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February 09, 1968 - Image 33

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-02-09

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Pontiac Family to Transplant Home to Israel

A Pontiac couple with a life-long
interest in the Jewish Homeland
is "going home" this month, leav-
ing behind the comforts of Ameri-
can life and preparing to accept
whatever is in store for them and
their three children.
The Irving Schlyfestones, of Iro-
quois Rd., have lived in Pontiac
for 15 years. A native of the city,
Schlyfestone is merchandise man-
ager at Simms Department Store.
What he will work at in Israel he
doesn't know, but Schlyfestone, 41,
doesn't seem to mind the uncer-

Nancy Sedley 's Troth
to James L. Jonas Told

Mrs. Schlyfestone is equally en-
thusiastic. A member of Hadassah
and Cong. Bnai Israel, she is con-
versant in Hebrew (even taught
Hebrew school), and has no doubt
that Israel is where she and her
family belong.
Daniel, the only son, spent
seven summer weeks in Kfar
Silver, the camp of the Zionist
Organization of America. Mean-
while, his parents toured the
country and started the wheels
turning for immigration.
Rebecca, 13, and Rachel, 6, have
no qualms about their home-as-of-
Feb. 28. They, too, will learn
Hebrew at the LT1pan Ben Yehuda
in Natanya, although Rebecca, like
her older brother, is already tak-
ing Hebrew here.
While they are studying at the


Men's Clubs



CLUB, organized last November to
help business and professional
men develop confidence at the
podium and to master the art of
effective public speaking, has elect-
ed as officers, George H. Amber,
president; Dr. Sol Elkin and Dr.
Bob Medalie, vice presidents; Har-
ry Oberstein, treasurer; Franklin
Siden, secretary; and Jerry Reiss,
sergeant-at-arms. The club, one of
15 in the Detroit area, meets 6:15
p.m. every Wednesday. Men in-

terested in improving their speak-
ing ability are invited to call Eu-


Mr. and Mrs. Murray Sedley of
Kenosha Ave., Oak Park announce
the engagement of their daughter
Nancy Joy to James Lawrence
Jonas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Pinchuk of Stonewood Ct., Farm-
ington, and the late Arthur Jonas.
The bride-elect attended Michi-
gan State University and is cur-
rently a senior in the Wayne State
University college of education.
Her fiance graduated from Wayne
State University.
A July wedding is planned.

Orthodox Rabbis
Declare Month for
Vaad Harabonim

In conjunction with the annual
dinner of the Vaad Harabonim
(Council of Orthodox Rabbis of
Metropolitan Detroit), to be held
March 3 at Cobo Hall, the Hebrew
month of Shevat (Jan. 31-Feb. 29)
is Vaad Harabonim Month among
the Orthodox rabbinate.
Spiritual leaders in this area
were asked to speak from their
pulpits on the role of the Vaad
and to invite worshipers to partici-
pate in the annual affair.
Rabbi Leizer Levin, president of
the council, outlined the program
of the council and its areas of in-
terest: Kashrut supervision — 19
shohetim, 13 mashgihlm, 7 slaugh-

ter houses, 31 butcher shops, a

sausage factory, 7 catering halls, 2
2 dairies (Passover

milk), cheese and cream of an-
other dairy, Sinai Hospital kosher
kitchen and the Jewish Center
snack bar. Information on kosher
products is readily available.
Beth Din — settlement of dif-
ferences before a rabbinical court
rather than resorting to litigation
in a civil court.
Family counseling — marit al
problems, family adjustments and
personal relations, discussed with
a rabbi
Chaplaincy for the aged—visits
regularly by Rabbi Joshua Sperka,
who provides religious services to
nursing and convalescent homes.
Records and register — records
of marriages, divorces, adoptions
and conversions kept for safekeep-
ing and public availability.
Library — a rabbinic reference
library available for Tors study
and cultural meeting, lectures and
She'urim. The study of the "Daf
Yomi" takes place every evening
except Friday, at 8 p.m. in the

gene Jaffe at the Jewish Center,

DI 1 - 4200, and to attend the next


• • s
will meet 8 p.m. Monday in the
synagogue. Cantor Louis Klein
will discuss various aspects of the
cantor's role. Karl Greenberg, pro-
gram chairman, will introduce
Cantor Klein. Refreshments will be
served. The public is welcome.
• • *
will join the Beth Shalom sister-
hood for a joint meeting 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday at the synagogue. Prof.
Donald Calkins, attorney and pro-
fessor of political science at Wayne
State University, will speak on "Is
the Supreme Court Remaking
America?" A question-answer per-
iod will follow. Refreshments will
be served. Guests are welcome.

ulpan, the family will be living in
a temporary dwelling, courtesy of
the Jewish Agency. It may be bare
compared to what the Schlyfes-
tones are used to. Nevertheless,
while the furniture stays behind,
the sculpture, paintings and piano
will go to Israel.
She admits the first year will

be "exceedingly difficult," but "I
think we'll make the adjustment
simply because we want to. And
if we can do anything to help
them (Israel), we'll also be en-
riching our lives." Not kibutz-
oriented, the couple hopes to
make their home in a small, de-
velopment city.

