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VOL. II
Temple Groundbreafeing Due Sunday |
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ARTIST’S drawing of the projected new Temple Beth Israel.
A groundbreaking ceremony will
be held Sunday, Jan. 2, to signal
ize the start of construction on
the new $250,000 Temple Beth
Israel between 10th and 11th
Avtenues on Flower, Rabbi A. L.
Krohn announced this week.
The ceremony originally was
scheduled last Sunday, but weath
er interfered.
Nat Silverman will be master of
ceremonies. Charles Korrick, as
president, will represent the
temple’s board of directors.
Also participating will be Archie
Kroloff, Newton Rosenzweig and
Albert B. Spector, members of the
building committee; Mrs. Ben
jamin Herzberg; representing the
Beth Israel Sisterhood; Mrs.
Joseph Ehrlich, president of the
Beth Israel parent-teachers or
ganization; Bernard Fogelson, ad
viser of the JOB’S, the temple’s
’teen-age group, and Marvin Kap
lan, president of the Sunday School
student council.
Lou Stein Coordinator
Lou Stein, regional director of
the Zionist Organization of Amer
ica, will visit Phoenix in January
for the purpose of coordinating ac
tivities of all local Zionist groups.
Israel Police Study U. S.
TEL AVIV, (JTA) —Yehezkel
Sahar, Inspector General of the
Israel police, will come to the
United States soon to study new
police investigation and organiza
tion methods, it was reported here
this week.
Schools Liquidated
NEW YORK, (JTA) —Two pri
vate letters from Bucharest pub
lished in the Jewish Daily Forward
reveal that all Yiddish and He
brew schools in Rumania have
been liquidated under a new law
on education promulgated by the
government. One letter emphasizes
that more than 15,000 pupils at
tended these schools. The names
of the authors of the letters are
withheld, but they are known to
be persons active in Jewish cul
tural life.
A New Addition
In-tro-ducing—
Our advertisers.
You’ll find their messages
spread throughout the inside
columns of The News this
week, marking the first time
that the paper has been opened
to advertising. Thus the ex
pansion of The News has been
made possible.
We express the unabashed
hape that you will patronize
The News’ advertisers. Only in
this v/ay can the paper grow
and mature, and only in this
way can the Jewish people of
Phoenix be provided with a
well-rounded publication con
taining all the news and feature
that they like to read.
Soy you saw It advertised In
The fhoenlx Jewish News
U. S. Experts Praise
Israel's Constitution
NEW YORK, (JTA)—Out
standing American authorities on
international and constitutional
law have commented favorably on
the draft of the Israeli constitu
tion, it was revealed by Eliahu
Epstein, Israeli envoy in Wash
ington, in a statement to the Jew
ish Telegraphic Agency.
The draft, prepared by Dr. Leo
Kohn, counsellor of the Israeli
Foreign Office, attracted wide in
terest in this country. It combines
aspects of the American, French
and British systems of government
with some of the fundamentals of
ancient Jewish law.
It abolishes the death pertalty,
separates state and church, guar
antees free access to Palestine’s
Holy Places, establishes freedom
of worship for all sects, draws no
distinction among Jews, Christians
and Moslems in their rights as
citizens, and goes beyond any ex
isting constitution—including that
of the United States —in setting
forth basic human rights.
The draft provides that no one
should be subjected to torture,
flogging or humiliating punishment
and prohibits the application of
moral pressure or physical viol- '
ence in the course of police inter
rogation. Freedom of speech and
opinion is guaranteed. Censorship
is unlawful, except in time of war
or national emergency.
“Whatever draft is finally adopt
ed by our Constituent Assembly
the Constitution of the Israeli state
will undoubtedly be based on
principles of democracy, of fullest
freedom for the individual and of
equality before law, with demo
cratically-elected governing bodies
and no discrimination between
citizens,” Epstein said.
Bernstein to Take
Court Seat Monday
Charles Bernstein, Phoenix at
torney, will take office next Mon
day as judge of the Maricopa
county superior court.
He was appointed by Governor
Garvey to succeed Judge M. T.
Phelps, who won a place on the
state supreme court bench in the
November election.
