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May 26, 1989 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-05-26

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I LOCAL NEWS I

THE JEWISH NATIONAL FUND
OF GREATER DETROIT

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Invites you to attend the

Keter Shem Toy Award Dinner

honoring

1942 Promise Guides
Work For Soviet Jews

ELIZABETH KAPLAN

Features Editor

I

JACK AND MIRIAM SHENKMAN

In recognition of their leadership, many services and
contributions to the Community, the State of
Michigan, the Nation and the State of Israel.

THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 1989

Congregation Shaarey Zedek

27375 Bell Road, Southfield

Cocktails: 6 p.m.

Dinner: 7 p.m.

Couvert $180

General Chairman:

DAVID B. HERMELIN

Associate Chairrmen:

LAWRENCE S. JACKIER
D. DAN KAHN

Dinner Vice Chairpersons:

Norman Allan
Elaine J. Beresh
Louis Berry
Harold Beznos
Paul Borman
Morris and Tillie Brandwine
Allen Charlupski
Gloria and Martin Cohen
Henry Dorfman
Ann Y Eisenberg
Marcy Feldman
Martin R. Goldman

Erwin and Sylvia Harvith
David B. Holtzman
Richard Kughn
Irving Laker
Eric Yale Lutz
Michael Maddin
David Montry
Ann Newman
Irving Nusbaum
Michael Perlman
Jack Robinson

Richard Rosenhaus
Emma Schaver
Arnold and Devorah Shenkman
Martin and Shelly Shenkman
I. William Sherr
Robert Sosnick
Bernard Stollman
Max Stollman
Phillip Stollman
Lawrence Wolfe
Jack Zwick

For further information and reservations, please call

JEWISH NATIONAL FUND

(313) 557-7016 or (313) 557-7059

14

FRIDAY, MAY 26,

n 1942, Paula Borenstein
made a promise that still
guides her life.
"When I saw my family —
my mother and my father and
my brother and sister being
taken away (to the death
camps) and I myself was very
close to go through this
chimney, I said to them that
if I survive I will awake the
consciousness of the world."
Borenstein, who spent two
years in a Nazi concentration
camp, is public relations
representative in the French
office of the American Jewish
Joint Distribution Commit-
tee. The JDC sponsors pro-
grams of relief and rescue to
Jews throughout the world.
Borenstein came to
Southfield last week to speak
on the JDC's work onbehalf
of Soviet Jews at a meeting of
the breakfast club, hosted by
the Young Leadership
Cabinet of the Jewish Welfare
Federation and the United
Jewish Appeal.
Thousands of Jewish men,
women and children are still
in the Communist country,
she said. Those granted per-
mission to emigrate often
must wait for months in
Ladispoli, Italy, to hear if
they will be able to come to
the West. In Italy, they have
little money or access to
medical help.
While some argue that
Soviet Jews should settle in
Israel, not the United States,
the JDC's priority is to help
the refuseniks, not tell them
in which country they must
settle, Borenstein said. "We
are not political. We help
Jews. And it's not because I
have the possibility to help
them that I have the right to
say, 'I want you to do what I
want you to do: "
Borenstein said she is
thankful to the Jewish people
who assisted her after the
Holocaust. "You were the
ones who brought to me the
first help, the first love, the
first friendship," she said. "I
was sent to you by Jews on
the other side of the ocean to
come to tell you the story and
to bring the greetings of so
many of thousands of Jews —
our people — who are waiting
for that smile."
Borenstein recalled the
"very, very bitter years" of
World War II, when "no coun-
try raised a finger to help us."
She said no one held rallies
like they did in December
1987, when thousands march-

ed in Washington, D.C., for
Soviet Jewry.
Jews must be responsible
for helping each other, she
said. "We must pick up our
heads and with great pride
say that we and only we will
take care of our people.
"lb the last day of my life I
will remind you," of those
Jews who died and of those
who can still be saved, she
said. "I will say: we have
given a promise." 111

Klein To Chair
Endowment Unit

Thomas I. Klein has been
appointed chairman of the
Federated Endowment Fund
of United Jewish Charities,
succeeding George M. Zeltzer.
Previously a vice chairman
of the Endowment Fund,
Klein is a member of the
Jewish Welfare Federation's
Executive Committee and the

Tom Klein

UJC board. He has also
serves as Federation vice
president.
Lester J. Morris will join
Stanley M. Weingarden as
vice chairmen of the Endow-
ment Fund.
Arthur A. Weiss has been
named chairman of the En-
dowment Fund's Professional
Advisory Committee. His vice
chairmen are Jerrold
Bigelman and Donald M.
Lansky.
Morris Rochlin will chair
the Endowment Fund's Let-
ter of Intent Committee, suc-
ceeding Lester A. Burton.
The Federated Endowment
Fund was launched in 1984
by United Jewish Charities,
the . Jewish Welfare Federa-
tion and its member agencies.
Since then, the fund has
grown to nearly $90 million
with some 600 donors in the
Detroit Jewish community.

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