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September 24, 1982 - Image 70

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-09-24

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70 Fridal,. September 24, ,1982


unlon'Leadet DiLitiinAy' Dies

NEW YORK — David
Dubinsky, former president
of the International Ladies
Garment Workers Union,
died Sept. 17 at age 90.
Mr. Dubinsky helped
convert the nearly bank-
rupt union into an organiza-
tion that hdd $500 million
in assets in 1966, when he
became its honorary
president, the New York
Times reported.
Born in Russian Poland,
Mr. Dubinsky came to the
U.S. in 1911 and took a job
in the dress industry. He
joined local 10 of the
ILGWU. He became active
in union affairs and in 1918
he joined the local's execu-
tive board. In 1921; he be-
came its manager.
One year later he was
elected a vice president
and in 1929, he was
secretary-treasurer of
the organization. In 1932,
he was elected- the
union's president.
In 1935, Mr. Dubinsky
joined John L. Lewis in set-
ting up the Committee for
Industrial Organizations.
He was then vice president
of the American Federation
of Labor.
According to the New
York Times, when the AFL
executive council voted to
suspend the CIO unions in
1936, Mr. Dubinsky res-
igned - from the council. A

Rachel Korn,
Poet, Writer

Rachel Korn, international
literary award winner and
one of the world's major
Yiddish poets and short
story writers, is dead at age
She was the author of 11
volumes of poetry and short
stories and her work has
been translated into many
languages, includng
French, German, Polish and
Romanian. A 12th volume,
"Generations," will appear
next month.
Born in Poland, Ms. Korn
had her first volume of
poetry, "Village," published
in 1928. Her book of short
stories, "Earth," was pub-
lished in 1936.
During World War II, she
fled Poland and went to the
Soviet Union and then
moved to Sweden. She ar-
rived in Canada in 1949 and
resided in Montreal until
her death last week.



year later, he opposed the
establishment of the CIO
and a permanent indepen-
dent basis, and until 1940,
the garment workers' union
was unaffiliated. In 1940; it
rejoined the AFL and five
years later Mr. Dubinsky
was an AFL vice president.
Involved in New York
politics, Mr. Dubinsky
helped form the American
Labor Party in 1936. When
it looked like the party was
coming under Communist
control, Mr. Dubinsky res-
igned and helped form the
Liberal Party.
' During World War II,
Mr. Dubinsky served on
government boards and
in 1946 was a consultant
to the UN Economic and
Social Council.
At Mr. Dubinsky's urg-
ing, the union sent millions
in cash and relief aid to Is-
rael and Italy after World
War II.

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S. Braunstein

Sylvia Braunstein, two-
term past president of the
Livonia Jewish Congrega-
tion Sisterhood, died Sept.
15 at age 70.
Born in Malden, Mass.,
Mrs. Braunstein was a
board member of the Michi-
gan Branch of the Women's
League for Conservative
Judaism and was active in
efforts on behalf of the
Torah Fund of the Jewish
Theological Seminary.
She leaves her husband,
Samuel, a son, Harold; a
daughter, Mrs. Terry (De-
borah) Parks of Houston,
Tex.; four brothers, Hyman
Hillson of Florida, Stanley
Hillson of Massachusetts,
Dr. Murray Hillson of New
Jersey and Paul Hillson of
Massachusetts; two sisters,
Mrs. Morris (Freda) Katz of
Connecticut and Mrs. Ed-
ward (Ruth) Tesler of

Dr. S. Berke

Dr. Sydney S. Berke, a
physician for more than 56
years, died Sept. 16 at age
Born in Russia, Dr. Berke
was graduated from the
University of Michigan
Medical School in 1926. He
was chief of staff of Deaco-
ness Hospital from 1970 to
He was a member of the
Wayne County and Michi-
gan State Medical Societies,-
American Medical Associa-
tion and the International
College of Surgeons.
Dr. Berke held member-
ship at Temple Beth El.
He leaves his wife,
Dorothy; a son, Dr. Joseph
J.; a daughter, Mrs. Irving
(Johanna) Keene; a brother,
Philip F.; a sister, Mrs. Ben
(Sadie) Bean; and six


