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70 Friday, March 21, 1975

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Yiddish Actor Jacob Kalich,
Molly Picon's Husband

NEW YORK — Jacob
Kalich, who produced, di-
rected, wrote and acted in
Yiddish theater productions
here and abroad, died here
recently at age 83.
Husband of the famed
Yiddish actress, Molly Pi-
con, Mr. Kalich was de-
scended from a line of rab-
bis and in his youth
attended rabbinical schools
in Poland, Romania, Hun-
gary and Austria.
Mr. Kalich's rabbinic at-
tire led him to the stage.
Once a Yiddish theatrical
troupe, passing through his
home town, lacked a rabbi's
costume. They borrowed his
outfit and its owner too.
Kalich played all kinds of
roles, ranging from, juvenile
leads to old men's roles. He
appeared in Bucharest and
London and came to the
U.S. in 1914.

Mr. Kalich married
Miss- Picon in 1919 and-
was her manager in New
York productions. From
1918 to 1920 he directed his
own company in the Grand
Opera House in Boston,
where he met his wife and

put her on as a substitute.
She became a hit, and in
1920, they went to Europe
where he directed and
acted with her in Paris,
Bucharest, Warsaw and
Vienna.

On their return to New
York in 1923, Mr. Kalich
directed and appeared in
productions at the Second
Avenue Theater in
"Yankele," "Tzipke" and
"Gypsy Girl," and directed
"Little Devil," "Hello Molly"
and "Little Mother."
In the 1930s and 1940s he
produced and directed and
acted at the Molly Picon
Theater here. Among his
shows were "Girl of Yester-
day" and his own play, "Oy
Is Dus a Leben!" ("Oh, What
a Life!"). He also was co-
author and director of
"Mazel Tov, Molly" and of
"Kosher Widow."
He appeared in the film
version of "Fiddler on the
.Roof," and in the title role in
the TV - production of "The
Education of Hymie Ka-
plan." He was a past presi;
dent of the Hebrew Actors
Union.

Mordechai Allon of Hagana,
Brother of Foreign Minister

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
Mordechai Allon, elder
brother of Foreign Minister_
Yigal Allon, died in Biny-
amina Wednesday at age 77.
Because of his brother's
death, Allon was not at Ben-
Gurion airport when Secre-
tary of State Henry A. Kis-
singer returned from his
latest talks with Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat in
Aswan. But aides to the for-
eign minister said Allon
participated in talks with
Kissinger later that evening.
Mordechai Allon was
born in Rosh Pina in Gali-
lee, the son of Haya and
Reuven Feikovitch who were
founders of that first Jew-
ish settlement in Northern
Palestine.

maria Region .,„and was
later involved in candles-
tine immigration activities
on behalf of Hagana and
Betar.

Mr. Allon became active.
in politics as a member of
the Liberal Party after Is-
rael achieved independence.
He served for many years as
chairman of the Binyamina
town council and, until a
few months ago, was chair-
man of the National Asso-
ciation of Farmers.
He served in the army
during the Six-Day War and
was fondly remembered as
the oldest officer on active
duty. Shortly after the war
he volunteered to serve the
West Bank military govern-
ment as a staff officer at-
tached to the Nablus area.
He helped administer that
region for the next 41/2
years.

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Morris Strasner,
Local Builder, 76

