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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-05-28

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62 Friday, May 28, 1982


Stern College Founder Dies

Max Stern, an industrialist
and prominent philan-
thropist in the field of
Jewish education, died May
20 at age 83.
Founder and chairman of
the board of the Hartz
Mountain Corp, a large pet
products manufacturer and
real estate enterprise, and a
leader of Yeshiva Univer-
sity for 41 years, Mr. Stern
was the recipient of numer-
ous honors and awards here
and in Israel.
In 1976, he was given the
Jerusalem Medal, and five
years later a park in
Jerusalem was dedicated in
his name.
Having served for 35
years as vice chairman of
Yeshiva University's
board of trustees, Mr.
Stern was elected honor-
ary chairman of the
board in 1977.
In 1954, he founded the
university's Stern College
for Women, the nation's
first undergraduate liberal
arts and sciences school for
women under Jewish au-
When, in 1950, the uni-
versity obtained a charter
for a medical school, Mr.
Stern was among a group of
five who visited the late Al-
bert Einstein and prevailed
upon him to lend his name
to the new school.
Initial donations from
Mr. Stern and his four col-
leagues launched the cam-
paign to found the Albert
Einstein • College of
Medicine, on whose board
he served. By 1976, Mr.
Stern had contributed a
total of more than $10 mil-
lion to Yeshiva University
and substantial gifts to
other instututions as well.


as honorary president
and president for more
than 30 years of the
Jewish Center, a promi-
nent synagogue in New
York City. He was one of
the original founders of
the United Jewish
Appeal-Federation of
Jewish Philanthropies,
and the master builder of
the Shaare Zedek Hospi-
tal in Jerusalem.
Mr. Stern also was a
founder, honorary chair-
man and president of Man-
hattan Day School in New
York City; and honorary
chairman of Torah
Umesorah, the National
Day School movement.
In 1977, he was elected
president of the advisory
council of the New York
Board of Rabbis. In 1955,
Mr. Stern was awarded an
Honorary Doctor of
Humane Letters degree by
Yeshiva University.
In 1960, he received the
first annual Synagogue
Statesmen Award from
the Synagogue Council of
Mr. Stern was born in
Fulda, Germany, where he
received his early Jewish
education. Reacting to the
In addition to his lead- religious prejudice he suf-
ership at Yeshiva Uni- fered there, he emigrated in
versity, Mr. _Stern served 1926 to the United States.

Israel Theater Critic Dies

JERUSALEM (JTA) — and did publicity work for
Mendel Kohansky, theater Kupat Holim, Histadrut's
critic and theater historian, sick-fund.
In addition to his weekly
died May 21 at age 70.
A member of The column in The Jerusalem
Jerusalem Post staff since Post, which sometimes in-
1961, Mr. Kohansky was cluded commentaries on so-
best known for his weekly cial and political issues, Mr.
column of theater criticism. Kohansky was the author of
As chairman of the Theater numerous other books and
Critics Circle of Israel, he monographs, including
often represented this coun- "The Hebrew Theater"
try abroad. He is a member (1969) and "The Weidenfeld
of the executive committee Guide to Israel" (1973).
of the International Asso- 'Dorothy Jalan
ciation of Theater Critics.
Dorothy Sklar Jalan, a
Mr. Kohansky was born
in Poland and attended member of Jewish com-
school in Lodz. He was munal organizations, died
graduated from the Univer- May 21 at age 78.
Born in Russia, Mrs.
sity of Warsaw in. jour-
nalism and humanities and Jalan lived 68 years in De-
worked for the local press troit. She was a member of
before moving to the United Women's American ORT,
and was a past chapter
He is the author of two board member of Hadassah,
books, "Mirror to Death" past board member of
and "The Disreputable CARIH and a member of
Pioneer Women, Hannah
While in the U.S. Mr. Schloss Old Timers and
Kohansky worked for var- American Red - Magen
ious newspapers and radio David for Israel.
She leaves two daughters,
stations. In 1945, he came to
New York City from Mrs. Lawrence (Lila) Ras-
- Chicago to be the Yiddish kin of Toledo and Mrs.
press and radio director of Daniel (Helene) Lublin; 10
the Histadrut Campaign. In grandchildren and five
1955, he settled in Israel great-grandchildren.

