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Westfield; Reverend and
Mrs. Richard Rowe, First
Presbyterian Church,
Cranford; Reverend and
Mrs. Joseph Kucharik,
Zion Lutheran Church,
Clark; Reverend David E.
Buck, Terrill Road Baptist
Church, Scotch Plains;
Reverend S. Timothy
Pretz, Osceola Church,
Clark; Reverend Jackie
Presbyterian Church,
Plainfield, and Rabbi
Moshe Samber, Temple
Beth El, Plainfield. Some
friends from Texas also
participated: Reverend
Larry Bethune, University
i; Baptist Church, Austin,
'land Dr. Barry Foster and
^Deacon Ottis Poe of
South Park Baptist
Church, Alvin.
There were several goals
for the trip, all of which
'seem to have been acomplished. One hope was
or the clergy to gain a
eater understanding of
he complexities that make
p Israel - politically,
lonomicaliy and socially,
nother goal was to pre:nt the "true faces" of
irael, the country that
tost Americans are not
iware of due to exagJeraied media bias, in
fder for clergymen to enpjurage their eongregaio'ns to visit Israel,
Illtourism. Finally, a purthat will be ongoing
the community for
time to come: en-
Sipne .
jeouraging possibilities for
finter-faith dialogue on
issues that are imto American
*>4(«society such as the
|homeless, the hungry, and
lomestic violence.
Ascent to Jerusalem
Several of the travelers
|were particularly touched
sy the significance of the
Jerusalem. The group
! drank wine and recited
blessings (which Jesus
did), and jews still do to
this day. As it says in
Psalms, "Let us go unto
the house of the Lord." In
fact, Arthur Kreyling
mentioned he planned to
prepare a sermon on this
topic as soon as he returned home.
"The entire group was
at times moved to tears by
sheer spirituality of the
sharing we experienced,"
said Tova Shull, Director
of the Jewish Community
Relations Council, who
coordinated1 and accompanied the Mission.
"Everyone on the trip was
able to use music to add to
the inspiration they experienced. The shared
prayers and hymn singing
in the difference churches
brought such hope for the
In addition to the music
they all shared and the
itinerary, the group had
the opportunity to participate in three formal
study sessions while in
Israel. The first was on
The Political System in
Israel, by David Ritchie, a
Professor of political
science at Hebrew University. They also learned
about Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel, by Morris
Zilka, from the Information Department of the
World Zionist Organization, Arab affairs expert
and former advisor to
Teddy Kollek (currently
Mayor of Jerusalem). The
third formal lecture was
on Religious Pluralism in
Israel, including Jewish
and Christian Perspectives, by Rabbi David
Rosen, International
Director of the InterReligious Affairs for
B'nai B'rith and the
former Chief Rabbi of
Ireland. At these sessions
and throughout the Mission, participants had the
opportunity to share their
political, economic and
religious concerns. In all
instances, thoughtful
responses from lecturers, Old City of Jerusalem and
other clergy and Israeli the Western Wall, holy
citizens helped the group places to Jews around the
in alleviating their world, and to the Via
troublesome issues.
Dolorosa and Church of
The travelers also the Holy Sepulchre. The
different clergy visited the Dead
movements in Israel. They Sea, Masada and the Juwent to three Kibbutzim dean Desert, and spent
(collective farms), one of time in Bethlehem to visit
which had an orthodox the Church of the Nativireligious orientation: Kib- ty, Manger Square and
butz Ein Natziv. There, a more. Other highlights inmember of Kibbutz gave cluded tours of Jericho,
the group a tour, describ- the origination of the Joring its economics, social dan River, Tiberias and a
structure, and general boat trip across the Sea of
functioning. The visit end- Galilee.
ed on a somber note with a
Perhaps most imporvisit to a bomb shelter tant to the participants on Scotch Plains Mayor Joan Papen is pictured with
(found in abundance on the trip were the feelings DECA students P.J. Hocltjc and Brad Rezza after
Kibbutzim). The Ministers they were left with « and proclaiming the week of February 5-11 as DECA's
received quite a clear idea the kisses, hugs, hand- Free Enterprise Week, Throughout the year, DECA
of what it would feel like shakes, embraces and love has sponsored many activities promoting our free
to bring children down they shared. Would they enterprise system, including the meeting with many
there at night in the do it again and encourage government officials and officials of the Soviet Emdarkness, listening to the others to participate in a bassy in Washington D.C.
artillary going off similar trip? A unanimous
and resounding yes!
The tour was quite comprehensive and realistic,
with the country's beauty
A $300.00 scholarship is ing a career in education
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offered again this year in or library science.
blem spots. According to Continued from page 1
memory of A. Loraine
several of the participants,
While high school
Ayers, librarian at the
the bomb shelter visit was presented, and it is going Scotch Plains-Fanwood students may pick up apone of the most depress- to be
particularly High School for 33 years plications at the Scotch
ing stops. The group also challenging, even with and an active volunteer in Plains-Fanwood High
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Demonstrations • Exhibitions • Refreshments
Holocaust survivors. The
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No trip to Israel is complete without a visit to the
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