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eration Doubles o0000sH T'00Itr00scI:00|I00T Cash Goal to Israel To $2 Million in '71 $400,000,000 from the American Jewish Community and $200,- 000,000 from the rest of the world. In order to accomplish this goal, the minimum needed by Israel, to absorb 45,000 new- comers next year, to provide for their many health and wel- fare programs and the educa- tional needs of the country, communities would have to double what they raised in 1970 or even more. Mr. Guren pointed out that Los Angeles which raised $17,- 500,000 dollars this year had accepted a goal of $50,000,000, Portland which raised $750,000 this year accepted a goal of a million and a half dollars. Balti- more was accepting a goal 21/2 times as large as last year and so was Buffalo. All these were communities which Mr. Guren and Mr. Arnon had visited in the last few days. Mr. Sam Stroum made the motion for Seattle to accept a goal of two million dollars. This was seconded by Mrs. Robert- E. Gilman and passed by the board without a dissenting vote. Mr. Stroum whose campaign leadership last year resulted in Seattle's raising more than a millidn dollars, the highest in its history, brought cheers and ap- plause from the crowd when he announced he had accepted the chairmanship for a second year. Apacked meeting room at the Ypie Hotel heard a stirring Port from Israel by Michael rn0n, Secretary to the Israel lVernment at a meeting of the Oard of Directors of the Jew- J.n Federation and Council, u.graented by community lead- riP, last week. _ The resnonse of the board to !r. Arnon' message and a plea ii ade by Sheldon B. Guren, o, National Campaign Cabi- ,e0t.raember, was to adopt a al of two million dollars for W1, the largest in the history v, oeattle, e b_ In taking this action, th oard members in the words of . Merle D. Cohn, President, re pledging themselves to se through their own gifts through their own work Lee the amount that was ls this year. The action of e board was unanimous. After detailing all the mili- ry problems that Israel was ced with, problems which cost r.ael 90 per cent of its taxes re(one third of its gross na- :iolal product, Mr. Arnon made t lbUndantly clear that there a nothing left for social serv- :ce or education. Those needs L0tding $601,000,000 would have Lo I)e met solely by the contribu- Liis of Jews from the rest of [h{ World. Ir. Guren explained that Lift Would be broken down into Federation Trio Return After Confab in Israel absolutely fantastic experience" and they promised in the com- ing weeks and months to bring the message of that conference to the people of the Jewish community of Seattle. High- lights of the trip were dinners on successive evenings at the homes of Abba Eban and Golda Meir. Mrs. Meir on their last night in Israel summed up Israel's attitude towards the Jews of the world and especially the Jews of America by telling the group that "Just as Israel needs the Phantoms, so does she need the help of the world Jewry and particularly, American Jewry, for her survival. Whatever might have been Israel's disap- pointment at the failure of other nations to help Israel in its fight for existence, Israel knows it has at least pne ally it can rely upon without question and that is the Jews of the world." Mr. Stroum summed it up by saying, "It was the most memo- rable experience of my life." Samuel Stroum, 1970 Cam- aign Chairman, Edward F. ra, Sr., and Albert A. Dor- j er,. Executive Director of the r sh Federation and Council ently returned from an s[ergency conference in Israel, ]nSOred bv tha United Jewish aPPeal. - ..... i'he tr, representing Seattle ,,, s intermediate com- "u:dties, covered 20,000 miles l,! ur days of an exhausting __% ":ietigl:w!i!lffn!gt'tr:)Llliai'ule' that on .a couple of ernment leaders, including b^'_'a, e Minister Golda Meir, Ifeign Minister Abba Eban, ,.'aance Minister Pinchas Sapir, Ue!ease Minister Moshe Dayan qaci many others, ar Ru - The group toured Kf p +P, a beleaguered kibbutz, on ,e JOrdan fr-ontier and ins ect ed . P - r'--frtffications on the Suez ll  the first group of .,t ericans to do in more tvlanav _ __ so A _ear. II three agreed it was "an 1970 campaign chairman of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, is shown with Foreign Minister left, during an emergency meeting in Israel FIRST LEADING JEWISH NEWSPAPER IN WESTERN UNITED STATES VOL XXXVII NO. :J SEATTLE, WASHINGTON SEPTEMBER 30, 1970_ $500 MILLION GOAL Rabbis Urge Bond Purchase Calling upon the Seattle Jew- ish community to "act in the spirit of true brotherhoodand solidarity in behalf of Israel as we begin the New Year," a group of local Rabbis stressed the significance of "acts of commitment and support" through Israel Bonds for Is- rael's "economic strength to persevere in the struggle to survive and to realize the hopes for peace." Seattle Rabbis who signed the statement included: Rabbi William Greenberg, Ezra Bes- saroth Congregation, Rabbi Maurice Pomerantz, Herzl-Ner Tamid Congregation, Rabbi Sol- omon Maimon, Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation and the fol- lowing Congregations without Rabbis: Congregation Beth Shalom and Bikur Cholim Syn- agogue. In their joint message the Rabbis stressed the importance of the High Holiday effort for Israel Bonds which