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1 PAGE TWO JC C NE W S MARC UNITED JEWISH FUND: OFF TO A GOOD START UNITED ORTHODOX TO OPTIMISM CITED BYII00 | A. Editorial- INSTALL OFFICERS ISRAELI COUNCIL Since 1937, for seventeen years, the United Jewish Fund has The Annual Installation Banquet of "If Israel continues to receive tvl.R ,I c been soliciting Norfolk Jewry on behalf of Jewish world-wide obli- officers and directors of the United Aies]iiy!othi Sinft w y;;rsJ free dollars fr fly gations. These years reflect both the tragic past and the hopeful Orthodox Synagogue will take place, future of our people. They record the blackest era in our history, Sunday evening, April 4th in the o as well as what presages to be one of the brightest. During these years, literally thousands of Norfolk Jews have given of their time and effort to ask tens of thousands of other Jews for the funds which made possible the world-wide work of rescue, rehabilitation and reconstruction. From the beginning of $7,000 raised in the 1937 campaign, Norfolk climbed to a peak of almost a half million dollars in 1948, and then declined to last year's $202,000. This decline, when added to the declines in cities throughout the United States, records the major reason why the United Jewish Fund in 1954 must raise a minimum of $250,000. A campaign can be successful only by having dynamic and en- thusiastic campaign workers. Just as a product can be sold only by the salesman who believes in it, so can the United Jewish Fund be successful only when its salesmen firmly believe in the work it is doing. The 1954 campaign is just in its infancy, but it is a lusty infant. To date, not one person has said "no" when called upon to serve. The 1954 campaign will reach its goal if this response continues. nomically self-sustaining." This isl. ik iiy !!d rRei!i fo ifii'l ' i srel !: proving," he stated. The gap  0f tween exports and imports is beO] I'L narrowed and he looks forward to PURIM IS FOR FUN If the Center's second Annual Purim Carnival is anything like last year, it will be a bang-up affair. Over a thousand people jammed the Center in 1953 for two days of fun and merriment. The crowning of the queen, at the traditional Purim ball, the children's costume event, the score of booths, planned, decorated and manned by organizational workers, down to the Hamentashchen, baked especially for the occasion by the Center's Golden Age Club, the music, the noise, the fun-makers, all contributed to the festive occasion. This year, an even finer event is being planned. We are par- ticularly pleased to note that the servicemen and their families who make their home with us are joining in our two-day festival. COME ONE m COME ALL D JOIN IN THE FUN Norfolk Ritualarium Is Now Under Construction The Norfolk Ritualarium, "Mik- veh," is now under construction on 17th Street between Colonial and Debree Avenues. A Ritualarium committee, under the chairmanship of Mr. Samuel Stam, is now engaged in soliciting funds for the completion of the institution. The financial support of the com- munity is necessary to insure the com- pletion of the project. The Norfolk Jewish Community Council has endorsed this project as a Jewish communal activity. Other southern cities maintaining ritualariums are Richmond, Va., New- port News, Va., High Point, N. C., Durham, N. C., Raleigh, N. C., Co- lumbia, S. C., Charleston, S. C., Augusta, Ga., Savannah, Ga., and New Orleans, La. Assisting Mr. Stare in this project is Joseph Klein, treasurer. The Rab- binical Committee includes rabbis Israel Bornstein, Isaac Flare, Joseph Goldman, Paul Reich, Joseph Schec- ter and Albert Leeman of Portsmouth. Orchid Room of the Synagogue. The world-renown cantor, Sholom Katz, will be the guest artist. The annual banquet will also honor Rabbi and Mrs. Joseph Seheehter upon their return to Norfolk. Mr. Joseph Klein is chairman of the arrangements, assisted by Mrs. Leon Savage. The Jewish community is invited to hear Cantor Katz at a spiritual Maariv service which will be held Sunday, April 4th, at 6:30 P. M., at the Syna- gogue. Mordecai Kaplan to Speak Here March 30 Dr. Mordecai Kaplan of New York, American Jewry's outstanding philoso- pher, will be the second speaker on the Jewish Community Center's Lec- ture Series Forum for 1954. Dr. Kaplan will speak on "A Sense of Values." Tuesday, March 30th at 8:30 P. M. Tickets on sale at Center. Series tickets are $1.00 for Center members--J1.50 for non-members. Israel having a balanced budget wit] in the next five or six years. It only exceptions to this predictiC are: a state of war, unforese mass immigration, or the diminuti of United Jewish Funds. Among the reasons for this df marie improvement are the increaSt productivity of Israel's agriculture a labor, German reparations, the c0J tinuance of American Governrnl aid, the reduction of immigration at the absorption and productivitY 4 Jewish Community Center DAY CAMPS June 21st-July 30th new immigrants. ..1 F "Should the 'free dollars' over ti I: next few years fail to materialize', t I Mr. Dafni stated, "then Israel's ull mate stability will be delayed a' ti even placed in jeopardy." t REGISTRATION: April lst-16th -- Last year's campers, who members. April 19th- 30tb -- Paid up Center members. June 1st -- Non-members. are paid up Center SEASON FEE Center Members $60.00 Non-Members $80.00 Seashore State Park -- Senior Camp -- Campers 9-13 years -- Capacity 100. JCC Camp -- Junior Division  Campers 6-9 years. Capacity 100. Play School -- At the Center -- Campers 4-5 years -- Capacity 25. $10.00 Non-refundable deposit required. j,