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January 26, 1979 - Image 40

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-01-26

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40 Friday, January 26, 1979

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Singles Events -- n

( RALPH
YAMRON'S
Orchestra

SOLO FLIGHT will
conduct a social 8 p.m.
Tuesday at Temple Beth El.
Mack Pitt and his Orchestra
will provide music for danc-
ing. - Singles age 30 and

Duo, Trio &.. Quartet
Music For All
Occasions

968-0021

not
If • you're
• •
sell it.
wearing

-a&

You can't enjoy your jewelry if it's sitting in
your -safe deposit box. Sell it for immediate
cash. We purchase fine gems, Diamonds and
Gold Jewelry.
A -service to private owners, • banks and
gstates. N

orman Allan
mildmii fl
(;,„,„/„,iti

rut"

Established 1919
30400 Telegraph-Rd.-Suite 134
Call
642-5575
Birmingham, MI. 48010

ANNOUNCING

Jeff Dembs

-

-Is Now Booking Directly For

DISCO /PARTIES-

13 yrs. experience with social directing & dance instruc
tion
Bar Mitzvahs - Sweet Sixteens

Adult Parties, Etc.
Party Planning - Facilities Available



352-4177

FOR QUICK SALE

OF YOUR UNWANTED USED FURS

El-Mars Suburban Shop

Marion Feuerman

WE CAN SELL YOUR MINK COATS, JACKETS,
STOLES, FUN FURS, PERSIANS, FUR HATS,
BROADTAIL FURS, FUR TRIMMED SWEATERS, etc

El-Mars Furs

4r ,

13661 W. 11 Mile just West of Coolidge
Oak Park, Mich. (Across from A&P)

OPEN 7 DAYS 11 5 p.m.

-

No phone calls please

older are invited. There is a skiing event originally
slated to be held noon Sun-
charge.
*
*
day at Beech Woods Center
SHERER in Southfield has been relo-
ROSE
SOCIALITES will hold cated to Lincoln Hills, 2666
their January dance 9 p.m. W. 14 Mile, Birmingham.
Saturday at the Oak Park For information, call Steve
Community Center. Johnny Freeman at the Jewish
"C" and his orchestra will Community Center, 661-
provide music for dancing. 1000, ext. 219.
Refreshments and social
mixers will highlight the
evening. For information,
call Mollie Stern, 968-3643,
or Shirley Kaner, 398-2296.
* * *
JEWISH COMMU-
Seymour M. Rosen-
NITY CENTER Single wasser and Associates,
Young Adult Department affiliated with the Massa-
announces its cross country chusetts Mutual Life Insur-
ance Co., have relocated to
new and larger quarters at
30800 Northwestern. Hwy.,
Farmington Hills.
* * *
SILVERMAN-DETROIT
Lester L. Schoenberg,
has been named regional
POST'S executive commit-
vice president of the Central
tee will meet 10 a.m. Sun-
Atlantic Marketing Region
day in the JewiSh War Vet-
of New York Life Insurance
erans Memorial Home. Dis-
cussion will focus on alloca-
Co.
* * *
tion of rehabilitation funds.
** *

Business
Briefs

Miami Bakery
Helping MDA

JWV Offers
Scholarships

The Depaitment of
Michigan, Jewish War Vet-
erans, is making available
three college scholarships
in the amount of $300, each.
Any veteran of the
_American Armed Forces, or
children of veterans are
eligible. Applicants may in-
elude students attending
accredited institutions of
higher learning on a college
level as well as members of
the January or June 1979
high school graduating
class.
Scholarship information
and applications are avail-
able by writing Schol-
arship Committee, 16990
W. 12 Mile, Southfield,
48076. Deadline is April 20.

PLAZA
SUITE
Gifts and Jewelry

THE

20% OFF STORE

A REPEAT OF A SALE-BRATION

0
ALL 14 Kt GOLD JEWELRY

% OFF

we reserve the right to limit quantities



PLAZ • SUITE

* * *

Israel Buying
Empire Poultry

MIFFLINTOWN, Pa.
The state of Israel has just
completed-purchase of 1.5
million pounds of kosher
poultry products from Em-
pire Kosher Poultry, Inc.
According to Murray L.
Katz, Empire's president,
the purchase has been
under development for sev-
eral weeks and "marks a
high point in the company's
25 years' experience in as-
sisting the state of Israel
with its kosher poultry and
food importation needs."

Israel Tourism
Sets New Record

PROUDLY ANNOUNCES



Miami Bake Shoppe's
seven Detroit area locations
are continuing their
"bread-a-thon" on behalf of
the Muscular Dystrophy
Association through Sept. 1.
For each loaf of bread sold
at its regular price, Miami
Bake Shoppe will donate 10
cents to MDA through the
Jerry Lewis telethon..



The Suite of The Franklin Shopping Plaza
CONVENIENTLY LOCATED NORTHWESTERN AT 12 MILE, SOUTHFIELD
Visa Mastercharge
Phone 357-1121
Open Mon. thru Sat. 10 to 6:30



NEW YORK Some
292,794 Americans visited
Israel in 1978, an eight per-
cent increase over 1977,
making it the best year ever
for American tourism to Is-
rael.
Almost 1.1 million
tourists from around the
world visited the country in
1978, nine percent more
than the previous year's re-
cord total.
Tourism, Israel's number
one source of foreign cur-
rency income, contributed
some $610 million to the Is-
rael economy, a 42 percent
jump over 1977.
The U.S. is the number
one source of Israel's
tourism, followed by West
Germany, France and Great
Britain.

