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March 01, 1963 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-03-01

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS Friday,

Bnai Brith Women Aid Bond Drive Plea for Mo'os
Hitim Fund for
Passover Relief

Representing the Bnai Brith Chanters in planning for the
Israel Bond events which will be held in April-May period are,
from the left: seated, Mrs. Meyer Lipman, Israel chairman of
Gershwin; Mrs. Max Solarz of Einstein; Mrs. Noel Lawson of
Tucker; Mrs. Martin Goldberg of Stone; standing, Mrs. Nathan
Rosin, East Side; Mrs. William Levine of Detroit; Mrs. Thomas
Freidman of Detroit; Mrs. Harvey Weisberg of Morgenthau,
Mrs. Sol Hoberman of Rex; Mrs. William Ellmann of Frenkel
and Mrs. Hugh Rosin of Rex. The Metropolitan Detroit Bnai
Brith 1963 goal in the Israel Bond campaign is $200,000.

Workmen's Circle Will Present
Cousens Award to 3 Civic Leaders

Police Commissioner George
Edwards will be toastmaster at
the annual Workmen's Circle
presentation of its Community
Service Awards. Three outstand-
ing citizens have been selected
as the 1963 winners of the Leon
A. Cousens Award for. Distin-
guished Service to the commu-
nity.
Josephine Goman, William
Cohen, and Dr. Walter Bergman
will be honored on March 22 at
the Workmen's Circle Center,
18340 W. Seven Mile.
The awards are given to citi-
zens of Michigan who show "a
background of general excel-
lence of character and personal
integrity" and have made a sig-
nificant contribution toward
the achievement of a socially
desirable objective beyond the
requirements of a gainful posi-
tion. The awardee, to be eligi-
ble, must have demonstrated
his rejection of non-democratid
concepts in both theory and
practice at home and abroad.
The citation of Josephine
Goman lauds her pioneering ef-

forts in liberal movements, as
well as her successful creation
and direction of organizations
devoted to the betterment of
conditions for the people of
Detroit and Michigan.
Attorney William Cohen is
praised in the award citation
"for more than 40 years of dem-
onstrated concern for and in-
volvement in communal affairs."
He is further cited for commit-
ment and dedication to the or-
ganized. Jewish community and
to civil rights organization.
Dr. Walter Bergman was se-
lected for his endeavors on be-
half of schools, community and
nation. His efforts for civil
rights and civil liberties culmi-
nated in his participation as a
"Freedom Rider." Although se-
verely injured as a "Freedom
Rider," Bergman feels "this is
a small price to pay for the
greater opportunity for all
Americ-ans, both. Negro and
white, to travel with equal dig-
nity."
The program on March 22 is
open to the general public.

Detroit Zionists Plan for Summer
Teen Program, Convention -in Israel

A Teenage Summer Programition to the convention, which is in
in Israel under the auspices of the process of formation. Contact
the Zionist Organization of the ZOD office for particulars.
America was announced this
week by Judge Ira G. Kaufman, Norman Prady to Direct
president of the Zionist Organi- Sinai Public Relations
Sinai Hospital of Detroit last
zation of Detroit.
Over 100 high school students, week announced the appointment
13 to 16, will leave for Israel on of Norman Prady as director of
July 7 on a six-week visit and public relations. Prady was, for
study tour of Israel. The group two years, as-
""
will spend four weeks in the sistant to the
summer camp of the Kfar Silver director of uni-
Agricultural Institute near Ash : versity rela-
kelon and two weeks visiting his- tions at Oak-
torical sites and meeting with land Univer-
outstanding Israeli personalities. sity. From 1955
The summer camp program to 1960, he was
will include seminars in conver- a member of
Detroit
sational Hebrew, Jewish and the
Times- editorial
Zionist History, joint projects staff. Prady,
with Israeli teenagers as well as 29, of 1 3 6 6 1
participation in music and dance
Prady
Lincoln,
workshops and sports activities. West
Oak Park, is married and has
For information, contact the one child.
ZOD, DI 1-8540.
Over 1,000 delegates are ex-
pected to assemble in Israel Pernick to Address
this summer for the 66th Na-
tional ZOA Convention which Montefiore Lodge
Common Pleas Court Judge Jo-
will be held from July 11 to July
seph J. Pernick, a member of the
17 in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, one of Michigan board of the Anti-De-
the chief architects of the State famation League of Bnai Brith,
of Israel and a former President will address a meeting of Monte-
of the ZOA, is chairman of the fibre Lodge, Free Sons of Israel,
national convention committee. 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Dynamic
Preparations are under way for Club, 17111 Third.
the formation of travel groups by
His topic will be "ADL—Fifty
air and sea under the direction of Years of Progress." Pernick,
the ZOA Tourist Department.
prior to his appointment to the
Judge Kaufman issued an invi- bench, assisted ADL in its re-
tation to ZOD members and search into anti-Semitic organi-
friends to join the Detroit delega- zations.

