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Page Six Lehman Chairman of Committee To Mark Israel's Tenth Anniversary Four hundred and fifty-eight distillguished American leaders, representing the world of religion, art, science, law labor, education, music, literature, theatre, motion pictures, rao, 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 the general 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- Jews in Soviet Union Chairmen, including General Lu- Show Great Interest cius D. Clay (ret.); former Gov- ernor Thomas E. Dewey; Adlai In Israeli Youth Stevenson;  Mrs. Eleanor Roose- WASHNIGTON (JTA) m Ex- velt; former Senator William L. ports on Soviet affairs and Jew- Benton, chairman of the Board ish leaders here have expressed of the Encylopaedia Britannica; serious concern that the recent Thornton Wilder, playwright and detention and interrogation of novelist; John Gunther, noted au- Eliahu Chazen, Israeli diplomat thor; Archibald MacLeish, distin- in Moscow, might be the first step guished poet, Boylston Professor: in a design of new large-scale at Harvard" University; George persecution of Soviet Jews: Nleany, President of the Ameri- .The Kremlin seems to be can Federation of Labor and Con- aroused and perturbed by the gress of Industrial Organizations; warm reception that Soviet Jews Waiter Reuther, President of the gave the Israel delegation to the United Automobile Workers of Moscow Youth Fes tiv a I. The America; Carl Sandbttrg, poet Kremlin's displeasure has been hureate; Professor Reinhold Hie- particularly aroused by the news buhr, Vice-President of the Fac- of widespread deliberate discrim- ulty at Union Theological Semi- ination against Soviet Jews in laary; Bishop G. Bromley Oxman, e d u c a t ion and the professions Methodist Bishop for the Wash- which was reported by members ington area, a ormer President of the Israel youth delegation. 04 the WorLd Council o Churches Fear was expressed here that the Rt. Roy. Msgr. John O'Grady, the detention of the Israeli dipto- Secretary of the National Con- mat who this week returned to erence o Ctholic Charities Israel--might be followed up in Louis Lipsky, President "of the Russ.ia by wholesale raids on the gastern Life Insurance Company, homes of Soviet Jews who have and Dr. Ahba Hillel Silver, of The been in contact with the Israel Temple, Cleveland, dean of the delegation. Thousands of Jews U. S. movement to bring about are in this category, Anyone pos- the establishment 'of the State of sessing souvenirs, widely distrib- Tsrael. uted by the Israelis during their In announcing the formation of visit, is vulnerab]e to the charges the Committee, Senator Lehman of."communicating with the ene- underscored: "America's security my" and acting as a Zionist-ira- interests are involved in the Mid- perialist agent. die East as never before," and It was recalled here that the that 'tAmeriea's special role in liquidation of Jewish culture in the creation of he State of Israel the USSR, cuhninating in the.so- should not he forgotten." called "doctors plot" in 1953, fol- He pointed out that: "Israel is lowed closely on the heels of the one of the world's most dynamic spontaneous demonstration in symbols of man's capacity to cre- Moscow for Israel Ambassador ate and build, despite danger and Golda Meir in 1948. adversity, given the will and the The attendance of Israel youth : passion for creation--and for free- at the Festival rpresented the rdOm.  first opportunity for large num- "The world, especially the WeSt- bers of Jews from abroad to com- ern world, has a deep spiritual as nmnicate, person to person, with well as temporal reason to take Soviet Jewry, ,without the medi -' appropriate notice of this 10th ation of official interpreters. anniversary of the rebirth of this The lsraelis have returned ancient state, whose roots are from Moscow deeply stirred by common with those of western the discovery that the reaction of] civilization itself. As the Land of hosts of. Russian Jews to Corn-I the Bible was the cradle of the munist ,mti-Semitlsm since 1948, I spiritual heritage of all of us, it which still persists in covert form] .is today the foothold and the focus and is expressed in professional of freedom and democracy in the and educational discrimination, Middle East." has been a desire for affirmative identification with Jewry. Many H0using Project of them, including members of Komsomol and the Communist Opens in Greece Party, desire to settle in Israel, although their opinions of Israel ATHE N S ($TA)--In core- policy are often confused by So- monies attended by leaders of viet press indoctrination. the Jewish community of Greece, and representatives og Jewish -organizations outside this coun-X e d. try, a new, low-cast hou.qing project for 22 Jewish families, totaling 64 men, women and chil- dren was dedicated this week at . %UCIIook ' "Voles. The housing project was ,. _, ., I/,&t.'  mie$01] built for Jewish families that have been living in temporary j,y,ltll,eS'"utlt,-- .barracks since 1945, when their -111 C8ff$ lSf'Oor " homes were destroyed by an -earthqua]ke. . The first project of the kind .ever built her, e, the construction was financed by the Joint Distri- I  .every.body c,00nl button Committee, the Jewish IHOWaI.WAu.a l community of