32 — Friday,
June 2, 1967
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
People Make News
Detroit businessman Harry L.
Modell was appointed a director
of American Savings and Loan As-
sociation at a
meeting of the
board of direc-
tors, it was an-
nounced by Al-
fred L. Deutsch,
American S a v-
ings. Modell is
president of Mo-
Corp. and a di-
rector of "21"
Brands. Inc. Ile is a graduate of
the University of Illinois and at-
tended Detroit College of Law.
* • •
IRVING "PAT" SPIEGEL, vet-
eran New York Times reporter
and for the past 25 years its spe-
cialist in Jewish affairs, will be
honored by Bnai Brith at a dinner
Tuesday at the Waldorf Astoria
Hotel, New York. An Irving Spie-
gel Scholarship Fund is being es-
tablished to assist teen-age and
college youth to take part in the
summer institutes conducted by
the Bnai Brith youth programs.
• • •
A drive to establish an endowed
faculty chair in cinema at Bran-
deis University in honor of motion
picture producer SAM SPIEGEL
was launched last week during a
reception in his honor in New
York. An array of prominent fig-
ures in the movie industry and the
arts attended the reception in tri-
bute to Spiegel, who was inducted
as a fellow of the university. The
Sam Spiegel Chair in Cinema,
which will be a gift from Spiegel
and his friends in the industry,
will become a part of the depart-
ment of theater arts at Brandeis.
NICHOLAS RODIS, 42, special
assistant for athletic programs in
the Department of State the last
five years, has been named direc-
tor of athletics at Brandeis Uni-
versity. Rodis will be chairman of
the departments of physical edu-
cation, intramurals and intercol-
Prof. BENZ ION KATZ was
elected rector of Tel Aviv Uni-
versity by a majority vote of the
university senate. Prof. Katz, 60,
was born in Galicia, and emigrated
to Palestine in 1940.
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Frank Bob, president of Red
Barns of Michigan, Inc., announced
the appointment of SEYMOUR
SANDWEISS of Templar Circle,
Southfield, to the new position of
controller of the restaurant chain.
Sandweiss is a member of the
American Institute of Certified
Public Accountants and the Michi-
gan Association of CPA's.
• • •
MRS. F. WILDER-OKLADEK, a
research fellow at Brandeis Uni-
versity's Lown Graduate Center for
Contemporary Jewish Studies, has
been awarded the 1967 Theodor
Keener Foundation Prize for the
Advancement of Art and Science.
The prize. awarded annually in
Vienna to artists and scientists
whose work shows considerable
promise or merit, was given to
Mrs. Wilder-Okladek for her the-
RICHARD N. BLUESTEIN, exe-
sis, "The Return of the Jewish
Population to Austria after the cutive vice president of the Na-
Second World War." Her thesis to tional Jewish Hospital at Denver,
date is the on'y work on various will address members of the hos-
aspects of post-war Jewry in Aus- pital's Detroit committee and
tria, including questions about guests at the Sheraton-Cadillac
their absorption and return from Hotel noon today. His topic will be
"Medical Progress in Chest Dis-
• • •
eases." The Detroit committee as-
RABBI SEYMOUR FRIEDMAN, sists in public education programs
for the past five years spiritual of the free, nonsectarian chest dis-
leader of the Jewish Center of ease center, and facilitates the ad-
Spring Valley, New York, has been mission of patients from this area.
appointed to the new post of assis- Chairman and luncheon host is
tant to the president of the Jewish David Schimmel.
Theological Seminary of America.
Prize for Economy
The new administrator is an alum-
The owner of a big company
nus of the seminary, ordained by
its graduate rabbinical department offered $25 to any employe
in 1962. The appointment was an- who would come up with a money-
nounced by Dr. Bernard Mandel- saving idea. The first winner sug-
gested, "Cut the award to $10."
baum, seminary president.