Bernstein’s term of office will
run to Jan., 1951. Long identified
with the Democratic party leader
ship in Arizona, Bernstein served
as campaign chairman for the late
Gov. Sidney P. Osborn in 1946.
S. B. Officers Elected
At its regular meeting on Dec.
28, the Phoenix Chapter of B’nai
B’rith elected officers for the com
ing year. Eli Schlossberg was
elected president. Other officers
are Milton Sachs, first vice-presi
dent; Ted Pozel, second vice-presi
dent; Herman Multer, treasurer;
Burton Lewkowitz, secretary; Joe
Radner, chaplain; A. Martin Kess
ler warden; Jack Halpern, guar
dian.
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, DECEMBER 31, 194 S
Plans Pushed for
'49IIJWF Drive
Preparations for the 1949
campaign of Phoenix’ United
Jewish Welfare Fund, sche
duled Feb. 1 to 15, were be
ing pushed speedily ahead
this week.
Organization work was com
plete except for the setting up of
the women’s division, according to
President Nat Silverman of the
Phoenix Jewish Community Coun
cil.
The green light for winding up
the preliminaries was flashed from
New York City when it was an
nounced that the United Jewish
Appeal has been reconstituted and
has set its national conference for
Jan. 12 to 14 at Atlantic City, N.
J. At that time the national UJA
goal will be adopted.
Await Data
The UJWF executive commit
tee in Phoenix, at the suggestion
of Ben Projan, voted to postpone
setting the local goal until the
national objective is set.
“Phoenix Jewry will want to be
in line with the national goal,”
Projan, who will serve as co
chairman of advance gifts, de
clared at an executive committee
meeting. “This is really the year
of destiny when American Jewry
will want to. secure the gains in
Israel. Hence it would be un
thinkable for us in Phoenix not to
relate ourselves directly to what
the Jews of America are asked to
do.”
Dr. Joseph Bank, physician,
will head up the coming campaign.
Honorary chairmen will be Harold
Diamond, Charles Korrick and
Harry Rosenzweig, prominent
Phoenix merchants. Leonard Gold
man, proprietor of a downtown
leather goods store, will be vice
chairman.
Chairmen Listed
These are other committee lead
ers for the drive:
Advance Gifts—Ben Projan and
Samuel Shapiro, co-chairmen.
Trades—Joseph Fuchs and Saul
Mintz, co-chairmen.
Arizona Area—Herman A. Mil
ler and Nat G. Silverman, co
chairmen.
Young People’s Division—Mar
tin Horwitz, chairman.
Auditing Committee Samuel
Kiviat, chairman.
Rating Committee —Joseph Hor
witz, chairman.
Speakers’ Committee Samuel
Langerman, chairman.
General Solicitation Committee
—Philip Newmark and A1 White
field, co-chairmen.
The publicity committee was
one of the first to swing into ac
tion. The group is preparing the
1948 Yearbook, pointing up the
achievements of the Phoenix Jew
ish community during the past
year. The publication will be ready
for distribution in mid-January,
just ahead of the campaign.
Members of the group, besides
King, are Howard Bendalin, Sam
uel Boshes, David Busch, Lester
Galst, Helen Kruger and Joseph
S. Stocker.
Silverman said the campaign
calendar, including dates for the
advance gifts and kickoff dinners,
will be announced soon.
No Return to Turkey,
Jews in Israel Told
ISTANBUL, (JTA)—Minister
of Interior Munir Husrev Cole in
dicated this week at a meeting of
the Republican Party that Turkish
Jews emigrating from the coun
try to points outside Israel and
who later make their way to the
Jewish state may not be permitted
to return to Turkey.
News Is Expanded
Into a Bi-Weekly
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Leaders Say
( Bon Voyage ’
Leaders of Phoenix’ Jewish com
munity, top dignitaries of the
state and city and editors of prom
inent Western Anglo-Jewish news
papers gave The Phoenix Jewish
News a lusty sendoff this week
as the newspaper underwent ex
pansion and moved into operation
under private management.
Messages of “bon voyage” were
received by the publishers of The
News from President Nat Silver
man of the Phoenix Jewish Com
munity Council, Rabbis Nathan A.
