Samuel H. Rubiner, Former Federation
President, MB Leader, Dies at Age 70
Samuel H. Rubiner, a past presi-
dent of the Jewish Welfare Federa-
tion of Detroit died Monday in the
Southfield Nursing Home after a
Funeral services were held at
Kaufman Chapel Tuesday after-
Surviving are his. wife, Dorothy;
son, Allen; two daughters,
held were: presidency of Detroit
Jewish Community Center and
Midwest section of National Jew-
ish Welfare Board; membership on
boards of United Jewish Charities,
Detroit Service Group, Jewish Hos-
pital Association and American In-
stitute of Banking, United Health
and Welfare Fund of Michigan,
United Community Services, Metro-
politan USO, United Foundation,
United Negro Fund, Metropolitan
Building Fund, Detroit Real Estate
Board, Detroit and Michigan Bar
Associations, Hannah Schloss Old
Timers, Clover Hill Park Ceme-
He was for 25 years secretary
and member of the board of Cun-
ningham Drug Stores.
He was chairman or the Army
and Navy Committee during
• World War II and with the late
Fred IL Rubel he conducted
services at various camps and
encampments in Michigan.
Mr. Rubiner was a former presi-
dent of Standard Club and Frank-
lin Hills Country Club.
SAMUEL H. RUBINER
He visited Israel three times and
anne of Huntington Beach, Calif., was deeply devoted to the causes
and Mrs. Kathryn Ginsberg; three in support and defense of IsraeL
Noted for his oratory, he was for
brothers, two sisters and seven
many years in demand as a public
Mr. Rubiner practiced law, with
a Southfield office at 606 North-
land Tower East.
Max Schuster, 73,
In 1956, Mr. Rainer was
awarded the Fred M. Butsel Publisher, Co-founder
Award. He had held many Im- of Simon-Schuster
portant local, state and national
NEW YORK (AP)—Max Lin-
posts and was a former vice coln Schuster, co-founder of the
president of the Jewish Welfare Simon & Schuster publishing house
and one of the men who made
Born in Grand Rapids, Oct. 30, paperbacks into a multi-million.
1900, he was brought to Detroit dollar industry, died in his home
at an early age by his parents, here Monday. He was 73.
Born in Austria of American
Abraham Joseph and Mary Shet-
parents, Schuster was brought to
He studied in the United Hebrew this country at the age of six
Schools and later became an active weeks. He was a newsman before
member of the school board. He 1924, when he founded Simon &
was graduated from Bishop Union Schuster with Richard L. Simon,
School, Detroit Business Univer- who died in 1960.
Sem-retired since 1966, when
sity, Central High School and De-
he sold his interest in the pub-
troit College of Law.
He loved to conduct synagogue lishing house for a reported
services, was in the choirs of $2,000,000, Schuster 'was active in
noted cantors, Including Joseph a publishing and editorial re-
Rosenblatt, M. Roffman and oth- search partnership with his wife,
ers, and traditionally was given the former Ray Haskell.
pulpit honors on Holy Days at
Camp Job Applications
Among the important posts he Soar as Economy Dips
Joseph Bing, Owner
of Safe Company, 71
Joseph S. Bing, owner and opera-
tor of Julius Bing Safe Co., Inc.,
8028 W. McNichols, for the past 40
years, died Monday at age 71.
Mr. Bing, 23300 Providence,
Southfield, was a lifelong member
of Temple Beth El and a member
of Great Lakes Club, Ashlar Lodge
of the Masons, Bnai Brith and De-
troit Service Club. He was a native
Surviving are his wife, Margold;
two daughters, Mrs. Martin (Sally)
Kohlenberg and Mrs. Henry
(Janet) Moses; a sister, Mrs. Fred
(Mignon) Ginsburg; and four
I In Memoriam I
In loving memory of my be-
loved husband, father and grand
father, Meyer Finkel. Twelve
years since we have lost you, you
are always in my heart. You'll
never be forgotten. Your loving
wife Anna and family.
