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November 09, 1979 - Image 70

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-11-09

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10 Friday, November 9, 1919


Harold Finney

JWF Leadership Seminars
End; Major Luncheon Held
for Allied Jewish Campaign

Harold N. Finney, former
president and chairman of
the board of Citizens
Mortgage Corp., died Nov. 5
at age 66.
Born in New York, Mr.
Finney was on the board of
directors of American Fed-
eral Savings. He was a
former director of Detroit
Mortgage Bankers Associa-
He was a member and
former board member of
Tam-O-Shanter Country
Club, Temple Emanu-El
and Keidan Lodge of Bnai
He leaves his wife, Lil-
Fifty women attended the Jewish Welfare Feder- lian; two sons, Stuart of
ation Women's Division's annual Leadership Seminar Bloomington, Minn., and
which ended Oct. 24. The intensive seven-week semi- Kenneth of San Anselmo,
nar gave the women an opportunity to meet with lay Calif.; a daughter, Elissa of
and professional leaders who spoke on the work of St. Paul, Minn.; a brother,
Federation's local member agencies and the needs of Nate Silver of Beverly Hills,
Jews in Israel and elsewhere overseas. Sally Levy Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Mil-
chaired the Leadership Seminar; Barbara Haber and ton (Jean) Silverstein of De-
lray Beach, Fla., and Mrs.
Barbara Robins were associate chairmen.
Jack (Sylvia) Butler of Lun-
dhurst, Ohio; and three

Sigrid C. Ruby

Moriah Blum, second from left, wife of the Israeli
ambassador to the United Nations, was guest speaker
at a luncheon meeting hosted by Bethea Green for
Women's Division contributors of $6000 to the Allied
Jewish Campaign - Israel Emergency Fund. Shown
with her at Mrs. Green's Franklin home are, from left,
Dulcie Rosenfeld, Susan Citrin, Frieda Stollman,
Rosalie Kolberg, Mrs. Green, Shelby Tauber and Do-
reen Hermelin, associate chairman.

Sigrid C. Ruby, a former
nurse who was active in
Jewish and civic affairs,
died Oct. 30 at age 74.
A former Detroiter who
was born in Grant, Mich.,
Mrs. Ruby lived in St.
Petersburg, Fla., for the last
10 years.
She attended the Univer-
sity of Michigan. She was a
former president of the
Michigan Region, Women's
American ORT, and was
active in the League of
Women Voters, the
NAACP, the Detroit Round
Table of the National Con-
ference of Christians and
Jew§ and other groups.
She is survived by her
husband, Dr. Oliver A.; a
- son, Carl R.; a daughter,
Nancy Lewis; two sisters
and four gfandchildren.

Dr. B. Bernbaum

Dr. Bernard Bernbaum, a
pediatrician for more than president and chief operat-
55 years, died Nov. 2 at age ing officer of Michigan
Brush Manufacturing, died
Born in Russia, Dr. Nov. 6 at age 66.
Bernbaum was graduated
Born in Cleveland, Ohio,
from the forerunner of the Mr. Gale founded Rol-Brush
Wayne State University Manufacturing Co., a di-
School of Medicine in 1920. vision of Michigan Brush.
He was on the staffs of Chil- He pioneered the concept of
dren's Hospital of Detroit, paint rollers. Mr. Gale was a
Harper Hospital, Mt. Car- member of the American
mel Mercy Hospital, Her- Brush Manufacturers Asso-
man Kiefer Hospital and ciation.
Providence Hospital.
He leaves his wife, Nora;
He was a member of the
Bruce; a daughter,
American Academy of
Pediatrics, the American Mrs. Stanley (Dena) Baer of
Medical Association, Mill Valley, Calif.; one
Wayne County Medical brother, one sister andthree
Society and Phi Delta Epis- grandchildren.
lon. Dr. Bernbaum was an
associate professor at WSU.
Tillie Mehler
He leaves a daughter,
Mrs. James (Harriet) Ben-
lie Mehler, a founder of the
jamin; a brother, Sidney of
Passover Relief Fund that
Miami Beach, Fla.; two sis-
for more than 25 years dis-
ters, Selma and Mrs. Paul
tributed tons of holiday food
(Ethel) Opperman of Miami
for poor New York Jews,
Beach; and two
died Nov. 3 at age 83.
In 1918 she became the
first secretary of the Israel
Joseph Siegel
Aid Society, which then
Joseph Siegel, a former
helped Jewish settlers in
Detroit attorney and a
member of the Michigan
Mrs. Mehler served as an
Bar Association for 50
years, died Nov. 6 at age 79. officer or member of dozens
Mr. Siegel had been liv- of organizations, including
ing in North Miami Beach, the American Mizrachi
Women, United Ladies Aid
Fla., for seven years. ' '
He was a vice president of Society and Nashim
Dedication Lodge, Bnai Rachmanios Society.
Brith, and past president of
the Detroit Club in Florida. Louis W. Zack
He was active in City of
Louis W. Zack, a former
Hope, founder and member Detroiter who was an early
of Temple Israel in Detroit, participant in the Young
a 32nd degree Mason and Judaea movement, which in
Shriner with Mosaic Lodge the 1920s was the dominant
and a member of the Old Jewish youth movement,
Newsboys Goodfellows.
died Nov. 2 in Phoenix,
He is survi-Oed by his wife, Ariz.
Jean; a daughter, Mrs. Iris
While in Detroit, Mr.
Sandler of Oak Park; eight
grandchildren and one Zack was active for many
great-grandchild. Inter- years in congregational ac-
ment Miami.
He leaves his wife, Anna;
four sons, David, Gerald
and Raymond and Seymour
of Southfield; a sister, Mrs.
Sarah Abramson; a brother,
Hyman; and 12
grandchildren. Interment

