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October, 1985

Vol. VIII No.7


54th General Assembly


Five representatives from the Central
Kentucky Jewish Association will be in
attendance next month when the Council of
Jewish Federations holds it General
Assembly in Washington, D.C.

The theme of the assembly is “The
Coming of Age of North American Jewry:
Strengthening our Jewish Affirmation”.

WorkshOps and plenary sessions will
deal with Jewish education, leadership
deveIOpment, Jewish television programming
and political involvement. While the
Council does not back specific political
positions, it does endorse the idea of
active involvement in politics.

Attending from CKJA will be GLORIA KATZ,
CKJA President; JACK MILLER, CKJA past
president; DAVID WEKSTEIN, former president
of CKJA and present chairman of its
Community Relations Committee; GAIL COHEN,
former president of JCA and present chair
of the 1986 CKJA-UJA Campaign; and JUDY
SAXE, CKJA Administrator.

Miller is a member of the Council's
National Board and is on the group's Small
Cities Steering Committee and its Resolu-
tions Committee.

The General Assembly, which runs from

'November 13 through 17, will also deal

with the issues of Soviet Jewry and other
endangered Jewish communities; Ethiopian
Jewry; the heritage of Sephardic Jewry;
and European Jewish communities four
decades after the Holocaust.

The Opening session, at the Kennedy
Center, will feature a musical in Yiddish
and English entitled “The Golden Land“,
which is a look at the changing life of
Jewish immigrants over the last 100 years.

The Council of Jewish Federations is
an association of two hundred federations,
welfare councils and community councils
serving eight hundred communities and
5.7 million Jews in the United States and

The Council, established in 1932,
strengthens the work of its member groups
in several ways: developing programs,
serving as an exchange for successful
ideas, establishing guidelines for fund
raising and Operations; and providing
joint national planning for local, re-
gional, national and international needs.




The Joint Distribution Committee is
working with the Jewish community of
Mexico City to provide relief in the wake
of the recent devastating earthquake.

As in past emergencies (Cambodia, 1980;
Italy, 1981; Lebanon, 1982; and Ethiopia,
1984) this action parallels that of
Catholic, Protestant and non-sectarian

Contributions may be sent to:

Mexico Relief, JDC, Room 19h2, 60 E. Aan
Street, New York, NY 10165.






The Women's Division of CKJA's Campaign
Committee recently introduced a new educa-
tional element into their schedule of
goal of this series is to provide informa-
tion and skills for the young women in the
Jewish community to assist them in taking
leadership positions or to enhance the
skills they already have.

On Thursday evening, October 10th,
sixteen enthusiastic young women gathered
at the home of Janice Brock where Ruth
Zeligs of Cincinnati, a former president
and campaign chair of the Cincinnati Feder-
ation, served as the leader/instructor of
the session. The group explored the ele-
ments of good organization, group dynamics
and time management, and all agreed that
the exchange was both productive and sti—

The educational/leadership development
component of Women's Division is co-chaired
by Harriet Cooper and Judy Levine. Harriet
and Judy indicated additional workshops are
planned to follow up on this exciting

Women's Division Chair Simone Salomon
expressed her satisfaction at the excel-
lent response from the women who partici-
pated and said, llI think we all learned
some new techniques and we are looking
forward to expanding our knowledge.”

In attendance at the workshop were:
Janice Brock, Sheila DeKosky, Cindy Derer,
Karen Diamond, Sue Ezrine, Diane Friedman,
Nancy Hoffman, Karen Melnick, Susie Rakes,
Ricki Rosenberg, Simone Salomon, Libby
Scher, Sharyn Sharer, Carol Veal and Gigi
White. Also attending the workshop was
Marilyn Moosnick who will be responsible
for planning the next workshop.

The workshOp, which was presented free
'of charge to the participants, was funded
by the Campaign Committee of CKJA.




David Saperstein, co-director of Reform
Judaism's office for liaison with the
federal government, will speak Sunday,
November 10 at the Guardians of Zion dinner.