Loren Fischer

Shmuel Mikunis

Loren Beth Fischer, an
11th grade student at Sea-
holm High School who was
active in a variety of school
activities, died May 25. at -
age 16.
Born in New York, Miss
Fischer was president of the
National Junior Honors
Society when she attended
Covington Junior High
She acted in several
school plays in junior high
school. Miss Fischer was a
member of the Temple Beth
El Youth Club and National
Honors Society. She was the
1981 winner of the Bir-
mingham Optimist Club
Miss Fisher was secretary
of this year's junior class at
Seaholm and on the appeals
board at the high school.
She leaves her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Philip B.
(Myrna) Fischer; two sis-
ters, Andrea 'Lynn and Jill
Hilary; and her grand-
mother, Mrs. Aida Sperling
of New York.

Shmuel Mikunis; veteran
Israeli Communist Party
leader who represented the
party in many Knessets,
died May 19 at age 79.
Mr. Mikunis came to
Palestine from Russia in
1921 at age 18. He was
among the founders of the
Ohel Workers Theater and
acted with the group for
several years.
engineering in Paris be-
tween 1930 and 1933 and
worked in his new profes-
sion upon his return to Tel
Aviv. He joined the then il-
legal Palestine Communist
Party in 1936, becoming its
• Mr. Mikunis was a
member of the People's
Council (the pre-Knesset
assembly) and repre-
sented the party in the
first eight Knessets. He
was head of the Israel
Communist Party when it
split in 1966, with most of
its Arab members and
some of its Jewish adhe-
rents breaking away to
found the pro-Moscow
Communist list.
During the war of inde-
pendence Mikunis was in-
strumental in helping the
young state obtain arms
from the Communist bloc.

G. Meyerton

Gussie Meyerson, a first
grade teacher in the Detroit
Public Schools for 27 years,
died May 20 in Miami, Fla.
She was 71.
She was active in tasks on
behalf of the American
Heart Association.
She is survived by a son,
Alan of Jamaica; a daugh-
ter, Marcia Mumbrue of
West Bloomfield; a brother,
Alfred Meyers of Naples,
Fla.; a sister, Frieda Ro-
senthal of Miami; and two
grandchildren. Interment

Emma Berg

Emma Berg, a teacher in
the Detroit Public Schools,
died May 23 at age 75.
Born in Boston, Mrs. Berg
was a past president, secre-
tary and treasurer of the
Downtown-Fox Chapter of
Bnai Brith Women and was
active in the National Fed-
eration for the Blind.
She leaves a son, Her-
man; a brother, Nathan
Moore; two sisters, Mrs.
Rudolph (Ruth) Africh and
Mrs. Harry (Mary) Plissner
of Miami, Fla.

Bernard Golden

Bernard G. Golden, a cor-
porate executive in the
wholesale automobile re-
placement parts business,
died May 25 at age 80.
Born in Latvia, Mr. Gol-
den owned Golden Dis-
tributing Co. and Bernard
G. Golden Associates, Inc.
He leaves his wife, Eve-
lyn; two daughters, Judith
I. and Mrs. Barry (Susan)
Schmideberg; and a
brother, Judge David L. of
Tecumseh, Ont.

El AI Losing
on NY Flights

Al Israel Airlines loses $1
million per month on its
New York to Tel Aviv
flights. An El Al spokesman
says charging an additional
$100 per ticket would end
the deficit but this cannot be
done because of competing

Robert Siegel

Robert L. Siegel, an in-
surance executive, died ,
May 19 at age 52.
A native Detroiter, Mr.
Siegel was a partner in the
Siegel Insurance Agency in
Detroit. He was a member of
Cong. Shaarey Zedek, past
president of Knollwood
Country Club, a board
member of the Resettle-
ment Service of the Jewish
Family Service and was
active in efforts on behalf of
the United Jewish Appeal.
He also held membership
in the University of Michi-
gan Alumni Club and the
Standard Club.
He leaves his wife, Rhoda;
a son, Marc; two daughters,
Wendi and Jill; his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel
(Blanche) Siegel; and three
brothers, William, Byron
and Barry of Miami, Fla.

