ABE H. BLUMBERG, former
Detroiter of Los Angels; diedDec.
16. Survived by his wife, Helen;
a son, Dr. Edwin C. Blumberg of
Detroit; three brothers, one sister
and five grandchildren.
• * *
NATHAN BRISKIN, former De-
troiter of Scotia, N.Y., died Dec.
15. Survived by his wife, Irene;
two sons, David of Ann Arbor and
Jonathan; ,a daughter, Mrs. Robert
(Sherry) Brown of Berwyn, Ill.;
one brother, three sisters and two
CHARLES S. CHASMAN, 27050
Devonshire, Southfield, died Dec.
19. He leaves his wife, Helen
(Betty); his mother, Mrs. Sarah
Chasman of Brooklyn; four broth-
ers, one sister and one grandchild.
* * *
MARY FOSTER, 18114 Archdale,
died Dec. 21. She leaves her hus-
band, Joseph; a son, Edward of
Willowdale, Ont.; a daughter, Mrs.
Thomas (Barbara) Kneeshaw; one
brother, one sister, and two grand-
children. Interment Toronto.
RICHARD S. FRANK, 18034 Oak,
died Dec. 15. He leaves his mother,
Mrs. Arnold E. (Edith) Frank;
and a sister, Mrs. Robert G.
(Maida Sue) Portnoy.
* • •
HARRY GLASSMAN, 950 Whit-
more, died Dec. 21. Survived by a
brother, Louis Glasman; nieces
* * *
ISAAC KLEIMAR, 645 Beaubien,
died Dec. 15. No survivors.
• • •
DORA ,KUSHNER, 11501 Petos-
key, died' Dec. 21. Survived by two
sons, Henry and Abraham of Chats-
worth, Calif.; one sister and four
* • •
MAX W. MATTES, former De-
troiter of New York and Miami
Beach, died Dec. 31. Survived by
his wife, Dora; two daughters,
Mrs. Jerold (Anita) Gottlieb of
New York and Mrs. Morton (Mari-
ly) Hornsetein of Bowie, Md.; a
brother, David of Detroit; one sis-
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-
In Blessed Memory
of Our Dearly
Who passed away five
years ago Dec. 28, 1966.
Sadly missed and forever
in our hearts.
Her loving children,
ter and six grandchildren. Inter-
ment New York.
• a s
JACOB PARDESS, 19100 W.
Seven Mile, died Dec. 23. He leaves
three daughters, Mrs. Morris
(Bessie) Soloway, Mrs. Lillian
Feldman and Mrs. Thaddeus
(Sally) Olszewski; five grandchil-
dren and five great-grandchildren.
* • •
HELEN RYNOR of Miami Beach
died Dec. 16. Survived by her hus-
band, Sol; a son, Jeffrey; a daugh-
ter, Cindy; one brother and four
sisters, including Mrs. Bernard
(Sylvia) Sloan and Mrs. Nathan
(Florence) Burke, both of De-
troit. Interment Miami Beach.
HARRY SELIK, 25832 Lincoln
Terr., Oak Park, died Dec. 22.
Survived by his wife, Rose; two
daughters, Mrs. Julius (Gertrude)
Rothenburg aria Mrs. Abraham
(Rebecca) Leib; six grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
• • •
SOLOMON SOSKIN, 11501 Pet-
oskey, died Dec. 20. Survived by a
son, Sam; two daughters, Mrs.
Solomon (Dorothy) Bienenfeld of
East Lansing and Mrs. Edward
(Gertrude) Levin; and eight grand-
• o •
HERTHA STERN of Chicago
died Dec. 19. Survived by her hus-
band, Jay; two sons, Larry, former
Detroiter of Jerusalem, and Frank.
Dr. James Heller,
EDWARD J. WEINER, 25365
Montemarte, Oak Park, died Dec.
20. He leaves his wife, Jean; a
son, Joel; a daughter, Mrs. Allen
(Barbara) Zeitlin; one brother,
one sister and four grandchildren.
Charles Wolpin, 65,
Charles S. Wolpin, founder and
president since 1941 of the Wolpin
Co., beer distributors, 9350 Free-
land, died Wednesday in Bay Har-
bor _Is. Fla. He was 65.
