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November 29, 1968 - Image 25

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-11-29

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Bar-Ilan Dinner Wednesday; Detroiters
Recall Its History and Early Pioneers

Dr. Max Jammer, president of
Bar-Ban University in Ramat Gan,
Israel, will be the guest speaker
next Wednesday at the annual din-
ner of Detroit Friends of the uni-
versity.
Joseph H. Jackier, general chair-
man of the dinner committee, will
be toastmaster.
Participants in the dinner pro-
gram will include Max M. Fisher,
Phillip Stollman, national chair-

Dr. Uri Schild, assistant lecturer in mathematics, is shown here
conducting a class in the Nusbaum Hall, dedicated in memory of the
late Abe Nusbaum and of Mrs. Laura Nusbaum, on the Bar-Ilan
campus.

Dr. Hershman

Dr. Churgin

man of American Friends of Bar-
Ilan, and Dr. Jacob E. Goldman,
who will be given a farewell at
this dinner prior to his leaving
Detroit to become vice president of
Xerox Corporation and to take up
residence in Rochester, N. Y.
A musical program will be given
by Cantor Simon Bermanis. The
current dinner was an occasion
for Zvi Tomkiewicz, executive di-
rector of the local Bar-Ilan office,
to recall the early history of De-
troiters' interest in the Israel uni-
versity.
Tomkiewicz recalled that even
before the university was estab-
lished in 1955, the late Dr. Pinkhos
Churgin, who became Bar-Ilan's
first president, came here and en-
listed the assistance of the late Dr.
A. M. Hershman in the project to
create the new university in the
name of the late Rabbi Meyer Ber-
lin who had changed his name
when he settled in Israel to Bar-
Ilan.
Prof. Samuel Levin was among
the first to enroll in the university's
behalf.
Then came a period during which
men like Abe Nusbaum, who was
the first Detroit chairman, the late
Daniel Temchin,
Irving Schlussel'
and Rabbi Morris
Adler became ac-
tive in the local
movement.
In all these
names, Tomkie-
wicz pointed out
the buildings and
classrooms have
been named at
the university,
and their memo-
ries "continue to
be honored in ap-
preciation of their
assistance to a
great cause." Tomkiewicx
Since then, many Detroit fami-
lies, under the leadership of the

Stollmans, have assisted in provid-
ing support for Bar-Ban.
The school began with a student
body of 75, and Tomkiewicz, was
among those who attended the first
ceremonial marking the opening of
the university. Now the university
has a student body of nearly 4,000
and 400 students have been en-
rolled from foreign countries. Dr,

Histadrut Budget Delayed
Finance Chief's Trip

TEL AVIV (ZINS) — Leaders of
the Histadrut are concerned that
the budget for 1969 . may be delay-
ed. The reason: Finance Secretary
Joshu Levy is out of the country.
Levy, who recently spent several
weeks in Canada and the United
States, returned to Israel and after
a few days again departed for
America. Because the budget is
late, the executive of the Histadrut
decided that the various depart-
ments of the organization should

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Group to Sing Traditional Melodies

A group of Lubavitch Hasidic singers and musicians prepares
for the concert 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Wayne State University Com-
munity Arts Auditorium, which will honor Louis E. Levitan of the
Detroit Israel Bond Organization. The concert is sponsored by Detroit
Friends of Chabad Lubavitch and Camp Gan Israel. Soloist will be
Cantor Samuel Heber of St. Louis. Rabbi Zalman Posner of Nashville,
will be the guest speaker. The Hasidic singers have issued six rec-
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Joseph Lookstein is chancellor and
prior to Dr. Jammer's elevation to
the presidency was the guiding
spirit of the school.
During his visit here, Dr. Jam-
mer will address the faculty of the
physics department of Wayne State
University on the subject "Philoso-
phical Implications of the Quan-
tum Theory."

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Detroiters Undertake to Construct
Technion Mechanical Engineering
Building; Pledge Initial $210,000

Pointing to the vital need at the
Israel Technion in Haifa of a
building for the expanding mech-
anical engineering field, Dr.
Alexander Goldberg, Technion
president, in his address at the
annual dinner of the Detroit chap-
ter of American Technion Society,
welcomed Detroit's participation in
this effort and expressed satisfac-
tion over the beginning made to
achieve the task.
Dr. Goldberg spoke at the din-
ner, attended by more than 350, at
the Shaarey Zedek, Nov. 21.
Richard Modell, chairman of
the campaign committee for the
new building, announced a num-
ber of large gifts and said the
amount towards a $1,000,000 goal
of assistance by Detroiters has
reached $210,000.
Sam Rich, president of the De-
troit Technion, told of the local
community's deep interest in the
project. He was assisted in chair-
ing the dinner program by Dr.
Jacob E. Goldman, who was hon-
ored by the society with a plaque
prior to his leaving Detroit to be-
come vice president of Xerox Cor-
poration.
Sigmund Rohlik was honored at
the dinner by being named "Out-
standing Member of the Year" and
was commended for his efforts, to-
gether with his wife, Sophie, in
behalf of Technion. Rohlik, in his
response, pledged continued labors
for the movement. He has already
enrolled 51 members in Detroit
Technion Society in recent months.
Dr. Goldberg called to the at-
tention of his audience the fact
that Technion is Israel's oldest
university, having graduated the
first engineer 42 years ago.

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Stating that Technion has just
opened its new term with 5,600 stu-
dents who are pursuing courses in
17 faculties and departments, Dr.
Goldberg said:
"In the next four years we are
going to increase the Technion
facilities by over 50 per cent. Some
of this increase is needed to bal-
ance up our facilities which grown
in the past in accordance with the
availability of funds from donors,
and partly in accordance with the
talents available in the various
departments and faculties. But the
major portion of the expansion is
needed for the increase of stu-
dents."
Dr. Goldberg noted that this
year the Technion board of gover-
nors decided to invite student rep-
resentation on the board, and that
he will recommend to the Senate
of the Technion the establishment
of a student-faculty committee.
The Technion will this year in-
augurate an institute of biomedi-
cal engineering sciences.
The 5,600 students at the Tech-
nion consists of 3,900 undergrad-
uate students and 1,700 graduate
students of whom 1,450 are pre-
paring for the degree of MS and
250 for the degree of doctor of
science.
At the Nov. Z1 dinner here.
Rabbi Irwin Groner gave the in-
vocation and Rabbi Milton I. Ro-
senbaum the benediction.

Joey Adams Heads
Kalamazoo Bond
Program Saturday

Entertainer Joey Adams, former
president of the American Guild
of Variety Artists, will head the
program at the tribute dinner hon-
oring the memory of Manuel Kon-
igsberg, 6:30 p.m. Saturday at In-
man's Restaurant, Galesburg. It
will be on behalf of State of Israel
Bonds.
Dr. Ben A. Appel is general
chairman of the Kalamazoo Com-
mittee for State of Israel Bonds.
James S. Gilmore Jr., former
mayor of Kalamazoo, will be toast-
master. Mrs. Konigsberg will be
presented with a plaque depicting
the Western Wall in Jerusalem, in
memory of her husband.
Adams, star of stage, radio, tele-
vision, and movies, has written
eight books.
Herman B. Lando is co-chair-
man, and Mrs. Lando is ticket
chairman. For reservations, call
her at 349-4947.

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