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November 24, 1978 - Image 62

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1978-11-24

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62 Friday, November 24, 1918


Lord Edwin Samuel Dies;
50-year Israel Civil Servant

Lord Edwin Herbert
Samuel, son of the first high
commissioner of Palestine
and a mentor of the Israeli
civil service, died Nov. 14 at
age 80.
Lord Samuel was born in
London in 1898, son of Her-
bert Samuel, then leader of
the Liberals, later the first
commissioner. lie'studied
at Oxford and served during
World War I as officer in the
British army. In 1918 he ar-
rived in Palestine as liaison
officer between the Jewish
population here and Gen-
eral Allenby's headquarters
in Jerusalem.
Shortly after Lord
Samuel joined the Jewish
volunteers and became an
instructor in the 40th
Jewish Battalion of the
Royal Fusiliers. After his
discharge he helped out on
Ihe back-breaking road
building in the Galilee, and
then began his 50-year civil
service career. It was in that
period that he married
Hadassah, daughter of the
writer Yehuda Gur
Lord Samuel began his
civil service career in
1926 in the office of the
Jaffa district commis-
sioner. In 1929 he was de-
puty district commis-
sioner of Jerusalem and
subsequently served in
the same capacity in the
Galilee. During World
War II he served as postal
chief and chief censor
and began an academic
career as a lecturer in
administration at the
Hebrew University
which continued into the
After the war Lord
Samuel served as head of
the Palestine Broadcasting


Authority, which laid the
groundwork for the future
Israel Boradcasting
Authority. During that
time he established the In-
stitute of Public Adminis-
tration which trained many
of the future state's ad-
In 1963 Samuel joined the
House of Lords in the
British Parliament. A year
later he donated his father's
private papers to the state of
Israel, providing valuable
material about the early
days of the British Man-
Lord Samuel was a pro-
lific writer. During his serv-
ice for the British Mandate
he published a number of
books about the young
Jewish community in
Palestine. He was a con-
tributor to numerous local
and foreign publications on
issues in public administra-
tion. He also wrote light ar-
ticles and satires which
were published in a 1970
collection, "A Lifetime in
Jerusalem." He divided his
time between London, the
U.S. and Jerusalem.

Technion Cites
Foreign Students

HAIFA — Graduate stu-
dents from nine developing
countries were awarded the
Master of Science Degree in
Water Resources Engineer-
ing & Management in a spe-
cial ceremony at the
Technion-Israel Institute of
Taking part in the year
long Technion program
were students from Nepal,
Mexico, Burma, Barbados,
Cyprus, Dominican Repub-
lic, Ecuador, El Salvador
and Thailand.

Dr. David J. Patt

Dr. David Jeremy Patt,
chief of the immunopathol-
ogy laboratory at Henry
Ford Hospital, died Nov. 18
at age 36.
A native Detroiter, Dr.
Patt was graduated from
the University of Michi-
gan's medical school in
1969. He was a resident in
the doctoral program in
pathology at the University
of Chicago from 1969 to
1975. He was an assistant
professor at Wayne State
University's medical school
from 1975 to 1977, prior to
his association with Henry
Ford Hospital.
Dr. Patt was a member of
the Sigma Psi Honorary
Society for Scientific Re-
search and the Tau Beta Pi
Honorary Engineering
He leaves his wife, Dr.
Claire; two sons, Joseph and
Brian; three brothers,
Daniel, Dr. Michael of
Chicago and Robert of
Jamaica Plains, Mass.; and
a sister, Mrs. Sol (Judith)

Leon J. Paul

Leon J. Paul, a parking
lot owner, died Nov. 17 at
age 76.
Born in Russia, Mr. Paul
was the founder of Macomb
Parking Co. in downtown
Detroit. He retired 15 years
ago. He was a member of the
Downtown Synagogue and
the Oakland Century Lodge
of Bnai. Brith.
He leaves his wife, Ger-
trude; two daughters, Mrs.
Arthur (Jackie) Wolnowski
and Mrs. David (Evelyn)
Diskin; a sister, Mrs. Albert
(Anna) Sherbin; and four

Dr. Maurice Meyer Dies,
Was Sinai Chief of Surgery

Dr. Maurice R Meyers,
former chief of surgery at
Sinai Hospital, died Nov. 20
at age 76.
A native Detroiter, Dr.
Meyers was a member of the
American Medical Associa-
tion, Michigan Medical
Corps, Cong. Shaarey
Zedek, Phi Delta Epsilon
Medical Fraternity, Detroit
Surgical Society and the
Wayne County Medical
He was a surgical consul-
tant at Veterans Hospital, a
major in the U.S. Army dur-
ing World War II and a fel-
low of the American College
of Surgeons.
He pursued under-

graduate studies at the
University of Michigan
and was graduated in
1926 from the University
of Chicago's Rush Medi-
cal. School. He resided at
23195 Riverside Dr.,
- Dr. Meyers was the
brother of the late Dr. Sol
Meyers, former chief of staff
at Harper Hospital.
Synagogue of America and

