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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-04-10

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, April 10, 1981

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Haifa Mourns Mezada Crew `King of the Caterers'
HAIFA (JTA) — Israel's tional shipping company,
Sammy Lieberman Dies
largest seaport was in which owned the Mezada.



mourning Monday as
memorial services were
conducted for the 24 officers
and seamen who died when
the bulk carrier Mezada
foundered in the North At-
lantic near Bermuda on
March 8, the worst disaster
in the history of Israel's
merchant marine.
Flags were lowered to
half mast aboard Israeli and
foreign ships berthed at
Haifa port or anchored in
the bay. Families and
friends of the deceased as-
sembled outside the offices
of the Zim Lines, Israel's na-

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"Sammy"
Samuel
Lieberman, the dean of
hosts and caterers in the
Jewish community who
earned the name "King of
the Caterers," died April 6
•at age 71.
Born in Israel, Mr.
Lieberman lived 25 years in
Chicago and 43 years in De-
troit.
A celebrity in his own
right, Mr. Lieberman saw
many notables and dig-
nitaries pass through his
Raleigh House locations on
Wyoming Avenue and
Telegraph Road. He was the
general manager of the
Raleigh House.
Among the other res-
taurants he owned,
which were popular
eateries in the commu-
NEW YORK — The es- nity, were the Blaine Res-
tablishment of an annual taurant on 12th Street
Connie Belin Memorial and Sammy's Avalon on
Essay Contest with a grand Linwood and Davison
prize of $3,000 was an- which later moved to Oak
nounced by the Union of Park on Coolidge High-
American Hebrew Congre- way, where he named his
operation Sammy's.
gations.
The contest is open to
He was the co-owner of
members of Reform Detroit Rental and of Crea-
synagogues. Prizes -will - be tive Catering, exclusive
offered in three divisions — caterers for Temple Israel
high school, college (under-
and Temple Beth El.
graduate) and adult.
Often Mr. Lieberman was
Entrants should submit hired to take his catering
an essay (not previously operation out of the state to
published) of between 3,000
serve a convention meeting.
and 7,000 words on the
On Passover, he took kosher
theme, "The Uniqueness of meals to Jewish inmates at
Judaism." There is no entry Jackson Prison.
fee. Entries must be submit-
Mr. Lieberman involved
ted by Nov. 1, 1981; awards
himself in many communal
will be made in the spring of causes and received many
1982.
Application forms are
available from the UAHC
Department of Education,
838 Fifth Ave., New York,
N.Y. 10021.
NEW YORK (JTA) —
Four major Jewish and Pro-
testant social service Fed-
GREAT NECK, N.Y. —A erations and Catholic
charities have condemned
speakers bureau has been
formed by the Long Island President Reagan's pro-
chapter of the American posed budget cuts as unfair,
Jewish Committee in order poorly conceived and un-
to combat the recent out- likely to work.
Sanford Solender, execu-
break of religious and racial
tive
vice president of the
vandalism on the island.
Federation of Jewish
Philanthropies, told a press
conference at St. Patrick's
Cathedral that if the pro-
posed budget cuts are fully
enacted, the federation and
its 130 social service agen-
cies throughout Greater
New York, serving 1.7 mil-
lion people, stand to lose
more than $43 million in
federal support for a wide
variety of programs like day
care, foster care, mental
health, nutrition, Medicaid,
help for the disabled and job
trainees, neighborhood
preservation, and other
vital services.
Furthermore, Solender
told the press conference,
which was called by the
Federation, Catholic
Charities of the Archdiocese
of New York, Catholic
Charities of the Diocese of
Brooklyn, and the Federa-
tion of Protestant Welfare
Agencies, that 225 Com-
prehensive Employment
and Training Act (CETA)
employees currently per-
forming essential functions
in Federation agencies will
lose their jobs.

There were no eulogies,
but Labor Minister David
Levy, representing the
government, promised
that a thorough investi-
gation would be made
into the sinking of the
660-foot vessel to deter-
mine why she was lost
and to avoid such disas-
ters in the future.
Yehuda Rotem, manag-
ing director of Zim, noted
that the company had suf-
fered no similar tragedy in
its more than 30 years of
existence. The Zim Lines
were founded in 1946, two
years before Israel gained
independence.

Essay Contest
for Reform Jews

humanitarian awards for
his efforts. He was named
"man of the year" by the
City of Hope. He held mem-
bership at Cong. Beth
Achim.
Mr. Lieberman is sur-
vived by his wife, Ida; a son,
Erwin; a sister, Mrs. Sam
(Rae) Bloom of Chicago, Ill.;
and two grandchildren.

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NEW YORK — An organ-
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men and women in conflict
situations arising from the
refusal of one of the
partners involved in a di-
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abide by its decision is cur-
rently working on some 50
cases throughout the coun-
try.
GET (Getting Equitable
Treatment), a Brooklyn-
based group, conducts its
activities in conjunction
with rabbinic authorities
and has endorsements from
eight national rabbinic and
lay organizations.
For further information,
contact GET, P.O. Box 131,
1012 Ave. I, Brooklyn, N.Y.
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