26—Friday, September 9, 1966
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Mr. Krieger Takes
118 from Region
Bride Ruth Heideman Settle in Israel
MRS. HARVEY KRIEGER
In an afternoon ceremony at the
Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel, Ruth Nina
Heideman became the bride of
Harvey J. Krieger. They are the
children of Mr. and Mrs. Philip E.
Heideman of Pennington Dr. and
Mr. and Mrs. Saul L. Krieger of
Rabbi M. Robert . Syme and Can-
tor Harold Orbach officiated.
The bride wore a princess gown
of re-embroidered Alencon lace
on English net over silk peau
de soie. The sleeves were in the
teacup style. A circlet of match-
ing lace held her floor-length veil
of silk illusion, and her bouquet
was of Phalaenopsis orchids with
a _cascade of Stephanotis and
Judi Heideman attended her
sister as maid of honor. Brides-
maids were Susan Heideman,
sister of the bride, Lynne Krieger,
sister of the bridegroom, and
Mrs. Michael Jaffe.
Avery Krieger was best man for
his brother, and ushers were
William Ellenstein, Michael Jaffe,
Michael Kohieriter and Donald
Following a Bermuda wedding
trip, the couple will reside on
Radomer Aid to Meet
Radomer Aid and Ladies Society
will hold an executive board meet-
ing 8:30 p.m, Monday at the
Workmen's Circle Center to dis-
cuss Israel Bonds and the annual
banquet. Mr. and Mrs. Sol Ager
will be host and hostess.
YOU NEED FOR
YOUR HOLIDAY P'
DELIVERED THE DAY
BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS!
L s T FLORAL
Closed Rosh Hashanah
Shmuel Werzberger, director of
the Israel Aliyah Center sponsor-
ed by the World Zionist Organiza-
tion with offices in Cleveland, re-
ported that during 5726, 118 peo-
ple made their Aliyah to Israel
from this regional area.
He reported that in this group
were doctors, nurses, teachers,
engineers, tradesmen, students, re-
tirees and their families.
Scores of people sought aid
from Werzberger's office, and 748
private appointments were made
in the Cleveland office, during his
visits in Detroit and other cities.
In addition, there were hundreds
of inquiries by mail.
In his report on the 118 settlers
from this region, Werzberger
"They went to all parts of the
country, from the nurse who set-,
tled in the kibbutz on the Syrian
border in the Galilee to the teach-
er who took his first position in
Eilat, from the professors who
went to teach and lecture in the
Universities of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv
and Haifa to the Olim who settled
in kibbutzim and cities in Israel.
There were a great number of stu-
dents who went to take part in the
kibbutz-Ulpan - program where they
worked on the kibbutzim and stu-
died Hebrew or lived in the resi-
dential Ulpanim. in the cities. Oth-
ers left to study at the various
universities, Yeshivot and colleges.
All of them made their plans and
preparations for Aliyah with the
assistance of our office."
Gallery Shows •
Borman Hail — 'Hotel' for Young at Heart
By MAL ABRAMS
"It is a beautiful 'hotel' which
people stop to admire as they pass
the freshly cut lawn, surrounding
flower beds and our American flag
floating in the wind. It is a pleas-
ant picture to behold."
-This is the Borman Hall, Jewish
Home for the Aged as described
by resident Sam
Rubin in an essay.
And it's true,
too. The Borman
home is complete
with all the beau-
ty and luxury,
services that one
finds in a good
hotel. In addition,
it has the advan- Sonnenblick
tage of a self-sufficient unit, as on
a cruise boat.
The most impressive thing, how-
ever, is the enthusiasm of the 70
staff members and the 125 citizens
in their 80s and 90s making up the
In the occupational therapy
workshop, most of the residents
spend part of their day working
on hospital goods, doctor's masks
and other projects. The work
groups are lively, with much
chatter and kibbitzing.
One of the workers, Mr. Rosen-
feld, was describing his typical
day to this interviewer. He gets up
at 6 a.m., cleans his room, washes,
does some exercises, eats break-
fast and goes to work until 10.
Then he returns to his room and
takes a "little nip."
"A little nap, you mean," inter-
vened one of his co-workers.
"No," replied Rosenfeld,"A little
nip. A little nap I take in the after-
noon.' " His co-workers responded
with much laughter.
