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e 'Page Six THE TRANSCRIPT Lehman Chairman of Committee To Temple Beth Am Mark Israel's Tenth Anniversary Four hundred and fifty-eight distinguished American ]eaGLers, representing the world of religion, art, science, law, labor, education, music, literature, theatre, motion pictures, radio, television, baseball and public service, accepting the invitation of former Senator Herbert H. Lehman, have joined in an American committee to mark in the United States the tenth anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel, it was announced today. Senator Lehman has agreed to serve as thegeneral chair, man of the committee, which will plan a series of functions to be held during 1958, emphasizing "the community of interests which binds Arabs and Jews and Americans in the dynamic search for peace." Associated with Senator Leh- man are sixteen Honorary Co- Chairmen, including General Lu- cius D. Clay (rot.); former Gov- ernor Thomas E. Dewey; Adlai Stevenson; Mrs. Eleanor Roose- velt; former Senator William L. Benton, chairman of the Board of the Encylopaedia Britannica Thornton Wilder, playwright and novelist; John Gunther, noted au- thor; Archibald MacLeish, distin- guished poet, Boylston Professor at Harvard University; George Meany, President of the Ameri- can Federation of Labor and Con- gress of Industrial Organizations; Walter Reuther, President of the United Automobile Workers of America; Carl  Sandburg, poet laureate; Professor Reinhold Nie- buhr, Vice-President of the Fac- ulty at Union Theological Semi- nary; Bishop G. Bromley Oxman, i Methodist Bishop for the Wash- ington area, a former President of the World Council Of Churches; the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John O'Grady, Secretary of the National Con- ference of Catholic Charities Louis Lipsky, President of the Zastern Life Insurance Company, and Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, of The Temple, Cleveland, dean of the U. S. movement to bring about the establishment of the State of Israel. In announcing the formation of the Committee, Senator Lehman underscored: "America's security Interests are involved in tire Mid- dle East as never before," and that "America's special role in the creation of he State of Israel should not be forgotten." He pointed out that: "Israel is one of the world's most dynamic symbols of man's capacity to cre- ate and build, despite danger and adversity, given the will and the passion for creation--and for free- dom. "The world, especially the West- ern world, has a deep spiritual as well as temporal reason to take appropriate notice of this 10th anniversary of the rebirth of this ancient state, whose- roots are common with those of western civilization itself. As tire Land of the Bible was the cradle of the spiritual heritage of all of us, It is today the foothold and the focus of freedom and democracy in the Middle East." Housing Project Opens in Greece .. ATHENS (JTA)--In cere- monies attended by leaders of the Jewish community of Greece and representatives of Jewish -organizations outside this coun- try, a new, low-cost housing project for 22 Jewish families totaling 64 men, women and chil- dren Was dedicated this week at -Voles. The housing project was built for Jewish families that have been living in temporary barracks since 1945, when their homes were destroyed by an -earthquake. The first project of the kind ever built here, th construction was financed by the Joint Distri- button Committee, the Jewish community of Greece, the Jewish Colonization Association and tire Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. In addition to helping finance the housing project, the JDC also provided loans to 43 other Jewish families to build individual homes in place of dwellings de- stroyed in the earthquake. JDC has spent a total of $4,000,000 in Greece since 1945. Jews in Soviet Union Show Great Interest In Israeli Youth WASHNIGTON (JTA)  Ex- perts on Soviet affairs and Jew- ish leaders here have expressed serious concern that the recent detention and interrogation of Ellahu Chazen, Israeli diplomat in Moscow, might be the first step in a design of new large-scale persecution of Soviet Jews. The Kremlin seems to be aroused and perturbed by the warm reception that Soviet Jews gave the Israel delegation to the Moscow Youth Festival. The Kremlin's displeasure has been particularly aroused by the news of widespread deliberate discrim- ination against Soviet Jews in e d u c a t i o n and the professions which wasreported by members of he Israel youth delegation. Fear was expressed here that the detention of the Iraeli diplo- mat-who this week returned to Israel--might be followed up in Russia by wholesale raids on the homes of Soviet Jews who have been in contact with the Israel delegation. Thousands of Jews are in this category, Anyone pos- sessing souvenirs, widely distrib- uted by the Israelis during their visit, is vulnerable to the charges of "communicating with the one-: my" and acting as a Zionist-im- perialist agent. It was recalled here that the liquidation of Jewish culture in the USSR, cuhninating in the so- called "doctors plot" in 1953, fol- lowed closely on the heels of the spontaneous demonstration in Moscow for Israel Ambassador Golda Meir in 1948. The attendance of Israel youth at the Festival represented the first opportunity for large num- bers of Jews from abroad to com- municate, person to person, with Soviet Jewry, without the medi- ation of official interpreters. The Israelis have returned from Moscow deeply stirred by the discovery that the reaction of hosts of Russian Jews to Com- munist anti-Semitism since 1948, which still persists in covert form and is expressed in professional and educational discrimination, has been a desire for affirmative identification with Jewry. Many of them, including members of Komsomol and the Communist Party, desire to settle in Israel although their opinions of Israel policy are often confused by So- viet press indoctrination. "Ne00 No DowM Religious School Sets Hany Activities With a family Succoth service set for Wednesday, Oct. 9, and a first-grade consecration sched- uled for Friday, Oct. 18, the Tem- ple Beth Am Religious School's .fall semester activities are well underway. An outdoor Succa will be built for the Succoth services at the Temi)le, 4555 16th N.E. Gifts of canned food will be brought by the children and turned over to charitable organizations. The Religious School's first grade, consisting of 23 children, will participate in the consecra- tion service with their teacher, Miss Vera Hanis. The ceremony will mark the beginning of their, formal Jewish education. A total of 135 children are registered in the school's classes, from nursery through ninth grade. Another event scheduled for Temple Beth Am is a talk on the history of postage stamps of the State of Israel by Mrs. Alvin Luchs Friday evening, Oct. 25. Mrs. Luchs has one of the most outstanding collections of Israeli postage stamps in the world. Mr. Henry Jackson, U. S. Sena- tor from the State of Washington, will address the members of Tem- ple Beth Am on Friday evening, Nov. 1. The subject of his talk will be his trip to the U.S.S.R., which will be illustrated with slides of pictures he took while October 7, ISRAELI CHILDREN BOARD EL AL AFTER TREATMENT AT DENVER ASTHMATIC HOME in Russia. An invitation is issued were restored to health at JNHAC, a free, nationwide and to the entire Jewish community institution devoted to the treatment of children afflicted with to attend, intractable asthma. [ llEAI)$ REFORM TEMPLE YOUTH GROUP ROBERT MILLER of Lexington, Kentucky was elected as presi- dent of the National Federation of Temple Youth, teenage branch of the Union of American Hebrw Congregations, repre- senting[ over 1,000,000 congre- ganes m the United States Canada. Also elected were. Henry Levy. Memphis, Tenn.,. 1st vice-president; Kenneth Midlo, New Orleans, La., 2nd vice-president; Ronald Bassey., Detroit, Mich., 3rd vice-presi- dent; Guy D. Rosmarin, Trenton. N.J., secretary; and Myra Katzen West Hartford. Conn., trasurer. Successfully treated at the Jewish National Home for at Denver, Colorado, two Israeli youngsters, Hirsh Tauber, left, and Sammy Stork, 11, both of ]laifa, board El Al's New York for a happy trip home. Mrs. Beatrice Asherman, the New York Council of Presidents of JNHAC, saw them off. The Yom Kippur and Baruch By David Schwartz (JTA) Bernard Baruch in his recently published autobiography gives Yom Kippur a wonderful testi- monial. He tells how early in his career he was heavily involved in Amalgamated Copper specula- tion. Just at a moment of crisis, Yore Kippur came on and his mother asked him to stay away from the office for the one tiny. A dutiful son, he stayed away. As.a result, instead of being wiped out, as he would have been had he gone to the office and done what he intended, he profited to the extent of $700,000 --a sum which set him on Easy Street. Mr. Baruch's book, which has hit the best seller list, should send many non-observant Jews back to observing Yom Kippur. Perhaps, non-Jews, too. I remem- ber when I was a school boy, the music teacher of our school, a non-Jew came to the syna- gogue one day just to hear Kol Nidre. Non-Jews are beginning to ap- preciate our wonderful institu- tions. A marvelous sign of the times was the visit of Chief. Jus- tice Earl Warren and former President Truman to the Jewish Theological Seminary last week. The Chief Justice of the United States came down to "learn" as we Sews say  a "Sedra" of the Talmud. I don't think we quite appreciate what a wonderful thing that was. Nothing like it has ever happened before in his- tory. Jewish history is full of attempts by the powerful nations to burn tim Talmud, but here the Chief Justice of the great nation on earth comes to a Jew- ish institution to sit down and humbly "learn" the" Talmud as a guide in rendering justice. If the incident had happened 2,000 or even several hundred y6ars ago, our Jewish histories would tell of the incident with wonder and amazement. And former President Truman came down, too. Mr. Warren Jewish Museum; In Celebration NEW YORK: In a bration, the Jewish MuseuVa New York is marking its anniversary, in its present ters at Fifth Avenue and second Street, the former of Mrs. Felix Warburg. . Some 100 ceremonial obJ, from many countries, repreSe' ins several centuries of Je2 ritual art, have been borrO:'d from the Cluny Museum in # for the occasion. These preclO] objects were originally colleCtS, by J. Strauss, conductor and *:,,,. the court of Napol" t, sician in III, and later purchased bY ,,131j oness Charlotte de RothSC, who left them to the Cluny " scum. . Because so much Jewish menial art disappeared centuries of European tion, the earliest objects collection are of special to Scholars. One dates back to the 14th con while there are various mens of metal work from 15th to 18th centuries. cause of the scarcity of work haw special value i termining the role of craftsmen in the varius in which they worked. came to study the TalmUd, Mr. Truman admitted he for "a kosher dinner" with the Talmudical seminar was eluded. "0 0' And we Jews have a lot . 0Of for those who are not of.tier faith, besides Talmud and 1o dinners. Wlmt other people*c' such a wonderful holiday a 0, coth, when the ooorest din%ii derneath a'n a c Opy 0.' branches. I know a place o- *" "t York's fashionable Upper ,10 Side where they serve mea.[]l] the "backyards--a place Par* enclosed with a few. ftoWe't$ around, and they charge {o' times the regular price o0t#* meal. But on Succoth the P Jew has the same for ALL of your travel arrangements, see MRS. ED F. RILEY MRS. ALVIN BLOCK TRAVEL ADVISORS, *In '103 FOURTH AND PIKE BUILDING * . , BONNEY-WATSON CO. J. E. Drummey, Pres. FUNERAL DIRECTORS r "Beautiful Things Need Not Be Costly" 1702 Broadway |At 0013 CINCINNATI (JTA)--,-The be- liefs and practices of the great religions of the world are set forth with explanatory maps and charts for Jewish religion school pupils in a new textbook just published by the Department of J e w i s h Religions Education of Hebrew Union College - J e w i s h I n s t i t u t e of Religion, rabbinic seminary here.