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August 13, 1965 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-08-13

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Hadassah Convention Itinerary,
Local Delegation Announced

The Detroit Chapter of Hadassah
will send a delegation to Hadas-
sah's 51st national convention at
the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New
York City Sunday-Wednesday.
Mrs. Jack W. (Lil) Perlman,
president of the Detroit Chapter,
will head the local delegation,
which will include Mesdames
Geraldine Black, Benjamin Bond,
Henry Berris, William Budman


Woodhall Lake will hold its an-
nual luncheon noon Thursday at
Serling's pool, Woodhall. Guests
* * *
CLUB 2, Pioneer Women, will
hold an executive meeting 11:30
a.m. Wednesday at the home of
Blanch Rose, 12747 Vernon, Hunt-
ington Woods. Brunch will be
served, and the format of the work
for Moatzot Hapoalot, the sister
organization in Israel, will be
* * *
City of Hope, will hold its first
executive board meeting of the
season at the home of Mrs. Sidney
A. Deitch, 17763 Alta Vista Dr.,
Southfield, noon Monday. Because
the Cancer Fighters open their
membership just once a year, Mrs.
Elliot Schubiner, president, an-
nounces that anyone may join
until Sept. 8. For further informa-
tion, call Mrs. Schubiner, 353-7250,
or Membership Vice President
Mrs. Maury Gordon, LI 7-4876.
* * *
Women, will hold its annual sum=
mer get-together with a bowling
party at Oak Park Lanes 9:30 p.m.
Saturday. Refreshments will be
served. For reservations call Mrs.
Seymour Milgrom, LI 7-7149. The
public is invited.

Dr. Plotnick Heads
Center Division

The Jewish Center announces the
appointment. of Dr. Morton Plot-
nick as director of the Center's
hew educational services division.
Dr. Plotnick has long been active
in Bnai Brith, serving as program
supervisor for the Michigan Re-
gion for the past
seven years, in-
ternational presi
dent of BB Young
Adults in 1957-58
a n d representa-
tive to the first
World Jewish
Youth Conference
held in Jerula-
lem in 1958. Both
he and Mrs. Plot-
nick served as Dr. Plotnick
adult leaders for the BBYO Israel
Institute in Israel in 1962. He has
also served as vice president of
Tucher Lodge.
During Dr. Plotnick's under-
graduate days he worked at the
Center as a club leader and with
the day camp. He received both
his BA and MA degrees from
Wayne State University and in
1964 obtained his PhD in adult
and higher education from Mich-
igan State University.
Before joining the staff of the
Center as a division director, Dr.
Notnick taught in the Oak Park
school system for six years. Dur-
ing those years he authored several
articles in the areas of education
and volunteer communication
which have been published in na-
tional publications.
Dr. Plotnick, 28, was born in
Tel Aviv and came to the United
States at age 1. He and his wife,
Evelyn, are the parents of a 2-year-
old daughter, Suzanne.

Joseph Dresser, Robert Drews, Al-
bert Elazar, Milton Freedman,
Nathan Goldman, Harold Hoffman,
Israel Idelson, Max L. Lichter, R.
Levin, Bernard Mirvis, Ivan Meis-
ner, William R. Roth and David
Schachter and Miss Freda Silver-
farb, Mrs. Adolf Lowe is chairman
of the convention arrangements for
the chapter.
Vice President Hubert H. Hump-
hrey will receive the Henrietaa
Szold Award at the Convention
banquet Tuesday. Sharing the plat-
form with the Vice President will
be New York's Governor Nelson
A. Rockefeller.
Mrs. Nathan D. Perlman, nation-
al convention chairman, announced
another highlight of the convention
will be the presentation to Hadas-
sah of a special citation from
Liberia's President William V. S.
Tubman in recognition of Hadas-
sah's contributions to the develop-
ment of that country's health serv-

* *


Hadassah Awards
Grant in Honor. of
Prof. A. M. Dishkin

NEW YORK (JTA)—The first
grant in Hadassah's five-year re-
search and publications program
has been made in honor of Prof.
Alexander M. D u s h k i n, noted
Israeli anti
American edu-
cator, on the
occasion of his
75th birthday,
it was an-
nounced b y
Mrs. Mort
Mrs . Morti-
mer Jacobson,
national presi-
dent of Hadas-
The $6,500
grant will be
known as the
Alexander M.
Dushkin Fel-
lowship. It
was awarded
to Dr. Sidney Dr. Dushkin
Goldstein, chairman of the depart-
ment of sociology and anthro-
pology at Brown University, for a
study of Jewish demography in
the United States, which will in-
dicate generational differences in
the American Jewish community.
The Hadassah program is being
carried out in cooperation with the
National Foundation for Jewish
Culture to help strengthen Jewish
identity among American Jews.
Further tribute to Prof. Dush-
kin, who heads the division of
Jewish education in the diaspora
at the Institute of Contemporary
Jewry in Jerusalem, will be paid
him at the' luncheon session of
Hadassah's national convention
this month at the Waldorf Astoria
Prof. Dushkin was a founder of
the Jewish Education Committee
of New York and from 1923-34 was
executive superintendent of the
Chicago Board of Jewish Educa-
tion. He settled in Israel perman-
ently in 1949 to become professor
of educational administration at
the Hebrew University of Jeru-

