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November 20, 1981 - Image 70

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-11-20

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10 Friday, November 20, 1%1


Plight of Falashas CJF Focus

worsening plight of 25,000
Ethiopian Jews — Falashas
— was the focus of serious
concern at the 50th an-
niversary General Assem-
bly of the Council of Jewish
Federations last week.
A resolution welcomed
the expanded programs of
the government of Israel
and Jewish Agency" to ef-
fect the immigration of
Ethiopian Jews to Israel
and their integration and
absorption into Israeli
But the numbers reach-
ing Israel only emphasize
how difficult and desperate
the situation is, - the resolu-
tion stated.
It noted that over 1,000
Falashas have reached
Israel since 1979 and
"have adjusted to that
country in a remarkably
constructive and speedy
manner." However, "We
continue to call for a level
do f action that is commen-
surate with the danger
and the urgency_of need.
"Fhe situation is desper-
ate and calls for rescue
efforts of the highest
priority," the resolution
Meanwhile, the Ameri-
can Association for
Ethiopian Jews, an
organization baSed in
Costa Mesa, Calif., circu-
lated a "Guide to Com-
munity Action for Ethio-
pian Jews." It urged that
every Jew become in-
formed about the plight
of the Falashas.

At another session, "The
rescue of Soviet Jewry is the
pre-eminent task of this
generation of American
Jews, - said Theodore Mann,
chairman of the National
Conference on Soviet
• ewry.
In the near future, Mann
said he expects relations be-
tween the U.S. and the
Soviet Union to improve,
particularly with respect to
trade, and here is the
chance for American Jews
to seek assurance that the

Reagan Administration
will link the issue of Soviet
Jewish emigration to any
A preliminary report
from a one-year study by
two University of Illionis
researchers showed that 75
percent of the Russian Jews
who have immigrated to the
U.S. believe that their liv-
ing standard and overall in-
come are better in the U.S.
than in the Soviet Union.
. However, only 15 per-
cent say their social
status is better and only
20 percent say they have
a better cultural life.
Rita and Julia Simon

studied 900 immigrants in
14 cities. Within six months
of their immigration, 60
percent of the men and 34
percent of the women had

found jobs.
In a speech which
opened the CJF sessions,
Morton Mandel, the out-
gOing CJF president, said
he looked ahead toward a
future "we can design for
our children and

Mandel visualized a
closer relationship between
federations and
synagogues; progress in
areas like Jewish educa-
tion, leadership and de-
velopment in financial

• • •

Detroiters Active
at CJF Sessions
Detroiter Martin E. Cit-
rin was elected president of
the CJF to succeed Mandel.
Detroiter Robert H. Naftaly
is the new vice chairman of
the Large City Budgeting

George M. Zeltzer pre-
sented a paper on com-
munity relations at a
symposium. Jane Sher-
man, co chairman of the
national Project Renewal
Committee of the United
Jewish Appeal, chaired a
session on Project Re-

Another discussion, on
the needs of the Jewish dis-
abled. was led by Dr. Con-
i:ad L. Giles.

Federation President
.Judge Avern L. Cohn
attended special meetings
of selected large city
presidents in addition to
participating in several GA
formal sessions.
Dulcie Rosenfeld partici-
pated in the cable television

Detroit's rabbinical
delegate to the CJF was
Rabbi Dannel Schwartz
of Temple Beth El. Dr.
Richard Krugel and
Susan Citrin also
attended the conference
as recipients of Detroit's
Young Leadership

Other participants were
Mandell L. and Madeline
Berman, N. Brewster and

Ruth Broder, the Martin
Citrin family, Robert M.
Citrin, Toby and Jill Citrin,
Samuel Cohen, Joyce Cohn,
Sol and Leah Drachler,
Stanley D. Frankel, Lynda
Giles, Carolyn Greenberg,
Dr. Allen Juris and Alan

Also, Thomas I. Klein,
Sally Krugel, Alvin L.
Kushner, Samuel Lerner,
Jill Lublin, Morton Plot-
nick, Norman Rosenfeld,

