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May 08, 1959 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-05-08

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Annual Jewish Publication Society
Meet to Honor Solomon Grayzel

The 71st annual meeting of he has continued to be a lead-
the Jewish Publication Society ing figure in Jewish education,
of America, to be held in Phil- scholarship and cultural endea-
adelphia, Sunday, will honor vor, serving as president of the
Dr. Solomon Grayzel on his Jewish Book Council and edi-
completion of 20 years as edi- tor of "In Jewish Bookland."
Preceded by meetings of the
tor, according to an announce-
ment by Edwin Wolf 2nd, pres- publication committee and
board of trustees in the morning
ident of JPS.
Dr. Grayzel took office in and early afternoon, the annual
1939 as the - fourth in a distin- meeting of the JPS member-
guished line of JPS Editors, be- ship will convene in the War-
wick Hotel at 3 p.m. Reports
ginning with
will be presented by the pres-
Henriett a
ident, by Treasurer Myer Fein-
Szold in 1893.
stein, by Publication Committee
Dr. Benzion
Chairman Judge Louis E. Levin-
Halper, NA/ h o
thal and Executive Secretary
served f r o
Lesser Zussman.
1916 to 1924,
JPS is the only organization
and Prof. Isaac';.
in American Jewry which has
Husik, editor
for its sole purpose the pub-
from 1924 to
lication and dissemination of
1939, were his
books of Jewish interest printed
only other pre-
in the English language. These
cessors during Dr. Grayzel
the entire 71-year history of the books are created in order to
society. Winner of • the Jewish preserve and enhance the Jew-
Welfare Board's Frank L. Weil ish culture and tradition.
Award in 1957 for "contribu- Established in 1888 as a non-
tion to Jewish culture," Dr. profit educational institution,
Grayzel is known throughout. JPS has published more than
English-speaking Jewry for his 400 titles and distributed mil-
authoritative "History of the lions of copies. Its best seller
Jews," first published in 1947, is "The Holy Scriptures"—the
which has since seen a second Bible according to the Masoretic
Text translated in 1917 by an
edition and many printings.
A rabbi and educator, Dr. eminent committee of scholars
Grayzel led a congregation in and now in use by English-
Camden, N.J., from 1921 to speaking Jews all over the
1926, and after study abroad world.
served as registrar and instruc-
Other important works pub-
tor in History at Gratz College. lished by the JPS include
He was first elected to the pub- Graetz's "History of the Jews,"
lication committee of the soci- Ginzberg's "Legends of the
ety in 1932, a year before the Jews," Cohen's "P athways
publication of his first book, Through the Bible," Grayzel's
"The Church and the Jews in history and many additional
the 13th Century." During his titles which have earned places
two decades of JPS editorship, of prominence in public and
private libraries. Recently, JPS
launched a new series of paper-
back reprints and a new list of
inspirational biographies for
JPS books are distributed
through bookstores and g i f t
shops in addition to a unique
membership plan which serves
over 10,000 members around
Pay Tribute to .. .
the world. This plan was initiat-
ed in 1888 and is the forerunner
of the many book-club plans
which are now in vogue.

