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Second class _ - Every other Frjday except t^ o q VOL. XVI postage paid at January 4, lJ6.t monthly July, August. Phoenix, Ariz. $3.50 per year. 126 E. Roosevelt . Hadassah To Stock Fairground Shelves After months of preparation, Hadassah members will again open the State Fairground home economics building for the receipt and processing of merchandise for the Grand Sale, Feb. 3 and 4. On Sunday, Jan. 6, the unloading of all neighborhood depots and the trek to the Fairground will begin. All help in the moving and process Center Presents Concert By Soprano Miriam Root On Thursday evening, Jan. 10, at 8:30 p. m., the Phoenix Jewish Community Center will present Miriam Root, soprano, accompan ied on the piano by Wallace Horni brook. The concert is open to the public. There will be no admission charge. Mrs. Root is dedicating the con cert to the memory of her late hus band, Ai Root. Her selections will include a group of Italian songs, five German Leiders by Hugo Wolf, a trio of Rachmaninoff melodies and some representative American folk tunes. THE EVENING’S concert will be the premiere performance, the first time on any concert stage, of three French songs written by J. A. Blaauw, composer and friend of Mrs. Root, who now resides in Tucson. Mrs. Root, a Phoenix resident for nine years, has appeared in many productions of the Phoenix Musical Theater, Shakespeare as well as Israeli singing groups, and has made numerous appearances on television and the concert stage. SHE HAS HAD featured roles in productions by Phoenix Little The ater, Arizona Repertory Theater, Circle 16 Playhouse, and the Jew ish Community Center "Players.” Mrs. Root is on the music faculty of Temple Beth Israel. A native of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Root majored in music at the Uni versity of Washington. After six years studying voice in New York City, she starred in numerous roles with the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company. Hornibrook has recently moved to Phoenix to organize and direct a music program for Cross Roads B'nai B'rith • Lodges Plan Gala Donor The local lodges of B’nai B’rith are planning a gala donor dinner on Sunday evening, Jan. 20, at the Executive House in Scottsdale. The cocktail hour will begin at 6:30 p. m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p. m. A fur fashion show will be narrated by Mrs. Al Kessler, and a mink stole and mink-trim med sweater will be given away. Dancing will follpw with music by Joe Vaccarro’s orchestra. Mrs. John W. Meyers is donor board coordinator, and the follow ing donor board members are working on plans for the affair: Phoenix Chapter Mmes. Jack Feingold, Max Strom, and Al Kess ler; Edith K. Baum Chapter— Mmes. Jerry Dreiseszun, Gerald Brateman, and Zachary Winograd; Herman Lewkowitz Lodge—Mich ael Haskes and Hy Rubin; Thun derbird Lodge—Jerry Dreiseszun, Ken Gold, and Arthur Lewis. Reservations may be made by calling Mrs. Harry Robbins al AM 5-4066 or Mrs. Winograd at AM 5-5744. 'Raisin In Sun' Play To Help Building Fund A performance of the prize-win ning play ‘‘Raisin in the Sun” will be sponsored by Beth El Sisterhood on Sunday evening, Feb. 24, at the Phoenix Little Theater at 8:30 p.m. Donation is $2. Ticket chairman for the play is Mrs. Meyer Wilkof, AM 6-4183. A buffet dinner at Beth El Au ditorium will be served, starting at 5:30 p. m. Dietary laws will be observed. Donation is $3.75. Tick ets may be obtained by calling the ticket chairman for the dinner, Mrs. Robert Schubert, AM 6-5163; Mrs. Harry Wineberg, Sisterhood president, YE 9-0214, or Mrs. Wil kof, AM 6-4183. Funds raised will be used for the new Beth El Hebrew School building at Myrtle and 13th Ave nue. ing is volunteer. “We are in need of donation of heavy-duty trucks, drivers, and helpers for moving day,” states Fairground Coordina tor Mrs. Al Meyer. IN ADDITION to an appeal for good used clothing and household goods, large items such as furni ture and appliances, used cars and lawn furniture are urgently need S ; '£*o* MIRIAM ROOT Methodist Church. Before that time he was minister of music at East Stroudsburg Methodist Church, East Stroudsburg, Pa. A graduate of the Cornish School of Allied Arts in Seattle and a native of Golden dale, Wash., Hornibrook appeared as piano soloist with the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra and was well known as an entertainer and accompanist in