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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

14 October 17, 1975

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Susan Brandeis Gilbert Dies; Daughter of High Court Justice

NEW YORK — Susan
Brandeis Gilbert, an attor-
ney and daughter of the late
Associate Justice Louis D:
Brandeis of the Supreme
Court, died Oct. 8 at age 82.
Miss Brandeis, who used
her maiden name profes-
sionally, was admitted to
practice before the Supreme
Court in the early 1920s. In
1925 she set a precedent
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the opposite sides of a minor
landlord-tenant case in a
New York City court. They
were married in 1925, and in
1939 she went into partner-
ship with him in the law
firm of Gilbert and Bran-
deis.

Miss Brandeis shared
her father's interest in and
devotion to the Zionist idea
and for some years was a
participant in Hadassah's
work. Her husband, the
late Jacob H. Gilbert, also

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practice before that tri-
bunal. The case involved a
provision of the War Insur-
ance Act.
Her father withdrew
from the bench because of
his daughter's appearance
as counsel and did not take
part in the decision, which
went against her client.

UJA Study Group
Pledges $8 Million

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
The 200 American Jewish
leaders who participated in
the eight-day Study Mission
of the United Jewish Appeal
which ended Sunday
pledged nearly $8.5 million
to the 1976 campaign.
The participants spent
their final day visiting set-
tlements in the Golan
Heights and Galilee regions.
Earlier, the Mission had
met with Knesset leaders
and toured areas of the
Sinai, including the Mitle
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ideals with her.

A graduate of Byrn Mawr
College and the University
of Chicago Law School, Miss
Brandeis was admitted to
the New York bar in 1921
and later that year was ap-
pointed special assistant to
the United States Attorney
for the Southern District.
She had practiced law here
since 1922.
Miss Brandeis met her

She was a member of the
State Board of Regents
from 1935 to 1949. Subse-
quently, Miss Brandeis
became active in the af-
fairs of Brandeis Univer-
sity, named in honor of her
father. The university
made her a fellow in 1952
and in 1963 awarded he
an honorary degree of
Doctor of Humane Letters.

The Jewish Forum Foun-
dation in 1957 awarded her
its annual Louis D. Bran-
deis gold medal "for service
to humanity." In her youn-
ger days, soon after her
graduation from Byrn
Mawr, Miss Brandeis cham-
paigned in Boston in 1916
for women's suffrage.
A memorial service for
her was held at Temple Ro-
deph Sholom in New York.

Better Presidents' Conference
Sought by ZOA's Sternstein

NEW YORK (JTA) — Dr.
Joseph P. Sternstein, presi-
dent of the Zionist Organi-
zation of America, said
Tuesday that he was "not

for dismantling, disbanding
or replacing the Conference
of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organiza-
tions."

The ZOA head under-
scored his view that the
Presidents' Conference
"must remain in existance"
even as he expressed what
NEW YORK (JTA) — Un- he termed his "disap-
der the slogan "one Jew-one pointments and disquietude
vote" Rabbi Meyer Kahane with its general ineffective-
opened a new campaign ness compounded by its re-
Tuesday for "democracy in cent failure to protest pub-
licly against a one-sided and
Jewish life."
Kahane, the founder of discriminatory United
the Jewish Defense League, States pressures that forced
.called for a "direct and open Israel to accept the Egypt-
election" of an American Israel accord on Sinai."
Jewish representative body
He said he is "convinced
that would "truly speak for
American Jews." He said that the Presidents' Con- .
the campaign would be coor- ference can still prove it-
self to be an effective voice
dinated by a group now in of
the 32 presidents who
formation, Democracy for represent the organized
Jewish Life, which he said
American Jewish commu-
was not connected with the nity."
JDL.
Calling the present um-
What is needed to make
brella Jewish organizations the conference effective is a
"tyrranical and feudal and "reaffirmation of the spirit
baronies that bar any mi- of independence, the cour-
nority views and any oppor- age to be critical of friends
tunity for the American in and out of government —
Jewish masses to decide the U.S. government and
any vital issues that affect the Israel government —
their own future and sur- and resolve to mobilize the
vival." Kahane declared: "we American public, and most
believe that the time has certainly the great body of
come for the direct popular American Jewry, in suppor
and open election of .a na- and defense of Israel's secu-s ,
tional body that will b'eTep- city as we see it from the
resentative of the total vantage point of both the
thinking of American Je- peoples of Israel and the
wry. We believe that this whole Jewish people,"
should be followed by the Sternstein delcared.
democratic, direct election
of local Jewish federations."
Announcing that a na- Expensive Bread
tional preparatory confer-
ence of rabbis, synagoguge
TEL AVIV (JTA) — The
leaders, Jewish intellectuals most expensive loaf of bread
and youth representing all last month was baked by
segments of the Jewish Ahdut bakery of Haifa. The
community in America will bakery was fined $500 for a
be held Nov. 24 at the New loaf of bread which con-
York Hilton, Kahane said it tained the unusual combi-
would be the first step for a nation of metal wire,
democratic election for Jew- screws—and, of course,
ish leadership.

Kahane Calls for
Direct Elections
of Jewish Groups

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