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May 12, 1967 - Image 32

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-05-12

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Friday, May 12, 1967-33

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

People Make News

The Bnai Brith Hillel Founda-
tions has named Rabbi YECHIAEL
E. LANDER, administrative as-
sistant to the president at Hebrew
Union College—Jewish Institute of
Religion in Cincinnati, as Hillel
director at Smith College. Rabbi
Lander, who directed the Hillel
program at Miami University in
Oxford, 0., in 1965-66, will also
serve as Hillel counselor at Am-
herst College in his new post.
Rabbi ALBERT G. SILVERMAN,
spiritual leader of Temple Israel,
Jamaica, N.Y., since 1948, will di-
rect Hillel activities at American
University. Rabbi Silverman, who
formerly served as Hillel director
at Yale University and associate
Hillel director at the University of
Illinois, will also counsel Jewish
students at Georgetown University.
• • s
"1
Louis R. Gotts-
chalk, Distin-
guished Service
Professor of His-
tory at the Uni-
versity of Chi-
cago, is currently
Samuel Paley,
Lecturer in'
American c u 1 -
ture and civiliza-
tion at the He-
brew University ,
of Jerusalem. He
will teach during
the entire spring
term. Gottschalk
• • s
Rabbi MARC H. TANENBAUM,
director of interreligious affairs of
the American Jewish Committee,
will receive two honorary doctor-
ates and a medal of honor from
Catholic colleges during the forth-
coming college commencement
season, in recognition of his "out-
standing contributions" to inter-
religious and intergroup under-
standing. He will receive the
Medal of Honor from Avila Col-
lege, Kansas City, Mo., May 27.
On the next day, Saint Ambrose
College, in Davenport, Iowa, will
confer an honorary Doctorate of
Law degree on Rabbi Tanenbaum,
and Saint Joseph's College in
Philadelphia, a Jesuit institution,
will do likewise on June 4. Rabbi
Tanenbaum will deliver the com-
mencement address at each of
these three Catholic institutions at
the time of receiving their awards.
* • •
Dr. LEO JUNG, noted Orthodox
Jewish philosopher, rabbi, educa-
tor and author, was guest of honor
Sunday night at a dinner marking
his 75th birthday and his 45th year
as spiritual leader of New York
Jewish Center. Dr. Jung, who has
been professor of ethics at Ye-
shiva University since 1921, also
serves as president of the World
Beth Jacob Movement and of the
Jewish Academy of Arts and Sci-
ences. He is the author of num
erous works on Jewish life, law
and comparative folklore.



MURRAY GURFEIN, former
president of United Bias Service,
was honored in New York for
his r e c o r d of sevice as a
leader for close to 10 years of the
organization's rescue and migra-
tion activities. The occasion was
the agency's annual dinner on be-
half of the United Jewish Appeal.
at which a total of $750.000 was
pledged and contributed by more
than 200 guests.
• •
The appointment of EDWARD
R. VAJDA as national executive
director of the American Technion
Society was announced by Maur-
ice M. Rosen of Philadelphia, na-
tional president. Vajda has been a
key executive in the nationwide
United Jewish Appeal campaigns
for more than two decades.
• • •
JOSEPHINE MAHDIK, with sales
totaling $170,000 led the Elsea
Realty and Investment co. sales
force in property sold during
March. Mrs. Mandik works in the
residential department of the Elsca
downriver office and has been with
the lirm seven years.

Abraham M. Druckman of New
York has been named the reci-
pient of the 1967 Kether Shem
Tov Award of the Union of Ortho-
dox Jewish Con-
gregations of
America, it was
announced by
Joseph Karasick,
national presi-
dent of the or-
ganization. T h e
award, an en-
graved silver pla-
que given for
"outstanding lea-
dership and ser-
vice to the Jew-
ish community at
the national level
and for major
contributions t o
Druckman
the upbuilding oftraditional Jew-
ish life," will be presented at the
UOJCA annual national dinner to
be held May 21 at Americana Hot-
tel, New York.
s • •
Ambassador GIDEON RAFAEL,
Israel's new permanent represen-
tative and head of the UN Mission,
presented his credentials to Secre-
tary-General U Thant, after which
the two diplomats engaged in a
conversation about current United
Nations problems in general, in-
cluding Arab-Israeli issues. After
his meeting with Mr. Thant, Am-
bassador Rafael was a guest of
the United Nations Correspondents
Association, at a reception where
the representatives of all news
media at the UN greeted the new
envoy and engaged in informal
talks about the issues he will face
here as Israel's top representative.
Enroute from Israel to New York
he visited the Soviet Union and
conferred with top USSR Foreign
Ministry officials including Deputy
Foreign Ministry Vladimir Semio-
nov. He said his talks with these
officials were "realistic," but
would disclose no further details.

UJA Needs

Leaders Confer on

"Analysis of the Low Voltage
Arc Mode in Plasma Diodes" is
the dissertation on which SHEL-
DON N. SALINGER, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Salinger of South-
field Rd., SOUthfield, submitted his
doctoral thesis. A degree of doc-
tor of philosophy in electrical en-
gineering was conferred upon Sal-
inger by the University of Michi-
gan at the graduation exercises
April 29. Dr. Salinger, a former
Detroiter, now lives in Sunnyvale,
Calif., where he is engaged as a
senior scientist by an electronics
firm. .

a.

Kaufman
Probate Judge
• geIr;
was elected president of the board
of trustees of the Metropolitan
Society for the
Blind at its an-
nual meeting.
Judge Kaufman
w a s previously
first vice presi-
dent of the Met-
ropolitan Society.
He is the imme-
diate past presi-
dent of the Zion-
ist Organization
of Detroit, a
member of the
Crescent Shrine
Club and of Per-
fection Lodge Judge Kaufman
F&AM. He is honorary life presi-
dent and founding president of
Adas Shalom Synagogue.

SAMUEL J. SILBERMAN was
re-elected as president of the
New York Federation of Jew-
ish Philanthropies here. He has
been active in federation's annual
drives for many years and in other
philanthropic causes.
* * *
ZVI GETZLER, senior lecturer
in the faculty of civil engineering
of the Technion, Israel Institute of
Technology in Haifa, was awarded
the Clemens Herschel Prize by the
Boston Society of Civil Engineers.

Alfred L. Deutsch (left), 1967 Allied Jewish Campaign chairman,
talks with Max M. Fisher, national chairman of United Jewish
Appeal. The successful drive, which supports 54 Jewish agencies
and services in Detroit, the nation and overseas, concluded
Wednesday.

The first diplomatic reception
tendered by West Germany's Am-
bassador in Jerusalem, ROLF
PAULS, was attended by hundreds
of dignitaries led by Premier Levi
Eshkol and Knesset Speaker Kad-
dish Luz. Practically all political
parties, with the exception of the
leftist Mapam, the Communists and
Agudat Israel, were represented.
Some observers speculated that the
Premier's participation indicated
a discreet but effective turning
point in Israeli relations with West
Germany which they felt were like-
ly to become still closer in the
near future.

Mr. and Mrs. NORMAN S. RABB
of West Newton, Mass., will be
honored by two Brandeis Univer-
sity groups at a spring ball in the
Louis XIV Ballroom at the Hotel
Somerset , Boston, May 28. The
tribute to the Rabbe comes several
weeks before Mr. Rabb will retire
as chairman of the Brandeis Uni-
versity board of trustees.

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