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PHOENIX,ARIZONA VOL. XVII. No. 7 BY ALPERT UJWF Business-Professional Co-Chairmen Are Announced KAPLAN Harold H. Alpert, general chairman of the 1964 United Jewish Welfare Fund cam paign, announces the ap pointment of the co-chair men for the largest major solicitation unit in the cam paign. These appointees are Jarril F. Kaplan and Jerry Lewkowitz. The Business and Profession al division involves 22 business and professional sub-divisions, covering approximately 2,000 men prospects throughout the community. This large cam paign unit was established last year for the first time, involved over 250 volunteer workers and raised a total of $65,924. In cluded were 350 new contribu tors. Kaplan, a prominent at torney, holds a number of important leadership posi tions in the Jewish and gen eral community. He is presi dent of the local chapter of the American Jewish Com mittee, president of’the Jew ish Family and Children's Service, and is a member of the Phoenix Human Rela tions Commission. Last year, Kaplan was a vice-chairman in the Business and Profes sional unit, heading the pro fessional sub-division. Johnson Asks Feldman To Stay On In White House Position WASHINGTON (JTA) President Lyndon B. Johnson has asked Myer Feldman, White House deputy special counsel, to continue serving in the same capacity and also to advise him on Jewish and Is raeli matters as Feldman did for President John F. Kennedy. Feldman has accepted Pre sident Johnson's invitation. He will continue serving as the senior official of Jewish faith on the White House staff. It was learned that President Johnson made known that he would follow the practice of President Kennedy in placing reliance on Feldman as his personal consultant on Jewish issues. Feldman came to the White House with President Kennedy after serving on his senate staff and as research and program director of the Democratic na- Second class postage paid at Phoenix, Ariz. Al i LEWKOWITZ Lewkowitz is general man ager of Korrick’s—Chris-Town, and currently president of the Chris-Town Chamber of Com merce. He serves on the board of directors of the Campfire Girls, the Jane Wayland Home and the Northwest YMCA. Last year, he was vice-chair man of the mercantile sub-divi sion of the Business and Pro fessional division. V The time table for the Business and Professional division has been set by the co-chairmen. They are cur rently lining up major sub division heads. During Janu ary, all business and profes sional team workers will be recruited, and the solicita tion program will be carried out during the month of Feb ruary. Announcements of sub - division appointments and special dates of meetings will be announced in the near future. The United Jewish Welfare Fund is the annual campaign which is conducted among the Jewish residents of Maricopa County on behalf of 65 nation al, local and overseas benefi ciaries, including the United Jewish Appeal. tional committee during the 1960 presidential election cam paign. Designated as Deputy Special Counsel to the Presi dent, Feldman works personal ly with the President and is responsible for vital communi cations with Congress and Fed eral agencies. In addition to these duties, President Kennedy, directed him to maintain liaison be tween the White House and the American Jewish community. Finn Is Elected Herbert Finn, 6539 N. 13th St., was elected recently to the National Board of Directors of the Sports for Israel Commit tee, which is traditional spon sor of United States participa tion in the World Maccabiah Games in Israel. Finn is a local attorney, ac tive in community affairs. IN EARLY JANUARY Israel Is Preparing For Visit of Pope JERUSALEM (JTA) Israel’s Ministerial Commit tee is making arrangements for the forthcoming visit by Pope Paul VI and setting in motion the detailed plans for the proper reception of the Pontiff. A special subcommittee is expected to be set up by the Ministerial Committee to facilitate news coverage to facilitate news coverage of the Pope’s visit. Already, dozens of newsmen from all over the world have made hotel reservations here. Among them is a 10-man crew from the television division of the National Broadcasting Com pany. Pope Paul is expecting to spend about 12 hours in Israel, probably on Sunday, January 5. Statement by Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, president of the Union of American He brew Congregations, on the forthcoming visit to the Holy Land by Pope Paul: “Speaking for myself, I re joice that Pope Paul will per sonally visit the Holy Land, the cradle of the great religions of the world. The Pope will not only see the historic shrines and holy places sacred to Ijis religion and to others; he will also see at first hand the mir aculous resurrection of the Land of the People and the People of the Book in modern Israel. Thus, the avenues of in terfaith understanding are