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November 06, 1987 - Image 132

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-11-06

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Lantos Here For HMC
Dinner at Westin Hotel

honorary U.S. citizenship on
Raoul Wallenberg, the hero of
the Holocaust.
The 1987 Righteousness
Award will be given
posthumously to Raoul
Wallenberg for his _historic
mission of rescue for
thousands of Jews. Gov .
James Blanchard has signed
a proclamation declaring Nov.
15 as Raoul Wallenberg Day.
Jacob Wallenberg will accept
the award on behalf of the
Wallenberg family.
For reservations and infor-
mation, call the HMC,

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Congressman Tam Lantos,
the first and only survivor of
the Holocaust to be elected to
the United States Congress,
will be the guest speaker at
the Holocaust Memorial
Center's third anniversary
dinner to be held at the
Westin Hotel on Nov. 15, an-
nounced David A. Mondry,
general chairman of the
A member of the anti-Nazi
underground during World
War II and a leader of the ear-
ly post-war anti-Communist
student movement in his
native Budapest, Con-
gressman Lantos came to the
United States in 1947 on a
Hillel Foundation scholar-
ship. He received his B.A. and
M.A. degrees from the
University of Washington,
and his Ph.D. degree from the
University of California at
Berkeley in the field of inter-
national economics. Con-
gressman Lantos was elected
to Phi Beta Kapa.
For three decades he work-
ed as a professor of economics,
television analyst and
business consultant. His
government service includes
senior advisory roles in the
fields of economics and
foreign policy.
Congressman Lantos is cur-
rently a member of the Com-
mittees on Foreign Affairs,
Government Operations and
the Aging. He is the ranking
majority member of the Sub-
committee on Europe and the
Middle East, chairman of the
Employment and Housing
Subcommittee of the Govern-
ment Operations Committee
and also serves as chairman
of the Permanent United
States Congressional Delega-
tion to the European Parlia-
ment/European Common
He is the author of the

Agency Awards

The Jewish Welfare Federa-
tion and its member agencies
will present the first Agency
Leadership Awards at a
champagne reception on Nov.
Set for 7:30 p.m. at the main
Jewish Community Center,
the evening is planned as a
tribute to JWF agency board
members whose commitment
and leadership have enabled
their agency to render the
highest quality of service to
the community.
Federation Vice President
and JWF/Agency Education
Committee Chairman Edythe
Jackier will preside, and
agency presidents will pre-
sent the awards.
Agency leadership Award
recipients include Dr. Donald
B. Sherman, Fresh Air Socie-
ty; Harvey A. Deutch,
Hebrew Free Loan Associa-
tion; Ronald B. Rich, Jewish
Community Center; Fred L.
Goldenberg, Jewish Com-
munity Council; Janice
Shatzman, Jewish Family
Service; Janet Levine, Jewish
Federation Apartments;
Robert A. Steinberg, Jewish
Home for Aged; Dean J.
Gould, Jewish Vocational Ser-
vice; and Rose Kaye, United
Hebrew Schools.
James M. August will take a
tongue-in-cheek look at the
Jewish community in the
year 2087.
After the • program, the
meeting will adjourn to a
dessert reception.

Oneg Shabbat

Sergio Wechsler will lead a
discussion on "Together
Becoming Jewish," at an
Oneg Shabbat following ser-
vices today at Temple Beth
Jacob. Services will begin at
8:30 p.m.

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