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April 02, 1982 - Image 86

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-04-02

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Friday, April 2, 1982



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Manischewitz Co. Receives
Certificate of Kashrut

Robert Kasle, who carried
on family tradition, espe-
cially those of his late
father, Abe Kasle, the
Jewish legacies for ad-
vancement of Jewish educa-
tion and the strengthening
of the local Hebrew school
systems, died March 29 at
age 54.
Mr. Kasle was the vice
president, secretary and a
member of the board of di-
rectors of the Kasle Steel
A native Detroiter, Mr.
Kasle was a civic leader and
philanthropist. He was a
past president of the Fresh
Rabbi Chaim Karlinsky of Brooklyn, second from Air Society, past president
left, chairman of the Board of Rabbis, presents certi- of the Jewish Vocational
cate of kashrut for Passover 1982 for the B. Manis- Service, immediate past
chewitz Co. to Robert M. Starr, president, as the president of the Economic
Board of Rabbis and company officials gathered for Development Corp. of
the annual baking of shmura matza for Passover at Dearborn and former
the Manischewitz matza bakery. Shown left to right: member of the board of di-
Rabbi David L. Silver of Harrisburg, Pa.; Rabbi Kar- rectors of the National
linsky; William B. Manischewitz, a director; Starr;
Bernard Manischewitz, chairman of the board; Rabbi Lillian Margolis
Maurice L. Schwartz of the Bronx; and Rabbi
Emanuel Gettinger of New York City.
president and co-director of
the Reliable Mailing Serv-
Mrs. Kirkpatrick, ice in Detroit, died March 30
Detroit Denies
age 89.
Health Minister at She
Nazis' Request
was a direct-mail ad-
vertising executive. She
The Detroit City Coinicil Cited by ARMDI
on Wednesday denied a
NEW YORK — Jeane headed the company from
until 1972.
rally permit for the SS Ac-
Kirkpatrick, the U.S. repre- 1932
Born in Russia, Mrs.
tion Group of Westland, a sentative at the United Na-
Nazi organization which tions and Israeli Minister of Margolis lived 64 years in
wanted to stage a rally at Health Eliezer .Shostak Detroit. She was a member
Michigan and Third streets have been chosen as the of Hadassah, Pioneer
Women for more than 50
on May 9.
1982 winners of the Ameri-
Following the advice of can Red Magen David for Is- years, Sholem Aleichem In-
the city's police and trans- rael International stitute and Brandeis Uni-
versity National Women's
portation departments, and Humanitarian Award.
ignoring city attorneys'
The award will be pre- Committee.
She leaves a son, Alex
concerns that a denial may sented at the annual lunch-
be unconstitutional, the eon of ARMDI, the U.S. Shuman; two daughters,
council cited past violence support arm of Israel's Mrs. Harold (Bertha) Wal-
for denying the request.
emergency medical service, dhorn and Patty Littman;
seven grandchildren and
The Nazi group demon- April 29 in New York.
one great-grandson. Serv-
strated last year in South-
ices 1:30 p.m. today at Ira
field at the Israel Indepen- HIAS Award
Kaufman Chapel.
dence Day festivities, was
the target of violence at a Given to Two
Kennedy Square rally last Soviet Refugees
Edward Disner
August and in downtown
NEW YORK — Two col-
Edward Disner, the foun-
Ann Arbor two weeks ago. lege students, both Jewish
The council denied a re- refugees from the Soviet der and president of the
quest by the group to rally Union, have won Ann S. Western Fish Co., died
in front of Cobo Hall last Oc- Petluck Memorial Awards March 25 at age 71.
n Born in Lithuania, Mr.
of the Hebrew Immigrant Disner started his
Society (HIAS).
wholesale fish distributing
Annual Meeting Aid Svetlana
Ziselson, 18, a company in 1940.
NEW YORK — David H. pre-med and biochemistry
He leaves a son, Charles;
Peirez of Great Neck, N.Y. major at the University of a daughter, Mrs. Victor
will serve as chairman of Maryland and Mikhail (Darlene) Liss of Bryn
the planning committee for Nudelman, 20, a second- Mawr, Pa.; two brothers,
the 76th annual meeting of year engineering student at Irving and Hyman; a sister,
the American Jewish Yale University will each Mrs. Lena Braver; and
receive a $400 stipend.
three grandchildren.

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Steel Industrialist Robert Kasle,
Took Role in Jewish Causes


These Portuguese Marranos are shown secretly
celebrating Passover. According to "Acts of Faith" by
Dan Ross (St. Martin's Press), this is the only known
photograph of a Portuguese Marrano Seder. It was
taken by one of the few "outside" Jews ever allowed
to join them.

