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August 20, 1982 - Image 62

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-08-20

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS'

62 Friday, August 20, 1982

It is in disputes, as in ar-
mies, where the weaker side
sets up false lights, and
makes a great noise to make

Philanthropist Abraham Shiffman Aided
Wayne State, Hebrew U., Brandeis Univ.

Abraham Shiffman made
his millions in real estate
and manufacturing. He
spent them aiding scores of
causes, including many
universities.
Tributes to his memory,
therefore, include messages
from Wayne State Univer-
sity, Hebrew University
and Brandeis University of-
ficials, in addition to a score
from many local and na-
tional movements, in this
country, on a nationalbasis,
this city, state and _Israel.
Mr. Shiffman, who died
Aug. 16 at age 91, pur-
chased the American Car
and Foundry Co. in 1948
and used the income from
his business to fund a
charitable foundation bear-
ing his name.
Among the institutions
which he benefited are:
Brandeis University of
which he was a founder
and whose - humanities
cent e r bears his name;
the medical library at
Wayne State University's
medical school; Sinai
Hospital's Shiffman
Clinic; and a nursery and
comprehensive high
school in Israel.
Children's Hospital, Mer-
rill - Palmer Institute, the
Franklin Wright Settle-
ment and the Adult Service
Center also have benefited
from the Shiffman Founda-
tion.
Mr. Shiffman was a
member of the boards of
Men's ORT, Sinai Hospital,
Brandeis University and
United Foundation.

ABRAHAM SHIFFMAN

Leonard N. Simons asso-
ciated with Mr. Shiffman as
an adviser in his philan-
thropic efforts and that
capacity continued for
nearly half a century.
"His was the first large
gift to Wayne State Uni-
versity for the WSU Med-
ical Library, in the
amount of $500,000," Si-
mons said.
It was in memory of his
first wife, Vera Parshall
Shiffman.
Simons recalled that Mr.
Shiffman gave another half
million dollars to Sinai
Hospital for the transfer to
it of the North End Clinic.
In his many charitable
deeds he had the
encouragement of impor-
tant people, including Mrs.
Edsel Ford, who encouraged
his gifts to the Merrill -
Palmer Institute.
A high school and a
nursery school in Israel,
and generous gifts to the

Garden for Center Senior

Hebrew University were
included in Shiffman's
many means of aiding Is-
raeli causes, Simons said.
A half million dollar gift
to Brandeis University and
continuing support for the
Jewish-sponsored univer-
sity are also accredited to
Shiffman by Simons.
"He told me at the outset
it was his aim to give a mil-
lion a year for important
causes, and his charities ex-
ceeded $5,000,000," Simons
said. "He did not reach the
million a year, but he gave
and gave from his wealth.
He gave to causes in Cleve-

Unveiling announcements may be inserted by mail or by calling
The Jewish News, 17515 W. Nine Mile, Suite 865, Southfield, Mich.
48075. 424-8833. Writtg'n announcements must be accompanied by the
name and address of the person making the insertions. There is a
standing charge of $10.00 for an unveiling notice measuring an inch
in depth, and $15.00 for a notice two inches deep with a black border.

The family of the late
Isadore Gussin announces
the unveiling of a monu-
ment in his memory 10:30
a.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at
Hebrew Memorial Park.
Relatives and friends are
asked to attend.

The family of the late
Allen Viedrah announces
the unveiling of a monu-
ment in his memory 10:30
a.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, at
Machpelah Cemetery.
Rabbi Nelson will officiate.
Relatives and friends are
asked to attend.

The Family
of the Late

IRVING E.
ADLER

Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in his memory 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 29, at Beth
Abraham Cemetery.
Rabbis Schnipper and
Halpern will officiate.
Relatives and friends
are asked to attend.

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The Mitzva Committee of the Jimmy Prentis
Morris Branch Activities committee of the Jewish
Community Center held a "weed out" to beautify the
grounds of the Oak Park facility. The clean-up was
held in advance for the Branch Bash to be held 4-7
p.m. Sept. 12 at the Morris Branch, to kick off new
programming and improvements at the building. Pic-
tured in back row, from left, are: Al Kaplan, Gene
Jaffee, Helen Singer, Janet Levine, Marcy Feldman
and Ronit Feldman. In bottom row, are, from left:
Robert Thal, Sam Levine and Betsy Rubiner.

Rosh Hashana Reader Available

NEW YORK — Rabbi
Eliezer Zisya Portugal,
leader of the Skullener sect
of Hasidic Jews, died Wed-
nesday in New 'York. He
was 86.
Rabbi Portugal, who was
born in Romania, immig-
rated to the United States in
1960. He founded some 30
institutions in Israel to care
for the Jews of the Soviet
Union and other Eastern
European countries.

