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Seattle Public Library Periodical Dec. 4 m DECEMBER 1, 1953- KISLAV 24, 5714 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON VOLUME XXII, NO. 7 UJA ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO SET 1954 CAMPAIGN Israel's firm determination to live in peace, freedom and dignity is reflected in this picture of a young immigrant driving a tractor in the Negev. Despite great and deepening tensions similar to those of 1948, the people of Israel hope not to be deterred from their main aim--to free Israel of want, need and crisis. This is also the aim of the United Jewish Appeal, which on December 11, 12 and 13 will set the stage for its 1954 nationwide campaign at an extraordinary annual National Conference to be held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. The three-day Conference will be addressed by Israel Finance Minister Levi Eshkol; Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt. first lady of the world; Edward M. M. Warburg, UJA General Chairman, and other wor ld figures. The annual campaigns of the UJA make possible the settlement, development, welfare and rehabilitation programs of the United Israel Appeal, Joint Distribution Committee and United Service for New Americans. In Seattle, the United Joint Appeal receives it ssupport from the Federated Fund and Council. Rabbi Silver Gives Stirring Speech At the Conference of CJFWF CLEVELAND, Nov. 21--Presaging .. ' ' American Century," norm mosaic which is America," he the rise of an ' Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver of Cleve- land last night declared that "des- tiny has singled out our beloved Country, the foremost democracy on earth, to give leadership to the World and to lead mankind out of the grave social, political and eco- nomic predicament in which it finds itself.', Such an era will be a great age for American Jewry as well, Rabbi Silver said. "We owe it to our- Selves and to our people, we Jews of America, the most favored and fortunate of all world Jewry, to take over the glory and burden of our heritage now that the Jewish COmmunities of Europe no longer exist as vital and creative centers;" he said. "The last 300 years  are warrant for it." Rabbi Silver traced the rise of the American Jewish community since the establishment of the first Jewish settlement in America .;n 1654. He cited its humble beginning and its contributions to the rise and growth of America, in war and in Peace, in industry, science, the arts, literature and music. The American Jewish community has Played an important role in fash- ioning "the colorful, unique and The Story of Chanuko To Be Nationally Televised The story of Chanuko will be dramatized in a national 'television Program when the Columbia Broad- casting Company presents "Lamp Unto My Feet," Sunday, December 6, from 3 to 3:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Rabbi Ely E. Pilchik, spiritual leader of Temple B'nai Jeshurun, Newark, New Jersey, will be seen in a discussion of the meaning of Chanuko following the showing of the Chanuko story. An author and lecturer, Rabbi Pilchik serves on a number of na- tional commissions of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, Which is cooperating with CBS-TV in the presentation of the Chanuko Program. said. A great century also awaits the newly established state of Israel Rabbi Silver declared. "Given peace, the amazing energy of its people which has so miraculously trans- formed that country in a few years, will continue unabated, for it is the stored-up energy and hopes o centuries," Rabbi Silver said. "Al- ready close to. a million and a half Jews live in Israel and it seems destined to become, next to the United States, the largest center of Jews in the world, and its most im- portant cultural center. Many grave i problems confront the new state-- political, economic and social--but knowing their drive and dynamism, their pride and devotion, I am con- fident that they will solve them-- with our help and the assistance of their fellow-Jews throughout the world." New Regulations For Entry of Non-Quota Immigrants WASHINGTON, (JTA) -- Sen. Pat McCarran this week revealed a number of regulations pertaining to the admission of prospective immi- grants under President Eisenhow- er's emergency immigration pro- gram to admit 214,000 persons out- side the quota, in more than three years. Sen. McCarran, a foe of the program who came to terms with the Administration just before the program was passed, said the State Department would shortly an- nounce regulations for administra- tion of the measure. National Conference Of CJFWF in Cleveland Samuel Holcenberg, attending