Tree-Planting Honors
Schoichit Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. David Schoichit are
planting 45 trees in honor of their
45th wedding anniversary, which
they celebrated Thursday. -
The Schoichits, who came to De-
troit from Russia in 1922, have
been active in organizational and
communal activities, and have sup-
ported numerous causes in behalf
of Israel. They are dedicated JNF
Blue-White boxholders and their
box is among those yielding the
largest and most substantial
amounts of money in the U.S.
The Schoichits live at 18989
Snowden, and have a daughter, a
son and three grandchildren.

Barbecue-Splash Party Planned by Branch
Local BB Women,
Chapters Honored at of United Synagogue Women's League
The Michigan branch of the Na- 28 such branches in the United
District 6 Convention tional
Women's League of the States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto

United Synagogue of America
will sponsor a barbecue-splash
party 11 a.m. Tuesday at the sum-
mer home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Stew-
art Linden on Pine Lake.
Mrs. Herman Roth, combined
campaign chairman for Torah fund
and the Mathilde Schechter Resi-
dence Hall, announces that this
event is to honor all special gift
benefactors of $100 or more to
the combined campaign.
The Michigan branch is one of

Rico, working in behalf of the
Jewish Theological Seminary of
Mrs. Isador Leeman, president
of the Michigan branch, announces
that ground breaking for the resi-
dence hall for women will take
place Sept. 19 on the New York
grounds of the Seminary, followed
by a two-day conference of the
combined campaign at Kuschers
Country Club, Monticello, N.Y.



Accepting an award for the
best installation, presented at
the annual convention of Bnai
Brith Women District 6 in
Chicago, is Mrs. Bernard Blie-
field (right), past president of
the Women's Council for Metro-
politan Detroit. At left is Mrs.
Louis Perlman, past president of
Bnai Brith Women.
* * *

Several Detroit chapters and in-
dividuals received awards at the
annual convention of Bnai Brith
Women, District 6, recently held
in Chicago. Heading the more than
60 delegates from the 24 local
chapters was Mrs. Alan Nathan,
president of the BB Women's
Council of Metropolitan Detroit.
Detroit Lodge Chapter for the
sixth consecutive year won the
award for being the highest fund-
raisers in the district, which in-
cludes eight Midwestern states and
three Canadian provinces.
Mrs. Irving Isaacs, past presi-
dent of the Einstein Chapter and
treasurer of the Women's Council,
was honored for the best program
written and presented on BB phil-
anthropies. Keiden Chapter re-
ceived honorable mention for its
chapter bulletin, Keiden Komment.
Twenty-five year membership
cards were given to 37 members
of Pisgah Chapter, two members
of Detroit Lodge Chapter and one
member of Oak-Woods Chapter.
Children's Home Certificates
were given to the following women
for raising over $400 each for
various BB philanthropies: Mes-
dames Morris Direnfeld (highest
fund-raiser in Detroit and second
highest in the district), Harris
Becker, Sam Hamberger, Sylvia
Ross, Morris Schrager, Ben Mon-
est, J. Frenkel, Irving Isaacs and
Jack Friedman.
Others were Mesdames Ben
G r us k i n, Sam Perlstein, Jack
Sayles, George Karabenick, Aaron
Ginsberg, Eugene Perlstein ; Louis
Segal, Solomon Segall, Charles
Galinsky, Albert Finkelstein,
Henry Dorfman, Joseph Reifman,
Sam Linde, Jules Sherman, Har-
old Robinson, Charles Litt, Wil-
fred Katz, Lester Bernbaum and
Joseph Davis; and Sara Bush.

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Mersky to Be Honored
At Bond Event Monday

Frank Mersky will be honored
by the Berditchev-Keshenev Aid
Society at a celebration marking
Israeli's 17th year of statehood,
Monday, 8:30 p.m., at Cong. Beth
Guest speaker will be Judge Ira
G. Kaufman, past president of the
Zionist Organization of Detroit and
honorary president of Adas Shalom
Synagogue. Louis Bassin, vice
president, will be the chairman
of the celebration. There will .be a
musical program and refreshments
will be served.
Mersky is president of the Ber-
ditchev-Keshenev Society and has
been active in other organizations
in communal affairs.
Mr. and Mrs. Mersky are leaving
on a trip to Israel early next
month. The affair Monday will be
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