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December 03, 1982 - Image 86

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-12-03

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Friday, December 3, 1982


Women Gain in NY Agencies Engineer, Inventor Janeway,

NEW YORK (JTA) — two women in such posi-
More women are moving up tions and 10 male executive
the professional ladder in directors for every woman,
Jewish communal service according to the study.
agencies in New York, in-
The study found that,
cluding the Federation of within particular fields of
Jewish Philanthropies, service, the greatest pro-
than at any time in the past, gress has been made at
according to one of the find- Jewish community cen-
ings of a pioneer study pub- ters, where 19 percent of
lished by the federation's the executive directors
Commission on Synagogue are women. Of the asso-
ciate executive directors,
The study also indicated 40 percent are women, al-
that over the past three though the study indi-
years women have been cated that women in
promoted in greater num- these two positions are
bers than men in the service generally paid less than
agencies. "For every two men.
men promoted to executive
The study recommended
level positions, three making consideration of
women were so promoted," women for managerial posi-
according to the study, tions part of an agency's
undertaken by the commis- budget agenda; establish-
sion's task force on the role ing a mechanism to monitor
of Jewish women in a women's progress; and de-
changing society.
veloping such programs as
But the study also found maternity and paternity
that women are underepre- leave, flexible work hours to
3ented at the two top execu- accommodate dual career
tive levels studied. There families, and day care spon-
are three male associate or sored by the agencies for
assistant directors for every women employes.


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Leader in Auto Research

Robert N. Janeway, an
inventor of automotive and
rail car designs and an
engineer and consultant,
died Nov. 27 at age 80.
A former Detroiter, Mr.
Janeway lived in California
for the past 10 years.
A 1922 graduate of Cor-
nell University, Mr. Jane-
way founded the Janeway
Engineering Co. in Troy in
Previously, he worked
for General Motors,
where he was part of a
team that helped perfect
tetraethyl lead, an anti-
knock compound for
gasoline. At Dodge, in
1927-1928, he held a simi-
lar position before be-
coming an engineering
At Chrysler he was cre-
dited for establishing the
"center of percussion"
theory of automotive sus-
pension. In 1935, he was ap-
pointed head of Dynamic
Research at Chrysler, a post'
he held until he founded his
company in 1959.
Among his 37 auto and
rail car inventions is the
Janeway combustion
Mr. Janeway is the
former chairman of the
Jewish Vocational Service
in Detroit and past chair-
man of the Detroit Section
of the Society of Automotive
Engineers. He chaired sev-

Shirley Diem

Shirley Diem, a member
of Jewish communal organ-
izations, died Nov. 28 at age
Born in New York, Mrs.
Diem lived 43 years in De-
troit. She was a member of
the Downtown-Fox Chapter
of Bnai Brith for the past
eight years, and a member
of Ladies of Yeshivath Beth
Yehudah and Pioneer
She leaves two sons, Ar-
nold and Carl; three daugh-
ters, Mrs. Irving (Fay) Be-
rebon, Mrs. Jack (Rachel)
Pludwinski and Mrs.
Samuel (Judy) Jassenoff; a
brother, Nathan Goudsmit
of Pompano Beach, Fla.; a
sister, Mrs. Edwin (Clara)
Schneid; and six grandchil-

Henry Sills


Effective Date

Henry H. Sills, an attor-
ney with Butzel, Levin,
Winston and Quint, died
Nov. 28 at age 75.
A native Detroiter, Mr.
Sills was a member of Tem-
ple Beth El.
He leaves his wife, Gol-
dye; two sons Allan Levy
and John Levy of Paradise
Valley, Ariz.; a brother,
John; and four granddaugh-

eral technical committees of
the SAE.
He was the author of
many papers for
engineering journals.
Mr. Janeway was a repre-
sentative of the Interna-
tional Standards Organiza-
tion, and a consultant to the
National Resource Plan-
ning Board and to President
Eisenhower's Cabinet
Committee on Transpora-
He leaves a son, Cornell; a
daughter, Mrs. Richard
(Joyce) Mittenthal of Bir-
mingham; a brother, Eliot
of New York; and six grand-
children. Interment De-

Harry Citrin

Harry Elie Citrin, retired
owner of Grand Auto Re-
placement Parts, died Nov.
25 in San Diego, Calif. He
was 90.
Born in Poland, Mr. Cit-
rin lived 63 years in Detroit.
He resided in California for
the past seven years.
He was the founder and
president of the auto parts
firm. He was secretary,
treasurer, president and
honorary president of the
Hebrew Benevolent
Mr. Citrin was a board
member of the Yeshivath
Beth Yehudah, vice
president of the fornier
Cong. Beth Shmuel in De-
troit, and was active in
tasks for the Allied
Jewish Campaign.
He also was a Mason and
a Shriner.
He is survived by a son,
Harley J. of San Diego; two
daughters, Eve of Mill Val-
ley, Calif., and Mrs. Irving
(Evelyn) Stevens of West
Bloomfield; a sister, Mrs.
Morris (Sarah) Korman of
Southfield; seven grand-
children and four great-

