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December 16, 1977 - Image 27

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-12-16

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS Friday, December 16, 1977 ,27

Nosanchuks Mark 70th Wedding Anniversary
by Planting Forest in Israel Through JNF

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob
Nosanchuk are planting a
forest of 10,000 trees in
Israel, in celebration of
their 70th wedding anniver-
sary and Mrs. Nosanchuk's
birthday. "The Jacob and
Ida Nosanchuk Forest"
established through the
Jewish National Fund, will
be located in northern Gali-
lee near the holy city of
Safed, in the Ari Forest
named for Rabbi Isaac Ben
Solomon Luria, renowned
Palestinian kabalist.
The Nosanchuks of West-
hampton Ave., Oak Park,
have been active in many
Jewish causes, for nearly 60
years, and especially on be-
half of Israel. They have
had leading roles in syna-
gogue affairs, in charities,
in landsmanshaften, in Jew-
ish education and in the
general Jewish community.
They are longtime suppor-
ters of JNF and have plan-
ted four groves, including
one grove honoring the 35th
wedding anniversary of
their son and daughter in-
law, Dr. and Mrs. Joseph
(Betty) Nosanchuk, planted
in 1976.
They have dedicated a
room in Shaare Zedek Hos-
pital, Jerusalem, in memo-
ry of their daughter, Mrs.
Rose Raskin. They have es-
tablished, the Raskin- Free
Loan Fund. They have en-
dowed a room in the United
Old Age Home in Jerusalem
and a dormitory room and
classroom in Bar-Ilan Uni-
versity and they contributed
to the establishment of a
chair at the Technion in
Haifa, in honor of Philip
Slomovitz. They are long-
time supporters of Yeshi-
vath Beth Yehudah and are
State of Israel Bond Guard-
Nosanchuk is honorary
president of the Kollel In-
stitute for Advanced Learn-
ing. He is honorary presi-
dent of Cong. Bnai Jacob
and the Ezras Achim l'uro-
ver Society, of which he has
been a member for more

than 60 years. He served as
president of Cong. Bnai Ja-
cob for more than 25 years.
He is a patron of Bar-Ilan
University and a member of
Bnai Brith and Histadrut.
Nosanchuk is vice president
of Cong. Mishkan Israel Nu-
sach H'Ari. He has served
as gabbai of the Turover
Cemetery for 35 years, and
has been on the board of
Chesed Shel Emes for 50
Jacob and Ida Nosanchuk
were born in Rubleh near
Minsk. They were married
in Rubleh in 1907. Two chil-
dren, Rose and Joseph were
born in Rubleh. Another
daughter, Ann Mayer was
born here. There was no
furture in a small shtetl in
Russia, so Nosanchuk, who
had a wife and two children
to support, came to Amer-

A skilled carpenter, No-
sanchuk came to New York
in June 1913, but stayed only
a month there, for in New
York a carpenter received
only $12 a week and he
heard from his brother,
Leib (Louis) who had gone
to . Detroit, that the pay was
higher here. Jacob went to
the HIAS, (Hebrew Immi-
grant Aid Society) and
asked for the fare to De-
troit. He had only 50 cents
in his pocket then. HIAS
helped him, and Nosanchuk
came to Detroit.
His brother Louis and his
cousin Joe Katz helped him
get a job the next day at $18
a week, with no work on the
Sabbath. He has kept the
Sabbath all his life. His first
employers were Julius
Hechtman and his partner,
Sam Steffin. Julius was the
father of Sam Hechtman.

