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DETROIT, MICHIGAN, JUNE, 1919
THE JEWISH INSTITUTE NEWS
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNITED
SPLENDIDLY EQUIPPED DENTAL CLINIC
OPENED BY UNITED JEWISH CHARITIES
During the month of May the ,
..`sited Jewish Charities opened its
Rabbi J. L. Levin
oseph I.. Selling, Pres.
Dental Clinic with a staff of six j
dead, J. Levy
°ban IL Krolik, Vice-Pres.
Rabbi Samuel S. Mayerberg
prominent dentists. Containing a
Ilugo A. Freund
'red M. Bowl, Vice.Prea.
noroughly equipped and modern
D. W. Simonet, Treas.
John A. II eavenrich
Blanche Hart, Supt.
lental chair, a gas anaesthetic ma-
tine and all other necessary para.
Idiss Edith Ileavenrich
Mrs A. Schlesinger
Rabbi A. M. Horsham
,diernalia, the new clinic ranks second
Mrs. M. L. Weil
Henry M. MIMI
to none in the city.
Moses II iinelbuch
C. II. Enggass
The gas machine, besides being
Rabbi Len M. Franklin
used in abscess curetments, extrac-
William Friedman .
II a rry Weinstein
Mrs. Sarah Krolik
tions and dental surgery, is also em-
ployed in the various other depart-
Published Monthly by the Educational and Publicity Committee of the United Jewish Charities
ments for minor operations. On the
Milton M. Alexander, Chairman
Clarence II Enggast.
Fred M. Butrel
Julian H. Krok
Rabbi Leo M. Franklin
Rabbi Samuel S. Mayerberg
MILTON M. ALEXANDER -
U. J. C. NOTES.
Mr. Flynn, recreation director of
thanks of the United Jew isl
buys at the Jewish Institute, was pre- Charities are due to the Levine Mai
sented with a silver cigarette case by Los Company for 500 pounds of mat
the 'rrysiniares at their last regular zos; to the Ladies' Sewing Society of
meeting, in appreciation of his per- 'remote Beth El, and to the Wednes-
coital interest in the organization (lur- day group.
ing the past year.
President Messenger made the pre-
Ten dollars in prizes were given out
sentation speech and Mr. Flynn re last Thursday evening by the Social
plied with an appropriate response Dancing Club for the three best danc-
itereafter meetings wiil be heed every ers in attendance. 'There were many
other week until the regular fall tern. .:ontestants and the competition was
of the "iliiiietje l very lively. The lint prize of $3 was
won by "Mickey" Goldstein and his
i lie second issue
Trysquare's official paper, Was issuer.
May 28111, and continues to keep up sister.
The Washington Progressive Club
thehigh standard it has set foil itse lf. is giving $50 to each returned soldier
To Miss Blanche J. Hart, "who has member. -
consecrated herse'f towards the bet-
At a meeting of the Board of Di-
terment and uplift of the Jewish sick rectors of the United Jewish Chari-
and needy", the May issue is dedi- ties, it was decided to ask the Com-
munity Union to include a $5,000 do-
In March. 1919. U. J. C. became cated.
1 his month's issue contains a full nation in their 1919-1920 budget for
Interested in the family through the
Juvenile Court, where Izzie. the 13- page of sport news, an editorial on the Cleveland Orphan Asylum.
year-old boy, was on probation for Trysquare's future outlook, bits of
cashing four Red Cross vouchers fo r verse, humorous stories, clever •itti
Miss Blanche J. Hart addressed the
$60.00. The case was re-investigated cisms, and intimate stories about members of the Menorah Club at Ann
by U. J. C. Case of particular inter- members of the club. The 'rrysquare Arbor on "Modern Tendencies in So-
est as mentality of woman seemed be- Bulletin is a dandy little shirt and cial Work", on May 1st.
low normal. On rigid cross-examina- something of which the boys may well
tion, she insisted that her husband be proud.