broadened. This is hearten ing in view of the difficul ties which are so frequently placed in the way of inter religious concord. It is one thing for the more enlight ened Catholic fathers to plead for removal of the age old imputation of deicide against Jews. It is another for the Ecumenical Council to formalize this enlightened view. It is to be hoped that the Pope's visit will acceler- Expansion Os Schools Encouraged By Shah NEW YORK The Emper or of Iran has assured one of the world leaders of the Alli ance Israelite Universelle that he wants to encourage expan sion of the organization’s work on behalf of the Iranian Jew ish community, it was an nounced here by the American Friends of the Alliance. A cable received here re ported that the Shah of Iran this week-end received Admir al Louis Kahn, of Paris, deputy president of the alliance. Show ing himself as being well in formed of the work of the al liance schools in Iran where 6,000 Jewish students are now enrolled, the Shah told Admir al Kahn that he is interested in the welfare of the Iranian Jews, who have enjoyed peace ful conditions in Persia-Iran since the days of King Cyrus the Great. Every other Friday except monthly, July, August. $3.50 per year ate this process of decision and action to rectify ancient wrongs. “At the same time, I myself have been disheartened to learn that my own recent state ments on the significance of Jesus as a prophet in the main stream of the Jewish tradition have caused some of my co religionists to rush to the con clusion that I was speaking officially for Reform Judaism. Needless to say, I was and am now speaking for my self alone. I am grateful that my statements on this sub ject have provoked serious dis- ROSENZWEIG CHAIRMAN Scottsdale Will Host AJC Western Regional Conference The western Regional Conference of the Ameri can Jewish Committee will be held at the Safari Hotel, Scottsdale, January 16-19, it was announced by New ton Rosenzweig, chairman of the Regional Conference Planning Committee. The theme of the confer ence is the American Jewish Committee A Movement in Jewish Life and will feature Morris B. Abram of ROSENZWEIG Rabbi Pressman Will Be Principal Dedication Speaker; Mayor Graham To Represent City Rabbi Jacob Pressman, Beth Am Synagogue in Beverly Hills, California, will be the main speaker at the dedication of the religious school building of Beth El Eynagogue, 1137 W. Myrtle, on Sunday, January 26, at 1:30 p.m. Mayor Milton Graham of Phoenix will repre sent the city in the program. The school building, first of the proposed Beth El com plex in the growing northern area of Phoenix, will be dedicated during a program that will feature Rabbi Press man. Mayor Graham, Beth El President Norman Fuchs, Rabbi Moshe Tutnauer of Beth El and Education Di- December 27, 1963 cussion and dialogue among American Jews. The ferment of re-examination is as healthy for Jews as for Catholics. “A plane will speed the Pope in hours to the Holy Land. But, as he himself well knows, bold ideas for a new human accord, which must run the full gamut of fixed historical attitudes, travel more slowly to the human conscience. I pray that, through the whole hearted efforts of all men of good will, mankind will speed ily reduce the lag between our scientific and spiritual prog ress.” New York, chairman of the AJC National Executive Board; David Danzig, asso ciate director, AJC; and A. Harold Murray, director of the AJC Community Affairs A program highlight will be the panel discussion Saturday, January 18, on “The Crisis in Race Relations” with Charles Harlins, executive director of the Urban League; Grace Gil- Olivarez, careers for youth; Charles Hoover, vice-president, National Conference of Chris tians and Jews; and William Reilley, chairman, Phoenix Commission on Human Rela tions. Jarril Kaplan, chairman of Phoenix Unit of AJC will be chairman of the session. The Phoenix Unit Execu tive Board members are: David Bush, Herbert Finn, Milton Gan, Mrs. M. B. Gold man Jr., Jonathan Marshall, Melvin Myland, Rabbi Al bert Plotkin, Allen L. Rosen berg, Harold Schnurer. H. George Shefler and Har old Toback. Founded in 1906, the Ameri can Jewish Committee is the pioneer human relations agen cy in this country, combating bigotry, protecting the civil and religious rights of Jews here and abroad, and advanc ing the cause for human rights for all. rector Zach Merr;n. Others on the program will be mem bers of the Jewish War Vet erans, the youth choir, a prominent Catholic priest and an outstanding protes tanl minister. Details of the program will be announced shortly by a committee headed by Jerry Smith. The new building, especially planned for education, will eventually be one of a group of structures planned for the West Myrtle location. Other buildings will include a 1,500 seat main sanctuary, a smaller sanctuary, a social hall, an other classroom building and an administration building.