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Effective Date

William Freedman Dies at 70

Isador Gordon

William Freedman, re-
tired chief bailiff for Wayne
County Circuit Court's
landlord-tenant division,
died Sept. 18 at age 70.
Mr. Freedman retired in
1981. Active in Detroit and
Oak Park politics, Mr.
Freedman was a member of
the Kiwanis Club and
Jewish War Veterans.
He was the past president
of the Cong. Beth Achim
Men's Club and a former
board member and vice
president of the synagogue.
Mr. Freedman had run
unsuccessfully for seats
on the Oak Park Board of
Educatioh and city coun-
He had been an inves-
tigator for Drew Pearson
and worked for the late Lou
He was a board member of
the Jabotinsky Society of
Herut Zionists of America.
Mr. Freedman leaves a
brother, Ralph of Boca Ra-
ton, Fla.; a sister, Mrs.

Isador Gordon, owner of
Gordon Clothing in Detroit,
died Sept. 17 at age 80.
Born in Poland, Mr. Gor-
don owned his store from
1950 to 1967. He was a
member of Cong. Bnai
He leaves his wife,
Esther; a son, Lou; a daugh-
ter, Mrs. Jerry (Rose) Light;
a brother, Eddie; two sis-
ters, Mrs. Ben (Edith)
Ersher and Mrs Milton
(Esther) Kantor of Madison
Heights; and six grand-

The man who has so little
knowledge of human nature
as to seek happiness by
changing anything but his
own dispositions, will waste
his life in fruitless efforts,
and multiply the griefs
which he proposes to re-

In memory of my
dear son


away two years
ago. Never to be
forgotten by your
loving mother and
brother Marvin.
Tears can be wiped
away but grief re-
mains in our hearts
We miss you so

In loving memory

of dear


The Eighth of Tishri
My dear beloved hus-
band who has gone
away. I miss him so. No
one will ever know my
feeling of loss inside.
He was a kind, gentle,
and loving man, with his
soft voice and his shin-
ing eyes. His laughter
made you joyful; his
children were his pride.
For me, to be with him
was happiness; I was his
ideal, and he was mine.
His spirit will always be
forever with me, wher-
ever I go, whatever I do.
Your loving wife,
Tola; children and

Like the falling leaves the years fly by,
But our precious memories never die.
Who passed away Oct. 3, 1968 (12th of Tis-
hri). Sadly missed by daughters, Mrs. J.
Walter (Carole) Jonas and Mrs. Ronald
(Frances) Stewart; grandchildren, Laur-
ence, Michele, Rachele, Lisa, Douglas,
David and Scott.



Acknowledges with grateful appreciation
the many kind expressions of sympathy ex-
tended by relatives and friends during the
family's recent bereavement.

The Family of the Late


Acknowledges with grateful appreciation
the many kind expressions of sympathy ex-
tended by relatives and friends during the
family's recent bereavement.


Alan H. Dorfman
Funeral Director & Mgr.

Rabbi Israel I. Rockove
Executive Director


The Family of the Late







In Loving Memory Of

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




Seymour (Mollye) Berman;
and nieces and nephews.

Max Braude
ORT Leader

Max Braude, former
director-general of the
World ORT Union, died
Sept. 14. He was 69.
He became director of the
World ORT Union in 1951
and served as director-
general from 1957 to 1980.
From the first days with
his association with ORT,
Mr. Braude launched a
series of initiatives which
created the foundation of
what has become the
worldwide network of voca-
tional and technical educa-
In 1956, he organized
ORT programs in Poland, in
conjunction with the
American Jewish Joint Dis-
tribution Committee and
several years later, helped
initiate the first ORT
schools for the Jews of Bom-
bay, India.
In 1965, he developed,
with the Israeli Ministry of
Education°, a national plan
for the expansion of techni-
cal high schools and college
level institutes — an initia-
tive which has significantly
advanced the whole range of
education in Israel. In 1961,
Mr. Braude was responsible
for the first steps in ORT
technical assistance for
manpower development in
literally scores of countries.



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