Morris Strasner, a builder
with the Ronart Building
Co. from 1940 until his re-
tirement in 1969, died
March 12 at age 76.
Born in Lithuania, Mr.
Strasner retired to Florida
six years ago. He was a
member of the Builders
Association of Detroit and
Cong. Beth Achim and a
founding member and past
member of the board of
During the period of the
Cong. Beth Aaron. He also
British Mandate, he was a
was active in Jewish philan-
Hagana officer in the Se-
thropic activities.
He leaves his wife, Bella;
Mark Dworzetsky, Holocaust Scholar
two sons, Ronald of Los
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Prof. concentration camp he stud- Angeles and Arthur; a
Mark Dworzetsky, a physi- ied the physical behavior, of brother, Albert of Tucson,
cian and Holocaust research fellow inmates from .a medi- Ariz.• and six grandchil-
scholar, died March 15 at cal viewpoint, their nutri- dren. ' Interment Detroit.
age 67. His funeral was at- tion and problems of rehabi-
tended by hundreds of for- litating normal physical Morris Roubeck,
mer partisan fighters of the functions. These aspects of Ex-Store Owner
Vilna ghetto and other sur- his experiences became the
Morris Roubeck, retired_
vivors of that once flourish- subjects of several books he
owner of Roubeck's Flor-.
ing Jewish community in wrote on the Holocaust.
sheim Shoes on Fort St.,
Lithuania.
died March 13 at age 75.
Dr. Dworzetsky, himself E. Leon Chaffee,
Born in Poland, Mr. Rou-
a partisan fighter in the
beck owned his shoe store
Vilna region during World Harvard Prof, 89
since the 1930s and had been
War II, was a leader -of the
NEW YORK — Dr. E. retired for 10 years. He was
World Organization of Jew-
ish Partisans and the Par- Leon Chaffee, a pioneer ra- a member of Histadrut and
tisans and Ghetto Fighters dio and electronics engineer the Labor Zionist Institute.
who had been a member of He often gave lectures for
Organization of Israel.
the Harvard University fac- the Jewish Community Cen-
Until recently he held ulty for 42 years, died at age ter Culture Club.
the Holocaust studies 89.
He leaves his wife, Lily; a
chair at Bar-Ilan Univer-
An early worker in son, Dr. William; a daugh-
sity and was a member of weather control, Dr. Chaf- ter, Mrs. Norman (Rhea)
the board of the Yad fee also directed research Gordon; a fister, Mrs. Ber-
`Vashem Memorial Insti- that brought about improve- nard (Miriam) Lamkovitz of
tute.
meets in radar and other Windsor; and six grandchil-
While an inmate of a Nazi electronic equipment. dren.

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JERUSALEM (JTA) —
Yosef Tekoah, Israel's Am-
bassador to the United Na-
tions for the past seven
years, was installed as pres-
ident of the Ben-Gurion
University of the Negev in
Beersheba last week amid
speculation that he intends
to participate in political as
well as academic affairs.
Tekoah was officially
voted in as president by the
university board of gover-
nors. In his acceptance
speech he confirmed unoffi-
cial reports that his succes-
sor at the UN will be Brig.
Gen. Haim Herzog, former
chief of Israel's military in
telligence and a well known'
military commentator.

Harry T. Dozor of Phila-
delphia, who was elected
deptity chairman of the
Ben-Gurion University
Board of Governors, an-
nounced a five-year pledge
of $500,000 for the "Shirley
and Harry Dozor Prepara-
tory School." -

Boris and Selma Margolin
of New York, endowed a
$50,000 student scholarship
at the university for gradu-
ate technical students. The
Abrahams-Curiel family of
London inaugurated the
Abrahams-Curiel Lecture
Hall toward which they con-
tributed 50,000 pounds ster-
ling.

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Groups Sponsor
Project in Israel

NEW YORK — Sixteen
Jewish community center
professionals will leave for
_Israel on April 9 for an in-
tensive three-week seminar
as participants in an Inter-
'national Jewish Program
Materials and Training
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The project is co-spon-
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European Council of Jewish
Communal Service and the
Memorial Foundation for
Jewish Culture.

Buchenwald Day
Asked in U.S.

WASHINGTON (JTA) —
A resolution authorizing
President Ford to proclaim
April 6 as a day commemo-
rating the 30th anniversary
of the liberation of the sur-
vivors of the Buchenwald,
concentration camp, the
first camp liberated by the
Allies, has been introduced
in the House and Senate.
The resolution. intro-
duced by Sen. Jacob Javits
(R-N.Y.) and Rep. Benjamin
Gilman (R-N.Y.), called for
a national day of observance
with appropriate ceremo-
nies and activities to serve
"as a reminder of all people
of the free world that some
six million people of the
Jewish faith were slaugh-
tered by Hitler and the
forces of the Third Reich."

Withdrawal Signs
Nil in Sinai Desert

TEL AVIV (Zins) — An
article in the Hebrew daily
Ha'aretz points out that
despite all reports pointing
to an early withdrawal by
Israel from the Sinai Desert'
— in response to Henry Kis-
singer's suggestion, or per-
haps to achieve some politi-
cal concessions from Egypt
— there are fio signs in the
Sinai proper that any such
withdrawal is in the offing.
Work continues by Israel
on all military fortifications
at the front lines in the
Sinai and in the Gulf of
Suez at a cost of hundreds of
millions of pounds.

The construction at the
front lines so far has cost al-
most 400 million pounds.

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