support Intervention only If America's security was directly threatened, the Senator told reporters here. Long, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, is a member of the Southern conservative wing of the Democratic Party that has always supported a strong U.S military presence overseas. Asked about a situation In tha Middle East that threalenad Israel, he suggested that there would be more public support to move Israel to the U.S. In that event than to send U.S. forces to the Middle East.

Btr^nann Dead JERUSALEM (JTAI - Funeral services were held here yesterday for Professor Ernst David Bergmann, former chairman of Israel's Atomic Energy Commission who died at Hadassah Hospital of a heart ailment at the age of7I. President Ephralm Katzir who had worked < <pr years with Professor Bergmann at the Welzmann Institute of Science, described him as "Israel's greatest scientist." He was also known as "the man who gave Israel tfie atom." . He was burled at Har Hamenuchot cemetery. Throughout his long career as a scientist, lecturer and teacher Professor Bergmann viewed science as the means that would enable Israel and the Jewish people to offset the superior numbers of their enemies. He consistently urged the mobilization of science for the defense of the Jewish people and "to avoid another Holocaust."

freedom in Omaha: Dream b Real ByGaryJavitcti OMAHA - Adffllst the noise and confusion of Eppley Airfield. Leonid Portugels. his wife Valentlna and their 7year-old son Vladlk stepped off their airplane and entered a new world. I got there just as Miriam Simon and Shirley Goldstein, co-chairmen of Omaha's Soviet Jewry Committee, were presenting the new arrivals with flowers and welcoming hugs. When the three television stations and Ttw WorldHerald began bombarding this kively family with floodlights and questions, I tried to be helpful by relieving Leonid of his heavy travel bag. We all then started to walk to the baggage area Conversation was difficult because Leonid spoke only a few words of English and I spoke no Runian. But we were both Jewish and with a mile bit ol faith and patlmce we got through to each pther.

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tatermlnabie delay waiting for baggafB and standing araund for the pbotographtn, Shirley braugbt her car aniund. With Miriam, she and Omaha's newest residents left Uie alipott. I loUowed In the car For the first time since their arrival, this young Russian family found quiet. As the cars headed for their destination, the Florentine Apartments, I saw Shirley and Miriam indicate points of Interest along the way. During the 20-mlnule ride I tried to imagine what these new Immigrants were thinking and feeling. Within the space ol 30 hours, they bad left Rome, landed in New York, and now were in Omaha. We approached Beth Israel. As the huge Star of David on the outer ediface of the synagogue came Into view, Shirley's hand pointed It out. and goose bumps went up and downmysptne. This ,vfu a dream long awaited and now a reality.

The outstretched hand ol Omaha's Jewry had readied across oceans and continents to help this family find a new place and gain a new opportunity. A wave o( emotkias began lo owwhalni ne. Here was Moaw and tbe Tan Commandments, the Torah, freedom of religion and Jodalm In Omaha, NgbrMka, trtumpbing in a itniggle over many yean between Nailsm and Communism, Hitter and Brafaoev. AU of that was symbolized In the Star, our Star. They were astonished by their apartment. It was completely furnished. Now it was time for them to setUe in. With many wellwishers leaving, the Interpreter explaining how the appliances worked, I knew their hectic day had to come to an end soon so they could really relax. I left being very proud to be part of this gepeipus and very, giving comtnuolty. ^


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OMAHA - ArtUt Hedy QershnMn layt itie Ihtnlu more uie ahould be put to the new Jcwiih Community Center's lobby, and she's willing to contribute towards that goal. "I would like to have a working art gallery. Just like they have at the Kansas City JCC," said the native of the MUMMIII CKy wtaohM been an i,OiMtia raUnt since 1972. "It's a beautiful Community Center - I would like to do something (or one ,oI their walls," said the mother of two boys who together with Kansas City sculptor Adolph Klugman will host an art

exhibit April 26-27 What Mn. Oerrimian, a BMmter o( the Center's Cultural Arts Council, n^faito Is that varkwi wtMs — partuvi UvM at a Unebe Invited to odilbtt and MU ttMlr works at the Center. The Canter oould earn mtal fees for the qwoe and the art work! eshlbitad "woukl abow that tiM JCCls more than)ust bandbaD courts and swlninlng pools." The wife o( Jerry Gershntan specializes In enamels — the process of applying powdered colored glass to a piece of metal which Is then fired In a kiln at temperatures of from 1,500 to 1,800 degrees

Beth El Sisterhood Hosts Area Conference OMAHA - The Midwest Branch Conference of the Women's League for Conservative Judaism will gather In Omaha April 28,29 and 30 at the Old Mill Holiday Inn. Mrs. Edward Rubinoff, national vice president and parlimentarlan from VIneland, N.J. will serve as consultant for the conference that will draw reprcsenlatlvaa from 21 cities In the Central States region and Canada. A panel of sociological and medical practitioners and educators dtscuaabig Intergeneratlonal relatfcinships will be one of the high points of the. conference following a' Mn. Edward RuMDofl banquet for area members and their husbands. discussion will be held at Beth Rabbi Myer S. Krtpke of El Synagogue Tuesday, April Beth El Synagogue will act as 29 following a Sherry Hour the moderator lor the panel beginning at 6 p.m. consisting o< Dr. Ethel Brown Reservations may be made Margolis, pediatrician at through Branch President Creighton University: Rabbi Mrs. Sydney Goldstejn. Mason Mark Bisman, Tifereth Israel City, Iowa; Branch ConSynagogue, Lincoln. Neb.; ference Chairmen Mrs. and Dr Ouane E Spiers, Pinchas Spiro and Mrs. Abe psychologist with Creighton dayman, Des Moines, Iowa; University. and Local Chairman Mrs. The banquet and panel Benjamin WIesman, Omaha.

Qroups Invhsd to Rent Camp Newman OMAHA - Camp Esther K. Newman Is available for groups to rent according to Bob Utvak, camp director. The camp can be used for conferences, workshops, outdoor education, seminars and the like and is available to youth and adult organizations.

educational and religious groups and businesses, it has already been used by more than a dozen different groups. The camp is located south of Loulivllie, Neb and has complete (acuities. For further Information call Boi) Utvak at 334«00.

Friedman-Arkovich Wedding in June DES MOINES - Mrs. Henri Freldman and Mr. Jerry Freldman, both of Des Molnei, announce the engagement of tlwlr daughter. Ellen Jean Friedman, to David G. Arkovlch. son of Mr '. and Mrs. Meyer Arkovlch of !-Sioux City, Iowa. Ellen, who is employed by 1 the City of Iowa City, recently earned a degree In elementary education at the University of < Iowa, when ber (lance Is a ! gradiwteitudmt. ; A June U wedding is ' planned In Dts Moines. The couple will reside In Iowa City.

Fahrenheit until the glass melts and fuses to the metal. It appears to be, but is not, painting on porcelain, "which is a simple technique any artist can handle with little additional training," an explanatory tract of hers claims. Her work has appeared in various' Kansas City shows and at Countryside Village and Rockbrook Plaza in Omaha. Upcoming is a display in the Hay Market In Lincoln. Her pieces "are owned coast to coast and In England and also Israel," she says, referring to her enamel, "Freedom Flight," which she sent as a qllt to then-Israeli Premier Golda Meir in 1972. Tiw enamel showed geese landing and taking off - Hedy likes to do nature topics "and when I saw It being done, I knew It had to be very

special and for someone very special. "The piece mprteaod my empathy for the Jews. The Jewish people are always fleetag and looking (or refuge. They have always beta In a Btiuggle." Why the Jewish content In some of her art? Answers Mrs. Gershman, who was "brought up in an Orthodox Jewish home, taught Conservative Judaism and thinks Reform": "I value my upbringing. It is what comprises me as a human being. It is what my parents taught me." In her fouf' years of enameling, she has created well over 200 pieces. Persons seeking more Information about the private showing are asked to call Mrs. Michael Blatt, coordinator, at 333-6833.

Help wanted: I need several people who are able to read and translate handwritten Yiddish to help in translation of some old minute books from Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol Synagogue. If you have time and are able and willing to help with this project, please call me at 391-1919. Omaha buslnessrtian Max Meyer was married In New York City in 1879 to Sara Fisher. A local paper called this an "auspickMis marriage Into one o{ the wealthiest families of New York." Omahans Julius Abel, Aaron Cahn, Julius Meyer, M. Goldsmith and M. Hellman attended the ceremony, which took place at the home of the bride and was catered by Delmonicos. Meyer and his bride returned to Omaha after their wedding trip to live in a "oonunodkws house with Mr. Meyer purchased and tarnlahed In elegant style." The couple was tendered a receptkM l)y the Standard CWb.

Bluffs News Jeenetta NadoH idikHiii the more than « parMos who attandHi Ksoday night's hiedwililp mninar. Aa Maiy FcOman, left, and lectioer Dr. Timothy StaiB, far left, lAok on. Ftaal aearioo Is this Monday night at JCC.

