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October 28, 1983 - Image 78

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-10-28

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78 Friday, October .28, 1983


Yeshiva University Friends
Reactivated, Zuroff Honored

Detroit Friends of
Yeshiva University have
reactivated as a devoted
force in support of the major
Jewish university in the
Dr. Arnold Zuroff, receiv-
ing the university's Herit-
age Award at a dinner
Wednesday at the
Sheraton-Southfield Hotel,
inspired the appeal for revi-
val and continuity of Grea-
ter Detroit support for the
theological school and its re-
lated social science, scien-
tific and Einstein Medical
Rabbi Herschel Schacter,
director of rabbinic services
at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan
Theological Seminary of
Yeshiva U., was guest
speaker. He joined in com-
mending the reactivated
Detroit efforts for the uni-
versity, urging continued
support in the best interests
of advancing the urgent
needs in this country.
Presiding at the dinner,
attended by some 200

Yeshiva .University sup-
porters, was Gary Tar-
now, who keynoted the
evening's appeal. Marvin
Berlin and Abraham
Selesny were dinner

Rabbis James Gordon and
E. Goldberg gave the open-
ing and closing prayers.

Sonne Sklar, who super-
vised dinner activities in
behalf of the university, an-
nounced plans for continu-
ing functions here by the
reactivated Yeshiva U. De-
troit committee. •

WJC Selects
'83-'84 Slate

American Section of the
World Jewish Congress
(WJC) has selected Hadas-
sah President Frieda Lewis
and Rabbi Arthur Schneier
to head its slate of candi-
dates for the 1983-1984

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17515 W. 9 Mile Rd.
Suite 865

Abraham J. Cutler, for
many years a leader in the
jewelry and diamond busi-
ness who was equally
known for his knowledge of
the Talmud and his Jewish
devotions died Oct. 23 at age
Continuing a family tra-
dition as a legacy from his
rabbinic father, he pursued
their traditions for generos-
ity and was known as "Mr.
A.J." whose gifts embraced
many causes, with bequests
running into the millions.
On the occasion of his
85th birthday, Mr. Cutler
announced on behalf of
himself and his wife, the es-
tablishment of several aca-
demic chairs in Israeli uni-
versities, scholarship funds
in many institutions of
learning and aid to health
and recreation causes.
Upon establishing a
chair in talmudic studies
at Bar-Ilan University,
Mr. Cutler supplemented
the gift with $50,000 for
perpetual scholarships at
the university.
Local causes benefiting
from his generosity include
the Detroit Institute of Arts,
Children's Hospital Beth
Yehudah Schools, Sinai
Hospital, Jewish Welfare
Federation, Michigan Dy-

Rabbi M. Katz

Southfield, Mich. 48075



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Effective Date

Philanthropist A.J. Cutler Dies


SKOKIE, Ill. — Rabbi
Morris C. Katz, scholar,
author and alumnus of the
Hebrew Theological Col-
lege, died Sept. 30, in
Watertown, N.Y., where he
had served as the rabbi of
Cong. Degel Israel since
He was ordained by the
yeshiva in 1932 and was
graduated first in his class.
He had served in the rabbi-
nate for more than 50 years,
having held pulpits in
Petersburg, Va.; Montgom-
ery, Ala.; Calgary and
Hamilton, Canada; Grand -
Rapids, Mich., and St. Paul,
In 1982 he edited a book,
which was published under
the imprimatur of the He-
brew Theological College,
dedicated to the memory of
his teacher in the yeshiva,
Rabbi Jacob Dolnitzky, a
pioneer in the field of
Jewish Orthodox education
in Chicago.
In the last month's of his
life he made plaris for the
publication after his death
of two additional volumes;
one honoring the rabbis and
instructors who were active
in the Hebrew Theological
College during the period of
his studies there — between
1920 and 1932; and the sec-
ond a publication of his
writings, including
sermon-essays, letters and
articles published in maga-
zines and newspapers.

long interest in Technion
inspired Mr. Cutler to
make a donation to
further the institute's re-
search program in
engineering, technology
and applied science.

