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September 20, 1946 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish Chronicle and the Legal Chronicle, 1946-09-20

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Alfieri= 7ewish Periodical Carter

Friday, September 20, 1946



GI's to Attend Rites
in U.S. and Abroad

Leader Dead

NEW YORK—Thousands of Jewish servicemen at
home and abroad will attend Rosh Hashonah and Yom
Kippur services in camps and synagogues, and on ships
at sea, through arrangements made by the National Jew-
ish Welfare Board.
Reports from the field show an awareness by the

USO Appeals

to Hospitality
of Detroiters

As in previous years, the De-
troit Army and Navy Committee
of the Jewish Welfare Board-
USO will extend home hospitality
to Jewish servicemen still in ser-
vice during the holidays. The aim
of the committee is to provide
the men with an atmosphere that
might help to make their holiday
more like home.
To help this program, the com-
mittee asks that any family in-
terested in extending home hospi-
tality over the holidays contact
Mrs. Carolyn Berendt at the USO
office, Madison 8400, 8904 Wood-
ward avenue.
If a soldier is coming to a De-
troiter's home, the USO office will
apprise him of it at the earliest
possible moment, Mrs. Berendt

Wise to Speak
Here Oct. 23

Rabbi Will Open
Men's Club Series

Dr. Stephen S. Wise will open
the 1946-47 series of lectures on
Judaism sponsored by the Men's
Club of Shaarey Zedek with a
talk on "The Jewish Horizon"
Wednesday, Oct. 23. The address
will be given in the main audi-
torium to accommodate the large
attendance anticipated.
Maurice Samuel, distinguished
author and Zionist, will speak
Nov. 8 on the "World of Sholom
Alelchem." His book of the same
title won a prize three years ago
as a literary masterpiece.
On Nov. 20, Hayim Greenberg,
editor and noted Zionist, will
speak on "The Peace and the
Jewish Problem."


11111-11f WEIEU

one finds the president of a synagogue, particularly a
large synagogue, to be a man of mature years who has run

Welfare Board Gets Army Aid
In Arranging for Holiday Services

Jewish community that the wAr
emergency is not over and a will-
ingness to meet the needs of Jew-
ish trainees and the hospitalized.
At the same time they reflect the
complete cooperation of military
and naval authorities and the 400
USO clubs in the preparations.
The JWB will also serve the
needs this year of the Jewish
wounded and will provide holiday
services, gifts and home hospi-
tality to veterans of both wars at
the veterans facilities.
The War Department has in-
formed the JWB that existing
regulations concerning leaves will
be observed as in the past, and
"beneficiaries of the Jewish faith
will be granted passes to partici-
pate in the celebration of the
High Holy Days." The Navy has a
similar policy.
For Jewish men overseas ser-
vices Will be held in Europe, Ko-
rea, China and Japan, and on the
American continent at Bermuda,
Panama, Labrador, Alaska, Ice-
land, Greenland and Newfound-
In Germany and Austria chap-
lains will hold services at Brem-
en, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Nu-
remberg, Munich, Salzburg and
In the Pacific, Jewish chaplains
will lead their GI flocks at Ha-
waii, Okinawa, Korea, China and
the Philippines. At Secul, in Ko-
rea, a chaplain reports that "hun-
dreds of soldiers are coming from
distant places for services to be
held in the sanctimonious throne
room of the Korean capital."
The world-wide provision of ser-
vices has been facilitated through
the shipment by the JWB of all
necessary ritual supplies for the
holidays. These include 95,000 cal,
endars, 84,580 greeting cards, 57,-
413 holiday leaflets, 2,229 record-
ings of the services and 20 sho-
fars. Prayer books will be fur-
nished to each man.
In the_ United States Jewish
men will receive leaves to go
home, or worship in communities
near camps where they will re-
ceive synagogue tickets from JWB
committees, and go to homes for
diinner following the services.


