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0 CT ?, 2 1962  [ N[XT EDITION , July 16, 1962 Deadline July 9, 2 P.M. JUNE 18, 1962 '-- SIVAN 16, 5722 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON VOLUME XXX, NUMBER 20 Ernest Michel Named Western Regional Director by UJA The appointment of Ernest W. Michel as Director of the Western Region of the United Jewish Appeal with headquarters in Los Angeles, California, was announced by Rabbi Herbert A. Friedman, UJA Executive Vice- Chairman. Mr. Michel replaces Irving Bernstein, who is the newly named Assistant Executive Vice-Chairman of the UJA. Mr. Michel, who joined the UJA staff in 1948 as :Western Region field representative, is a survivor of 'some of Nazi Germany's most notorious death camps, including Auschwitz, Monowitz and Buchenwald, where he was confined as a slave laborer for six years. Only in the death march from the last camp, just a few weeks before the end of World War II, did he manage to escape. Shortly after the end of the war he accepted an invi- tation by the American Military Government to help launch the first postwar licensed newspaper in Ger- many. Subsequently, Mr. Michel became a correspon- dent for the German news agency, DENA, at the historic Nuremberg war crimes trials. His a r t i c 1 e s from the trial were published through- out Germany, France, the United States, Israel and other countries. During that time he also served as secretary of the reorganized Jewish community in his home t0wn-of Mann- helm, Germany. In the summer of 1946 Mr. Michel arrived in the United States with an--affidavit pro- : vided with UJA funds. After spending oneyear as reporter :and columnist for the Port Huron (Michigan) Times Her- aid and lecturing throughout the country, he joined the staff of the United Jewish Appeal as :its West Coast representative. He became a member of UJA's Executive Staff in 1958. Ilonored by Eisenhower Swimming at JCC Day Camp "The water resources in our:tration for the first session of state make for such ideal swimming conditions that we have always featured swim- ming instruction in the J.C.C. Day Camp program," Mrs. Shirley Schneider, camp :di- rector said. "We are fortunate Day Camp, and the rapid fill- ing up of places for second session. The second session will run from July 23 to August 17. The Day Camp. day is from approximately nine to five Monday through Friday, and is held in Lake Sammamish this year in having the services State Park. Ctfildren are picked of Mrs. Robert (Linda) Tun- up on special camp buses each morning and returned to the same point in the evening. 'the fee, which is ,$50 per child of stall as waterfront director. Mrs. Tunstall not only has her WSI from the Red Cross but is a member of the University of Washington swim team. Linda is also in the National Ski Safety Patrol. Because we look for many faceted skills in all of the staff, we are especially happy to have Linda, for she is also a musician, a climber, teaches canoeing and has had many years of camping," Mrs. Schneider concluded. Mrs. Schneider also an- Center members and $75 for non-members, includes bus transportation and insurance. Parents are urged to enroll their children now for the second session so that there will be no disappointments among their offspring. Day Camp is for all children be- tween the ages of six and eleven. Registration can be made by calling the camp During the spring of 1960 Mr. Michel served as chairman of the Auschwitz M em or ial Dinner which received inter- national attention as the first reunion ever held by the sur- Vivors of the infamous Au- schwitz concentration camp. He is also co-chairman of the Auschwitz - Buna M e m o r i a 1 Scholarship Fund, which was created at this event. Follow- ing the dinner, he and other embers of his ommittee Were invited to the White House to meet President Eisen- hower. His article, "My Long Journey to Eisenhower," based on his visit to the White House, Won the Readers Digest First Person Award and appeared in the DeCember 1960 issue. Wide Knowledge ::Through his