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June 12, 1964 - Image 28

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-06-12

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ZOD Reelects

JNF Grove Honors Husband's Memory

Ira Kaufman
as President

Mrs. Breindl Migdell receives Jewish National Fund certificate
attesting to the planting of a grove of 1,000 trees in memory of her
husband, Jacob Migdell, who passed away some 40 years ago. Rabbi
Joshua Sperka is presenting the certificate in behalf of JNF• Mrs.
Migdell, now in her 88th year, is assisting through contributions
many of the causes, especially in Israel, in which she was interested
and active in in her younger days. Mrs. Migdell's dedication also
has influenced her children to participate actively and in a leading
capacity in communal life—among them being Joseph Migdell of
Flint, Mrs. Mendel Shiffman and Mrs. Ben Grant, her daughters in
Detroit, as well as her sons and daughter-in-law.

State's Jewish War Veterans Elect
John Litzky, Mrs. J. Iden to Top Posts

John Litzky was named com-
mander of the Department of
Michigan Jewish War Veterans,
and Mrs. Jack Iden was chosen
to head the auxiliary, at the 23rd
annual state convention here.
Litzky, an attorney and a World
War I veteran, is the former com-
mander of Detroit Post and is a
member of the board of the Jewish
War Veterans Memorial Home As-
sociation.
Mrs. Iden, also a member of the
Memorial Home board, is past
president of Rafelson Auxiliary.
Convention delegates, repre-
senting 15 posts and auxiliaries
of the Jewish War Veterans,
America's oldest active veteran
organization, honored outgoing
State Commander Harry L.
Friedman and the outgoing
auxiliary president, Mrs. Sam
Skupsky.
The Convention banquet was
addressed by Bernard Direnfeld

Israel Will Conduct
Mental Health Survey

One of the most intensive
countrywide mental health sur-
veys ever conducted, including, for
the first time anywhere, a national
census of the mentally ill, will get
under way in Israel on July 1.
The survey, which will also in-
clude treatment and aftercare of
mental patients, is being sponsored
by the World Health Organization,
with the cooperation of the Israel
Ministry of Health and the Psy-
chiatric Trust Fund.
The Psychiatric Trust Fund
was established in 1957 by the
Ministry of Health and Malben,
the welfare program on behalf
of aged, ill and handicapped
newcomers to Israel, maintained
by the Joint Distribution Com-
mittee with funds from the
United Jewish Appeal.
Since its inception the Psychia-
tric Trust Fund has created facili-
ties for 445 patients in general
and mental hospitals, 455 in re-
habilitation centers and work vl-
lages, and another 80 in three
hostels. It has also begun construc-
tion of a 200-bed mental hospital
near Haifa.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, June 12, 1964
28

Commerce Aide Roosevelt Boosts
Trade Between U. S. and Israel

Judge Ira G. Kaufman was re-
elected president of the Zionist
Organization of Detroit at the an-
nual meeting held
at the Jewish
Center, June 4.
Carmi M. Slo•
movitz, Dr. Alex
S. Friedlaender,
Sherman Shapiro,
Dr. Sanford Ben-
nett and Dr. Ber-
nard Weston
were elected vice
presidents; Mrs.
I. Walter Silver, Judge Kaufman
secretary, and Richard B. Kramer,
treasurer. M. Ben Lewis was elected
honorary vice-president.
New members of the board elect-
ed for three-year terms are: Tom
Borman, Avern Cohn, Dr, Simon
Dolin, S. Tracy Freeman and Rabbi
Irwin Groner. The following board
members were re-elected for
three-year terms Leonard E.
Baron, Philip J. Cutler, Harry A.
Davidoff, Dr. Maurice Floch, Dr.
Maxwell NI. Hoffman, Mrs. Ira G.
Kaufman, Louis E. Levitan, Irving
Sniderman, Mrs. Irving Snider-
man, Mrs. Irving Shiderman and
David NI. Zeilman.
Morris Jacobs was chairman of
the nominating committee.
Announcement was made that Dr.
Friedlaender will be chairman of
this year's Balfour Concert — the
ZOD's 32nd annual event — to be
held in Ford Auditorium Oct. 31.
Roberta Peter s, Metropolitan
Opera Star, guest artist, will ap-
pear with the Toledo Symphony
Orchestra, Serge Fournier conduc-
ting .

of Cleveland, a past commander
of the Department of Ohio and
presently commander of the 5th
Region of Jewish War Veterans,
which includes Michigan. In com-
mending the Department of Michi-
gan for its program, Direnfeld
warned of the responsibility upon
veteran groups "to maintain the
integrity of American ideals in
peace as in war." This means, he
pointed out, understanding of such
issues and problems as civil rights,
church-state separation, and the
situation of the Jews in the Soviet
Union.
A "Veteran Of The Year"
award was presented by the De-
partment of Michigan to Henny
Littman, former president of the
Memorial Home Association.
Other department officers elect-
ed to serve with Litzky are:
Charles Isackson, senior vice com-
mander; Irwin Burdick, junior
vice commander; Maurice Shep-
herd, quartermaster; and Sanford
Rosenthal, judge advocate. Offi-
cers of the ladies auxiliary are
Mesdames Jerry Dale and Louis
Romer, vice presidents; Martin
Foster, treasurer; Philip Wein-
stein, patriotic instructress; Morris
Tulupman, chaplain; Herbert Per-
chikoff, historian; William Green-
berg, conductress; William Lip-
man, guard; and Sam Skupsky,
chief of staff.