Mr. Wolpin, 23225 Orleans, South-
field, was board chairman of radio
station WHD. A native of Brook-
lyn, he lived in the Detroit area
50 years. He was a graduate of
the Detroit College of Law and a
member of Cong. Ades Shalom and
Bnai Brith and a life member of
Surviving are his wife, Sylvia;
a son, Walter; a daughter, Mrs.
Richard <Lois) Hamburger; and
Amy Grossman, 21,
Killed in Auto Mishap
Amy Grossman, 21-year-old
daughter of mortgage broker
Leonard Grossman, was killed in
an automobile accident in Wiscon-
sin Sunday while returning home
for the holidays.
Miss Grossman, 4931 Elmgate,
Orchard Lake, was with two other
girls in the auto, which struck the
rear of a tractor-trailer on a
- A senior at the University of
Michigan, Miss Grossman had been
on a field work project in Min-
The second passenger was killed,
and the driver listed in critical
Sarah Buchhalter, last., of the
children of the prominent. Hyman
Buchhalter family anti sister of the
late Dora Ehrlich, died Dec. 17
at age 85. -
Miss Buchhalter, a native De-
troiter, was a member of Cong.
Shaarey Zedek and Hadassah. She
was the sister of the late Ida
Colton, Tena Lipton, Esther and
Miriam. Buchhalter and William
Buchhalter, as well as Dora Ehr-
She leaves nieces and nephews.
RABBI JAMES G. HELD
CINCINNATI )(JTA) — Rabbi
James G. Heller, a leader of Re-
form Judaism and the American
Zionist movement, died here Sun-
day at age 79.
Rabbi Heller had served as pres-
ident of the Central Conference
of America' Rabbis, a member of
the board of governors of the
Hebrew Unit') College-Jewish In-
stitute of Religion and of the
executive committee of the Union
of American Hebrew Congrega-
He was a president of the Labor
Zionist Organization of America
and a national chairman of the
United Jewish Appeal.
Dr. Heller was rabbi of the
Isaac M. Wise Temple here
from 1920 to 1952. For many
years he wrote the program
notes for the Cincinnati Sym-
phony Orchestra, and his ora-
torio, "Watchman, What of the
Night?" was performed at the
Cincinnati May Festival in 1939.
He was a former professor of
musicology at the Cincinnati Col-
lege-Conservatory of MIMIC.
Rabbi Heller was the author of
a biography of Isaac M. Wise, the
founder of American Reform
Judaism, and of a history of the
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, December 24, 1971-39
Rehovot Chief Rabbi and Family
Killed in Railroad-Auto Accident
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Rabbi
Shlomo Kook, the chief rabbi of
Rehovot, and four members of his
family who were killed in an au-
tomobile accident, Dec. 15, were
buried Dec. 16 on the Mount of
Olives following funeral services
in Rehovot and Jerusalem.
More than 5,000 persons followed
the funeral procession, among
them cabinet ministers and Isra-
el's Ashkenazic and Sephardic
The deceased rabbi was a rela-
tive of the famous late chief rabbi
of Israel, Yitzhak Hacoher• Kook.
Rabbi Kook, 42, his wife Yehu-
dit. 40, their sons Menahem, 10,
and Nahman, 3. and relative, Ba-
rouch Azolai of Jerusalem. were
killed when their car was hit by a
train at a railroad crossing near
Hulda. Their daughter was serious-
The management of the state-
owned railway has ordered an in-
vestigation. The crossing has a
warning bell and lights but no pro-
Rabbi Kook's car, a French Peu-
geot. was hurled about 30 yards
by the collision.
Rabbi Kook was born in Jerusa-
lem and was graduated from the
Petah Tikva Yeshiva. He served
in the Israel army with the rank
of captain and later headed the
Max Hoberman, 79
Max Hoberman, founder 40 years
ago of the Hoberman Paint Store
and Acme Ladder Co. in Detroit,
died Monday at age 79. He was
past president of Cong: Bnai Jacob.
retired five years ago.
He was a member of Cong.