Saperstein, an ordained rabbi, is the
author of books about Judaism, including
”Critical Issues Facing Reform Judaism" .
and ”Proclaim Liberty”, a Jewish guide to
Washington. Her is also editor of “The
Challenge of the Religious Right: A Jewish

In addition to being co—director and
counsel of the Religious Action Center in
Washington, he is an attorney and an adjunct
professor in comparative Jewish and American
law at Georgetown University Law School.

Saperstein is also chairman of the Inter-
faith Coalition on Energy and chairman of
IMPACT, an interfaith legislative action

The Guardians of Zion dinner is for men
and women pledging $1,200 or more to the
1986 Women's Division or Men's Division of
the CKJA-UJA Campaign. The dinner will be
held at the newly redone Bistro Restaurant
in Chevy Chase.



Gloria T. Katz, President
Judith Saxe, M.S.W., Administrator

333 Waller Avenue, Suite 5, Lexington, Kentucky AOSOA (606)252-7622

Phyllis Scher, Editor
David Green, Associate Editor
Beth Altenkirch, Ofc. Manager




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Through the ages, Jewish survival has
always depended on Jews taking care of
Jews. The theme of our 1986 campaign,
”One People, One Destiny”, captures this
connection between Jews of different genera—
tions and disparate origins. This theme
reflects the needs of the Central Kentucky
Jewish Association as we work towards pro-
viding needed social services and program-
ing in our community and help fund educa—
tional, health and social services in
Israel and in Jewish communities worldwide.

Funds sent from CKJA to the United Jewish
Appeal help Israel achieve a vigorous
economy, with equality of social and econo-
mic opportunities in urban and rural areas.
It also funds a high quality of life nation-
wide, with adequate housing and community
facilities, full utilization of talent,
through education and job training, and a
canopy of care, including the second phase
of helping EthiOpian Jews become part of
Israeli society.

For more than 70 years, the American
Joint Distribution Committee has been aiding
needy Jews worldwide. Through CKJA we help

.Jewish people in 33 nations, including

iastern Europe and Moslem lands where large
numbers of Jews live in poverty. In Ro-
mania, for example, where 10,000 Jews re-
ceive food, clothing and winter fuel pack-
ages, JDC assistance could mean the dif—
ference between life and death.

The CKJA campaign also funds programs
locally and throughout the United States.
Last year's campaign, for instance, pro—
vided assistance to the Anti—Defamation
League, the National Jewish Community Re-
lations Advisory Council, the Simon
Wiesenthal Center on Holocaust Studies,
the National Tay Sachs and Allied Diseases
Fund, as well as more than a dozen other
national organizations of Jewish interest.
Locally, we helped support several local
organizations including the Community
Kitchen, the local Chapter of the National
Council of Christians and Jews, and the
Ronald McDonald House. We offered assis-
tance to both Camp Young Judaea and the
Goldman Union Camp Institute, with involve
large numbers of children from our com-

, Equally important, the CKJA campaign
helps to underwrite our local day camp,
Camp Shalom, the Jewish Forum Series,

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local screening and referrals for members

of our community who need the help of
professional Jewish social service agencies,
emergency loans and camp scholarships, and
numerous local programs such as an Israeli
Independence Day Celebration, pre-school
holiday parties, a speakers bureau, and
leadership development seminars.


As another High Holiday season passes,
the Community Relations Committee notes
some progress and some frustrations in our
continuing attempt to work with the schools.

The good news: The Fayette County
Schools' Central Administration has been
quite responsive and helpful. We have had
several years of dialogue between CKJA and
the school administrators, starting under
Dr. Potts and continuing with Dr. Walton.
As a result, last spring the central
administration called the C.R.C. to double-
check the High Holiday dates and to put
them on schools' calendars.

