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- 62 Friday, January 15, 1982


AJCongress Files Brief
in NY Book-Banning Case

Bnai Brith Activities

CHAPTER will meet 8:15

p.m. Tuesday in the
Whitehall Apts. club house.
Melvern Wilner will pre-
sent a program on "Judaism
and the. Women's Role."
Guests, male and female,
are invited. Refreshments

spouses are welcome. For
reservations, call Allen

will be served. For informa-
tion, call Mae Berman,

Glass, 553-9300, during
business hours. There is a
nominal charge.
Entertainment will be pro-

LODGE will hold its instal-

* * *

lation of officers 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 23 at the Sussex House
restaurant. Guests and

hold its installation
dinner-dance honoring new
and outgoing officers 7 p.m.
Jan. 31 at the main Jewish
Community Center.
Cocktails will be served at
6. There is a charge. Rela-
tives and friends are in-
Officers to be installed
are: William Zawierucha,
president; Marty Bernstein,
Sandy Burnstein, Jamie
Fields, vice presidents;
David Brodman, secretary;
Harry Shumaker, trea-
surer; John Anstandig, fi-
nancial secretary; Emil
Feiner, warden; and Sam
Kadushin, guardian.
Trustees are: Henry Zaft,
Sam Lipson, Michael Pod-
lesny, Albert Siegle, Ber-
nard Luchtan, Milton
Weinstein, Jack
Greenblatt, Leon Riker,
Charles Goldstein, Morris
Jerry Rogers, left, of the Detroit Committee for Burnstein and Edward
Soviet Jewry, presents Judge Damon J. Keith with a Bean.

Judge Honored for Efforts
on Behalf of Soviet Jews

ence Hyman, Howard
Schulist and David
Sternfeld, vice presidents;
Elliott Ring, recording sec-
retary; Irving Yellin, corre-
sponding secretary;
Michael Zipser, financial
secretary and treasurer;
and Irwin Alpern, Marc Be-
lsky, Floyd Bornstein,
Lawrence Brown, David
Chudnow, Paul Dizik, Gor-
don Hollander, Milton
Kaminsky, Charles Kaye,
Philip Liner, Ernest Turken
and Kenneth Volk, trus-
Guest speaker will be at-
torney Stanley Bershad,
who will give a talk on "Al-
ternatives for the Finan-
cially Distressed Business."
The program will qualify for
two CPE credits.
A board meeting will pre-
cede at 7. Guests are wel-

* * *

humanitarian award "for his concern and efforts on
behalf of Soviet Jewry" at last month's Women's Plea
for Soviet Jewry convened by Bnai Brith.

will meet noon Wednesday
at the Sutton Place Apts.
club house. Mickey Lakin,
past president of District 6,
will speak on "Lest We
Forget." Games and prizes
will follow. Guests are in-
vited. For reservations, call
Dorothy Ball, 358-1825;
Marian Gabe, 557-2093; or
Annette Hagenjos, 342-

The Jewish News is ...

* * *

CHAPTER will meet 8

p.m. Monday in the home of
Annette Newman, 4288
Southmoor, West Bloom-
field. A fashion show will
follow the meeting. Guests
are welcome. Admission is
free. Refreshments will be
served. For details, call
Bernice Ellis, 355-1257.

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will meet and hold its in-
stallation 7:30 p.m. Thurs-
day in the Dubin Meeting
Room of the Bnai Brith
building. Arthur C. Schott,
past president of the Bnai
Brith Metropolitan Detroit
Council, will be the instal-
ling officer.
Officers to be installed
are: James Grey, president;
Michael Feldman, Lawr-

No Acceptance

CAIRO (ZINS) — Syrian
President Hafez al-Assad
recently told a Kuwaiti
newspaper that Syria would
never accept the existence
of Israel.
He said Syria would
never try to recover the
Golan Heights by "means of
capitulation," such as
"Sadat had done." He said
that even if the Palestine
Liberation Organization
made a settlement with Is-
rael "Syria would never

American Jewish Congress
has filed a friend-of-the-
court brief on behalf of 14
religious, educational and
professional groups in the
U.S. Supreme Court case
involving a Long Island
school board's action in
banning certain books from
school libraries.
The AJCongress brief
contends that the removal
of nine books that had been
condemned by a small, con-
servative parents groups
violates the First Amend-
ment of the Constitution
and was motivated not by
educational values, but by
"impermissible ideological
The books removed from
school library shelves in-
cluded Bernard Malamud's
"The Fixer," "The Best
Short Stories of Negro

"Slaughterhouse Five" by
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Argentine Jewish
Soldiers Aided

NEW YORK — Jewish
members of Argentina's
armed forces no longer have
to petition each year for spe-
cial permission to observe
the High Holy Days.
The Anti-Defamation
League of Bnai Brith dis-
cussed the matter last
summer with General -
Leopoldo Galtieri, Argenti-
na's president. Gen. Gal-
tieri issued a directive in
time for Rosh Hashana and
Yom Kippur authorizing
leave for all Jewish military
personnel requesting it and
listing the dates for the
High Holy Days until the
year 1990.