During the current month the first
had been dead 10 years, although she
The buoys' hopes of obtaining a per convalescent in the care of the U. J.
admitted that her youngest boy was manent club e00111 for the exclusive C. was sent to Mt. Clemens to re-
but 6. She seemed indifferent to the use of its members have been given
cuperate from a serious illness. The
misdemeanor of her son.
great boost by the announcement tha: Charities have adopted this expedient
the Board of Directors have voted fo•
if providing for its convalescents un-
At this time it was discovered that
tine extension of the building. With
til the recognized need of a Jewish
her son. Sam. had been discharged
new: incentive and renewed spirit. the convalescent hospital can be met by
from service. Allotments thereupon
organization is gaining in strengt1 a definite program.
ceased, but the boy could not be
traced. U. J. C. gave family tempo- every day.
The Fanny Lewis :Memorial Home
rary relief. clothing for the boys, and
at 251 Hendrie avenue has been thor-
Pesach provisions. An examination TINY TOY MAKERS
END BUSY SEASON oughly renovated and decorated from
of the woman at psychopathic clinic
within and without. The Home
indicated that her mentality was be-
The Toy Makers' Club. which meet houses ten children.
average of one operation a day is
performed ill one of the departments
of the U. J. C. clinic. The machne
obviates the necessity of sending
minor cases to the hospital.
The dental clinic is open on Tues-
days and Fridays from 10:30 to 12
o'clock in the morning. The doctors
who are contributing freely of their
time and energy to the new depart-
ment are Dr. B. Welling, Dr. Frey-
ton Jones, Dr. Ililliard Goldstick, Dr.
R. G. Steele, Dr. N. C. Rose and Dr.
TYPICAL CASES OF RELIEF FROM
REPORTS OF U. J. C. WORKERS
Case 6I7. Fatuity consists of man,
vile and four children. oldest 10, and
a baby two months old. Case was
Sydney Nyburg, the Baltimore novelist, author of "The Chosen
reported in March, 191'). A year pre-
People," presented a most interesting paper on this subject at the 19 1
vious to that time. the man, who was
mffering from tuberculosis. went to
Conference of Jewish Charities just held at Atlantic City.
There is nu doubt that in view of the fact that the support of charity Denver at the advice of physicians.
Shortly after he arrived there with
comes largely front the employing class and the recipients of charity are
his wife and family, he became
largely members of the industrial class, a dilemma frequently occurs in worse. Doctors in the \Vest advised
connection with strikes, low standard of living, insufficient wages and him to return to Detroit. They came
back in September. The man. who
other factors incident to industry.
A hard and fast rule is of course impossible. Unreasonable, ora- still had a little of his savings, started
a small confectionary store, but be-
torical championships of all workers and an unbridled denunciation of taus col the man's ill health, the
employers, as well as an indiscriminating espousal of radical economic store didn't pay. They lost the little
theory is certainly not the wisest course for the social worker to pursue. :hey had. When the family was
brought to the attention of the chari-
As far s ase
c work is concerned, the social worker must remember that ties, they were penniless. The wife,
poverty, and that women and children are defenseless when who was pregnant, was sent by the
poverty a is
U. C. J. to the Woman's Hospital for
the breadwinner is out of work.
It is also true that the social worker can, in a perfectly dignified way, her confinement. She was there for
two weeks. On her return front the
collect and collate the statistical material concerning the living conditions hospital, the husband was sent to the
of the workers with whom he comes into contact. It stands to reason sanatorium. For a month afterwards
The family was traced through the at the Institute every Monday and
that the employer wishes his employes to live decently, and if competiti
the U. I. C. sent a nurse into the
Detroiters who attended the Na-
Thursday afternoon, under the super-
is so keen that it makes it impossible for a decent employer to pay living woman's home to assist her with chil- Jewish Aid Society of Chicago, and vision of Miss Rose Kahn, recreation tional Conference of Jewish Charities
dren. The man died in May of this it was found that her husband had
Atlantic City were Miss Blanche I.
worker, ended a very busy and suc-
wages, the decent employe should welcome the assistance of the social
year at Sanatorium. The U. I. C. been dead for a period of 8 years.
Hart, Mr. Fred M. Butzel. Mr. and
cessful season during the past week.
worker in bringing the necessary pressure on industry to bring about
is allowing family
The tots, little boys and girls, none Mrs. Julian Krolik. Mr. Bernard
relit, and $2.00 weekly in addition to was born to her. The Chicago report over 9 years old. have made with Ginsburg and Miss Golda Ginsburg.