Mr. Hoberman, 18970 Snowden,
Shomrey Emunah, Cong. Adas
Yeraim, Hebrew Benevolent So-
ciety and Yeshivath Beth Yehudah.
Born in Russia, he lived in the
Detroit area 60 years.
Survivors are his wife. Anna;
two sons, Sol and Paul; three
daughter s, Mrs. Sam (Bella)
Drucker of Mount Clemens, Mrs.
Gertrude Schreiber and Mrs. David
(Beatrice) Moss; a brother, Rabbi
and a sister, Mrs. Jesse
Samuel Katcher, a stationary
steam engineer for Chrysler Corp. Wolkin. both of Israel; and 15
and tugboat operator for Great
Lakes Towing until two years ago,
died Dec. 18 at age 65.
Mr. Katcher, 24310 Pembroke, to Improve Understanding
was past president and recording
PARIS (JTA) — The first joint
secretary of the Licensed Tug- group representing -world Jewry
men's Association. He also be- and the Roman Catholic world em-
longed to River Rouge Lodge of barked on an historic project here
the Masons, Detroit Consistory and —the improvement of understand-
Moslem Shrine and Marshall Lodge ing through cooperative efforts in
of Bnai Brith.
areas of common concern and
Born in North Dakota, Mr. responsibility.
Katcher lived in Detroit for 48
The Liaison Committee for
years. During World War H, he
was a lieutenant colonel in the Jewish-Catholic Cooperation met at
the Paris headquarters of the Jew-
ish Consistory Dec. 14-16 to outline
Survivors are his wife, Bessie; its aims and map a program for
two daughters, Mrs. Melvin
the next three years.
(Gloria) Hummel of Chicago and
Mrs. Herbert (Lorraine) Ferency;
two brothers, Irving and Archie;
two sisters, Mrs. Jacob (Shirley)
AM IL a MILE, FERNDALE
Harris and Mrs. David (Mollie)
I1/2 Blocks E. of Woodward
Salzenstein; and three grandchil-
A Milks from 3 Arwlsh
Remota-Its on Woodward
Arnold Blau, Member
If OP Plan Commission
Arnold Blau, owner of Blau
Mortgage Co., 18977 W. Ten Mile,
Southfield, and a member of the
Oak Park Zoning Board of Appeals
and the city's planning commis-
sion, died Sunday at age 37.
Mr. Blau, 10110 Burton, Oak
Park, was a native Detroiter.
Sponsor of a Little League base-
ball team, he was an avid sports
fan. He belonged to Bnai Brith.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth; a
son, Mark; a daughter, Julie; his
mother, Mrs. -Fanny Blau; and a
Gateshead Yeshiva in England and
another yeshiva in South Africa.
He was appointed chief rabbi of
Rehovot four years ago. His wife
was a lecturer at Bar-Ilan Univer-
sity and author of a book.
Prof. Eduard Kutscher
Expert on Aramaic,
Hebrew Language, 63
Kutscher, professor of Hebrew
philology at the Hebrew Univer-
sity, died in Los Angeles Dec. 12
at age 63.
Born in Topolcany, Slovakia, he" -
came to Israel in 1931 and en-
rolled at the Hebrew University.
Prof. Kutscher was considered one
of the world's foremost experts on
Hebrew and Aramaic and in 1936
he was awarded the Malik prize
for Hebrew language. He was ap-
pointed to the faculty of the He-
brew University in 1949.
From 1953-55 Prof. Kutscher
taught at the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America in New
York as an associate professor and
there was awarded the Louis Ginz-
berg Prize for distinction in Jewish
Prof. Kutscher won the Israel
Prize in Humanities in 1961 for
his book, "The Language and Lin-
guistic Background of the Isaiah
Scroll." The first volume of his
latest work on the origin of the
Aramaic language appeared only
a few weeks before his death.
Brazilian Leader Dies
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) —
Jacob Kutner, founder and publish-
er of this city's Portuguese lan-
guage weekly, Jornal Israelita,
died here at the age of 65. Born
in Poland, Kutner emigrated to
Brazil 40 years ago. He founded
the weekly in 1945.
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