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May 10, 1985 - Image 94

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-05-10

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Friday, May 10, 1985


The Family
of the Late



Attorney Samuel Rhodes

Samuel J. Rhodes

Samuel J. Rhodes, scion of a
pioneering Zionist family, leading
activist in Jewish War Veterans
and B'nai Brith, an attorney here
for many years, died May 5 in Bay
Harbor Island, Fla. He was 90.
Mr. Rhodes was among the
most distinguished Michigan citi-
zens for a number of decades. He
pursued the Rosenstein family
tradition for Zionist identification
and a deep interest in the cause, in
the Jewish National Fund and re-
lated movements. In that score, he
gave encouragement and support
to his wife Arlene's leadership in
Hadassah. His father was a
Zionist dating back to Theodor
Herzl's years.
As president emeritus of the
Jewish War Veterans Memorial
Home, Mr. Rhodes last year led in
efforts to strengthen the JWV
movement arid to expand its ac-
tivities. For many years, he had
held leading positions in the
movement and encouraged an
interest in it among the Jewish
veterans of the two world wars.
As a youth he commenced ac-

Betty Polasky

Betty Anne Polasky, a teacher
of retarded children in the
Saginaw Intermediate School
District, died May 6 at age 58.
Born in Uniontown, Pa., Mrs.
Polasky resided in Saginaw at the
time of her death. She was a
member of Temple B'nai Israel,
Saginaw Chapter of Hadassah
and the Lawyer's Wives Associa-
tion. She was graduated from the
University of Michigan.
Mrs. Polasky is survived by her
husband, Frank M.; a son,
William M. of Elkhart, Ind.; two
daughters, Mrs. Roy (Wendy R.)
Good of Farmington Hills and
Mrs. William (Diane H.)
Polasky-Doggett of Albuquerque,
N.M.; two brothers, Dr. Harry
Goldstone of California, Pa., and
Robert Goldstone of Pittsburgh,
Pa.; and three grandchildren.
Interment Saginaw.

Donna Richter

Donna Richter, a member of
Jewish women's organizations,
died May 5 at age 58.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs.
Richter was a member of Temple
Beth El and its sisterhood, Na-
tional Council of Jewish Women
and Women's American ORT.
She leaves her husband, Irving;
a son, Jeffrey; and a daughter, Su-

tivities in the B'nai B'rith, serv-
° ing as president of Pisgah Lodge
and heading activities in behalf of
the Anti-Defamation League.
In his communal roles, he
gained recognition as one of the
most effective public speakers and
was acclaimed as an orator on
many public issues.
His speeches were studded with
Scriptural quotations, attesting
to his knowledge of the Bible and
Jewish tradition.
His deep interest in Jewish life
led to his role in helping to found
the first Michigan English-
Jewish weekly, the Jewish
Chronicle in 1918, together with
Anton Kaufmann.
In a tribute to his memory, his
wife Arlene said the evidence of
his devotion to the Zionist cause
and to Israel was marked by his
support of the Jewish National
Fund and the special tree-
planting tributes paid him on his
90th birthday.
His brother, the late Mr. Irving
Rhodes, was the publisher of the
Milwaukee Jewish Chronicle and
a national United Jewish Appeal
leader, and was recognized among
the most successful Jewish pub-
lishers in the country. Another
brother, the late Mr. Ben Rhodes,
practiced law with Sam Rhodes
before joining his brother Irving
on the staff of the Milwaukee
Jewish Chronicle.
His sister, Mrs. Morris (Esther)
Appelman was for a number of
years a staff member of the
Jewish Welfare Federation and
the supervisor of the youth di-
His sister Mrs. Jacob S. (Edith)
Sauls, a nonagenarian, was
among the most active workers in
musical circles and a founder of
the Music Study Club.
Mr. Rhodes was a member of
Cong. Shaarey Zedek, past na-
tional judge advocate for the
Jewish War Veterans, past de-
partment commander of the JWV.
He was graduated from the Uni-
versity of Michigan Law School in
1915. Mr. Rhodes also was the
past president of the Jewish
Community Council.
He leaves his wife, Arlene;
three sisters, Mrs. Jacob S.
(Edith) Sauls of San Diego, Calif.,
Mrs. Morris (Esther) Appelman of
Southfield and Ruth of Chicago,




Keeping up with the
news these days can
be a mountainous
task. But a
subscription to the


can increase your
knowledge — of issues
concerning our Jewish
community — and
lift your spirit.

For subscriptions
Call 354-6060

Announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in her
memory at 1 p.m. Sunday,
May 12, at Machpelah
Cemetery. Rabbi Norman
Roman will officiate. Rela-
fives and friends are asked
to attend.

The Family
of the Late


Announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in his
memory at 10 a.m. Sunday,
May 19, at Workmen's Cir-
cle Cemetery, Yiddish
Folks Farein Section.
Rabbi Noah Gamze will of-
ficiate. Relatives and
friends are asked to

The Family
of the Late




Announces the unveil-
ing of monuments in their
memory at 2 p.m. Sunday,
May 19, at Hebrew Memo-
rial Park. Rabbi Arm will
officiate. Relatives and
friends are asked to

The Family
of the Late


Announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in her
memory at 10:30 a.m. Sun-
day, May 19, at Oakview
Cemetery. Rabbi Rosen-
baum will officiate. Rela-
fives and friends are asked
to attend.

The Family
of the Late


Announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in his
memory at 11 a.m. Sunday,
May 19, at Beth Tefilo
Emanuel Cemetery. Rabbi
Philip Blachorsky will of-
ficiate. Relatives and
friends are asked to

JTS Launches
Fund Drive

New York — The Jewish
Theological Seminary of America
has launched a drive to create a
$25 million Centennial Endow-
ment Fund.
The fund drive was announced
at a dinner in New York last
month which kicked off the JTS'
100th year. Sen. Alfonse D'Amato
(R-NY) and actor Ed Asner were
honored at the dinner.
The endowment will be used for
long-range support of research
programs, including the semi-
nary's proposed Center for Euro-
pean Jewry, and to conserve and
restore thousands of rare books
and manuscripts currently
housed in the seminary's Boesky


In loving memory of


Who died nine years ago.
We miss her and will al-
ways remember her.

Mitchel, Sheryl and Del

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