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April 02, 1965 - Image 30

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-04-02

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Portnoy-Berman Troth
Announced in N. Y.

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Joseph Bernstein—Wielder of Pen and Sword

on, with Bernstein carrying the
BY CHARLOTTE HYAMS
Joseph Bernstein is a fighter. flag of opposition.
It turned out to be almost
Has been for almost 85 years.
a one-man fight, but win it he
But to look at him, sitting at the did. And he's still keeping an
desk covered with pictures of his eye out for any Communist-
family and faded news photos of front group that might threaten
the memorable moments in his life, his community. "There's not
you could swear that the extent much left of them," he admit-
of his wrath would be to turn his ted, "but they're masters of de-
enemies over his knee. He gives ception. I've fought them once
you that impression.
and if I have to, I'll do it again.
The Jewish News paid a visit to They know I have proof."

what parliament might call the
"loyal opposition," the Jewish
Daily Forward. (In speaking of this
Yiddish paper, published in New
York, the names Bernstein and
Forward may be used interchange-
ably. They are one and the same.)
But the only hint of opposition
that cropped up was the challenge
to a duel of speed between his pen
MISS BARBARA PORTNOY
and The Jewish News editor's type-
Dr. and Mrs. Isidore Portnoy of writer. "I can write in the dark,"
Forest Halls, N. Y., announce the Bernstein threatened ominously.
With that pen, Bernstein has
engagement of their daughter Bar-
fought
many a crusade since he
bara Ann to Jack Lewis Berman,
ran the Detroit offices in the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Berman Hastings St. building where he
of Rue Versailles Ave.
operated a bookstore from 1914
The bride is a Phi Beta Kappa to 1916. At that time, and even
graduate of the University of Mich- until 1940, the Forward was read
igan and holds a masters degree by '75 per cent of the Detroit
in sociology from U. of M. She is Jewish community. They were
an affiliate of Alpha Epsilon Phi speaking Yiddish in those days.
Sorority and women's senior hon-
They were also speaking Rus-
orary. The bridegroom, a member sian. Bernstein remembers selling
of Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity, is $300 in Russian books in one week-
a graduate of the University of end.
Michigan and is now attending
When the Jewish Community
medical school at U. of M. A June
Council, of which he was an or-
20 wedding is planned.
ganizer and vice president, consid-
ered admitting several Soviet-sym-
Bereznitzer Aid Society
pathizing groups, the battle was

Readies Post-Purim Event

The annual Purim dinner of the

Bereznitzer Aid Society will be
held 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the

Noted 'Labor Priest'
Assists Bond Drive

Sholem Aleichem Institute.

Isadore Rosenberg is chairman
and Isadore Sweet co-chairman.
Proceeds will go to Mo'os Hitim.
Guests invited.

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Western Pennsylvania, who met
in Israel this week with leaders
of government and the trade
union movement, is shown with

Pinhas Sapir (right), minister of
finance. Monsignor Rice, who is

a foremost friend of the State of
Israel and an outstanding sup-
porter of the Israel Bond drive,
has been a leading Roman Cath-
olic spokesman for brotherhood
and human rights for more than
a quarter of a century. The
noted prelate was the guest of
honor at a highly successful din-
ner in Pittsburgh last year
which was sponsored by the La-
bor Committee for State of Isra-
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"folk movement" but which oper-
ates out of a center that has been
used for Communist meetings. The

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and five great-grandchildren. He
has two daughters, Gertrude (who
lives at home with Bernstein and
his wife, Sarah) and Mrs. Joseph
(Betty) Wolf. His son, Dr. Eli N.
Bernstein of Flint, has donated
$70,000 in his father's name to the
Home for the Aged, besides $25,000
for a cultural campus in Flint.
This open-handed attitude to-
ward giving was nurtured in the
son by the father, and Bernstein's
admittedly proud of it. But he
doesn't see this same philanthropic
spirit in today's young people.
"Where are the sons of these
fathers who have given so much?
I don't see them," he said. "I guess
young people should be encouraged
more." Bernstein's eyes lit up. He

The Young N' Married Club of
Adas Shalom Synagogue will pre-
sent its "Cafe Northgate" 9 p.m.
April 10 in the Northgate Apart-
ments social hall.
For reservations or information,
call Harriet Dunsky, LI 4-0872, or
Marilyn Lansat, LI 2-8966.

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editor objects to a group thus
"smearing the Jewish -name and
harming the Jewish people.")
Other times, other battles. Zion-
ism, the labor movement, Yiddish
culture — all drew his unstinting
support. He helped Morris Schaver
organize Histadrut in 1925; he pull-
ed for Workmen's Circle and the
Farband Labor Zionist Order. He's
been on the Jewish Welfare Fed-
eration Board since 1925 and was
organizational chairman of the
landsmanshaf ten.
And a fight of another kind: he
got his nephew out of White Rus-
sia in 1935 and sent him to Israel,
where the boy attended the He-
brew University. Bernstein visited
him in 1949.
He admits his Hebrew has
grown a little rusty since the
days when he was teaching Hebrew
in the Old Country. Born in
Slonim, Russia, he arrived in New
York in 1901 at the age of 21. Ten
years later he came to Detroit.
At age 84 (85 come September),

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With thousands of volunteers
working in all areas of the state,
plans are moving forward for the
12th annual Michigan Week, May

special projects and events focus-
ing attention on the prominent role
of Michigan in world affairs and
world trade and the state's con-
tributions to the social and eco-
nomic advancement of people in
other lands.
Gov. George Romney, honorary
Michigan Week chairman called
on alll citizens to emphasize
throughout the year the theme,
"Michigan — Dynamic in World
Progress."
Gov. Romney, Secretary of State
James Hare and leaders of both
parties in the legislature will head
a delegation of 50 Michigan busi-
nessmen on 10-day European trade
mission April 22-May 1. Termed
"Operation Europe," the trip will
be a prelude to Michigan Week.

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Michigan Week to Tell
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Sam Taub, the old boxing an-
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Bernstein has seven grandchildren

Young Marrieds' Club
Plans 'Cafe Northgate'

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