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February 13, 1970 - Image 31

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-02-13

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People Make News

Paul Bernick, executive director
of the American ORT Federation,
has been elected chairman of the
American Council of Voluntary
Agencies in For-
eign Service, co-
ordinating serv-
ice unit for 43
voluntary agen-
cies registered
with the U.S. State
Department f o r
their service op-
erations abroad.
Bernick has been
secretary of the
council for many
years, was chair-
man of its pro-
gram and policy
committee and
of the architects Bernick
of its U.S. government -f u n d e d
Technical Assistance Clearing
House.
• * •
Dr. ROBERT GORDIS, scholar,
author and teacher in the field of
Jewish affairs, has been appointed
editor of Judaism, a quarterly
journal of Jewish religious life and
thought published by the American
Jewish Congress. Rabbi Arthur J.
Lelyveld of Cleveland, president of
the AJC, announced the appoint-
ment, along with that of Rabbi
DAVID WOLF SILVERMAN, direc-
tor of special education at the Jew-
iesh Theological Seminary, as
managing editior of the magazine.
Dr. Gordis, a former president of
the Synagogue Council of America
and of the Rabbinical Assembly,
will continued as professor of Bible
at the Jewish Theological Seminary
and professor of religion at Temple
University in Philadelphia.
• *
New president of Michigan Press
Association is JIM BROWN, vice
president of Panax newspaper
group. His grandfather, Vernon J.
Brown, was president of MPA in
1933, and his father, Nelson, was a
member of the board of directors
in 1955. All were publishers of the
Ingham County News in Mason.

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Valter Poole, associate conduc-
tor of the Detroit Symphony Or-
chestra, will retire from his post
at the end of the
symphony's 1970
summer concert
activities. Poole,
w h o celebrated
his 67th birthday
on Feb. 6, said
that he would
- continue to be 01
Poole "service to the
art of music" despite having
passed the usual retirement age .
He said he will continue to live in
Detroit, remaining as a professor
of music at Wayne State Univer-
sity while also devoting himself to
guest conducting and other musical
interests.
* *

VICTOR ZAGER of Bellmore,
Long Island, has been named
chairman of the 1970 international
convention of the World Council of
Synagogues, to take place June
22-25, in Israel.
• *

DAVID HIRSCH, editor for 40
years of the American Zionist,
magazine of the Zionist Organiza-
tion of America, has retired and
been named editor emeritus. He
will continue as editor of the ZOA
in Review and serve as part-time
consultant. Replacing Hirsch as
editor is Dr. ELIAS COOPER, as-
sociate editor of the American
Zionist.
* a *

Announcement of the election of
JOSEPH M. TANENBAUM of To-
ronto to the board of directors of
the Jewish Telegraphic Agency
was made by Robert H. Arnow,
president. Tanenbaum, an indus-
trialist and philanthropist, is one
of the active younger leaders be-
ing developed by the Canadian
Jewish community.
* * *

NEHAMA LIFSHITZ, the Rus-
sian-born Israeli folk singer, per-
formed at a benefit concert at the
Royal Festival Hall, London, on
behalf of four British and Israeli
institutions. The proceeds of the
concert will go to Youth Aliya, the
Central British Fund, the National
Maritime Museum in Haifa and
the Cardiological Pediatric Center
in Jerusalem.
* * *

Mayor JOHN V. LINDSAY of
New York will be a principal
speaker at the international in-
augural conference for Israel
Bondes, meeting, Feb. 26-March
1 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in
Miami Beach.
* * *

Harold Trobe, Joint Distribution
Committee director-general in Is-
rael, will arrive in the United
States Sunday for a month-long
tour of American Jewish com-
munities, it was announced by
Samuel L. Haber, JDC executive
vice-chairman. A veteran of more
than 20 years of
overseas service
with the JDC,
Trobe will report
on recent devel-
opments in Israel
and other areas
of JDC operation.
Trobe will be the
first of several
JDC overseas
workers who will
report to Ameri-
can Jewish corn-
munities on Jew-
Trobe
ish needs abroad and JDC efforts
to meet them.
a * *

Congressman JACK McDONALD
(Rep.-19th District) has announced
the appointment of JOHN M. SIVI-
TER to the position of director of
the Livonia District Census Office.
Siviter will coordinate the hiring
and training of over 400 people
who will compile the census for
the northwestern Wayne and south-
western Oakland County areas.

Several promotions and the crea-
tion of two new positions have
been announced by Citrin Oil Co.,
ROBERT M. CITRIN, formerly
assistant seereatry, has been elect-
ed secretary. CHARLES N. MAS-
KILL has been appointed control-
ler. JOHN P. ALGER was named
property accountant.

The American Jewish Congress

recently announced the establish-
ment of a national commission on

urban affairs "to mobilize a new
attack on
problem of the
cities through
joint efforts of
labor leaders, col-
lege professors"
and the working
poor among Ne-
groes, Jews and
other racial and
ethnic groups."
Richard Ravitch,
president of
the New York
City Citizens'
Housing and Plan-
ning Council, will
Ravitch
serve as chair-
man of the commission, according
to an announcement by Rabbi Ar-
thur J. Lelyveld, AJCongress presi
dent.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, February 13, 1970-31

Dr. Kahana Compiles Jewish Legends

There is a special section de-
Dr. S. Z. Kahana, director of the
t Y
Yom a HA
zmau t an d
Israel ministry of religious affairs, vo t ed to
is a researcher in legendary and folklore relating to ethical teach-
parable. literature. He has written ings.
extensively about Jewish fables
and continues to gather and pub-
lish legends relating to Jewry and
the ancient folklore of Israel.

Mrs. S. Leibick

"Legends of Israel," which were
edited by Leo Gartenberg, is his
latest book published in Israel.
This is one of his English language
books. Many of his works are in
' Hebrew.
In the current one, Rabbi Ka-
hana, who stems from an illustri-
ous Jewish family of scholars and
rabbis, has included tales about
holidays, sages, customs and cere-
monials.

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housing ministry officials are ex-
amining the possibility of using
cars trailers to alleviate the short-
age of housing for new immigrants.
Mobile homes could offer a use-
ful temporary solution since short-
ages of permanent accommodation
are expected to continue for some
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chairman of the Council of Eco-
nomic Advisers during the 'Tru-
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week the nation has moved into
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NEW YORK — Nine Jewish or-
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Emergency Detention Act.
They did so through their co-
ti
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