Louis Berman

Louis Berman, a phar-
maceutical buyer, died Nov.
28 at age 71.
Born in St. Louis, Mo.,
Mr. Berman was a member
of Perfection Lodge of the
Masons, Crescent Shrine
Club, Tikvah Lodge of Bnai
Brith, Adat Shalom
Synagogue and a life
member of Friends of Hillel
Day School. He also was a
member of the Alpha Nu
Parents Club.
He leaves his wife, Rose;
two sons, Dr. Michael and
Dr. Warren of Elmhurst,
N.Y.; two daughters, Mrs.
Michael (Sherry) Bieder-
man and Leslie of Evanston,
Ill.; two sisters, Mary and
Morris (Anne)
and five

Benefactor Michael Gubin

Michael Abraham Gubin,
whose generosity was felt
by synagogues and com-
munal causes, died Nov. 28
at age 93.
Mr. Gubin died exactly a
year to the day, the 12th of
Kislev on the Jewish calen-
dar, that his sister Cypojra
died. Another sister,
Josephine (Yocheved), died
in 1975.
Born in Russia, Mr.
Gubin came to the U.S. 62
years ago. He worked as a
salesman, among other jobs,
and because he spoke
Polish, Russian, Ukrainian,
Hebrew, German, Yiddish
and English, was often
engaged as a court interpre-
He previously worked
for the law firm of Butzel,
Friedman and Meyers,
and as a troubleshooter
for Chrysler Corp., but
his real success came
from real estate invest-
From the fortune gained
from his holdings, Mr.
Gubin actively supported
Yeshivath Beth Yehudah
and other yeshivot
throughout the country.
Local synagogues benefited
from his generosity as did
the annual Mo'os Hitim
drive, the Mayo Clinic and

Michael Gubin, and his
sister, the late Cypojra

the American Red Magen
David Adorn for Israel,
under whose auspices he
purchased an ambulance.
A generous Israel Bond
purchaser, Mr. Gubin with
his late sister, Cypojra, also
bought a Chai Forest,
18,000 trees, from the
Jewish National Fund to be
planted in Israel. After the
purchase of the forest, he
later made several smaller
gifts to the JNF.
He was an accomplished
pianist, having taught him-
He is survived by nieces,
nephews and cousins.

Aryeh Tartakower Dies at 85

NEW YORK (JTA) — served as the chairman of
Prof. Aryeh Tartakower, the department of sociology
who directed the depart- of the Jews at the Hebrew
ment of relief and rehabili- University. He was also co-
tation of the World Jewish founder and president of the
Congress during World War Israel Association of the
II, died last week in United Nations and was
Jerusalem at age 85.
chairman of the World He-
Prof. Tartakower, who brew Confederation (Brith
served the WJCongress for Ivrit Olamit).
more than four decades, had
been chairman of the Israel Leonard Tigay
Executive and chairman of
Leonard Tigay, a self-
the cultural department. He employed
jeweler, died Nov.
was a member of the found- 28 at age 65.
ing Executive of the
A native Detroiter, Mr.
Tigay was the owner of the
He was a renowned histo-
Bond Jewelry Co. in East
rian and sociologist. He was Detroit.
He founded his
the author of numerous company in 1940.
works, including "The
He was president of his
Jewish Refugee," "History jewelry firm and of the Cur-
of the Jewish Labor Move- tis Investment Co. Mr.
ment," "The Israeli Tigay also was the
Society," "History of Col- president of Colrain Inc.,
onization," and "Jewish real estate investment com-
Wanderings in the World." pany.
He also wrote numerous ar-
He was a 1937 graduate
ticles in Hebrew, Yiddish, of Wayne State Univer-
English, German, Polish, sity and was co-captain
French and Spanish period- in 1936 of the WSU bas-
ketball team.
He was born in Poland
He was a member of De-
nd was educated at the troit Lodge of Bnai Brith,
University of Vienna. He Adat Shalom Synagogue
founded and was chair- and was a longtime suppor-
man of the Hitandut ter of the Jewish Theologi-
Zionist Labor Party in cal Seminary.
Poland from 1922 to 1939
He leaves his wife, Ethel;
and was a lecturer at the three sons, Rabbi Jeffrey of
Institute of Jewish Sci- Philadelphia, Pa., Dr. Barry
ences in Warsaw from and Alan of New York; a sis-
1932 to 1939.
ter, Mrs. Meyer (Esther)
Prof. Tartakower came to Weiner; and nine grand-
Palestine in 1946 where he children.

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





Alan H. Dorfman
Funeral Director & Mgr.

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