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February 01, 1980 - Image 62

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-02-01

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62 'Friday; February LI
Israel Pension for Mrs. Marcus

widow of Col. David Marcus
has been granted a pension
by the Israeli government.
Mrs. Marcus, now 74, has
been blind and sick for sev-

Jackson, Carey
Receive Award

Henry Jackson (D-Wash.)
and New York Governor
Hugh Carey will share the
annual America Israel
Friendship Award to be pre-
sented at the Bnai Zion
dinner on Feb. 17 at the
New York Hilton.

Mental Health
Grant to Israel

American Jewish Joint Dis-
tribution Committee and
the Israel Ministry of
Health will establish a Falk
Mental Health Policy and
Planning Institute in Israel
through a $250,000 grant
from the Maurice Falk Med-
ical Fund of Pittsburgh.

eral years. Her husband, a
West Point graduate, lost
his life while serving Israel
as the commander of the
Jerusalem front during the
1948 War for Independence.
Israel gave Mrs. Marcus a
$2,000 grant last month and
offered to increase her
$1,200 per month pension
after being contacted by
Mrs. Marcus' brother.
The life of Col. Marcus
was portrayed by Kirk
Douglas in the 1966 movie
"Cast a Giant Shadow."

Spertus Exhibit

Tubie Resnik, Real Estate Investor, Lifelong Zionist

Tubie Resnik, for two de-
cades a leading real estate
investor here, who died Jan.
25 at age 76, was a lifelong
Zionist who considered pre-
Israel Palestine to have
provided his "roots" for his
lifelong devotion to the
Zionist cause.

Born in Berdichev, Rus-
sia, he was taken to Pales-
tine by his father who was
engaged in the wine indus-
try in Rishon LeZion. Al-
though they lived there for
only a few years before
Tubie as a youngster was
brought to St. Joseph, Mo.,
Tubie Resnik always said
his roots were in Zionism
and that he and his family
were perpetuating the
idealism of their parents.

CHICAGO — An exhibi-
tion of the works of Arieh
Sharon, Israeli architect,
entitled "Kibutz Plus
Bauhaus — An Architect's
Way in a New Land" will be
shown at the Spertus
Mr. Resnik had his
Museum ofJudaica through
March 23. The exhibit con- schooling in St. Joseph and
sists of 80 black and white was in paper manufac-
photo panels, 20 color turing with a brother in Los
blow-ups of buildings, plus
some models and short de-
scriptive texts.


"People retiring ought to
consider Israel," says Ab-
raham Liebman, 69, for-
merly of Bronx, N.Y. "This
is a young, growing country
and we can be part of it. Re-
tirees should have a sense of
adventure. At our age, it is a
privilege to start a new life."
Liebman, a retired phar-
macist, speaks from experi-
ence. Since coming to Israel
six years ago with his wife
and two teenaged daughters
(both are now married), he
has become active in com-
munity and aliya affairs.
He is one of three
members of the Association
of Americans and Cana-
dians in Israel who greet
North American immig-
rants when they arrive at
ben-Gurion Airport.




has something for
everyone — no matter
what the age or sex

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His activities in Cong.
Shaar0 Zedek, on whose
board of directors he
served for several years,
were emphasized by the
regular attendance at
Sabbath services and his
deep interest in the cul-
tural programs.

He was a Brandeis Uni-
versity Fellow, a 33rd De-
gree Mason, a lifelong
member of the Zionist
Organization of America
and for years was active in
behalf of the United Jewish
Appeal and other move-
Mr. Resnik held member-
ship in the American ORT
Federation and the
Franklin Hills Country

Senior Citizens in Israel
Find Work Aiding New Olim

World Zionist Press Service

Please send

Angeles. Then he was
named to high executive
posts, first with McKesson
Robbins and then with
Seagrams before entering
the real estate business.

