THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
4B—Friday, September 17, 1971-
Judge J. M. Proskauer, Active in Public Life for 50 Years
NEW YORK (JTA) — Judge
Joseph Meyer Proskauer, philan-
thropist and political adviser, died
Friday at age 94.
For more than 50 years, Mr.
Proskauer was active in public
life. He served as New York State
ly, the lawyer worked closely with He was recipient of honorary
liberal elements in the church for degrees from Hebrew Union Col-
the passage by the Ecumenical lege, Dartmouth, Brandeis, New
Council Vatican II of its resolution York University and Fordham
absolving the Jewish people of University.
Israeli Foreign Minister Abba
blame for the death of Jesus.
From 1943 to 1949 Judge . Pros- Eban described Judge Proskauer
kauer was president of the Amer- as "a classic figure in American
ican Jewish Committee and at the Jewry" who "represented the
time of his death was honorary highest personal qualities of tol-
president. He was a trustee and erance, justice and truth together
former presideni of the Young with a strong American patriotism
Men's Hebrew Association of New and a frank and ardent devotion
York and a trustee and former to the Jewish people." Eban's
president of the Federation of statement was read at Temple
Jewish_ Philanthropies. Emanu-El during funeral services.
PRESCRIPTION OPTICAL CO.
Sigmund Rohlik, Hebrew Schools,
Technion Benefactor, Dies at Age 81
Sigmund Rohlik, founder and
president of Rohlik Co. leather
goods, manufacturing and dis-
tributing firm, and supporter of
m any important philanthropic
causes, died Sun-
day at age 81.
were held Sun-
day at Hebrew
his wife, Sophie;
a brother, Julius;
and two sisters, .
Mrs. Celia Cohn
and Mrs. Peter
He was a generous contributor
to the United Hebrew Schools, and
the newest school structure on 12
Mile Road was named the Rohlik
JUDGE JOSEPH PROSKAUER
Supreme Court justice from 1923
to 1930 and was a member of the
New York Charter Revision Com-
mittee and chairman of the New
York State' Crime Commission
from 1951 to 1953.
Born in Mobile, Mr. Proskauer
Mr. Rohl& gained additional
served as consultant to the Amer-
recognition. for a project he init-
ican delegation at the United Na-
iated to provide kosher Sabbath
tions Conference in San Francisco
meals for aged in nursing homes.
ix 1945 and was instrumental in
securing the adoption of the hu-
Among his affiliations are mem-
man rights provisions in the UN
berships in Cong. Beth Achim,
Keidan Lodge of Bnai Brith,
Zionist Organization of Detroit,
In INS, he testified before the
and ORT Men's Chapter.
Anglo-American Commission of
Inquiry into the Palestinian
Coming to this country from
question and proposed a compre-
Austria - in 1937, Mr. Rohl& be-
hensive four-point program deal-
friended the late Fred M. Butzel
ing with all phases of the prob- Legislature Cites
and Judge Theodoie Levin and he
lem. The commission's recom-
frequently honored them with tree
mendations paralleled those put Shevitz Memory
planting in the Jewish National
forward by Mr. Proskauer.
Fund forests in Israel. He was
During the 1920s, Mr. Proskauer
The Michigan Legislature last founder and president of Rohlik,
was a key political - adviser to week paid official tribute to the Inc., leather goods, at 7777 Cort-
Alfred E. Smith when he was late Sidney Shevitz. Mr. Shevitz land.
running for President. Subsequent- died on Aug. - 25.
By unanimous vote, the State
Senate adopted a concurrent me- Rose Levy; 50 Years
Lew Schwartz, Founder morial resolution in recognition a Member of Beth El
of Mr. Shevitz's accomplishments.
of Publishing Firm
Rose J. Levy, a member of
House of Representatives Temple
NEW YORK — Lew Schwartz, The
Beth El for more than
founder and former president of
years, died Sept. 10 at age 86.
The resolution was sponsored by 50 Mrs..
Abelard-Schuman, Ltd., book pub- State
Levy, 23105 Providence,
Sen. Jack Faxon. Also named Southfield,
lishers, died Sunday in an Fran- as co-sponsors
a lifelong Detroiter.
were Sens. Basil A graduate was
cisco while on a business trip. He W. Brown, Daniel
of Michigan Normal
S. Cooper, University, she
taught in the Lan-
George S. Fitzgerald, Michael sing public schools.
A native of Montreal, where he O'Brien,
worked at one time as executive Democrats; and Sens. Philip Pit-
She was a member of the
director of the Federation of Jew- tenger,
Beth El Sisterhood, Wom-
Vander Laan and Temple
ish Charities, Mr. Schwartz came Charles Robert
American ORT, Hadassah and
to the U. S. in 1934.
Council of Jewish
The resolution takes note of Women.
He. organized Abelard Press in Mr.
Shevitz's deep involvement
1948, and it later became Abelard- in
sister, Mrs. Her-
the affairs of the Jewish com- man (Mayme) Marks;
Schuman, Ltd., with branches in munity
and as a fighter for Is- nephews.
London and Canada. He sold the rael.
business two years ago. At his
The resolution also takes note of
death, he headed publishing com- Mr.
Shevitz's deep commitment to Schloss Old Timers
panies for trade papers and books. equal
opportunity for all persons.