The Family of the Late
Acknowledges with grate-
ful appreciation the many
kind expressions of sym-
pathy extended by rela-
tives and friends during
the family's recent be-
Black Jews Plan
ATLANTIC CITY (JTA)--A black
rabbi, who recently visited Israel
with several members of his con-
gregation, has announced the in-
tentions of his group to emigrate
there in the near future.
Rabbi Abel Respes, spiritual
leader of Temple Adat Beyt Mo-
sheh, located in Elwood, a small
community near here, said that
approximately 50 black Jews were
planning to make the journey.
"In Israel," he said, "I felt we
were all 'Yehudim'—all Jews—and
there was no distinction in this
because of color, in many ways,
we greatly resembled the Oriental
segment there, who comprise at
least one-fourth of the population."
The 50-year-old rabbi said he
has met Jews of his race from
Morocco and Yemen who treated
him as a "brother." Rabbi Respes
said that his congregants were
particularly interested that their
children grow up as Jews in IsraeL
Rabbi Respes stated his group is
prepared to undergo ritual conver-
sion should the Orthodox authori-
ties in Israel so demand.
He noted that the black Jews
from Chicago, who recently emi-
grated to Israel and settled in
Dimona, have encountered great
hardships because of their refusal
to fulfill requirements imposed by
Orthodox Judaism. "Although we
firmly believe we are true Jews,"
declared Rabbi Respes, "we will
readily consent to undergo ritual
conversion, as long as this will
guarantee acceptance into the Jew-
Meanwhile, the charge of
"racism" leveled by a Conserva-
tive Jewish leader, Rabbi Wolfe
Heiman, executive . vice presi-
dent of the Rabbinical Assembly,
against those who "contend that
a halakhic question applies to
black Jews only and not to white
Jews," was rejected by Rabbi
Moshe Sherer, executive presi-
dent of Agudath Israel of Ameri-
ca, national Orthodox movement,
as "insulting and totally devoid
Rabbi Sherer pointed out that the
original claim that most of the
American Blacks who call them-
selves Jews have "no legitimate
claim to Jewishness whatsoever"
was made by a converted black
Jew, Robert Coleman and was
based on years of study. Rabbi
Kelman's charge was made in a
statement to the Jewish Telegra-
Rabbi Sherer scored the Con-
servative rabbinical leader for "im-
porting to the United States the
'Who is a Jew' controversy that
raged in Israel for many months,
by insisting that when one 'says
he is Jewish, it should be accepted'
—the same position taken by the
anti-Orthodox in the Holy Land."
"The epithet 'racist' will not de-
ter Orthodox Jews from insisting
that a strict halakhic yardstick be
applied to every case of question-
able Jewishness, regardless of
color. In the light of the serious
accusations made by converted
black Jews and experts about the
authenticity of black Jews, their
Jewish identity must be based
upon halakhic proof," the Ortho-
dox leader declared.
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
SAMUEL BRATT, former De-
troiter of Hollywood, Fla., died
Dec. 19. He leaves two brothers,
Dr. Benjamin Brett and Dr. Louis
(Sonny); and two sisters, Mrs.
David (Sadie) Freedman and
Rose. Interment Hollywood.
• • •
LENA COOPERSTEIN, former
Detroiter of California, died Dec.
18. Survived by a son, Nathan;
two daughters, Mrs. Milton (Ce-
lia) Newman and Mrs. Sheldon
(Anne) Loewy of Detroit; and
• • •
LEWIS W. FUNK, 59 Seward,
died Dec. 23. He leaves a daugh-
ter, Susan; and a brother, Jack.
BEATRICE GOLDBERG, 16644
Washburn, died Dec. 20. Survived
by a son, Harold; a daughter, Mrs.
Roslyn Shafkind; two grandchil-
dren and five great-grandchildren.
SAMUEL KADISH, of Brooklyn,
died Dec. 20. He leaves his wife.
Billie; two sons, Barry and Garry;
a brother, Isadore; and three sis-
ters, Mrs. Morris (Goldie) Adler
of Detroit, Mrs. Sol Meltzer and
Mrs. Rose Wagner. Interment
MINNIE NEWMAN, 13210 Dart-
mouth, Oak Park, died Dec. 23.