Seminar Attendance OMAHA - The folktwlng attended the first of two Leadership Seminars organized by the Omaha Federation of Jewish Women's Qubs and sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Omaha: Mn. LMH AkiMdtr. HXIMHII: Mn Hcrmm Btmn. Corntuikrr Bn<l Biilh; Norman B«lt. JtwUti Com Qiunlly Conlfr prMMni: Mn JUnlull BMkrr. iuSJutt: Mn Swn Btmun. Ed Bunlynt. BOh lirati advlwr: Mn Paul Craune. B«<li lirati SWtrhood; Mn. Jack Cabin, FMcratkin,Board: P«bM D&inondrNcr TamM: Mn. Uu Mman. MliracM Jr Lnsue: Mn Erman, B'idB'riih Monrty, Mn J« Erman, DOT: Mn JodTliid, ORT, Mn Hanid rranklln, B«Ui Ivaal Slalntwod: Ed Pmd. Boh El YouUi: J«fl Glaiii. AZA No. I. Mn. Don GoMildn. VounfUtadmblp: DonGokMcln. YWMUaainMp: Alan Goodman. BMh • CM): Mn. Bamxi Cmnbcri. PhllanUirqitaa. Mrt Maj.KIribMiBaimi. Bojti El Voulli; Mn Don KMn. Both El SWnftood: Kwl LnilicbiKli. AZA No IM: Mn Dtnnli Uwii. Younf ' ' : Mn Martin Lthr. Templt _/d: HUl Moikovlli. Tcnwlt •I'i Chib: Mn luac NatfSn. r«d*ra<lon. Manba PMkln. J'nal B'rIUi Woown Comkuikar: Mn Mary|»PoJlto«.0«T._ DMH Pr«l. Belli El YouUi: MIml Waldbaun. AwMi rodnvllon. Arim KredrrMa, Womtn't FaderatM: May FrUnuui. JiwWi rHkrallen: Mlrtam Stmen. JewMi redtraUon. Mn G«raM Newman, Htrrah: Mn Jack Noodri. B'lial B'rWi Women Montr. Mn iMert PannMaer. PtoneerWomen: Mn Rotert Ploaa. PlonMr Women. Mn.MaMaak,M&racM _ „ Mn McvniiiMnbGll. NCJWj Mn. Slanley Roaenfleld, Brin larael

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Sam Colick will be honored as the recipient of the Ben Gershun Memorial Award this year at the annual United Jewish Appeal dinner. May 4 at the synagogue social hall, 6l4MynslerSt.,al6p.m. Rabbi Isaac Nadoff of Beth Israel Synagogue of Omaha will be guest speaker. David Gailner, a past recipient of the award, will be chairman for the dinner. For reservations call Mrs. Doris Nachman. 323-2737 or Mrs. Cella Chemiss, 322-6341.

Henry Newman and Rose Moss were married by Judge Wright in 1879 at the home of Adolph Brown on Cuming Street. Joseph Brown and Esther Newman were married In 1881 by Judge Gustave Anderson. In 1882 Simon Kahn of Chicago was married to Sarah Cahn at the home of her uncle, Aaron Cahn. The ceremony was perfomed by Judge Chadwick. At the Merritt residence over the restaurant on Famam Street, Charles Schlank was married to Babette Rosenthal by Judge Porter in 1875. These marriages, and many others, were preformed by local Judges as there were no rabbis in Omaha at this time. The religious portions of a Jewish marriage ceremony were usually read by a lay member of the community. Weddings most often took place In private homes.

Gary and Marlene Parilman announce the birth March 18 of a son, Joshua Seth. Grandparents are Mc. and Mrs. Arthur Parilman and Mr. and Mrs. JUIIUF Schreiber. Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Hoffman of WInnetha, 111. announce the birth, March 24, of a daughter, Babette Cheryl. The Hoffmans have another daughter. Piper. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Perelman ami Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hoffman Oi' St. Louis, Mo. Great grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Ackerman of Detroit Lakes, Minn.

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Israel's Right to Live it nallom have an inherent right to exist Is an accepted priDciple in the world today. However much a nation may be at loggerheadi with other nations, its sovereignty and its right to security are recognized. Yet when Israel- a state created by the world community of nations—insists on these basic safeguards, she is labeled, by some, a stubborn obstacle to peace. Recognition of her right to survive as a nation is all Israel has ever asked from either friend or foe. Given the present threatening sUte of affairs in the Middle East, just what does Israel's right to live mean? It means Israel must continue to enjoy sovereignty as a Jewish state-just as Syria, Egypt, Jordan and some 20 others in the Middle East enjoy sovereignty as Arab states—and that she must have the military capacity to protect this sovereignty. It means that toaei miot have bordan that can IM •uccctadiDy (itifwHtfj «g«iiM* oilUtaty actloa or tcrrariat attacks while tantabiltty raigna—and, evntuaOy, bonlen that are ef(actlvcly guaranteed by International It means that no terrorists must cross her borders to comnnit artrocities against her citizens: that neighlMring countries must not tolerate or abet such terrorism; and that there must be an end to sicyjackings and other outrages against nationals of other countries, perpetrated to generate anti-Israel pressures in the world. Most important, Israel must have an opportunity to negotiate with her opponents directly, on honorable terms, and without having to trade away her security in advance.

In the lotemalional arena. Israel's riglit to live implies lair and dignified treatment In the United Natkms and its affiliates, such as is accorded all other UN member slates. In the economic sphere, Israel must be free to do business in world nuuliels as other nations do—without boycotts or other pressures to drive potential trading partners or Investors away from her. And. like other nations, site must have free access to international waterways and other trade and travel routes, including such essential lanes of commerce as the Suez Canal and the Gulf of Aqaba. Ftnalty, Ivad muM be certain that the Mg po«m wlD not bargain away bar exlttanM by trying to Impoae a lattlement 00 tier-a couna of actloa wUcb may wem tempting under the mistaken notloa that tt will assure steady oil m>plifi or incTPiif fomnwt i si niipniHaitHei One form such appeasement might take Is extending blanket recognition to the Palestinians' national aspirations while totally Ignoring the Palestine Liberation Organization's present blueprint, which calls for atisorbing Israel in an Arab-ruled state. In such a state, Israel's Jewish majority would become a submerged minority, as the oppressed Jewish communties of Syria and Iraq are today. When tempted by such illusory "solutions." the United States and the other Western nations would do well to rememlwr history's bitter lesson: appeasement does not work. Sacrificing Israel's right to live would not bring oil prices down, nor would It solve any of the other big political or economic problems that beset the world today or may beset It tomorrow And the West will be better off realizing this before than after the fact.

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HAIFA - Israel's disappointment at the failure of the Kissinger mission is almost equalled by the disappointment at the sharp drop In tourism. At first we thought it was a passing phenomenon, but the decline continues and hotels report slow bookings for the summer months. What is the real reason? Some blame Israel's Ministry of Tourism for not mounting a more dynamic campaign to encourage visits. Some blame El Al which gets a lion's share of the fHghts, and has spiked proposals for less expensive charter flights. Qr can it be that Jews abroad are afraid? The strange and almost shameful fact is that by contrast the non-Jews continue to come. I see them, bus after bus of Germans and Swedes and Danes, of Baptists from California or Southern U.S., of pilgrinu from Canada orFrance. Tn aO of them braal it dw Holy Land. Tbey rand the

Jackson: We Take Our Laws Seriously Editor's Note: The foaowing remarks were made by U,8. Henry M. Jackson during SoUdarlty Day ior Soviet Jawiy, celebrated April 13 at Dag Hanunarsk}old PUna in New York City. I am proud to join with you today in this great gathering in support of the rights of man. Just a few days ago. agents of the Soviet government told a group of brave men and women in Moscow to give up their dream of emigrating from the Soviet Unkm "NolMdy cares alMNit you any more." the KGB men said. "The West has forgotten about you." Well, the KGB is wrong. And we here today are proving It. For, unlike die Soviet Union, we take our laws eerhmily. And among oar laws is a new statute—a new itabile of Uberty. It means that there will be no more VS. govemment-^Minaofed credits and no moet^lavored^atlan treatment for the Soviet Uokm without progrem toward freer emigratkn. It is a taw whieh giiree idbetanee to the human dimeneioB of detente. Its poipoee Is written into the hearts of dM American people and iU fundamental principle Is enshrined In the Universal Dedarationof Human Rights. By acceding to the international Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination " In 1969. the Soviet Union acknowledged that emigration policy goes beyond the limits implied by the term "internal affairs." Soviet

ratUlcalion of this convention ended once and lor ail the pretense that Soviet emigration policy is an improper subject for action by the Intemalionai community. The Jackson-Vanik amendment, far from being an Intrusion into anyone's internal affairs. Is one small step along the road to an intemalionai community based on law. And I want that message to be heard by President Ford. On Thursday he as much as told the Soviets not to bother qualifying under our new law. He encouraged them to believe that their bad faith will tw rewarded by further concessions. Weil, he is wrong. And we are here today to tell him he Is wrong. The problem is not in the U.S. trade Mil. The problem is hi the Soviet Union, and the solution Is In the Soviet Union. Wlien the Congrtat agreed with Prerideeit Foetl to a compnmiite on ttie Jadnon-Vinlk amendment, we did not know whether the SovM Union woidd Uve up to its worl But we thought we CMiU taunt on the President o< the United Statat to live up to Us. The support that has come from the West for the brave people struigigling to leave the Soviet Union will not diminish. They will not be bullied by Soviet brutality. And we will not forget them. When I joined with you on Solidarity Day last year. Sylva Zaimanson and Simas Kudirka were suffering in a Soviet prison camp. Victor Polsky was living under constant threats and harassment. Valery and Gallna Panov were told they would be left to rot in the Soviet Union. Today they are free. And we will continue the fight until their friends can johi them in a new land. We have always had international law on our side in this great struggle. We have always had justice and right on our side. We have always enjoyed the support of the American people and their elected representatives. And today we can be proud to say Uial we ha ve a new ally In our struggle. We have the laws of the United States of America.

The Jewish Press Silver Service forJCC OMAHA - A sUver senring tray, the first piece o( tUver fnaented the new Jewi* Community Center for iU Utchen, has bean preaented to honor of Bertha Batt by her (amily. Family •Mritan are her kuetMod, Phil; MB Norman and daugMer-lnlair PlraaGse; graadian Lawreaee, wile Jane and their sona, I Aanm; granddan^iter EUe and grandeon Robert, the tray «>tti> Bwtha art MoiUe Delman, left, who l^feikt OMTdhMla Canter klldMn dutiaa, aa^ Cater Dirtdor H>

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same papers at thtir JewMi nelghbon and have beard the tame ttorita, yet come, while thousands of Jews have diaoovered all sorts of reasons to delay or pottpwif their trips. They offer many good excuses: restaurant service is poor; there are not enough decent night clubs; there are no festivals and celebrations: there is no horse racing and no gambling casinos; the weather is too hot... u If any of these are vital considerations for a visit to Israel. Perhaps Jews overseas are not afraid. Possibly they are only losing Interest In Israel. One Israeli, recently come home from a trip to various communities, has reported that many Jews are "cooling off". They are becoming fed up with Israel. How do you think that makes us feel? We'd like to believe It Is not so. but there must be sonte reason why the hotels are not full. I'm not going to prescribe the Ideal tour. There if> much to see. even if you have been to Israel five times already, It is a land of many faces and many peoples. Most tourists

gel only a quick and superficial look at the classical sights and most fall to capture the true spirit of this old-new land. They look at Israel, but never quite get to know and understand the Israeli. An entirely diffennt Uod of lourM viilt it required bated not mertly on teeing Itrael but on getttng to know it. And what about all of you out there who have never been to Itrael even once I Aren't you ashamed? Itraelit are ready and waiting for you. Tbey are worried by your abtence. They look upon tourlim as a liarometer of your Interest. They have prepared for your coming. AkMig Tel Aviv's waterfront new hotels are being put up, especially for you. And if you are one of those who like the newest and the best -. well, make note that this year's hotel, the very latest In Ttl Aviv, Is the 330-room Ramada*' Continental. It is one of the international chain of 720 hotels throughout the world. The Investors from abroad who have put millions of doiiars into its constructloii, for your convenience, have fallii In Israel.

