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July 20, 1979 - Image 47

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-07-20

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Brother, Sister Plant 18,000 Trees in Israel

Last month, Oak Park
resident Abraham Gubin
planted a forest of 18,000
trees in Israel through the
Jewish National Fund, for
which he contributed
$54,000. The forest is lo-
cated in the Rabbi Dr. Leo
Jung Forest recently estab-
lished by the Rabbinical
Council of America near
Safed. Gubin made the
stipulation that the forest
memorialize the names of
his parents, Leib Bear
Gubin and Etta Gubin, who
died in Warsaw, Poland.
"My parents were annihi-
ted by Kaiser Wilhelm
.er World War I, and my
greatest heartache is that I
don't even know where they
are buried," said Gubin. "I
would spend every penny I
have if it were 'possible to
bring their bodies to Israel -
and to re-bury them in the
soil where the JNF trees are
being planted."
So spoke the 90-year-old
Gubin as he related the
story of his life.
Gubin came to America
in 1912. It was his dream
to save enough to bring
his family to the U.S.
Gubin's father, Leib Bear,
who was a scribe, held a tic-
ket to America for three

week. But his anxiety to
earn more, so that he could
bring his family from
Europe, led to periodic dis-
His career spanned the
gamut from salesman to
court interpreter, for
Gubin speaks Polish,
Russian, Ukrainian, He-
brew, German, Yiddish
and fluent English.
For the law firm of Butzel,
Friedman and Meyers, he
copied mortgages and pre-
pared dockets for the typists
and he also worked for the
Kamil Management Co.
Abe- Gubin, center, and his sister Cecille are
He has been a gas station
shown holding a Jewish National Fund plaque indi-
hotel owner and a real
cating that a forest in Israel has been planted by the estate
entrepreneur, and for
Gubins and their deceased sister in honor of their .
years prior tokhis retire-
parents. Making the presentation are Percy Kaplan, 25
left, executive director of JNF in Detroit and Samuel ment in 1958, he was em-
ployed by the Chrysler
Geller, JNF vice president.
Corp. "where, towards the
years, but did not start out. at the Hamilton-Brown end, they made me a trouble
Gubin's mother refused to Shoe Co: In 1914, he went to shooter, but I never worked
come with him. "For her, Falls Valley, Oklahoma "on on the assembly line."
Gubin has donated large
America was not Trume' the day that America went
sums to Yeshiva Beth
enough," said Abe Gubin_ to war."
He returned to St. Louis, Yehudah and other
Btit in September, 1923, he
did manage to bring over his and opened an ice cream yeshivot in the U.S. He con-
two sisters, Tziporah store, where he "frosted the tributes generously to Mo'os
(Cecille) and Jochebed windows with a sign saying Hitim and individual mi-
(Josephine). Cecille, now Why pay a nickel when you nyons.
"The less I wanted," said
81, still makes her home can buy it here for two
with Gubin. Josephine is cents!" He came to Detroit Gubin, The more money
in August 1916, starting his came to me," and "at no time
Gubin's life in America first job with the Gottesman did we (his sisters) an-
started in St. Louis working Dry Goods Co. at $18 per nounce what we gave."


Memorial Center Assisted
by Federation, UJCharities

The boards of directors of
the Jewish Welfare Federa-
tion and Holocaust Memo-
rial Center have approved a
working relationship to
help pave the way toward
the memorial center's es-
tablishment; it was an-
nounced by George M. Zelt-
zer, preident of Federation,
and Leon Halpern, HMC
The Holocaust Memorial
Center, which will be
erected as a wing of the
Jewish Community Center
in West Bloomfield, is the
first center of its kind in the
United States. Modeled
after Yad Vashem in
Jerusalem, it will function
as an independent institu-
However, the HMC will
be closely associated with
the Jewish Community
Center, which will lend its
operating resources.
Federation will assist
in conducting the'capital
and endowment fund
campaign.. Endowment
funds will ike held by the
United Jewish Charities,
"senior member" of Fed-
ition, which maintains
sponsibility for man-
agement of more than 300
endowment funds.
President is Joseph H.
Rosenzveig is executive di-
rector of the Holocaust
Memorial Center.
, Jackier
Charities will provide in-
vestment, fiscal and report-
ing services to both gov-
ernment and the HMC
The Holocaust Memo-
rial Center is to be con-
structed adjacent to the

Center's main entrance.
An important part of its
permanent exhibit will be
an archives containing
data on the Jewish com-
munities of Europe and
names of Holocaust vic
tims, with speeial em-
phasis on members of De-
troit area families.
School curriculum mate-
rial on the Holocaust, a re-
source center for the public
and oral histories from sur-
vivors also will be included
in the HMC program.

Miss Keywell
Plans to Marry

Mizrachi Sponsors Holiday
Relief for Needy in Israel

Contributions may be
Mizrachi-Hapoel HaMiz- sent to the Mizrachi office,
rachi, the local chapter of 23125 Coolidge, Oak Park,
Religious, Zionists of 398-7180.,
America, announces that
the policy of aiding needy Nursery School
for the Holy Days will be Seeks Students
pursued again this year.
Cong. Beth Abraham
The announcement states Hillel Moses announces
that certificates in ex- there are still openings
change for food necessities available in its nursery
in Super-Sol markets in Is-. school.
For information, call Ai-
rael will be issued again to
the needy on the list of the _ leen Projansky, 358-3721.
Religious Zionist Move-

An appeal is being issued
to the community for sup-
port of this project in the
form of gifts in the amount
of $15 and more to provide
for the food provisions.

It is pointed out that
more than 1,000 families
were provided with such
assistance during the
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NY Is Developing
Aged Programs


Major programs for the
Jewish elderly in New York
City and Long Island de-
veloped by the Jewish Asso-
ciation for Services for the
Aged (JASA) during the
1976-1978 period included
home care, meals-on-
wheels, mental health serv-
ices and a social action com-
ponent, according to a JASA
Progress Report for that
Robert S. Olnick, JASA
president, said JASA offers
individual social services,
senior centers and housing
developments for the el-
derly, serving 42,000 per-
sons annually with the goal
of maintaining them within
the community.

Mr. and Mrs. Jerome M.
Keywell of Bloomfield Hills
announce the engagement
of their daughter, Karen
Francine, to Dr. Robert Ste-
ven Hellman, son of Dr. and
Mrs. Nison Hellman of
Milwaukee, Wis.
Miss Keywell earned a
BA degree and a certificate
He reported that JASA's
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the University of Michigan. 23 casework service offices,
Her fiance was graduated offering help in government
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West Side Story' Revival

NEW YORK — At the
conclusion of a four-week
concert, tour of the U.S.,
Korea and Japan, conductor
Leonard Bernstein has an-
nounced that "West Side
Story" will be revived in
New York in the fall.
The musical will be di-
rected by Jerome Robbins of
the New York City Ballet
and designer Oliver Smith
has agreed to work on the
Bernstein said thafthe
casting has not been done,
but added the musical will
be substantially the same as
two decades ago when it
premiered on BrOadway.

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