$15 enclosed


Twice a week he meets
incoming groups of be-
tween three and thirty
people, welcomes them,
guides them in their first
steps in an unaccus-
tomed land and details
the assistance to which
they are entitled from the
government, as new im-

He then helps them
through the Jewish Agency
registration procedures and
sees them to a taxi which
will take them to their ini-
tial destination in Israel.
Warm letters of apprecia-
tion attest to the value of
Liebman's efforts.
Together with his wife
Esther, Liebman also serves
on his town's AACI absorp-
tion committee. They host
new immigrants and dele-
gations of American Jewish
groups visiting in Holon, a
suburb of Tel Aviv.
Another busy retiree,
Rubin Kaplan, 74, runs his
own informal welcoming
service. For a long time an
active member in New
York's Flatbush Jewish
community, he estimates
that he has hosted hundreds
of visiting residents of the
neighborhood since he made
aliya in 1967. Dozens of
them came back and settled
in Israel, including his

daughter with her family,
and one of his

Club and was a volunteer at
Sinai Hospital.
He leaves his wife, Ger-
trude; two daughters,
Mindy of Ann Arbor and
Mrs. David (Penny) Trenk
of South Orange, N.J.; a

Real Estate Developer
Bert L. Smokier Dies at 68

Bert L. Smokier, an at-
torney and real estate de-
veloper, died Jan. 27 at age
Born in Brantford, On-
tario, Canada, Mr. Smokier
was graduated from the
University of Detroit's law
school in 1932. He was a
member of the Michigan
Bar Association.
In the civic sphere, Mr.
Smokier was an organizer
and founder of Metropolitan
Savings and Loan, and
served on the boards of the
chamber Music Society, the
Detroit Symphony Or-
chestra, the Founders
Society of the Detroit Insti-
tute of Arts and the Friends
of the Public Library. He
was a founder of the Friends
School of Detroit.

He also was the former
chairman of Tamarack
Hills Authority and was
developing a pioneer vil-
lage at Camp Tamarack
at the time of his death.

Kaplan founded the
Kaplan Club in Tel Aviv.
It serves as a meeting
place and social center
for the AACI seniors sec-
tion and for immigrants
from other English-
speaking countries. Re-
cently, the club members
successfully completed a
fund-raising campaign
and purchased a special
operating table for Tel
Hashomer Hospital.
Other similar projects
are under way.

brother, Manny of Los
Angeles, Calif.; two sisters,
Mrs. Werner (Edith) Som-
mer of El Paso, Tex., and
Mrs. Sheldon (Nan) Braude
of St. Joseph, Mo.; and three

Mr. Smokier was a board
member of Sinai Hospital;
Hadassah House, Inc; and
held membership in the



Franklin Hills Country
Club, Cong. Shaarey Zedek
and was active in efforts on
behalf of the Sophie Wright
Settlement House.

Mr. Smokier leaves his
wife, Toba; a son, Irving A.
of Ann Arbor; a daughter,
Mrs. Guy (Nora) Barron; a
brother, Ned; three sisters,
Mrs. Edythe Moss, Mrs.
Jean Fleisig of Toronto and
Mrs. Bernice Miller; and
five grandchildren.

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The club also hosts
classes and lectures during
the day and a variety of so-
cial activities during the
evening. Every two months,
seniors gather in a specially
rented hall for larger
regional membership meet-
ings. In short, the club
enables all to be occupied, in
the belief that to be busy is
to be happy.


Southfield, Mich. 48075

Cemetery Visit
Ritual Defined


(Copyright 1980, JTZ, Inc.)

The hands are not dried I
after washing them after
visiting the cemetery.
It is claimed that drying
the hands after this wash-
ing might indicate that the
survivors completely dis-
connect themselves from
their previous relationship
with the dead.
Allowing nature to take
its course in drying the
hands, without technically
drying them, serves to re-
mind us that we are not
"wiping away" our connec-
tion with the deceased.


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AJC Names
Parley Leader

NEW YORK — Richard
L. Weiss of Los Angeles will
serve as chairman of the
planning committee for the
74th annual meeting of the
American Jewish Commit-
tee, May 14-18 at the
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in
New York.



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