personallexperi- ences as well as through his World-.wide travels, including ISrael, the Middle East and the Orient, Mr. Michel has gained a wide knowledge of the prob; ]ems confronting world Jewry. His most recent visit to Israel occurred during the summer of 1961 at which time he:also at- tended the Eichmann trial. Mr. Michel is married and the father of three .children. I-Ie and his family will make their home in the Los Angeles area. The United Jewish Appeal is the major American agency a i d i n g immigrants to Israel and distressed Jews overseas. UJA aid programs are carried ou by its three constituent agencies: the U n i t e d Jewish Appeal, which undertakes to resettle, receive and aid the absorption of I s r a e 1 ' s immi- grants; the Joint Distribution Committee, which aids Jews in 26 countries and conducts a SPecial welfare program for aged; chronically ill and handi- capped immigrants to Israel; and the NewT-,,' York Association for New Americans, which meets the needs of J'ewish ewcomers to the United tates. The United Hias Serv- ice, which provides for the transfer of Jewish immigrants to countries other than Israel, is also a UJA beneficiary. July Musical Shows In' Seattle Varied Musical ejatertainment sched- 14led for Seattleites and Fair Visitors next month includes the Johnny Mathis Show and Lawrence Welk, the Cham- lagne Music Man. The Johnny Mathis Show Will come to the Opera House July 3 through the 7th, With two matinees: Wednesday, July , and Saturday July 7 at 2:30 b.m. Evening performances be- gin at(8:30 p.m. Appearing with Johnny will be Henry Mancini and a 40-piece orchestra. Lawrence Welk will come to he World's Fair Arena on Unday and Monday, July 15 and 16. There will be two hows each day at 3:30 and g:30 p.m. J With Well will be Aladdin, oAnn Castle, Dick Dale, Joe 'eeney, Myron Florian, Larry ttooper and of course, the Lenn0n Sisters. I thwFair grounds tickets will not e necessary for either of the o attractions. Tickets and ail orders are now available a t The Bon Marehe ticket of- flee, Walters Studio in the niversity District, Farmer's usiC in Burien, and Bell, ook and Candle in Bellevue. nounced the closing of regis-rcffice at MA 4-8431. . ERNEST W. MICHEL f ..... ADL Oivii Rights ,JCC CAMPERSHIPS Center Game Room ]Diretar to Visit STILL AVAILABLE Open for Summer t With staff orientation con- The game room in the fifth iSeatt] e Jnne 8.29 eluded last Sunday, Camp Ben- floor Youth Lounge of the Jew-P Bow is now ready to greet the ish Community Center will be open on a regular basis from noon to five, Monday through Friday, starting immediately. Offered are billi a rd s, pool, table tennis and table games. The game room and snack bar will also be open on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from seven to eleven O'clock. The J. C. C. building started its summer schedule of on Saturday, June 16. The of- fice will be open from nine in the..morningto five .in the eve- n{ng and building facilities will be available during that time as well as on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Other eve- ning hours can be scheduled by contacting the Center, MA 4-8431. first session residents, who ar- rived today. Campers will en- joy three-weeks of resident camping during each of the three sessions scheduled. Norman Levin, camp direc- tor, said that second session registrations were almost filled, but that there were still a number of openings for the Mrs, Bernard Gladstein ARNOLD FORSTER -.Tn Attend -, o-o-00vna00n'00ue Arnold Forster, G e n e r a 1 C o u n s e 1 and National Civil onventi0n JuRe 17-21 Rights Director for the Anti- Defamation League of B'nai MRS. BERNARD GLADSTEIN Mrs. Bernard Gladstein, liewly elected president of the Pacific Northwest Branch of National Women's League of the United Synagogue of America is participating in the 1962 National Conference of key Conservative Sisterhood leaders being hel d in New York City, June 17 through 21. The four-day meeting and workshops will be comprised of all facets of religious, edu- cational, communal, national as well