Federation Officers Submit Encouraging
Reports on 1960 Activities; Make Award
Encouraging reports on the
progress attained in 1960 in vari-
ous fields 'of activities were
submitted by officers of the
Jewish Welfare Federation, at the
annual Federation meeting, Mon-
day, at the Jewish Center.
Highlighting the m e e tin g;
which was preceded by a testi-
monial dinner in honor of the
80th birthday of. Mrs. Joseph H.
Ehrlich, were the reports of Max
M. Fisher, president; George
Stutz, treasurer, and Isidore Sobe-
loff, executive vice president, of
Federation, and Mrs. Harry
August, president of the Federa-
tion's Women's Division.
Fisher's report described the
communal successes attained in
the advancement of the educa-
tional agencies, the impressive
accomplislunents of the Jewish
Home for the Aged, the Fresh
Air Society and other agencies.
He revealed that negotiations
are in progress for the integra-
tion of the Yeshiva afternoon
school into the local communal
school system and that a corn:
mittee is at work to -plan con-
solidation of Community Council
activities with Federation.
4 1 am happy to say that 1960
was an outstanding year in
Jewish life in Detroit," Fisher
Stutz, - in his analysis of cam-
paign incomes and collections
during the past few years, said
that the last two years' collec-
tions corresponded favorably with
- "The 1961-campaign•is off to
.. , a good start," Mrs. August re-
ported for the Women's Divi-
Morris Garvett, as _chairman of
the •nominating committee, sub-
mitted the following names as
members of the Federation board
of governors: Rabbi Morris Adler,
Dr. Harry Arnkoff, Dr. Richard
C. Hertz, Judge Nathan Kauf-
man, Milton M. Maddin, Hyman
Safran, Phillip Stollman, Mrs.
Henry Wineman and Max J.
Zivian. They were elected un-
At the conclusion of the meet-
ing, Fisher presented to Irwin I.
Cohn the 1961 Fred M. Butzel
Memorial Award. He announced
that Monday was proclaimed.
Irwin Cohn Day by Mayor Louis
C. Miriani, who named Cohn an
Honorary Citizen of Detroit. The
Federation citation; which ap
peared on the Butzel Award to
Cohn, was published.in last week's
Jewish News. Mayor Miriani's
WHEREAS Irwin I. Cohn has so
faithfully, these many years, aided
Aground the World...
A Digest of World Jewish Happenings
from Dispatches of the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency and Other News-Gathering Media.
CHICAGO—A proposal that schoolchildren should be taught
a full understanding of the Nazi era and its crimes was approved
by the Chicago region of the Illinois Congress of Parents and
Teachers after debate as to the advisability of exposing children
to, such knowledge.
BOSTON—More than '700 prominent leaders attended the
Inaugural Dinner celebration of the Combined Jewish Philan-
thropies of Greater .Boston, created through the merger of the
Associated Jewish Philanthropies with the Combined Jewish
NEW YORK—Yeshiva University announced that it has
found six septuagenarians among its alumni and that they
will be honored in connection with the' university's 75th anni-
versary during the coming school year . . In a statement
designating this Saturday as Race Relations Sabbath, the Central
Conference of American Rabbis, representing Reform Judaism,
urged "all men" to "enlist in the war upon inequality." Express-
ing the belief that "our own tradition makes this especially
incumbent upon Jews," the message asks: "If those in the
leadership of churches and synagogues do not set the example
by word and deed, what can we expect of our congregations?"
. . . Commenting on a recent Federal District Court decision
ordering: school desegregation in New Rochelle, Dr. James M.
Eagan, national vice president of the National Conference of
Christians and Jews, declared:' "Relations between the races
are probably as bad in -New Rothelle as they are in Little Rock
or New Orleans. All kinds of prejudices are coming out against
Negroes and Jews."
PHILADELPHIA—Einstein Medical Center . scientists Drs`.
Albert S. Kaplan and Tamar Ben-Porat (husband and wife re-
search team) and Dr. Samuel J. Ajl, director of research, have
received a $219,000 grant from the National Institute of Health
for the study of nucleic acid and viruses.
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y.—Rabbi Leon A. Jick announced
that 400 members of the Free Synagogue of Westchester had
sent a message to President' Kennedy promising their prayers
in support of his efforts for peace and urging that "every
avenue of controlling armaments and reducing world 'tensions
WASHINGTON-Senator Stuart Symington, Missouri Dem-
ocrat, has been appointed chairman of the Senate Foreign Rela-
tions Cbrnmittee's Near' Eastern subcommittee, dealing with the
Arab-Israel issue and other- regional matters.
Irwin I. Cohn is shown receiving citation from Mayor
Louis C. Miriani, naming him as Honorary Citizen of Detroit,
as Max M. Fisher, president of 'the Jewish Welfare Federation
of Detroit, (right) joins in honoring Cohn, as the winner of
the 1961 Fred M. Butzel Award, in the Mayor's office.
his fellow men. in a quiet, dedicated ter, "her integrity, charm and
WHEREAS He has been an out- wisdom."
standing civic leader serving as a
"Her personality has 'inspired
distinguished member of numerous
and varied civic committees, in- many people," Srere said. He
chiding the House of Correction,
Metropolitan Detroit Regional Plan- described her pioneering efforts
ning Commission, Jewish Welfare in Detroit, her work in behalf of
Federation, Un i t e d Foundation,
Legal Aid Bureau, Urban League of Hadassah, and her efforts in
Detroit, Michigan Binai B'rith Hillel behalf of many civic duties.
Foundation, and .