Shapto: Physicai Survlvai Wkhout Culture NEW YORK-Delivering the 13th annual B. G. Rudolph Lecture In Judaic Studies at Syracuse University, Dr Judah J. Shapiro, president of the Labor Zionist Alliance, declared that "Jews today are avoiding questions and answers and patterns of Jewish behavior In order to protect the %urvlval of the Jews, which could lead to a physical survival, if successful, with a destroyed culture and traditkm." Dr. Shapiro, author and scholar, told students and faculty at the lecture, sponsored by the University's religion department, that "the answer to the current dilemma lies largely in Jewish hands, but the reasons for the dilemma arise mahily from a hoetlle worid wtilch has not yet demoottrated the right of Israel to live within sectire borders knd the rights of other Jewi to live with disputation inaecurity." "The creative Jewith tradition, fronii earliest times, It characterized by disputatloutness," taid Dr. Shapiro in his lecture. "It is difficult to tuttahi a definition of Jewith culture without a debate at to what' Jewithnett' is and how the Individual Jew acts In Mt view of it."

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pointed out, "In the contemporary situation, Jewith suffering of the Immediate past and new threats to Jewith life, etpeclally to the Slate of Israel, have depressed the potential of creative disputatkMi. "The sense of dally emergencies and serious thivats to Jews make such disputes seem Irrelevant and dangerous to the comnoQn Jewish good. As a result, there are Increasing signs that our Jewish culture is diminishing for a lack of nourishment by polemic and debate." The LZA president, a lecturer and analyst of the contemporary Jewish scene, continued that "it is the nonJewish world which much stand accused of suffocating the great traditkm of Jewish disputatkMsnest which not only prolonged Jewltb tradltkmal life, but which made possible the transfer of Jewish values to the general society, especially in the realm of social values. "Israel, or the creation of a Jewish State, is not at fault in reducing the Jewish polemic tradition which could flourlah if that Jewhih Slate were not in a constant state of self-detente against attack from ouUlde Itt BoMer*.


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Omaha Teen Sees 'Horse With Blinders' EdUoriNote: ItefoOowtai oohmm w w writtn by Omahi BfHl Blooin lo to > mnt fflliiniii on tMo ^wtlqr by Larry Kati, JewWi Oooimuiiity Center youttidlraetor. I belteve there are itUI teens In this community who do care about what happens to Jewish life here, twt maybe they are caught up In a conflict with other teens who do not care. Many teens even care outwardly about the Jewish community here, and worldwide. Sometimes, however, their vtews may differ with those of other respected teens. They may be criticized for having these vievra and looked down upon by the majority of those teens having an opposing viewpoint. Very few people could withstand the criticism given them in a pressure situation such as one like this may be Tht usual reaction would be to accede to the opinions of their friends and keep their opiniont quiet. Granted, when a peraon FrMI IVMi wM NMf • rMlMWI

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People who have grown up this way, and hiVe not educated themselves to see other polnta of view, are therefore just as narrowminded and biased as the bigots they so vividly detest. Maqr people lo our oomnnmtty, not only taana, can be fofflpored to the bone p4ng down the road wearing bUnden. Ibft horw cannot aee when It has been, nof can It see to eMier aide or Uaeit, only where It la folng. The horse wfll keep tailing Into the same dUch unlees eomeoac steers it out. The Jewish people of Omaha will continue to make the same mistakes unless someone removes their blinders. Where the horse goes all depends on who la steering. If the elenMOt thaT is steering Is a pressure group, the Individual will make the same mistakes as the group. If tlie element steering is the Indlyidual himself, be wlU learn from his mistakes and not make them again. The Individual makes decisions for himself, and does not let someone else think for him. If one gels used lo others making his decisions, he will lose the capacity to decide for hlmaelf. When the majority of Jewish teens to Omaha are able to think for tliemselves, and make their own dedskMis, without the influence of pressure groups, they may then became able to really care about what happens to their Jewish community here in Omalia, and throughout the world.

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lliO€Mlil€»r DRIPIRIUOATION In the latest issue of "The Nation" magazine (there) appeared a most fascinating article on drip irrigation. It was first developed In Israel, where national survival depends on squeezing the last drop of usefulness out of water. The basic idea, evolved over the past IS years, Is to dribble wator at the rate of about a gallon per hour directly to the plant roots, rather than spray as much as 60 gallons per hour into the air or channel II Into furrow where perhaps half Is lost to evaporation At first, the Israelis were pleased at having found a way to stretch the available fresh water. Next their agronomists dlKovered that brackish water, previously thought lethal to plants, could be used In a drip system. Bumper crops of tomatoes are now being harvested on fields in the Negev that are watered from the sea. (A California agricultural agent became interested and) today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture lists <1 manufacturers of dripirrigation equipment (which Is based on Israeli patents)...

The most promlstog aspect of drip irrigation lies in its ability to accept brackish or even sea wator ... With the world hunger already a bitter reality and with the Increasing predictions ol devastating famine within the next decade, any device that promises to increase the food supply is most dramatic news. Harry 0. Mendelson Onuha

THANKSTOJOC BILU USY recently hosted a Conclave for ISO youngsters from the six-state Midwest region. Our Saturday evening program waa hl^ly successful, due in large measure to the co-operation received from Center Director Hy Tabachnlck and Cultural Arts Director Mark Zalkln. Hy made the arrangements for our use of the pool, gym and lounge through department heads Gary Javltch, Chuck Arnold and Larry Katz, respectively. Mark made It possible for us to view a truly magnificent dance concert by the master, Felix FIbich. To

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ByKetthJesephson OMAHA—As chairman of this year's Jewish Youth Philanthropies Campaign, I have tlie responsibility of reporting on the progress of the campaign. Thus far, only $2,S0O has been pledged. In my opinion, this Is a very poor showing. The 1974 campaign hit an all-time high of r,SOO to pledges. Are these all paid? No, only 13,000 has come in on those pledges, leaving a balance of $4,SO0 to be collected from 1974. If there la any consolation to be found to all this, it is that our teens are running true to form. In UTS, tbeir total was •bout n^: nad to itn, It was only around tl,700. Agabi, these figures represent amounts pledged, NOT piUd to on thoee Supposedly, the youth groups within our city should

OMAHA - A former Soviet Union underground writer, Boris Shragin, and his wife Natalia will be part of a special symposium, "The Politics of Education" cosponsored by the University of Nebraska-Omaha's department of philosophy and religion and the Omaha Committee (or Soviet Jewry. The symposium will be lieid at 8 p.m. Wednesday. May 14, in the Soctol Hall of the Jewish Community Center. It was made possible by a grant of 11,500 to the Soviet Jewry Committee from the Nebraaka Committee for the Humanities. The UNO department is sharing in the grant. Professor Shragin. holder of a doctorate In philosophy, participated in the dissident

OMAHA - Burgeoning antiSemitism In the United States and ttie world has sparked a "Panel on Anti-Semitism" set for Monday. AprU 28, 7:30 p.m. In the Jewish Community Center Social Hall.

movement in the USSR and and language at Boston wrote for samladat - the . College. underground press — from His wife. Natalia Sadomise.-) to 1974 His activities got skaya-Shragln. has a dochim discharged from several torate in ethnogoraphy. She Is positions and he was refused teaching the same courses as the right lo publish. her husband at Boston He arrived to the United College. States In July, 1974, and Is Also on the program will be teaching Russian literature Dr. William T. Pink, a native of London, England who is assistant professor and Tight Money chairman of ttie department of When mODry is tight, ll'j educational foundations at wise to spend il to do the mojt. UNO; and Dr. WUliam L. A contribution to the American Blizek. associate professor of Cancer Society it a way of doing the moit to fight ctiiicer. philosophy and chairman of the UNO philosophy and religion department Annual Appeal April Js Cancer Control Month when the American Cancer Society aslu for your mpport of vital rewarch. public and pnifnsionni ediicatimi programs alxMit cunctr and ACS .wrvice* to the cancer patient.

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be the most willing to give to charity. AU of these groups— AZA, BBG, SYO, TYG, USYhave as one of tlieir purposes community service. I want to stress the point that I do know these groups give money to causes other than Philanthropies, but the point of the matter is that members don't go outside their groups to give willingly and intelligently as Individuals. Today, In America, the rate of toflatton is about 12 per cent. In Israel, the Inflatton rate Is in excess of 60 per cent! This simply means that for every dollar an American spends for the necessities of life, the Israeli spends three dollars! Hopefully, In time, people will crawl out of their shells and come to realize that the Jews of Israel have REAL problems ... and that they need REAL money to cope with these problems.

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Oialrtog the panel will be Howard Welnsteto, regional director of the AntiDefamation League. Appearing with him on the panel will be Dr.Herberi Garflnkel, Provost of the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Dr. Ezra Kohn, associate professor of social work at the University of NebraskaLincoln. A question-andanswer period will follow the discussion. The "Panel on AntiSemitism" Is sponsored by thi^ Young Leadership Group o' the Jewish Federation but will be open to the Jewish community because of the general Interest in the topic.


