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December 04, 1981 - Image 70

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-12-04

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10 Friday, December 4, 1981


Citizen Advocates Sought
for Jewish Retarded Program

Abba J. Weisga

Dean of World Cantors

president of the enlarged rial school of the famous
Weizmann Institute of Sci- Obercantor Yacob Bauer in
ence in Rehovot, Israel.
He continued composing
A son, Dr. Hugo Weis-
gal is an eminent operatic music into his 80s. His first
composer. Another son, book of liturgical music,
Fred, formerly a civil "Songs of Life and Faith,"
rights lawyer in Balti- was published in 1950.
During his tenure at
more, lives in Jerusalem,
where he entertains as a Chizuk Amuno, Cantor
Weisgal taught music in
jazz pianist.
Born in Kikol, Russian Baltimore's Hebrew schools
Poland, Cantor Weisgal was and was an instructor in
the son of a cantor. He first Jewish music at the Bal+'-
sang with his father at age 5 more Hebrew College.
and by his 20th birthday, he
was enrolled in the canto- Leivic Jessel;

Abba Joseph Weisgal, ,
who was viewed by many
prior to his retirement in
1978 asthe dean of cantors,
died Nov. 15 at age 95.

He was cantor of the his-
toric Chizuk Amuno
Synagogue in Baltimore for
53 years and when the
famed congregation moved
to the suburbs and the old
one was renamed Beth Am
Synagogue and was contin-
ued by the membership who
remained in that area of
Eutaw Street, he remained
in that voluntary capacity.

' Pam Charney, right, a citizen advocate for the
Jewish Association for Retarded Citizens, places a
reassuring hand on the shoulder of her friend, Nancy
The Jewish Association advocacy
for Retarded Citizens is practical guidance and
looking for special friends. information on commu-
Lynn -Medow, assistant nity resources. Both
director for the JARC, said OCARC and the JARC
the organization is continue to offer supervi-
cooperating with the Oak- sion and support once the
land County Association for advocate and client are
Retarded Citizens in re- on their own.
cruiting volunteers for its
JARC advocates are: Pam
citizen advocacy program.
Charney, Laura Moore,
Citizen advocacy is an Ruben Elbinger and Mr.
enduring friendship be- and Mrs. Al Schwartzen-
tween a volunteer and'a feld.
mentally impaired person.
For information on the
The advocate acts as guide,
to give advice, help with citizen advocacy program,
budgeting, show social call the JARC, 557-7650.
skills; and as spokesperson,
to help with educational Vatican Money
planning, monitor services,
safeguard legal rights, and, for Palestinians
most of all, as friend, to
share in celebrations, shop, chbishop Giovanni Cheli,
attend sporting events and the Vatican's permanent
observer at the UN, has con-
movies, talk and listen.
Potential volunteers tributed $10,000 to the
visit with staff and client United Nations Relief and
before the "match" is Works Agency (UNRWA) to
made. Then, the Oakland be used for Palestinian ref-
County ARC provides ugees.,



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The Weisgal name be-
came legendary in this
country, in Israel and the
European continent. Cantor
Weisgal's brother, Meyer


Weisgal, was the closest
associate of Israel's first
President Chaim Weiz-
mann and the architect and

Minister's Israel Roots

Jeanette Miller

Zionist Leader

Jeanette L. Miller, a
member of Jewish women's
and communal organiza-
tions, died Nov. 27 at age 65.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y.,
Mrs.•Miller lived 60 years in
Detroit. She was a member
of Cong. Shaarey Zedek and
its sisterhood, Cong. Bnai
Moshe, life member of Adat
Shalom Sisterhood, United
Order True Sisters, Hadas-
sah and Bnai Brith Women.
She leaves four children,
Mrs. Ivan (Rochelle) Forbes,
Mrs. Robert (Barbara)
Katchke, Martin H. and Dr.
Marian of Scarsdale, N.Y.; a
sister, Mrs. ,Sol R. (Diane)
Colton; and five grandchil-

Leivic Jessel, who was
active in Zionist and Jewish
communal affairs and pro-
grams here, has died in Re-
hovot, Israel, at age 85.
A native of North Wales,
he received a degree in
medicine from the Univer-
sity of Toronto in 1923 and
practiced medicine in this
Dr. Jessel was active in
the Achdut Avoda - Poale
Zion, Canadian Jewish
Congress, Histadrut, and
the United Jewish Welfare
Fund. He was a vice
president of the Toronto
Bureau of Jewish Education
and was a president of the
Borochov School and Kin-
A disciple of Ber
Borochov, the .theoreti-
cian and founder of
Socialist - Zionism, Dr.
Jessel translated one of
Borochov's basic works,
"The National Question
and the Class Struggle,"
into English.
He wrote for the Jewish
Observer of London, On-
tario, the Jewish Standard
of Toronto, and the Pro-
letarisher Gedank (Proleta-
rian Outlook) now known as
Unzer Veg (Our Way). He
was a staunch advocate of
the Yiddish language and
its cultivation. Dr. Jessel
settled in Israel in 1968.

