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■mm * ■F M \ ft,' H I ryH WOMEN’S DIVISION LEADERS —Mrs. Joseph Gross, general chairman, poses with members of her campaign cabinet in 1963 U.J.W.F. campaign. Left to right: Mrs. Warren Silver, liaison to special gifts; Mr«. Morris Himelstein, general socilitation; Mrs. Gross; Mrs. Joseph Lag man, member National Board, Women’s Division; and Mrs. John Kruglick, advance gifts. Hadassah Appeals For Rummage Aid On two Sundays, Dec. 23 and 30, a cavalcade of trucks, cars and station wagons will cover Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Sunnyslope to pick up rummage and furniture for the Phoenix chapter of Hadassah’s 4th annual Fairgrounds Sale, to be held Feb. 3 and 4 for the benefit of Hadassah health services in Is rael. • The goal this year is SIO,OOO. THIS YEAR the Phoenix chapter has again undertaken the support of the experimental pediatrics lab oratory, specifically working on re search for children suffering from heart defects and rare diseases. Pick-up chairman, Mrs. Max Kent, will be aided by the following cavalcade drivers: Scottsdale, National Leader To Speak At Youth Aliyah Luncheon r: ■ H J|y'•■ * * MRS. RAPHAEL TOUROVER Rassco Has Banner Year; Bonus Given NEW YORK A record divi dend of 8 per cent of par in cash plus 5 per cent stock dividend and another 5 per cent stock bonus has been declared by Rassco-R u r a 1 and Suburban Settlement Company Ltd., Tel Aviv. Isaac Imber, president of Rassco Financial Corporation, New York, the U. S. affiliate of this Israel building and land development company annouced the dividends. Gross profit of $2.7 million dur ing the year ended March 31, 1962, showed an increase of 64 per cent over the preceding fiscal year, with net profit of $670,000 showing an advance of 58 per cent. The consolidated assets of the company increased from $25.8 million to $36.3 million. Foreign investment mainly American in Rassco projects reached a record total of $8.6 mil lion during the year, compared with $6.1 million the year before. Such investments comprised main ly income producing properties, such as rental apartments, com mercial and shopping centers, ho tels, movie houses, factories and similar real estate. Other phases of Rassco activi ties include agricultural settlement, industrial development, and con struction of public buildings. The Rassco organization is one -of Israel’s largest single private employers, having a staff of 4,500. Mrs. Sam Robinson, CR 7-2408; Northeast, Mrs. Sam Blair, AM 5- 7025; North Central, Mrs. Lee Amada, 943-1493; Northwest, Mrs. Charles Metchis, YE 7-3152, and Mrs. Louis Pearlman, AM 5-3152. FAIRGROUNDS coordinator, Mrs. A1 Meyer, is appealing to the en tire Phoenix Jewish community to help Hadassah in its vital healing program in Israel by donating clothes, appliances, furniture, books, dishes, jewelry, sporting goods, etc. "We will welcome new merchan dise from merchants’ overstocked inventories,” stated Mrs. Meyer. "All rummage donations are tax deductible, and the Fairgrounds sale serves our own community as well as Israel,” she also said. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, the Phoenix Chapter of Hadassah will hold its annual Youth Aliyah luncheon at the new Jewish Com munity Center. Mrs. Raphael Tourover, Wash ington representative of the Na tional Board of Hadassah, will speak on “The History and Future of Youth Aliyah.” Donation will be $1.75. Mrs. Tourover, a member of the Hadassah National Board since 1939, serves as Hadassah’s volun teer liaison officer in Washington with government agencies and na-j tional organizations. She has toured Israel extensive ly- She holds an LLB degree from George Washington University Law School and has been an ar dent Zionist more than a quarter century. She has been a delegate to several World Zionist Congress es and was elected to the Actions Committee of the World Zionist Organization in 1956. City Migration Called Danger For Judaism WASHINGTON (JTA)—Two lead ers of the Union of American He brew Congregations warn that a new migration of young Jews in America from small and middle sized towns to large cities presents dangers to the growth of Reform Judaism. These concerns were voiced by Rabbi Jay Kaufman, UAHC vice president, and Myron E. Schoen, director of the UAHC Commission on Synagogue Administration, at the opening session of a four-day leadership conference. Rabbi Kaufman and Schoen ob served that among the dangers confronting Reform Judaism are the disintegration of the old con gregations in smaller communi ties; the loss of thousands of young families in urban