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September 12, 1980 - Image 18

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-09-12

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18 Friday, September 12, 1980

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Sarah Davidson's 90th Birthday Registers
Pioneering in Hadassah, Zionist Movement

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Sarah (Sal) Davidson
symbolizes the process of
achievement in Hadassah,

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the Zionist movement and
major communal
enterprises registered by
the last twogenerations.
Her leadership in several
movements, the inspiration
she had given to hundreds of
co-workers, will be recalled
when she is feted on her
90th birthday, Sunday, by
family and friends, at the
home of her daughter and
son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Byron (Dorothy) Gerson.
In more than one sense,
the history of Detroit Jewry
during the past seven de-
cades is recorded in the
story of Sarah Davidson.
When Rabbi A.M. Her-
shman was president of
the Detroit District of the
Zionist Organization of

SARAH DAVIDSON

America, Mrs. Davidson,
as the young Sarah
Wetsman, was secretary
of the movement here.
That's when her associ-
ates were Dora Ehrlich,
Mrs. A.M. (Miriam) Her-
shman and Jeanette
Steinberg and the early
activists in the Zionist
cause. By that time she
had already been active
in Hadassah and had
associated with Hen-
rietta Szold, the founder
of the movement, and
many of the notables.
She served as president of
Detroit Chapter of Hadas-
sah and also was president
of the Midwest Region of
Hadassah, including the
chapters in the state of
Michigan.
Her activities marked a
pursuance of family tradi-

Conference Bars
Israel Academics

With Friendly Greetings

and Good Wishes

for a very

Happy \ew Year!

LONDON (JTA) — Exe-
ter University, which has
received considerable sup-
port from Arab govern-
ments, has been accused of
barring Israeli academics
from a conference on Saudi
Arabia.
Two senior Israeli schol-
ars and an Israeli post-
graduate student at the
London School of Economics
had requested to attend the
conference. They said they
were told their presence
would be embarrassing.
They are Prof. Haim
Shaked, dean of the faculty
of humanities at Tel Aviv
University, _professor of
and di-
Middle East _professor
rector of the Shiloah Center
for Middle East history and
director of the Shiloah Cen-
ter for Middle East and Af-
rican studies; Dr. Joseph
Kostnir, a graduate at the
London School of Economics
who is writing a thesis on
Saudi Arabia.
The conference, which
had been organized by Exe-
ter University's Center for
Arab Gulf Studies, had been
attended by Prince Abdul-
lah al-Saud, a prominent
member of the Saudi royal
family.

tions, her father, Joseph
Wetsman, having been
active in Zionism and as
president of Cong. Shaarey
Zedek. Her son, William
Davidson, also continued
that tradition and is a re-
cent past president of
Shaarey Zedek.
She was among the most
active leaders in the
Shaarey Zedek Sisterhood
and her role there continued
for three decades.
Her sister Fannie Saul-
son was among her
closest associates in sis-
terhood, Hadassah and
other activities.
She was married in 1920
to Ralph Davidson. He died
in 1941. Besides her son and
daughter, she has four
grandchildren.

AL KLINE



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Best Wishes For

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Special Mention

TEL AVIV — Beth
Hatefutsoth, the Museum of
the Jewish Diaspora, re-
ceived a special mention in
the "European Museum of
the Year Award" contest.

Jeff, Dayle & David Zorn

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