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3UN z 1964 JUNE 22, 1964 -- TAMUZ 12, 5724 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON Seattle Man and Woman Head Region Orthodox Organizations THE 1964 CAMPAIGN NEEDED $3so,ooo.oo NEXT EDITION July 13, 1964 Deadline: July 6--2 p.m. PLEDGED TO DATE $250,000.00 BEN GENAUER At the Northwest Regional COnvention of the Union of Orthodox J e w i s h Congrega- tions of America held in Van- OUver, B.C., last month, Ben enauer and Mrs. Harry Butt- nick were elected presidents;,i of Union and of the Women's zranch. Elected to serve with Mr. enauer were vice presidents tvid Chertkow of Vancouver, leld(,: Steinberg of Seattle, alph Policar and Martin chnitzler of Portland, and abbi L. Ginsberg of Edmon- Canada. officers of the Worn- Branch are vice presidents Morris Capeluto of Seattle, rs. Marvin Schnitzer of land, Mrs. Josepi) Gorosht Canada; Mrs. J. :son of Vancouver, B.C., secretary- treasurer, Mrs. Stusser of Seattle. Elected serve on the board are Mes- Iraes Aaron Katsman, R. and Jack Maimon of ttle; Mrs. Mark Schnitzer ; Mrs. R. Brail of ancouver, B.C. Dislinguished h'aders of the Cohn To Again lead Seattle Jewish mily Centers Merle Cohn was r a second term as of the Jewish Corn- Centers. of Seattle, at 9th annual meet- Also elected officers were: Presidents Albert Franco, Charles' Kaplan and Pro- Albert N. Schrieber; Albert Hanan, and Mrs. Sam L. Levin- lected to the Board of Di- were Mrs. Irving An- Mrs. Jack Alhadeff, Tony g, Harry Bush, Mrs. Nor- W. Clein, Martin Fals, Dr. Peter Fisher, Mrs. Meltzer, Melville Mon- Lraer, Melville Oseran, Allen and Joe Woron. focus of the Annual ng highlighted the pro- Branch Operations of Jewish Connnunity Ccn- of Seattle. Was reported that a com- e plan of Branch Opera- will be submitted for discussion at the 25 meeting of the Board Panel, which included Dr. Groman, Professor Jo- Cohen, Joseph Frankel, Treiger and Professor Schrieber, discussed the "Unity in Diversity. A enge to the Seattle Jew- ommunity." There was a leral feeling expressed that Jewish Community Cen- of Seattle have an impor- role in providing pro- MRS. HARRY BUTTNICK convention were Dr. Samson Weiss, executive vice president of the Union, who guided all the sessions; Joseph Karasick, national treasurer of the Union; Rabbi Simon Dolgin, Los An- geles, and Dr. William Brick- man, professor of history and education at the University of Pennsylvania, who recently re- turned from Russia where he went on a mission for the De- partment of Health, Education and Welfare. Dr. Brickman gave some interesting revela- tions on how our Russian brethren struggle and contrive to retain identification with traditional Judaism. Along with the above men- tioned officers, Seattle dele- gates included Rabbi Harold Genauer, Joseph Russak, Sam Prottas, Morris Capeluto, Rabbi Sholom Rivkin, Cantor Chaim Gottleib and Rabbi Zev Eisen- stein of Congregation Bikur Cholim; Rabbi Solomon MaN mon and Ben Zion,Maimon of Sephardic Bikur Cholim; Rabbi William Greenberg of Ezra Bessaroth; Rabbi Gabriel Per- lysky and Rabbi Eliezer Paltiel of the Seattle Hebrew School. PUBLIC INVITED TO ATTEND ANNUAL HILLEL MEETING The annual meeting of the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation at the University of Washing- ton (Hillel Corporation) will be .held-on Monday, at the Hillel Foundation, 4745 17th Avenue N.E. At this time Ernest Stiefel, chairman of the Nominating Committee, will present the slate of new offi- cers for the coming year and the list of members of the board for the ensuing year. The business meeting will convene at 7:30 p.m.; and at 8 p.m. there will be a program presentation on "A Nazi on CampusTrial and Tribula- tion." A recording of portions of Rockwell's recent talk on campus will bc played for the information of the audience, after which Dr. Neal Groman, Professor of Microbiology, Uni- versity of Washington, will give a resume of the events preceding Rockwell's appear- ance. Thereafter, Dr. Groman, Mr. Melville Oseran, president of the Hille] Corporation, and Rabbi Arthur Jacobovitz, di- rector of the Hillel Foundation, will answer questions from the floor. The public is urged to