12—Friday, June 6, 1969
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Cohn Testimonial Event to Recognize Service
The friends and acquaintances serving until 1962. In 1961, the Jew- i He is married to the former
he has made through a lifetime of ish Welfare Federation conferred Sadie Levin. They have a son,
communal, city, county and state upon Cohn the coveted Fred M. Avern, who is an attorney; a
service, will gather 6:30 p.m. Butzel Memorial Award, and the daughter, Mrs. Rita Kogan; and
throughout the city as part of a Wednesday to honor Irwin I. Cohn, City of Detroit held an Honorary seven grandchildren.
tutorial program. The program has in whose name the testimonial din- Citizen—Irwin I. Cohn Day.
Guest speaker at the dinner k ill
A branch of the United Hebrew be Harry Golden, social critic,
also requested copies of books on ner by Jewish National Fund of
Schools in Livonia was named author and humorist.
Metropolitan Detroit will be held
Negro history and culture.
in honor of his parents, Samuel
The request of a Northwest at Cong. Shaarey Zedek.
and Maly, who came here front
David P. Zack, president of the
Detroit public school for assist-
Lithuania in 1880.
ance to its summer project of a JNF, announced that an Irwin I.
In September, the Charles Gross- !
tour of southern campuses for and Sadie Cohn Forest will be
possible college-bound students planted in Israel. Paul Zuckerman,
last year's honoree, is general State University, which houses
is also among the projects.
students of all denominations, will
In its memorandum to the select- chairman of this year's dinner dedicate its Jewish section in the
Urban Betterment Projects Listed
for Community Council Members
The Jewish Community Council
has made available to selected
member organizations a listing of
projects related to urban activities
which rely on citizen support for
The listing was developed as a
respon s e to several organizations
which had expressed an interest
and desire to be involved in some
form of urban activity.
Included in the listing is an
inner-city consumer research pro-
gram which attempts to sharpen
the buying skills of low-income
persons and to promote protective
legislation and better enforcement
of consumer protection laws.
Another project requires the use
of a bus to transport children to
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ed member groups, Avern L. Cohn.
chairman of Council's community
relations committee, and Mrs.
Julian Krolik, chairman of the ur-
ban affairs subcommittee, explain-
ed that in the course of its activi-
ties, the subcommittee has occa-
sion to review many projects that
are being carried on in the city.
Some of these are particularly
appropriate to interests expressed
by Council affiliates. Those that
the subcommittee felt were well
conceived were submitted for con-
sideration to interested organiza-
Organizations or individuals wish-
ing detailed information on any of
these projects may call Paul Tan-
ner at the Community Council of-
Coat, $175 a Cardinal
And we could go on and
on being a name dropper.
We know other stores
counselor of the Soviet Embassy
received a delegation of Jewish
students which came to protest the
treatment of the Jews in the Soviet
Union and assured them that
"Everything is all right with the
(Attempting to prove that there
was no need for demonstrations
and protests, he gave the students
a handful of official statements on
the status of the Jews in Russia.
Demonstrations were also held in
Geneva under the auspices of the
Union of Jewish Students in Switz-
erland. In Geneva, as here, the
demonstrations went off peace-
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A former member of the Wayne
County Board of Supervisors, Cohn
also served on the advisory com-
mittee of the United Foundation, as
president of the Urban League of
Detroit, president of the Michigan
Bnai Brith Hillel Foundation, and
vice president of the United He-
He was honored in 1966 at the
28th annual banquet of the Coun-
cil of Orthodox Rabbis of Detroit
for "outstanding and dedicated
leadership and a lifetime of charit-
able endeavors." Last year, Cohn
served as chairman of the Israel
Emergency Cash Mobilization
Campaign in Detroit. A former
chairman of the Allied Jewish
Campaign, he also headed the De-
troit Israel Bond Organization.
In 1949, he was appointed to the
Detroit House of Correction Com-
mission and returned to it in 1957.
Today, it said, the Soviet Un-
ion's 3,000,000 Jews are "pari-
ahs" suffering from the anti-
Semitism of the Soviet bureau-
(In Berne, Switzerland, the press
$4 a Puritan Mock Turtle.
A member of the City Plan
Commission of Detroit, Cohn also
serves as secretary of Sinai Hos-
pital and member of the board
of governors of the Jewish Wel-
SANTIAGO, Chile (JTA) — A
severe editorial condemnation of
Soviet anti-Semitism appeared last
week in La Nacion, a leading
Chilean government organ. The
paper traced the problem of anti-
Semitism in Russia from Czarist
days and found little difference in
its status today under the Commu-
The editorial quoted anti-Semitic
citations appearing in a book pub-
lished in Moscow in 1966 entitled
"Fundamental Questions of Scien-
tific Atheism." The paper gave de-
tails on the suppression of Jewish
life in the Soviet Union, beginning
with the closing of Jewish schools
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A native of Detroit, Cohn was
born Sept. 22, 1896, and reared
over a dry goods store his father
operated at Gratiot and Hastings.
After graduating from the Univer-
sity of Michigan in 1917, he work-
ed 11 years for a Detroit law firm.
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