Heschel to GetHeritageAward Bnai Brith Cites
NEW YORK — Dr. Abraham
Joshua Heschel, a foremost Jewish
scholar, was named recipient of
Bnai Brith's 1971 Jewish Heritage
Award for "excellence in Jewish
The $1,000 literary prize, estab-
lished in 1966 by Bnai Brith's com-
mission on'adult Jewish education,
is given annually to a writer who,
in his total works, "makes a posi-
tive contribution to contemporary
literature by his authentic inter-
pretation of Jewish life and values."
Presentation will be made to Dr.
Heschel at an awards luncheon
during the Bnai Brith commis-
sion's annual meeting, Feb. 21, in
A scholar of extraordinary range,
Dr. Heschel is professor of Jewish
ethics and mysticism at the Jew-
ish Theological Seminary of Amer-
ica and author of major works on
Jewish history, philosophy, mysti-
cism and religion. Outstanding
among them is a two-part opus,
"Man Is Not Alone" and "God
in Search of Man," on fundamental
problems of religion as they arise
for modern man.
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Other works in a literary career
spanning 35 years include "Maimo-
nides," "Man's Quest for God,"
"The Prophets," "The Earth Is
the Lord's," "Theology of Ancient
Judaism," "The Sabbath," "The
Insecurity of Freedom," "Israel:
an Echo of Eternity" and "Who
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JEWISH VOCATIONAI. SERVICE
ALFRED R. BOUNIN
Detroit Bnai Brith Men's Council,
insurance chairman for District 6
and a member of the national
adult Jewish education commis-
At the same time, it was recalled
in Zionist ranks that Bounin was
a member of the Jewish Legion
which fought in 1917-18 in Palestine
for the liberation of the Holy Land
and of Jerusalem, under General
Born and reared in London,
Bounin started singing in the syna-
gigue at age B. He began train-
ing for opera at 16 and studied at
the conservatory in Naples.
Urged by an operatic artist,
Bounin, who already had sung the
roles of Rigoletto and Germont,
came to the U.S. in 1914. He was
granted an audition, but the Met
impresario did not want a young.
English singer. It was the day of
the established European artist.
Bounin sang with the San Carlo
Opera and on the concert stage,
but when the U.S. entered the
First World War, Bounin joined
the Jewish Legion in late 1917. He
served with the 39th Battalion,
Royal Fusiliers. in the Egyptian
Expeditionary Forces under Gen-
After the armistice in 1918, Bon-
nie helped organize a concert party
which traveled throughout Egypt,
Palestine. Syria and Lebanon, per-
forming for the British and French
Upon return to the U.S. in 1920,
Bounin taught singing in Toledo,
and gave concerts. He entered the
automotive industry in Toledo and
advanced through the years to the
position of purchasing director.
Bounin came to ,i,ecroit m 1939
and worked with several com-
panies through 1941-1946. He en-
tered the insurance business and
is still active. He and his wife
have one daughter, two grandchil-
dren and four great-grandchildren.
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WASHINGTON—The 157 mem-
bers of Bnai Brith Women County
Chapter, St. Louis, were named
winners of the 1969-70 Sidney G.
Kusworm Award, highest citation
given a Bnai Brith group for com-
munity or veterans work.
County Chapter was selected
from among more than 2,500 Bnai
Brith and BBW units in North
It marks the first time the
award has gone- to a BBW group.
Licht Wins-in R.I.
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Offered by Bnai Brith
WASHINGTON — Bnai Brith is
making available three new Is-
raeli first-day stamp covers.
They commemorate the 50th an-
niversary of the Women's Interna-
tional Zionist Organization; the
Tel Aviv post office's 50th anni-
versary; and Ramla, Kfar Saba
and Nahariya, part of a series
honoring Israeli cities.
The three covers may be pur-
chased from the Bnai Brith Klutz-
nick Exhibit Hall, 1640 Rhode
Island N.W., Washington, D.C.
The WIZO cover is offered at 60
cents, the other two are 50 cents
each. A self-addressed stamped
envelope is requested with each
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Bnai Brith will sponsor a blood
bank 7-10 p.m. Monday and Tues-
Co-workers of nearly half a cen- day at Pepper School, Oak Park.
tury in the ranks of Bnai Brith ■ ■
extended high honors to Alfred H.
Bounin last Monday night on the
occasion of his 75th birthday.
Bounin, 19110 Beaverland, dates
his affiliation with Bnai Brith to
1916, when he joined in Toledo.
He came to Detroit in 1939, later
joining Pisgah while doing night
work at the Packard Motor Co.
LARGE SELECTION FOR CASUAL,
He was president of Pisgah and
AFTERNOON AND EVENING WEAR.
CENTENNIAL CHAPTER will
hold a cultural program, "After-
noon of Art" noon Dec. 1 at the
Art Institute. Luncheon will be
followed by a tour of the galleries.
A chartered bus will provide trans-
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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, November 20, 1970-31
Governor Frank Licht of Rhode Is-
ernor Frank Licht of Rhode Is-
land was conceded this week by
his opponent, the Republican candi-
date, Attorney General Herbert?.
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