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SERVICES: Friday: RlSp.m Guest speaker will be Rabbi Stanley A. Dreyfus of Union Temple, Brooklyn, N.Y., whose topic wilt be "Our New Prayer Book-The Gates of Prayer"-Why and How it Differs (roDi tbe Union Prayer Book." Rabbi Dreyfus will have been at the Temple during the day lecturing at the 36(h Annual Institute on Judaism for the Christian Clergy which is now endowed by the family and friends of the late Charles Rotenstock In his memory Musical portions of the lervlce will be provided by the Temple Choir under the direction of Miss Ida G itiln. There will be a Sabbath Coffee Hour Saturday: lla.m OOFFEEVmU RABBI Coffee with Rabbi Brooks will be held Wednesday nMming, April 16, lOa.m. BTfOTMITZVAH Jamea Glafcr, son of Mr. and Mn. Rlduutl CUiMr, wUI become Bar Mitzvah at 11 a.m Saturday, Aprti 19. David Jaoote Pecbler, son o( Mr. and Mrs. Chaito D. PHbiar, Jr. will become Bar Mitzvah at it am . Sattirday, April 26. COUPLE'S CLUB The Temple"s Israel Couple's Club is planning a chicken dinner, April 26, 7:30 p.m. In the Temple Social Hall. The cost Is $6 per couple Make reservations by April 24 with Sharon Welntraub (333-34831 Or Michelle Dkngoff 1334-12111.

SiaiVICES: Prldiay: Sabbath Eve Services in the Sanctuary al 8:13 p.m. Rabbi Myer S. Kripke will deliver the sermon. Cantor Chaim Najman and the Beth E:1 Choir will conduct the musical service. Saturday: Morning Service 10 a.m. MIncha-Maariv 7:45p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. Weekdays: Services at 7 a.m. and 7p.m. BAT MITZVAH Barbara Abramioo, daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. Alvln Abramaoo, will become Bal Mitzvah on F'riday, April 18 and Saturday. April 19. BAR MITZVAH Richard Stan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Amoid Stem, will become Bar Mitzvah on Friday, April 2S and Saturday. April 26.

SERVICES: rrldiy: Traditional Evening Services (Kabbalat Shabbati 7 p.m. This will be the lime ol the Kabbalat Shabbat service throughout the summer months. L^le Friday evening family lervlce at S: IS p.m. conducted by Rabbi Isaac Nadoff. Cantor Leo Fellman and the BeUi Israel Choir. Saturday: Morning Service: 8:45 a.m. conducted by Rabbi NadofI and Cantor Fettman. The Talmud class will be conducted by Rabbi Nadoff at 7:30 p.m. followed al 8 p.m. Mtncha, Sholas Sudos and Maariv. Sunday: Minyan 9 a.m. followed by breakfast and Rabbi's class In Mishna. Dally: Services at 7 a.m. and8 p.m. B"not Torah Study Group «irlll The Beth Israel Sisterhood not Torah Study Group will meet Tuesday, April 22,12:30 p.m., in the Synagogue Social Hall. Rabbi Nadoff will discuss the Pulms,

Lincoln B'nai Jeshumn SERVICES: Prkiay:8p.m Service conducted by Rabbi Kaiser.

Council Bkiffa B'nailarad SERVICES: Saturday: 9 a.m. Sunday: 9a.m. Both services will be conducted by Mr Sam Sacks.

Omaha Dr. SharHoma SERVICES: Saturday: 9 a.m. Men of the community are invited to the Home to make a minyan.

Omaha B'nal Jacob Adas Yaahiiron SERVICXS: Saturday: Morning service: 8:4$ a.m. Services conducted by Rabbi Abraham Eisensteln. t

Sabbath Candle Lighting rrMay, A^l 1». JiWpjm. Benediction for Kindling Sabbath Lights: Barukh Atah Adonay Eloheinu Melekh Hoolom, Asher Kideshanu Bemitzvotov Vetzivonu lehodtik NerShelShobbot. (Blessed art Thou, 0 lord, Ot^r God, King of the Universe, Who. sanctifies us by His Commandtnents and hos comnunded us to kindle the Sobboth lights.)

Lincoln SERVICES: Friday: 8 p.m Saturday: 9 a.m. Jr Congregatktn 10 a.m. Sunday: TIIUIInaub,9a.m.

Center to Show 'Fifth Horseman' OMAHA - Tbe highly acdalmed movie "Tbe Fifth Honenan li Fear" will be shown at the Jewish Community Center theatre on Sunday, April 20 at 2 p.m. The movie was originally scheduled for that evening but was changed because of a time conflict with the Center's meeting. Renata Adier In her review for the New Yofk Timas lald that the film "so beautifully and Ihoughtfully made — well written and acted, shot with periect economy and care . .. it about courage and honor." Tbe film, which takes place In Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, deals with man's responsibility to his fellow man.

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DaaMoinae BathEIJacob SERVICES: Prtday: 8p.m. RiiaSdiwarts, daughter of Dr. aiMi Mn. Julhis Sctawaiti, will becooM Bat Mitzvah. Saturday: Morning service 9 a.m. teaming service 11 a.m. RabbrsClassSp.m. Mincha. Sholas Sudos 7:30 p.m.

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DesMobias Temple B'mriJaahurun SERVICES: Friday: Evening Service 8 p. m. Sabbath Service honorirtg SIstertiood. Guest speaker will be Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin of St. bouis, Mo. An Oneg Shabbat will follow services.

DeeMoinae ChHdran off larael SERVICES: Regular minyan services Monday and Thursday 6:45 a.m'. Saturday: Morning Sabbath service. 9 a.m. at Iowa Jewish Home. Sunday: fta.m. . Special Yahnell service, everyone Is welome. Mrs. Biber, secretary, 2778601.

DeeMokiae TIfaieui liraal SERVICES: Filday: 8 p.m. with Rabbi Barry D Cytron and Cantor Pinchas Spiro. Students in our Religious school will conduct portions of the Tefilloi A Oneg Shabbat will follow the service. Saturday: Shabbat School: 9:15a.m. Morning Services: 9:30a.m. Mincha-Maariv 7 p.in. During Services we shall celebrate Eric Wallman't becoming a Bar Mitzvah. Sunday: 8:30a.m. Dally: 7a.m.

El Al in Chicago Names Manager TEL AVrv - El Al Israel Airlines has announced the appointment of Zvl Pomagrin to the position of Chicago District Manager. Pomagrin replace* Michael Englard, who Is returning to Israel to assume the jposi af Manager. droundTransportollatv

BySamZwelback A fine crowd of 95 turned out to hear Rabbi Sidney H. Brooks ol Temple Israel speak at our April 8 meeting. Rabbi Brooks' talk centered on a TIOM magazine article entitled "Israel and The American Jew". He pointed out that even a reputable magazine sudi as Time can print statements which are not true. His presentation was Interesting. A fine luncheon of beef brisket with all the trlmmlngi was served by Mollle Delman and her helpers Carol Treller, Rosalie Greenspan, Llla Jacoby, Rose Kauffman. Bernlce Kalman, Helen Newman, Dorothy Rubenstein, Fay Sekar and Gussle Zwieback. Chef Allan Turchin and Mollle outdid themidves this time. Sam Sacks of Council Bluffs led the group In the Hamoize before lunch and after lunch Rabbi Abraham Eisensteln of B'nai Jacob Synagogue led tbe Bendten.

Marvin Treller introduced three new memtters, Morrle Epstein. Dave Krantz and Joe Upton. Joe Freeman, Nate Nogg. I. J. Kraft, Talman Tully and Joe Rlc« were welcomed back after tbe wlnler"s absence. Also welcomed back were Al Goldstein and Morris Abrams who had been 111. Sol Ash brought his brother Lou who Is visiting from WInnepeg, Canada. Mazel Tov to Abe Fisher who recently celebrated bis 92nd birthday and on the recent marriage of his granddaughter Ronnie Mae Fisher of Phoenix, Ariz. The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 22 at which time Harlan J. Noddle, president of the Jewish Federation of Omaha, will be oiu" guest speaker. Chess will be added to the list of afternoon activities. Make your reservations early by calling Use or Barnltaat334420O.

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JEWI8HWAR VETERANS Ttie Epstein-Morgan FosI 260, Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. entertained patients of the Grand Island, Neb. Veterans AdmlnlstratkNi ^ospltal on April 13 The beoaflt variety show. M.C.'tL by Program Chairman I( Lewis, Included magician Charley Cross. Freddie Uw Clown and the national award winning vocal combo Maclas Brothers. The patients at the Omaha Veterans Hospital were entertained on April 16 with a variety show featuring the Wooden Music of Churchill and Emshwiller and M.C.'d by Joe Lite of KOOO radio PIONEER WOMEN Mn. Robert iBeal Pappenhelmer, who has Just returned from a six week visit to Israel, will speak on "Tlie Impact of Current Events On the Man In the Street"" at the Pioneer Women meeting, Tuesday, April 22, 8 p.m. The meeting will be at 2281 Ridgewood, home of Mrs. Sam (Magda) Fried. Refreshments

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Beth Israel Has Elections; Wintroub Now President OMAHA - Leon Wintroub. who had served u vice president last year, was elected president of Beth Israel Synagogue at the annual election meeting Sunday, AprlllS. In the Social Hail. Also advancing through elections were William Cohen, (rom treasurer to vice president and Dr. Paul Shyken, from financial secretary to treaaurer. Mrs. Sam Berman was elected recording secretary and Mort Glass (loancial secretary. Elected to the board of directors were Irving Epstein, Or. Arthur Pishkin, Manny Goldberg, Martin Hochater, Dr. Irving Siiap)^, Manny Simon, David Wine, Aran SEeiderman and Norman VeblU. Rabbi David Levine, who Is

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JCC Sponsors Bicycle Workshop OMAHA-The Jewish Community Center Children's Department, in cooperatkm with the Douglas County Sheriff's Department, will conduct a bicycle safety workshop on Sunday, April 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. Participants will view a movie on bike safety. Both a written and riding test will be given. Children who ride twowheelers are eligible to attend. Registration must be made in advance by phone or in person. Four adult volunteers are needed to help with this event. Volunteers will assist with the bicycle inspection and testing. A basic knowledge of bicycle mechanics Is desirable. The volunteers will assist with the bicycle Inspection and testing. The volunteer orientation will be held on the 27th at 1:30p.m. in the Social Hall. Interested persons should call Robyn at 334-8300, Ext. 29.