the Pacific North west. HE HAS BEEN associated with the Fred Waring organization since 1950 as accompanist and instructor at workshops, and as pianist and accompanist with the "Pennsyl vanians” on TV, records and con certs. He toured with concert sing er Dorothy Sornoff and two vocal ensembles, "The Carolers” and "Festival of Song.” ■ * s - CASEY DAVID BUTT Casey Blitt Joins 'Who's Who' List Casey David Blitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Blitt, 5125 N. 20th Ave., has been named to "Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.” His name will ap pear in the 1962-63 annual direc tory of distinguished students. He is chief justice of the traffic court at the University of Arizona, Tucson and a member of Blue Key men’s honorary, vice president of Tau Delta Phi fraternity, and a member of the Interfraternity Council. A senior in liberal arts premedical, he will enter medical school in the fall of 1963. Someone’s Gonna Dance For Joy Someone will become the recip ient of a new 1963 Cadillac DeVille hardtop or $5,000 in cash as an extra bit of enjoyment at the second annual Cadillac Ball spon sored by Temple Beth Israel Men’s Club at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel on Jan. 12. "Only 250 tickets are being sold for this spectacular drawing,” said Program Chairman Don Fann. Cocktails and the drawing are scheduled to start at 7 p. m., with dinner at 8 and dancing until 1 a.m. ed. There wil] also be a sale of home-baked goods, and Mrs. Rita Schlossberg Chriss is in charge of this phase of the event. Mrs. Meyer will be assisted by Mrs. Harry Wolinsky, executive secretary; Mrs. Ed Dachs, corres pondence; Mrs. Harry Nystad, bookkeeping; Mrs. Joseph Wolin sky, work coordinator; Mrs. Charles Metchis, Elana Group chairman; Mrs. Harry Weinberg, Sabra chairman; Mrs. Samuel Blair, Sharon chairman; Mrs. Sam Robinson, Tamar chairman. Mrs. Yale Stuart is in charge of publicity; Mrs. Max Kent, pick-up coordinator; Mrs. Stanford Stone man and Mrs. Sanford Jacobs, new merchandise. Harry Wolinsky, Jack Gonshak and Al Meyer will set up for the sale. Mrs. Jack Gonshak is in charge of supplies. COORDINATING personnel set up for pre-sale and sale days will be Mrs. Anne Brodfield. Chairmen for workdays will be Mrs. Ed Dachs and Mrs. H. Berger, Sun days; Mrs. Harry Weinberg, Mon days; Miss Ann Chamberlain, Tuesdays; Mrs. Harry Wolinsky, Wednesdays; Mrs. Sam Blair, Thursdays; Mrs. Jean Singer, Fri days. Mrs. Brodfield will handle transportation problems for work ers. The home economics building will be manned daily, except for the Sabbath, from 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. There will also be a tele phone for the receipt of informa tion calls. The annual Fairground sale is the major fund-raising event of the combined four groups of Hadassah, and the only event where the ap peal is not directly for cash funds. Closet clean-outs will be converted to medicine for needy Israeli pa tients. xsmmmm m s mmm wmmmmmmmssm msmmmsmmrn v •• m JTA News In Brief DETROIT— Leader of all groups in the Detroit Jewish commun ity paid tribute to Isidore Sobeloff, executive vice-president of the Jewish Welfare Federation, on the occasion of his completion or 25 years of service in Detroit. A group of his friends set up an initial fund of $5,000 for the creation of an Isidore Sobeloff Community Service Fund. Mr. Sobeloff will designate its use. ROME—Modern Hebrew will be offered in a governmental public senior high school as 'an optional language course for the first tame in Italian history. Registration for the course in the school in Rome by non-Jewish students was reported heavy. NEW YORK—An assurance that the Argentinian government would not welcome any application by George Rockwell, or anyone else, to hold an international Nazi congress in Argentina was given by Ambassador Mario Pico, Argentinian representative at the United Nations, to the World Jewish Congress in New York. NEW YORK—H. Leivick, considered by most literary critics the world’s foremost Yiddish poet, died here after a long illness —two days before he would have celebrated his 74th birthday. Bom Lei vick Halper, in Igumen, Russia, he came to the United States in 1913 after escaping from Czarist exile in Siberia. JERUSALEM The first monarch to visit Israel, King Mwam busta IV of Burundi, was greeted by Mayor Mordecai Ish-Shalom of Jerusalem with the traditional Jewish bread and salt on a silver plate. LONDON —An estimated 1,000 Jews went into hospitals on Christmas Day to take over the duties of a similar number of Christians so that the latter could spend the holiday with their fam ilies. One of the first Jews to volunteer was F. A. Lincoln, an at torney who initiated the idea three years ago. TEL AVIV—Six leaders of the American Jewish Committee, here for an eight-day visit, expressed the opinion that the culture of Israel "has a very great influence on American Jewish life” and that they wanted to study that culture at close range. The group is headed by the organization’s president, A. M. Sonnabend. | IMPORTANT NOTICE t During the initial period of the UJWF campaign, copies of the '■t Phoenix Jewish News are being mailed to all listed names from '•) the files of the Jewish Community Council, ij IF YOU ARE NOT A REGULAR SUBSCRIBER, | we will be happy to enter your subscription. Phone AL 4-7494 or mail this form to 126 East Roosevelt. CECIL NEWMARK, Publisher [ Name | Address . i > Subscription $3.50 a year—s6.oo Two Years Support Your Community Newspaper! U.J.W.F. Opener Set For Jan. 17th Kirsch To Address Dinner For Advance Gift Donors Samuel Shapiro, chairman of the Advance Gifts Div ision for the United Jewish Welfare Fund campaign, has announced the opening event for the 1963 campaign. The Century Country Club, 56th and Shea Boulevard, will be the setting for a dinner for advance gifts donors and chairmen of key business and professional divisions, on Thursday evening, Jan. 17. The featured speaker will be Henry Kirsch, an authority on overseas Jewish relief programs. The Advance Gifts Committee, under Shapiro’s leadership, includes Maurice D. Brown, Newton Rosenzweig, Harold Alpert, Samuel Lang erman, Ben Witten, Aubrey Grouskay, Marvin Mony, Yale Simons, Irv Pearlstein, Jack Brown, Sam Fineberg, Jerome Smith, Charles Kalina, Morris Margolin, Maurice Fishman, Jack Vertlieb, Louis Hoffman, and Mrs. Dasha Todd. Additional members will be announced. GOAL FOR THE 1963 campaign is $317,000, representing a 40 per cent increase over the sum raised in 1962. "This increase,” explained Sha piro, “is necessary because of the great influx of refugees from Al geria and other danger points. In addition, expanded local service on the part of three local agencies Kivel Nursing Home, the new Jewish Community Cen ter, and the Jewish Social Service Agency will require substantial ly larger grants in 1963 in order to meet their program require ments.” KIRSCH, THE guest speaker for the Advance Gifts dinner, is coun try director of the Jewish relief operations of the Joint Distribu tion Committee in Italy and has served as director in Morocco. He is an authority on prob lems of Jewish needs overseas, and will speak on the current out look of immigration to Israel. Kirsch is an American, a grad uate of Brooklyn Law School, and holds a master’s degree in busi ness administration from New York University. He has had a career of specialization in relief and welfare problems on the trade union level in various countries overseas. United Jewish Welfare Fund is t> * 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. Speakers Bureau Named For Drive General Chairman Johann S. Ackerman has announced the member ship of the Speakers Bureau for the 1963 United Jewish Welfare Fund campaign. The Speakers Bureau will include Rabbi Maurice Corson, Rabbi Albert Plotkin, Rabbi Abraham L. Rosenblum, Rabbi Milton Shulman, Jewish Group Organizes At Sun City When they visited Sun City last year, Mr. and Mrs. Sol Pion of Great Neck, N. Y., experienced "love at first sight” of the famed retirement community. But when they inquired about the Jewish congregation in the town they were amazed to learn that there was none. They decided they wanted to live in Sun City— but they also wanted to affiliate with a Jewish nucleus. So they set to work to organize a Jewish group to fill the void they found. And already results have been achiev ed ALTHOUGH the Sun City home they will occupy won’t be ready until fall or early winter of 1963, they are already in the Valley of the Sun, helping other Sun City residents launch the Sun City Jew ish Center. The new group has elected tem porary officers and held its first open meeting Dec. 30 in the audi torium of the Sun City Community Center. The group is open to all Jewish residents of Youngtown and Sun City. Temporary officers are: Sam Levy, president; Joseph Gitlin, vice president for program; Irving