Composer Weiner Mourned

NEW YORK — Music,
academic and religious cir-
cles paid tribute this week
to Lazar Weiner, a composer
of Yiddish art songs, litur-
gical music, cantatas and
operas, who died Jan. 10 at
age 84.
A native of Russia, Mr.
Weiner came to the U.S. in
1914. He taught seminars
in the Yiddish art song at
Hebrew Union College, the
Jewish Theological Semi-

nary of America and at the
92nd Street Y in New York.
In the 1920s, he was a
vocal coach for many noted
singers and a composer for
musical comedies produced
at the Second Avenue Thea-
ter, a center for Yiddish

Mr. Weiner was the
music director of the
Central Synagogue for 44
years and directed the
Workmen's Circle

B. Williams

Frank Friedman

Benjamin Williams, a
kosher butcher for 43 years
died Jan. 9 at age 74.
Born in Windsor, Mr.
Williams lived in Detroit
since 1958. He was the
owner of Williams Kosher
Meats and Poultry in
Windsor from 1934 to 1958.
When he came to Detroit he
worked in the kosher meat
and poultry business until
his retirement in 1977.
He was a member of. the
Businessmen's Club of the
Jewish Community Center
and past vice president and
hospitality chairman of the
club. He was a member of
Local 632 and was a former
vice president and treasurer
of that local. Mr. Williams
also was a member of T.O.T.

Frank 0. Friedman,
owner of the Avondale Con-
valescent Home in Roches-
ter, died Jan. 8 at age 57.
Born in Bay City, Mr.
Friedman owned the con-
valescent home since 1971.
He was active in efforts on
behalf of Israel Bonds and
was a member of its Prime
Minister's Club.
He was a member of Is-
rael Lodge of Bnai Brith,
Oak Park Lodge of the Ma-
sons, Men's ORT and Cong.
Beth Shalom, of which he
was a founder.

He leaves a son, Dr.
Richard; a daughter, Mrs.
Raymond (Nancy) Silver-
man; a sister, Mrs. Eli
(Dora) Dorfman; and five

He leaves his wife, Ruth;
two daughters, Mrs. Jeffrey
(Judy) Dunn and Mrs.
Michael (Arlene) Lane;
three brothers, Calman of
North Miami Beach, Fla.,
Lester and Dr. H. Willis of
Pittsburgh; a sister, Mrs.
Alexander (Faye) Bobkin;
and three grandchildren.

Solomon Cohen

Solomon (Sol) Cohen,
founder and owner of the
Ida Mellen Podoliak, a Union Home Improvement
tailor of men's clothing, Co., died Jan. 12 at age 65.
A native Detroiter, Mr.
died Jan. 7 at age 87.
Born in Russia, Mrs. Cohen was retired. He was a
Podoliak lived 64 years in_ member of Perfection Lodge
Detroit. She was a member of the Masons and its golf
of the Amalgamated Clo- and bowling leagues. He
thing Workers of America, also was a member of Cres-
International Workers cent Shrine Club.
He leaves his wife,
Order and Jewish Folk
Maxine; two daughters,
She leaves a son, Albert Mrs. Allen (Bonnie) Levine
Mellen; a daughter, Mrs. and Mrs. Ralph (Renee)
Oscar (Lillian) Genser; five Ruffini; a sister, Mrs. Mil-
grandchildren, six great- ton (Marge) Snyder of New
grandchildren and one York; and two
great-great-granddaughter. grandchildren.

Ida Podoliak

Chorus. He was the host
of the weekly radio
broadcast, "The Message
of Israel."

Among his compositions
is "The Golem," which was
performed last May at the

Arthur Newman

Arthur J. Newman, a tool
analyst and supervisor at
Ford Motor Co., died Jan. 9
at age 75.
Born in Saskatchewan,
Canada, Mr. Newman held
his position at Ford for 47
years. He was retired. He
was a member of Perfection
Lodge of the Masons and
Cong. Beth Abraham Hillel
He leaves his wife, Ann; a
daughter, Lois; four
brothers, Louis, Mitchell,
Mack of San Francisco,
Calif., and Carl of Los
Angeles, Calif.; and two

F. Sapperstein

Fannie Sapperstein, a
member of Jewish com-
munal organizations, died
Jana 9 at age 85.
Born in Baltimore, Md.,
Mrs. Sapperstein was a
member of Temple Beth El,
Jewish War Veterans Aux-
iliary, Hadassah and Sinai
Hospital Guild.
She leaves a daughter,
Mrs. Newton (Ileene) Levin;
a sister, Mrs. Lena Leise of
Silver Spring, Md.; two
granddaughters and three

Louis Cohen

Louis Cohen, retired co-
owner of Louis Cohen and
Son Kosher Meats in Oak
Park, died Jan. 12.
Born in Poland, Mi
Cohen lived many years in
Detroit prior to retiring to
North Lauderdale, Fla. He
retired in 1965.
He leaves a son, Allan; a
daughter, Mrs. Max
(Esther) Kaufman of North
Lauderdale; a brother,
David of Los Angeles, Calif.;
a sister, Mrs. Bessie Moer-
man; six grandchildren and
eight great-grandchildren.

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