JERUSALEM (JTA) — ful service in the Jerusalem
Haim Corfu (Likud - Herut), branch, Corfu was elected a
the new Minister of Trans- Herut member of the Capi-
'Hirt, is a scion of a well- tal's City Council. In 1969
known Jerusalem family, he entered the-'-Knesset on
established in the city for the Likud - Herut slate and
soon became a faction whip.
six generations.
He was plainly disap-
His grandfather, Rabbi
Avraham Frost - Corfu, was pointed in 1977 when Pre-
one of the pioneers who left mier Menahem Begin
the walled Old City to help passed him over for
found new Jewish suburb- ministerial office in his first
settlements in the western government.
Asked how he intends
reaches of the Jerusalem
to fulfill his ministerial
Fern N. Keats
Haim. Corfu was born in role, Corfu says his chief,
Fern Niman Keats, a
Mea Shearim — once the aim will be to reflect and
member of Jewish and
quarter where the dynamic
communal organizations,
sector of the Ashkenazi Party's positions within
died Dec. 3 at age 65.
religious community lived.
A native Detroiter, Mrs.
He grew up in a poor family Cabinet. It is Herut's his- Keats was a member of
(his father 'owned a small
Tam-O-Shanter Country
bakery), receiving a tradi- prepare Eretz Yisrael for
Club, Michigan -State Den-
tional religious education the eventual settlement tal Society Auxiliary, Sinai
through heder and yeshiva.
Hospital Guild and Temple
Later, however, he attended the Jewish people.
Beth El.
a modern high school.
She leaves her husband,
In his youth, Corfu made
Dr. David; a daughter, Mrs.
up his mind to join Betar — self-government to the Marvin (Sandra) Gorman;
and soon after the Irgun Judea and Samaria Arabs, and one grandson. Services
Zvai Leumi which was the will at the same time pave
will be held 11:30 a.m. today
Zionist Revisionist move- the way for many, many at Ira Kaufman Chapel.
ment's underground mili-
tary arm. He rose through
the ranks to become a key
figure in the organization.
In the Irgun, Corfu's
Sir Hans Krebs,
technical facilities were
Jewish Scientist
utilized in the assembly of
mines and booby-traps. He
Hans Krebs, a German
displayed such talents in
Jewish refugee who became
this field that within a short
one of Britain's most
time he became the organ-
distinguished scientists,
ization's foremost explo-
has died in Oxford at age 81.
sives expert. His bombs and
He was invited to Britain
mines were used in numer-
after Hitler came to power
ous actions against the
and became a professor of
British forces in Palestine.
biochemistry at Sheffield
In March 1944, he was
and Oxford Universities. In
arrested by the British
1953, he received the Nobel
Criminal Investigation
Prize for medicine and
Division. He spent time in
several local prisons,
He is best known JO-
eventually winding up —
discovery of two chair f
as did many of his Irgun
metabolic reactions, which
comrades —in British de-
paved the way for a huge
tention camps in Eritrea
growth in metabolic
and Kenya in East Africa.
chemistry. The son of a sur-
Together with his two
geon, Krebs was born in
brothers, who were simi-
Hildesheim, Germany,
larly exiled, Corfu made his
Aug. 25, 1900.
way back to his homeland as
On being invited to Cam-
soon as the Jewish state
bridge, Krebs was allowed
was.established in 1948. He
to bring only 10 marks out
joined Herut, the political
of Nazi Germany, but fortu-
party that evolved out of the
This Torah crown is one of the 150 Jewish ar- nately was able to transport
Irgun and soon became sec-
retary of its Jerusalem tifacts loaned by Polish institutions to the Union of much of his laboratory
American Hebrew Congregations. The artifacts will equipment. He was a fellow
branch. -
His rise up the rungs of be displayed at Harvard University through Dec. 17 in of the Royal Society and re-
party power was steady and conjunction with the UAHC convention, and ceived a knighthood in
solid. After 15 years of faith- throughout the U.S. next year.

UAHC Exhibits Polish Art


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