The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 27, 1970 · Page 7
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The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle from Milwaukee, Wisconsin · Page 7

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Friday, March 27, 1970
Page 7
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March 27, 1970 THE WISCONSIN JEWISH CHRONICLE 7 Violinist, newcomer 1 City, Thanks Campaign Workers for Hew Life Here lillllillf ) fflW5 Jill ) - -v 0 SANDU STERN As he talked of his life somewhere in Europe Many Milwaukeeans have gone to Israel and have appreciatively learned how and what their contributions accomplish in that be-leagured land. They have seen resettlement, relief and rehabilita-ton accomplishsed if not- finally, at least to tide Jews over until the Jewish State qan effect peace in the Middle East. But, givers to the Jewish Welfare Fund's annual campaign of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation don't very often have the opportunity to see "close-up" how the F.egular Campaign metes out help to distressed Jews in various European lands and other areas overseas. Some had the rare privilege and opportunity to be a witness first-hand last week at the first report meeting of the campaign. The subject was Sandu Stern, a debonair, middle-aged young man, a newcomer to Milwaukee, who appeared with violin in hand and talked and played for the campaign workers and leaders at the Jewish Community Center. His story of his early years was typical of many an immigrant, and yet there was a classical difference. The difference was in the station of life which he and his wife had attained in an eastern European country (not designated for security reasons). They had lisen high in status financial, social and professional: he, as a virtuoso violinist with the country's outstanding symphonic orchestra; she, as the operatic soprano of great fame, the "Lily Pons" of .her country. ' But in all of this they missed As he played in his new life in Milwaukee freedom, an essence of life whose absence stifled them. It was more than they could bear. So one day, pretending to go on vacation, they escaped, taking his mother along with them. And by stint and per severance, and with the help of the Joint Distribution Committee and the United HIAS, agencies vhich are beneficiaries of our Jewish Federation, they came to Milwaukee. Here they have built their lives anew, happy, safe and free, and as grateful members of our community. Mr. Stern related these and other facts of his flight to liberation, their feeling of gratitude to the various organizations which had made their emigration and immigration possible. He specified that it was the very organizations, overseas, nationally and locally which were the recipients of allocations from the Federation's Regular Fund Campaign which were the very agencies which made possible his arrival and survival in Milwaukee. When he had finished playing, a ploy in musicianship, he was warmly thanked by Gerald S. Col-burn, campaign chairman. Mr. Stern gently turned aside the thanks and appreciatively countered with the remark, "It is - I who owe thanks to you here who have worked to make our new lives possible." It was a poignant and pointed thought, and probably served many workers with added incentive to intensify their efforts in behalf of more people like the Sterns to enable them to come to new freedom. (E.F.P.) Slides of ZOA-Sponsored Camp Will Be Shown at Cong. Anshe Emeth on April 5 lift Camp Yehudah, a summer youth camp sponsored by the Zionist Organization of America, offers recreational and educational programs, combining good times with study and discipline. Slides of activities at the camp, located in Leonidas, Mich., will be shown on Sunday, April 5, at Congregation Anshe Emeth. Colored slides, showing the facilities and activities at Camp Yehudah, a summer youth camp located at Leonidas, Mich., and sponsored by the Zionist Organization of America, will bey shown on Sunday, April 5, at 2 p.m. at Congregation Anshe Emeth. Parents and interested persons are invited. Milwaukee District ZOA Youth Committee co-chairman, Seymour Pikofsky, announced that Camp Director Frank Isaacs of Chicago will moderate the slide showing and, answer questions. Co-hosting the 'meeting will be Sol Faber, camp sub-committee chairman. The regular camp for boys and girls, ages 8-15, offers a variety of activities, including swimming, boating, canoeing, land sports, creative arts and horseback riding, in addition to educational programs. Camp Yehudah has been selected to conduct the National Leadership Training Program of Ma-sada and the Zionist Organization of America this summer. The selection was made in recognition of the outstanding program and unique atmosphere of the camp. Leadership training will be open to teens, ages 14-17, and will include young people from throughout the United States. Camp Yehudah, with its religious observances, is suited to all variations of Jewish belief. Special emphasis is placed on learning the Hebrew language. Registration is now in process. Two four-week and eight-week sessions are scheduled from June 30 to Aug. 23. Further information can be obtained by writing to Camp Yehudah, 8150 N. Seneca rd., 53217, or by calling 351-0455. Phil Tolkan Leasing Co. Gains Duckler as Mgr. Dick Duckler, who has been in the automobile business for 12 years, has joined Phil Tolkan Leasing as manager. He will handle leasing, all makes, and retail sales, both new and used. Mr. Tolkan stated that he is proud to have a man with such invaluable experience and high standards working for his company and its customers. In speaking of his new post, Mr. Duckler said, "I am proud to have this opportunity to give my customers, both old and new, the best service anywhere." He lives with his wife and three boys on N. Santa Monica blvd. ORT schools teach 72 different occupational skills in 23 countries at an annual cost of over $5,-000,000. (Li lint? Iflf iilt pinp fni'if- MP ftip&iih (iJU &m &fip HW iitiii life dUP illtlfKfilf (imum) top iinnp itciiix ilttiMi iftHHift fit 518115 mmimi ft c?irfmv im!$y 4 murium it U Do w IfMl V i in i y i i in i I ) Jn , 2L L2 -J THE Ml LWAU K WISH WELFARE FUND 5fgoa or Crucial Local, National and Worldwide Needs my Cij 1 MAS Space for This Message Contributed by c TfCO f J L CO MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

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