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February 27, 1970 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-02-27

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5 Allied Campaign Meetings This Week

Five fund-raising meetings of
the Allied Jewish Campaign-Israel
Emergency Fund are scheduled for
the coming week.
Zvi Kolitz, r

author, jour-
nalist and

award-winning
theatrical pro-
ducer, will ad-
dress the
Mercantile Di-
vision's Pace-
Setters cock-
tail party for
husbands and
wives 8 p.m.
Tuesday, at
Town and Holitz
Country Club. Marvin I. Danto
and Benjamin H. Frank, division
chairman, made the announce-
ment.
Long prominent in Israel's politi-
cal and literary life, Kolitz was
co-producer of "The Deputy," an
award-winning play, and produced
Israel's first major motion-picture
"Hill 24 Doesn't Answer," which
received international recognition.
Among the leaders in the mer-
cantile division are Norman H. Ro-
senfeld, Ernest J. Schwartz and
Norman Wachler, associate chair-
men; and Max J. Pincus and Stan-
ley J. Winkelman, pre-campaign
chairmen.
Two sections of the Professional
Division will also hold meetings in
the next few days. At 10 a.m. Sun-
day the Optometrists Section will
meet for brunch at Town and
Country Club, Dr. Joseph Orent,
chairman, announced. Dr. Henry
Spiro, ophthalmologist consultant
to Medical Check Up, Inc., will
present an illustrated lecture,
"Computerized Health Care and
the Optometrist."

Katsh Jubilee Book
Published in Israel

"The Abraham I. Katsh Jubilee
Book" in honor of the 60th birthday
of the Judaica scholar, educator
and author, was published this
week in Jerusalem by the firm r.f
Hotzaat Machbarot Lesifrut. The
dedicatory book, which is the work
of former students who now reside
in Israel, also marks the 60th anni-
versary of Dropsie University, of
which Dr. Katsh is president.
The "Jubilee Book" was edited
by Dr. Jacob ben-Yosef of the
department of education in the
city of Tel Aviv. Dr. ben-Yosef,
as did all the other contributors
to the volume, received their doc-
torate degrees under Dr. Katsh
when he was director of the Insti-
tute of Hebrew Studies in the
graduate school at New York
University before coming to
Dropsie.
The book, written entirely in
Hebrew, deals with Dr. Katsh's
pioneer efforts in establishing mod-
ern Hebrew for the first time as an
accredited course in an American
university; his many visits to the
USSR where he was permitted to
microfilm several thousand manu-
scripts and rare documents of
Judaica which until then had been
unavailable to Western scholars;
his pioneering educational efforts
in Israel beginning in 1947, when
he brought the first group of Amer-
ican professors and students to that
country; and his long associations
with David Ben-Gurion, President
Zahnan Shazar, Prime Minister
Golds Meir and other Israel rab-
binical, and governmental leaders.
One section includes a selection
of articles which Dr. Katsh had
written for various scholarly pub-
lications throughout the years; and
another is devoted to special con-
gratulatory articles written by a
number of scholars who were
among his students.

William Wordsworth
In his youth, Wordsworth sympa-
thized with the French Revolution,
went to France, wrote good poetry,
and had a natural daughter. At this
period, he was a "bad" man. Then
he became "good," abandoned his
daughter, adopted correct princi-
ples, and wrote bad poetry.

Dr. Paul Charles Feinberg Is
co-chairman of the section, and
Dr. Robert Feldman, Dr. E. Leon
Firestone, Dr. Morey H. Firestone,
Dr. Ernest M. Gaynes and Dr.
Ben B. Ravitz are advisors.
The Dentists Section will hold its
annual dinner for husbands and
wives, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday
at Cong. Bnai Moshe, ac-
cording to Dr.
Max G. Aiken,
chairman.
Dr. Allen Pol-
lack, his torian,
author, r e n own
authority on Sov-
iet Russia a n d
executive secre-
tary of American
Professors for
Peace in the Mid-
dle East, will be
Pollack
the guest speaker. Dr. Jack J.
Freedland is co-chairman of the
section.
The Educational Services Sec-
tion will have an assignment and
orientation luncheon meetin g,
12:45 p.m. Sunday at Greenfield
Restaurant, Oak Park, Dr. William
Wattenberg, chairman, announced.
A film of the Telstar broadcast
from Israel, featuring Prime Mini-
ster Golda Meir, General Moshe
Dayan and Abba Eban, will be
shown.

• • •

Sol Drachler, assistant director
of the Jewish Welfare Federation,
will report on the Detroit mission
to Israel.
Additional section leaders in-
clude Dr. George Barahal and
Samuel Milan, co-chairman; and
Dr. Norman Drachler, Dr. Huldah
Fine, Dr. Arnold Glovinsky and
Abe Gornbein, advisors.
The Women's Division is plan-
ning a briefing meeting for all
workers in its Phonogift Motor
Corps, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in
the youth lounge of Shaarey Ze-
dek. The Phonogift under the lead-
ership of Mrs. Oscar U. Band,
chairman, is the women's division's
special annual drive to reach 10,-
000 Detroit area Jewish women.
Mrs. George M. Stutz is chair-
man of the motor corps which is
charged with the responsibility of
collecting the pledges that have
been solicited by the volunteers
manning the telephones. Working
with Mrs. Stutz are Mrs. Julien
Priver, advisor; Mrs. Jack B.
Mickel and Mrs. George Gantz, De-
troit chairmen, and Mrs. Norman
L. Ross and Mrs. Warren Green-
stone, suburban chairmen. Mrs.
Mitchell Mandeberg is co-chairman
of Phonogift. Mrs. Joseph H. Jack-
ier is president of the women's
division and Mrs. Max Stollman is
campaign chairman.

• • •

Food Division Chairman Chosen

Two additional Allied Jewish
Campaign-Israel Emergency divi-
sion chairmen were announced by
the general chairman of the trades
and professional divisions, Paul
Broder.
Harvey L. Weisberg will direct
the fund-raising efforts of the food
division for the second consecutive
year. Executive vice president of
Chatham Food Markets, Weisberg

board of Federation and a member
of Tamarack Hills Authority, com-
munity relations division and the
Detroit Service Group. He is a past
recipient of the Frank A. Wetsman
Award for young leadership.
Morton Feigenson, Sol G. Kurtz-
man and Irvin Meckler have been
appointed co-chairmen of the food
division.
Other leadership assignments in
the real estate and building section
are Irving Seligman, co-chairman.
and Edgar M. Fenton, Sidney
Kaye, Alfred W. Keats and Jack
Shenkman, associate chairmen.

THE DETROIT IEWPSH NEWS

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fered in the past, mainly over the
Middle East, agreed here to hold
regular consultations as "a way
to share our concerns in an or-
ganized manner instead of hap-
hazardly, as in the past."

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