Abrams, vice president for fund raising; Louis Abramson, vice president for membership; Joseph Elcove, treasurer; Mrs. Louis Abramson, financial secretary; Reuben Kaplan, house chairman; and Mr. Pion, Sam Bassman, and Irving Abrams, ritual service offi cers. BOARD MEMBERS are Norman Coplin, Andrew Hudson, Sidney Freeder, Thomas Sampson, and Mr. and Mrs. J. Morrison. It is estimated that 100 to 125 Jewish families reside in the two retirement communities. The new group will meet in the beginning at the Community Cen ter, but its members hope event ually to have a building. The Pions were in the lingerie and swimsuit business in Great Neck, with Mr. Pion designing and his wife assisting him. Their Phoe nix address is 525 E. Culver, Apt. 3. Information about the Sun City group may be obtained by calling Levy, 933-0940; Abramson, 933- 1688; or Mrs. Pion, 933-3761. 40th Anniversary Os Lewkowitz Lodge Marked The Past Presidents of Herman Lewkowitz Lodge No. 960, B’nai B’rith, will conduct the ceremon ies in celebration of the 40th an niversary of the present lodge on Saturday evening, Jan. 5, at the Phoenix Jewish Community Cen ter, 1718 W. Maryland at 8 p. m. A candle-lighting ceremony, in which some of the oldest members of the lodge will participate, will be a highlight of the evening. A short formal initiation of new members will be conducted by past presidents Philip Barer, Louis Kanne, Albert Kessler, Milton Sachs, Sam Schurgin and Nat Sil verman. Dancing, with music by Eddie Winn and his orchestra, and re freshments will follow. Chairman of the evening is Past President Chester Stoloff. Sy Clark is presi dent. The community is invited to Join in this celebration a a guests of the lodge. St Henry Kirsch and Rabbi Moshe Tutnauer. Also included in the Speakers Bureau are Mrs. Joseph Bank, Dr. Ted Barkin, Mrs. Joseph Gross, Hirsh Kaplan, Jarril F. Kaplan, Mrs. Sidney Pickelner, and Albert M. Stein. The Speakers Bureau is part of an overall program of public relations and interpretation con ducted on behalf of the 1963 cam paign. Every Jewish men’s and women’s organization in the com munity has been asked to sched ule a brief presentation at its general membership or board meeting in January or February. In addition to this special panel of speakers, the campaign office will make available a special slide presentation, which will be geared primarily for worker or ientation meetings, scheduled to begin on Jan. 10. Global Jewish Head Count: 12,915.000 NEW YORK—The World Jewish Congress has completed a statisti cal survey of Jews all over the world, finding that there are 12,- 915,000 Jews living in 122 lands. The survey, by the WJC’s Insti tute of Jewish Affairs, reports that 10 million Jews live in three coun tries: 5,500,000 in the United States; 2,200,000 in Israel, and about 2,300,000 in the Soviet Union according to figures available fol lowing the 1959 Russian census. With the influx of Jews from North Africa, France has become the fourth largest Jewish commun ity in the world with a population of 500,000 Jews. Next are Argen tina and Britain, 450,000 each; Can ada, 250,000; Rumania, 150,000; Brazil 140,000; Morocco, 125,000; and the Union of South Africa, 110,000. The 11 largest communities in which 12,175,000 Jews live, com prise 93.7 per cent of the world Jewish population. There are com munities of 20,000 to 100,000 in 14 lands, the largest being Iran, about 80,000; Hungary, 75,000; Australia, 70,000; and Uruguay, about 50,000. Klutznick Quits Position At U.N. UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (JTA) —The resignation of Philip M. Klutznick from the United States delegation to the United Nations was revealed here. Klutznick, former national pres ident of B’nai B’rith and former general chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, has been serving chiefly as the American represent ative to the U.N. Economic and Social Council. President Kenne dy expressed "warm appreciation” for Klutznick’s services and ac cepted the resignation "with re gret.” Center Offers Full Facilities For Meetings The Phoenix Jewish Commun ity Center has many meeting rooms, two lounges, an audito rium, adjacent Walnut Room, and a fully equipped kitchen which offers strictly kosher ca tering. Organisations can make ar rangements for any sise meeting, luncheon, or dinner. Facilities are available for cel ebrating family slmchas. For information call Sam Schoffman, business manager, at 264-6151.