Rose Gutentag

Mrs. Silverman

Rose Gutentag, past
president of East Side
Chapter of Bnai Brith, died
Nov. 5 at age 72.
Born in Austria, Mrs.
Gutentag lived in Chicago
prior to making her h•,me in
Detroit. She had re',ided in
North Miami Shores, Fla.,
for the past six years. She
was the recording secretary
of the Eastern Shores Chap-
ter of Women's American
ORT in Florida.
She is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Donald
(Annette) MacKinnon of
Miami Shores, Fla., and
Mrs. Allen (Gloria) Bell of
Oak Park; two brothers,
Sam Bromberg of North
Miami Beach and Melvin
Bromberg of Chicago; a sis-
ter, Mrs. Etta Faber of
Chicago; and two
grandchildren. Interment

Marilyn Silverman, a
teacher in the Detroit Pub-
lic Schools, died Nov. 10 at
age 39.
A native Detroiter, Mrs.
Silverman was graduated
in 1950 from Wayne State
University. She was
president of the Michael C.
Stark Chapter of the
Leukemia Foundation, past
president of the Key School
PTA and a member of Cen-
tennial Chapter of Bnai
Brith Women and Cong.
Beth Achim and its sister-
She leaves her husband,
Stewart; two sons, Franklin
and Harold; her parents,
Mr. and , Mrs. Nathan
(Sally) Lux; and a brother,
Ronald Lux of Seattle,

Flint Couple Acquire Model
After Meeting Artist Cagli

Flint News



Monday — Beth Israel
Sisterhood board meeting,
noon; and Temple Beth El
board meeting, 8 p.m.
Tuesday — FJCC Jewish
Education Commission,
noon, Council office;__and
Cong. Beth Israel Parenting
Session, 7:30 p.m.; and
Keren Or board meeting, 8
Wednesday — FJCC
Red- Cross Blood Program,
noon-6 p.m., Temple Beth
El; and FJCC Adult Educa-
tion Series, 8 p.m. Temple
Beth El.
Thursday — FJCC
Senior Friendship Club,
noon, Temple Beth El; and
FJCC Community Rela-
tions Committee meeting, 8

Cooking Program

Keren Or Group, Hadas-
sah, will sponsor a gourmet
cooking demonstration Dec.
12 in the home of Sandi
Leavitt, 406 S. Lynch, con-
ducted by Anne Marie Ol-

Family Shabat
Dinner Planned

Cong. Beth Israel will
hold a family Shabat dinner
6:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in the
Dinner committee mem-
bers are Donna Koenig,
Naomi Meizlish, Wendy
Flamenbaum, Janis Eis-
man, Carol Hurand, Hanna
Goodstein, Florence Berner,
Shelley Biesman, Laura
Grossman, Trudy Galanter,
Emily Bank, Erna
Richmond and Sandy
Reservation deadline is
Monday. There is a charge.

Chairmen Named

Hadassah gift wrap
chairmen have been named,
announces Alice Katz, vice
They are: Florence Eps-
tein, Genesee Valley; Pat
Fauer, Pat Binder and Es-
telle Hartman, Small Mall;
Elaine Pier, Katherine
Wintrobe and Eleanor
Winston, Eastland Mall;
Bernice Schafer, North-
west. Persons interested in
assisting should call one of
the aforementioned repre-

The late Corrado Cagli's 50-foot- sculpturefor the
Goettingen, Germany synagogue is shown at left, and
the artist's model, recently acquired by Mr. and Mrs.
Morris Pelavin of Flint, is .shown at right. The
sculpture is a pyre of Stars of David.

* * *

Mr. and Mrs. Morris
Pelavin of Flint recently ac-
quired Corrado Cagli's
model for the 50-foot memo-
rial sculpture Cagli exe-
cuted for the Goettingen,
Germany synagogue.
The Pelavins met the late
artist during a trip to Rome
in 1975. Pelavin, a Russian
Jew, and Cagli, descended
from Russian Jews, held a
lengthy meeting after their
mutual background was
On a subsequent trip to
Rome, upon learning of
Cagli's death, the Pelavins
made an attempt to acquire
some of the artist's works

but were unsuccessful. Last
year, the Pelavins were able
to contact the executor of
the sculptor's estate.
Cagli's will stipulated
that the artist's remain-
ing works were to be do-
nated to museums, but
the executor said that
Cagli himself had told
him of his meeting with
the Pelavins and the
Goettingen model was
sold to them.

