Women's Unit Aids Balfour Concert
An active women's committee is assisting in plans for the
annual Balfour Concert of the Zionist Organization of Detroit, to
be held Nov. 21 at Ford Auditorium, presenting Nathan Milstein,
world-famed violinist, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under the
direction of Paul Paray. In the photo (from left) are seated:
Mesdames I. Walter Silver, Alex S. Friedlaender, Ira G. Kaufman
and Sanford A. Bennett; standing: Mesdames M. Ben Lewis, Charles
Gitlin, Sherman Shapiro, Samuel Gold and Richard B. Kramer.
(More Clubs, Page 19)
Kinneret Chapter and Club Two,
Pioneer Women, will hear an ad-
dress on "Israel, a Social Labora-
tory" noon Oct.
27 at the. Labor
Speaker will be
Mrs. Arthur Rob-
bins, who recent-
ly participated in
a seminar in
Israel as a dele-
gate of the Zion-
ist movement. A
precede the lect-
ure. Eva Gertz-
man and Sarah
Mrs. Robbins Bistrow will be
hostesses. Guests invited.
SOUTHFIELD GROUP, Hadas-
sah, will hold a million-dollar fash-
ion show of diamonds, entitled
"Hadassah Is a Girl's Best Friend,"
12:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the South-
field Civic Center. Members will
model the jewelry at this opening
meeting, to which newcomers in
the area and prospective members
are invited. Mrs. E. N. Rottenberg,
vice president of programming, is
chairman of the afternoon. Coffee
and dessert will be served by Mrs.
James Landsman and her commit-
tee. Mrs. David Ruskin and her art
committee will furnish the decor.
The meeting is the Culmination of
a successful membership drive.
YOUNG ISRAEL CENTER OF
OAK-WOODS SISTERHOOD will
meet 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the
synagogue. Arrangements have
been made for a party, to which
guests are invited. For transporta-
tion, call Shirley Karnow, LI 5-2984.
An oneg shabbat will be held 3
p.m. Saturday in the synagogue
sukkah. Rabbi James I. Gordon
will be speaker. Guests invited.
* * *
OAK PARK WEST and EAST
CHAPTERS, Hadassah, will spon-
sor a theater party for "Those
Magnificent Men in Their Flying
Machines" 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the
Adams Theater. Guests invited.
* * *
NEW LIFE CHAPTER, Ameri-
can Medical Center at Denver, will
hold its membership drive lunch-
eon noon Oct. 26 at the home of
Mrs. Donald Golden, 19285 Canter-
bury. Guests invited. Each mem-
ber is asked to bring a new mem-
ber. The hospital, maintained by
voluntary contributions, is engaged
in cancer and tuberculosis research.
* * *
TOWN AND COUNTRY CHAP-
TER, Women's American Ort, will
hold its annual games night 8:30
p.m. Tuesday at Roma Hall. For
tickets call Mrs. George Schwartz,
AHAVAS ACHIM SISTERHOOD
will hold the first oneg shabbat of
the season 2 p.m. Saturday at the
home of Rabbi and Mrs. Seymour
M. Panitz, 19900 Hartwell. The
topic will be "Holiday Tour
Through the World."
TEMPLE EM GNU-EL SISTER-
HOOD will hold its paid-up mem-
bership luncheon as the first in its
series of meetings based on the
theme "Survival Kit for Judaism"
12:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the social
hall. The theme will be exempli-
fied throught the showing of the
film "Let My People Go" and the
singing of songs by sisterhood
members. Mrs. Ralph Stein is pro-
gram chairman. A new merchan-
dise sale by the sisterhood is sched-
uled for 7-9 p.m. Oct. 27 and 10
a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 28.
* * *
KINNERET CHAPTER, Pioneer
Women, will hold a social for mem-
bers, husbands and friends 8 p.m.
Oct. 23 at the Labor Zionist Lnsti-
tute. Under the chairmanship of
Fay Mandell, co-hostesses will be
Blanche Lesser, Lil Goldman, Gene
Elman and Betty Yolles. Refresh-
ments will be served.
* * *
LADIES OF MOSAIC will hold a
Halloween party preceded by a
smorgasbord dinner 6:30 p.m. Oct.
27 at the Jewish Center, Oak Park.
For reservations, call Bea Gold-
stone, 548-3907, or Fay Mittleman,
* * *
A D A S SHALOM SISTERHOOD
CHORAL GROUP, directed by Can-
tor Nicholas Fenakel, will open its
new season with rehearsals 10 a.m.
Thursday in the youth lounge. The
group, which sings for the Jewish
Music Festival, Friday evening
services and other events, is under
the co-chairmanship of Mrs. Morris
Zuckerstein and Mrs. Saul Kling.
Other new officers are Mesdames
Louis Beresh and Edwin Markman,
librarians; Gerald Beckman, treas-
urer; Carl Lichtenstein, secretary-
pro-tern, and Morris Rowin, pub-
* * *
BAGLEY SOUTH GROU P,
Hadassah, will meet 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday at Hadassah House.
Rabbi Benjamin H. Gorrelick of
Beth Aaron Synagogue will speak
on "Goldberg." Contemporary af-
fairs chairmen Mrs. Meyer Stoun
and. Mrs. Harry Berman, will re-
port. On the program for the first
time will be a surprise mystery
guest, "Yehudit, sweet singer of
songs." Mrs. Sylvan Rappaport and
her committee will serve lunch.