Mrs. Schlyfestone said that she
and her husband were thinking
about aliya before the Six-Day
War. "Irving was ready to volun-
teer in May, but he couldn't go be-
cause of the travel restrictions."
Tensions in Israel don't bother
her, said Mrs. Schlyfestone, who
added that "there are just as
many tensions living in America."
"I feel that it will be good to
bring up our children so they are
actually living Judaism." She said
that there has been much excite-
ment about aliya among teen-agers
at Bnai IsraeL (The congregation
is planning an oneg Shabat in the
Schlyfestones' honor Feb. 23.)
Mrs. Schlyfestone said that her
father, a New York pharmacist,
and her mother plan to join them
in Israel.
Rebecca, whose great-grand-
father was invited to the First
World Zionist Congress, recently
remarked to her mother, "Just
think, all your grandchildren will
be sabras."

JNF Honors Keistein

Income Tax Return:

You as a taxpayer are allowed
a personal exemption of $600. In
addition, if you are 65 or over
by the end of the year, you are
entitled to another $600 exemp-
tion. An additional exemption of
$600 for blindness is also allow-
ed. It would be possible for the
taxpayer to have personal exemp-
tions totalling $1,800.
If you file a joint return, your
wife could also claim any of the
above exemptions to which she is
If you file a separate return, ,
you may claim the exemption(s)1
for your wife only if she has r_:'
gross income and was not the de-1
pendent of another taxpayer. If
your wife has gross income, you
may claim her exemption(s) only
if she files a joint return with
A husband or wife cannot be
claimed as a "dependent" So,
there is a difference between per-
sonal exemptions and dependency
You are always entitled to the
full exemptions even if your spouse


Personal Extemptions

died before the end of the year,

as long as the conditions qualify-
ing the exemption existed at date

of death.

JWV to Examine Soviet
Arms Supply to Arabs

mander Samuel Samuels of the

Jewish War Veterans of the USA
made known that his organization
is taking steps "to assure that
sight is not lost of the Communist
drive to penetrate the Middle East
at a time when we are strongly
involved in the Far East."
He revealed that the JWV Na-
tional executive committee will
take a first-hand look at the Com-
munist involvement in the Middle
East and Mediterranean this month
when the JWV body meets in
Israeli leaders and military offi-
cials will brief the Jewish veterans
not only on the massive Soviet re.

arming of radical Arab states but
also on the growing Russian naval



Committee Hopes
to Relocate Aged
in Dexter Area

A housing relocation committee

of the Jewish Family and Chil-
dren's Service is studying the pos-
sibilities of finding housing for
aged persons now living in the

area touched by riot last summer.
Many of those living in the riot-
affected area have expressed the
desire to move; they cannot walk
at night, and they are isolated

from shopping centers and houses
of worship.
The committee, under the chair-
manship of Joseph Garson, has
• • •
met with representatives of the
and county departments of
Dr. H. M. Sachar state
social welfare to discuss the cur-
rent shelter allowance and what
to Speak Here
can be done to increase the total
Historian Dr. Howard Morley income of those under public as-

Sachar will be featured by the De-
troit Alumni Chapter of Alpha
Omega Dental Fraternity, 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the Bnai David Syn-
agogue. Dr. Sachar's topic will be
"Where American Jewry Differs."
Dr. Bruce Hines, president of
the local chapter, invites the pub-
lic. The Detroit Women of Alpha
Omega will host the hospitality.
Refreshments will follow the lec-

Friday, February 9, 1968-33


sistance. Not only is housing in
northwest Detroit and Oak Park
usually not available, but the high-
er rentals cannot be met with the
allowance now given to aged per-

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sons on public assistance.
These aged residents in the
"Dexter area" are now being in-
terviewed to determine their needs,

and the resulting proposals will be
submitted to the board of the
JFCS and to the Jewish Welfare
Federation. It is believed there
are some 160 aged persons af-

CA.RIII Groups Plan
Feature Film Showing

Solomon Karst el n, (right,

prominent communal leader and
vice president of the Bloch Pub-
lishing Co. of New York, was hon-
ored by the Jewish National Fund
for his outstanding record of 40
years as a member of the national
board of directors of the JNF. He
was presented with a testimonial
plaque by Rabbi Mordecai Hirsh-

CARIB, Children's Asthma Re-
search Institute and Hospital, will
present a feature film Feb. 13 at
the Studio 8 Theater. "Live for
Life," an adult movie, in color,
stars Yves Montand and Candice
All proceeds will be used to aid
the hospital, a free, non-sectarian
facility at Denver, specializing in
allergy research and the rehabili-
tation of intractable asthmatic
children (those who do not respond
to conventional medication).
For tickets at box office prices
for the 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
performances, call Mrs. Louis
Weiss, UN 4-7172, or Mrs. Albert
Dunn, LI 8-7864.

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cy world executive and chairman City, was once marshland in the
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