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October 23, 1981 - Image 30

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-10-23

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777,7771, F11


30 Friday, October 23, 1981



DR. Director

of Daily Living Clinic
at Sinai Hospital


8:30 P.M. Mon., Nov. 2, 1981


28611 W. 12 Mile, Farmington Hills


Group Tickets Available

For Ticket Information Call:
Mary Lewis, 645-9039 or
Birmingham Temple, 477-1410

Community Remembers Morris Schaver
With Lubavitch Auditorium Dedication

The memory of Morris L.
Schaver, pioneer Detroit
philanthropist, will be per-
petuated by naming the
Moshe Leib Schaver Au-
ditorium at the Lubavitch
Education Center in Far-
mington Hills in cere-
monies slated Nov. 15 at
Elie Wiesel will be the
guest speaker, and
attendance is by invitation
only. Honorary chairman of
the affair is Philip
Slomovitz and the chairmen
are Ivan Bloch and David
Mr. Schaver was born in
Warsaw, Poland. His
grandfather was a rabbi of
renown; his father, also
known in the community for
his scholarship, died when
Mr. Schaver was 11 years
old. Mr. Schaver was a
member of the Selbstschutz
— a Jewish self-defense
organization against pog-
romists in Warsaw. He
studied in heder and
yeshiva until age 19, at
which time he emigrated to



to be held at

19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn (across from the Fairlane Town Center)


I. William Sherr

Golden Torah
Award Recipient

David B. Holtzman

Guest Speaker

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Cocktails at 6:00 p.m.
Dinner at 7:00 p.m.


For Reservations, Please Call:
or 557-6750

the U.S.
Mr. Schaver was a
leader in the People's Re-
lief Committee in Detroit
prior to his Army enlist-
ment in 1917.
In 1924, he married the
then singer Emma
Nechama) Lazaroff. In
1923, he founded Central
Overall Supply. In 1929,
Mr. Schaver was chosen
chairman of the $10,000
Geverkschaften Campaign
to build the Arlozoroff
Mr. Schaver was active
all his years in the Jewish
National Workers Alliance
and the Poalei Zion. He was
national treasurer of the
latter for many years. From
1933 to 1958 he visited Is-
rael with his wife 10 times.
He persuaded prominent
American Jews to invest in
Israeli industrial
enterprises. He was one of
the founders of Ampal
(American-Palestine Trad-
ing Corp.).
He was active all his
years in United Jewish Ap-
peal, Israel Bonds and
Jewish National Fund; the
latter planted a forest in his
wife's name in Ein
Hashofet. In 1937, he was a
delegate to the Zionist Con-
gress in Zurich.
In 1943, Mr. Schaver
was chosen chairman of
the National Jewish
Labor Committee to raise
$50,000. On his 50th
birthday, Mr. Schaver
announced a pledge of
$50,000 towards building
Beit Berl, near Kfar Saba
in Israel. That same year
Morris Schaver's name
topped a field of 54 can-
didates in community-
wide voting for delegates
to the American Jewish
In 1948, the Schavers
endowed a library building
at the Katznelson Institute
in Israel. In 1951, he was a
delegate to theZionist Con-
gress in Jerusalem.
In 1953, more than 600
people gathered in Detroit's
Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel to
pay tribute to Mr. Schaver
on his 60th birthday. He
had been president of the
Histadrut Campaign for 16
years, and they honored
him by establishing the
Histadrut House in Ramie,
Israel, in his name. He
pledged $60,000 as first in-
stallment towards a civic
and cultural center in
With his wife, Emma, Mr.
Schaver founded the Morris
L. Schaver Publication
Fund for Jewish Studies at
Wayne State University; he
made a gift of a nurse's sta-
tion at the new Hadassah
Medical Center in
Jerusalem and became an
associate member of the
Jerusalem Academy of
In 1958, he helped
found pecan plantations
and the American-Israel
Carpet Corp. — Marvadei
He was a member of the
board of directors of Ameri-
can Friends of Hebrew MU;

versity; founding member of
the American Friends of Bi-
blical Theater in
Jerusalem; a founder of the
Israel Cultural Foundation
in Safed, Israel; a board
member of the Jewish Wel-
fare Federation and of Sinai
Hospital and was active in
the Allied Jewish Cam-
paign, the American Red
Cross, Technion, American
Cancer Society and the
Torch Fund.
He was instrumental in
building Detroit's Hayim
Greenberg Labor Zionist
Center on Schaefer and
Seven Mile Road, and the
auditorium was named for
Mr. Schaver became in-
volved with Chabad-
Lubavitch in 1958. In 1960,
a founding meeting for the
movement was held in the
Schaver home on Outer