attend this meeting and avail themselves of the opportunity to learn the full details of the ramifications of this Nazi's resence in our city. A coffee hour will follow the meeting. grams and activities which will help unite and integrate Jewish life in Seattle. SHORT $100,000.00 TO COVER MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Have You Made Your Pledge? Call MA. 2-8213 SEATTLE FEDERATED JEWISH FUND & COUNCIL 1017 4th Avenue--MAin 2,8213 rYour Central Community Fund Raising Agency" Franklin High Student Wins Block Award From left to right: Mrs. Arnold Robbins, Father William Treacy, Christopher Matthews, award recipient, and Edwin Pratt of the Seattle Urban League. For, the fifth year, the Seattle I School District No. 1. Each of Chapter, A m e r i c a n Jewish I these, schools through counsel- ] " S " " Con mlttee, preented its Maxl nr or teactmr norninat*d -n H Block I-Iuman lelahonsl • s outstanding senior student for Award" to a graduating high the award. The ten other ngr--ni- school student "who in his daily life best exemplifies the American ideal of harmonious relations with all persons, regardless of race, color or creed." Christopher Matthews of Franklin High School was the winner for 1964. He re- ceived a $100 honorarium and an engraved plaque which will remain at Franklin for the coming year. Christopher was selected by a committee of judges, headed by Mrs. Harlan Edwards, who chose from among ll nominees from the schools of Seattle nees each received a bronze medallion and an award certi- ficate at his school's annual award assembly this year. Each presentation was made by a member of AJC. The top award ceremony took place at a reception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rogers of Mercer Island, which honored, in addition to the nominees and winner, the award judges, the executive committee of the Seattle Chap- ter of AJC and the members of the Block Award Committee. Local Social Wo, k,," '," Visiting ]srael Award Distinguished Service Cup Social Group Worker, Shirley Schneider, right foreground, greets group of Yemenite,, child['en visiting Kibbutz Hazorea Ulpan. Mrs. Schneider will join the Centers' full time profes- sional staff on September l, 1964. New Officers Named By Temple Beth Am Members of Temple Beth Am have elected their officers and board members for the coming year. The new officers will be Raymohd Danz, presi- dent; Richard Freidenrich, vice president; Mildred (Mrs.Jacob) Stein, secretary; Martin Met- zon, treasurer. The newly elected hoard members are Dr. Sherwood Fein, Jeannette (Mrs. Harry) Glickman, Kate (Mrs. William) Kogan and Dr. Joseph Stern. Immediate Pa st PreMdent Maurice Shurman will also serve as a board member. Con- tinuing their term on the board will be Henry Butler., Henry Eisenhardt and Dr. Philip Wagenaar. • Photo by Heib Preliminary plans for the erie D. Cohn, Jewish Community Centers President is Temple's flew building have Presenting to Mrs. Joel Staadecker the JCC President's ward for distinguished service to the Golden Age Club been approved by the congre- co-sponsored by the National Council of Jewish gation. Construction is expect- nd the Jewish ommunity Centers of Seattle. The ed to get under way next was made at the Centers' 9th annual meeting, spring, f Negro Minister Will Talk at Temple De Hirsch on June 26 Dr. Samuel McKinney, prom- inently known minister of the Mount Zion Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker at the service on Friday evening, June 26, at 8:15 p.m. at the Temple De Hirsch. Dr. McKin- n,w is considered one of the reat Negro leaders in the struggle for' civil rights. He is a member of the Human= Rights Commission in the city of Sealtle. Reverend MeKinney's talk will be entitled "God's Twenti- eth Century Suffering Serv. ants." The choir of Mount Zion Baptist Church will also par- ticipate in the service. ISRAEL earned a total of $50,000,000 from tourism last €ear compared with $38,000,000 during 1962 and $31,000,000 in 1961. (JTA) Sel Esfeld Will Head Campaign for New Kline Galland Home SOL ESFELD Sol Esfeld, outstanding Se- attle citizen, is the Campaign 2abinet Chairman of the Car- oline Kline Galland Home for the Aged. He