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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-02-12

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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Friday, February 12, 1982 5

United Foundation Cites Greenberg, Simons With Heart of Gold

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partment and president
of the sisterhood.

, She is also a member and
!past president of the.Michi-
gan Association of Hospital
Auxiliaries and the medical
coordinating committee of
the Jewish Welfare Federa-
tion. She serves on the
board of the Jewish Federa-
tion Apartments and Sinai
Hospital, and is founding
treasurer and past
president of the Sinai Hos-
pital wild.
Greenberg has also
ctively involved for
nine years with the
-.Neuromuscular Institute
(NMI) for Crippled Chil-
dren, associated with Mt.

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Carmel Mercy Hospital,
and has been a vice
president of the board of
trustees. In 1981, the NMI
Boosters selected her for
their humanitarian award.
Simons was nominated
for his Heart of Gold Award
by the Detroit Historical
Society. He has been in-
volved with this organiza-
tion for more than 35 years,
assisting with a number of
programs including renova-
tion projects at both the His-
torical Museum and at
Mariners Church.
He has also been a key
fundraiser for commu-
• pity efforts such as the
Allied Jewish Campaign
for which he is a ,past
chairman, the United
Foundation Torch Drive
and the United Negro
College Fund.
Simons is a member of
Temple Israel, Temple
Emanu-El and past.
president of Temple Beth
El. He also serves on the
boards of the Jewish Home
- for the Aged, the Jewish
Welfare Federation, the
American Cancer Society,
the Michigan Cancer Foun-
dation and Sinai Hospital of
Detroit.
He is honorary chairman
of the Greater' Detroit
Round Table of the National
Conference of Christians
and Jews.
Simons was active in the
development of Sinai Hospi-
tal and has been a member
of its board since' it was
opened. He has served as a
vice president of the Sinai
board and became a life
member in 1974.
He was instrumental in
the establishment of a
chair in Jewish studies at
the University of Detroit.
He is a recipient of the
Butzel Award of the Jewish
Welfare Federation in
recognition of his efforts on
behalf of the Jewish com-
munity.
He has also been active in

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projects at Marygrove Col-
lege, the University of De-
troit, Wayne State Univer-
sity and Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of
Religion. He was nominated
for the Heart of Gold by the
Detroit Historical Society,
with enthusiastic
endorsements by U-D,
WSU, and the Detroit
Round Table, among others.
Nancy Cunningham,
executive director of the De-
troit Historical Society, ex-
pressed the elation of the
society and its leaders that a
merited honor should have
been accorded Leonard Si-
mons.
"He is so dedicated to
our city, so tireless in his
labors to raise the cul-
tural standards of our
people, that recognittion
of his labors will surely
be applauded by an ap-
pieciative community of
his friends and co-
workers," she stated. Si-
mons is president
emeritus of the Historical
Society.
In recognition ,of many
to Israel' and the
community, the Simons
Forest in Israel was planted
by the Jewish National
Fund in honor of Simons
and his wife Harriette.
In addition to his labors
for the JNF, Simons had
important roles in behalf of
the Hebrew 'University in
Jerusalem, the Weizmann
Institute of Science in Re-
hovot and Bar-Ilan Univer-
sity in Ramat-Gan, Israel.
The current awards em-
phasize an important de-
parture from previous selec-
tions. Through the years,
women were the honorees.
Last year, men were in-
cluded in the choices for the
honors, and Leonard N. Si-
mons thus figured in Tues-

day's proceedings as a Heart
of Gold recipient.
Other Heart of Gold hon-
orees are Mrs. Emogene
Adams, Mrs. Frank (Julie)
Dimercurio, Mrs. Alonzo
(Carrie) Hayes, Mrs. Henry
(Marion) McDonnell,
George 'Russel, Arthur
Sprenger and Mrs. C. John
(Renee) Van Dewater.
Helen Milliken, wife of
Michigan Governor
William Milliken, received
an honorary Heart of Gold
at the ceremonies.
Judges of the awards
included Frank Angelo,
Mrs. Avery Cohn, Lawr-
ence Doss, Charles
Hagler, Donald Lindow,
Ms. Jane Hale Morgan,
Mrs. Elliott Phillips and
Mrs. John Uhlig.
Participating in the pro-
gram were, the Rt. Rev. H.
Irving Mayson, Mrs. Roger
Smith, Mrs. Milliken, Mrs.
Frank Winders, H. Clay
Howell of the United Foun-
dation, John Lambrecht of
the Central Business Dis-
trict Association, Mrs.
Alfred Glancy III and guest
speaker Mrs. Katharine
Graham.
Previous honorees repre-
senting the Jewish commu-
nity included Mrs. Oscar
(Alice) Zemon, 1962; Mrs.
Harry L. (Pauline) Jackson,
1963; Mrs. Henry (Ger-

trude) Wineman, 1963; Mrs.
Joseph Welt; Mrs. Leona/A
H. (Josephine) Weiner,
1966; Mrs. Louis (Ceil)
Ruda; Mrs. Isadore (Beryl)
Winkelman; Mrs. Irving
(Una) Small; Mrs. Sidney
(Dorothy) Cohen, 1971;
Mrs. J. Stewart (Hanna)
Linden, 1972; Mrs. Henry
(Eileen) Berris; Mrs. Martin
(Wilma) Naimark, 1972;
Mrs. Marvin (Ethel) Levy,
1973; Mrs. Louis G. (Ruth)
Redstone, 1974; Mrs.
George (Matilda) Rubin,
1976; Mrs. Victor (Freddy)
Shiffman, 1976; Mrs. Leo
(Sheila) Ordin, 1977; Mrs.
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Mrs. Charles (Josephine)
Kessler, 1980; Mrs. Sidney
(Filomena) Dillick, 1980;
Mrs. Paul (Nettie) Deutch,

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1981; and Mrs. Philip (Fay)
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1968; Mrs. Joseph (Molly)
Hartman, 1970; Mrs. Ethel
T. McWilliams, 1970; Mrs.
A. Hudson (Edith) Rosent-
.al, 1970; Mrs. Henry
Greenwald, 1972; Mrs. Ale-
xander Walt, 1973; Selma
E. Goode, 1974; and Mrs.
Henry C. Malbin, 1978.

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