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, No. 22 12 Shevat 5738 JANUARY 20, 1978 ORLANDO, FLA. SINGLE COPY 35 n snik To e Plea Husband a Soviet prisoner released to arrive for a Stay in Orlando She will plead to save the husband, Edward and her three remain im- him in Russia. a three-week by Herut of at the and sen- for a crime Kuznet- was corn- Years in the in- z:-n Ca after world outcry on his behalf. That was in 1970. Last December 17 Kuznet- sov began a hunger strike which he vowed to continue until he and ten of those who stood trial with him are freed to continue or "to the death." His present grave condition is due largely to a severe throat injury, inflic- ted in an attempt to force- feed him. All previous attempts to free Koznetsov, including Silva's widely-publicized 16- day hunger strike last year at the U.N., have failed. During her three-day stay in Orlando, from Jan. 27-29, Silva will make numerous public and community ap- pearances on behalf of her family. According to chairwoman of the Federatlon's Soviet Jewry Committee, Eva Ritt, "we must make a very great effort on her behalf. Even before she arrives we must beg people to write letters, lots of letters to Soviet of- ficials, condemning such brutality. We must show Silva Zalmanson that we care what happens to our fellow man." A committee that includes Rabbi Larry Halpern, Rachel Shipley, Nira Stein and Eva Rift are meeting with the media and com- munity leaders to provide the widest possible support during Silva's stay here. "ng Home Studied sites for a in mid- at a of social from four Clearwater L "social care coasts of at represen- and Orlando, and board be in im- into es of a home, Garden the Aged filled depart- home site, a near Ill-acre Tampa,s Aging Services Committee chairman, who directed the meeting, asked the 24 social workers to meet again next month with commitments from their respective com- munities "to become in- volved in a regional care center for the growing num- ber of Jewish elderly." Sophie Engel, a consultant for the National Council of Jewish Federations, present- ed an overview of organized Jewish elderly housing facilities in the U.S. and Canada. Including 50 elderly apartment units like Jewish Towers in Tampa and Kin- neret in Orlando, she said, there are 95 Jewish homes for the aged such as River Garden. In between, said Mrs. Engel, is a comparatively new concept of intermediary care, where groups of from three to 20 residents share a home or apartment, with a "housemother" planning meals and seeing to the medical and social welfare of group. It was pointed out, however, that although this type of intermediary care could probably help a large (Cemtinued on Page 3) I. L KENEN Matilda Brailov to Address Seminar "Adventures In Awareness," sponsored by the Jewish Federation's Women's Cabinet, will hold a special seminar on Thurs., Feb., 2, 7:30 p.m.; and Fri., Feb., 3, 9:30 a.m. at the JCC. The "Awareness" series, which presents a forum for education in many areas of women's outreach, is open to the whole community free of charge. Matilda Brailov, former Women's Division National Chairman, will be guest speaker at the February seminar. She is a member of the Women's Division Executive Committee and the Advisory Council of the Joint Distribution Commit- tee. In 1976 Brailov's home Federation of Central, N.J. endowed the "Matilda S. Brailov Pre-Kindergarten School in Beersheba, Israel; she was cited for "her fight to save her people during the peaceful years aRer WWII." I. L. Ken en To Address CJA Kickoff The world's foremost lob- byist on behalf of Israel's struggle for American sup- port, I.L. Kenen, will be keynote speaker at the community-wide 1978 Com- bined Jewish Appeal rally on Tues., Jan. 31, at 8 p.m. According to general chairman of this year's campaign, Jim Shipley, "This rally is vitally impor- tant and we urgently hope the entire community will take seriously this invitation to hear Kenen speak." The rally, to be held at the Jewish Community Center, kicks off on an up-beat note, according to Shipley, as pre- campaign pledges are already 50 percent higher than last year. Kenen, a world-reknowned journalist, is editor emeritus of the Near East Report, which he founded in 1957. He also founded the American Newspaper Guild in 1933, retiring from journalism to serve as secretary of the American Jewish Confer- enco in 1943. His purpose then was to win public support for the restoration of the Jewish state. When the U.N. took up the Palestine question in 1947, he was director of Information for the Jewish Agency's delegation and from 1948 to 1 served in the same post in the first Israel U.N. delegation. He left for Washington in 1951 to appeal to Congress for Israel's inclusion in the U.S. Foreign Assistance program. At a dinner honoring him in 1975, Abba Eban commented, "AIPAC is very much the fruit of Kenen's imagination. I can only wish for those who suc- ceed him that they emulate his devotion, his sense of public good, his American pride, and his Jewish ardor, his constancy of friendship, and, above all, his shining in- tegrity and spirit." Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, ever thoughtful of the con- cerns of the Jewish people, left to them a legacy in the form of a statement prepared shortly before his death last week. Throughout his career he had been a strong supporter of Israel and had worked closely with the Jewish community on many domestic issues of concern to it. In an exclusive statement to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency shortly before his death, Humphrey urged American and Arab govern- ment leaders to understand that Israel has "a special relationship with America." "I have absolutely no disagreement with the goal of securing the trust and friendship of the Arab world. In fact, I believe it to be im- perative. But we should not forget that the U.S. cannot regard Israel as just another nation among nations in the Middle East. "We must declare without embarrassment, and without apology, that Israel has earned a special relationship with America. "The Arab world must un- derstand that if it desires better relations with the U.S., it must accept our good I II Jews Target Of French Anti-Semitism DIJON (JTA) -- Members of the Jewish community in this eastern French city have been targets of antl- Semites, the Movement Against RaeL.,a and Anti- Semitism reported this week. Police are in- vestigating calls made by Jews by unidentified persons claiming to represent the se- called French section of the "Odessa International," a group known to have organized the escape of for- mer Nazis from Germany after the war. Also this week, the facade of a shop owned by a Jewish businessman was daubed with the inscription, "Jew." The city's mayor, former Minister Robert Poujade, expresse d anger and ex- pressed hope police would soon put an end to such "despicable acts," The late Sen. HUBERT H. HUMPHREY relations with Israel. No administration should ever mislead any Arab leader to believe other- wie." Humphrey visited Israel on numerous oc- cusions during the years. His concern for the security of "this tiny democratic state in the Middle East," as he referred to Israel, was the form of inspired ad- dresses as senator and vice president and also into ef- fective action, particularly since 1973 when, as the Senate democratic leader dealing with foreign aid, he insisted that U.S. assistance be adequately provided to Israel "sorely wounded by the Yore Kippur War." Humphrey was the con- fidant and friend of Israel's leaders. When Golda Meir visited Washington on her last trip, she went to his Capitol Hill office saying, "I would have gone to Min- nesota to see you." When Premier Menachem Begin was in Washington in December, he went to Hump- hrey's apartment to chat. Earlier, on Begin's first visit as Premier in July, he was warmly welcomed by Hump- ii hrey at the Capitol and posed for photographs with him. In October, when Israel was under great pressure to yield to Arab demands for a Geneva conference that in- cluded U.S. acceptance of the PID as a participant, Humphrey, although gravely ill, declared: "How can we expect Israel to announce prior to any negotiations that she is (Continued on Page S) Humphrey Leaves Legacy "' WASHINGTON (JTA) -- translated both spiritually in