Mr. Pelavin says that ul-
timately the model will be
donated to the new Dias-
pora museum in Tel Aviv or
a similar museum.

He leaves his wife,
Wilma; a daughter, Mrs.
Robert (Harriet) Dunsky;
two sisters, Mrs. Sidney
(Golda) Barnett and Mrs.
Celia Broder; and two

David H. Zeff

David H. Zeff, an ac-
countant with the Ostin
Meat Co., died Nov. 19 at
age 65.
A native Detroiter, Mr.
Zeff was a member of Adat
Shalom Synagogue and its
men's club, regional vice
president of the United
Synagogues of America and
a member of the Boy Scouts
of America Interfaith Plan-
ning Council.
He leaves his wife, Sylvia;
two sons, Gerald of Plano,
Texas, and Lawrence; a
daughter, Mrs. Jeffrey (Joy)
Gable; a brother, Harold of
Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister,
Mrs. Bernard (Charlotte)
Glossman of Jacksonville;
and six grandchildren.

Flint People
Make News

Sue Himelhoch was in-
stalled as a national board
member of the Women's
League for Conservative
Judaism at its national bi-
ennial convention at the
Concord Hotel, Kiamesha
Lake, N.Y. Representing
Flint's Cong. Beth Israel
Sisterhood at the conven-
tion were Carol Cole, Car-
men Rachwal and Anne

Flint Births

Oct. 18 — To Dr. and Mrs.
David Gunsberg (Sandy
Gorzeck), 1387 Chissom Tr.,
a son, Daniel Loren.

Lillian F. Kevoe

Lillian Fink Kevoe, an
active member of Jewish
women's and communal
organizations in Florida,
died Nov. 18 at age 77.
Born in London, England,
Mrs. Kevoe lived in the De-
troit area prior to moving to
Florida 25 years ago.
She was presdient of the
Bnai Brith Women's Coun-
cil of Miami, past worthy
matron of the Order of the
Eastern Star, past president
of the women's auxiliary of
the Miami Beach Jewis
Home for the Aged, pa
president of the Jewish Wa
Veterans Women's Auxil-
iary, was a member of the
United Order of True Sis-
ters and the Miami Beach
Jewish Welfare Federation.
The JWV named her
"woman of the year" for
Mrs. Kevoe leaves a
daughter, Mrs. Joseph
(Eleanor) Newman; four
grandchildren and one
Interment Detroit.

Harry Hoffman

Harry Hoffman, owner
and president of Livernois
Auto Glass in Oak Park for
20 years, died Nov. 17 at age
A native, Detroiter, Mr.
Hoffman was a member of
the Jewish War Veterans,
City of Hope, Crescent
Shrine Club, Oak Park
Lodge of the Masons, Bnai
Brith and was past
president of the Detroit
Glass Dealers Association.
He resided at 22615 Nottin-
gham Ln., Southfield.
He leaves his wife,
Sophie; and children, Alan;
Mrs. Joel (Linda) Serlin;
Mrs. Ronald (Janice)
Yourofsky; Richard Gibbs of
Toronto; Mrs. Michael
(Sharon) Benedek; a
brother, Rudy of Van Nuys,
Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Ben
(Lillian). Pevzner; and six

Abraham Nickin

Abraham Nickin, co-
owner of Adelman's De-
partment Store in Windsor
for the past 30 years, died
Nov. 20 at age 68.
Born in Poland, Mr. Nic-
kin was a member of Cong.
Bnai Moshe. He resided at
28570 Tavistock Tr., South-
He leaves two sons, Larry
and Mark; a daughter, Mrs.
Alan (Elaine) Herbst; two
brothers, Meyer Nitzkin of
Chicago; and Sidney; two
sisters, Mrs. Sigmund
(Adella) -Poznanski a
Mrs. Joe (Manya) Lyn
both of Chicago.

Max S. Zieger

Max S. Zieger, 66, owner
of Marty's Auto Supply in
Dearborn, died Nov. 20.
He was a member of
Morgenthau Lodge of Bnai
Brith and Cong. Shaarey
He lived at 23600 Coach
House Rd., Southfield.
He is survived by his wife,
Ethel; two sons, Gary A. and
Dr. Harvey; two brothers,
Dr. Allen and Morris of
Florida; and two

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