the 22nd General Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds last week-end at the Statler Hotel in Cleveland, reported that action on major problems fac- ing American Jewry in 1953 was the keynote of the sessions. Almost one thousand delegates representing communitie from every part of the U.S. and Canada, engaged in plan- ning and workshop sessions which stressed intensive participation and analysis of facts. Key questions discussed by the delegates included Israel's economic md social welfare program, tension in the Middle East, planning and budgeting for changing domestic needs, fundamentals of campaign organization for 1954, and recruit- ment and training for new leader- ship. Julian Freeman of Indianapolis was re-elected National President. Aid To Aged and Chronic Sick Important in 1954 Program Mrs. Rose Kobak, President of the Drexel Home for Aged in Chicago, presented an outstanding paper on the above subject. She said "We can no longer consider our job finished when we place our aged into homes. Institutions provide service to ap- proximately four out of every 100 Jewish persons over 65 years of age. What about the other 96 per cent in the Community? What kind of service is best for them?" She reported that some commu- nities are experimenting with a "home care" program which pro- vides medical, nursing, housekeep- ing and social services to people in their own homes. This concept is also being utilized in caring for i chronically ill people. To aid people who are not sick enough to require nursing or attend- ant service, but do not have fami- lies or homes of their own, other communities have developed a fos- ter or boarding care program. Under this program, Jewish family service agencies place elderly people with families in the community, thus giving them the opportunity of liv- ing normally and independently, Mrs. Kobak said. Seattle Community Council On Planning for the Aged Mr. Holcenberg writes that he is getting material and forms for use !in Seattle in connection with the Self-Survey on Aged Care which the Board of Directors approved at their last meeting. Mrs. E. E. Lescher and Mrs. Robert Shapiro were appointed chairman and co- chairman of the Self-Survey Com- mittee by Melville Monheimer, chairman of of our Community Council. This Self-Survey in our Jewish community will be of in- estimable help to our aging people and for that reason the Community Council is making this project its most important the coming year. Germans Unchanged, Says Dr. Salit New York (JTA)--Germany has "no right to full equality" with the civilized nations of the world un- til the leaders of West Germany convince their people to face up to the Hitlerian outrages for which they are responsible, Dr. Norman Salit, president of the Synagogue Council of America, told a press conference today. Dr. Saltt, returning from a month- long visit to Germany where he was the first Jewish guest of a German Government since the ad- vent of Hitler, reported that as a result of conferences with Chan- cellor Adenauer a n d President Theodor Heuss of West Germany, he was convinced that they recog- nized Germany's guilt for Hitler's He revealed that under these reg- crimes. The German people, how- ulations a citizen can sponsor a ever, the rabbinical leader de- "type" of immigrant rather than a clared, want to forget Germany's specific person. An applicant may moral responsibility. specif- the age, skill and nation- ,.. . :,irant for whom he ally ot an 1,,, .... . ..... is willing to provme surey ann tne "unnamed assurance' would be matched in Iurope from among prospective immigrants. The citi- . -, then would be in- zen-applica formed about the person chosen and would be required to give his specific aPP roval. There is no overt anti.Semitism in tGermany today but, potnte he on, German employers will no nzre Jews. He reported that Jewish com- munities a sucn ._. PPealed to him for mlngs as a rayer . traveling library, P snawm, Prayer books and other re- ligious articles. SALUTE TO MERIT Among the 100 young men selected to represent Seattle's "News- makers of Tomorrow" by the eminent Committee for Seattle's Future, are three from our Jewish community: Irwin Caplan, well-known car- toonist; Edwin O. Guthman, reporter for the Seattle Times, who has received national recognition for his excellent reporting, and Rabbi Michael A. Robinson of Temple de Hirsch, who has. integrated himself in the Seattle community and Jewish life here. The men chosen are representative of the many other hundreds of outstanding young men of this city--young men of vision who have already shown unique qualities of leadership or promise of future achievement. The TRANSCRIPT