He served as the first chairman to Hold Memorial
The Hannah Schloss Old Timers
of the Michigan State Fair Em-
Zand at U. of M.
annual memorial service will be
Prof. Mikhail Zand, a new ployment
Shevitz later was appointed held 8 p.m. Thursday at the
emigre to Israel from the Soviet to Mr.
the Michigan Civil Rights Com- Jewish Center, Harry Pliskow,
Union whose efforts to leave the mission
and served as co-chairMan president, and Harry T. Madison,
USSR made international head-
chairman for the memorial serv-
lines, is in Ann Arbor this week- of that agency since its inception. ices, announce.
end for several appearances.
Rabbi Leon Fram of Temple
He was scheduled to address Murray Fischer, Owner Israel will deliver the main' ad-
colleagues on his field of expertise, of Contracting Firm
dress, and Cantor Harold Orbach
oriental languages, Thursday. This
Murray Fischer, owner of Bea- will chant the El Mole - Rahamim.
evening, he is to speak before
. Friends are invited to the serv-
a combined .congregation of Ann con Electric Co. and an electrical ice honoring deceased members
Arbor's Reform and Conservative contractor, died Monday at age 62. and to visit the Old Timers Me-
Mr. Fischer, 12951 Oak Park
synagogues. He taped an interview
morial Room at the Center.
in Detroit for the "In Contact" Blvd., Oak Park, was a member
Refreshments will be served
radio show. For the holidays, he of Cong. Beth Abraham, Louis following the service.
will be staying with Dr. and Mrs. Marshall Lodge of Bnai Brith and
Mosaic Lodge of the Masons. He
Herbert Paper in Ann Arbor.
was born in Poland, came to the Upholsterer Mr. Bernstein
Max Bernstein, owner of Para-
A 60th birthday testimonial hon- U.S. 53 years ago and lived in the
area 12 years.
mount Upholstering Co., 19616 Ply-
oring Los Angeles industrialist-
Survivors are his wife, Terrie; mouth, for 33 years, died Monday
philanthropist ISADORE FAMI-
LIAM will be held- Dec. 5 at the a son, Irving; a daughter, Mrs. at age 65.
Mr. Bernstein, 23670 Carriage
Century Plaza Hotel there, spon- Stuart (Ronnie) Sinai; two sis-
sored by the City of Hope. Funds ters, Mrs. Esther Gottfried of Hill, Southfield, was a native of
will he sought that evening to help Brooklyn and Mrs. Rachel Fish of Rochester, N. Y. He was a member
build a new $2,000,000 children's New York City; and six grandchil- of Craftsman Lodge of the Masons.
Survivors are his wife, Ann; a
hospital building at the City of dren.
son, Michael; a daughter, Mrs.
Hopd Medical Center. Familian is
A great many people use faulty Douglas (Linda) Bryce; and three
group vice president. His gift gave
initial impetus to the fund-raising English without knowing it. Ain't brothers, Samuel, Benjamin and
Equally generous in his gifts to
the Detroit Chapter of American
Technion Society, Mr. Rohlik was
honored at the Haifa Technion
with a structural plaque bearing
Among his major gifts was a
$100,000 grant for scholarships
to Wayne State University, for
which he was honored by the
university's president two years
• ft a an d
Con g rega t to
Jacob E. Segel
Israel I. Halpern.
Benjamin H. Gemilick
Joel .1. Lithe
A. Irving Schnipper
Mordecai Helmut, -
Julius E. Allen
Dr. Maurice M. Silverman
Solomon H. Gruskin
Lubavitcher Center __Jacob Kranz
IN Mogen Abraham
S. P. Wohlgelemter
E4 Shaarey Shomayim
Leo Y. Goldman .
Dr. Max 'Lichter
EE Shomrey Entunah
Temple Beth El
Dr. Richard C. Hertz ....Robert P4. Canvasser
Leon From, Robert Symp ...Bernard E. Linden
1:1 Temple -Emari-EI
ER Young Israel
Greenfield Samuel H. Preto
James 1. Gordon.
David I. Berrie
IRA FEINBERG HENRY LEVY DR. ARIEH PLOTKIN
David L Bevis, David J. Cohen, Judge .Lawrence Gubstiv, Judge
Charles Kaufman, Judge Ira G. Kaufman, Judge Nathan J. Kaufman,
Louis Levine, Councilman • Mel Ravitz, Rabbi_ Jacob E. Segal, Max
Sosin, William J. Weinstein, Mel
CONGREGATIONAL AND HIGH HOLY DAY COUNCIL
MORRIS J. BRANDWINE
JUDGE NATHAN .1. KAUFMAN
In addition to Speakers, Presidents and Rabbis of
Participating Congregations, the committee includes:
Cantor Shabtai Ackerman, Cantor Hyman J. Adler, Cantor Simon
Bermanis, Norman Black., Hyman M. Beale, Norman Cottle., Jonas
Dworin, Isaac M. Faxstein, Dr. Manuel Feldman, William Genser,
Nathaniel H. Goldstick, Joe Gorman; Menashe Hear, - Morris !Corbel,
Joseph Katchke, Samuel Katkin; Karl KatkowskY, Sam Keefer, Otto
ri Kaufman, Cantor Louis kin,' Harry Killtenow, Jack Kraizman, Sol
Lessman, William Liberson, -Hyman Lipsitz, Jake Moskovitx, Max
Nosanchuck, Abraham Pasternak, Samuel Platt, - Dr. and Mrs. Harry
Hi Portnoy, N. P. Rouen, Julius Rotenberg“charlesRuben, Dr. Robert
Schleif, David . Schoichit, Jack Shenknstur, Sherr, Joseph
Shifman, Mendel Shifman, Simon Shifnian,'Harold Sable, -Rabbi Joshua
Sperka, Max Stoilmon, Herman Straisburger, Meyer Terebelo, Henry
Thumin, Zvi Tomkiewicz„