Facilities at the Borman Hall
are possibly unparalled any-
where in the country. The dining
room is spacious, well-lighted and
adorned with flowers. The kitch-
ens, one for milk, one for meat,
are absolutely spotless. The syna-
gogue and adjoining chapel have
mahogany walls and mahogany
benches: A panel encloses the ark,
so that the synagogue may be used
as an auditorium. There are
lounges on every floor, televisions,
a barber shop, a beauty parlor
and a gift shop.
The rooms are spacious and
kept immaculate by the staff .
There is a nursing station on
every floor, and the medical cen-
ter contains thi most modern
equipment and includes such
things as oxygen rooms and its
But the really forward look is
found in the people who work and
live at Borman Hall. At the head
of this home and the older one on
Petoskey is Ira Sonnenblick. De-
scribed by essayist Sam Rubin as
"the busiest man alive," Sonnen-
blick still finds time to bawl out a
resident who has not behaved, talk
to one who is feeling in the dumps
or just chat with the people he
meets in the halls. They are all his
personal friends. The policy, Son-
nenblick states, "is to treat each
resident with dignity and under-
standing, and let each person be
as independent as possible."
Herman Weiner, resident direc-
tor; Dr. Max R. Beitman, medical
director; Mrs. Sonnenblick, direc-
tor of special services; and the rest
of the medical and service staff
are appreciated by the residents,
not only for doing their job so well
but for providing a friendly per-
In addition to the many activi-
ties available in the physical out-
lay of the building, there are also
many imported attractions. The
Women's Auxiliary, Bnai Brith
youth groups and Girl Scouts pro-
vide programs for the residents.
Also there are panel discussions
with guest moderators, there are
services with visiting rabbis, there
are readings, sing-songs, skits and
There are special events which
are looked forward to with great
anticipation. The Women's Auxil-
iary sponsors a popular bingo
game, and each month there is a
birthday party for everyone born
in the month.
But not all the entertainment
need come from outside. Among
the residents there is Rubin,
writer, poet and mandolin player;
Morris London, who excels in mo-
saic work; and others who play in-
struments, make clothes and toys,
paint and practice various skills.
The things they make are for sale
in the main lobby at the gift shop
run by the Women's Auxiliary.
Besides the people who live
there, a day-camp program will
soon be under way similar to the
one at the Petoskey home. Elderly
people will come to the home to
participate in the programs, eat
their meals and then return to
their own homes.
Every precaution is taken at
the home to see that the residents
are content and secure.
There are railings on the walls,
the floors are not slippery, there
is a buzzer system from the rooms
and washrooms to the nursing
headquarters in case of emer-
gency, and the taking of pills and
iinjections is strictly supervised.
The vitality and joy of living
among the residents is seen as a
man walks down a hallway and
a woman passing the other way
pinches his cheek. They laugh and
The workshop doesn't open until
8 a.m., but the workers are lined
up at 7:45 waiting to start. There
is much satisfaction with the food
and their favorite dishes which the
cooks make "just like at home."
Residents who have few visi-
tors gain friends by taking
groups of young people on tours
through the building.
Sam Rubin concluded in his es-
"With all, this beauty about us,
there is pride in our hearts when
we 'show off' our home to our
friends and family. We want it to
stay this way, and I know I speak
for all the residents I live with.
We appreciate all the time, effort
and money spent to make this
home what it is and we are proud
to be the first to spend the rest of
our days here."
FOR THE BEST IN
MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT
And His Orchestra
Intriguing plexiglas construc-
tions and watercolors by Leo
Rabkin will open the 1966-67 sea-
son at the Gertrude Kasle Gallery,
310 Fisher Building, Sept. 19.
Revealed in these delicate paint-
ings and sculpture is the artist's
concept of a pure, though de-
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finitely 20th Century, beauty.
Leo Rabkin was born in Cincin-
nati, in 1919, and studied art at
New York University under Wil-
liam Baziotes. His watercolors are
in the permanent collections of
the Guggenheim Museum, the
Museum of Modern Art, the Whit-
ney Museum of American Art,
New York University, and the
Woodward Foundation in Washing-
ton, D.C. He has been given the
Silvermine Guild Waterco lor
Award in 1961 and 1964 and in
1962 was honored with a Ford
R a b k i n's paintings and con-
structions will be exhibited until
Oct. 12. The Gertrude Kasle Gal-
lery is open Monday through Sat-
urday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
He will present a slide lecture Music Expert David Ewen
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