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Death HARRY MANDELL Funeral services were held In Brooklyn, N. Y. on Tuesday, April 15, for former Omalian Harry Mandell, 72. Survivors: wife. Ceil; daughters. Rowena MandeU, Myma Mandell; brother, Phil Mandell, Brooklyn; Nathan Mandell, Omaha; sister. Rose Mandell, Omaha MRS. SALLY GREENBERG Mrs. Sally Greenberg, 71, widow of Dr. Maynard Greenberg, died Monday, April 14. Services were held Wednesday afternoon at Temple Israel, with Interment In Golden Hills Cemetery. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Ellen Wolff. Deerfleld, III.; son, Avnim, Omaha; brother, Mickey Krupinsky. Omaha; sister, Mrs. Jean Rozett, Long Island. NY.; six grandchildren.

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OMAHA - Rabbi A. Stanley Dreyfua of Union Temple, Brooklyn. New York, Is the featured speaker April 18 at Temple Israel's 36th Annual Charles Rosenstock Memorial Institute on Judaism for Christian Qergy. Approximately 300 Protestant and Catholic clergymen from Omaha and surrounding towns are expected to attend the day-long session, a spokesman for the Temple said. Rabbi Dreyfus will speak on "Jewish and Christian Liturgies: How Each Influenced the Other" and "Theological Problems of Worship: Difficulties with Prayer Today." Rabbi Dreyfus Is chairman of the Liturgy Committee for the Central Conference of

WILLIAM W. WINTROUB Funeral services were held Friday, April 11, at the Jewish Funeral Home, for WUIIam W Wintroub. 76. Interment was at Mt Sinai Cemetery. Survivors: wife, Anita; son. Leon; daughters. Mrs. Gerald (Lois) Bemstien. Omaha. Mrs. Leonard (Estelle) Harris. Woodland Hills. Calif.; brothers, Isadore and Sam. El Paso, Tex., sister. Mrs. Max Fox. Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren.

FANNY GR0DIN8KY Graveside services were held Sunday, April 13 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery for Fanny Grodlnsky. Survivors: brothers, David. Chicago, III., WUIiam, Omaha

SdMlaraliip AvaiMile DES MOINES - The Robert and Anna Lappen Scholarship committee has announced that a SSOO scholarship will be awarded for the academic year I97S-76 on the basis of academic achievement, participation In community affairs, both Jewish and nonJewish, and financial need. The scholarship will be awarded In July to a student at a college In Iowa. Application may be made by letter to Charles E. Kramer, 920 Savings and Loan Building, Des Moines, 50308. Deadline U July 1,1975.

Women's Diyishn Cabinet DBS MOINES - June Danlela, Mt, and Evelyn Miotter, right, oxiialniMn of tte WOOMB'S DWialaa of UM 1*7S D« MotaM AUInOne Campaign, are AOWD WKII Mra. Roaalldd RaMnowtts, Campaign feaaral chairman, tht oo-dwlrmen named tbetr Camiwi^ CaMnet, which appears on Page 8 of this week's

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American Rabbis which encompasses more than 7S0 Reform Jewish congregations. The Conference will publish shortly a new prayer book. "Gates of Prayer" which reflects greatly the work of Rabbi Dreyfus. New in formal and content, the prayer book Includes traditional as well as Innovative prayers and offers a range of Sabbath services accommodating various theological points of view. Rabbi Dreyfus holds degrees from the Universlty"lf Cincinnati and Hebrew Union College and Is currently cochairman of the CatholicJewish Religious Committee in Brooklyn, president of the New York Association of Reform Rabbis and visiting professor on Liturgy and Rabblnics at the HUC. New York. Rabbi Sidney Brooks will preside at the seminar. The purpose of Ihg Institute Is an increased knowledge and understanding of Judaism among Christian clergy. For 30 years it was a project of the Congregation of Temple Israel. It is now endowed by the family and friends of Charles Rosenstock In his memory. Special guests Include The Rev. Theodore RIchlIng; The Most Rev. Daniel Sheehan. D. D.; Dr. Ernest E. Smith and The Rev. Charles F. Thomas of the Omaha.

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des iiioiiios iie^i^AJ scetioi 00 You Know? OES MOINES - ThU it seccMMl In a series of quizzee designed to lest your Federation I.Q. Included in this article are the answers to last week's questions. The correct responses to (he following series of questions will be printed in the next issue of the Press. The editors would be Interested In knowing your reaetkm to this prwwitation to —lit In future planning. Please dtrect your comments to iHie Des Moines Federation office. 1. Uitad bdow are tour ol the lhi« redtratlai nwriii; wkldi ooclsniMlac? a Jewish Communllv Centrr: b Bureau of Jewish Education, c Iowa Jewifb Home: d. Community RtlaM—O—mtmon.t JswMi rvnuy Mfnoes ooHi Ihc Mlgmrint icrrtcM (drdt Itat

a. Family Coumdiiig: b Family Ufc Educatkn: c. RefufK lervlcfs. d. Adoption lervtcci: e. Services lor the agtd: ( Free Loan Fund.

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Beckerman, Brody, Sandler Given Sports Night Honors DES MOINES - The Annual Bnal B'rith Hall of Fame Sports Night was held April 9 at Tifereth Israel Synagogue. The Sports Night honored three long time athletes and inducted them into the coveted B'nai B'ritli Sports Hall of Fkme. BEN BECKERMAN Ben Beckerman is known throughout the stale of Iowa as a friend of sports and a well-known athletic figure in Iowa. Ben started his athletic career by achieving all-city honors in basketball at North High and was also named twice to the AZA All-American Basketball Team. Two successive years he L played on the Des Moines AZA team that won the Natkmat • •< Toumanient. Ben was the Slate Single Tennis Champkm many times and teamM up ' with his brother Lou. and with Frank Brody, to win the State DoublesTltle II tiroes Ben ofliciated basketball and football on both the high school and college levels, including (he Big Eight. He was an official In the Orange r Bowl

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Ben is still In the sporting goods business after 40 years FRANK BRODY Frank Brody. formerly a sportswriter for the Des Moines Register and Tribune and presently head of a manufacturing plaqt in Davenport, Iowa, was a very colorful figure on the local sports scene Frank played basketball for Roosevelt High and Drake University. He aiao was a pioneer In the girls' independent basketball program in Des Moines, coacliing and devekjping a good girls'team. In the field of tennis. Frank won the Missouri Valley championship and was the holder of the Iowa Stale and doubles chamI several years BOB SANDLER Bob Sandler Is a sports miracle - despite losing his right arm at a young age. Bob becanw the City Champkm in tennis three times and captained Ihe University of Iowa tennis leam Ms senktr year. Bob. a graduate of tlie University of Iowa Law .School. Is president of Sandler Built Homes. Bob's greatest achievement probably is in golf - he has been natbxuU champkm for handicapped players and twice Intematkmal champion Many Approaciies Si-ieiitistf feefcing an answer to cancer are involved in many diflfereni kindi (if itudie*-ri>r example, virolngy (the itudy iif vlnitM at a piMsiblr cau»e of vincer), eel) biology and immmwlugy (the itiidy of the Iwdy'i nuhiral (lefeme «yiilmi). It's important to keep each kiiid <i( reward) sokig al top speed, say the American Cancer Society vohmteen aa thev conduct Ihe April 1975 AC& nluia tlonal and fiind-rai«in|{ C.txt, ude iptiiinwkle.

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ApriaatBortaTs K«ynot« apaakw: Danny Stgal'Tnctakah aid WorMJawry" CongraMKun Ed Mmdntky Exsctitiv* DIractor off th« JWF Dr.QaraldFimwn If you heve ijnetloMi oontwt Beoky KraenMT Of nMU - tho Youth Cwiprign Co CnHvpofOOffW.

The Hebrew High School EdUor't Note: nm M the ihctb lo a lerlea of arUdM by patron of the Des MotaMi commiaiity'i JewWi agnBy Bctb Levitt DES MOINES-As a student of the Bureau School for the past eight years (I am currently In the Hebrew High School). I have devekiped some impressions of the program. For me it has become a great opportunity to reinforce my knowlege of Judaism and to leam the serious, fun, bright and dark sides of being a Jew. It has also given me a chance to meet and associate with Jewish people whom 1 might not otherwise know. To bt iMe to lit In a dMirooni md flpesk opcMly ^ n^ OM^to mA belMi of God, CUfTtnt OVtBUf JCWIfll HMory and braai and to riudre UMM fedbigi with olfaera has bBlped BM la ipMt I feel H has given me a better understanding of my

place In today's world as a member of the Des Moines, American and world Jewish communities. I recently completed studies of Marranos (or Spanish) Jews. Learning of these people and their sacrifices made me more appreciat(ve of so much I prevkMsly had taken for granted. I am presently taking part in an Israeli dance class which shows me the fun and beauty of Jewish music and dance. The Hebrew classes are well taught and I have enjoyed learning the language. They proved to be a great help for my Bat Mitzvah and It was a good feeling being able to pick up some of the Hebrew 1 heard' spoken during my recent tr^) to Israel. Uf attendii« the Hebrew Rl^ was my o«B dtdatoa. I made this cbotot because I ieel I an greaUy BMthraM by wM Ite Binaa baa to oOir. I hoiw allar rawflag tUs you wUI aee what a vital part tbs I plays la my Uie.

