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October 30, 1959 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-10-30

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Nathan Schreiber,75,to Give Himself a Birthday Present

Nathan Schreiber picked up

the telephone, dialed a num-

ber, spoke a few words and
hung up—a happy smile on his

The successful call had
brought him that much closer
to his personal goal of 100
new members for the United
Hebrew Schools, a feat he
hopes to accomplish before his
75th birthday.

The memberships are a
birthday gift he is providing
for himself, and they will
probably give him as much
pleasure as anything else he
receives on his birthday, Thurs-
day, Nov. 12.
Recruiting new members for
the Hebrew Schools is not a
new experience for Mr. Schrei-
ber, whose own membership
dates back to the Schools'
founding in 1919.
During the two-year period
when the Esther Berman
Building was under construc-
tion, he enlisted 725 people in
a one-man campaign, at a
yearly Methbership of $10
'While the Schools are a ma-
jor interest in his life—he do-
nated the first Sefer Torah in
memory of his parents—Schrei-
ber is a man of many interests
and divergent talents. Not the
least of these has been the
raising of a closely-knit and lov-
ing family.
Gathering around him
when he celebrates his '75th
year at an informal family
dinner for only his imme-
diate relatives will be his
wife, Anna, whom he married
on Feb. 20, 1906, in Cleve-
land; and his son, Raymond.
Also there will be his five
daughters, Mrs. Gilbert (Eve-
lyn) Fink, Mrs. Isadore (Syl-
ka) Burnstein, Mrs. Mervin


(Elaine) Jacobson, Mrs. Carl
(Maxine) Fidler and Mrs. Irv-
ing (Bluma) Ellman; his 13
grandchildren and three great
Another family gathering is
planned for Dec. 12, when Mrs.
Schreiber will celebrate her
74th birthday.

During his years in Detroit,
Nathan Schreiber has added
color to the community—in
business ventures, in the world
of showmanship, in politics,
philanthropy and religion.

Born in Russia, Schreiber
came to Detroit with his bride
in May of 1906. That same
year he joined Cong. Bnai Da-
vid, and today he boasts that
he is the synagogue's oldest
member. He has been treasurer
for the past 16 years.

Still active in the businegs
world, Schreiber shares owner-
ship with his son in the Palmer
Park and Colonial Theaters,
and they plan to open a drive-

in- theater in Livonia with a
group of others.
At one time—and for a
period of 25 years—Schrei-
ber represented all of the
Yiddish shows that came to
Detroit. He was on intimate
terms with some of the great-
est names on the Yiddish
stage—Jacob Adler, Maurice
Schwartz, Molly Picon, Boris
Thomashefsky, David Kess-
ler and many others.
His interest in show busi-
ness led him, his brother, Alex
Schreiber, and sister, Mrs. Re-
becca Feldman, to furnish and
equip the recreation room of
the Jewish Home for Aged.
At one time it was one of the
few such institutions to show
movies, and films are still
shown each Wednesday eve-
Schreiber was one of four
partners to open the Colonial
Department Store in 1919. He
sold out his interest in the
firm in 1946.
A member of numerous
trade and professional organi-
zations, Schreiber is particu-
larly fond of his membership
in the Honorable Order of
Kentucky Colonels, with which
he has been associated for 25
He also is a long-time mem-
ber of the Zionist Organiza-
tion of America, is a member
of Findlater Lodge, F.&A.M.,
a life member of the Masons,
40-year member of the Nobles
of the Mystic Shrine and a
life member of the Hannah
Schloss Old Timers.
Schreiber has been an hon-
orary Deputy Sheriff of Wayne
County dating back to the days
of the late Jimmie Burns. He
also served Duke Coffman,
George Walters, Edward Stein,
Billy Baston, Henry Behrendt
and has been with Andrew
Baird since 1951.

He • also enjoys membership
in the Michigan State Police
and the Commonwealth of
Michigan Sheriff's Association.
If Mr. Schreiber's boundless
energies permit him to stay in
one place long enough, he and
the rest of his family will have
their pictures taken in celebra-
tion of his birthday, and they
will be mailed to relatives.

Anne Frank Fund
to Give Assistance
to Children in Israel

An Anne Frank Founda-
tion, to support the educa-
tion and training of home-
less children in Israel, was
established here.
The Foundation's presi-
dent, Margarethe Bohr, is
the wife of the Nobel prize
winning physicist, Prof.
Niels Bohr.
In a radio appeal to the
public to contribute to the
Foundation, she said: "We
could not help Anne Frank,
but we can help her broth-
ers and sisters to a better

Copper Refining Plant
to Be Built in Israel

Direct JTA Teletype Wire
To The Jewish News

JERUSALEM. — A copper
refining plant which in its first
stage of production will produce
sufficient pure copper for Is-
rael's domestic consumption will
be built in the near future, it
was announced here Tuesday by
S. Goren, general manager of
the development area's indus-
trialization company.
Israel has a large plant in
the Negev desert now at the
Timma copper mines near Eilat.



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