For a copy of the booklet,
send a stamped, self-
addressed envelope to Rabbi
Rubin Dobin, Cong. Kol
Yisrael Haverim, Rosh
Hashana Home Reader,
P.O. Box 6194, Miami Be-
ach, Fla. 33154.

Mildred Tack

Mildred S. Tack, a
member of Jewish com-
munal organizations, died
Aug. 18 at age 63.
A native Detroiter, Mrs.
Tack was a member of Adat
Shalom Synagogue, Detroit
-Chapter of Bnai Brith,
Brandeis University Na-
tional Women's Committee
and the Sutton Place Chap-
ter of Women's American
ORT.
She leaves two daughters,
Mrs. Eric (Arlene) Op-
penheim and Nadine; her
father, Abram Borak; a
brother, Samuel .Borak, and
one grandson. Services 10
a.m. today at Ira Kaufman
Chapel.

The Family
of the Late

NATE
MANDELL

Announces the un
veiling of a monumen.
in his memory 11 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 29, at
Westwood Cemetery.
Rabbi Benjamin Gor-
relick will officiate.
Relatives and friends
are asked to attend.

The Family
of the Late

ARTHUR (ART)
NEWMAN

Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in his memory 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 22, at Beth
Moses Cemetery
(Gratiot and Masonic
Blvd.). Rabbi Schnipper
will officiate. Relatives
and friends are asked to
attend.

The Family
of the Late

.

Rabbi Portugal,
Hasidic Leader

'

Monument Unveilings

land, Palm Beach and other
cities, wherever members of
his family had roots. It was
the big heart of a very good
man."
Mr. Shiffman leaves his
wife, Lucille; a son, Lester
Seasongood of St. Louis,
Mo.; two daughters, Mrs.
Robert (Janet) Kohn of
Shaker Heights, Ohio, and
Mrs. John (Sally) Levy of St.
Louis; two brothers, Victor
and David of Palm Springs,
Calif.; two sisters, Mrs.
Samuel (Sylvia) Ruskin and
Mrs. Harry (Ethel) Caplan;
15 grandchildren and six
great-grandchildren.

Center Mitzva Committee
Prepares for Branch Bash

MIAMI BEACH — "The
Rosh Hashana Home
Reader," a booklet consist-
ing of an explanation of the
holiday and its customs, is
now available from Cong.
Kol Yisrael Haverim.
The free booklet, com-
piled and edited by Rabbi
Rubin Dobin, spiritual
leader of the congregation,
contains selections in both
Hebrew and English.

Members of the Jewish Center Culture Club, a
group of 100 senior citizens who :offer cultural pro-
grams and communal activities at the Jimmy Prentis
Morris Branch, honored Irving Kleiman, one of the
group's oldest and most active members, with a gar-
den of 100 trees planted in Israel through the Jewish
National Fund. Kleiman is executive board member
and hospitaler (visiting hospitalized members) for the
club. Attending the tribute ceremony, were, from
left, Helen Singer, president Senior Adult Council of
the Jewish Community Center; Charles Driker,
president of the club, presented the certificate on be-
half of the membership; and Mrs. Kleiman. The hon-
oree is the brother of longtime communal leader Dr.
Shmarya Kleiman.

the enemy belie e them
more numerous and strong
than they really are.
Swift

The Family
of the Late

SERENA
BRUMER

Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in her memory 11 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 22 at Oak-
view Cemetery. Rabbi
Rosenbaum will of-
ficiate. Relatives and
friends are asked to
attend.

The Family
of the Late

PHILLIP
GORDON

Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in his memory 11 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 22, at He-
brew Memorial Park.
Rabbi Gordon will of-
ficiate. Relatives and
friends are asked to
attend.

The Family
of the Late

BESSIE
KROWITZ

Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in her memory 10 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 29, at
Workmen's Circle
Cemetery (Turover Sec-
tion). Rabbi Arm will of-
ficiate. Relatives and
friends and asked to
attend.

"Over 65 years of traditional service in the Jewish community with dignity and understanding."

HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL

SIDNEY
PHILLIPS

Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in his memory 12 noon
Sundays Aug. 29, at Ch-
esed Shel Emes Cemet-
ery. Rabbi Simon will
officiate. Relatives and
friends are asked to
attend.

The Family
of the Late

NORMA
PILCHIK

Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in her memory 12 noon
Sunday, Aug. 29, at Ch-
esed Shel Emes Cemet-
ery. Rabbi Roman will
officiate. Relatives and
k friends are asked to
attend.

The Family
of the Late

RUTH AND
IRVING
STEINBERG

Announces the un-
veiling of monuments in
their memory 2 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 22, at Beth
El Memorial Park, Nep-
tune, N.J. Rabbi Klein
will officiate. Relative
and friends are asked to
attend.

543.1622

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Funeral Director & Mgr.

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