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Shirley Berg and Zona PUfean. UmCHEON Bobbl Nacomer HAGSHIMOT-riiUUar* Jeanne L«vilt, leam leader: Rulh Schwartz. Melva Bucfcibaum. Bemlce Cuft. Judy Rubin, Dorothy Pomeranti. Rosalee Pomeranti. Rulh Engman BONOT-Bslldes Sue Enginan.' Shirley PlOgum, leam leaders: Shari Engman, Eikle Engman. Uwlie WelM. Zona Pldgeon. Noml Golleb, Narhama Pniaak. ALOT-<Mi«Up EIlM Gallnaky. MIy Rovner. leam leaden: Rhoda Kreamer. Sylvia Spltka. Rulh Kamlnsky. Dorta FMd. exhtrr Hocfcenben. Estyre Hockenberg, Leulse Dulldi aOLMLOTShella Epslcki, Shanm Karen and Joan Upaey, team Iwdiri: BartMra Beer, Maiy CatMii. Kay Lievill. SMrtty Marcovia. Elana SdMekter, Bartiars Winkk. DorU Cbnaea. Rase Epstein. Reva Halawiff. Naacy MIkt. Sarah GoM. Mar*) BkaunHlial. Vicki CtraM, M» Mart. Lisa lUMman. Dorothy Kom. Rase retnlcck. Hal }<tvi'gaard. Andrea Bimiii

'nSLRHON Lenore Brody. Helen BarmM and Roae Koufer. learn leaden: Loulae Beckerman, Betty Swam, Ann Badower. Lllyan Canon. Tiliby Rlssien. Sophtc aayman. Ruth Kaminrty. Sue Mark. Belle Sandier. Sylvia Shapiro. Sara Oiapman. Eikle Engman. Judy Flapan. Sorlla Greene. Vlckl Glvant. SImmie Kaye. Betty Krantt, Ruth Schwarti. Robbl Winick. ToU SeldenMd. Eatyre Hockenl>erg. Jan DavidMn. RosHa Rablnovits. METROPtHJTAN Dorothy Bucksbaum, team leader: Marion Cowle.

Yotm Annette Isaacatn and Rita Ban. YOVm RKPRBBNTATIVE Doug Elmeti and Becky Kreamer. OOtXCOB David Shneyer and France* Culler (VALUATION Janice Zuckert TEUCPHONELuaON Rhonda Pochler. U\ Dvbtmky. Shirley Marcovli and Shirley Wltlentleln NOTEBOOK Roslta RaUnovlU. ADVIIOM Shiriey Berg. PbylUs Cytron. Erlka GoMburg. Judy Rubin. Jeanelie Bear, Dorothy llockciibrrg. Annetir Isaacao^ . l/olit'oppli' I • •-• • %^ -.

MarshalKown Trip Is Called 'Stimulating' ByRoseHottman MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa Those who attended the Women's Campaign worker's training meeting here on April 7 described the program as a "successful educational experience." Mrs. Evelyn Mintier, cochairperson of the Women's Division of the campaign, tound the sesskn stimulating and enjoyable and noted that Uie participants were both cooperative and enthusiastic. Co-Chairperson Mrs. June Daniels commented that as often as she has attended worker training sesskns, she is always learning something new al every meeting. "The women's campaign Is Important," Mrs. Daniels feels, because women can "set examples of concern through their committments." The women's campaign allows women to "do their own thing" and the "beauty of working In a campaign," she continues, "is that each year one is Involved with uniquely vital problems, with crucial oonslderattons that every Jew cares deeply about." "Many people think the caopiip comes arauod ooce a year," Mrs. DaoWs sakt "but. In iMt, 8avli« lor the rampslff sboaU be a year round dedicated venture within the home." Mrs. Toni Urban and Mrs. Beth Waldinger planned the worker's training meeting. The morning sesskm Included

mini-lectures delivered by Mrs Dorothy Hockenberg. Mrs. Judy Rubin, Mrs. Dorothy Bucksbaum, and Dr. Gerald Ferman. The subjects of the talks dealt with Jewish Des Moines, anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, Russian Jewry and "Israel's Expense Account." Mrs. Uitan sakl that the meeting was planned to be. "both educational as well is economical." The workers traveled to Marshalltown In a National Guard bus and furnished their own luncksi. The afternoon session assessed the Importance of the campaign, discussed solicitatkm procedures and offered experimental roleplaying, whk:h enabled the workers to simulate real-life situatkms. Mrs. Judy Flapan, a worker on the Telethon Division, was pleased that the training was conducted in Marshalltown. "We were able to give the training session (which lasted from 10:30 to 3: IS excluding traveling time) our full attention without having to worry about the Interruptions we would have had if the meeting was hefcl In town," Mrs. Flapan said. Arriving home, the campaign workers were exhilarated and exhausted but, with a good night's rest, strong, able, and ready to face the campaign challenge ahead.

{OesMoineS Calenttar] FtMay, April U Bat Mitzvah - Rlsa Swartz - Beth EI Jacob Synagogue, •pju. - Servke honoring Temple Sisterhood Saturday, April IS Bar MiUvab - Eric Waltman - llferetfa Israel Synagogue SuMbiy, April* 1:30p.ro. - Hadassah Bridge and Professhmal Meeting Evening - ORT Day Program Monday, April a 12:4S p.m. - ORT Board Meeting S p.m. - HenrietU Szold Hadassab Bridge Tuesday, April a 13:45—Temple Sisterhood Luncheon Itanday, April M 12: SO p.m. - Beth El Jacob Sisterhood with Temple 7:30 Q.m. - Board of Governors Meeting of JWFal Tifereth Israel Synagague

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DES MOINES-During the week I spent In Des Moines one that will remain unique in my memory — I renewed old I and I hope forged I feel that I have been a part of your oommunity In a very special way. Not only as a

guest In beautiful homes, the recipient of warm hospitality by gracious hosts - but also a part of the very fiber that malces life so interesting In everyday ways. I went with Bobbie Lelser^s stie drove car pools and marketing. I visited your beautiful art center and stood admiring the masterpieces your community has. I spoke at Drake and in the high school and It was there that I got great satisfaction

Des Moines Happenings ttodamti Burth—t md fhrof tttionil Tht Buslnea and Pralcislonal Hsdaaab will mcd Sunday, April», al 1:3t p. m. at the Patty Hoom. MOO Grand. Chevi StcrnllcM will ift»k on curraot oonditloot in Iiraei. Mrs. Susie Viutwliy wlU wrve Uw rrtretiuncnU In honor o( the marrUge of ber nephew. Dr. Julian Pentenfoid, to Sharon Rukas.

Csmp Shakrni ii looking tor s d(ii|n lor Us camp (Mrt and handbag for Ihe (ummer o( int. The deilfn nuift Include in emblem-"J .C.C." or "Jewliii Community Center Det Mdnef." The emblem can be placed bi the middle o( Ihc iMn or on Uw itde-fronl If you are between Uw t§n o( 5 and 14. Mnd your propoul no later Uun May U to Avrahtm Slemlicht. Jewlih Community Center. IM Cummins Parkway. The camp commlllee will rhooic the emblem to be UMd on the camp •hirt and will make tm-e swirdi, one U) Uw winner and the first runnicup.

The JewMi Wellare Federation Board of Governors' lenatlve agenda lor tiw upomlog 7:30 p.m. meeting April 24 al TKereth Israel Synagogue's ClublMiNe wlUiocludr a O'vir Torah preaentitlo^ by Rabbi Jay OeUborg, a canpalgB report by Mrs Roeehnd Rablnowlli. s JewMh Ufa CCMer prafress report, an inleractkmal agency inalyil* with ^possible bnplleatlona kir Ihe' Ule Center' plan and Uw consMeralkm o< S Pederalhm By-Law Amendment which would give all put JWF presldeiilia membenhip with full voting privlledget Plan lo attend!

BudQM HMrings SdMdul* The Budget Hearings arc an Kkeduled to begin It 7:30 p.m. at Temple B'nai Jeiburun The Jewlib community li Invlled lo attend. May 5-JeHUh Identldcalkn. JewUb Welfare Federation. Communily KelailoM CoUigs Budget May g-Buraaa «( Jewish Educalkm. Jewish Community Cenler. Adult Education. May •-Iowa Jewish Home. Jewlab Family Serrkes. May a—Persannri May 4-Plnal budget dedsloni

from seeing the young people putting on "Anne Frank" with sensitivity, understanding, and love, for a time so deeply etched In my own tnemory, it was a balm to old wounds. I met your citizens from all walks of Ufe and found them uniformly warm and responsive. Uw nMoieey o( d» landtty a( the Friday ni^ in your home and with your family win always be wtth me, foilowwl by the beautiful acrvtoe tai your Temple wiMW to my )oy I found peofile of aU tatttis united and OOBcvnad, aa indeed was tlie gathering in RabU Ooldburg*! 1 could go on and on, extolling your virtues, but summing It all up I have to say: I am leaving with a feeling of hope for the future in my heart, confident that you are sensitive and alert to the needs of others and care deeply to preserve your values and your way of life. I am grateful for the prIvUege of having been a part of you for a week. You will always be a part of me now. Please extend my thanks to all who were so very kind to me. Yours, Owda

Jack Jay and Blanche Kalman attended the 14(h annual area Home Safety Conference held at the Northern Natural Gas Co. in Omaha, and sponsored by the Omaha Safety CouncU, Inc. F. Ralph Nogg, former Omahan, recently was featured In a Denver, Colo., Intennountaln Jewlsii News Itoty which stated he has become chairman and chief executive officer of Genesis Design Inc., "one of the nation's smaller, but best known consuUUig firms in the design, marketing and communications area." For Nogg, a brother of Ernie

Omaha Organizations M0N8KY WOMEN The folkwing officers were re-elected and installed for the coming year in Uie Henry Monsky Chapter, B'nai B'rilh Women: Mrs. ^roour Schneider, president; Mrs. Max Krtzelman, vice president, fund-raising; Mrs. Jack Noodell. vice president, program; Mrs. Sam Kalman, treasurer: Miss Marian B. Strauas, recording secretary; Mrs. Morris Ricks, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Milton Nearenberg, financial secretary.

and N^te Nogg of Omaha and a former owner of I-Go Van and Storage Co. here, the current position marked Uie end of a three-month "retirement". A reception honoring Edith (Mrs. Leon) Graetz on her 80th birthday will be held at Beth El Synagogue Social Hall on Sunday, AprU 27, from 2-4. Hosts are her chUdren, Janet and Sam Berek, Marjorie and Marlon Graetz, Esther and Saul Graetz and Isabel Theodore. No Invitatkms have been Issued and aU relatives and friends are Invited to attend. Several out-of-town guests, Including Mrs. Samuel Theodore of Los Angeles, Mrs. Graetz's daughter, are expected to attend. Miriam Shrier plays the part of Ida Rhinegold in Uie production of "Dirty Work at the Crossroads" at the Talk of The Town Dinner Theater.