He joined the Turover So-.
ciety and Cong. Bnai Jacob,
soon after coming here.
He Sent money to his fam-
ily , intending to bring them
here, but World War I broke
out in 1914 and he didn't see
his wife and children for
seven years. In 1915 Nosan-

Prof Disputes Ruling on Deaf

NEW YORK—The Jewish
deaf should be encouraged,
even required, to partici-
pate fully in Jewish reli-
gious life, including per-
formance of all ritual
obligations as well as in
torah study, says Dr. J.
David Bleich in the forth-
coming issue of Tradition, a
journal of Jewish thought.
According to Dr. Bleich,
who is on the talmudic fac-
ulty of the Rabbi Isaac El-
chanan Theological Semi-
nary, an affiliate of Yeshiva
University, the level of edu-
cation of today's deaf-mutes
makes it "doubtful that they
are to be considered exam-
ples of the heresh (talmudic
term for deaf-mutes) de-
scribed in the rabbinic ref-
Dr. Bleich's comments
are in response to a recent
decision by an Israeli Bet

Din (religious court) refus-
ing the request of an Iranian
deaf-mute woman who wish-
ed to convert to Judaism
and had emigrated to Israel
for the purpose. "The wom-
an was reportedly proficient
in the use of sign language
and also capable of speak-
ing some Persian, although
her speech was barely com-
prehensible," Dr. Bleich

He says that the ancient
Jewish legal stricture that
deaf-mutes, the mentally in-
competent, and minors be
lumped together as those
exempt from participation
in religious' and civic, life
stems from the assumption
that "one who can neither
hear nor speak has not ac-
quired the maturity of in-
tellect necessary for legal

Yeshiva U. Offers Social Field Work

NEW YORK—Credit to-
wards a master's degree in
social work may be earned
through field instruction in
Israel under the new Block
Education Program at Ye-
shiva University's Wurzwei-
ler School of Social Work.
The Block Program in-
troduced by Wurzweiler last
year allows students to do
their field instruction at
hometown Jewish agencies
and take classroom work
during the summer at the
Wurzweiler School in Man-
hattan. More than 100 stu-
dents are enrolled in the
The opportunity to earn
credits in Israel is being
offered in co-operation with

the Ministry of Welfare in
Israel and Sherut La'Am, a
voluntary organization
which operates in Israel and
is similar to the U.S. Peace

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chuk joined Chesed Shel
Three years after coming
to Detroit, Nosanchuk and
his brother, Louis, together
with Arieh Leib StolLman
(father of Max, Phil and
Rabbi Isaac of Jerusalem)
and Zalman Starishevsky
(Isadore Starr's father)
formed a building con-
tracting firm. Years later
he formed the building firm
of Nosanchuk and Rose-
In 1919 he was one of the
organizers of the Rubler
Landsmanshaft Club and
was president for nearly 20
Mrs. Nosanchuk and the
two children, Joseph and
Rose, came to the U.S. in
Mrs. Nosanchuk has
shared her husband's activi-
ties in the community and
also has many affiliations of
her own. She is a life mem-
ber of the Women of JNF, a
life member of the Women's
Division of Bar-Ilan, of Ha-
dassah, of the women of
Shaare Zedek Hospital in
Jerusalem, of Mizrachi
Women, of the %men's
Auxiliary, Jewish Home for
the Aged; and of the Ladies
Auxiliary, Detroit House of
During World War II she
helped at the USO providing
as many as 1,200 sand-
wiches at a time. Nosan-
chuk is a member of Hadas-
sah Associates, the men's
counterpart. He also is a life
member of Zager-Stone

Lodge of Bnai Brith.
Nosanchuk helped build
and renovate six Bnai Jacob
houses of worship, as the
Jewish community kept on
moving. The first synagogue
was on Brewster St., then
Illinois St., both in the old
Hastings area; later to King
St. in the Oakland area;
then to Richton and Lin-
wood Ayes., as the Jewish
community moved to the
Dexter area. When the Jew-
ish community moved to the
Northwest area, a Bnai Ja-
cob Synagogue was built on
Hubbell Ave., near Eight
Nile. Now it has moved
again to Lincoln near
The walls of the Nosan-
chuk home are lined with
plaques and scrolls of honor
testifying to their concern
for their people, for their
community, for their faith
and for Israel.
The Nosanchuks have two
children: a son, Dr. Joseph,
and a daughter, Mrs. Abe
(Ann) Mayer; eight grand-
children and 19 great-grand-
children. They will be hon-
ored at a family dinner Dec.


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