warmly congratulates them on this recognition of their ability and wishes them every success for the future in their various fields. They are a credit and inspiration to us all and an example of the American way of life. UN Votes Israel Censure NEW YORK (AP)--The United Nations Security Council voted "the strongest censure" of Israel for its October 14 raid on the Jordan vil- lage of Kibya, in which 53 Arabs were killed. The council ordered Israel to pre- vent all such actions in the future. Israeli Ambassador Abba Eban charged this was stronger language than the council had used against any other country--including the Communist aggressors in Korea. He said the censure was the "worst possible prelude" to the direct peace talks between Jordan and Israel for which he called yester- day. The vote in the ll-nation council --highest UN body and the only one with authority to order its decisions enforcedwas 9 to 0 with 2 absen- tions. Neither Jordan nor Israel are council members. They had no vote. Eban made a rush trip to Wash- ington today. He conferred for 90 minutes with Secretary of State Dulles in a last-ditch effort to have the condemnation toned down and to gain American support for direct talks 'between the feuding parties. The Israeli delegate then hurried back here where he made an im- passioned 75-minute plea to the council not to pass mc censure resolution. The council ignored Eban's pleas and went ahead. Ed. Note--We all can understand the obstacles that the above UN action will place in Israel's path towards peace. It is regettable that in these years since the armistice when the Arabs were committing similar raids, time and time again, on Israeli territory, that the UN Security Council did not intervene. If they had, there would have been no Kibya incident. IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE The date for the Chanukah play of the Seattle Hebrew School has been changed from Sunday, Decem- ber 6 to Monday, December 7. To Guide Reform Jewish Youth : ItASlll WOLLI KAELTER has boon named West Coast director of youth activities for the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, according ca Or. Samuel S. Hok lender; of, Chkago, the Union's oxocuuvo beard his chairman. In new post, Rabbi Kaeltor will be haro of the J-acro camp of nil Judn|am, in Saratoga, Calif. was formerly rabbi of TempJo IJ'nai Israel in McKoesport, Pa. Mizrachi Donor Luncheon, Dec. 10 Studio Mrs. Nathan Grlnspan The annual donors luncheon of the Seattle Chapters, Mizrachi Women's Organization of America, will take place on Thursday, De- cember 10, 1953,'in the auditorium of the Seattle Hebrew School. Mrs. Charles J assen is coordinating chairman, and is being assisted by the following committee chairmen: M=.u, Mrs. len rtlcnlen and Mrs. Nissim Adatto; Patrons, Mrs. Aaron Katsman and Mrs. Ben Genauer; Tickets, Mrs. Nathan Grinspan and Mrs. Mark Rose; Hostesses, Mrs. Sidney Russak; Decorations, Deb- orah Chapter, Mrs. Virginia Israel, i chairman; Program, Mrs. Alvin !Schreiber; Children's Page, Mrs. :Nathan Filzer; Souvenir Program, Mrs. Irving T. Sidell. A highlight of the program of this year's donors luncheon will be the presentation of the chaffer to the newly formed Deborah Chapter, represented by their President, Mrs. Jack Altaras. An outstanding musi- cal program, as well as the new Mizrachi Women's film, "Window on Jerusalem," will also be pre- sented. In' addition to the organization's expansion of its Youth Aliyah and Child Restoration projects in Israel, special emphasis has been placed in the past twelve months on social services for Israel's newcomers and vocational training for Israel's youth. Mrs. Jack Radinsky, President of Avivah Chapter, extends a cordial invitation to everyone interested in this vital work to attend the lunch- eon and participate in the achieve- ments of an organization which has helped build not only the Jewish state, but the Jewish faith. Reservations may be made by calling Mrs. Grinspan at La. 8516, or Mrs. Mark Rose, Fr. 6401. Dinner in Honor . Of Mr. Harry Lewms The dinner paying tribute to Mr. Harry Lewis of Seattle will be held on Sunday, December 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the Junior Ballroom of the Olympic Hotel. This event is in recognition of the recent election of Mr. Lewis to the National Board of Directors of AMPAL (American Palestine Trad- ing Corp.) He is the only Seattleite thus far honored with such a high position in the affairs of AMPAL Mr. Leo Meltzer, Acting Chair- man, announces that Abraham Dick- enstein, President of AMPAL, is flying here from New York to be the main speaker of the evening. Further details will be announced to the PU'blic shortly.