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ByLMJaneParww If you think you are busy, you should Just partake of all of the activities with LOVE and the residents of the Dr. SherHome On Wednesday, April 9, Lorraine Reiss and Doris Koom helped Janet Fischer and the residenU with ' Shrink Art" . .. which is great fun; everyone had a good time. On April 10, Rabbi Isaac Nadoff visited ... a real treat for everyone. Cantor Chalm Najman's visit this week was great, too. The big event last week, though, was the return of LOVE volunteers Ann and Iz Levinson. They've been al>sent due to illness for several months, and they were greeted by about 23 residents for the bingo game. Bingo Is a fun game for many, but having the Levinsons twck was the real treat. Did you know that we have two young boys who come to the Home twice a week as volunteers? Tom Rensch and Joe Picoio, seniors at Creighton Prep, are taking a special course at School . . "Awamess workshop" and as pari of the course, are required to do volunteer work. These two selected the Dr. Sher Home, and how they have endeared themselves to the residents, particularly the men! Last rriday tbejr mat with Janet and 10 iwldaiU to the

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Weatroadi In tbt LOVB Bus to tee tlw Dancing Watan and do a tittle dMpptng. Everyone had an ioc cream treat! Ai they returned to the Hone, all wtn beaming and bunlngl A good time was had. Last Sunday 12 giris from Ner Tamid and two Beau candidates came to the Home for a program and some friendly visiting. Kim Schupack played the guitar while the rest sang. Those pariicipating were Edye Rice, Wendy Dann, Ellen Freeman, Maria Goldberg. Susie Cain. Barb Smith, Susie Zorlnsky, Debbie Diamond, Pam Cooper, Andy Cohen and Nancy Nachman, with Jeff Shkolnick and Bruce Frank. After the program, the group served tea, coffee and cookies to the residents and visited with everyone. When I left them, they were In the Infirmary talking with the residents there. What a delightful afternoon, and many thanks to alt who participated. Tuesday was the Israel Independence Day Party with Mark Zaikin doing the entertaining. The pinala the residents made was filled with favors and prizes .. . and everyone had fun trying to break it. Wednesday a busload went to the luncheon and fashion show at the JCC, pariicularly to see Janet Fischer model. Thursday was the Shrine Circus and Thursday night Irv Simon and Rockettes were at the Home. So ... you see, if you think you're busy. Just follow LOVE, the residOlU and the LOVEBus...

Oveminers Hold Game Night Party OMAHA - "Games People Play" is the theme of the Oveminers (single adults over 29) pariy Saturday, April 19. 8:30p.m. at the Omaha Jewish Community Center. Backgammon, monopoly, cards or whatever games interest the group will be featured. The pariy is BYOB: a $2 per person charge will include let-upa and wacks. For retervatkms call Rose Kaufman In Omaha. 556-7335 or Amie Cohen in Des Moines. 515-2SS-8973 or the Jewish Community Center In Omaha, 33M2II0. A Signal? Peniitent hoanenesf or diCBculty in twalk>wing could be a Warning Signal oTcancer. See your phyiicMn beouse only he can tell for sure, the Americao Cancer Society reminds ui.

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Theatre, Sunday April 20, 2 p.m. at a reduced price of $2, A lafge turnout was on hand please make arrangements to help Abe Kaplan celebrate with Min Cutler We will meet his Slst birthday at the April at the tlteatre at 1:40 p. m. Moille also announced plans 14 meeting of the Older Adult Group. Members of his family for group trips to Grand Island in May, Sioux City In June. provided the refreshments. Mary Rosenbloom, Ann Lincoln in July and Kansas Epstein. Aaron Epstein. CitySept.29toOct. 1. Harry Weiner, Sarah SalU- p.m. at a reduced price of t2 man and Mr. and Mrs. Sol for Senior Citizens only, Lagman were welcomed as please make arrangements with Min Cutler. We will meet new members. The speaker at the next at tlie theater at 1:40p.m. Reduced price tickets are (April 21) meeting will be also available for the Omaha Bruce L Morrison of the US Opera production of "La National Bank. Mollie Delman announced Pericole" by Jacques Ofplans for the monthly lun- fenbach, April 24 and 26. Call cheon to be held Sunday April Mollie for information. 27, I p.m. at the Jewish BIrtMay grMttap to Ate Ka|ilra Community Center. Entertainment will be provided a Imm Sun (.Mhlmky. IMco ud Harold SMfll, nMMI SVflrtl. AlIM CflTCn, group of children, led by Mrs. Ftiny HamrHi and MiMr, Fay Mar, VI Kaplan, who will perform Alw an) EdHli KraMi. Mm md riMi novelty songs and dances. The Krliclmwi. Mollyi Fnuklln. Jmolo group includes: Candy MMrr. Rdllh Lortlt. Som and ROM Put* KMttr Coopor and Ceflnido Kaplan, Tammy Steinbach, WtMmt Jaymie Rizzuto, Rachel G«4 wHJ trtilm 10 Louto Lantn- from Rizzuto, Scott Shales, Don- B«mic« Kiiman. Pay Sctar. RacM nelle Roy, Jerry Hytrek, Swirtz and Iht group CM «rll kliriin to Mollyr Sleflrr Iron Wanda Belle, Debbie Godek, SopMrKaha Heidi Breslow and Janet In honor d Uie 3Mh weeding anHolling Make reservations by njvtnury of Monrto and IMIyr PranUla April 24 with Min Cutler. 455- fromMn Sarah Shrafo For llie racovrry o( Mn Sarah Ljugrr 7143 or Rose Raznick. 393and Hear PoakJ (roB Fay Sttar. 7972; cost is $2. ConcMtiMlMa la Irigadltr Hthtt I f you wish to attend the film Riillcdir tir ttt laatar CNIita al Ik* •Funny Lady" at the Fox Mama award rron tallt Uur. By Helen Newman

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The year of bnovtUon, experimeolatlon. ind program building U nMving unooUdy along. Teenagers are becoming Involved In the Jewish Community Center In larger numbers and in new ways. Participation In community affairs Is Increasing too Teens are beginning to speak out on Issues that concern them not only as teenagers but as members of the Jewish community as a

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BB0C8 Last Sunday, 25 tcenagem and parents gathered at the Center to hear Phillip Haber, director of the Twjn Cities B'nai B'rith Career and Counseling Service, discuss "all you wanted to know about ooMcfes and careers, and were not afraid to ask". The appiauM ending the morning lenkm showed that participants appreciated this service from the Center and BBYO. During the afternoon, six studenti used Haber's tcMing andcoiaiiellngaerylcet.WhMi, he returns this weekend, ' Haber wUI give the tested students and their parents an Intensive two-hour counseling session. Our thanks to the memben of the community who supported this project.

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OMAHAHBO The recent Movie Night at the "J" held as a fundraiser for the 1975 BBG Beau Dance saw over 60 people aupport this effort. Dance Chairmen Marlene Belmont, Sharon Comlsar and Ronna Ratner reported that $55 was raised. The next event for Beau Dance will be a Basketball Marathon at the "J" this Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. All teens are Invited. For more information, contact the chairmen or the Center Youth Department staff.

ISRAEL PROGRAMS There are still plenty of openings for Israel tours planned through BBYO and AZYF. Please contact the Youth Office for applications and Infomtatlon.

TEEN CARAVAN The majestic Rockies, some of the most rugged, beautiful desert country in America's SoDthwest and other places of excitement await Sth and 9th graders who enroll In Camp Esther K. Newman's "Teen Caravan". Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to explore the past and present of America's history as you've never done before! For more information, contact Botr Litvak, camp director, at 334-«200. Ext. 33.

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annual Grocery Raffle on behalf of Its scholarship fund ended Sunday, March 23, with the big drawing. Gift certificates to Baker's Supermarkets went to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kutler, tl50; Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Wasserman, $100; and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Singer, $50. Prizes are redeemable in groceries for these amounts Raffle Co^liairmen Cherll Zaikin and Gary Chasen said the scholarship effort brought in pver $200. However, they were saying It diminished the amount of scholarship anistance available for LEC and District. Thanks goes to AZA No 100. and its Steve Rothenberg. Both were responsible for the highest individual and chapter sales. Steve will attend LEC free In recognltkm of his outstanding efforts In this project.

AZANO.IOO Bob Spltzer of AZA No. 100 reports that his chapter and a successful picnic with Ediar BBG at Elmwood Park. Plastlcware and salad were donated by Sid Werthelm of Little Kings Restaurants. Everyone enjoyed the No 100vs.-Ediar football game that followed.

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Riekes Elected Board President OMAHA - Steven J. Riekes was elected president of the board of the Jewish Day School at the annual election meeting Sunday, April 13. The school Is part of the West Omaha Montessori School. 126th and Pacific Streets. Dr. Ethel Margolis was elected treasurer, succeeding Dr. Paul Shyken, who remains a board member. The tioard formally thanked Richard M. Fellman for his three years as president.

Eisenman Visits CHICAGO - Gad Eisenman. midwest representative of Israel Allyah Center will be In the area at the following places and times. Appointments can be made in advance. Des Moines, Iowa — Tuesday, April 22, 12-5 p.m.. Bureau of Jewish Education, 924 Polk Blvd. Sioux City, Iowa - Wednesday, April 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Jewish Federation of Sioux City, S25-Mth St. Omaha - Tuesday, April 29, 12-5 p.m., Jewish Communtiy Center, 3338.132 St Lincoln, Neb. - Wednesday, April 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Tlferetb Israel Synagogue, 3219 Sheridan Blvd.