Humphrey Accepts Histadrut Award
Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey (center) accepts the 1967
Histadrut Humanitarian Award plaque from Zeev Barash, American
representative of Histadrut, while George Meany, president of the
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organiza-
tions, looks on. The ceremony took place in presence of 500 top
American labor leaders, who contributed toward the establishment
of the Hubert H. Humphrey Histadrut Scholarship Fund in Israel,
which will enable needy teen-agers to obtain vocational training in
the "Amal" schools. Meany announced that the American labor
movement would subscribe up to $10,000,000 in Histadrut deben-
tures that would help finance new industries in Israel. Together
with loans from Histadrut pension funds and from the Israel govern-
ment, $40,000,000 in new industrial activity would be set in motion.
Miss Gersten Engaged
to Clifford Weisberg
Slomovitz to Give Eyewitness Account
of Israel Crisis at June 12 Dinner
Philip Slomovitz, editor and pub-
lisher of The Jewish News, will
give an eyewitness account of the
grave crisis in Israel at the Israel
Bond emergency dinner 6:30 p.m.
June 12 at Cobo Hall.
The affair, on behalf of Israel
Bonds will honor The Jewish News
for its 25 years of service and will
mark the presentation of the Israel
Achievement Award to Slomovitz.
The presentation will be made
by Ambassador Arieh Eshel, dep-
puty director-general of Israel's
ministry for foreign affairs.
The dinner will give the De-
troit Jewish community an op-
portunity to express its soli-
darity with the beleaguered peo-
ple of Israel who are facing the
MISS MARILYN GERSTEN
gravest crisis in the 19-year his-
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gersten of
tory of the Jewish nation.
Curtis Ave. announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Marilyn to
Clifford Lawrence Weisberg, son
National and Local Talent
of Mr. and Mrs. Abe Weisberg of Jr
The bride-elect is a graduate of * SEYMOUR SCHWARTZ
Wayne State University's college
of education. Her fiance is a grad-
uate of Wayne State's college of le
for Any Occasion
law, where he wr.s affiliated with
Tau Epsilon Rho Fraternity.
An early summer wedding is
George M. Zeltzer, re-elected
president of the United Hebrew
Schools at the 47th annual meeting
of the schools, Sunday, reported
that the UHS is currently serving
more than 3,( 00 children daily in
the Detroit metropolitan area and
that there are 300 students in the
Hebrew high school.
Examples of the product turned
out of the Hebrew school system
were enumerated by Joel Roth,
a graduate of
who is now study-
ing at the Jewish
Besides Roth, t-
UHS alumni who
have gone into
the field of He-
Tigay, a Yale-
Seminary doctoral candidate in
biblical studies; Clifford Miller,
chaplain in Thailand; and Sheldon
Kirsch, a chaplain in Vietnam.
Mandell L. Berman, chairman
of the education commission of
the Council of Jewish Federa-
tions and Welfare Funds, re-
ported that the last two years
have seen a significant accept-
ance on the part of federation
funds throughout the country of
a groiving responsibility to sup-
port Jewish education.
Of particular concern, he said, is
the need to support secondary
Jewish education, as well as schol-
arship and training programs to
meet the ever-growing shortage
of qualified Hebrew teachers
throughout the country.
Other officers elected in addition
to Zeltzer were:
Abe Kasle, honorary president;
Leonard E. Baron, Gordon I. Gins-
berg and Jack Shenkman, vice
presidents; Albert K. Lubin, trea-
surer; William A. Yolles, assistant
treasurer; and Norman D. Katz,
Elected to the board of directors
for a three-year term were Mitchell
Feldman, Mrs. Lewis S. Grossman,
Judge Ira G. Kaufman, Dr. Samuel
Krohn, Arthur J. Cole, Salmon
Grand, Mrs. Samuel F. Grandon,
Joseph Levin, Norbert Reinstein,
Jack Shenkman, Phillip Sto]lman,
Julian S. Tobias, William A. Yol-
les, Mrs. Norman Rosenfeld, Al-
bert Schiff and William Schumer.
Gerson Bernstein was elected for
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