Possibly the main function of organized charity in the past has been the gas and electric light bills. The also stated that woman was decidedly their own buttery little fingers dozens
feeble-minded. with the mentality of a
its capacity to investigate a large number of cases of poverty and trace Public Welfare is allowing $10.00 a child of 8. Through efforts of of good, serviceable and attractive ENTERTAINMENT GIVEN
week. The woman is now making
toys. Dull baskets. sulkeys, carts,
the causes in housing, food, industry, or other factors which cause application for Mother's pension.
U. J. C. steps are being taken to have
BY WASHINGTON P. C.
clocks, ambulances. lanterns, engines
either destitution or delinquency. In this way social workers have been
Case 107. Case reported by Red the woman examined through an and trains. Japanese dolls, nigger ba-
:ross for investigation Feb. 27, 1918. order of the l'robate Court and com- bies, bunnies-all are represented in
responsible for many measures of social and economic r worker
Though the season is drawing to a
?amity consists of widow. 37; three mitted to an institute for the feeble- that varied collection of attractively-
close, activities of the Washington
minded, at which time the boys will
his material and the less he plays to the gallery with dramatic effects, boys, 18, 13, 6. respectively. The be placed in suitable homes. Pending colored toys.
Progressive Club have continued with
eldest boy, Sant, had enlisted in the
The materials used are very raw unabated enthusiasm.
the more surely he advances the date of better living conditions.
:atildian army, had made no allot- the Probate Court decision. the Public indeed-boom sticks. tin cans. cigar
On May 12, the W. P. C. gave an
nem to his mother and his where- Welfare Board is allowing $6.00 boxes. curtain poles, empty spools,
bouts was unknown. The family weekly to the family. The two boys all, seemingly, the most useless informal banquet and dance for club
and their friends. A varied
vas being supported by woman's
things in the world. and yet with
and interesting program of entertain-
chopathic clinic and found to be nor-
At the special instigation of the communal leaders of Cincinnati, t. brother, a fruit peddler. who was mal. Thus the case. on the surface their little saws and hammers and ment was offered the forty couples
living with them. Through investi-
meeting was held recently at Woodbine, N. J., to discuss the advisabilit, zation the boy was filially traced and purporting to be but one of simple nails. the members of the Toy
present. The club's trio, composed
Club, under the able direction of Miss
of turning the old farm school of the Baron de Hirsch colony into f. s $15.00 monthly allotment allowed. relief. becomes a problem for the psy- Kahn, have made incredibly clever of Bill Abramsohn, Abe Bornstein
and Jack Harris, sang many popular
inter-community school fur feeble-minded Jewish girls. 'Ilse question Iousekeeper sent out reported that fair to be rescued from the shoals playthings.
of muse was well-kept. as brother was
The children are very enthusiastic songs, with Miss Ho Kutzen at
has a number of important aspects and there is a great diversity
dill contributing toward the support
about their work. and their pride in piano. The W. 1'. C. orchestra, with
opinion as to the desirability of such an institution.
of the fatly.
their own little toys is inestimable.
The responsibility for taking care of feeble-minded persons is clearly
The work will be resumed in the the music for the dancing.
i WEEKLY CONFABS AID
A report read at the last regular
one that rests on the state and there are some obvious reasons for not WIDOWS' AID SOCIETY
meeting indicates that approximately
AFFILIATE WITH U. J. C. \ TO SOCIAL WORKERS
segregating the Jewish feeble-minded. There is also considerable objec-
people attended the Progressive
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR
tion to removing feeble-minded children very far from their homes.
dance recently held at the Arena. In
A meeting of the various social or-
The Widows Aid Society has be
On the other hand, in view of the tremendous lack of institutional
spite of an expense agregating $564,
come affiliated with the United Jew-I ganizations in the city was held, as
a clear profit of $300 was realized.
facilities in all of our states, and the serious menace caused to our civil- ish Charities, simultaneously becom- usual, during the month, at which
whet s they are
The club held a reception last week
ization from feeble-minded women of child-bearing age
his so are ing a member of the Community Un- lems were discussed and solved.
Balance on hand Apr. 1, 1919.$1,466.63 for Sergeant Dave Freedman, who re-
ion. In the future its budget will be
at large, almost any provision seems desirable. Children of trt
with the 32nd Divisions after
These meetings do much toward Collections
more easily contented if their contact with the outer world is reduced to included with that of the U. J. C.