as international pro- grams of National Women's League, as it applies to Sister- hoods. These will be adminis- tered by Mrs. Gladstein and her chairmen during the next txvo years. Mrs. Gladstein has long been active in the Herzl Conserva- tive Congregation Sisterhood, having served as president for two years and as vice president in charge of Torah Fund for the region. Other Herzl Sister- hood members elected to serve with Mrs. Gladstein are Mrs. Pauline Kritzer, a Sisterhood past vice president, ' who was elected regional secretary; and /Irs. David Shain, Sisterhood past treasurer, who will serve as regional treasurer. The Pacific Northwest Branch of National Women's League is comprised o six Sis- terhoods in Oregon, Washing- ton and the provinces of Al- berta and British Columbia in! Canada. B'rith, is slated to visit Seattle on June 28 and 29. The occa- sion of his visit is to meet with the Regional Board, which will hold a special meeting in the evening of June 28 at the Jew- ish Community Center. Mr. Forster is responsible 'nation- ally for the fact-.finding and law activities of the League. Fights Bigotry His fight against racial and religious bigotry started wlmn Hitlerism was rampant, when American a n t i - Semites and hatemongers were goaded and often financed by Nazis abroad. In 1938 he organized a group of lawyers to serve as the vol- unteer legal arm of the ADL and in 1940 he established the League's first law department, and was appointed to his pres- ent position in January of 1948. "For more than twenty years the strong, compelling voice of Arnold Forster has been rally- ing Americans to the fight a g a i n s t prejudice and anti- Semitism, exposing the forces of bigotry and pleading fox' a better America," stated How- ard P. Pruzan, board chairman. " a z Today, s arely before m the United States, the security of minority groups, the dignity of man, the human rights of Americans are at stake. We are fortunate in being able to meet with this dedicated guide to a better, prejudice-free democ- racy." Writes Book Co-author of the recently pflblished book, Some of My Best Friends," with Benjamin R. Epstein, the League's na- tional director, Forster will in- troduce the book to the general public with an autograph party at a local book store, June 29. The board meeting is open to all interested individuals. ISRAEL PRIZES AWARDED JERUSALEM (JTA) --The Israel prizes, awarded annual2 ly in connection with Inde- pendence Day, valued at 2,000 ounds ($666) each, went this year to Joseph Bentwich, Dr. Zvi Saliternik, Hanoch Yallon, Arya Sharon, Professor Lev and Yitzhak Kannen for out- standing achievement, in edu- cation, medicine, Judaica architecture, exact sciences social science and law. 1962 FEDERATED CAMPAIGN FUND NOTES GOAL-- REGULAR CAMPAIGN $350,000.00 GOAL--U.J.A. SPECIAL RESCUE FUND $5o,ooo.oo TOTAL GOAL-- $400,000.00 PLEDGED AT PRESS TiME--S265,000.00 SHORT OF GOAL-- $135,000.00 FEDERATED JEWISH FUND & COUNCIL 1017 Fourth Ave. MAin 2-8213 Seattle4 A FACTUAL APPRAISAL third session. He added, "how- ever, because we feel that the children in the first and second sessions will have such a won- derful experience, there will be a great deal of carry-oxer from session to session. We limit registration in the camp- ing program for greater com- radeship and supervision with It is higll time for all concerned with the outcome of the 1962 Federated Jewish Fund Campaign to STOP AND LOOK into the crystal ball for some indication as to the end result to be achieved-With due consideration of what, at this writing, remains in the category Of un- finished business. As this is being written, there are still outstanding in the hands of organizations and independent solicitors about 625 prospects of the Men's Division yet to be heard from--the situation appears to be the same within the Women's Division, with a like number of cards out- standing. OBVIOUSLY THE KEY TO THIS 1962 CAMPAIGN IS HIDDEN... IN THE INVENTORY OF UNF1NISHED BUSINESS!! Definite signs of "Campaign Sluggishness" are visible on the horizon. With continued