Sculptor Ludwig Wolpert Dies

Barbara Satinsky, D. Lawr-
ence Sherman, Joel Tauber,
Shelby Tauber and Pearl

NEW •YORK — Sculptor
and metalsmith Ludwig
Wolpert, longtime resident
artist of The Tobe Pascher
Workshop 'at The Jewish
Daniel Shapiro
Museum, died Nov. 6 at age
Daniel Shapiro, a restau- 81.
rant supply salesman, died
Born near Heidelberg,
Nov. 17 at age 83.
Germany, Mr. Wolpert
Born in Austria, Mr. studied sculpture and
Shapiro was a member of metalwork at the School of
Adat Shalom Synagogue, Arts and Crafts in
its men's club and cemetery Frankfurt am Main. After
committee and served as an emigrating to pre-state Is-
usher there during High rael with his wife and
Holidays. Mr. Shapiro was a daughter in 1933, Mr. Wol-
member of the Hannah pert served as professor of
Schloss Old Timers.
metalcraft at The New Be-
He leaves his wife, Rose; zalel School of Arts and
three sons, Alvin, Harold of Crafts in Jerusalem.
Grand Rapids and Cantor
In 1956, Mr. Wolpert
Robert of Ft. Worth, Tex.; emigrated to the United
three brothers, Joseph and States to serve as resident
Aleck, both of Toronto and artist at The Jewish
Manny of California; three Museum at the request of
sisters, Mrs. Willie (Minnie) the museum's parent organ-
Brown and Mrs. Annie ization, The Jewish
Serota, both of Toronto and
Mrs. Irving (Ceil) Itzkovitz
of New York; and nine

Theological Seminary of
Mr. Wolpert's commis-
sioned works, are dis-
played all over the world,
at the International
Synagogue at Kennedy
Airport; the Jewish
Chapel of the Air Force
Academy in Colorado
Springs, Colo.; and He-
brew University in
Jerusalem. In
Chaim Weizmann, the
first Israeli president,
presented an ark created
by Mr. Wolpert to
President Harry Truman
as a gift.
Mr. Wolpert has enjoyed
one-man exhibitions at The
Jewish Museum, New York;
the Bezalel Museum in
Jerusalem; and the Bayc-
rest Museum, Toronto.
Selected works have also
been exhibited at the Art

(JTA) — Clara Stern, sister
of the late Israeli Premier
Golda Meir, died Nov. 9. She
was 79.
Mrs. Stern, who was born
in Milwaukee, was the first
director of the - Greater
Bridgeport Jewish Com-
munity Council, a post she

held for 25 years, and was
responsible for laying the
groundwork' or inter-group
relations dialogues
She established the Con-
ference of Women's Organ-
izations and the Council of
Presidents of Greater
Bridgeport, both of which
encompassed Jewish and
non-Jewish organizations,
civic and labor groups.
Mrs. Stern spoke nation-
ally on behalf of the Israel
Bond Organization and the
United Jewish Appeal. She
was also active for HIAS
and YIVO'and the Jewish
Family Services Organiza-


Hymen Kramer

Hymen J. Kramer, a re-
tired' real estate broker,
died Nov. 16 at age 76.
Born in Russia, Mr.
Kramer lived 65 years in
Detroit. He was a member of
Adat Shalom Synagogue,
Pisgah Lodge of Bnai Brith,
Crescent Shrine Club and
Hamilton Place.
He leaves his wife,
BethSheva; his children,
Mrs. Allan (Anita) Gilbert,
Mrs. Gerald (Carol) Eisen-
shtadt, Dr. Jerald of At-
lanta, Ga., Talyah Weins-
tein Kramer and Dr. Daniel
Weinstein of Israel; two
brothers, Samuel and Jack;
and seven grandchildren.

Bernice Keene

Bernice Keene, a former
English teacher in the De-
troit Public Schools, died
Nov. 12 at age 80.
Born in Empire, Mich.,
Mrs. Keene was a member
of omen's American ORT,
National Council of Jewish
Women, Hadassah, Sinai
Hospital Guild, League of
Jewish Women's Organiza-
tions, Music Study Club and
Temple Israel and its sis-
She leaves her husband,
Samuel; two sons, Irving
and James of Macomb, Ill.; a
sister, Mrs. Annette Purdy;
and five grandchildren.

Golda Meir's Sister Dies

Harry Stiglitz

Harry Stiglitz, founder of
the Stiglitz Super Arch
Shoes in 1920s, died Nov. 9
at age 97.
Born in Wampun, Pa.,
Mr. Stiglitz lived many
years in Detroit prior to
moving to St. Louis, Mo.,
where he resided at the time
of his death. He was the
founder of Stiglitz Quality
Shop in the 1920s, specializ-
ing in large size clothing for
men. He retired in 195
when he moved to Califo
He also was a member o
Perfection Lodge of the Ma-
sons and a former member
of Temple Beth El.
He leaves a son, Allan of
Wichita, Kan.; a daughter,
Mrs. Berthold (Dorothy)
Stein of St. Louis; four
grandchildren and one
Interment Detroit.