4,84503 19 months' service with the Old Na-
While the Institute staff-workers avoiding duplication of effort of the Community Union
a minimum and therefore isolation is not an unmixed evil.
25.00 tional Guard in this country and
well con. will do the major share of the outside different social agencies.
The buildings of the Baron de Hirsch school are very
132.03 France. Sergt. Freedman fought in
ent investigation, the personal service! Too much credit cannot be given Memorial Donations
the historic battles of Soissons and
strutted and are not badly laid out. They have been kept in exc
In memory of Celia Fried-
Chatteau Thiery and he wears two
'Jewish Charities for the very intelli-
man, David Levis, Jacobi,
repair and they are very near the Vineland, N. J., School e for
e- aged and maintained.
The Widows' Aid Society is one of jgent manner
Julia and Moses Marx,
Minded, one of the best institutions of its kind in the world. T he to the
The club will hold its semi-annual
the oldest organizations of Detroit.
Leopold Hannan, Mr. and
land authorities have pledge:I their ardent support and assi
election of officers the first Monday
It was organized sixty-five years ago constructive method they are employ-
Mrs. Jos. De Roy. Jos.
July. It is interesting to note that
for the purpose of caring for needy
Sillman, Sophie and Hugo
This is brought out most forcibly
in the checker tournament. still at
The Baron de Hirsch trustees arc willing to lease the property to: widows and orphans. The Society has
success, they will been paying the rent of many widows at the weekly meetings of the staff-
white-heat interest, Bernie Cummins
Batten, Loris Freedman,
$1.00 a year provisionally, and if the institution is a m
is leading, closely followed by Joe
in the city, assisting them otherwise workers of the United fev•ish
deed the land without conditions. On the whole it sees worth while
ties. when not only cases are dis-
financially, helping their children to
287.50 Kamins. The club is seriously
that the experiment should be undertaken as this problem is such a obtain positions. providing medical at- cussed, but methods of relief, the Relief Fund s
sidering renting a cottage for the
terrible one that it should be tackled from many sides and the res of tention, and raising their standard of
5.00 summer months at Pearl Beach or
other local agencies are taken up.
'ife generally to the highest possible
the various experiments should be carefully noted.
R en t
PSYCHOPATHIC DEPT. OPENED Miscellaneous
The officers of the Widows' Aid So-
THE MONTH'S WORK.
ciety are as follows: Mrs. M C. Weil,
e Union President; Mrs. Robert Schlesinger,
During the month of April the
One of the projects sponsored by 11w recent convention of th
Vice-President; Mrs. A. F.. Rosen-
Through the kindness of Sergeant
$2,074.80 United Jewish Charities received 450
DI American Hebrew Congregations of Boston was the organizaon of a garten, Second Vice-President; Mrs. M. Taube, psychopathic expert sta- Relief
616.67 applications for aid, involving 1422 in-
S. I). Oppenheimer, Recording and tioned at U. S. Government Hospital. Children's Board
social service department.
518.52 dividuals. Of this number, 230 appli-
In the discussion that preceded the unanimously affirmative vote Corresponding Secretary; Mrs. Wal- Base 36. it has been possible to con- Relief Merchandise
459:31 ed for relief, 25 for medical attention,
lace Rosenheini, Financial Secretary; duct a new department in psychopa Hospitals
upon this question it was pointed out that the synagogue is the tradi-
29.49 80 received shoes and rubbers. There
Mrs. Samuel Heymann, Treasurer.
thy at the Institute. Sergt. Taube de- Repairs
684.00 were 50 pension cases, allowances al-
tional center of philanthropy and all social life.
wqes an evening a week to this work Salaries
13.50 lowed 50 families, 44 children boarded
In tssage of this motion there nmst be at least one thought for NUCLEUS OF Y. M. H. A. IN
His services in the adiustment of Printing and stationery
24.66 out. There were 13 new cases and 2
BOYS' CLUBS OF U. J. C. cases where the question of feeble- Office Supplies
ial workers of America and that is the necessity of injecting
14.22 new tuberculosis cases.
mindedness arises and in all other Laundry
the work a more definite religious touch. It is not enough that we
Of the 81 temporary cases. 27 were
A huge mass meeting of the various matters where the condition of mind Telephone and Telegraph.
provide for the physical welfare of our people. The spiritual note must 'mys' clubs affiliated w
61.59 due to sickness, 18 to insufficient earn-
with the United is an important issue, are invaluable. Automobile
122.15 ings, 3 wife desertions, 16 widows, II
lowish Charities was held a few
Sergt. Taube's expert work of this Automobile Insurance
also be heard.
