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April 26, 1991 - Image 51

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-04-26

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COMMUNITY

Fund-raising Reception Sunday
To Help Establish Archive

Associate Editor

Ann Daniels

Sondra Nathan

NCJW Will Honor
Two Past Presidents

The National Council of
Jewish Women, Greater
Detroit Section, will present
the Hannah G. Solomon
Award to two of its past
presidents, Ann Daniels of
Southfield and Sondra
• Nathan of Birmingham.
The awards will be given at
the section's installation lun-
cheon May 7 at Congregation
Shaarey Zedek.
Ann Daniels served as
president of the section from
1949-1951 and then con-
tinued her NCJW activity on
the local, regional and na-
tional levels. She has been
both a regional president and
a national board member.
In addition, she has been
active with Detroit's Allied
Jewish Campaign, was presi-
dent of the Jewish Welfare
Federation Women's Division,
was a vice president of
Hadassah and the Women's
Guild of Sinai Hospital, and
has served as a board member

of Jewish Family Service and
the Fresh Air Society.
Sondra Nathan was NCJW
section president from
1980-1982. She has been a
vice chairman of the Or-
chards Children's Services
and helped to develop its
Specialized Foster Care pro-
gram. She was a founding
member and vice president of
Kadima.
In 1987, she received the
Na'amat USA Greater Detroit
Council's Celebration of
Women AWard for outstan-
ding service on behalf of
women and children.
The Hannah G. Solomon
Award is named for NCJW's
first president and may be
presented to an individual
who has demonstrated out-
standing leadership and devo-
tion to volunteer causes.
For information on the May
7 luncheon, call the section of-
fices, 258-6000.

Jewish Survival
To Be Debated May 2

"The - First Detroit Great
Jewish Debate" is being
presented by Beth Abraham
Hillel Moses and the Midra-
sha — College of Jewish
Studies 7:30 p.m. May 2.

The debate will address the
issues of "Survival of Jewish
Identity and Jewish Values!'
Debaters include: Rabbi M.
Robert Syme of Ibmple Israel;
Rabbi Louis Finkelman,
director of B'nai B'rith Hillel
Foundations of Greater
Detroit; Dr. Mark Smiley,
headmaster of Hillel Day
School; and Harlene Appel-

man, consultant, Jewish Wel-
fare Federation.
Questioners include: Rabbi
A. Irving Schnipper, Beth
Abraham Hillel Moses; Judy
Silberg Loebl, director of
Special Programs, Agency for
Jewish Education Resource
Center; Robert Lask, educa-
tional director of 'Thmple Beth
El; and Arthur Horwitz,
associate publisher of The
Jewish News.
The program will be held at
Congregation Beth Abraham
Hillel Moses. Refreshments
will be served. The communi-
ty is invited at no charge.

reception Sunday
sponsored by the Jew-
ish Historical Society
of Michigan will honor
Philip Slomovitz's contribu-
tion of his personal and of-
fice files toward a planned
community archive of Jew-
ish history.
Mr. Slomovitz, editor
emeritus of The Jewish
News, is donating personal
materials from his home and
nine 4-drawer file cabinets
at the newspaper. They are
filled with original cor-
respondence, newspaper
clippings and other docu-
ments from his 70-year ca-
reer of covering Jewish.
events. Judy Cantor, secre-
tary of the Jewish Historical
Society (JHSM), recently
used Mr. Slomovitz's files
while preparing an exhibit
on blacks and Jews which
was displayed at Wayne
State University. "I was ex-
cited by the quality of this
rich resource," Mrs. Cantor
said. "I was able to find
original material to docu-
ment the exhibit. It was ex-
tremely well organized and
has been tended to for 70
years."
The files have been used
by many authors and resear-
chers working on books
on Henry Ford, Father
Coughlin, histories of the
Jews of Detroit and many
other topics. They contain