We understand that each principal was
notified by central office that NO major
tests should be given on Rosh Hashonah and
Yom Kippur. Further, the new student code
specifically states that religious holidays
are excused absences. This official recog-
nition that Jewish children will be absent
from school on High Holidays has been very

Unfortunately, the reSponse of each
individual principal and teacher has varied
considerably. Therefore, the C.R.C. needs
your help. Please tell us how things went
for children you know. Were ”major tests”
given despite the directive? (Of course,
the definition of ”major“ is Open to inter-
pretation.) Did children receive make-up
work with no undue ”hassles”? Were they
treated with respect?

The C.R.C. encourages parents to talk
directly with their child's teacher,
principal, music teachers, etc., about
religious holidays before problems happen.
Even though each school receives a calendar
of holidays, most parents have found that
reminding teachers in advance about ab-
sences has resulted in good cooperation.

We have heard of field trips being changed
and ”hide bound“ tests schedules being

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Arrests of Jews, restrictions on emigra-
tion and official anti-Semitism continue
on the eve of a U.S.-Soviet summit in
which the plight of Soviet Jews is expected
to be raised.

President Reagan has told a delegation
of American Jews that he intends to make
the issue of Soviet Jewry a high item on
his agenda when he meets with Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev next month in Geneva.

The World Conference on Soviet Jewry is
urging that Jews around the world take
action on November 19 in conjunction with
the Opening of the summit, to demonstrate
solidarity with Soviet Jewry. Prayer
vigils and demonstrations are planned in
various communities.

In addition, Jewish organizations in the
United States are urging that letters be
sent to President Reagan commending him for
his commitment to press this issue at the
summit. The address is The White House,
Washington, D.C. 20500.

The organizations are also urging that
letters be sent to Gorbachev calling for
release of Jewish prisoners of conscience
and for freedom of emigration for Soviet
Jews. The Soviet Union is continuing to
severely restrict emigration.

It is suggested that Gorbachev be in—
formed in the letters that it is unlikely
that the American people will trust the
Soviet Union in negotiations on security
issues so long as the USSR continues to
violate the human rights provisions of
the Helsinki Accords.

Letters to Gorbachev may be sent c/o
Permanent Mission of the USSR to the
United Nations, 136 E. 67th Street, New
York, NY 10021.

The National Conference reports that
there has been no real reduction in of-
ficial anti—Semitism in the Soviet Union
since Gorbachev took over.

Soviet publications and broadcasts
slacked off slightly in their attacks
when Gorbachev took over, but have since
returned to the offensive. They continue
to attack Israel, Zionism, Judaism and
individual Jews, according to the National
Conference on Soviet Jewry.

The only improvement is an apparent
elimination of vicious suggestions that
Zionists collaborated in the Final

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Solution. However, the Soviets continue
to compare Zionism to Nazism.
The Soviet Union has begun a new wave
of arrests of Jews trying to observe . .
traditional practices. More than ten
teachers of Hebrew and Judaism have been
arrested in recent months, according to
the National Conference on Soviet Jewry.
The arrests are a “conscious effort on
the part of Soviet authorities to cut off
the Soviet Jewish movement at its head
and its heart,” according to Morris Abram, 4
chairman of the National Conference. ég

Communities throughout the country will
again speak out against the worsening
plight of Jews in the Soviet Union during
the 15th Annual Women's Plea for Soviet
Jewry. The Women's Plea, which coincides
with United Nations International Human
Rights Day, is organized as a means of




raising public consciousness and mobiliz— thr
ing the community on behalf of Soviet She
Jewry. It is an opportunity for members anc
of the community to come together and con- dle
vey their concern and support for Jews in tie
the Soviet Union. The Lexington obser- Mac
vance will take place on Wed., Dec. A.

Under the aegis of the Leadership ab?
Conference of National Jewish Women's . .7'
Organizations, in cooperation with the B”?
National Conference on Soviet Jewry and Wh'
the National Jewish Community Relations and
Advisory Council, this year’s program is
being coordinated and convened nationally OUt
by Hadassah. man



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However, we need to know about both good
and bad situations so that we can let the
school administration know of our continu-
ing concerns.