will direct the planning of the Home's drive :to replace its 50-year-old in- adequate, over-crowded out- moded building. Members of the Campaign Cabinet i n v o I v e representa- tives of every segment of Se- tle's Jewish community. Committee members who will their efforts with Mr. to raise funds for a new Home building are: Charles Alhadeff, Julian Cohon, John Danz, A. 3ernard Gray; Messrs. Ira Al- exander Robert L. Block, Ben Bridge, Orville Cohen, Nathan 'Feinberg, Albert Franco, Jules Glant, Harry Glickman, Law- Neider, Louis N, udelman, arold Poll, Morton Schwab- Edward Starin, Edward tern, Sheldon Steinberg, Weisfield, Harry chwartz, Alfred Shemanski, A1 Viesse; Drs. Charles Fine 'and Alfred Sheridan• Mr. Esfeld, chosen to lead Gailand Home's Building ,,n, spearheaded t he drive of Temple De for the building of its inew sanctuary. He is present- • ly an honorary member of the Board of Directors of the Na- tional Jewish Welfare Board. '"For' outstanding 'contribu- tions to the achievement of good human relations," Mr. Esfeld won the 1957 award of the Seattle Civic Unity Corn- ittee. His citation read ". member of the Board of Trustees of the Seattle Civic Unity Committee for 10 years and its vice president for three where his clear and objective philosophy his broad concept of citizenship his appreciation of the many points of view within the community have provided wise and unassum- ing counsel." He was cited for his activities as Advisory Board and Executive Commit- tee member of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. lie is presently a Na- tional Boa,'d member from ttfis area. Some of his many contribu- tions of devoted service have included: President, Federated Jewish Fund and Council; President, Seattle Lodge, B'nai B'rith; Member, Pacific North- west Regional Advisory Board, Anti-Defamation League; President, Board of Trustees, Temple De Hirsch (and Presi- den t of its Brotherhood); Chairman, State of Israel Bonds Committee; M e m b e r, Seattle Area Jewish Welfare Board. Vice President, King County USO; Board of Management, Armed Services YMCA; King County Intergroup Relations Committee; Budget Commit- tee, Seattle-King County Com- munity Chest. In assuming his new role as Campaign Chairman for the Galland Home Building Fund, Mr. Esfeld expressed a desire to involve every member of Seattle's Jewish community. "Since it is impossiblq for me to speak personally with each individual, I shall attempt to reach everyone through The Transcript and by mail. I have confidence in the good hearts of Seattle Jewry. N, ever before has the Galland Home asked for or received aid from the community. We must take care of our own. We cannot forsake them." Temple De Hirsch Religion School Final Registration ,FILE FOR BINDg00C4 Final summer registration for the 1964-65 school year for Temple De Hirsch Religion School will be held August 10 to August 14. Complete details will appear in the next issue of The Transcript. DETROIT (JTA)The Unit- ed Automobile Workers of America has purchased $250,- 000 in State of Israel Bonds, it was announced here. VOLUME XXXII, NO. 19 NEXT TRANSCRIPT TO BE ISSUE OF JULY 13 .. Following the usual-cus- tom, there will be only one Transcript a month during July and August. Deadline for the next issue, that of July 13, will be July 6. Contributors should bear in mind that this is just follow- ing the Independence Day holiday so that early copy should be presented. The August issue will be that of the 17th, with dead- line a week previously. As New Year's falls early this year, deadline for that issue the Annualwill be Aug. 24. Contributions and Greet- ing Ads may be sent in any time before that date--the earlier the better. Sam Tarshis Attends Civil Rights Sessions At Nation's Capital Sam vr. Tarshis, vice chair- man of the Washington State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights will attend a meet- ing of representatives of all fifty state advisory committees to be held in Washington, D.C. this coming weekend, as a delegate of the local group. Regarding the recent vote on cloture rule, Mr. Tarshis said: "The vote on the cloture rule which now assures passage of the Civil Rights Act, is