Ion, Hillel Day School,
Akiva Hebrew Day School,
the Jewish Home for Aged
and the Allied Jewish Cam-
Among the national and
international beneficiaries
of his philanthropy are:
Jewish National Fund,
under whose auspices he
planted a forest of 60,000
trees; perpetual schol-
arships at the Weizmann
Institute of Science and He-
brew University; Technion,
Yeshiva University, Ben-
Gurion University of the
Negev, Hebrew University,
Magen David Adorn, Tel
Aviv University, American
Cancer Society, Brandeis
University, Jewish
Theological Seminary, the
Rabbi Kaplan Torah Center
of Chicago, Hadassah and
He had given a $6,000 gift
to the Zionist Organization
of America for its schol-
arship fund.
Mr. Cutler retired from
the jewelry business in.
the early 1960s., He
started by selling jewelry
supplies as an itinerant
salesman. Then he
opened a small store,
later enlarged it and was
in business in the Met-
ropolitan Building "fOr
half a century.

A.J. (Abraham Jonathan)
Cutler — he was affection-
ately called A.J. by his
many associates =-• was
born in Lithuania Dec. 11,
1891. He came to New York
in 1911 and lived there for
two years before coming to
Detroit. His first job was as
a watchmaker for $5 a week
and out of it he saved $2 and
was able to help his family
in Lithuania. He came to
Detroit to join his brothers,
Philip and the late Sam.
Here he entered in the
sale of parts fqr watches and
his first job was for $15, and
when he opened his own
store his success com-
He was married in De-
troit in 1919 to the former
Minnie Barack. Mrs. Cutler
died in 1980.
He was a member of
Adat Shalom Synagogue,
to which he was a gener-
ous contributor, Down-
town-Fox Lodge of Bnai
Brith and many other
local organizations, in-
cluding the Detroit Chap-
ter of the American
Technion Society. A life-

Mr. Cutler took great
pride in his heritage from
an eminent rabbinic
scholar. His father,
Sholomo Motel Cutler, was
rabbi in Kurshan and Lut-
nich in Lithuania and came
to New York at the turn of
the century to assume the
position of supervisor of
rabbinic activities as suc-
cessor to Rabbi Yankel

Mr. Cutleea_ father was
the author of the three-
volume commentary on
Bible and Midrash pub-
lished in Israel under the
title "Kerot Shlomo." He
lived in pre-Israel Palestine
for some 18 years and died
in Jerusalem in 1944 at the
age of 85.
Mr. Cutler leaves a son,
Joseph; and nieces and

R. Redlich
Salesman, Dies

Raymond H. Redlich, re-
tired salesman for Perfec-
tion Automotive, died Oct.
20 at age 78.
Born in Chicago, Ill., Mr.
Redlich was a member of
Temple Israel, Harry B.
Keidan Lodge of Bnai Brith
and Furniture Club of De-
He leaves his wife, Ruth;
a_ son, Robert; a daughter,
Mrs. Milton (Elaine)
Einstandig; a sister, Mrs.
Harry (Marion) Pearl of
Chicago; and four grand-


Helen Goodstein,
Sidney and Joseph
Diem wish to express
their sincere apprecia,
tion to their family and
friends for their kind
expression of sympathy
on the recent death of
their brother


The Family
of the Late


Acknowledges with
grateful appreciation,
the many kind ex-
pressions of sympathy
extended by relatives
and friends during the
family's recent be-

The Family
of the Late


Acknowledges with
grateful appreciation
the many kind ex-
pressions of sympathy
extended by relatives
and friends during the
family's recent be-

The Family
of the Late


Acknowledges with
grateful appreciation
the many kind ex-
pressions of sympathy
extended by relatives
and friends during the
family's recent be-

Herbert Burstein

NEW YORK — Herbert
Burstein, an international
lawyer who was special
counsel to the House of Rep-
resentatives during its in-
vestigation of the Securities
and Exchange Commission
in the Truman Administra-
tion, is dead at age 68.
Mr. Burstein also rep-
resented the TV Film Pro-
dticers Association and the
Restaurant League of New

Actress Dies

ara Shayne, Russian-born
actress who depicted the
matriarch of the "Yoelson"
family in the 1946 film "The__
Jolson Story" and the film
"Jolson Sings Again" is
dead at age 80.
Among her other film
credits were "Mission to
Moscow" and "Song of Rus-

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


The Family
of the Late


Acknowledges with
grateful appreciation
the many kind ex-
pressions of sympathy
extended by relatives
and friends during the
family's recent be-

The Family
of the Late


Acknowledges with
grateful appreciation
the many kind ex-
pressions of sympathy
extended by relatives
and friends during the
family's recent be-




Alan H. Dorfman
Funeral Director & Mgr.

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