Please tell us how things went this year. I
Also, alert us to particular concerns that 104'
we might discuss in teacher workshops or The‘
faculty meetings throughout the year. fror

Please call Charlotte Baer, co-chair of stuc
the Community Relations Committee or drop othe
her a note: 985 Maywick Drive, Lexington, will
KY AOSOA (277-3072). This
Note: The school liaison program is as v
continuing and will be announced next mom.) , i
in this program, each school in Fayette ear
County is assigned an individual ”liaison“ :;32

who establishes contact with the principal
and helps make contact when problems occur.

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About #0 children, ages 4 to 8, enjoyed
three fun-packed weeks this June at Camp
Shalom. The youngsters performed songs
and dances, made challah, candles and can-
dleholders and learned how to weave and
tie-dye T—shirts. They also played in the
Maccabean games.

Other‘activities included learning
about Jewish values and going on field

tips to the Synagogue, the Temple, the
Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary, the Headley-
Whitney Museum, the swimming pool, Ashland
and Woodland Park.

Camp culminated with an overnight camp-
out for the older children and the perfor-
mance of a play adapted from a story by
Isaac Bashevis Singer. A brunch was held
for all campers and families.

Camp Shalom is partially supported by
contributions to the annual CKJA-UJA


Hillel has found a home. A room at
1041 South Limestone is ready to go.
Their home is conveniently located across
from the U.K. Medical Center so that
students can stop in to chat, nibble, meet
others or just share a concern. The doors
will be open several afternoons a week.
This space will be used for board meetings

as well as social and religious activities.

, Hillel was off to a great start this

ear with its fall picnic. Many new
students joined in for an evening of good
food and company.

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October has already been filled with a
Sukkot party and a volunteer crew joining
in to assist the International Book Pro—
ject with a shipment of books to Israel.
On October 17 the new Hillel office was
honored with a wine and cheese house-
warming party.

Are you a student at U.K., Transy,
Eastern or Centre? Do you know any
Jewish students at our Central Kentucky
colleges and universities who should be
contacted by Hillel? Please call Susan
Golstein, Hillel Director, to pass along
names or to bet information. Her number

is: (606) 269-8A15.

Hillel is one of the many local projects
partially funded by CKJA.


Sunday, September 29, Sukkot was cele-
brated by twenty preschoolers at the CKJA
Preschool Sukkot Party. The party was
held at the Lexington Hearing & Speech

The emphasis was harvest time and
giving thanks for a good harvest. The
children made ”crops“, planted and har-
vested them and then decorated their own
suko with them. They each then made a
small centerpiece suko for their dining
table at home. Refreshments of harvest
fruits and grains topped off the festi-

The 1985-86 series of preschool parties
is chaired by Ginny Luftman and co-chaired
by Terry Goldfarb.

This program is sponsored and funded
by CKJA through its Community Activities


CKJA wants to help you inform the
Jewish community of your activities and
events. Please make note of our future
bulletin deadlines and together we'll keep
everyone ”in the know”.

NOVEMBER BULLETIN: deadline, Fri., Nov. 1
DECEMBER BULLETIN: deadline, Mon., Nov. 25
JANUARY BULLETIN: deadline, Mon., Jan. 6

Send your articles for the bulletin to:
CKJA, 333 Waller Avenue, Suite 5, Lexington,




News 82 Notes


According to the CKJA By-Laws (Article
X, Section B), l'The membership of the
Association is to be informed that the
Board of Directors is considering a motion
to amend the Constitution and By-Laws,
what amendment(s) is(are) being proposed
and at what board meetings these amend-
ments are to be discussed.”

in accordance with this requirement,
President Gloria Katz announced that the
following amendment has been proposed and
will be discussed for the first time at
the October meeting of the CKJA Board.

ARTICLE l reads: The name of this
organization shall be the Central Kentucky
Jewish Association, incorporated.

PROPOSED CHANGE: The name of this
organization shall be the Jewish Federa-
tion of Central Kentucky, Incorporated.

