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THE TRANSCRIPT Page Seven ctober 7, AFTER HOME Jseulll ztion a double celt, ;h Museu rt : 'king its t ew present quz ae and NineJ former he 1957 j U.J.A. Planning Conference I, Jerusalem For June, ]958 The United Jewish Appeal is planning an Anniversary Con- ference to be held in Jerusalem next June 24, 25 and 26 to mark he double anniversary year of 1958--the Tenth Anniversary of the 0anding of the State of Israel and the Twentieth Anniversary 1of thq United Jewish Appeal working for the relief and rehabilitat'on .f'Jews throughout the world, it has been announced by Rabbi llerbert A. Friedman, Executive Vice-Chairman of the U.J.A. "Even at this early stage in our- lans,,, Rabbi Friedman writes, ference, including all hotel and a.:number of highly dramatic meals in Israel, which means a tcl colorful events, as well as total of 8 days in Israel, at a atherings with Israel leaders, to price under $900. [e held in connection with the C. Plane transportation to and Onference, are being planned in israel. For. the hundreds whom e. expect will go to Israel for is historic meeting, we will be lrPared to make several kinds 0{ ti"avel arrangements. Accord- g to our present preliminary |_A. Plane transportation to and 01 Israel and three days at the Rference in Jerusalem, with "0tels and meal arranged, at a rlee "of about $75. This package 'designed for those few who q her have visited Israel before ! tl may want to go about the q tntry on their own. III, Plane transportation to and )1 Israel, and a five-day guid- ! tour of Israel, plus three days I Jerusalem to attend the Con- -INORED FOR HALF 'i CENTURY OF SERVICE "l CHILDREN'S CAUSE 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, at a price under $1,000. Attendance at the Conference is to be mobilized from a wide range of special groups, such as socia'L and fraternal organizations, y o u n 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 ames of those communities represented at the Conference. As these plans become more formalized, full details will be available at the office of the Se- attle Federated Jewish Fund, states Sam Holeenberg, Executive Director of the Fund. The Trumans Join Judaic Law Class Former President and Mrs. Harry S. Truman became "class- mates" of Chief Justice 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. Trunan had been invited by the seminary through former 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 business considered utterly nefarious by the Arab League's office of prop- aganda. That business concerned the es2ablishment of a multi-mil- liondollar community at Ashdod, on the Mediterranean, not far from Haifa. 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 Jew i.h organizations in the United States. The presidents meet frequently to consider over- all problems of concern to their organizations--and Israel is not infrequently, yetalways from the viewpoint of extreme friendli- ness, on the club agenda. There is very much more to displease tim 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. Klutznik'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 particu]arly iri'itating 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 year. Af if putting this prominent Jew on the American delegation is not enough, Washington drafted for UN service this year two urg. _ nonial obj , :ies, repreSe Hes of JevCiS them. )een borroX useum in F: these preciO - nally collected [uctor and  t of Napole0' I}f" :hased bY ., de RothSCd, he Cluny *.P Report From 'Malben' in Israel tlenMfs% Fannie .E. Lo:ber,. Prest- New York Samuel I. Roseman, are not looked upon with partic- fo's medewrmna.au m, al home a frmnd and legal counsel of Mr. ular favor by the Arab League. _ eently was honored for her fifty Truman. Mr. Truman sad t was One of these as George Meany, g.cutive years as JNHAC "wonderful" that the nation's president of the AFL-CIO. Mr. [ Jewish cee | vident: She was .presented :Chief Justice "should renew his Meany's warm friendship toward peared dtr  . [ ;,^a diamond lavalier at the learning and inspiration" at the Israel in general is well known; ean pereSe . tl [ t x-,. "'nmversary uonven.uon :seminary. He called Mr. Warren particularly, the Arabs in their objects lrl et [ ,0e'ofUeator?m:l fAoUXlela[17 "one of the truly grat men of ounter-propaganda blast have ;pecial inter m NIAC , *' ,.,,,,;a ,ha our time," and said he was "very" noted that Mr. Meany has een mnnukah locI9 | .sectrian'mdi'cacenter "de-- !fond" of him. maintaining extremely close re- 14th ceattff].: [ a to the treatment of children [ Warren Pleads for Moral Unity lations with Israel's Coneera- e various sP8 ! 'hCted with chronic intractable L ,,.o. . ,;.. w ....... .o tion of Labor, Histadrut. Then fork frora 1' [ a, , ....  ,,.,,=r , ,,,, I ........ , =. there is tne new memcan arm- ',: "-resident since 1907 the -ear I or a new KlnU OI extort to urn- , ...... "ies TheSe,  [ "" Whi ' er h m n 1 gate wno is, vy ar, me most _ ch the tIome opened' ts eov t e co mo denom nator . ........ o remair{, [ ,ors. - ' I of f-ith -nd -ner--di- -m-n, gmmorous lauy m tam year s ,s- [value l- [ _ -- I the religions and people of the sernb]Yr:nhe e Su:h: fqmuSMss de of J'e, |! |c::L AVIV (JTA)--The Amer-]world. ' :uSSnelseems "innocent' enough arius co tt [ tea -] ........ h_ Arab view t. Fo . baskelball m beat an Is At the late afternoon convo- fa,.n   ' ooin r I eli five to take the basketball/catin' an English translatmn one thing, she is very prominent ud, }II* | " eharaio ................. [ of the Tatmud -- the ooay OI among Catholic laity. But she is mnlp OI ne IliOn wOrlQ h Ill e Talm t [, ' aecab:--  . --. ] Jewis c v and canonical law-- also a very well-known friend of itted he j  v- ,a ames here. xne score/ was presented m the Chief Jus- the Hebrew Universit.. in Jeru or" with sa, |i s 79 to 62. The Israeli team was] t-ice. In accepting it, he declared: salem, and active in te National v,r "eViOUs "There are still wars and ru and ninar WaS I  'ly undefeated / ' " Conference of Christians ot to P The , s .... r a e l  swmmmg" " team" ] mors of wars throughout" the .... ,, ve a 1 - O f | tk t' [ world. There is as much intoler- " :e not of f " md and ko [ tliv-', ne championship in that] ante, as much bigotry and as a S.oa, edging out the American[ much hatred r a m p a n t in .the i-| SlG]& IGA r people , |!: 2Uth A-rican squads which I world today as when these great OTHRS' CLUB mlidaY av , uea scnotars were uevetopmg anu 111 e rest dinei [ h@-. , one and one-half points[ Mothers of new pledges w b .ta the I s r a e 1 i s. The only evolving this Talmud... honored at the ol)eltlag meeting o p Y 0.  e |! ier.au gold medal winner was '/It is our Job to see n we can of the Phi Sigma Sigma Mother's place t l, t |. i'blendelson, a woman's div-I fhd some way of living both at Club to take place on Tuesday, _ Uppe r ,. ,i | tlmpion. Mike Wolk, an- [ home ano aDro.a wn.]cn Wnl. per- October 15 at 12:30 p.m. at the ;erve reai]lY [ r kraer mit people m rive m nappmess 1 place par,' | ' ela,  ican, receiveda bronze ............ " Charter" House, 4530 17th NE., "t 00 _' or coming in third in the I 1 wang m suuy tins Tatmtm, is announced by Mrs Max Jaffe, w floVCe,d [ g meter free'st.-le" he had pre- with great humility, and I wlll uo;a charge fo: ' iI ""'" '" ' ' ................ ;, " Won *,.. l . ,no bear in mind that mos ox me th pricethe Pe I "r! I | ' i::ver raedal lnotheraces:'Byro"n' good things that we find m" our .................... ger ow i VIIND (JT2) ustrlan vice fro _, an O 1 y m p ic champion own law and in our n nstitu-  " Chancellor J Pltteman an | th Detroit, laced first in tim tions came from the wisdom of ' " " e corn ..... . men from other a'es" nounced recently the establish- .....  [ :'|: . 'u... lon. " " " ment ,f a common fund for the (JTA) -- Rosa- the first Jewish of the Los An- Cquaeil, proposed this City Council ap- ,o r d i n a n c e allowing employes time off to !: Samuel G. Holcenberg, Executive Director of Seattle Federated Jewish-Fund and Council, shown with one of the residents of "Neve Avoth'ltome of the Parents--in Pardess Hannah, Israel. This is the last in a series of four articles written by Mr. Samuel llolcenberg, 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 carlets md 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 th 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 heaRh. 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 The Israel[s, who had 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- State Supreme Court Justice of other prominent Americans who hnd, 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 Immigr.ants." 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 of 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 something to contribute t6 soci- ety, to their feltowmen. 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- uted the mail. I was told of one 772year-old Rumanian who han- dles an atomatic ironing ma- chine in the laundry o one Mal- .attend High Holy Day services, of restitution to victims She said that under her pro- of Nazim-n and Austrians who had portal, the first day of Rosh Ha. suffered War damage. Payments shanah, and Yore Kippur would will be made on the.basis of indi- be considered legal holidays'and vidual need. absence on those days would not be charged against vacation time. :Patronize Transcript Advertisers ben home for the aged and who complains "they' don't let me work long enough." I saw men who were doctors back in Europe 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 "hobe-grown." Each home has its cultural committee, there are newspapers, Hebrew classes, mu- sic groups. And, most important, there is considerable contact with the world outside. 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- ple, Neve Avoth's choir partici- 3ated 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 Mal- 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 ir pool for patients sufferhg from va- rious types of paralysis. Even more striking, one whole section of the hospital is given ovek to handicraft workshops. Altogether about 100,0@ immi- grants have benefitted, directly or indirectly, 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 beflng  Is- ra.l'$ slusms. .....