She leaves her husband, Joseph; a
son, Melvyn; a daughter, Mrs.
Jerome (Sharon) Horwitz; one sis-
ter and two grandchildren.
• • •
BEATRICE SCHONFELD, 19000
Fenton, died Dec. 19. Survived by
her husband, Maurice; two sons,
William I. of Dayton and Arnold
of Los Angeles; two daughters,
Mrs. Helene Westerman and Mrs.
Arthur (Rose) Ross of Encino; 11
grandchildren and one great-grand-
• • •
SAM SCHWARTZ, 15404 North-
gate, Oak Park, died Dec. 20. Sur-
vived by his wife, Rose; two sons,
Anna Stein, Age 70
Anna Stein, active member of
many Jewish philanthropic organ-
izations, died Dec. 19 at age 70.
She was a member of Child
Rescue Women, City of Hope, Pio-
neer Women, Bnai Brith, Odessa,
Lachowitcher and' Zhitomir so
cieties. She was born in Russia.
Survivors are her husband
Ralph, 13334 Bergman, Hunting-
ton Woods; a son, Jerry; a daugh-
ter, Mrs. Sylvia Brandman; two
brothers, Isadore Olshansky and
Sam Olshansky; three sisters, Mrs.
Jacob (Rose) Kogan of Miami
Beach, Mrs. Sam (Minnie) Such-
man and Mrs. Clyde (Mollie)
Boyd and five grandchildren.
NEW YORK (JTA) The Federa-
tion Employment and Guidance
Service began this week its annual
hunt for young people to serve as
counselors at summer resident
camps and city day camps with
indications that, because of the
current business recession, the
search would be easier for the
coming summer than it was for
the 1970 camp season. More than
1,000 counselors are being sought
again to fill positions at the 53
country resident camps and city
day camps conducted by the Fed-
eration of Jewish Philanthropies.
Wife of Medical Prof
The FEGS opened a special
SAN FRANCISCO—Ethel Soko-
placement service in its Manhattan
low, actress and wife of Maurice
office this week. Melvin Freeman.
Sokolow, professor of medicine at
FEGS assistant executive director,
the University of California Medi-
said that there had been an indica-
cal Center, died Tuesday at age
tion of interest even at this early
stage In the search. He said it
appeared that Jewish young people
had reacted to recurrent news re-
, A. Deitcn
ports of rising unemployment by
deciding that, if they wanted em-
ployment for the coming summer, Commonwealth Head
available opportunities should be
NEW YORK—Lawrence Beren-
11 1,4 ■ 1,
son, former president of Palestine
Securities, Inc., and director of
Aiafat's Car Explodes; Zion Commonwealth, died here
at age 79. He was one-
MONUMENT aura, INC
Harm to Hhn Unknown Tuesday
time consul * to the Republic of
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JERUSALEM (JTA) —The car Cuba..
114 Blocks a. of Woodward
of El Fatah leader Yassir Arafat
Elks from 3 Jewish
exploded and burned in Jordan,
Cemeteries at Woodward
Of all the substitutes, a substi-
according to a Jerusalem radio re- tute speaker is the worst.—Kin
port quoting Egypt's Middle East Hubbard
The report, attributed to an El
Fatah spokesman in Jordan, did
not say whether Arafat was in-
jured or whether he was in the
7e4tA tt W tet.faocegtz
car at the time. According to the
MENA report, the gasoline tank
exploded, setting off hand grenades
In the car.
Friday, December 25, 1970-39
Martin and Leonard; four brothers
and three sisters.
ELMER SLUTZKY, 11501 Petos-
key, died Dec. 20. No survivors.
• • •
ELIA WEINER, 15066 Burton,
Oak Park, died Dec. 23. Survived
by three sons, Meyer, Morris and
Nathan; a daughter, Mrs. Gerald
(Alice) Goldin; one brother, one
sister and five grandchildren.
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dying of Mishnayes.
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