,

.

Harry M. Shtilman, president
of the Mo'os Hitim Organization
of Detroit, has issued the an-
nual appeal for funds to aid
needy on Passover.
"We aim that no Jewish
family or individual in Detroit
shall be without the necessities
for the traditional Passover
celebration," his appeal states.
Last year, Shulman reports,
nearly 2,000 people were aided
with Mo'os Hitim funds. He
states that his organization is
the only organized and char-
tered group in Detroit serving
Jewish families in Metropolitan
Detroit with necessities for
Passover.

Can You Testify?

From time to time, the World
Jewish Congress issues appeals
for witnesses to come forward to
testify against a Nazi criminal
or criminals. In recent months
these appeals have become more
frequent, due primarily to the
fact that the activities of the
German prosecuting authorities
are geared to the statute of limi-
tations which might shield many
of Hitler's hatchet men; it ex-
pires in 1965.
West German public prosecu-
tors and the Central Office for
the Investigation of War Crimi-
nals in Ludwigsburg are pres-
ently carrying out about 500 in-
vestigations, involving thousands
of Nazis, mostly medium and
small fry but also a number of
bigwigs. Many of them lived in
anonymity, under aliases, some-
times with the connivance of
their fellow citizens. They hoped
that this would guarantee their
life-long safety from punishment
for the hideous crimes in which
they participated.
The investigations cover not
only Poland, the graveyard of
more than three million Euro-
pean Jews, but also the Baltic
countries, the Soviet Union, Hun-
gary, Czechoslovakia, Italy,
France, and even Tunisia.
Faced by a major handicap in
their efforts to find evidence and
witnesses, the Germah prosecu-
tors and the Central Office turn
to the World Jewish Congress
to use its world-wide network of
offices in locating Nazi victims
able and willing to testify.
So thorough was the Hitlerite
action that frequently no wit-
nesses are left to tell the tale.
Out of the • death camp of Chel-
mno, for instance, where hun-
dreds of thousands of Jews per-
ished, only four escaped. They
responded to the World Jewish
Congress appeal to give evi-
dence. In many instances only
a handful, sometimes only single
survivors, are available.
If you survived Hitler's hell,
or if you know someone who
survived, and you read in these
columns that witnesses are re-
quired, we hope that you will
respond, if you can provide evi
dente that may facilitate justice.
You may contact this newspaper
or you may write directly to the
World Jewish Congress, 15 E.
84th St., New York 28, N. Y.

MISS JUDITH BERRIS

Mr. and Mrs. David I. Berris
of Rue Versailles announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Judith Sara, to Herbert Speiser,
son of Mr. and Mrs. David
Speiser of Brooklyn, N. Y.
The bride-elect is a junior at
Wayne State University. Her
fiance is a senior at Long Island
University.

Plan for Jewish High
School in Istanbul

"New Paths to Peace Between
Israel and the Arabs" will be the
subject of an address by Prof.
Abba P. Lerner 8:30 p.m. Satur-
day at Cong. Adas Shalom.
Lerner, professor of economics
at Michigan State University and
authority on Middle East prob-
lems, was a guest speaker at the
New Outlook Symposium on
"New Paths to Peace Between
Israel and the Arabs" held in
Jerusalem in January.
The symposium, sponsored by
Arabs and Jews, was an out-
growth of the historic Jewish-
Arab Conference for Peace
which convened in Haifa in 1958.
The two guest speakers from the
United States were Rt. Rev.
James A. Pike, Bishop of the
Episcopal Diocese of California,
and Lerner.
Lerner will give his impres-
sions of the symposium and the
outlook for peace in the Middle
East. The meeting, open to the
public, is under the auspices of
Americans for Progressive Israel
— Hashomer Hatzair and the De-
troit Chapter, Friends of New
Outlook.

FREE!!!

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for the establishment of a new
Jewish high school in the city's
modern quarter of Sisli was de-
cided upon by the Jewish Com-
munity of this city. The 32,000
Jews of Istanbul now have five
communal elementary and one
high school. In recent years,
however, many Jews of higher
incomes have moved to the
Taxim-Sisli quarters.

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Bar Mitzvahs

Mr. and Mrs. Herman H.
Zusman, 24375 Lafayette, South-
field, announce the Bar Mitzvah
of their son, Douglas Richard,
will be observed 9 a.m. Satur-
day at Cong. Shaarey Zedek. A
dinner in his honor will be held
Sunday at the Sheraton-Cadillac.
Hotel.
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The Bar Mitzvah of Charles
Marcus Schumer, son. of Mrs.
Joseph Schumer of Meyers Rd.
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