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April 20, 1979 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-04-20

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22 Friday, April 20, 1919

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Louis Levitan Dies, Former Bond
Caricatures
Head Aided Communal Efforts

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Louis E. Levitan, former
executive director of Israel
Bonds in Detroit and the
current executive vice
president of the American .
Technion Society, died
April 14 at age 68.
Born in Russia, Mr. Levi-
tan was raised in Chicago
and was graduated from the
University of Chicago.
During World War II, Mr.
Levitan served with the
U.S. Army in Germany. He

CONGREGATION B'NAI MOSHE
PROUDLY PRESENTS

served there as chief of the
Bureau of Documents, Trac-
ing and Child Search for
UNRWA and later in Italy
as director of welfare for the
International Relief Organ-
ization. In the former posi-
tion, he was responsible for
rescuing hundreds of
Jewish children who were
lost during the war. With
IRO he was head of all the
Jewish displaced persons
camps in the central section
of the U.S. Zone in Ger-
many.
Mr. Levitan also was
regional director for the
Joint Distribution Corn-
mittee in Milan, Italy, in
post-war Europe.

in Einstein Lodge of Bnai
Brith, Shaarit Haplaytah,
Jewish National Fund, the
Zionist Organization of
America — Detroit District
and in efforts on behalf of
Bar-Ilan University.
Mr. Levitan is survived
by his wife, Marie; a son,
Steven of New York City; a
daughter, Paula of Detroit;
his mother, Mrs. Anna
Levitan of San Francisco.

for your party

By

SAM FIELD

Call

399-1320

METROPOLITAN COUNCIL OF YOUNG ISRAEL
Cordially invites you to join
in Holiday Worship

YOM HAZIKORON and YOM HO-ATZMAUT

(Day of Rememberance)
(Israel Independence Day
THE SERVICE WILL FOLLOW
THE ESTABLISHED ORDER
AS IT IS OBSERVED IN THE
STATE OF ISRAEL

TOWN HALL SERIES

1919 ANNUAL CONCERT

TUES. — MAY 1 — 6:15 P.M.

at

Features

YOUNG ISRAEL OF OAK-WOODS

Sponsored by:

LOUIS E. LEVITAN

He held many positions in
the fields of public and pri-
vate welfare, including area
directorship for the Jewish
Welfare Board. His long ex-
perience in California in
handling unemployment
and migratory labor prob-
lems before the War, made
him particularly suited to
assume responsibilities
which he held in Europe fol-
lowing his service in the
U.S. Armed Forces, mili-
tary government, European
Theater during World War

CANTOR
JACOB BEN-ZION MENDELSON

CANTOR
LOUIS KLEIN

VOICES
OF THE
B'NAI MOSHE
CHORAL ENSEMBLE

itiveltat

N

SUNDAY *MAY 6 • 8 P.M.

DONATION — $5.00 — ADULTS
$2.50 — SENIOR CITIZENS and STUDENTS

Congregation B'nai Moshe

14930 W. 10 Mile Rd.

Oak Park

II.

Returning to the U.S.
after his service overseas,
Mr. Levitan plunged into
the new campaign for build-
ing the security of Israel.
He was field representa-
tive and regional director of
the United Jewish Appeal's
speakers bureau for the
Western U.S. and was asso-
ciate director of the Los
Angeles Israel Bond office
and director of the Win-
nipeg, Minneapolis, San
Francisco and Detroit Bond
offices. He started in the Is-
rael Bond program at its in-
ception in January 1951
and was director of the De-
troit Bond office from 1958
to 1974 until he was prom-
oted as supervisor on the
West Coast.
He retired from the Is-
rael Bonds position in
1976 to accept the post
with the American
Technion Society. He re-
sided in New York City at
the time of his death.
In Detroit he was active

On Being Jewish

I could never grasp why I
should be ashamed by my
Jewish origin.
At an early date, I became
aware of my destiny to be-
long to the critical minority
and developed a certain in-
dependence of judgment.
— Sigmund Freud

Young Israel Congregations of Greenfield, Oak-
Woods, Southfield, Religious Zionists of America,
Bnai Akiva and Bodzin Post JWV
for reservations to holiday Seudah following serv-
ice call 398 1177.

-

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PARTICIPATING IN THE SERVICE

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Cantor Simon Bermanis
Cantor Earl Berris
Allan Rosenberg
Geo. J. Rossman
Mayer Lipman
Martin Ross
Hy Shenkman

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