28—Friday, November 24, 1967
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Chaplaincy Program Seeks to Meet
Needs of Nursing Home Residents
The appointment of Mrs. KAYE
I. FERGUSON as public education
assistant was announced by Judge
Ira G. Kaufman, president of the
beard of trustees of the Metropoli-
tan Society for the Blind, a Torch
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WILLIAM MOONEY will be
making his Detroit debut when he
brings his one-man show of fron-
tier humor, "Half Horse, Half
Alligator," to Detroit Town Hall,
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Mrs. David M. Levitt of Great
Neck, N.Y. was •
of the National
Federation o f
hoods, for a term
of two years, at
its 26th biennial
Merryle S. Rukey- •
The committee on chaplaincy of the Council of Orthodox Rabbis,
ser of New Ro- Mrs. Levitt
which visits the aged and infirm confined to hospitals and nursing
chelle, N.Y. Mrs. Marshall Mil-1
homes, includes (from left) standing: Rabbis Samuel Prero, Leo
ler, Huntington Woods, was elected
Y. Goldman and Israel Notis; and seated: Joshua Sperka, Leizer
one of the vice-presidents.
Levin and Chaskel Grubner. Rabbi Sperka was appointed by the
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council as chaplain to the homes where aged persons reside.
HAROLD E. JOSEHART has
been appointed chief of the Bureau
In "a report to the Jewish com-
The Jewish Home for the Aged of Health Facilities, a newly reor-
munity" on the needs of aged resi- on Petoskey has some 300 residents ganized bureau in the Illinois De-
dents in nursing homes, Rabbi and Borman Hall-Jewish Home for partment of Public Health. Jose-
Joshua S. Sperka noted there are Aged has 200, a total of 500 added hart was formerly assistant direc-
tor, Butterworth Hospital, Grand
anywhere from 1 to 40 Jewish resi- to the 300 in nursing homes.
dents in 22 homes in this area—
Exce:pts from his report fol- Rapids.
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a total of 300 persons.
Mrs. LOUIS L. PERLMAN of
Rabbi Sperka, who was appointed
"Coming to a nursing or con-
Highland Park, Ill., has been
chaplain for the aged by the Coun-
valescent Home may solve some-
named chairman of the Bnai Brith
cil of Orthodox Rabbis, pointed to
what the problems or conflicts
Women's triennial convention to
the problems of dependent aged,
suffered at home, but it creates
be held March 24 - 27, at the Shore-
whether they live with their fam-
new problems of confinement,
ham Hotel, Washington.
ilies or in commercial nursing
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isolation and loneliness. Most
EMANUEL SPUNT, son of Mrs.
residents complain that their
In general, he said, the problem
Amelia M. Spunt of Third Ave.,
family, friends or children do
has been named location analyst in
is "not so much financial. It is
not visit them often enough.
rather a need for sensitive under-
"The Jewish patients until now the industrial development depart-
standing and a sympathetic ap- have been deprived- of religious ment in Baltimore for the affiliated
proach for their status. You find services and religious needs. They Chesapeake and Ohio and Balti-
old feeble, solitary, blind and dis- would watch their fellow room- more and Ohio railroads. Born in
abled people who need a word of mates being visited by representa- Tel Aviv, S'punt, 32, is a graduate
comfort and a visit of companion- tives of their respective faiths. of the University of Denver and
Rabbis would seldom visit nurs- recently has been in government
ing homes. The Vaad Harabonim geographic research. Spunt will as-
(Council of Orthodox Rabbis of sist in the preparation of aerial
Detroit) felt that this urgent need photomaps, industrial and com-
must be filled. The Rabbinical munity surveys and general site
Council, therefore, assigned this mapping.
nd tinceni en ts task to me and appointed me as
King Baudouin has conferred the
Nov. 16—To Mr. and Mrs. David chaplain to our aged homes.
high award of Commander of the
"On my visits, I speak to the Order of Leopold on MAX GOTT-
Rothman (Phyliss Levenstein of
Detroit) of Los Angeles, a daugh- individuals and then gather in a SCHALK, one of the country's
service for those who are outstanding sociologists and a lead-
ter, Sharon Donna.