will be con- ducted during the forthcoming New Year observances in syn- agogues in Seattle and in Com- munities throughout the United States and Canada. The High Holidays are Rosh Hashanah (New Year) on Thursday and Friday, October 1st and 2nd, ushering in the Jewish Year 5731, and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). on Saturday, Octo- ber 10th. As in past Years, the High Holiday Israel Bond effort by the synagogues will launch the concentrated Fall campaign to aid Israel's economic growth this year. "The consciousness of our Jewish Heritage is heightened with the coming of the High Holidays," the Rabbis said. "It serves to focus our attention on the extraordinary need for unity and generous participation in the Israel Bond campaign to enable Israel to carry on its development program at a time when it is so heavily burdened by multiplied expenditures for defense." Emphasizing that the people of Israel "are determined to go forward with their economm and cultural growth" during this critical turning point in their history, the spiritual lead- ers asserted the "we take heart from the courage of Israel's people for whom no sacrifice is too great." "In the unity of the Jewish people, in its rallied strength and determination, rests the survival and future of Israel." The complete text of the Rabbis' High Holiday message is as follows: "A cloud of anxiety hangs over Israel as we usher in an- other New Year. Every Jewish heart is filled with concern about the outcome of the strife and tension that have been the daily portion of the people of Israel since the Six-Day War. "What will the New Year Bring? Will the continuing crisis explode into another deadly confrontation that will endanger the survival of Israel? Or will some miraculous turn of events bring a cessation of conflict and the beginning of the long hoped- for era of peace?" "We pray that the New Year will see the end of this extreme- commitment and support to give Israel the economic strength to persevere in the struggle to survive and to real- ize the hopes for peace." "We urge you to invest in Israel Bonds because they are vital to assuring the future of Israel. It is clear that as Ameri- cans and as Jews, committed to the survival of Israel, we dare not relax our efforts to bolster the economy of Israel at this critical turning point in its his- tory. Our participation in the Israel Bond drive has enabled Israel to complete many basic development projects, affecting almost every branch of Israel's economic life. "On the threshold of the New Year, peace is uppermost in the minds and hearts of the people of Israel. In the spirit of this sacred season, we join our hopes to theirs, and extend our partnership through Israel Bonds toward the swift achieve- ment of the goals of peace and progress." "Let us act in the spirit of true brotherhood and solidarity in behalf of Israel as we begin the New Year. In the unity of the Jewish people, in its rallied strength and determination, rests the survival and future of Israel." A courageous steward, Shlomo Wiedler, shown in photp, plus alert action by other members of the crew prevented hijack of the El A! Airlines Boeing 707 shown above. Mr. Wiedler, 39, was one of the first to tackle a hijacker but was wounded when a terrorist fired a pistol. Both the terrorist and a female companion were wounded and disarmed. The plane, which was on its way to New York, made an emergency landing at London where Mr. Wiedler was rushed to a hospital and the terrorists taken into custody. Committee of Ten Slates Gala Event One year ago, when the Women's Division, Jewish Fed- eration and Council of Greater Seattle conceived of Pacesetters for Major Gifts, it was highly questionable whether a new category with such high mini- mums could survive. The proud parents, President and Officers of Women's Divi- sion, are happy to announce it has and is flourishing beautiful- ly. The Committee of Ten met in the home of Mrs. Irving J. Levine to formulate their excit- ing plans for this year's gala event. The residence of Mrs. Paul Friedlander will serve as the setting for the affair to be held November 19th. The guest speaker will be Mr. Marlo Lewis of Palm Springs, California. An active community resident Mr. Lewis has been involved with the film industry for many years. A fre- quent visitor to Israel Mr. Lew- is is keenly aware of the exist- ing situation in the Middle East. BBYO Membership Drive Begins The B'nai B'rith Youth Or- ganization .of the Greater Seat- tle Area has now resumed the 1970 activity year. The meetings are being held at the Mercer Island Jewish Community Cen- ter, every other Monday night. On the Mondays that meet- ings aren't scheduled there are programs for the girls and boys together. The next meeting will be on October 12, at 7:30 at ter activities. All Jewish teens in the ninth through twelfth grades are eligi- ble for BBYO. For more infor- mation about membership or the organization in general please contact Seth Landau AD 2-2472 (boys) or (girls) Ellen Stutz at AD 2-3577. the J.C.C. The meetings consist of busi- ness sessions, and programs of present teen concerns. Other ly grave crisis. But our prayers activities include conventions, must be accompanied by acts of tournaments and various chap- NEXT ISSUE October 15 DEADLINE October 5