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August 24, 1973 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-08-24

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Ear-Ilan Pioneering Recalled on University's Anniversary; Will be Honored Here Sept. 20

Detroit Friends of Bar-Ilan
University will utilize the
annual dinner, to be held
Sept. 20 at Cong. Shaarey
Zedek, to honor pioneer
builders of the university
and to celebrate the univer-
sity's 18th anniversary.

studies in a religious back-
ground and carry on the
tradition of Volozhin as the
molding place of the Jewish
spirit," Tomkiewicz recalls.
"Dr. Churgin came to the
United States, was connect-
ed with Yale and Columbia

that the tributes to be ac-
corded will include those to
be given to the Mizrachi
leader, Rabbi Meir Berlin
Bar-Ilan, in whose name the
university was established,
and Dr. Pinkhos Churgin, the
first president of Bar-Ilan.
Stollman also said that
Phillip Stollman, associate
chairman of the global board honor is due the executive
of trustees of Bar-Ilan, said director of Detroit Mizrachi
and Detroit Friends of Bar-
Ilan University, Zvi Tomkie-
wicz, who was a classmate of
the late Dr. Churgin in the
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Volozhin Yeshiva. Tomkie-
wicz has been the chief or-
At 10 Mile Next to Dunkin' Donuts.,
ganizer of efforts in support
Open Daily to 6, Thursday to 8
of Bar-Ilan in Detroit for the
SUNDAY 11 to 4 past 18 years.


Phillip Stollman became
the national chairman of the
American Friends of Bar-
Ilan and Mrs. Max (Frieda)
Stollman founded and be-
came chairman of Women of
Bar-Ilan. Last month Phillip
Stollman was awarded an
honorary doctorate by Bar-
Ilan. The University, which
was founded in 1955 with 70
students, now has over 6,000
students, with a faculty of
more than 800, on a 130-
acre campus in Ramat Gan.

Elie Wiesel, noted author, is shown here delivering the
opening address at the third International Colloquium of
the Institute for Judaism and Contemporary Thought at
Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. More than 1,500
attended the session addressed by Wiesel. In photo, from
left, are: Prof. Marvia Fox, Prof. Harold Fisch, who pre-
sided; Prof. Ephraim Katzir, president of Israel Rector
Menahem Zevi Kaddari of Bar-Ilan University.


Tomkiewicz, a student at
Volozhin from 1910 to 1912,
recalls "the glories of the
great yeshiva, whose fame
spread throughout the world.
It produced the greatest



rabbis and the most renown-
ed scholars, including Rabbi
Avraham Itzhak Kook, who
later became chief rabbi of
Palestine, Rabbi Meir Berlin,
who gained fame as Bar-
Ilan, and Chaim Nahman

"Dr. Churgin long nour-
ished a dream, from his stu-
dent days, to establish a
school combining secular


and became the founder and
dean of the Teacher's Sem-
inary at Yeshiva Univer-
sity. With the establishment
of the state of Israel, Dr.
Tomkiewicz, who came to
Churgin immediately em- Detroit in 1947, has been a
barked on his plans to es- member of Mizrachi for al-
tablish a school of higher
education in Israel, imbued
with the spirit of Judaism,"
Stollman, with Abe Nus-
baum, with Dr. A. M. Hersh-

Friday, August 24, 1973


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Tomkiewicz said. He added:
"Detroiters had a great
deal to do with the founding
of Bar-Ilan. Dr. Churgin
first came to Detroit in 1951
to recruit support for the
new idea. He met with
Phillip. Max and Frieda
man of Shaarey Zedek, Dr.
Samuel Haber and Prof.
Samuel Levin. The energetic
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Bar-Ilan. Since then De-
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son of the late distinguished
Rabbi Isaac Jacob Reines,
founder of Mizrachi.
Dr. Leon Fill is general
linner chairman of the Bar-
Ilan dinner committee.
Rivka Raz, outstanding Is-
raeli artist, known as "My
Fair Lady of Israel, will head
the entertainment program.
For reservations to the din-
ner and information call

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Governmental power grows
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er and it at once tries to
..ach out after more.—Sam-
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