Ann Finegold

Ann Babcock Finegold, a
former librarian and
teacher, died Nov. 15 at age
Helen Glazer, president
Reuben; two sons, Louis of
A native Detroiter, Mrs.
of Sharon Group of Hadas-
Lansing_ and Brian; a Finegold made her home in
sah, died Nov. 16 at age 59.
daughter, Sharon; a California at the time of her
Born in Wyandotte, Mrs.
brother, Yearl Schwartz of death. She was a graduate
Glazer was a member of San Diego, Calif.; five sis- of the University of Michi-
Cong. Beth Achim Sister-
ters, Mrs. Nathan (Rose) gan.
hood and a former member
Wrubel, Mrs. Philip (Pearl)
She is survived by her
of the board of directors of
Muroff, Mrs. Victor (Al- husband, Eugene; a daugh-
Cong. Shaarey Zedek Sis-
freada) Blank, -Ann ter, Mrs. Jerry (Jan) Simon
Schwartz and Lorraine of California; a brother,
She leaves her husband,
Sam- Babcock of Birming-
ham; a sister, Mrs. Harry T.
Jacob Domni tch Dies at 89
Madison of Southfield; and
Jacob Domnitch, a tailor
three grandsons. Interment
for the Detroit Police De-
Mr. Domnitch was California.
•• •
partment from 1921 to
awarded a Purple Heart
1971, died Nov. 17 at age 89.
during World War I.
He leaves four sons, Dr.
Born in Russia. Mr. Dom-
George 0. Downes, Saul
A memorial service for
nitch lived 65 years in De- Downes of New York, Yale Ann Babcock Finegold will
troit. A self-employed
Downes of California and be held 3:30 p.m. Sunday at
tailor, he was known as Reuben; a brother, Isadore; Temple Israel: Rabbi M.
"Jake the tailor." He was re-
and five grandchildren.
Robert Syme will officiate.

Helen Glazer of Hadassah • .

Memorial Due
for Dr. Marwick

Memorial services will be
ld at the Washington He-
brew Congregation on Dec.
7 for Dr. Lawrence Mar-
wick, former head of the
Hebraic section of the Li-
brary of Congress and an
eminent author, teacher
and linguist who died Oct.
17 at age 72.
During his 30-year asso-
ciation with the Library of
Congress, Dr. Marwick as-
sisted in the acquisition of
the largest collection of
Hebraica, Judaica and
Semitica ever assembled
under U.S. government au-
Dr. Marwick, who was
honorary consultant to the
Library in Hebraic bibliog:
raphy, was fluent in Arabic,
Aramaic, Hebrew and other
Semitic tongues and in
Polish, Russian, German
and Yiddish. He was the Li-
brary of Congress' represen-
tative to many interna-
tional meetings over a
period of three decades.
While working full time
for the library, he also
served for 17 years as ad-
junct professor of Arabic
and Islamic Studies at
Dropsie College for Hebrew
and Cognate Learning in
Philadelphia and taught
courses in Semitic lan-
guages and Israeli litera-
ture at New York Univer-

and Craft Museum in Be-
rlin; the 1938 New York
World's Fair; the '1967
Montreal World's Fair; and
the Maurice Spertus
Museum of Judaica in
Chicago, among others.
As a specifil tribute, The
Jewish Museum will ex-
hibit a case containing
selected works by the late

S. Dunsky,
Author, Scholar

author, scholar and essayist
has died in Montreal at age
Born in 1899 near Bialys-
tok, he studied in yeshivot
and came to Canada in
1922. In almost all his years
in Canada he taught in the
Jewish Peoples School in
Montreal and was the
school's vice principal be-
tween 1927 and 1969.
Mr. Dunsky taught
Jewish history, grammar
and the methodology of
teaching. He was the author
of articles, essays, poems
and children's stories in the
"Kanader Adler" (Canadian
Eagle) of Montreal and -was
a contributor to other Yid-
dish and also Hebrew publi-
cations in Canada and the
United States.
He translated into Yid-
dish the Midrashim of
five Scriptural books (the
Megillot): Lamentations
(1946), Esther (1962),
Ruth (1962), Ecclesiastes
(1967), Midrash Rabba
Kohelet and Song of
Songs Midrash Rabba
Shir Hashirim (1973),
with his commentaries.
- He published a volume on
Hebrew grammar (1951)
and two volumes of chil-
dren's poetry in Yiddish
"Mein Lider Bichele, Vol. I
and II.
Mr. Dunsky was awarded
the I.J. Segal Literary
Award and in 1960_ the
Manger Prize. He also re-
ceived the H.M. Caiserman
Literary Award from Cana-
dian Jewish Congress.

John Kurland

John Kurland, an attor-
ney and one time chief ad-
ministrator of the Wayne
County Juvenile Court,
died Nov. 18 at age 75.
Born in Russia, Mr. Kur-
land was with the court for
35 years. He was a former
referee for the court. He re-
tired in. 1972.
Mr. Kurland was
graduated cum laude from
the Detroit College of Law
in 1934. He was the,founder
of the social workers-nurses
credit union at the juvenile
court. He was a member of
the Hannah Schloss Old
Timers, Cong. Shaarey
Zedek and its men's club,
Hadassah Associates and
was past president of the
Michigan Probation and
Parole Association.
He leaves his wife, Freda;
a son, Leonard M.; a daugh-
ter, Nancy D.; two sisters,
Mrs. Manuel (Ann) Peitz
and Mrs. Elsie Larky of

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