hot weather the open road becomes more and more attractive. The "not at home" sign may become more and more evident. WORKERS: DO YOUR UTMOSTNOW! COMPLETE YOUR ASSIGNMENTS! CHOOSE SUCCESS ! ! ! FEDERATED JEWISH FUND AND COUNCIL Supporting 75 Local, National and Overseas Agencies Temple Beth Am. Elects New Rabbi Evaluation Meetings For JCC Committees Now Being Scheduled "Each year at this time we stop to take stock of what has gone on in the past program rear, so that we may better flan attractive programs for future," Eugene Berlatsky, xecutive director of the Jew- ish Comnmnity Center said in announcing the evaluation meetings now being held. All Center program commit- tees meet at the end of their activity year for the purpose of looking back, evahmting and plamfing 9n-going and new activities. All meetings will be concluded by July 15 so that fall prog:rams can be an- nounced early enough in the season for Center members to make their attendance plans. Scheduled to meet are the f o 11 o w i n g committees: ath- RABBI NORMAN lllRSll letics, Jack Meyers, chairman; Temple Beth Am announces"F0cus," Mr. and Mrs. Horace the election of Rabbi Norman Raphael, chair men; youth D. Hirsh as their spiritual lead- services, Harry G 1 i c k m a n, HAVE YOU MADE YOUR PLEDGE? er. The election took place at chairman; drama, Norman Is- a special congregational meet- rael, chairman; children, Mrs. ing held on June 3. Rabbi Henry Siegl, chairman hnd Hirsh, 31, was born in Brook- Golden Age joint committee, lyn, N.Y. He is unmarried. He Mrs. Joel Staadecker, chair- Seattle Hebrew School Gala Opening Slated is a graduate of Yale Univer-man. Benjamin Asia, J.C.C. sity, receiving his B.A. in 1952. vine president, has been gen, Graduates Honored For "The Dybbuk" During his student days at eral program chairman t'o1' the Esther Maimon, Fruma Yale, he initiated aprogramof 1961-62 year. Potak and Linda Sue Schar- At a recent meeting of the[rehabilitation for the prisoners hon, all graduates of the Se- j C C O p e r a Committee for]at the New Haven County jail. Unifying C0nditi0ns 'attle Hebrew Day School, were :"The Dybbuk," the committeelAfter a year of graduate study morethe onlYhonorreCipientSawardsOfforSOphO-out_ !approved plans for the gala lat Columbia University in the- For Zionists Outlined opening night on November 17 Ilgy and literatm'e, R a b b i standing achievement in Span- at the Seattle Center Play-[Hirsh entered Hebrew Union JERUSALEM (JTA)--"There ish V at Garfield High School. house, according to Mrs. ElsalCollege - Jewish Institute of is nothing more important Ior Their parents are Mr. and MrS.iK..Levinson, ,chairman. Mrs. Religion. the health of the Zionist move- sam M a i m o n, Mr. and Mrs.: Levins0nann0tineed 'the aP: ..... Rabii Hirsh was ordained in ment than unity :in the i, anks Hersh Potak, and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Scharhon. pointment of Mrs. Sam Rubin- 1958 and received his Master of the General Zionists the stein as chairman of the recep- of Arts, H e b r e w Letters, in world over," Dr. Emanuel Neu- mann said here re,centty in an Michael Tennenbaum, son of tion honoring artists following Bible. Mr. and Mrs. David Tennen-the opening ight performance. Until May, 1960, Rabbi Hirsh address to the wGrId confer- ence of the Confederation of served as Chaplain to the 2nd General Zionists which he Marine Division at Camp Le- heads. Delegates representing leune, North Carolina. Subse- 32 groups are meeting here to smaller groups." baum, Day School and Frank- Second session at Camp Ben- lin High School graduate, re- Bow will start on July 8 and ceived a Yeshiva University third session on July 29. Fees Scholarship. are $115 per child of Center Roberta Russak, daughter of members and $125 for non-,Mr, and Mrs: Joseph Russak, members, with reductions for was named the 1962 outstand- more than one child per family, ing Hebrew Day School grad- A lilnited number of camper- uate. She was honored with ships are still available for this the coveted a n n ua I award season To register a child call