Mark Melches, Bob Freeman, and Mark Smith have been awarded the Gamma Gamma award for outstanding service to the Greek system. Mark Sweet and Rick Cohen have been nominated to the Innocence Honor Society. The Sigma Alpha Mu formal was held April S in Omaha. Those receiving awards Included: Freshman scholarship Award - Mark Gould; Upperciass Scholarship Award - Jon Fox, Bob OMAHA - A reception at Freeman, Alan Fredricks and the Jewish Community Center Rick Cohen. Freshman Activities Award on Sunday. April 20, from 2-4 - Jim Albert; Upperciass p.m. will Introduce Israeli Activities Award - Todd Journalist Tamar AvidarManvltz, Jelwsh Endeavor Etinger to the communtiy. Award - Av Goodman, and The reception is being hosted the Tananbaum Outstanding by the Omaha Chapter of Alumnus Award - Chuck Women's American ORT; Marx. refreshments will be served.

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As March "rolled" out like a lion with such activities as a Cheap-Skate skating party and a group Passover Seder, April's activities have bkMsomed with a successful coffeehouse party and a "Brunch at Brucie's." Hoping not to see April showers this Saturday is a group of Young Adults assisting in the March of Dimes Walk-a-thon, assigned to a group check-point to verily walker* as they complete a mile-stone and tb serve

tart If - March ol OIniei Walk-aUnA: will deparl at 7:« lo man a graui ctiwii4aW. iMalJa above AttcUlT^ Shabbil dItBwr. Larry Holliiiuin'i apanmanl Dkmar, 6:M p.m.; lervkiea, a p.* RSVP Inn Goodmaa. m-tm. Ann a - Party al "• LM." Separate lablci lor VAD iroui I p.m. Hay 14 -^ YAO plannlnf leation. New ineinl>en welcome ai well aa tew Ideal

Center Pre-School Grows; Opens Fall Registration OMAHA - Brochures for the Jewish Community Center's pre-schooi have been mailed to Center members. ApplicationB are being accepted from Center members and current students; open registration starts April 25. Beginning in September, the preschool will offer both morning and afternoon options. During the morning (911:30) 3-year-olds may

register for a three-day program (Monday, Wednesday and Friday); 4 and 5year-olds may register for a five-day program I Monday through Friday). During the afternoon 112:303) 3-year-olds may take a three^ay program; 4 and 5year-oldS may take either tlie three or five-day program. For further information, call 334-8200,9-11:30 a.m.

2 Correspondents Are Recuperating OMAHA - Two Jewish Press correspondents are home and resting after stays In the hospital. They are Sylvia Telpner of 781 Madison Ave., Council Bluffs, Iowa, 51501. who underwent surgery, and Mrs. Estelle Rosenberg of Lincoln who suffered a shoulder Injury. She is at 2501 N Street, Apt. 113, Lincoln, Neb, 68510.

Diane Morris Wiil Wed Philip Rich In Ceremony at Beth Israel Syruigogue OMAHA - Dr. and Mrs. Haskell Morris have announced the engagement of their daughter, Diane, to Philip R. Rich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene D. Rich. Miss Morris atlencb the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

Her fiance is a Junior at the University of Nebraska school of Dentistry in Lincoln and is an alumnus of Sigma Alpha Mu. The wedding will be held July 27 at Beth Israel Synagogue in Omaha.

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The Omaha Jewish Community Center Blue-Star basketball team brought home third-place honors from the National Jewish Welfare Board's Teenage Tournament last weekend In Newburgh. New York. Our first game saw Omaha play an exuberant battle In (he first round to defeat the host team. 81-76. There were namerous individual performances with the most exciting play by senior Keith Waizak His 27 points, and aggressive defense, sparked the team. *" The game was ckKe all the way with both teanu exchanging turnovers. But In the second half. Coach Bill Stott went to his sixth man, Bruce Marko. who scored 8 points and made numerous assists. Keilh Miller's 16 points and defensive rebounds also helped In the victory. Others assisting in Omaha's scoring attack were Jack Gregory with 9 tallies and Doug Demmel. 8 points Omaha lost its chance for the National Title in Its second game, being defeated by a much taller and bigger team from Bayonne. N.J The first quarter was very close with Bayonne holding a 13-10 lead. At this point the Bayonne Centermen's superior depth and defense took its toll on Omaha and comeback attempts were unsuccessful. Our last game found Omaha pitted against Allentown. Pa., to decide third place Omaha defeated Allentown. 7(^«0. leading all the way. Omaha had little trouble with Allentown's zone defense, using the Blue-Stars' bench quite effectively, shuffling players in and out. due to foul trouble. Three players hit in double figures Doug Demmel. having his best offensive performance of the >ear. lead the Omaha team with 13 points Keith Miller ripped the nets for II points which he earned battling under the boards and Keith Waizak pumped In 12. . Congralulat ions goes to Waizak for being selected to the AllTourney All-star Team Jack Gregory was also selected by the Center's'Physical Education staff and Head Basketball Coach Stott as the most consistent valuable player of the year. Cincinnati defeated Bayonne. N.J. to become the National Champions. Other teams entered in the Tournament were Albany. N.Y. Bridgeport, Com, and Memphis Tenn. IXMTI08S CyMNASnC MEET AND EXHIBITION

Our second Jewish Community Center Gymnastic Meet will l>e held Sunday. May4. Some 90 young and enthusiastic gymnasts will be competing for th« all-around titles and awards given in each event. The competitors range in age from 6 to 15 years. Parents, relative*, friends and all members are Invited Prior to the Meet, a Gynmastics and Karate Exhibition will be given by all karate and beginning gymnastics students. Approximately 80 children will perform. An admission will be charged i adults SO cents, children 251 to help defray the cost of the awards. The time schedule of events: ' 1:30p.m.-Gymnastic&KarateExhIbition. 2:30p.m. - Gymnastics Meet. 5p.m. — Awards Presentation. WOMEN. PLEASE ASK! /

If you have any quesikms or suggestions concerning our girls' and women's athletic programs and actvllles. talk to members of the Center's Girls and Women's Athletic Committee. Here are Ihe members and their specific areas: RacquHbill - Susie Sadofsky and Jo AnnKathrein GynuiaiUcs - Celeste Eari VoOeyball-r-Gloria Vano and Sandy Cosyn Temls — Linda Gordman and Sandy Coayn Pmctool - Sandy Cosyn ' Elementary ~ Shelly Ban and Margo RIekes Jinkv and Senior High - Ilene Klein and Janice Rosinsky Awards Banquet ~ Phyllis Rof fman Health Pngnms - Lois Seiner Mother Daughter Evata - Shelley Stem and Maxine KIrshenbaum fBhrniaitfrt - Lois Lemer and Gloria Vann SOMMD - Ellen Singer Also. Fran Juro, Sandy Tabachnick, Gall Veilzer. Carol » Widman! Phyllis Goldstein, Michelle Dkwgoff. Judy Buscher. Suzy Bubin, Carol Goldberg. Janie Dann, Joan KIrshenbaum. Linda Gordman. Hermene Zwelback. Shirley Kenny. Retha Herman, Mary Lou Holg. Joyce Kaye. Sally Clayman and Tootle Simon. it. Mtfil Vdlaylw)! IMMtm:

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WOMEN'S SUMNASTICS BRUNCH

All Center women are invited to our Women's Brunch Friday. April 25 from 10:30 to noon. THINIS IN FOR SUMMER! Come en]oy our low-calorie, exotic brunch and learn the latest on dieting. Our guest speaker is Ann Grandiean, a Registered Dietician who will discuss "Food Fads and (}uackery Concerning Dieting." The lee will be C90 per person. All reservathxis must be In by Wednesday, April 23, to JoAnn Dye.

(Continued from Page 2) a uniform, it gtts me {In the itwod. But for some of course. It doesn't work-it's Just a lot of hocus-pocus." Reform Judaism today has shown a marked interest In traditional Judaism-the wearing of yarmulkes at HUC Is not uncommon—and Rabbi Spitzer explained that the APRJ feels a person ought to have the right to "take off or keeponhlskepay." This personal freedom Is a big concern of today's teenagers, the rabbi notes. "However, some think of personal freeoom as being 'whatever 1 think Is right,' and that Is anarchy to me. "There should be freedom to choose, but within a framework. You know, there comes a point at which one goes too far afield. But I have no qualms when a kid wants to wear talis or tfUin-Just so he is wearing It because it has meaning, not because it's the 'trendy'thing to do." Rabbi Spitzer said Reform Jews don't do Jewish rituals because of ancient commands but "In order to link us with the Jewish people throughout history." Jewish youngsters, he feels, must have Jewish experiences to counteract those of public

school life and knowing the terms "tails" and "tefilin" will help. He said Jewish tradition and words lead a Jew to certain human emotions about himself-"Torah. the study of religion: chaupah, the establishment of a Jewish family: loveem. the ethical person." To Rabbi Spitzer, Judaism "is a vehicle to express Joy and sorrow—and the bond isn't chicken soup." The story of Judaism is a way "not to escape reality, but to deal with it." He noted public schools today basically leach children how to make a living. "Only the synagogues have taught them how to make a good world." " It takes one I who Is I out in the real world to see how mundane life can be." Rabbi Spitzer, one of about seven from his MOVFTY era who became rabbis, and who is the great-grandson of a Chicago rabbi, tayi of his calling. "I love It. It's the greatest thing to know that what you wanted to do since you were 10 or II tutrtsout to be something you really wanted after all." He and his wife. Chert, a native of St. Louis, have a son, Joshua, 16 months.

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Ames, la. Congregation Celebrates 13th AMES, IOWA - The Ames Jewish Congregation is celebrating the 13th year of Its existence by throwing a community Bar MItzvah party on Sunday, April 27, at its congregational home, 400U Main Street, Ames. Beginning with four families In 1962, Ames Jewish Congregation today has a nemtersMpof 25 families and a list of established activities which include Friday night services, High Holy Day slices for 80 or more participants, a religious school, a communal Seder and adult education program. There is no Rabbi, but services and temple school classes are held on a do-it-yourself basis with mentbers and Iowa State University students helping. Due to the mobility of college town populations, only one of Ihe congregr lion's founding families is still In Ames and in the congregation, but several members have been in the congregalkm for 10 and 11 years and have assisted In the congregation's growth and vitality. Any former Ames residents or congregatkm members are cordially invited to Join In Ihe Bar Mitzvab party.

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April 18, 1975  

Jewish Press