Detroiter's Life in Russia
Recalled: Coming Our of Ice'

"Coming Out of the Ice:
An Unexpected Life," by
Victor Herman, published
Harcourt Brace
by
Jovanovich, is Herman's
own story of survival in
Soviet prison camps.
During the Depression,
Herman's family left the
United States for Russia,
along with 300 other Ameri-
can families, to establish a
Ford Motor Co. plant there.
Herman, then 16,
envisioned a land of bound-
less adventure, but these
expectations were never to
be realized.
In order to escape the sob-
ering reality Of the cold gray
land he found, Herman de-
voted himself to athletics
and aviation, breaking re-
cords with his parachute
jumping and winning
acclaim as "The Lijidbergh
of Russia."
All too soon his fame
was of no use to him, as he
became a victim of the
Stalin years, finding him-
self, for reasons never
explained, in a special jail
for political prisoners.
Herman spent a year in
Cell 39 — a year of total si-
lence, interrupted only by
days and nights of torture.
He was then sentenced_ to
nine years in Siberian hard
labor camps, during which
time his intense yearning
for freedom enabled him to
survive.
Having triumphed over
subhuman conditions, he
was released, only to be
further tormented by the
NKVD. After his release, he
fell in love with a Russian
gymnastics teacher and
married her. He was soon
forced into exile, though,
and survived by chopping
out a cave under the ice. His
wife bravely followed with
their infant daughter, and
they lived for a year that
way, still harassed by the
authorities for unknown
reasons.

In 1956, with as little ex-
planation as was given for
his first arrest and intern-
ment, Victor Herman was
pardoned by Nikita
Khrushchev, but frustra-
tion prevailed for 20 years

following the acquittal.
During this time Herman's "1
petitions to return to the
United States were either •
ignored or met with indif-
ference.
He finally arrived in
the United States alone in
1976 and was joined a
year later by his two
daughters and finally in )0
, by his wife
August 19;78
and mother-in-law. Her- .•,11
man and his family now
reside in Southfield.ab, •
The psychologica-
ment, the suffering, staiira-
tion and abuse sh
marked change in V
Herman the man, as op- _
posed to Victor Herman the'
boy. When his father, Sam,
asks the family who wishes •
to go to Russia, young Vic-
tor is excited. The author
states:

"All I saw was an adven-
ture. Who cares. about Ver '
nors and Jack Benny when
adventure crooks a finger at "
you? Russia! There would be
bears there — lions and ti-
gers leaping from tree to
tree!"
Yet on the plane back to,
the States, Herman trea-
sures his hometown. He 1
writes:
"I sat in that plane like
any other, a man like all
the rest, gray suit, brDwn
shoes, seatbelt fastened,
going from, going to. To - 1
what? Woodward Ave-
nue? The Fisher Build-
ing? Seven Mile, Nine
Mile, the spokes of De-
troit? My home? I would
taste Vernors and see
Ironwood (St.)-- and I
would tell thyself I was •
home, and there would be
nothing to tell me it was
not true."
The book is filled with
flashbacks' to Detroit and
there are frequent
philosophical interjections. Ak
Students of contemporary
Russian history will find ---
Herman's "Coming Out of
the Ice" an enlightening ac- a
count of life in that period._
* * *

-

Victor Herman
Honored Sunday 64

Dr. Victor Herman, the
Detroit.-born American, *
who spent 45 years in the
Soviet Union, will be the 411
guest of the Michigan Dis-
trict of Workmen's Circle at 4/1
a reception in his honor at 2 ...,4
p.m. Sunday at the Work-
men's Circle Center, 2441.4 ..1
Detroiters who will be in Coolidge, Oak Park. Dr.
Florida Feb. 2 to attend the Herman is a charter so
alit
- -
Bar Mitzva of Steven member of Workmen'
..,A
Rodd, son of former De- cle Branch 684 (S
troiters Mr. and Mrs. Jews), host of the reception.
Dr. Herman's autobiog- - 1
Alvin (Barbara) Rodd of
Clearwater, Fla., include: raphy, "Coming Out of the
Grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Ice" was published by Har-
Joe (Rose) Rodd; great- court, Brace this month.
grandmother, Bena Rodd; Next month he will start a -.4
Mr. and Mrs. Sam (Thelma) promotional tour and will ,
Rodd; Elsie Rodd; Sharon, appear on "Good Morning, .1
Philip and Jeffrey America," "The David
Spangenberg; Mariann Susskind Show" and the --"'
Fridson; Mr. and Mrs. "Phil Donahue Show," ..,
George (Sylvia) Surowitz; among others.
There is no charge, and
and Howard Fridson.
Former Detroiters Martin the public is invited. For in: "'
Fridson and Robert Rodd .of formation call the Work-
New York City also will men's Circle office, 545-
0985.
amt
attend.

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