Four Campaign Co-Chairmen Are Named

David Handleman and
Irving R. Seligman, general
chairmen of the 1980 Allied
Jewish Campaign - Israel
Emergency Fund, have an-
nounced the appointment of
Marvin H. Goldman, Jay M.
Kogan, David S. Mondry
and I. William Sherr as
Campaign co-chairmen.
Goldman, serving his
fourth year as co-chairman,
is a member of the boards of
the Detroit Service Group,
Sinai Hospital and the
Jewish Home for Aged. He

Land Ownership

According to British gov-
ernment statistics, prior to
the establishment of Israel
8.6 percent of the land area
now known as Israel was
owned by Jews; 3.3 percent
by Arabs who remained
there; 16.5. percent by Arabs
who left the country.
More than 70 percent of
the land was owned by the
government. It passed to the
ownership of Israel. The
public lands included most
of the Negev — half of
Palestine's post-1922 total
area. ("Survey of Pales-
tine," 1946, British Man-
. date Government, p. 257.)

has served as chairman of
the AJC-IEF Industrial and
Automotive Division.
Goldman is vice president of
Grant Southern Iron and
Metal Co.
Kogan served as co-
chairman last year and as
associate chairman in 1978.
He was a Campaign vice
chairman in 1975 and 1977
and a pre-Campaign chair-
man in 1976. A member of
the Detroit Service Group
board, he is owner of Kogan
Realty Co.
Mondry, a co-chairman
last year, served as asso-
ciate chairman in 1977
and vice chairman in
1976. He is president of
Highland Appliance Co.
and a member of the
boards of the Detroit
Service Group and Sinai
A co-chairman last year
and associate chairman in
1978, Sherr formerly served
as vice chairman • and
chairman of the Services-
Arts and Crafts Division.
He is a member of the
boards of United Hebrew
Schools and the Detroit
Service Group and is execu-
tive vice president of
Frank's Nursery Sales.

Herbert B. Gale

Al Capp Dies,
Created Comic

Alfred Gerald Caplin, bet-
ter known as Al Capp,
creator of the Li'l Abner
comic strip, died Nov. 5 at
age 70.
At its height, the strip
was syndicated in 900
newspapers around the
world, including the Detroit
News. In November 1977,
when Mr. Caplin retired
due to illness, the comic ap-
peared in 400 papers.

The Family
of the Late


Acknowledges with
grateful appreciation
the many kind ex-
pressions of sympathy
extended by relatives
and friends during the
family's recent be-

The Families
of the Late


Acknowledge with
grateful appreciation
the many kind ex-
pressions of sympathy
extended by relatives
and friends during the
families' recent be-
The Edward, Milton &
Sam Fenton Families

The Families

of. the Late




Acknowledge with
grateful appreciation
the many kind ex-
pressions of sympathy
extended by relatives
and friends during the
families' recent be-

The Family of the Late


of Windsor



Acknowledges with grateful apprecia-
tion the many kind expressions of sym-
pathy extended by relatives and friends
during the family's recent bereavement.

The Family of the Late


(Wife, Jeanette, Herbert and Irene
Goldberg; Edward and Miriam Goldberg;
Madeline Posner; Lois and Nat Fishman;
Sharon and Michael Balamut; Nat and
Nancy Goldberg.

Acknowledges with grateful apprecia-
tion the many kind expressions of sym-
pathy extended by relatives and friends
during the family's recent bereavement.



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