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able to leave their rooms. It was er of the Belgian Jewish commu
Nov. 14—To Mr. and Mrs. Mar- an inspiration to me to witness the nity. The decoration, citing Gott-
tin I. Silverman (Ann Shapiro), enthusiasm and spiritual hunger schalk for his services rendered
21611 Stratford, Oak Park, a of those patients at our religious the field of social progress, was
service. Some of the women wept presented to him by P. Servais,
daughter, Andrea Lynn.
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as they recited in unison a prayer minister of labor. Dr. Gottschalk is
Oct. 31 — To Mr. and Mrs. Barry best remembered from their child- a research professor at the In-
L. Bernstein, 21889 Glenmorra, hood like "Modeh Anee," "Shema" stitute of Sociology of Brussels
Southfield, a daughter, Stacy Eliza- or prayer for health "Refooay-noo." University, honorary president of
"Before Rosh Hashana there the International Organization for
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were a few who were well enough Social Progress and founder and
Oct. 31—To Mr. and Mrs. Joshua to join families and arranged to chairman of the National Center
Geller (Rose Frank), 20539 Black- be at a synagogue service. But most for Higher Jewish Studies.
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patients had to remain in their
stone, a son, Gary Scott.
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respective nursing home. I. there-
The Jewish Theological Semi-
Oct. 15—To Mr. and Mrs. Mi-
nary of America presented its
chael Berke, 14151 W. Nine Mile, services to prepare them for the national Community Service Award
Oak Park, a daughter, Amy Lnn. oncoming Yom-Tov. I blew shofar to five community leaders and a
for them and those who could not philanthropic organization. It also
leave their bed; we would go to installed Senator ABRAHAM A.
REV. GOLDMAN L
their room in order to bring to RIBICOFF of Connecticut as vice-
them the impact and inspiration chairman of the seminary's board
that they would gain from these of overseers.
"I found some patients very much
distressed, grieved and unhappy
because they would not eat non-
kosher food. I met with the owners
ASHER-GREVE: A. Larry Ash-
Recommended by Physicians
or administrators in these in- er, son of Mrs. Al Sonnenstrahl of
stances, and I found them respon- Stratford Rd., Oak Park, and the
sive and co-operative. To date, six late Mr. Henry Asher, and Julia
homes have promised to supply Greve, daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
kosher TV dinners to those who Otto Greve of Germany and
will request it. The family of an Switzerland, were married Nov. 18
Serving Hospitals and Homes
aged patient must make a request in Switzerland. The couple will re-
LI 2 - 4444
LI 1 - 9769
for kosher food and it will be sup- side in Jerusalem, where Mr.
plied. Families may call the Vaad Asher will teach at Hebrew Uni-
Harabonim, 342-6260. The nursing versity.
CERTIFIED EXPERT MOHEL
home chaplain will aid them in any
problem and especially in any reli-
Alpha Nu Parents Club, Alpha
gious problem they may have."
Omega Fraternity, will meet 8:30
p.m. Tuesday at Howard Johnson's
Learning for which a man spends Restaurant, W. 10 Mile and North-
money will be remembered longer western Hwy. Dr. Marvin Davis
Serving In Hospitals and Homes
will be guest speaker.
Farband Offers Courses
in Tanakh and Agada
Joseph Katz, president, and
David Sislin, cultural chairman,
of the Farband City Committee, an-
nounce two week-
adults are plan-
ned at the Labor
one in Tanakh-
T o r a, prophets
and writings —
and the other in
Agada, the ex-
planation of Tora
and Talmud by
legends, fables and proverbs.
F o r registration information,
call the Farband office, 864-6608.
The Hayim Greenberg Hebrew-
Yiddish Shule will hold an open
house for all parents and nursery
8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the school
headquarters at the Labor Zionist
Parents will be able to acquaint
themselves with the school curri-
culum, meet each teacher and pur-
chase gifts and decorations at a
"Hanuka Shop." Friends are in-
vited. Refreshments will be served
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