from the American Z i o n i s t the camp office at MA 4-8431. ;, Council; and Jewish Agency. Boys of the Year Announced By Men's Club of Bikur Cholim MARC ANGEL MORRIS BUTTNICK At the closing major event of its current season of activi- ties, the Bikur Cholim Men's Club announced and honored the Boys o the Year for the years 1960, and 1961, respectively. The surprise announcement was made at the special Men's Club Breakfast held on Sunday, June 17, Father's Day, at the Synagogue, 104 Seventeenth Avenue South, Seattle. Due to various reasons, selection of the Boys of the Year 1960 and of 1961 were not previously announced. Marc Angel Honored 1960 Boy of the Year is Marc D. Angel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Angel, 5602 Wilson South, Seattle. Mare, age 16, is a junior at Franklin High School and a student at Yeshiva Rabbeinu Chaim Ozer, sponsored by Congregation Bikur Cholim. At Franklin, Mare is a member of the Honor Society, and a leader in the Debating Society. He is very active in sports and other activities. At the Yeshiva, which Marc attends regularly, he is one of the outstanding students. Morris Buttnick Honored 1961 Boy of the Year Morris Buttnick, is the son of Mrs. Harry Buttnick, and the late Harry Buttnick, 5815 Beach Drive, Seattle. Morris, age 16, is a junior at Garfield High School and a student at Yeshiva Rabbeinu Chaim Ozer. He is a member of the Honor Society at Garfield and .is outstanding in all events at the Yeshiva. "Both Marc and Morris are among the finest leaders in the Bikur Cholim Youth Program," stated Rabbi Sholom Rivkin of Bikur. Cholim. Frank Hanawalt, Principal of Garfield High School, was a special guest at the presentation. Participating also in the event were Irving Sidell, president of the Bikur Cholim Men's Club; Ben Bridge, Men's Club president; Rabbi S, holom Rivkin spiritual leader of the synagogue;, and Rabbi Zev Eisenstein, educational director, all of Congregation Bikur Cholim. The Synagogue's Cantor Chaim Gottlieb presented special music far the occasion. In addition, the group de- cided to call for early ticket sales for the gala performance. Openingnight only, all tickets will be$10.00, with $7.00 con- sidered a tax- deductible con- tribution. Guarantors will be given first choice of seats, and blocks oL tickets will be held for them until July 15. Reser- vations, accompanied bya check, can be made by mail. Tickets will be mailed on Oc- tober 15. In other committee action, the appointment of Mrs. Philip Narodick and Mrs. Harry S. Brown asco-chairmen for pub- lic relations was made. Center Commissioned "The Dybbuk,,' which ha, been commissioned by the J e w i s h Community Center, will have four performances at the Playhouse. Michael White who wrote the music, and George Bluestone, the libretto have based the work on the centuries old folk-tale of a spirit who enters a human body because it an not find its rest. There are twelve prin- cipal singing roles and a male chorus of twenty. Casting is not complete. Persons interest- ed in appearing in the opera should contact the Center, MA 4-8431, for audition informa- tion. Stanley Chapple, director of the University of Washing- ton Festival Opera Company, will be the conductor; Henry Siegl is concertmaster for the orchestra, and Wallace J. Goleeke, chorusmaster. Norman Israel will produce the opera for the connnittee. Committee Members Mrs. Henry S i e g I is  vice- chairman of the committee, and Carl Pruzan the treasurer; Mrs. Cecilia S c h u 1 t z, well- known impresario, is honorary chairman. Other committee members, drawn from tile general, as well as the Jewish community, are Mrs. Gerald Coie, Mrs. George Hirschhorn, Ruth Hoff- man, Mrs. Reginald Morgan, Mrs. Alice Phillips, Sam Rubinstein, Dr. and Mrs. Rob- ert Sayer, and Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence H. Schwartz. Abraham E p s t e i n, a nine- teenth century Talmudist and scholar, disposed of a large business in his native Russia which he inherited from his father, in order to devote him- self to Jewish studies. After settling