a vic- tory for all who love justice and love an America conceived in liberty. It is a defeat for no one except those who would prevent America from achiev- ing its ultimate dream." He said, "The result of the vote is a tribute to resolute leader- ship of men and womeu for whom the word patriotism has the meaning of love and jus- tice and decency. "It is significant," he con- tinued, "that on the basic issue the architects of victory in- eluded the President of the United States and Senators from both sides of the cham- ber. The strength and sincerity of Senator Humphrey of Min- nesota and Senator Kuchel of California will be particularly remembered. Their work can now be added to the profiles of courage that have marked our nation's legislative history. "For the thousands of civil rights leaders and for the country as a whole, the final passage of the Civil Rights Bill will provide new opportunities, which they dare not squander, to help out" Negro citizens achieve a full measure of their rights as Americans." Rabbi Rivkin Invited To Address Youth Conference in N.Y. Rabbi Sholom Rivkin of Congregation B i k u r Cholim has been invited to address a special session of the annual convention of the Nat.tonal Conference of Synagogue Youth which will be held in New York June 26-28. The National Conference of Syna- gogue Youth is the youth arm of the Union of Orthodox Jew- ish Congregations of America i and serves approximately 1000 synagogues in the United States and Canada. Approximately 500 delegates from different parts of the country are scheduled to par- ticipate in this National Youth Conference, which will be held at thd Pine View Hotel, Falls- burg, New York. At each Na- tional Convention of the Na- tional Synagogue Youth, 15 members of the American Or- thodox rabbinate are extended special invitations to partici- pate. Do your part--don't wait for a solicitor. Call Federated Fund P,'imc Minister and Mrs. Eshkol G ct, d by Lcade|'s of U.J.A. Bii i !ii !!il, , Israel Prime Minister Levi Eshko! and his wife were guests of honor at dinner given by the United Jewish Appel's National Campaign Cabinet at the Waldorf-Astoria llotel in New York on June 3. Left to right are Mrs. Jack Karp of Los Angeles, Chairman of the UJA National Women's Division; Mr. and Mrs. Eshkoi, and Joseph Mcyerhoff of Baltimore, UJA General Chairman. Eshkol and President Johnson At Conferences on Israeli Problems NEW YORK, (JTA) -- Israel's determination to build a better society and its willingness to help resolve Mid- dle East disputes were conveyed by Premier Levi Eshkol to President ,Johnson and a wide variety of other Ameri- can leaders in a whirlwind round of conferences and public appearances this month. In the first official visit by'---- .... an Israeli Premier on invita- tion by an American President, Mr. Eshkol met with President Johnson in a long and friendly discussion. In a joint corri- munique issued at the end of the talks, President Johnson reaffirmed United States sup- port for the territorial integrity and political independence ol" all countries in the Middle East and "the firm opposition of the United States to aggres- sion and the use of force or the threat of force against any country." Seattle Resolution On Russ Anti-Semitism In Nation's Records HON. ItENRY M. JACKSON Senator Henry M. Jackson of Washington state, has caused to be entered in the 1964 Congres- sional Record the proclamation of Governor Albert D. Rosellini selling forlh last March 14 as a "Sabbath of Protest." The reso- lution appeared in full in The Transcript of February 14, 1964. In presenting the proclama- tion to tim Senate of the United States for inclusion in the Con- gressional Record, Mr. Jackson said: "Mr. Presidenl, for some time there has been increasing evi- dence of growing anti-Semitism within the Soviet Union. AII I over the world, freemen con- cerned ahout this ominous cam- paign have spoken out against the measures which deny Soviet Jews their religious and cul- tural rights, and allow politi- cal, social, and economic meas- ures against Jews. "In connection with this pro- test, the S e a t t 1 e Council of Rabbis has been active in arousing the conscience of the