10 00 tuberculosis, 1 unemployment. 2 in-
In this connection it is interesting to consider that in all the work Igo with the idea of merging all the character tends to put social work on Express and Cartage....
8.501 sanity, I non-support and 2 jail cases.
of our United Jewish Charities the religious motive has consistently organizations into a consolidated fed- a scientific basis.
3.45 There were 24 new medical cases
oration of clubs. If the plans for the
taken care of-3 men, 3 boys, 2 wo-
consolidation are carried out and a
At the annual meeting of the He- Jewish Institute News
men at Harper Hospital; a man and
federation formed, it will undoubtedly
Memorial Money transferred
become the nucleus of a future Y. M. brew Relief Society of Fort Worth,
120 00 a boy at Detroit Tuberculosis Sani-
to Special Fund
I Texas, it was decided to establish a
16.91 torium; 1 boy at Receiving Hospital;
Mr. Fred M. Blazel presided at the sinking fund or he purpose of build-
12.46 1 man at St. Mary's. Nine prescrip-
These are happy days at the Jewish Institute. Our boys are coming
' ing a Jewish orphanage .
235 39 tions were given out. a pair of arch
Fannie Lewis Memorial
home from trench and camp. They have all grown physically, mentally meeting.
1330 supports, 1 pair rubber stockings, 2
Rosalie Siegel Memorial
and spiritually. Our club work and our friendship has borne good fruit
163 16 pairs of glasses, 432 new articles, 11')
Heat, I.ight and Power
and the Institute should grow in usefulness when the young men who
166- 09 old, 78 pairs of shoes, 2 pairs
Janitor's Salary and Expense
have spent a happy childhood there and who have had an opportunity to
) bets. II new Snits for boys, matzos
The United Jewish Charities are indebted to the following for
$551„441476.7827j, o orni fte2s fa c m
ositlie $s 4 . 5.7 T 0h . e six women in the
realize its beneficence in their own lives in the late crisis return to act
I workroom cost $57.54. Women in 3
clothes received during the month of May: Mrs. Kaplin, Mrs.
Balance in hands of Treasurer
Social Workers and the Industrial Problem
The Synagogue and Social Service
We Welcome Home Our Boys
We Thank You
as an active force in spreading the influence of the Institute.
Lipsitz, Mrs. Scheer, Mrs. Rosenberg, Mrs. Cohen, Mrs. Berman,
Mrs. Freund. Mrs. Selling, Mrs. Linnich, Mrs. Hamburger, Mrs.
The Trysouare Bulletin of May 28 bears the following dedication: +
Rosenthal, Mrs. Goldsmith, Mrs. Frank, Mrs. Velick, Mrs. Gold-
"To Miss Blanche J. Hart, who has devoted and is devoting a great deal
berg, Mrs. Fuchs, Mrs. Jacobs, Mrs. Berger, Mrs. tampon. Mrs. ,
of her valuable time to the Jewish sick and needy, this issue of the
Cohen. Mrs. Kingman, Mrs. Goldsmith. Mrs. Marks, Mrs. Jacob- ,
Trysquare rdlletin is dedicated."
son, \Voodle, Mrs. Gumbiner, Mrs. Goldberg, Mrs. Rosen,
Mrs. Schram, Mrs. Gilbert, Mrs. Solomon, Mrs. Michaelson, and
The clinic has recently acquired a gas adminisfering outfit and many
minor operations are performed with a mininfem t f pain and inconveni-
ence to the patient.
May 1st. 1919
I The case workers have had a siren-
Memorial Fund on hand, Mar
Miss Rae Goldman
7 73 25 uous month.
BLANCHE i. HART t made 279 visits to 92 families; Miss
Executive Secretary. Brown made 197 visits to 66 famine , :
i Mrs. Hoffman made 154 visits to 50
A Hebrew Home for the Aged families; Miss Lenore Goldman made
and a dispensary operating in cnnnec•1131 visits to 42 families and Mi=s
iiinel3dstone made 43 visits to 39 fam-
lion with it have peen established at !G
Hudson county, New Jersey.