.L J. .L .1. J.
A A A l\ A

President Gloria Katz has appointed
Marilyn Moosnick to chair the Nominations
Committee for the 1986 CKJA Board. Serving
on the committee with Mrs. Moosnick are
Sheila DeKosky, Karen Diamond, Nancy
Hoffman, Jack Miller, Bobbie Shain and
David Wekstein.

Five elected positions are open, each
term to last for three years. Three ap-
pointed positions are also open, one each
from Temple Adath Israel, Ohavay Zion
Synagogue and B'nai B'rith. The presidents
of these organizations will name the repre-
sentatives who will fill the three-year

The Nominating Committee will report to
the CKJA Board at the October meeting.
Notification will be sent to the community
in advance of the Annual Meeting, which
will be held on Sunday, November 24th at

J. .L J. .L LL

The 1986 Budget and Allocations Com-
mittee, chaired by Martin Barr, will be
meeting to consider requests and make re-
commendations for the 1986 administrative

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Serving with Mr. Barr are: Harold Baker. .
Robert Baumann, Gail Cohen, Halley Faust,
Evelyn Geller, Ellie Goldman, Judy Levine,
and Erle Levy.
The Committee will bring its proposal to
the Board at its regular meeting on Wednes-
day, Nov. 20. At that time the budget will
be discussed. Final discussion and voting
on the administrative budget takes place
at the board meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

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Shalom Lexington, the community—wide
welcome for Jewish newcomers on Sept. 8th,
was attended by more than 100 people. All
the Central Kentucky Jewish organizations
were represented, and the newcomers pre-
sent had an opportunity to learn about our
community in an informal setting. Hats
off to all the organizations for an enjoy-
able afternoon!


On Monday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. at the U.K.. .
Student Center Room #228, Dr. William

Orbach, University of Louisville professor,
will speak on ”Soviet Jewry: The History of
American Efforts on Their Behalf” for the
University of Kentucky Faculty Association
on Jewish Affairs.

This program is open to the public.


All members of the community are invited
to attend the November 3rd meeting of B'nai
B'rith Lodge 289. Mr. Allan Linker of the
Anti-Defamation League will address the
issues relating to the current wave of anti-
semitism in the Midwest.

A buffet breakfast will be served bet-
ween 8130 and 9:30 a.m., followed by Mr.

Linker's talk in the auditorium of Temple [_T'
Adath lsrael. There is a $A admission 1 ED
charge, payable at the door, or in advance Wh
to Ralph Crystal, President, Lexington Vi
Lodge #289 - B'nai B'rith, 3L+o3 Thistleton du
Drive, Lexington, KY A0502. \ f0

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A number of groups sponsor trips to

Israel for people with different interests.

Here are details on a few upcoming trips:

men ages 25-A0. May 12-20, 1986 with
two options for stopovers beforehand:

1. Depart New York Wednesday, May 7,
for Warsaw and Cracow, Poland.
Then to Israel. Cost: $2150 per
person-double occupancy.

2. Depart New York Thursday, May 8,
for Madrid. Then to Israel.
Cost: $2100/person-double occup.

3. Depart New York Sunday, May 11,
for Israel. Cost: $1765.

For further information contact Lori

. Baron, (212)757—1500.

MIDDLE EAST, open to academicians
(spouses invited). Dec. 16-30, 1985.
Includes briefings by leading politi-
cians and academics. Cost: $1050,
includes travel to and from New York,
two meals a day, lodging and transpor-
tation. ($1350 for non-academician
330 7th Avenue, Suite 606, New York,
NY 10001, (212) 563-2580.

January 12—22, 1986. Further infor—

mation: Geraldine Katz, (212) 757—1500,

or contact Judy Saxe, CKJA Administra-
tor at (606)252-7622.

Further information: APPME,


I EDITOR’S NOTE: Our thanks to David Green
who has generously volunteered his ser—
vices to CKJA by assisting with the pro—
duction of this newsletter. We look
forward to his continued Input. His
knowledge and skills are much appreciated.