public. The Governor of our Stat proclaimed a Sabbath of protest, which was widely ob- served last month. As a con- tinuing part of this effort, I ask unanimous consent that the proclamation of the Governor be printed in the Appendix of the Record." There being no objection, the proclamation was ordered to be printed in the Record. / Century Club Honors Merle Cohn One specific agreement was for a joint United States-Israel study of the use of nuclear power" for desalting seawater. The communique noted that progress in that effort would be made available $,o all 'coun- tries with "water defficien- ties," a description covering most of Israel's Arab neighbors. Closer Friendly ]Relations Generally, tlm communique pledged that both countries would seek to increase the present friendly relations link- ing them. It was understood that the Israeli visitors did not ask the United States for addi- tional arms, thougl the steady Egypian arms buildup, partic- ularly in the field of rocketry, vith the aid of West German Cientists was stressed by the ?remier repeatedly. Prior to his departure from Washington for New York, the Premier said he felt his visit to the capitol had improved contacts between the two countries and enhanced the generally friendly atmosphere. The Prime Minister met with Undersecretary of State Aver- ell Harriman, Assistant Secre- tary of State Philip Talbot, and others. A conference also was held in the office of Acting State Secretary George W. Ball. During the visit, Mr. Esh- kol also had a, breakfast meet- ing at Blair House vth Presi- dent George Meany of the AFL-CIO and other labor leaders. Agreements Needed Mr. Eshkol told an Overseas Writers Club luncheon that an earnest effort should be made to get effective and controll- able agreements to end the arms and military technology race in the Middle East. He said timt there was no slacken- ing in the flow of Arab threats against Israel and that Israel had no choice, despite the bur- den, but to maintain its mili- tary deterrent at a high level. Without this, he said, the "rela- tive quiet" in the Middle East "could be upset overnight•" Israel's basic positions were made known to President Johnson and the key figures of the Government. These in- cluded the belief that a mass return of Arab refugees would probably turn Israel into an- other CypriJs. Israel's readi- ness to help financially and technically for resettlement of the Arab refugees was empha- sized. Israel's belief that it needs to increase its conventional military capabilities was indi- cated, referring to more planes, more airfields, tanks and re- lated weaponry. The Premier told a United Jewish Appeal dinner in New York that Israel did not expect the Arab countries to mount an armed attack against Israel's massive Water Carrier project, scheduled to become opera- tional this summer• He stressed that the plan was being con- ducted in accordance with the :regional Jordan River plan proposed by the late Eric John- son in 1955 which was accepted at the technical level by the Arabs and rejected by the Arab governments. For Israel High Schools He also disclosed the UJA was planning a capital fund drive to build high schools for Israel, which does not have free high school education. He said the project would cor- rect an educational imbalance which "holds grave peril for our future." He said 43 of every 100 children entering Israeli elementary schools were of Asian or African origin. In high school, the ratio drops to 25 and at the university level to 12. He said Israel had no in- tention of becoming a nation divided between educated and uneducated but that it lacked Ithe financial resources for Pi]il Boguch, Chairman of the Century Club Committee{]public high schools. He cited rese entur Club Member w,th a aeSK se h p . nts Merle Cohn, C y , ' ..... ,:]t e huge outlays to absorbing :engraved with" his name as well as a picture of me.. naPPYa , continuouss low .... or lmmi- :Center Member" embracing the new Jewish Commumy ten-]grant s to maint " • "'" : , am a large min- ters of Seattle. • tar deterre 54 Century Club members are now enrolled. The commit-/,, y' nt and to. .develop ule ne e , / g v ana me alllee tee s goal is 100.