Page Five


Funeral services for Mrs. Delia
Meyers, one of the community's
leading club women, were held
Tuesday in the main auditorium
of Temple Beth El. Dr. B. Bene-
dict Glazer officiated. Burial was
in Clover Hill Park cemetery.
Mrs. Meyers, wife of Henry Mey-
ers, died Saturday at her home,
1683 Lincolnshire drive, after a
brief illness. She was born in De-
troit 46 years ago.
At the time of her death, Mrs.
Meyers was president of > the
League of Jewish Women's Or-
ganizations and president of the
Michigan State Federation of Tem-
ple Sisterhoods, member of the
Women's City Club, University of
Michigan and University of Chica-
go alumni associations, Hadassah
and the National Board of Temple
Sisterhoods and an officer of the
Detroit Section of the National
Council of Jewish Women.
A graduate of the University of
Chicago, Mrs. Meyers taught in
Detroit high schools and at Tem-
ple Beth El. She was formerly a
trustee of the Temple and presi-
dent of its sisterhood and art so-
Besides her husband, she is sur-
vived by her mother, Mrs. John
Imerman; two daughters, Jean
and Elizabeth; a sister, Mrs. Ar-
thur Bloom, and a brother, Stan-
ley Imerman.

`A Flag Is Born
Extends Its Run

NEW YORK—Because the Ben
Hecht-Paul Muni pageant "A Flag
Is Born" has been such an over-
whelming success, the play on
Jewish aspirations has extended
its run for three weeks.
It will run at the Ade1phi thea-
ter beginning Oct. 5, moving from
the Alvin. At its new home the
central character will be interpre-
ted by Luther Adler who staged
the offering. He will replace Muni
who must return to Hollywood
because of earlier commitments.

Detroit Woman Helps Create YMHA Federation

through the gamut of subsidiary offices in the congregation over a
period of a decade or more.
Not so Ira Gladstone Kaufman, president of Detroit's youngest
religious project, the Northwest Hebrew Congregation and Center at
Curtis and Santa Rosa avenues
which dedicated its first wing with
impressive ceremonies Sept. 8.
Still in his thirties, Kaufman
was born in New York City, where
he grew up and was educated.
His father, the Rev. Joseph Kauf-
man, is a well-known cantor there.
After he was graduated from
DeWitt Clinton High School, Kauf-
man matriculated at New York
University, where he received his
Bachelor of Science degree and
his law degree of Juris Doctor.
While going to school he worked
on the staff of the New York De-
partment of Public Welfare.
Kaufman and his room-mate at
college, Dr. Abraham I. Katsh, son
of the chief rabbi of Petach Tilc-
vah, Palestine, prevailed upon
their alma mater to introduce
courses in Hebrew, and eventually
Dr. Katsh was appointed instruc-
tor in Semitics and a chair in
Hebrew was created at the university.

WHILE IN COLLEGE, Kaufman participated actively with Katsh
Zionist and religious undertakings. Kaufman believes firmly
that the youth of America can be integrated into a program of tra-
ditional Judaism if it is presented to them with understanding and
in a modern spirit.
Although enmeshed in studies and work, Kaufman found time
for romance. Ile met Lillian Farinnan of Detroit, then a student
at Columbia University, and in 1937 they were married. They
moved shortly after their marriage to Detroit, where a boy and
a girl were born to them.
"One of my biggest thrills," Kaufman said, "Is to hear my tiny
two-year-old red-headed boy respond 'Amen' to my weekly Sabbath
eve Kiddush."
When he came to Detroit, Kaufman opened law offices In the Na-
tional Bank Building. Appropriately enough, they are never open on
the Sabbath. His home is at 18701 Pennington drive.