__ ._,_____.J.


News Briefs




East Berlin, East Germany (JTA) -- Two
major Gedenkstatten (remembrance memorials)
have recently been put in place here, the
capital of the German Democratic Republic
(GDR), that specifically commemorate the
great Jewish leader, phiIOSOpher and mathe—
matician, Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786),
and those ”thousands of Jews” who were
deported from Hitler's Berlin to their
deaths in Auschwitz and Theresienstadt.

A striking, haunting group of figures -
men, women and children, 13 in all, in
varying sizes and attitude — has been
erected on a large marble slab on the site
of what formerly was Berlin's home for the
aged in the Great Ghetto.

Some 50 paces to the left of the Jewish
Victims Memorial was a large plaque to the
memory of Mendelssohn. Under an engraving
of Mendelssohn's bust was the following

”Seeker of truth, lover of beauty,
working for the common good, doing one's

The GDR is already planning elaborate
ceremonies for the 1986 celebration of the
200th anniversary of Mendelssohn's death.

While there is not an overt trace of
anti-Semitism in the GDR, many visitors
to the GDR remain skeptical of how deep is
such a commitment. There are inconsisten-
cies, most by omission.

In the several brochures marking the
forty years of the liberation of Sachsen-
hausen, Buchenwald, Ravensbruk, and
Brandenburg-Gorden concentration camps,
there is but one reference to Jews as
victims categorically singled out by the

In the Buchenwald commemorative booklet
there appears on page 8 the following:

”We honor all victims of fascism, our
Communist and Social Democratic comrades
and our fallen comrades from the resistance
put up by the Roman Catholic and Protestant
churches. The flowers and our wreaths
stand in tribute to thousands of people of
the Jewish faith who were driven to their
deaths in Buchenwald by the racial madness
of the Nazi hangmen.l|

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EAST GERMANY .................... continued

In the other camp commemoratives, there
is no such language. Some critics in the
West see such omission as tantamount to

At the Ravensbruk concentration camp
memorial site —- an especially moving place
of memory where more than 90,000 were
murdered, mostly women and children —-
there are plans now for extending special
memorials to the ”peoples of 20 nations who
suffered here.”

When asked if a special memorial for the
Jewish victims of Ravensbruk might be in-
cluded, there was an expression of uncer-
tainty and a reassertion of the customary
procedure regarding nationality.


Archaelogical treasures of unprece-
dented antiquity have recently been placed
on exhibition by the Israel Museum in
Jerusalem. The collection of 9,000-year
old artifacts has revolutionary anthropo-
logical implications because they provide
the first opportunity for experts to
study the civilization of Neolithic man
(late Stone Age) from such a diverse
collection of artifacts.

”The sensational aspect of these ob-
jects,” explains Dr. Tamar Noy, curator of
pre-history at the Israel Museum. ”is that
they comprise an almost complete picture
of what society must have been like during
that age. We have found odd bits and
pieces in the past but nothing as reveal-
ing and as sophisticated as this. Some
of the fabrics and designs are so exqui-
site that they give us a new view of what
our ancestors were like and they should
banish forever any popular notions that
neolithic man was brutish and dull.”

This archaeological cache was dis-
covered in a cave in the Judean Desert
thirty miles south of Jerusalem. The
desert's caves have been a favorite
hunting ground for archaeologists and
fortune seeking Bedouins, ever since the
Dead Sea Scrolls were uncovered in a
similar cave in the 19405.

In 1983 David Alon of the Education
Ministry's Department of Antiquities and
Museums, and Professor Ofer Bar-Yosef of
the Hebrew University probed deeper into
the cave and unearthed their magnificent

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Among the most remarkable of these de—
licate objects are fabrics woven in intri—
cate designs. Another fascinating find is

a human skull decorated with asphalt, whil. .

a painted mask and some cloth fragments ar
the oldest examples ever found.