Greece, the Jewish |gli_l"...JtUtfl. about I Colonization Association and the I Conference on Jewish Material  lyment$ aa I Claims Against Germany. I m, I In addition to helping finance tlg 0 the housing project, the JDC also Ii dl,.Zt II provided loans to 43 other dervish  ..... amilies to build individual homes in place of dwellings de- stroyed ia the earthquake, JDC has spent a total of $4,000,000 m Greece since 1945, ,, TtIE TRANSCRIPT Temple Beth Am Religious School Sets Many Activities With a family Succoth Service set for Wednesday, Oct. 9, and a irst-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 Temple, 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 througfi 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 in. Russia. An invitation is issued to the era.tire Jewish community to attend. I I i HEADS 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 Hebrew Congregat/ons, repre- senting, over 1,000,000 congge- gancs m the United States and Canada. Also elected were, Henry Levy, Memphis, Tenn., ist 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., treasurer. CINCINNATI (JTA)--The be- lief and practices of the great religions of the .world axe set forth with explanatory maps and charts for Jewish religion school pupilg in a new textbook just ublished by the Department of J e w i s h Religious Education of Hebrew Union College - J e w i s h I n s t i tut e of Religion, rabbinic seminary here-. BONllEY-WATSON CO. J. E. Drummey, Pres. FUNERAL DIRECTORS "Beautiful Things Need Not Be Costly" r 1702 Broadway lAst 0013 i October 7, ISRAELI CHILDIIEN BOARD EL AL AFTER TREATMENT AT DENVER ASTHMATIC HOME SuccessfUlly treated at the Fewish National Home for Askhl/ Child,on at Denver, Colorado, two Israeli youngsters, Htrsh Tattber, ; left, amd Sammy Stork, 1L both of Halfa board E! Al's Constetlat New Ym-k for a Impwy ip home. Mrs. Beatrice Ashegman, Presid0  the New York Counctl of Presidents of JNHAC, saw them off. The u were restored to health at JNHAC, a free, nationwide and nonseCtltl0 institution devoted io the treatment of children afflicted wit eh I intractable asthma. Yom Kippur and Baruch By David Schwartz (JTA) Bernard Baruch in his recently published autobiography gives Yore 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 day. 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 $700,000 --a stun which set him on Easy Street. Mr. Baruch's book, which has hit the best seller list, should send many non-observant Jews back to observing Yom KiPpur. Perhaps, non-Jews, too. I remem- ber when I was a school boy, the music teacher of our school, a non-Jew, came to the syna- gogue one day just to hear Kol Hidre. Hon-Jews are beginning to ap- preciate our wonderful institu- tions. A marvelous sign of the times was: the visit of Chief Jus- tice Earl Warren and forrrer President Truman to the Jewish Theologc Seminary last week. The CbA'ef Justice o.f the Urdted States came wn to "learn" as we Jews say -- a "Sedra" o the Talmud. I don't think we quie appreciate what a wonderful thing hat was. No:thing like it has ever happened before in his- tory. Jewish history is full of attempts by the powerful nations to burn the Tatmud, but here the Ch.ief Justice of the great nation on earth comes to a Jew- ish institution to sit down and humbly "Iearn" the Talmud as a guide in rendering justice. If the incident had happened .2,000 or even several hundred years ago, our Jewish histories would tell of the incident with wonder and amazement And former President Truman came down, too. Mr. Warren Jewish Museum In Celebration NEW YORK: In a double eel;, bration, the Jewish Museum Hew York is marking its te anniversary, in its present clt ters at Fifth Avenue and Nines: second Street, the former hO of Mrs Felix Warburg. Some 100 ceremonial obje,, from many countries, represe:; ing several centuries of JeV! ritual art, have been borri from the Cluny Museum in 1..:$ for the occasion. These precl0 objects were originally colleCt. by J. Strauss, conductor and . sician in the court of NapOle_V' III, and later purchased bY l..d oness Charlotte de RothSC,. who left them to the Cluny * scum , re' Because so much Jewish ce menial art disappeared dtt, centuries of European perese tion, the earliest objects i?eresl collection are of special int .,0 to scholars." One Channukah la.:, tl$ ,'" dates back to the 14th con* .;, while there are various sP' mens of metal work from e" 15th to 18th centuries TheSe, g cause of the scarcity o remaiOje, work have special value ir .1 termining the rote of Je,, craftsmen m the varms co in which they worked. d,  came to study the TalmU t Mr. Truma n admitted he jI " ,, th W , for a kosher dinner wl .Ot the Talmudical seminar was cluded." *o o" And we Jews have a lot . n0 for those who are not o.e faith, besides Talmud and Re, art dinners: What other people tl" such a wonderful holiday a ,, coth, when the poorest - pi9 derneath a canopY o /e branches. I know a place ir t York's fashionable UpP er _ j Side where they serve millY the backyards--a place Pat, enclosed with a few flov"er,l  around, and they charge o  timnemal  BH:oregulcarotlPrtih: ,;O t, Jew has the same thing. " for ALL of your travel arrangements, See MRS. ED F. RILEY MRS. ALVIN BLOCK TRAVEL ADVISORS, ltt FOUlI?H AND PIKE BUILDING  ,