Undersecretary of Commerce
Franklin D. Roosevelt said that the
"promotion of trade between Israel
and the United States will con-
tinue to strengthen our bonds of
understanding, friendship and the
common purposes of the two
nations."
Roosevelt announced that he will
go to Israel later this month to
represent the U.S. Government at
the opening of the International
Trade Fair in Tel Aviv and that
he will dedicate the U.S. pavilion
there.
He hailed the fact that more than
75 American companies will dis-
play at the U.S. pavilion and cited
this as an indication of the Ameri-
can interest in the promotion of
Israeli trade relations.
The delegates adopted a resolu-
tion calling on the U.S. Govern-
ment to use its good offices to
bring about an end to the activi-
ties of German experts working on
the development of atomic weapons
for Egypt.
In another resolution, the dele-
gates voted unanimous opposition
to the proposed Becker amendment
to the Constitution or any similar
proposal which would allow Bible
reading and prayer in public
schools. The resolution charged
that such an amendment would
violate the principle of separation
of church and state "and might
prove to be an opening wedge to
tampering with the Bill of Rights."
Herman Z. Quitman, national

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secretary of Bnai Zion, reported
that the organization gained
nearly 3,000 new members dur-
ing the past year and that in-
creased funds were raised by
affiliated chapters for the United
Jewish Appeal, Israel Bonds, the
Jewish National Fund and the
Bnai Zion Foundation.
Dr. Harris J. Levine, who heads
the Foundation Committee, re-
ported to the delegates on the com-
pletion in Israel of the first unit
of the John F. Kennedy Evalua-
tion and Diagnostic Center for Re-
tarded Children. He also reported
on the construction of two new
Maccabbi Youth Centers at Ashdod
and Kfar Bnai Zion and the • dedi-
cation of a new polyclinic at Ramat
Gan. He also told of plans for con-
struction to begin this summer on
a large diagnostic center in Tel
Aviv that will memorialize the
late Dr. Levi Efron of Kupat Holim,
the Histadrut Sick Fund. Bnai
Zion, he said, now has a total of
41 health, welfare and recreation
projects in Israel.

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Beth Moses USY
Prepares Activities
for 3-Day Installation

Beth Moses Senior USY is
completing plans for an installa-
tion week-end to take place at
19160 Evergreen June 19-211.
The week-end will begin with a
Friday night service and Oneg
Shabbat, followed by installation
ceremonies, A key-n o t e speaker
will highlight Saturday morning
services, and the afternoon will be
spent in study groups.
Saturday evening will feature a
mock wedding ceremony and re-
ception, followed by dancing to a
live band. A good-bye combination
lunch and dinner will cap the pro-
gram on Sunday.
The week-end is open to all
Jewish youth, 14-18. For further
information, call Judy Kovan, KE
3-6305, or Jean Pape, KE 4-2210.

Alan Wineman Named
Asst. Professor at U.of M.

Alan Stuart Wineman, who re-
cently received his doctorate from
Brown University, has been ap-
pointed assistant professor of
engineering at the University of
Michigan starting in August.
Wineman, 26, had a National
Defense Fellowship from 1959-
1962. For the past two years, he
Talks Between Red Cross has taught at Brown and continu-
ed his research in constitutive equ-
and Israel Lag in Geneva ations.
GENEVA (JTA) — Discus-
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
sions between the International Meyer Wineman, 17202 Santa Rosa.
Red Cross office in Geneva and
Israel on entry of the Mogen David Stamp to Commemorate
Adorn in the Red Cross remained Liberation of Camps
snagged over Israel's insist-
NEW YORK (JTA)—The Israel
ence that it use the Mogen David government plans to issue a special
Adorn and not the Red Cross em- postage stamp to commemorate
blem as a member.
the twentieth anniversary of the
The Israelis want the same right liberation of the Nazi death camps.
accorded Turkey when that coun- The anniversary will be observed
try joined the Red Cross. Turkey on April 15, 1965.
Josef Rosenhaft, president of
uses its red crescent and not the
red cross. The current bulletin of the World Federation of Bergen
the Red Cross reported another Belsen Survivors, said he had re-
round of discussions between the ceived notification about the plus
Government of Israel and the Red from Ben Menachem, director gen-
Cross during a recent visit of a eral of the Israel Ministry of Posts.
Red Cross delegation to Israel, He said the stamps would serve as
which included Hans Bachmann, a reminder of the Jewish catas-
Red Cross president, and Claude trophe in Europe during the Nazi
period,
Pilloud, assistant director.

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