alphabetized folders, rang-
ing from a 1937 Detroit Jew-
ish Chronicle clipping about
Don Isaac Abarbanel, a Jew
who tried to prevent the ex-
pulsion from Spain in 1492,
to a 1944 article about a
Detroit yeshiva which ap-
peared in Cincinnati's
American Israelite.
Gilbert Borman, president
of the JHSM, said the
Slomovitz materials would
be a cornerstone of the Jew-
ish Welfare Federation's
effort to create a Jewish
community archive. Federa-
tion has appointed a com-
mittee, chaired by Judge
Avern Cohn, to begin archiv-
ing its own records. It has
hired Sharon Alterman to
begin the one-year project.
Sunday's reception, at the
home of David and Doreen
Hermelin, will honor Mr.
Slomovitz and serve as a
fund-raiser to help establish
a permanent community ar-
chive.
Mr. Borman said the Jew-
ish Historical Society is coop-
erating with the Federation
in order to have one archive
"all in one place." He said
the location of the collection
has yet to be determined.
"It could be at the Reuther
Labor Archives at Wayne
State University, in the Bur-
ton Historical Collection at
the Detroit Public Library,
at the Jewish Community
Center or another place in
the community," Mr. Bor-
man said. "We want it to be
a real archive."

Senior Art Show,
Entertainment At JCC

The Maple-Drake Jewish
Community Center will host
"Senior Showcase: Art From
a Mature Perspective" 11:30
a.m.-4 p.m. April 28. It will
highlight the work of in-
dividuals 55 years or older, in-
cluding painters, sculptors,
jewelers, weavers, wood-
carvers and others, with
many of the exhibited items
available for sale.
Dancers, singers, instru-
mentalists and performers
will also be featured. They
will share their talents begin-
ning at 1 p.m.
Artists include Sheila Bass,
Roy Beaver, David Bernstein,
Edward Feldman, Henry
Friedman, Jack Gamburd,
Harriet Gelfond, Mary Ann
Kaltz, Rita Leeds, Sid Levine,
Bea Pacernick, Donald Pearl,
Shirley Podolsky, Henry Rem-

ington, Judith Rogoff, Magda
Rimai, Morris Rosin, Naomi
Siegel, Sid Siegel, Lawrence
Silverman, Irving Stollman,
Harold Waldman, Harry
Weinsaft and Sara Yavruyan.

Performers include Sonny
Lipenholtz's JPM and M/D
Dance Troupes; Vivian
Stollman's Senior Adult
Choir; Pearl Davidson,
vocalist and mandolin player;
and Arthur Greenwald,
baritone vocalist.
Hy Matlen, a woodcarver,
will work on his "General
Store Indian" that he is carv-
ing out of a five-foot tree
trunk.
Refreshments will be serv-
ed throughout the day. Trans-
portation is available from
the Jimmy Prentis Morris
Building on 10 Mile Road.

Philip Slomovitz:
Files will help.

He said controlled temper-
ature, humidity, and pest-
free conditions must be
maintained, as well as prop-
er storage facilities. "If it's
not done right, the materials
will disintegrate," he
said.



Israeli Challenges
Is Topic For Ex-MK

Zeidan Atashi, a former
two-term member of the
Knesset, will give an Israel
Independence Day lecture 3
p.m. May 5 at the Agency for
Jewish Education. He will
speak on "Israeli Challenges
for the 90s: The Prospects for
Peace and Electoral Reform!'
As a member of the Shinui
party whose platform em-
phasizes electoral reform and
an active Mideast peace pro-
cess, Mr. Atashi served in the
Knesset from 1977-81 and
again from 1984-88.
The lecture, sponsored by
the Jewish Community Coun-
cil, Labor Zionist Institute,
B'nai B'rith Hillel Founda-
tions of Metropolitan Detroit,
and Detroit Zionist Federa-
tion, is free and open to the
community.

Dor L'Dor
Concert May 2

The annual Dor L'Dor Con-
cert will be held 7:30 p.m.
May 2 at .Adat Shalom
Synagogue. This inter-gener-
ational choir is comprised of
singers from the Jewish Com-
munity Center, the Fleisch-
man Residence and sixth
grade students from Hillel
Day School.
Dor L'Dor provides an op-
portunity for the children and
seniors to get to know each
other and to share the ex-
periences of each generation
in the songs they sing.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

51

OMM N IT

ALAN HITSKY

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