Barack, A. L. Krohn and Philip
Jaffa; Governor Dan E. .Garvey,
Mayor Nicholas Udall, President
C. E. Van Ness of the Phoenix
Chamber of Commerce, David
Weissman, editor of the B’nai
B’rith Messenger of Los Angeles;
Eugene B. Block, editor-publisher
of the San Francisco Jewish Com
munity Bulletin, and Rebecca
Staman Rutz, publisher of the Ari
zona Post at Tucson.
President Silverman of the Com
munity Council wrote, “The in
tegrity of a newspaper is determ
ined solely by the integrity of its
publishers. The confidence which
the members of the Phoenix Jew
ish Community Council have in
you has induced them to extend to
you the privilege of carrying on
the publication of The Phoenix
Jewish News with the assurance
that in your hands it will continue
with the same aims and ideals for
which it was founded. Good luck.
Rabbi Barack of Beth El Syna
gogue at 3rd Ave. and McDowell:
“I wish you the best of luck in
your new business venture with
The Phoenix Jewish News and I
know that you will have a prog
ressive and intelligent newspaper
that will serve the best ideals of
the Phoenix Jewish community The
whole community will soon realize
the importance of a local Jewish
press and will give their utmost
■ support. . .
Rabbi Krohn of Temple Beth
1 Israel at 122 E. Culver: “I am
very happy to extend to both of
! you 10,000 welcomes in your new
enterprise. I feel certain that un
der your guidance it will not only
1 serve the best interest of our
[ community at large but will also
| serve as a medium of education
! to the Jewish people.”
Rabbi Jaffa: “My hope and wish
' are that the new publishers of
The Phoenix Jewish News will re
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The Price of Peace: $4,092,000 ($6 Per Head)
PARIS, (JTA) —The proposed conciliation in Palestine will cost
the United Nations $4,092,000 for the next ten months—s 6 for each
adult Israeli and Arab to be conciliated in Palestine.
At the start, the projected U. N. conciliation commission would
have 500 military observers, 107 internationally recruited officials and
72 technical personnel. Altogether, the proposed three grand con
ciliators will have a staff of 679.
The whole 10 months of conciliation will cost less than what
three days of war in Palestine has cost the combatants. It will cost
•ess than one week’s additional expenditure by Israel for defense
against Egypt alone.
Chanukah Greetings
To All Our Readers
From
THE FHOENIX JEWISH NEWS
The Phoenix Jewish
News, founded in Sept.,
1947, as the official publica
tion of the Jewish commun
ity of Phoenix, steps out of
its swaddling clothes this
week and emerges as a
full-fledged member of the
nation’s Anglo-Jewish press.
The new style masthead, which
probably has already caught your
eye, is in a sense a symbol of the
new era on which The News is
embarking with this issue.
The Phoenix Jewish Community
Council, which established the
newspaper last year, voted recent
ly to permit M. B. Goldman, Jr.,
and Joseph S. Stocker, both of
Phoenix, to take over full publica
tion responsibility. Henceforth
they will publish the paper on a
private enterprise basis with both
news and advertising.
Quicker Expansion
It was in order to bring about
a speedier expansion of The News
than would have been otherwise
possible that the Council approved
the proposal of Goldman and
Stocker to take ov6r operation of
the paper.
The paper will publish Friday
of every other week. Heretofore it
has been a monthly. The publish
ers hope to step up to weekly pub
lication in the near future.
The News will continue to serve
as the official medium of the Jew
ish Community Council. As in the
past, it will be sent to all Jewish
families listed with the Council.
The latter group agreed to pay
the publishers $1 for each sub
scription, the total of which is ap
proximately the sum heretofore
spent to publish a four-page
monthly on a non-commercial
basis.
The ‘New Look’
Besides its new management
and new masthead, Phoenix’ only
Anglo-Jewish newspaper has a
“new look” in several other re
spects :
For the first time since its in
ception, the columns of The News
have been opened to advertising,
by both Jewish and non-Jewish
firms. This is the means by which
the paper is being expanded in
both size and frequency, to render
a service comparable to that which
is being given by Anglo-Jewish
papers in all the country’s major
cities.
Commencing with this issue, the
dispatches of the Jewish Tele
graphic Agency will be featured
regularly along with local Jewish
news. JTA is the finest of several
Jewish news services, supplying
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