centers due to lack of synagogue facilities; re tirement of older members who move to other communities, and the constant shifting of industries and government projects from one part of the country to another. Plans for a $2,000,000 subsidy to build synagogues in metropolitan centers to retain the younger gen eration were announced. Institute Backers Form On Coast SAN FRANCISCO (JTA) A group of prominent citizens here decided to establish a committee of Friends of the Weizmann Insti tute of Science following an ad dress by Abba Eban, Israel min ister of education, at which a num ber of Nobel Prize winners were presented with the State of Israel Commendation Award for 1962. Students Invited To Open House Rabbi and Mrs. Albert Plot kin, 930 W. Catalina Dr., cor dially invite all college students to their annual open house on Wednesday evening, Dec. 26, from 8 to 11 o’clock. Young men and women of college age are welcome. Center Plans TV Program On Sunday, Dec. 23, on Channel KPHO-TV from 5 to 5:30 p. m., the Phoenix Jewish Community Center will present a half-h our Chanukah program. Written by Madeline Rose and Elayne Stein, the half hour will in clude a presentation by the Choral Croup of the Jewish Community Center under the direction of Lydabelle Guberman; a group of pre-school youngsters under the di rection of Mrs. Sylvia Richman, and the Temple Beth Israel Boys Chorus. Narration will be by Mad eline Rose and David Sobol. The program will present the story of Chanukah and the varied ways Chanukah is observed in song, dance and traditions of to day. It is hoped that all Jewish families in the Community of Phoenix will view the program and urge their non-Jewish friends to do likewise. Israel Nuclear Firm Formed JERUSALEM (JTA) lsrael has announced the formation of a government company for the pro motion of nuclear science, and de velopment and exploitation of atomic energy for peaceful pur poses. Incorporated at 40,000,000 pounds ($16,666,666), the firm’s founding shareholders include Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, Finance Minister Levi Eshkol. and Deputy Defense Minister Shimon Peres as representatives of the government. Other initial stockholders are Abraham Zabarsky, chairman and managing director of the Work, ers’ Bank, Ltd.; Dr. Yeshayahu Foerder, board chairman of the Bank Leumi le-Israel; and several leaders of the parties that are partners in the coalition govern ment. Hillel Z. Dan, former direc tor of Solel-Boneh, the construc tion and contracting arm of His tadrut the Israel Federation of Labor has been appointed man ager of the new company. Reconstructionist 'Guide* Permits Sabbath Travel, Female Equality Jews can travel on the Sabbath to attend services, visit members of the family or participate in cul tural functions according to a “Guide to Jewish Ritual” issued by the Reconstructionist Founda tion. The “Guide” advocates recogni tion of full equality for women in ritual matters, abolition of the tra ditional distinction between the Cohen and the ordinary Jew and, on the matter of kashrut, retention of “as much of their observance as is necessary for effective self-iden tification with the peoplehood and religion of Israel, while abolishing or relaxing those observances which do not serve that purpose.” Full kashrut, it is recommended, should be observed in the home. Outside the home, food consisting “wholly or in the main” of forbid den meat or fish “should not be eaten.” lhe “Guide” can find no rea son why a musical instrument should not be used in the syna gogue services if it contributes to the beauty of the service. Texts of prayer books should omit those prayers “which do not -tGsSfcfMHHX — VOL. XVI Women’s Chairman Selects Cabinet For U J.W.F. Drive Mrs. Josepn Gross, general chairman of the Women’s Division of the 1963 United Jewish Welfare Fund Campaign, has been meeting with the executive committee of her campaign cabinet composed of leadership for all major sections and special projects. The 1963 Women’s Division or ganization has been broken down into three major sections, Advance Gifts, Special Gifts, and General Solicitation. Announcements of cabinet appointments by Mrs. Gross are as follows: WOMEN’S DIVISION adminis trator, Mrs. Samuel Langerman; advance gifts, Mrs. John Krug lick; liaison to special gifts, Mrs. Warren Silver; general solicitation, Mrs. Morris Himelstein; Scottsdale liaison, Mrs. Dasha Todd; and member national board, Women’s Division, Mrs. Joseph Lagman. Under the leadership of Mrs. John Kruglick and her coordinator, Mrs. Leo Blumberg, six vice-chair men have been appointed in the Advance Gifts