in Vienna in 1876, he made notable researches in the Midrash and in French and German rabbinic literature of the Middle Ages. (JTA) quent to his separation from consider reports submitted by the Armed Forces he traveled the Confederation's World ex- to Israel and then assumed the ecutive. , duties of assistant r a b b i of Principal item on the agenda Temple Beth Israel, of Hart- is the question of unification ford, Conn. with the rival General' Zionist Temple Beth Am is a re- confederation headed by Mrs. formed congregation at 6556 Rose Halprin and Dr. Israel 35th Avenue N.E., Seattle. Goldstein. Resolutions on such a merger adopted by the latter 1962-63 Dates Now Being Set for Use Of Center Building group last month at its meet- ing in Amsterdam were debat- ed and found acceptable by the group headed by Dr. Neumann. The Amsterdam resolutions were considered by the confer- Regular users 'of the Jewish ence here as laying excessive Community Center's meeting emphasis on negative slogans room facilities are now sched- r a t h e r than on compromise uling their 1962-63 dates, with proposals. a view toward an early start Dr. Neumann in his address on next season's programming, said that the split in Israel Making use of the building caused by the formation of the :off their meetings and social Progressive Party in 1948 was ' functions are tbe Jewish Club "a tragic error with disastrous of Washington, the Jewish Win" consequences" and,at the same Veterans, Seattle Post; the New time, causing the breakup of Central Group, Hadassah; the the United Confederation of Zionist Organization of Amer-General Zionists. He said it ica, and the following B'nai was hoped that the fusion of B'rith u n i t s: Seattle Lodge, .he General Zionists with the Cascade Lodge, Sealtle Chap- Progressives in Israel would ter and Cascade Chapter B.B. open a new chapter of recon- Women, AZA 73 and 350, B'nai ciliation among all General B'rith Girls 126 and Cascade Zionists and thus "we issued and the A n t i - D e f a m a t i o r last year a call for unification." League. The Jewish Commu- He s t r e s s e d that unification nity Center, as a member was still possible on the fol- agency of the United Good lowing terms: 1. Acceptance of Neighbors, also makes its fa-a compromise plan of estab- cilities available to other social lishing a Zionist body in Israel services organizations, such as distinct from the Liberal Party; the Girl Scouts, for some of 2. Constitution of a reunited their activities. Confederation providing it will Center facilities are suitable function within the framework for all kinds of gatherings be- of the World Zionist Organiza- sides meetings, with Bar Mitz-tion and be concerned with vah receptions being a favored Zionist tasks exclusively with- use. In order to reserve space out becoming involved in the and for rates, call Mrs. Rae domestic politics of Israel or. Klatzer at MA 4-8431. any other country. Assuming the acceptance of Bh such a formula as a basis, Dr. Seattle Se,___ardic Neumann declared: "We are Brotherhood's Golf prepared to stand by our com- promise proposal whereby the Tourna[]ment Jul g Israeli General Zionists will be represented in the United Con- The Seattle Sephardic federation, not through the Brotherhood's annual golf Liberal party, but by a sepa- tournament will be held at Jef- rate organization to be formed ferson Golf Course on Sunday, for purely Zionist purposes." July 29. Play is open to all paid Dr. Neumann also proposed up members, their sons and that a committee of the two prospective members. Starting competing confederations be times and foursomes will be formed "forthwith" to work assigned, out detailed plans of a definite Trophies and prizes will be agreement for an early merger. awarded and refreshments will "Whatever the outcome is of be served following comple-current discussions, we will tion of tourney. . ontinue to strive for maxi- For further information con- unification of all General tact Victor Peha, PA 3-9377, or Zionist forces," Dr. Neunmnn Gabriel Amira at PA 5-1881. declared.