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July 26, 1963 - Image 21

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-07-26

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The total budgets of Jewish 1 beginning. This represented ad-
community - sponsored and ap- ditional funds of $16,448.
proved social welfare and edu-
6. The Community Work-
cational services in Detroit in- shop's increase of 26.3 per
creased from $1,665,111 in 1949 cent over the initial year of
to $7,250,117 in 1958, according its operation was the result of
to a 10-year study issued by the more referrals from the Mich-
Jewish Welfare Federation.
igan Office of Vocational Re-
It was noted that, during the habilitation, and a gradual im-
decade, the Community Work- provement in the per capita
shop, Sinai Hospital, Tamarack charges for clients referred
Hills Authority and the Sholem from this source.
Aleichem School were added to
In 1958, payments for service
the Federation group and were in Health and Welfare agencies
not existing during the first increased by 50.6 per cent, or
$4,054,974 from 1949 with Sinai
A summary of the study Hospital included, and 22.2 per
cent, or $855,395 with the Hos-
showed the following data:
1. Income from Federation for pital exclude d. The multi-
the health and welfare agencies million dollar hospital operation
increased in amount by $276,275, derived most of its income from
but constituted 22.8 per cent payments for service, and the
less of the total budgets. For impact of this factor if not de-
Jewish education, the actual lineated, would distort the re-
amount of increase in dollars sults for the other agencies.
was $197,012. This provided 13.3
For agencies in the Jewish
per cent less of the total bud- education group, the percentage
gets. The community relations of increase in payments for serv-
agency, the Jewish Community ice was 18.3 per cent or $22,392
Council, received 100 per cent for the United Hebrew Schools,
of its income from Federation and 4.8 per cent representing
throughout the period of study. $14,465 for the affiliated
In 1958, the amount had in- Schools.
creased by $20,000 from the
Among the agencies show-
first year.
ing the greatest increases in
2. United community serv-
payments for service was the
ices income for the four agen-
Sinai Hospital. Income from
cies within its purview - the
this category increased by 87.'7
Fresh Air Society, Jewish
per cent, or $2,703,999 over
Community C e n t e r, Jewish
1952 when the hospital.
Family and Children's Serv-
opened. The predominant in-
ice, and North End Clinic-
crease was in Blue Cross and
declined by 24.7 per cent, with
other insurance payments
Sinai Hospital included, and
which in 1958 constituted
by 12.5 per cent with the hos-
$2,386,848, or 75.6 per cent
pital excluded. As with in-
of all income, compared with
come from Federation, even
50.3 per cent in 1952.
though there was a percentage
The Jewish Community Cen-
decrease in 1959 compared to ter increased payments for serv-
10 years earlier, united com- ice by 34.7 per cent or $393,291
munity services income rose in 1959 over one year earlier,
by $149,768 from 1950.
and 25.0 per cent from 1950
3. Only certain health and when the Center was also oper-
welfare agencies were eligible ating on a full program, includ-
for government funds from Fed- ing the health club.
eral, State and municipal
sources, and the results must be Doubleday to Publish
viewed within this frame-of-
reference. Income from this St. John's `Bar Kokhba
Robert St. John, author of
source increased by 2.8 per cent
at the end of the period studied, biographies of David Ben-
with inclusion of Sinai , Hospital, Gurion and Eliezer Ben Yehuda,
and by 7:8 per cent with the reports that his book on Simeon
Bar Kokhba, the famous Jewish
hospital excluded.
4. The Jewish Home for the military leader, is nearly com-
Aged represented the major pleted.
In 132 A.D., Bar Kokhba or-
source of government income,
since about 80 per cent of its ganized and led the popular
residents received Old Age As- revolt against Hadrian which
sistance and other forms of pub- engaged the best Roman forces
lic assistance. Although Jewish for over three years. At that
Home for Aged income from time he was acclaimed the Mes-
these sources was 43.2 per cent siah by R. Akiva, although this
of the total in 1959, as well as view was not accepted by all
10 years earlier, the amount rabbis. Represented in Talmudic
anecdotes as an autocratic and
of increase was $327,491.
5. There was a gradual in- irascible man of great personal
crease in county and state in- strength, Bar Kokhba's per-
come for Sinai Hospital from sonality and life have been
3.2 per cent to 8.3 per cent. shrouded in mystery due to
Jewish Family and Children's Roman censorship after his
in 135 A.D.
Service income from this source, death
Robert St. John has been in
de r i v e d solely from Wayne
Israel for almost a year working
County for child care, was 2.4
on this first thorough study of
per cent greater at the end of the famed revolutionary leader.
the 10-year period than at its It is scheduled for publication
in early 1964.

