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June 07, 1991 - Image 41

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-06-07

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County Commissioners To Vote
On War Veterans' Appropriation


Staff Writer


he Jewish War Veter-
ans of Michigan could
receive at least $1,000
for their June 21-23 conven-
tion if Oakland County
commissioners adopt a new
resolution next week.
The need for a uniform
policy to distribute money to
veterans organizations
prompted one Oakland
County commissioner to in-
troduce a resolution May 23
granting up to $1,000 to any
county-based veterans group
wishing to hold a state con-

The issue arose in April
when the JWV were denied
a $5,000 grant to defray the
costs of their 50th anniver-
sary state convention. Last
year, Oakland County com-
missioners awarded the
same grant to the Military
Order of Purple Heart.
JWV's request failed in
committee at the end of
April by a 7-2 vote. Only
Commissioners Lawrence R.
Pernick, D-Southfield, and

AJC Hosts
Annual Meeting

The American Jewish Com-
mittee, Detroit Chapter's
46th annual meeting will be
held 7:30 p.m. June 13 at
Temple Israel. Included in the
evening will be chapter elec-
tions and a program On First
Amendment rights as the
chapter commemorates the
bicentennial of the Bill of
The chapter will begin the
evening with a dessert recep-
tion. For reservation informa-
tion, call the AJC office,
965-3353. Reservations must
be made in advance of the
event; there is a charge.
The following have been
nominated as officers and
board members for the
1991-92 year: president,
Beverley Geltner; vice
presidents, Seymour
Greenstone, Laurence 'mer-
man, Irene Sobel, Levi Smith;
treasurer, Oscar Genser;
board of directors for a three
year term, Harriet Alpern,
Jack Baroff, Reuben
Bergman, Harold Berry,
Frederick Frank, Kenneth
Gold, Jeffrey Jenks, Evelyn
Kasle, Brian Kott, Norman
Lewis, Ann Mandelbaum,
Judi Schneider and Miriam

Hubert Price, D-Pontiac,
voted for it.
Under the new resolution,
which was introduced by
Commissioner John G. Pap-
pageorge, R-Troy, the county
would set aside a maximum
of $5,000 for all veterans
groups, instead of giving
each group up to $5,000 as
was previously understood.

Each veterans'
group could
receive up to
$1,000. There are
12 federally
veterans' groups in

Mr. Pappageorge said, "The
law actually stipulates that
the county may not spend
more than $5,000 in any
fiscal year on any federally
chartered veteran's group's
state convention."
According to Mr. Pap-
pageorge, each veterans'
group could receive up to
$1,000. There are 12 fed-
erally chartered veterans'
groups in Michigan.
"If six groups apply, the
$5,000 will be divided six
ways," Mr. Pappageorge ex-
plained. "If fewer than five
apply, the balance will go
into the pot for next year."
Mr. Pappageorge, who
voted for the Purple Heart

grant last year and against
the the JWV request this
year, hopes his resolution
will finally put the issue to
The commissioner drew
criticism when he said he
voted for the Purple Heart
veterans because he found
its membership re-
quirements so unique.
The Purple Heart is a
medal awarded to soldiers
wounded in action.
Irving Keller, JWV's na-
tional service officer, said he
found Mr. Pappageorge's
remarks insulting to Jewish
war veterans, many of whom
possess Purple Hearts and
some hold Congressional
Medals of Honor.
Mr. Pappageorge, who
spent 30 years in the U.S.
military, said his decision
had nothing to do with re-
ligion and resented Mr.
Keller's implication that it
Mr. Pernick, who voted for
the JWV, said he'd vote for
the resolution.
"As recent events have
shown, we definitely need an
even-handed policy," Mr.
Pernick said. "I think this
will work as a long-term
In the meantime, the
JWV's application for $5,000
still stands.
"We're still going ahead
like always with our conven-
tion, and we hope to get the
money we applied for in the
beginning," Mr. Keller said.

A reception held in advance of the June 13 Israel Bond Professional
Health Services Division Dinner raised over $1,102,000 in Bond sales.
At the event were Paul Broughton, Jack Whitlow, Dr. Phoebe and
Dr. Harris Mainster and Dr. Gerald Meister.

Israel Bonds Dinner
Hosts Historian


Endowment Committee
Plans Program

Planning for one's financial
future and helping the com-
munity will be the focus of
"The Independent Woman as
Director: Taking Charge of
the Future," 11:30 a.m. June
25. The Federated Endow-
ment Fund (FEF) program
will take place at the Anna
and Meyer Prentis Jewish
Federation Apartments.
The luncheon is the third in
a three-part educational
series about financial and
charitable planning, spon-
sored by the FEF Women's
Endowment Committee.
Linda Wasserman Aviv, a
tax attorney specializing in
estate planning, will discuss
how to define and meet per-
sonal financial goals at
various stages in life. She will
present creative charitable
ideas to help meet one's goals.



Helen Naimark, executive
director of Jewish Federation
Apartments, will speak about
how endowments help the
community and Horizons, a
program for agency special
The event is open to all in-
terested women in the corn-
munity; there is a charge. For
information, call the Jewish
Welfare Federation Endow-
ment Department, 965-3939.

Professor Stephen Berk,
chairman of the department
of history at Union College in
Schenectady, N.Y., will speak
at the Maimonides Awards
Dinner 6:30 p.m. June 13 at
Congregation Shaarey Zedek.
The dinner, sponsored by
the Professional Health Ser-
vices Division of State of
Israel Bonds, will honor Paul
Broughton, president of
Harper Hospital and Jack H.
Whitlow, executive director of
Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital.
Division co-chairmen are
Drs. William Leuchter, Ar-
thur Lieberman and Harris
Mainster. Dinner co-chair-

men are Drs. Harold Bienen-
feld and Melvin Lester.
Professor Berk is an
historian who earned his doc-
torate at Columbia Universi-
ty, is a graduate of its Russian
Institute, and has published
studies on East European
Jewry and on Israel.
He is director of the pro-
gram of Comparative Com-
munist Studies and coor-
dinator of the Union College
Program in Israel. Professor
Berk also is an adjunct pro-
fessor at the State Universi-
ty of New York in Albany.
For dinner reservations, call
Israel Bonds, 352-6555.

Temple Israel Men
Hold Installation

Darryl Litberg will be in-
stalled as president of Temple
Israel's brotherhood at the
annual installation breakfast
9:30 a.m. June 9 at Temple
Mr. Litberg has been involv-
ed with Temple Israel's
brotherhood for the past
seven years. He has served in
all executive office capacities
and is chairman of the Usher
Corps. He also serves on the
Future Planning. Committee
and the Ritual Committee.
The installing officer will
be Stephen Redisch, a past
president. The slate of ex-
ecutive officers for 1991--1992
is: vice presidents, Dennis
Fogel, Stuart Fine, James
Grey; treasurer, Jeffrey In-
gber; secretaries, Robert
Zack, Frank Wolff, Steve
Following the breakfast and
installation of officers,
speakers will be Mrs. Susan
Loss and Mrs. Wendy Yedwab,
who, will answer questions
from the audience on the

Darryl Litberg

topic, "Living with a Rabbi
. . . the Real Scoop!"
The breakfast is open to all
Temple Israel members.
There is no charge; however,
seating is limited. For reser-
vations, call the temple office,




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