Dr. Jonas Salk Receives
British Fellowship

Chief Rabbi Herzog Suffers
Stroke; in Serious Condition

LONDON (JTA) — A scroll
conferring an honorary fellow-
ship of the Royal Society of
Health was presented here to
Israel Chief Rabbi Itzhak
Dr. Jonas Salk in recognition
Halevi Herzog continues in critical condition here, follow-
of his major contribution in
ing a stroke he suffered last Thursday.
the fight against poliomyelitis.
The '71-year-old leader of the Ashkenazic community,
The presentation was made
however, has regained consciousness after being in a coma
by Lord Cohen of Birkenhead,
for three days. Only members of Rabbi Herzog's immediate
president of the Royal Society
family are permitted to visit. him.
and one of Britain's most dis-
Prayers have been uttered throughout Israel for the
tinguished physicians.
recovery of the Chief Rabbi, who has been ill for some
Dr. Salk subsequently jour-
weeks. Last sabbath, a minyan of sages, led by Chief Rabbi
neyed to Leeds where he re-
R. Kook, of Tiberias, held special prayers at the tomb of
ceived an honorary degree of
the ancient Reb Meir ba'al Haness, at Tiberias.
Doctor of Science from Leeds
As part of the ritual, the sages, following ancient
tradition, added a formal name to the Chief Rabbi's identi-
Dr. Salk came here to ad-
fication, naming him Itzhak Hezekiah Halevi Herzog.
dress the International Health
Congress and to confer with
British medical authorities. He
is a native of Manchester,
England. The London Sunday
Observer, in half page pro-
file of the young American
The appointment of Norman state and national conferences Jewish scientist, called him
"the most famous doctor in
H. Perlstein as Midwest on world affairs.
He currently serves as chair- the world."
Regional Director of the Ameri-
can Jewish Congress was man of a committee which is
announced here by Frank conducting a year-long study on
Rosenbaum, president of the peace education, which is a
result of the recent conference
AJC Michigan Council.
here by the Detroit
Perlstein, who assumed his sponsored
Table of Christians and
new post on Monday, previously Round
Serving Detroit
Jews, together with 60 other
served as director of com- community
Homes and Industry
munity relations with the
for Over 45 Years
A ,native of Hartford, Conn.,
Perlstein presently lives at
18230 Santa Barbara with his
wife, Norma, and four children.

Name Norman Perlstein to Head
Midwest Region of A e l Congress


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As regional director, Peri-
stein will serve communities in
Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.
His office will be in the
Butzel Bldg., 163 Madison.
A reception for the new
director will be given at 8:30
p.m., Monday, at Rainbow
Terrace, under the auspices of
the Michigan Division of AJC.
Canada Lifts Order-
High Salpeter, director of
organization for AJC will come
Limiting Immigration here
from New York to intro-
MONTREAL (JTA) — The duce Perlstein and to address
Canadian government has re- the gathering.
scinded an order-in-council
A former Connecticut news-
which limited sponsored im- paperman, Perlstein came to
migration to immediate rela- Michigan two years ago, serving
tives and established priori- with the Council in a variety
ties for certain categories of of activities, particularly those
skilled workers.
concerning church-state rela-
It was reported that the tions, Arab propaganda and
Department of Immigration civil rights.
He is a member of the
will undertake a complete re-
view of the Immigration Act research committee of the
and will submit a number of Detroit Coordinating Council on
Human Relations and of the
amendments to Parliament.
Administrative procedures to steering committee of the
deal with the backlog of 74,000 Michigan Coordinating Council
immigration applications, all on Civil Rights. He also is on
sponsored by relatives residing the staff of the Wayne State
in Canada, have been stepped University summer workshop in
up. Of the total, 3,400 are human relations.
As vice - president of the
applicants from Israel.
Chapter, American
Immigration department offi- Detroit
Association for the United
cials have said immigration Nations and a board member of
agencies a n d organizations the Michigan AAUN, Perlstein
working with new Canadians has been a frequent speaker at
would be consulted in the De-
partment's study of entry law
DAIA to Be Included in

Argentine UNESCO Body

Klutznick Named to BUENOS AIRES (JTA)-
The Argentine Jewish repre-
U.S. UN Committee sentative organization, DAIA,

Bnai Brith President Philip
M. Klutznick was appointed to
the advisory council of the Un-
ited States Committee for the
United Nations.
This quasi-official g r o u p,
wrhose chairman is appointed
annually by_ the President of
the United States, popularizes
UN activities and anniversaries.

will be given representation
in the 'Argentine Committee
for the United Nations Educa-
tional, Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO), Dr.
Luis Mackay, Minister of Edu-
cation and Justice, informed
a Jewish delegation. Dr. Mac-
kay is chairman of the com-

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