Alumni Council of Cornell
He also held member-
ship in United Hebrew
Schools, Hillel Day
School, Zionist Organiza-
tion of America, Jewish
Welfare Federation,
Cong. Shaarey Zedek,
National Association of
Aluminum Distributors
and the Rotary Club of
He leaves his wife, Eve-
lyn Hoffman; two sons,

Daniel of Roosevelt Island,
N.Y., and Jonathan of Bos-
ton, Mass.; a daughter, Mrs.
Marcus (Susan Kasle)
Gudema; three step-
daughters, Mrs. Anita
Hoffman Ehrenfried, Mrs.
Jay (Linda Hoffman) Koz-
lowski and Mrs. Gary (Lisa
Hoffman) Shiffman; his
mother, Mrs. Abe (Pearl)
Kasle; a brother, Leonard; a
sister, Mrs. Ben (Esthe
Jones; one granddaught,
and one step-grandson.

NYU Prof Jules Backman 5
Active in Reform Affairs

NEW YORK — Jules
Backman, chairman of the
board of governors of He-
brew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion and
research professor emeritus
of economics at New York
University, died March 25.
He was 72.
Dr. Backman taught at
New York University for
more than 40 years and
wrote more than 100 books
and articles on various eco-
nomic and industrial sub-
jects. For many years he
was an editorial writer for
the New York Times.
In 1976, he was given the
Great Teacher Award by
NYU and in 1979 the uni-

versity established the
Jules Backman Faculty Fel-
lowship in Business Eco-
nomics in his honor.
Long active in Reform
Jewish affairs, Dr.
Backman served as na-
tional chairman of the Re-
form Jewish Appeal from
1965 to 1969, and was a
member of the executive
committee of the Union of
American Hebrew Congre-
gations. As chairman of the
board of Hebrew Union Col-
lege, he led the campaign to
build the recently con-
structed Brookdale Center,
the new home 'Of the col-
lege's New York school.

Theodore Cummings Dies,
U.S. Envoy and GOP Backer

Calif. — Theodore E.
Cummings, a leader in Re-
publican Party politics and
ambassador to Austria, died
March 30 at age 74.
A native of Austria, Mr.
Cummings was a long-time
friend and associate of
President Reagan and was a
member of the President's
"kitchen cabinet" of weal-
thy friends and advisers,
the New York Times re-
He opened his own
supermarket in 1944 and
later went on to build a
chain of stores and do-it-
yourself supply stores, all of
which he sold for $52.5 mil-

Helene Deutsch,
Freud Disciple

Dr. Helene Deutsch, the
first woman analyst to be
analyzed by Sigmund
M. Grossman
Freud, died March 29 at age
Morris Grossman, a sheet 97.
Born in the then
metal contractor, died
Austro-Hungarian empire,
March 29 at age 82.
Born in Hungary, Mr. Dr. Deutsch was a political
Grossman lived 59 years in activist most of her life. In
the Detroit area. He was her late teens and early 20s,
self-employed under the she organized strikes of
name of Kendall Sheet working women. In the
Metal Works for 41 years. 1960s and 1970s as an
He was a member of Cong. American citizen, she
Bnai Moshe, a 32nd degree marched against the Viet-
Mason and a member of nam War.
She started the Vienna
Mosaic Lodge of the Masons
and Pisgah Lodge of Bnai Psychoanalytic Institute in
the 1920s and remained as a
He is survived by a director of the institute
daughter, Mrs. Richard until 1935, when she moved
(Judie), Moss; a brother, to the U.S.
She is best known for her
Eugene; a sister, Mrs. Sarah
Katz; and seven grand- two-volume work, "The
Psychology of Women."


lion in 1968.
He was chairman of
Cedars-Sinai Medical
Center from 1954 until
being appointed ambas-
sador. He also was a
founder of the Eleanor
Roosevelt Cancei Foun-
dation, the Los Angeles
Museum of Art and the
Los Angeles Music Cen-
He was a board member of
the University of Southern
California and the Joseph
H. Hirschorn Museum and
Sculpture Garden in Wash-
ington, D.C. He established
the Theodore E. Cummings
Humanitarian Award , for
outstanding members of
American College of Cu_
diology for overseas teach-
He served on the Califor-
nia Commission on Judicial
Qualification, California
Hospital Commission and
was a Anther of the Com-
mittee on Health Services
Industry of the Cost of Liv-
ing Council.

Conductor Dies

Bloch, musical conductor
for "The Ed Sullivan Show"
and Jackie Gleason's
variety shows, died March
29 at age 79.

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