Chuck Pearlstein visits with Jewish elderly.
shlishit (Sabbath meal) and delivers
food to the hungry and the ill. He goes
into Detroit several times each week
with food for the poor.
The donations often go beyond
food. "Somebody recently did not have
furniture," said Rabbi Goldberg.
"Chuck gave him money out of his
"When Chuck Pearlstein is ask-
ed to do something, he makes it sound
like you are doing him a favor by ask-
ing him . . . Once in a while you run
into those very, very special people.
And Chuck is special."
Among those who would agree are
Jewish convicts in state and local
prisons. After returning from Ohr
Sameach, Pearlstein began a Jewish
prisoner project, working with Rabbi
Irwin Tannenbaum in Jackson. He
has visited Jewish prisoners in
Jackson, Grand Rapids, Flint and Mt.
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To Our Peader8
When The Jewish News started a search
for mitzvah heroes last September, the intent
was to identify and honor those Jews in our
midst who, through unusual and extraor-
dinary acts of charity and kindness, touched
the lives of Jews and non-Jews in the
metropolitan Detroit area. Through the
publication of a special section highlighting
their good deeds, The Jewish News sought to
inspire others to undertake similar
From a series of announcements in The
Jewish News, more than 70 nominations were
received. An incredible array of mitzvah peo-
ple who perform good deeds beyond the glare
of the spotlight were brought to our attention.
After hours of review and, in . many cases,
solicitation of additional information about a
nominee, four mitzvah heroes were selected:
Louis Kay, Bassie Chase, Chuck Pearlstein
and Fay Isackson.
Those participating in the selection
were Rabbi Daniel Polish of Temple Beth
El, Rabbi Abraham Jacobovitz of Machon
L'Torah, Susan Moiseev, judge of the
46th district court, Meyer King, previously
recognized by the community for the mitz-
vahs he performs, Arthur M. Horwitz, as-
sociate publisher of The Jewish News and
Elizabeth Kaplan, features editor of The
Jewish News and coordinator of the project.
It is the intent of The Jewish News to
publish a mitzvah heroes special section
We hope you find this section inspiring
and heart-warming and will share it with
family and friends. Additional copies for
classroom use or distribution by your club or
service organization are available by contact-
ing Ms. Kaplan at 354-6060.
May the efforts of these mitzvah heroes
give us strength.
Arthur M. Horwitz
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS