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October . AFTER C HOME: ae for Asth " lllrsh Tauber, s ConstellatlOl  an, President  tem off. The and nonseeel , ted with ch i 00useum 'ation ,iili I n a double c, ! • J' mh Museum,s:i, | rking its te| :S present qti | ]ue and Niev| Le former h rburg, e .monial obJ ,, tries, repreSe aries of been borrO' .., fuseum in F € These preC' ? ,inally colle t iductor and ; Lrt of NaPe ';t' • chased bY ld de RothS' , the Cluny "- h Jewish ˘e - lp p 3peared dUrc, }pean ereSe. uojects 1 Lo;I special i n te .hannukab l e 14th cent: various SPaS €ork from he' tries TheS , • , lp [ty of reroaiAe, d value i]l ole of J'- .tf " 7arius co w'' .  :1 le Talmea:,e i fitted be ,,1 il ler" with W' , I mtnar was .O | ave a lot 7, 1957 U.J.A. Planning Conference In Jerusalem For June, 1958 The United Jewish Appeal is planning an Anniversary Con- lerencel to next 25 and 26 to mark be held in Jerusalem June 24, ltre double anniversary year of 1958the .Tenth Anniversary of the 0Unding of the State of Israel and the Twentieth Anniversary of me, United Jewish Appeal working for the relief and rehabilitation ,t Jews throughout the world, it has been announced by Rabbi qetbert A. Friedman, Executive Vice-Chairman of the U.J.A. i"Even at this early stage in our€ laris- : , Rabbi Friedman writes, ference, including all hotel and t:i;riumber of highly dramatic d Colorful events, as well as therings with Israel leaders, to held in connection with the reference, are being planned in ael. For the hundreds whom e • ' : xpect will go to Israel for 18 historic meeting, we will be Prepared to make several kinds u !travel arrangements• Accord- g to our present preliminary lans, which will be finished ,°gn, some of them will be as Ollows: A. Plane transportation to and Israel and three days at the in Jerusalem, with and meals arranged, at a of about $775. This package ned for those few who have visited Israel before may want to go about the on their own. transportation to and Israel, and a five-day guid- of Israel, 'plus three days to attend the Con- !:IONORED FOR HALF :|ITURY OF SERVICE rO flLDREN'S CAUSE meals in Israel, which means a total of 8 days in Israel, at a price under $900. C• Plane transportation to and from Israel, and a ten-day guided tour of Israel, plus three days in Jerusalem to attend the Confer- ence, including all hotels and meals in Israel--a total of 13 days in Israel, a't a price under $I,000. Attendance at the Conference is to be mobilized from a wide range of special groups, such as social and fraternal organizations, y o un g leaders, professionals, trades as well as youth groups. There will be called off at the Conference a community roll of honor made up. of the names of those communities represented at the Conference• As these plans become more formali'ed, full details will be available at the office of" the Se- attle Federated Jewish Fund, states,Sam Holeenberg, Executive Director of the Fund. Irs. Fannie E. Lorber, Presi- ,_eat of the Jewish National ttome r Asthmatic Children at Denver, tently was honored for her fifty • ,"Secutive years as JNHAC rresident She was resented i* " - P ' a diamond lavalier at the Olde.n Anniversary Convention • , ational IIome Auxiliaries. .e of the original founders of :HAC; a free, nationwide' and °nsectarian medical center de- Y.0ted to the treatment of children tfflieted with chronic iutr ct ble astaraa, Mrs. Lorber has served rresident since 1907, the year  Which the Home opened its ors. TIlL AVIV (JTA)The Amer- basketball team beat an Is- five to take the basketball p of the fifth World Games here. The score 79 to 62. The Israeli team was undefeated. Israeli swimming tam the championship in that edging out the American SOuth African squads which - tied one and one-half points theIsraelis. The only -'an gold medal winner was a woman's div- ampion. Mike Wolk, an- received a bronze coming in third in the free style; he had pre- won two gold and one medal in other races. Byron an O 1 y m p i c chamlion placed first in the COmpetition. II{;,WUr a Yman, the firs't J e w is h _ 00.ember of the An- i ity Council, proposed this  taat the City Council ap- :: an o rd i n a n c e allowing eity emplo;es time off o The Trumans Join Judaic Law Class Former President and Mrs. Harry S. Truman became "class- mates" of Chief JusHce Earl War- ren last month for lesson 2 of a special course in Talmudic Law. The Trumans were surprise guests at a luncheon lecture spon- sored by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America at the sec- ond session of a three-day dis- cussion of judaic law and its rel- evance to contemporary prob- lems; "The Chief Justice of the United States had been invited to the lectures by ,Rabbinical scholars because he had expressed an in- terest in the ancient Jewish pro- cess of jurisprudence. Mr. Truman had been invited by the seminary through' former State Supreme Court Justice of New York Samuel I. Roseman, a friend and legal counsel of Mr. Truman. Mr. Truman sid it was  "wonderful" that the nation's Chief Justice "should renew his learning and inspiration" at the seminary. He called Mr. Warren "one of the truly great men of our time," and said he was "very fond" of him. Warren Pleads for Moral Unity Chief Justice Warren called for a new kind of effort to dis- cover the common denominator of faith and understanding among the religions and people of the world. At the late afternoon convo- i cation, an English • translation of the Talmud -- the body of Jewish civil and canonical law-- was presented to the Chief Jus- tice. In accepting it, he declared: "There are still wars and ru- mors of wars throughout the world. There is as much intoler- ance, as much bigotry and as much hhtred ampant in the world today as when these great scholars were developing and evolving this Talmud. "It is our job to see if we can find sonic way of living both at home and abroad which will per- mit people to live in happiness. "I want to study this Talmud, with great humility, and I will bear in mind that most of the good things that we find in our own law and in our own institu- tions came from the wisdom of men from other ages." atteZnd High Holy. Day services. She said that under her pro- posal, the first day of Rosh tta- shanah and Yom Kippur would be considered legal holidays and absence on those days would not be charged against vacation time. THE TRANSCRIPT The U.S. Delegation At the United Nations By SAUL CARSON (JTA) At least three out-and-out friends of Israel are members of this year's delegation assigned by the President of the United States, confirmed by the Senate, to carry Washington's ball in the Assembly. Outstanding among these three is, of course, Philip M. Klutznick, international president of B'nai B'rith. On the very day the White house announced the appoint-, ment of Mr. Klutznick to this year's Assembly delegation from Washington, the gentleman in question was engaged in businese considered utterly nefarious by the Arab League's office of prop- aganda. That business concerned the establishment of a multi-mil- liondollar community at Ashdod, on the Mediterranean, not far from llaifa. The Arab League's propaganda office is, understandably, very well acquainted, indeed, with many of Mr. Klutznick's other ac- tivities. As the head of B'nai B'rith, for instance, Mr. Klutz- nick is a member of the Presi- dent's Club; a group composed of the principal officers of national Jewish organizations in the United States. The presidents meet frequently to consider over- all problems of concern to their organizations--and Israel is not "infrequently, yet always from the viewpoint of extreme friendli- ness, on the club agenda. There is very much more to displease the Arabs when they consider the record of this mem- ber of this year's U. S. delega- tion. But, for the lack of space at the moment, only one more of Mr. Klutznick's sins need be added• A very popular man, Mr. Klutznick seems to have earned esteem from many sources, in- cluding the academic. He holds a number of honorary degrees. Among these, two stand out that are particularly irritating to zeal- ous Arab Leaguers. These are the degrees conferred upon Mr. K. by Dropsie College in 1954, and by the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institution of Religion this ,,ear. Af if putting this prominent Iew on the American delegation is not enough, Washington drafted for UN service this year two other prominent Americans who are not looked upon with partic-' ular favor by the Arab League. One of these is George Meany, president of the AFL-CIO. Mr. Meany's warm friendship toward Israel in general is well known articularly, the Arabs in their eounter-propaganla blast have noted that Mr. Meany has been maintaining extremely close re- lations with Israel's Confedera- tion of Labor, Histadrut. Then there is the new American dele- gate who is, by far, the mst glamorou lady in this year's As- sembly. She is the famous ac- tress Irene Dunne. Now Miss Dunne. seems "innocent' enough from the Arab viewpoint. For one thing, she is very prominent among Catholic laity. But she is also a very well-known friend of the Hebrew University in Jeru- salem, and active in the National Conference of Christians and Jews. PHI SIGMA SIGMA MOTHERS' CLUB Mothers of new pledges will be honored at the opening meeting of the Phi Sigma Sigma Mother's Club to take place on Tuesday October 15 at 12:30 p.m. at the Chapter House, 4530 17th NE., it is announced by Mrs. Max Jaffe, President. VIEIqA (JTA)Austrian Vice Chancellor J. P i t t e r m a n an- nounced recently the establish- ment cf a common fund for the payment of restitution to victims of Nazism and Austrians who had suffered war damage. Payments will be made on the basis of indi- vidual need. Patronize Transcript Advertisers Page Seven Report From 'Malben' in Israel Samuel G. Holccnberg, Executive Director of Seattle Federated Jewish Fund and Council, shown with one of the residents of "Neve Avoh'--ltome of the Parents--in Pardess Hannah, Israel. This is the last in a series of four articles written by Mr. Samuel Holcenberg, who has recently returned to Seattle from a trip to Europe and Israel with the United Jewish Appeal Study Mission. PARDESS HANNAH, ISRAEL--I have just seen a flour- ishing village of 1,200 happy, independent-minded people. These are working people. They make toys, Persian carlts and clothes. They repair furniture and other equipment. The village has tall trees, lush lawns, lovely flower beds, orchards heavy with fruit, all tended by the villagers themselves. And yet the youngest person in the village is 60 years old. What's going on around here? :For the explanation of this surprising but heart-warming village called Neve Avoth --Hebrew for "Home of the Parents"--one must go back to Israel's first days as a state. When Israel was born, hundreds of thousands of Jews in Europe, Asia and Africa, seeking liberty and a home of their own, began streaming into the country in a huge wave of unlimited and unse]ective immigration. The great majority were young and healthy. But the Europeans included sur- vivors of concentration camps broken in health. The Asians and Africans included many who, as a' result of neglect and or ignorance, were physically handicapped. Entire Jewish com- munities flooded into Israel, and it was only natural that there were many aged among€ them. The Israelis, who l]ad fought and bled for the right of free im- migration to their country, could not in all conscience take the strong and leave the weak be- hind, deprived of freedom. But the State of Israel just, did not have the funds or the technical resources to cope with this huge and special problem. Therefore, the American Joint Distribution Committee, a constituent agency of the. United Jewish Appeal, of- fered its help and in 1949, the JDC founded a subsidiary known a Malben, the Hebrew initials for "Institutions for the Care of Handicapped Immigrants." JDC went one big step further. It established from the beginning one overriding principle in deal- ing with the aged and handi- capped-to make their lives as productive and as happy as pos- sible. And that is the background to Neve Avoth, to the village of 1,200 contented, productive old people. When I visited Neve Avoth as a member of a 16-man study mis- sion of Executive Directors of Community Campaigns affiliated with the UJA, one o{ the Malben officials told me: "We want the aged to understand that they come here to live, not simply to await death." In order to do that, he ex- plained it is necessary to make the aged feel useful, to make the aged believe that they still have somethingto contribute to soci- ety, to their fellowmen. And sure- ly there is no better way to ac- complish that than to give a man something constructive to do. At Neve Avoth I saw old peo- ple helping in the kitchen, others serving food to their fellow vil- lagers. I saw one old lady who was in charge of the library, a great' grand-father who distrib- nted the mail. i was told of one 77:year-old Rumanian who han- dles an automatic ironing ma- chin in the laundry of one Mal- ben home for the aged and who complains "they don't let me work long enough." I saw men who were doctors back in Edrope serving part of the day each day as physicians in the village clinic and ex-chem- ists doing urine analysis and other tests in the lab attached to the clinic. Much as the aged enjoy their work, it is not all work and no play at Malben's network of old aged institutions. There is a va- riety of cultural activity, much of it "home-grown•" Each home has its cultural committee, there are newspapers, Hebrew classes, mu- sic groups. And, mot important, there is considerable contact with the world ottside. I learned that Neve Avoth has, of all things, a group of folk-dancers who won two prizes in a district competi- tion held on Israel's last Inde- pendence Day: Recently, I was told by the enthusiastic old peo- fie, Neve Avoth's choir partici- rated in a country-wide festival of immigrant choirs. This same philosophy, Malben's philosophy of usefulness and pro- ductivity, is the basis of the Mal- ben program for the physically handicapped. We visited the l/1- ben hospital for chronic diseases at Mahane Ishael. The hospital it- self is amazing  a series of quonset huts which once housed British soldiers are now spick- and-span wards with all the mod- ern trimmings, while a water cistern is now an open r pool for patients suffering from va- rious types of paralysis. Even more striking, one whole section of the hospital is given over to handicraft workshops. Altogether about 100,000 immi- grants have benefitted, directly or ldirectly, from Malben's selv- ices. That means one out of ev- ery eight newcomers who ar- rived in Israel since the State was born. Today new waves of Immigration are beating on Is- rael's shores.