* * *
CLUB ONE, Pioneer Women,
will meet 12:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the
Labor Zionist Institute. Michael
Michlin, a United Hebrew Schools
principle, will speak on "The
Importance of Continuity." Brunch
will be served. Guests invited.
U. of M. Coed Relates Tragedy of Jews Letvin-Simons Troth
in Russia as Viewed on Summer Trip Is Announced Here
"A community of whisperers in
a kingdom of fear" is how Uni-
versity of Michigan coed Ellen
Panush described the Russian Jews
she saw on a trip behind the Iron
Curtain this summer.
Miss Panush, 19-year-old daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard
Panush of Roselawn Ave., related
her experiences in a Yom Kippur
Eve sermon at Beth Aaron youth
services in the Jewish Center.
Describing the state of isolation
and ignorance under which Rus-
sian Jews are forced to live, Miss
Panush said she was taken to see
the Leningrad synagogue on Fri-
day evening. "We finally arrived
at a beautiful gate with Hebrew
inscriptions on it — it was locked.
The synagogue was also elaborate
— also locked."
On a visit to relatives of a
friend who lives in Moscow, one
of my American friends mentioned,
`the political atmosphere in the
Soviet Union is becoming freer,
perhaps in another 20 years, Rus-
sian Jews will be able to go to
" 'In another 20 year s,' the
Russian replied with a strange
mixture of sadness and derision,
`the Soviet Jews will no longer
be Jews.' "
"The youth especially seemed
uncomfortable with their Jewish-
ness, ill at ease. What is it? What
for? Who needs it?"
Miss Panush said she had
brought talleisim and siddurim to
the Moscow family, but "the elder,
Yasef, was the only member of the
family who appreciated the gifts I
brought . . . the only one who
has ever used them in his fam-
ily. The six family members speak
Yiddish at home, but have never
heard a word of spoken Hebrew.
Never do they attend synagogue,
except rarely, 'to look around.' The
younger couple laughed at the
thought of a religious wedding ..."
As an example of the discrimina-
tion against Russian Jewry, Miss
Panush referred to the experience
of a distinguished Jewish professor
who served for many years as head
of the French department in one
of the universities.
Asked as a favor to teach for
one semester in the English depart-
ment, he complied only to find at
the end of that semester his place
as head of the French depart-
ment had been assumed by his
"While his superiors sympath-
ized with his predicament," Miss
Panush said, "he could not re-
turn to teach under his former
assistant, and he could not con-
tinue in the English department
since a new teacher had ar-
rived to fill the vacancy. Under
the circumstances, it was hinted
that it would be best for him to
retire. He is now retired.
"This has a special name among
Jews in Russia: The process is
MISS BARBARA LETVIN
called the salami method, since
and Mrs. Sam Letvin of Sus-
one's position is diminished slice
by slice until there is nothing sex Ave. announce the engagement
of their daughter Barbara to Rob-
ert Simons, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Leonard Simons of Radclift Ave.,
A 'Beauty' Among Many Oak Park.
The bride-elect, a junior in
Antique Show Items
Wayne State University's college
of education, is affiliated with Phi
Sigma Sigma Sorority.
A March 27 wedding is planned.
Branch 2 to View Slides
Slides of a recent trip to Israel
will be shown by some members
of Branch Two, Labor Zionist Or-
ganization, at a meeting of the
group 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the
home of Y. L. Stone, 18643 Green-
lawn. Refreshments will be served.
This little beauty, a salesman's
sample used at the turn of the
century, is reminiscent of many
such fine examples shown to the
public in • bygone days and now
dear to the heart of collectors of
such fine items. Many of these
fine replicas such as this stove,
concrete mixers, trucks and wagons,
are often to be found at the Great
Lakes Antique Show, the "Old
Reliable" show, slated for Detroit's
Masonic Temple Wednesday
through Oct. 23.
Young 'N Married Group
Uncorks Social Plans
For the HY Spot
Of Your Affair
And His Orchestra
LEARN TO RIDE
Moe Wroten's Willowbrook Sta-
The Young 'N Marrieds group
bles starting new fall English,
of Adas Shalom Synagogue invites
Western and Jumping classes in
Ladies of Yeshivah all young married couples to its our indoor arena.
first gathering of the season 8:30
Also, Horses Rented, Boarded
Set4Oth Annual Event p.m. Saturday in the social hall.
Champagne and hors d'oeuvres
The 40th annual donor luncheon will be served, with a dance band
47430 W. 10 MILE ROAD
of Ladies of Yeshivath Beth and surprise entertainment
Yehudah Women's Sabbath League planned. There is a charge.
is scheduled for noon Oct. 26 at
Have Your Family Portrait • Wedding
Donor chairmen Mrs. Louis
Tastefully Photographed by
Honigman and Mrs. Leo Laufer
Our Professional Stc ■ ff
will be assisted by Mrs. Walter
Epstein and Mrs. Milton Winston.
At a pre-donor luncheon-meeting
of the League noon Wednesday at
Cong. Beth Tefilo Emanuel-Tikvah,
Rabbi Samuel Adler will be guest
speaker. Guests invited.
Plan Hebrew for Adults
Model classes prior to registra-
tion for the new adult education
program sponsored by the PTA of
the Esther Berman Branch, United
Herbrew Schools, will be held 9:30
a.m. Oct. 27. Beginning and ad-
vanced Hebrew will be taught. It
was erroneously reported earlier
the model classes would be held
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20—Friday, October 15, 1965
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