WHEREAS Mr. Cohn, a native De-
Fisher announced that a
troiter, has in his business capacity
sizable sum has been set aside
as a lawyer, real estate developer
and numerous publicly held corpora-
by the United Jewish Charities,
tions, conducted himself in a man-
to be known as the Dora Ehr-
ner that has made him one of our
outstanding business leaders, and
lich Community Development
WHEREAS Irwin Cohn is being
Fund, which will provide aid
honored on February 6, 1951, in the
recognition of his service by th6
for the numerous causes in
Jewish Welfare. Federation of De-
which Mrs. Ehrlich is sped-
trdit,' by the conferring of the 1961
Fred M. Butzel Memcirial Award for
fically interested. -
distin g uished communal service,
• THEREFORE, I, Louis' C. Miriani,
Mandell Berman,- as president
Mayor of the City of. Detroit, pro-
claim_ Irwin I. Cohn to be an of the United Hebrew Scho-ols,
Honored Citizen of Detroit - and
declare February. 6, 1961, to be spoke of the debt the community
IRWIN I.. COHN DAY. .
owes Mrs. Ehrlich for • her
Cohn, in his brief remarks ac- "efforts in behalf of Jewish educa-
cepting the award, thanked the tion, and preSented her' with an
community and expressed grati- Israeli Sabbath Plate "as a gift
tude that "the Jewish community from a grateful community."
of Detroit has emerged as a. great
Dora Ehrlich's reply was deeply
constructive force in U. S. moving. She spoke of her child-
hood experiences in Detroit and
The annual meeting was spoke of the early settlers here,
preceded by the impressive 65 years ago, as "people who
dinner in Mrs. Ehrlich's honor. brought with them great faith in
Rabbi Morris Adler gave the the continuity of the traditions of
invocation. Mrs. A b rah am their fathers." She referred nos-
Cooper, accompanied by Mrs. talgically to the old institutions,
Royal Maas, sang 'qrs. Ehrlich's to the Talmud Torah, the Free
favorite selection, "Words of Loan Society and other agencies,
Isaiah." The- principal ad- and emphasized the need for
dresses honoring the octogen- strengthening "the centrality of
arian were delivered by Fisher, the synagogue." • -
Abe Srere and Mandell Ber-
The lessons the community has
taught her remain invaluable,
Srere spoke of Mrs. Ehrlich as Mrs. Ehrlich said. She expressed
possessing "rare . attributes: of her love and appreciation to a
leadership," of her fine charac- community that is so dear to her.
JERUSALEM—The overwhelming majority of the more than
1,000 doctors who have arrived in Israel during the past three
years are practicing their profession, Health Minister Yehilda
Barzilai reported to the Knesset, adding that some 800 were
employed by sick funds, clinics and .various hospitals and most
of the others were - engaged in private practice . ... The Jewish
Agency Executive approved a 1961-2 budget totalling 184,240,000
pounds ($103,174,000) at a session presided over by former
premier Moshe Sharett. •
FRANFURT—Resumption of pension payments to two Nazi-
regime municipal officials—the former Lord Mayor and deputy
mayor—was ordered by the Hesse State Administrative Court
on the gronnd that the positions they held during the Hitler
period entitled them to pensions . . . the local criminal Court re-
duced the sentence of a leader of a group which terrorized a Jewish
cafe-owner in the town of Koeppern, after deciding that "the intel-
lectual cafe-owner" had been "oversensitive" to the "sought; town
LONDON—Implying that the Soviet government 'does not
consider Russian Jewry part of world Jewry, an article in New
Times, an English-language weekly propaganda organ published
in Moscow, asserts that "the idea of the national unity of the
Jews of the world" is "empty talk, designed to divert the Jew-
ish workers from the class struggle, and lead them into the
quagmire of national separation."
INNSBRUCK, Austria—Charges of racism were filed by the
police against a , group of Innsbruck University students who
have been conducting an anti-Semitic campaign against two
American Jewish students—Irving Lichtenstein and Jay Schaross,
both of New York—in the institution's medical school.
LYONS—A .new Jewish community center dedicated here
—the largest of more than 60 such institutions built in Europe
during the past six years—was erected with the financial and
technical assistance ' of the American ,Joint Distribution Com-
mittee,- the- Conference - on Jewish Medical Claims Against Ger-
many, and Fonds Sociale Juifs Unifie, the major French Jewish
social welfare agency. .
ROME—Italian Jewish sources expressed "pained surprise"
at the action of a district court at Voghera, which acquitted
Seven men whb had been arrested for painting swastikas on the
walls of houses in the nearby village 'of Varzi ... The need for
greater vigilance by Italian Jewish youth against the resurgence of
neo-fascism in Italy and for more aliyah to Israel were 'the principal
positions taken in resolutions adopted by delegates to the Thirteenth
Congress of the Italian-Jewish Youth Federation.
NUREMBERG—Former German police- captain Helmut Saur
was arrested here on charges that hd had helped murder 1,200
Jewish children. And invalids in a Russian ghetto during the war.
MUNICH—Fifteen youths belonging - to the West Gerthan
trade union movement left here\ Tuesday for Israel for a four-
week visit at. the invitation of the Histadrut; Israel's labor
VIENNA = Police announced the arrest of former. SS Colonel
Hermann Hoeffle in ,Salzburg. _ According to documents at the
German Ludwigsburg Center, Hoeffle played a major role in the
liquidation of the Jews of Poland, especially those of Lublin and
The specially-engraved Sabbath plate, made and engraved in Israel, that was presented as a
gift to Mrs. Joseph IL Ehrlich, on her 80th birthday, at the dinner in her honor Monday eve-
ning at the Jewish Community Center.
JOHANNESBURG—The contribution by the Jews of South
Africa to the life and welfare of the country was lauded here
this week by Johannesburg Mayor Dave Marais when he and
mayors of several adjacent towns were guests of honor at the
annual mayoral service at the city's Reform Temple Israel.