Drive, when $10,000 was
raised. When four children
and their teacher were
murdered by Arab ter-
rorists in 1956 in the
Lubavitch town of Kfar
Chabad in Israel, the re-
sponse was to form a new
printing-school to be known
as Yad Ha'Chamisha —
"Memorial To the Five." In
1961, the Schaver and
Lazaroff families began to
build a dormitory for the
school. Mr. Schaver died in
The board of directors of
Michigan Chabad includes:
Honorary Chairman, Mrs.
Schaver; Chairman, Irwin I.
Cohn; Co-Chairman, Jack
Shenkman; Associate
Chairmen, Bloch, Herme-
lin, Irving Laker; Chairman
Camp Gan Israel, Charles
E. Feinberg; Financial Ad-
viser, Sidney Fields.


ADAT SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Services 6 p.m. today
and 9 a.m. Saturday. Michael Ruskin, Bar Mitzva. Jill
Kornwise, Bat Mitzva.
7:15 and 8:15 p.m. today. Michele Faudem, Bat Mitzva.
Services 9 a.m. Saturday.
CONG. BETH ACHIM: Services 6 p.m. today and 8:45
a.m. Saturday. Daniel Bressler and David Little, Bnai
TEMPLE BETH EL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi
Schwartz will speak on "Conservaform: The New
Judaism." Leslie Rosenblatt, Bat Mitzva. Services 11
a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Hertz will speak on "So Where
Are You?" Aaron Milstone and Craig LaBan, Bnai
CONG. BETH SHALOM: Services 6 p.m. today, followed
. by dinner honoring Rabbi Nelson's 10th anniversary
at the synagogue. Services 9 a.m. Saturday. Jeffrey
Block, Bar Mitzva.
BIRMINGHAM TEMPLE: Services 8:30 p.m. today.
Roger Greeley, minister of the People's Church in
Kalamazoo, will speak on "What Ever Happened to
Free Thought?"
CONG. IINAI DAVID: Services 6:30 p.m. today and 8:30
a.m. Saturday. Mark Schwartz and Steven Cooper,
Bnai Mitzva.
CONG. .NAI MOSHE: Services 6:10 p.m. today and 8:45
a.m. Saturday. Harvey W. Berman will read the Maf-
DOWNTOWN SYNAGOGUE: Services 8 a.m. Saturday.
Rabhi Gamze will sOeak on "Darwin and Moses Can Be
in Agreement."
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: Services 8:15 p.m. today. Lisa
Gerus, Bat Mitzva. Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Jonathan_Weisblatt, Bar Mitzva.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Fram
will speak on "The Greatness of Anwar Sadat." Gary
Fields, Bar Mitzva. Services 11 a.m. Saturday.
Meredith Weil, Bat Mitzva. Havdala services 5:30 p.m.
Saturday. Leslye Jacobs, Bat Mitzva.
TEMPLE KOL AMI: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Dr. Alvin
Michaels will speak on "Some Thoughts on Adoles-
cence." Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Matthew
Facktor, Bar Mitzva.
CONG. SHAAREY ZEDEK: Services 6 and 8 p.m. today.'
Sheri Lee and Stephanie Weiner, Bnot Mitzva. Serv-
ices 8:45 a.m. Saturday. Aaron Tam and Steven Zalla,
Bnai Mitzva.
CONG. T'CHIYAH: Services 7:45 p.m. today, conducted
by Pearl and Lee Lipner..
Regular services will be held at Cong. Bais Chabad of
Farmington Hills, Cong. Bais Chabad of West Bloomfield,
Cong. Beth-Isaac of Trenton, Temple Beth Jacob, Cong.
Beth Tefilo Emanuel Tikvah, Cong. Beth Tephilath Moses
of Mt. Clemens, Cong. Bnai Israel of West Bloomfield,
Cong. Bnai Israel-Beth Yehudah, Cong. Bnai Jacob, Cong.
Bnai Zion, Cong. Dovid Ben Nuchim, Livonia Jewish Con-
gregation, Cong. Mishkan Israel Nusach H'Ari, Sephardic
Community of Greater Detroit, Cong. Shaarey Shomayim
(Jewish Center Jimmy Prentis Morris Branch), Cong.
Shomrey Emunah, Cong. Shomrey Israel (18995 Schaefer),
Cong. Solel, Young Israel of Greenfield, Young Israel of
Oak.Woods and Young Israel of Southfield.

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