0n the utilitarian side, the Neolithic
objects include flint tools such as blades,
knives and arrowheads. There are bone
objects like spatulas, pointed tools and
something resembling a buckle.

These unique organic finds have survived
intact due to the darkness and dryness of
their cave in the Judean Desert.

The textiles offer new insights into how
man began weaving both baskets and cloth,
while the cultic nature of many of the
objects will offer an opportunity to learn
more about the rites, rituals, and religion
of the era.


The Mitzvah Corps, now
four years old, welcomes
new members -- men and
women, single and married
-- to participate in its

Here is the schedule for the rest of
1985—86. All programs are on Tuesday at
Temple Adath Israel, 12A N. Ashland Avenue.


T.A.I. Sisterhood


Nov. 19, noon, short meeting; enter-
tainment by cartoonist Al Strauss. Brown
bag lunch.

* Dec. 10, noon, Chanukah party; musical
entertainment by Harold and Jeannie
Sherman; refreshments, including latkes,

* Jan. 28, noon, Victor Broaddus of U.K.
presents travelogue. Bring lunch, be-
verage provided.

* Feb. 25, noon, performers from U.K.
present Broadway show tunes. Bring lunch.
* Mar. 25, noon, program will probably be
a book review by Ada Gail. Bring lunch,
beverage supplied.

* Apr. 15, 11:30 a.m., Short trip, details
to be announced.

May 27, noon, Closing luncheon; Music

by Father McDonald. .

For more information, please call Lore
Pappas, 272—7395; Carolyn Weinberger,
272-A833; or Hilda Abraham, 266~h789.






9 a.m. - A pim.

Ohavay Zion Sisterhood '
L"lea Market

10 a.n. SingleScene
“A Day in the
Bluegrass” outing
with Cincinnati



8 p‘m. UK Faculty Assn,
on Jewish Affairs:
Student Cntr,#228_
William Orbach “Soviet

Jewry: History of Ameri-

can Efforts on Their



8 p.m. CKJA Campaign
Committee @ office





8:30 - 11-30 a.m. B‘nai ‘

B'rirh, TAI



TAI Board meeting
028 Board meeting


8 p.m. Hadassah




(KJA ”Guardians of
Ziun“ Dinner at the
Bistro, 5:30 p.m.





9 a.mi TAl Sisterhood
board meeting

18 '


Hadassah board mtng.





8:30 p.m. Hadassah's
“An Affair to Remember”
at tho Marrintt




12 noon, Mitzvah Corps
at Temple Adath


B p.m. CKJA Board
meeting 8 office


Hadassah DiSCUSsion




7:30 p.m. at Arts-






Hadassah Book Discus-
sion at the home of
Alma Miller, ”The Rest
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New York, N.Y. - Five Reform organiza-
tions have requested $20 million for the
first year and a total of $88 million over
five years for Reform programs in Israel.
Application was made to the Jewish Agency,
which provides social and educational ser—
vices to the Jewish State, and is supported
largely by the United Jewish Appeal.

Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff, President of
the Association of Reform Zionists of
America, noted that $20 million is less
than 5% of the Jewish Agency budget, which
this year totals $hl3 million. Detailed
funding requests for forty specific Reform
programs in Israel were included. The
programs fall into four categories:

1) Programs in Israel advancing Israeli
Progressive Institutions, 2) Education
programs in Israel for Diaspora Jewry,
3) Aliyah and absorption programs, and
A) Programs of Zionist education for the


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While individual Reform institutions
have requested money from the Agency in
the past, this is the first time that a
coordinated effort has been made by the
entire Reform Movement. The grant appli-
cation was prepared in response to dis—
satisfaction in the Reform community over
the low level of funding which the Agency
has given to Reform projects in Israel, and
to answer those Agency leaders who had
pointed out that substantial funding had
never before been requested. Rabbi Kroloff
expressed confidence that greater Agency
participation in the financing of Reform
programs in Israel would deepen and
strengthen the traditi