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June 14, 1963 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-06-14

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, June 14, 196 3

Yosef Almogi, Sam Rothberg at
Fete Honoring Schumer June 19

Yosef Almogi

Ohela Halevy

Yosef Almogi, Israel Minister
of Development and Housing,
will head the program at the
"Labor Zionist Man of the
Decade" Harry L. Schumer
testimonial next Wednesday,
8:30 p.m., at the Labor Zionist
Institute. Almogi is coming to
Detroit especially to honor
Harry Schumer.
Ohela Halevy, popular Is-
raeli Folk singer and a heroine
of Israels War of Liberation,
will be the guest star.
Sam Rothberg, national chair-
man of the Israel Bond cam-
paign, also will be on the pro-
Mrs. Morris L. Schaver is
honorary chairman and Morris
Lieberman, testimonial chair-
man. The affair, honoring
Schumer for his many years of
dedicated service to the Detroit
Jewish community and to the
State of Israel, is sponsored by
the Labor Zionist Organization-
Farband-Pioneer Women-Lands-
manshaften 1963 Israel Bond
Campaign. For reservations call
DI 1-5707 or DI 1-0669.
Mrs. Schaver will introduce
Minister Almogi.
Rabbi Jacob E. Segal will
give the tribute to Schumer.
Tom Borman, general chair-
man of the Detroit Israel Bond
Organization, will bring greet-
ings from the Bond Committee;
Sidney S he v i t z will greet
Schumer on behalf of the Jewish
Community Council,
The names of all those
who buy Israel Bonds in
Schumer's honor will ,be in-
cluded in a souvenir folio to be
presented to him at the affair.
Schumer has been chairman
for years of the Labor Zionist
Movement-Landsmanshaften Is-
rael Bond campaign. He is
president of the Labor Zionist
Institute, honorary president of
the Detroit Israel Histadrut
Campaign, ,chairman of the De-
troit Farband. City Committee
and president of Arlazaroff
Branch 137, Farband. He is the
president and founder of the
General Linen Supply Company.
Minister Almogi, a key man
in Histadrut, was for many years
chairman of the Haifa
Workers' Council. He was born
in Poland in 1910, son of a
prosperous textile merchant. At
15 he left home to join a Polish
road gang. At 17 he joined an
Hechalutz training camp. He
came to Palestine in 1930 and
worked as a laborer on planta-
tions, gaining a reputation as
the hardest worker in the area.
In his second year in Palestine
he was elected to the manage-
ment of his kibbutz and com-
mander of the Haganah unit in .
Kfar Saba.
During World War II, he
joined the Jewish Brigade of
the British Army as an officer
and fought against Germany in
Greece. In 1941, he was cap-
tured by the Germans. For
three years he was the com-
mander of the Palestinian
prisoners of war in Germany.
During the final stages of the
war, in 1945, as the Allies ad-
vanced on Germany, Almogi
planned and executed an escape
of 4,000 British and Palestinian
prisoners and led them on a

Sam Rothberg

560-mile march to safety. -
Ohela Halevy, native of Tel-
Aviv, is a daughter of Moshe
Halevy, founder of the first
Israeli theater — the celebrated
Rothberg, nationally promin- .
ent Jewish communal. leader,
also will be the guest of honor
at a luncheon for the I.I.C. at
noon on June 19, in the Shera-
ton Room of the Sheraton-
Cadillac Hotel.

Wernick Family Has Penchant for Boston University Degrees

Geneticists may never isolate
a gene for attendance at Boston
University but the family of
Mrs. Erma Barron Wernick of
Chestnut Hill, Mass., would
seem to exhibit just such an
hereditary trait.
When Mrs. Wernick, mother
of three, receives her master of
Science degree from the Uni-

Independence Hall Event Will
Precede Opening of CCAR
Convention Monday
Annual Convention of the Cen-
tral Conference of American
Rabbis, which opens formally
here on Monday evening, will
be preceded by a ceremony at
Independence Hall earlier in
the day to be marked by the
placing of a wreath at the foot
of the Liberty Bell, symbol of
American freedom.
Rabbi Albert . G. Minda of
Temple Israel, Minneapolis,
president of the Central Con-
ference, will deliver a short
address. Other participants in
the ceremony will be Frederic
R. Mann of Philadelphia, who
will extend the city's official
greetings to the CCAR Conven-
tion, and Dr. David H. Wice,
rabbi of Congregation Rodeph
Shalom of Philad elphia.

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versity's School of Education
during the Wednesday, June 5
annual Commencement exer-
cises, she will join a half-dozen
family members and close rela-
tives with University sheep-
The wife of Boston hanker,
Philip Wernick, the 44-year-
old housewife-student is the
mother of three sons: Lee B.,
20; Stanley B., 16; and Howard
B., 11.
Forerunner of the Boston
University tradition is her
mother, Judge Jennie Loitman
Barron, the first and only
woman justice in the Massachu-
setts Superior Court.
Mrs. Barron holds four Uni-
versity degrees, including an


honorary LL.B. degree from
the School of Law.
Other School of Law grad-
uates in the Wernick family
are Mrs. Wernick's sister, Mrs.
Joy Barron Machlin, and two
cousins, Philip Gopen and
Richard Kanter. Another cousin,
Mrs. Susan Jay Smith, grad-
uates this year from the Col-
lege of Liberal Arts, which is
also the alma mater of a fourth
cousin, Mrs. Ruth Smith Baker.
Mrs. Wernick received a
Bachelor of Science degree
from the School of Education
in 1941, the same year she
married Mr. Wernick, executive
vice president of the Home
Owners Federal Savings and
Loan Association.


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