Morris Ruskiii

Morris Ruskin, a phar-
macist, died May 25 at -age
Born in Russia, Mr. Rus-
kin was the owner of the
Ruskin Pharmacy on De-
xter Blvd. in Detroit for 40
years. He was a 40-year
member of Cong. Shaarey
Zedek, and a life member of
the Aesculapian Phar-
maceutical Society. _
He leaves his wife,
Elizabeth; two daughters,
Mrs. Richard (Marian)
Williameand Mrs. Alan P.
(Doris) Goldstein; and six

Dr. Solomon

Dr. Harry C. Solomon, pro-
fessor of psychiatry
emeritus at Harvard Medi-
cal School, who was a
pioneer in the development
of techniques for psychiatric
treatment, died May 23 at
age 92.

Beatrice Kaufman, Joined
Husband in Local Causes

Beatrice Kaufman was a
lady in the true spirit of the
traditional Woman of Valor
scripturally defined.
She was at the right hand
of her husband, Judge
Nathan Kaufman, and as he
rose to the rank of one of the
most eminent of Michigan's
judges she shared with him
his devotions to civic and
Jewish causes. She was
among the most admired in
her synagogue, Cong. Beth
Abraham Hillel Moses, in
which Judge and Mrs.
Kaufman rendered partici-
pation and gave
encouragement to youth
and scholars.
With her husband, Mrs.
Kaufman played philan-
thropic and social service
roles in behalf of Yeshiva
University on a national
scale, the Jewish school sys-
tems locally, the philan-
thropic activities of the
community, the cause of Is-
rael and Zionism. -
She was a member of
Hadassah, American


Mizrachi Women, Na-
tional Asthma Center /
National Jewish Hospi-
tal, Sinai Hospital Guild
and the NAACP. She was
the past president of the
Cong. Beth Abraham
Hillel Moses Sisterhc
She also was a volun
nurses aide at Harper Hos-
Mrs. Kaufman leaves her
husband, Judge Nathan J.;.
a daughter, Mrs. Rose
Blake; two brothers, Joseph
Tauber of Camarillo, Calif.,
and Jack Tauber of Roswell,
Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. Irv-
ing (Ruth) Fenchel and Mrs.
Robert (Jeanette) Feldman;
nine grandchildren and one

Publicist Roman Slobodin

PHILADELPHIA (JTA) journalism writing sports
— Roman Slobodin, whose news for the old New
career in journalism and ,York Sun and as a gen-
public relations mirrored eral assignment reporter
more than a half-century of for the old New York
Jewish history, died May World. His career took
him to Jeruslaem as chief
11. He was 75.
He had served for 19 correspondent for the
years as public relations di- Jewish Telegraphic
rector of the Federation of Agency in the late 1930s.
Mr. Slobodin was a na-
Jewish Agencies of Greater
tional vice president of the
During World War II, Mr. American Jewish Public
Slobodin was publicity di- Relations Society and
rector of the American Joint served on the executive
Distribution Committee committee and as publicity
and served in the military chairman of the association
in charge_of an Armed Serv- of Philadelphia Jewish
ice Forces Training Center Agency Executives.
publication for more than
Elected President
40,000 soldiers.
NEW YORK — Charlotte
He began his career in
Dachs was elected president
of Emunah Women of
America at its recent na-
The family of the late tional convention in
Fallsburg, N.Y.
Isadore Gussin acknow-
The family of the late Ben
ledges with grateful appre-
ciation the many kind ex- Podolsky wishes to express
pressions of sympathy ex- its appreciation to relatives
tended by relatives and and friends for the kindness
friends during the family's shown to us during our re-
cent bereavement.
recent bereavement.

The Family of

The Family
of the Late



Wishes to thank their
friends and relatives
whose love and support
gave them comfort dur-
ing this trying time.

Wishes to express
their deepest apprecia-
tion to their many
friends and relatives for
all they have done to
make this trying time in
our lives more bearab'




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