• •

v AUFMAN'S ACTIVITIES outside of his synagogue are many and
diverse. PiAgah Lodge of Boat Brith and its bowling league have
both honored him with high office. For an entire year he served on
the "Let the People Speak" program over WJBIC.
Kaufman early became interested in the creation of a Conserva-
tive synagogue in the northwest section and he played a big part in
the establishment of the Northwest Hebrew Congregation. He was on
its first board of directors a year ago and was elected president of
its men's club, a post he was forced to relinquish when he assumed
the presidency of the congregation last October.
During his administration he had signal success in molding
a unified community consciousness which culminated in the lay-
ing of a basis for its spiritual sanctuary.
The ground-breaking in late last year and the dedication Sept. 8
of the social hall, to be used temporarily as the synagogue, have
been high water marks of the year's work.

T THE DEDICATION DINNER, Kaufman was presented with a
bronze plaque betokening the homage of his congregation for his
efforts on its behalf.
Typically, Kaufman declared that his work had not been done
with the view of reaping rewards and that the honor really stem-
med from the labors of his fellow members.
With this same spirit of loyalty and sacrifice, Kaufman continues
to lead his congregation in its efforts to provide greater physical fa-
cilities for the area's spiritual and communal needs.


Survivor of Polish Treachery
Reunited With Brother in N.Y.

EW YORK—The only survivor
of a group of 14 young Jew-
ish partisans, treacherously be-

Mrs. Samuel Glogower of Detroit Is pictured above with leaders of Jewish youth-serving organiza-
tions Who have created the World Federation of YMIlAs and Jewish Community Centers. Seated
left to right'are: II. E. Hershorn, Canada; David Mellows, Great Britain; Frank L Well, New York,
president, National Jewish Welfare Board; Jacques Pulver, Paris, and liana Vidor, Australia. Stand-
ing left to right are: Lous Kraft, executive director of JIM; Mrs. Samuel Glogower, chairman of the
JWII Jewish Center Division; Mrs. Alfred Bachrach, chairman JWB Women's Division, and Rabbi
Samuel Gordon.

in the face and the chest.
"It was a mircale that I sur-
vived, for my 13 colleagues were
killed. I crawled out of the cave
and met a Jewish partisan leader
named Chanine who happened to
be near.

trayed by so-called "Polish parti-
sans" who were actually collabor-
ating with the Nazis, arrived here
last week aboard the S.S. "Marine
• • •
Perch". He was one of hundreds
of concentration camp survivors 2nd GROUP WARNED
immigrating with the aid of the
"HE CARRIED ME to a hid-
United Service for New Ameri- ing place and then rushed to town
to warn a second group of Jewish
Isaac Zweigman, 32, who was Volunteers who had planned to
reunited with his brother Maur- escape from the Ghetto that same
ice after a separation of 26 night."
years, told the story of the
Allen the second group of
group's betrayal, which was first Jews had failed to arrive at the
disclosed by I. F. Stone in a
meeting place, the treacherous
series of articles entitled
Poles realized that one of their
"Through Europe's Underground
victims had survived. They then
to Palestine" in PM.
Jews had failed to arrive at the
• • •
ish "terrorists" were on the
loose in Ostrovice.
Later, Zweigman was caught
"WE WERE LIVING in the and shunted from one concentra-
ghetto of Ostrovice" Zweigman tion camp to another. His parents
said, "when we made secret plans and a sister were sent to Treb-
to join the partisans. I was among linka and since then he has never
the first group of 14 young Zion- heard of them. A brother who
ists who escaped to train with a escaped is now somewhere in Eu-
Polish group. Later we were to rope, Palestine-bound.
join mixed partisan groups of
Jews and Poles.
"On the night of our escape, we
of the September
walked 10 kilometers to meet the
so-called "Polish Partisans" who open meeting of the Neugarten
came down from the hills to give Medical Aid until Oct. 28 has been
us the oath.
"First they took away our arms,
and then ordered us to wait in a
The annual dinner dance of the
cave. A moment later,a fragment-
ation bomb was thrown into the Cass Lake Golf and Country Club
cave and machine guns bullets was a recent event at Club Rio,
whizzed all around us. I was hit Pontiac.

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