&at Orit4

will hold its annual "Moonlight"
at 9 p.m. Aug. 4 aboard the
S.S. St. Claire, which will Sail
from the foot of Woodward.
Dancing to the ship's orchestra
and entertainment has been ar-
ranged. Tickets can be obtained
by calling TE 4-8282 or at the
dock. Program chairman is Max
Kushner. The public is invited.
* * *
TIKVAH LODGE will hold its
annual outing Sunday at Lou
Barden's Gardens, 25961 Raine,
Oak Park. Wives are invited.
For information, call Dave
Gross, UN 2-4896, or Sam Mala-

Seventh Hack Joins
Family Shoe Firm

Robert M. Hack has formally
joined the Hack Shoe Company,
founded by his grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Hack, in
He joins his father, Leonard;
his uncle, Morton; his brother,
Lawrence, and his cousins, James
and Judith. The latter teaches
during the school year and is
the only "extra" employed as a
shoe fitter by this firm during
the summer vacations and on
Robert is married to the for-
mer Sharalyn L a m b e r t. His
training for the family business
started early in life and he has
"helped out" during college va-
cations for the past four years.

New El Al Building

Newest and tallest building
in Tel Aviv is the 12-story,
air conditioned El Al Build-
ing, just completed and hous-
ing the reception. booking
and cargo offices of the Israel
Branch of El Al.

Jewish War Vets
Name Chairmen for
Year's Activity

The Department of Michigan,
Jewish War Veterans, has ap-
pointed committee chairmen to
head its wide area of activity
for the ensuing year, it was
announced by Harry L. Fried-
man, commander.
The appointments are as fol-
Rabbi Morris Adler, chaplain;
Sam Skupsky, inspector; John
Nemon and Dave Goodstein,
Americanism; Marvin Foxman
and Tom Tannis, hospital; Sol
Hoberman and Leon Ginsburg,
memorial services; Sam Alpert,
sergeant-at-arms; Joe Cohen,
service officer; Morris Simon,
blood; Dave Weinberg, child
welfare; Irwin Ritten, bowling;
Jack Iden and George Rich,
Poppy; Harry T. Madison, Jew-
ish Welfare Federation; Larry
Gubow, Jewish Comumnity
Council; Bill Greenberg, Allied
Jewish Campaign; John Litzky,
Irwin Burdick, legislative offi-
cers; "Tillie" Roy Cohen, color
guard; Saul Glosser, scholar-
ship; Al Rosen, publicity; Sam
Skupsky, Reuben Nachman,
Sam Alpert and Al Rosen, joint
memorial services; Larry Gu-
bow, Irving S. Cane, Bernard
Hoffman, Jack Schwartz, Nor-
man Berkley and Irving Feld-
man, Allied Veterans.

Warsaw Jewish State
Theater Does Play by
Zionist Gronemann

LONDON, (JTA)-The War-
saw Jewish State Theater pre-
sented the premiere perform-
ance of the play, "Jacob and
Esau," by Dr. Sami Gronemann,
the German-born Jewish author
who died in Israel.
The performance, which was
sold out despite the excessive
heat, was the first by an Israeli
author performed :n Commu-
nist Poland. Gronemann, a
former Zionist leader in Ger-
many, had served for many
years as president of the court
of the World Zionist Congress.
He was a prominent lawyer in
Berlin in the pre-Nazi years.

Town-Country Club
Plans Cotillion Ball

A recreation of the "Old
South" will be the theme of the
"Cotillion Ball" to be held Sat-
urday evening at the Town and
Country Club of Southfield.
Responsible for the evening is
Dr. Leslie Moss, chairman, Mrs.
Robert Lewiston, Dr. Herman
Bennett and Max Sosin.
Members of the T. & C. will
be greeted by four footmen
dressed appropriately and ush-
ered up red carpeted entrance to
the Club, decorated in southern
plantation decor.
Guests of honor for the eve-
ning will be T. and. C.'s immedi-
ate past president, Dr. Benjamin
Brand, and Mrs. Brand.

Israeli Weightlifting Champ Is Teaching Kids
at Lubavitcher Camp Gan in New York

Reuven Heiman, 36-year-old He was received in private audi-
champion weightlifter, stands ence last week.
five feet-eight, weighs 200
The muscular Chassid is spend-
pounds and can hoist 300 ing the summer in Camp Gan
pounds above his head with Israel, Swan Like, New York,
where he teaches the virtues of
During the 1948 Israeli War a healthy body.
of Independence, Israeli offi-
Reuven feels at home at Camp
cers lacking jeeps and tanks Gan Israel, which is operated
would take Reuven in a taxi to by the Lubavitchers. He is con-
the front line where he would stantly surrounded by eager boys
throw hand grenades for 75 who want to know the secret of
meters with unmatched accur- his strength. Reuven has one
acy. Arabs quickly named him answer: "Kosher eating, clean
the "Human Cannon."
living and abisel exercise."
The muscular black-bearded
Orthodox Jew was born in Tel Bridge Designer
Aviv. He is married and has
Joseph Baerman Strauss, an
three daughters. Helman is a
pious man and a devout follower American-Jewish engineer who
of the Lubavitcher Chassidic died in 1938, was one of the
Movement, headed by Rabbi foremost bridge designers in
Menachem Mendel Schneerson of this country. His outstanding
770 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn. achievement was the construc-
of the Golden Gate Bridge
The Helmans reside in "Kfar tion
in San Francisco, the longest
Chabad," a village founded by single - span suspension bridge
Lubavitcher followers.
in the world.
Helman came to New York to
fulfill his long-standing desire
to meet with Rabbi Schneerson.
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