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June 02, 1989 - Image 39

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-06-02

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COMMUNITY

Jewish Professionals Group
Will Honor Isidore Sobeloff

Couple To Entertain
For Haar Foundation

The Moishe Haar Memorial
Foundation, under the
auspices of the Sholem
Aleichem Institute, will hold
its 22nd annual memorial
program Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
in the LaMed Auditorium at
the United Hebrew Schools.
Dorothy and Reuben Silver
will present "Sholem
Aleichem and Friends" an
evening of dramatic readings
in Yiddish and English.
Moishe Haar directed the
institute and school for many
years, and many of his

students have careers in the
arts. Reuben Silver was a stu-
dent of Mr. Haar.
The Silvers are actors and
directors in Cleveland at the
Karamu Theater, Jewish
Community Center and
Cleveland State University
Theater.
Members of the planning
committee are: Lillian and
Paul Gold, Rose Kaye, Helen
and Jack Mandiberg and
Mildred and Morgan Young.
Everyone is welcome. There is
no charge

Machon Dinner Speaker
To Be Rabbi Bunim

Rabbi Avraham Jacobovitz,
director and Gary Torgow,
chairman of Machon L'Torah,
The Jewish Learning Net-
work of Michigan, announced
that the keynote speaker for
the annual Machon L'Torah
dinner will be Rabbi Amos
Bunim, author of A Fire In
His Soul a biography about
the life of his father, Irving
Bunim. The dinner will be
held June 27 at the Michigan
Inn.
Rabbi
Bunim
was
graduated magna cum laude
in 1950 from Yeshiva College
of Yeshiva University. He
received awards in Talmud,
ethics, political science, Latin
and service. In 1952, he
received rabbinical ordina-
tion from Rabbi Isaac
Elchanan Theological
Seminary of Yeshiva
University.
He was associate chairman
of the board of Torah
Umesorah (National Society
for Hebrew Day Schools) from
1956 to 1982, and chairman
of the board of "Ibrah Academy
for Girls, Far Rockaway, N.Y.,
from 1963-1982. From

1965-1985, he was president
of the Kennedy Foundation in
Israel, and since 1972, has
been national chairman of
the Sh'or Yoshuv Institute,
Far Rockaway, N.Y
At present, he is national
co-chairman of 'Ibrah Schols
for Israel (Chinuch Atzmai);
chairman of the board of
governors of Beth Medrash
Govoha, Lakewood, N.J.; and
president of Garden Fabrics
Corp.
For information, call the
Machon L'Torah office,
967-0888.

Isidore Sobeloff

Orthodox Rabbis Dinner. June 20
Will Honor Dr. Philip Friedman

Dr. Phillip Friedman will be
the honoree at the 59th an-
niversary dinner of the Coun-
cil of Orthodox Rabbis of
Greater Detroit. Dr. Fried-
man will be honored "for his
exemplary service to the
Jewish community," at the
banquet, which will be held
June 20 at the Westin Hotel.
Dr. Friedman is chief of
neurosurgery at Sinai
Hospital and is a member of
the American Board of
Neurological Surgeons. He
received his neurosurgical
training at the University
of Illinois Hospital. He is af-

Ex-Refusenik
To Speak Here

Rabbi Amos Bunim

Hospital of Denver and handl-
ing public relations for the
Welfare Council and the
Travellers' Aid Society,
Sobeloff moved to Detroit to
serve as the Federation's ex-
ecutive director for 27 years.
In 1964, Sobeloff moved to
Los Angeles to become ex-
ecutive director of the newly-
merged Los Angeles Jewish
Federation Council. Before
retiring in 1968, he par-
ticipated in the organization
of the School of Jewish Com-
munal Service under the
auspices of Hebrew Union
College and joined the facul-
ty as a lecturer in communi-
ty organization.

The Friends of the Soviet
Jewry Education and Infor-
mation Center and the Israel
Aliyah Center are sponsoring
a speech by former refusenik
Evgeny Lein at .7:30 p.m.
Monday at the Maple/Drake
Jewish Community Center.
Lein and his wife lost their
jobs after applying to
emigrate to Israel. The Soviet
authorities expelled their
daughter from a technical
school, slandered him in an
Izvestia article in 1982,
draggged him-from his apart-
ment and beat him in 1984,
and disconnected the family's
telephone.
Lein's son in 1985 was forc-
ed to stand in front of his class
and vilify his father.
Lein's daughter was allow-
ed to emigrate to Israel in
1987. Lein, his wife and son
were allowed to leave the
Soviet Union this year.

Dr. Phillip Friedman

filiated with the Council
of Orthodox Rabbis and
Merkaz and has served as
president of Yeshiva Beth

Yehudah and Congregation
Shomrey Emunah.
The Council of Orthodox
Rabbis represents all the Or-
thodox rabbis of the
metropolitan Detroit area.
The Council also has
members in Flint, Ann Arbor,
Grand Rapids, Ibledo and
Windsor.
It grants kosher supervi-
sion to the local butchers,
bakeries, restaurants and
senior citizens homes as well
as to plants that produce and
manufacture food products.
The Council maintains an
active Beth Din (Rabbinical
Court) that presides over
adoptions, conversions,
divorces and serves as a legal
reference center for in-
dividual questions of Jewish
law and practice.
For information about the
Council's dinner, call the
Council office, 559-5005.

Food, Entertainment
At June 11 Kosher Fair

The Neighborhood Project
will host its second annual
Kosher Food Fair June 11 at
the main United Hebrew
Schools building.
In cooperation with The
Jewish News and Jewish Ex-
periences For Families
(J.E.F.F.), the festivities will
include free food samples
from local merchants and
caterers, pony rides, balloon
sculptures and a Sinai
Hospital dietitian who will
give talks on healthy eating
and keeping kosher.

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The fair will run from 1:30
to 4:30 p.m., and additional
parking will be available at
Congregation Beth Achim,
with a free shuttle to and
from UHS.

The Neighborhood Project,
under the auspices of the
Jewish Welfare Federation,
offers financial incentives for
Jewish families who want to
buy homes in Southfield and
Oak Park. lb date, 250 homes
have been purchased through
the program.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

37

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Reuben and Dorothy Silver will present an evening of dramatic readings
for the Sholem Aleichem Institute.

New York — The Associa-
tion of Jewish Community
Organization Personnel
(AJCOP) has selected former
Detroiter Isidore Sobeloff of
Los Angeles for its
distinguished retiree award.
He will be honored Tuesday
at the AJCOP meetings in
Baton Rouge.
Sobeloff, who will be 90 in
August, was for many years
executive vice president of the
Jewish Welfare Federation of
Detroit. He began his career
at the New York federation,
first as a publicist and later
as director of public relations.
After directing the New York
office of the National Jewish--

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