Section. They are Mrs. Sam Friedman, Mrs. Herbert Kahn, Mrs. Mark Leibsohn, Mrs. Irvin Pearlstein, Mrs. Harry Ru bens te in, and Mrs. George Wolf. Each vice-chairman is responsi ble for recruiting teams of 10 workers, and the announcements of these workers will be made short ly. Advance Gifts Section will hold parlor meetings early in January for indoctrination of workers and assignment of kits. Preliminary plans are being made by co-chair men Mrs. Joseph Lagman and Mrs. Phil Taxman for the Advance Gifts special event to be held on Feb. 3. SERVING WITH Mrs. Warren Silver in a chairmanship position in Special Gifts is Mrs. Jerry Drieseszun. Vice-chairmen with responsibility for organizing teams of 10 workers are: Mrs. John Friedman, Mrs. Charles Kalina, Mrs. Arthur Seligman, Mrs. Paul Staman, Mrs. Lee Grushko, and Mrs. Albert Zeitlin. Special Gifts Section will hold parlor meetings the week of Jan. 28. The special event for this sec tion, headed by Mrs. Harold Schnurer with co-chairman Mrs. Milton Saper, is scheduled for Feb. 20. The announcement of the bal ance of the committee and the de tails regarding this function will be made in the near future. AIDING Mrs. Morris Hilmelstein in the General Solicitation Section are her vice-chairmen, Mrs. Man uel E. Bruder, Mrs. Bernard Fraz in, and Mrs. Seymour Seigel. Un der the sponsorship of this section a "President’s Tea” was held on Nov. 29 at the home of Mrs. Edgar Korrick. Co-chairmen for the tea were Mrs. Lee Ehrlich and Mrs. Korrick. General Solicitation Section will recruit workers through all wom en’s organizations for participation Soviets Publish Einstein Volume LONDON (JTA) A new book on the late Albert Einstein, pub lished in the Soviet Union in 25,000 copies, was sold out within a few hours after it was offered for sale, it was reported here today from Moscow. Prof. Boris Kuznetzov, a leading Soviet scientist, is author of the new volume. A second volume on Einstein is expected to be published in the Soviet Union. Until recently, Einstein was in disfavor in the Soviet Union. represent the sincere convictions of the worshippers,” such as those for the restoration of the Temple affirming belief in a personal Mes siah, in bodily resurrection or in the Jews as a “Chosen People.” It is suggested that a period be set aside each day for home devo tions. The “Guide” was drawn up by a joint body of clergy and laymen. U.S., Israel Sign Extradition Pact WASHINGTON (JTA) The United States and Israel have signed an extradition treaty cov ering felonies demanding two or more years’ imprisonment but not pertaining to political offenses. In the omission of political offenses from the scope of the agreement, the treaty followed the pattern of similar treaties between the United States and various nations. The treaty was signed by Sec retary of State Dean Rusk and Is raeli Ambassador Avraham Har ; man. Second class _ . Every other Friday except postage paid at December 21, 1962 monthly July, August. Phoenix, Ariz. $3.60 per year. 126 E. Roosevelt No. 7 in one-day telephone solicitations to take place in March. The spe cial, annual Phonorama project of Junior Civic Leaders will also he part of the over-all program in the General Solicitation Section. ADDITIONAL chairmen for spe cial sections in the campaign or ganization include Mrs. Ben Wit ten, Special Solicitation Follow-Up Committee; Mrs. Alan Oseran, Workers Award Event; and Mrs. Joseph Ehrlich, Committee to Study the Establishment of a Per manent Women’s Division. Announcements of further cam- Qll]anukah fojUl ©ur Second Art Exhibit Set At Center The second in a series of art ex hibits will be held at the Phoenix Jewish Community Center, 1718 W. Maryland Ave., from Jan. 7 through Jan. 23. The exhibit will feature graphic art by many world famous art ists, according to exhibit chair man, Mrs. Lee Ehrlich. Mrs. Ehr lich’s committee includes M m e s. Jack Brown, Harrison Levy, Harry Levine and Yale Simons. Alexander Kower is in charge of physical arrangements. Acting in an advisory capacity for the ex hibit is Art Jacobson of the Ari zona State University Art Depart ment. Collectors who are loaning their graphics for the show include Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brown, Milton Bu rack, Frank Hartsfield, Harry Le vine, Marvin Koolish, Louis Mann, Yale Simons, Seymour Seigel and Dr. and Mrs. Lee Ehrlich. Among the works to be shown will be graphics by Kathe Koll-f witz, Marini, Goya, Oskar Koko schka Matisse, Reginald Marsh, Kuniyoshi, Picasso, Roualt, Mark Tobey and Marc Chagall. The exhibit, which is open to the community, may be seen from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m., Sunday through Friday and from 8 p. m. to 10 p. m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Israel Bonds Dinner Brings Sales Exceeding $120,000 An enthusiastic Israel Bonds meeting held recently at the Jew ish Community Center sold over $120,000 worth of Israel Bonds. •. The campaign, headed by Phil Taxman for the second year in a row, won acclaim from the almost 400 people attending the dinner. One of the highlights of the dinner was the purchase of a SI,OOO bond by Phoenix Mayor Sam Mardian. Ira Hirschmann, prominent au thor and featured speaker at the dinner, declared: “Phoenix is in deed fortunate in having so de voted and compassionate a hu manist like Phil Taxman.” TAXMAN thanked the commun ity for support and understanding of the problems confronting the State of Israel in its campaign to develop the Negev, a vast desert area covering more than half the State of Israel. Taxman stated: “I have always felt that there is a strong natural affinity between the people of our own state and Israel. We have a similar climate and similar ter rain. Like Israel, we haxe experi enced a rapid growth in popular tion. And Arizonans can under stand, perhaps better than most other Americans, the grave prob lems which confront Israel in hei program to conquer the desert and make it a livable place for great numbers of her immigrant fami lies. “ISRAEL HAS now undertaker to do just that. The people of Is rael have set themselves the task of reviving the vast Negev wilder ness. It is the most gigantic engi neering job of our time. And the Israelis will do it, too. paign appointments and details re garding meetitngs and special functions will be furnished in fu ture issues of the Phoenix Jewish News. United Jewish Welfare Fund is the annual campaign which is con ducted among the Jewish residents of Maricopa County on behalf of 65 national, local and overseas beneficiaries including the United Jewish Appeal. Lodge Plans Anniversary Celebration The 40th anniversary of Herman Lewkowitz B’nai B’rith Lodge 960 will be celebrated by members and their friends with a dance and social Saturday evening, Jan. 5, in the ballroom of the Jewish Community Center. Music for dancing will be fur nished by Eddie Wynn and his orchestra. Chairman of the eve ning will be Chester Stoloff. There will be a short formal initiation of new members, con ducted by the Past Presidents Club. Members of the lodge invite members of Thunderbird Lodge, Phoenix Women’s Chapter and Edith K. Baum Chapter of B’nai B’rith Women, and members of the community. There will be no admission charge. Refreshments will be served. Ben-Gurion Plans Shift JERUSALEM (ZINS) Sweep ing changes in the Israel govern ment are being considered by Pre mier Ben-Gurion, according to well informed sources here. Persons close to the prime mini ster maintain that he plans to turn over all matters of defense to the present deputy minister of de fense, Shimon Peres, in order to concentrate upon vital questions of education which are facing the country. The same report has it that Mr. Ben-Gurion will take over the Education Ministry from Abba Eban. The present foreign minister, Mrs. Golda Meir, would be ap pointed vice premier to relieve Mr. Ben-Gurion of the many de tails involved in running the gov ernment. Eban would in this case take over the foreign ministry. Ben-Gurion allegedly reached these conclusions after a survey of education among Israeli children whose parents immigrated from Oriental countries. The non-Euro pean Jews now constitute 50 per cent of the Israel population. “State of Israel Bonds can be purchased throughout the year as an investment in portfolios, as an investment for our people and our children, for birthdays, Bar Mitz vahs, gifts, and all occasions.” The Israel Bond office is lo cated in the Jewish Community Center. Telephone 264-5251. Social Service Makes Appeal For Job Offers Jewish Social Service, be cause of the increasing num ber of requests for employ ment, is appealing to employ ers who may have need for personnel to contact the agency. Jewish Social Service in the past month has begun to feel the pressure of requests for jobs, since there is a marked downtrend in employment availability, a spokesman said. “Many families are experi encing difficulty because of job lay-offs,” the spokesman said. “The agency is limited in Job procurements. Therefore, It finds it necessary to appeal to the community at large to share in the responsibility of helping those who have skills to offer, but who cannot find work.” Those having jobs to offer are asked to call CR 7-5421.