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Vol. XXIV No. 37 NORFOLK VIRGINIA BEACH PORTSMOUTH NEWS WEEKLY PUBLICATION OF THE UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION INC., 7300 NEWPORT AVENUE, NORFOLK. VIRGINIA 23505 29 sivan 5740 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE PAID Norfolk. Virginia Permit No. 625 ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED June 13, 1980 Holocaust Council Appointed i!n eg:iii!2 e::d r tmh:r C: t! [:; Rep. Charles Vanik (D. Ohio). Rabbi Irving Greenberg of New York City, director of the National Jewish Re- Source Center who was the Commission's executive director, had been retained by the President as a Council member. The Council's membership includes 25 non-:  Jews, including prominent Holocaust spec- " ialists and churchmen.  The Commission s three-part memorial,  the White House said in announcing the [: Council, recommends a national Holocaust | ", moria! Museum to be erected in Wash- ....... di [ agton, an educational foundation de - [ cated to the pursuit of educational work ! ; throughresearch and exploration of issues | raised by the Holocaust for all areas of " genocide anywhere in the world and alert i the national conscience, influence policy- raakers, and stimulate worldwide action to bring such acts to a halt." "" The White House said, "The President approved these recommendations with the Understanding that funding proposals for How Pledge Your Dollar Helps Others New Lives in Freedom Settlem00 and the memorial should provide that construc- I ion costs would be raised primarily from private contributions." Americ Jewry Must Be Prepared to F New Realities _ - an ace ''It New York(JTA)--Bertram Gold, execu- are some matters, however, such as the Gold declared, "If we want the Jewish is one thing for an individual or . : tive vice president of the American Jewish nature of our defense budget, which, whe- community to continue, we must strengthen Jewish organization to refrain from public " ' Committee, declared recently that the ther we like it or not, will have to become a the Jewish family and advocate social poll- criticism of one or another Israeli policy in American Jewish community must be pre- subject of our concern." cies that encourage childbirth in families in the belief that it might be harmful to Israel, Pared to meet new realities in the future, a Gold stressed that the recent develop- which both parents work. More day care or because of an understanding of the [ future that will be beset by conflict, confu- ments in Iran and the Soviet invasion of centers and experimentation with flex time internal constraints that have resulted in s ..... and job sharing arrangements which should the formulation of a particular policy. I can | Ion and contradiction. Afghanistan "made many people realize Delivering the keynote address to the that, contrary to what our State Department make it possible for working men and understand and commend such responsible 74th annual meeting of the AJCommittee has been saying, the Arab-Israeli conflict, women to share the responsibilities of behavior and restraint. It is quite another l held here, Gold said, however, that despite important as it is, isnot the central issue in parenting are social policies of special matter, however, to refrain from taking l the prospects for a bleak future we mus the Middle East, nor wouldthe creation of a importance to us. positions for the sake of so-called 'Jewish . retain a vision of a hopeful future. For Palestinian state make possible an'Islamic Other challenges facing the Jewish corn- unity." A unity that cannot tolerate differ- [ Without such a vision, there can be no Alliance' that will keep the Soviets out of munity are the needs of the aged and newly ence is a unity not worth maintaining." | eaning to the Holocaust that destroyed the Persian Gulf." A strong, dependable arrived immigrants in the United States,  ix million of us, nor the Jewish State which Israel is vital to American efforts to keep Gold said. "We will need to think in terms |1[ arose out of tho ashes.' the Persian Gulf from becoming "a Soviet of outreach programs to the new Jewish Richard Maass, AJComrnittee president, :/ -. Noting that the future of the American lake," Gold claimed, adding, "it is this immigrants Russian, Israeli, Iranian--now concluded his three-year term as head of :i  Jewish community is closely related and reality that we must continue to stress to in this country," he stated, the organization. He was elected honorary iatertwined with the international situation every American Administration." president of the AJCommittee. Mayaaard [i) , as well as the internal American scene,Cold Gold pointed to five demographic factors Gold concluded his remarks on the issue Wishner of Chicago, an attorney and finch- laid Americhn Jews should speak out on which "are fi'aught with implications" for of the "plea for ,Jewish "unit)"" which he cial expert and the immediate past chairman ! foreign policy issues. He stated, "l am not the Jewish community: "fertility, inter- said "'is heard most often in the attempt to of the AJCommittee's Board of Governors, :advocating that we become involved in marriage, dispersion, the age bulge, and discourage public criticism oflsraelipoticies'" succeeded Maass as president. ;Qr American foreign.policy issue. There...immigration"' Focusing on these .factors, . He declared , . .