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November 13, 1992 - Image 112

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-11-13

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Family: He is married to
Jay (Jenette) Shorr. He has
three children. His
daughter, Robin Stern, is a
hospital administrator and
resides in San Diego. One
son, Stanley, is an attorney
in Chicago, while his other
son, Alan, is a physician in
Newport Beach.

Education: He received an
accounting degree from St.
Johns University in New
York. He attended graduate
school at New York Univer-
sity.

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Residence: Farmington
Hills

Synagogue: Congregation
Beth Achim

Organizations: He is the
state commander of the Jew-
ish War Veterans. He is the
president of the Joint
Memorial Day Association,
responsible for putting
wreaths on graves of Mich-
igan's 20,000 veterans of all
denominations. He is also
chief of staff of the Allied
Veteran Council of Wayne
County and a member of
Amvets and the American
Legion. He is on the board of
the Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Detroit and a
delegate to the Jewish
Community Council.

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Favorite Book: The last
book he read was An Ameri-
can in Vietnam.

Latest Accomplishment:
He was elected to the Com-
manders Group of the Vet-
erans Organizations of the
State of Michigan that meets
regularly with the governor
and government officials. He
is one of 50 members of this
elite group that works for all
veterans and their families.
"I am the first Jew to ever
have been elected to this,"
stated Mr. Schwartz.

Philosophy: "Be good to
others and try to help
others."

Background: Jack
Schwartz grew up in an Or-

thodox home in New York
with his parents, Abraham
and Gussie. His neighbor-
hood was all Jewish, and he
met his first non-Jewish
friends at the Eastern
District High School in
Brooklyn.
After he graduated high
school, he attended Brooklyn
College. When he received a
scholarship to St. Johns
University, he transferred.
In 1939 he and his univer-
sity friends went to protest
against the Nazis in
Madison Square Garden and

In 1939 he and
his university
friends went to
protest against
the Nazis.

were beat up. "We tried to
make the world aware of
what was going on," he
recalled.
After graduation, he
worked as a cost accountant
for a company that made
machine gun parts for the
war. In 1942, he enlisted in
the Army and stayed for
more than four years. He
began as an airplane
mechanic, but then worked
as an accountant ter-
minating the government

contract with General Mo-
tors.
In 1947, he became a
member of the Jewish War
Veterans and has been ac-
tive for 45 years. "I re-
member it vividly because I
was sworn in with Walter
Klein, then the executive di-
rector of the Jewish Com-
munity Council, and Judge
Lawrence Gubow."
While in Detroit, he met
his wife on a blind date ar-
ranged by his sister-in-law,
Lillian Stein. "We are still
fixed up 47 years later." He
began working with his
father-in-law, who owned a
restaurant. He then opened
up one of the first kosher
food carry-out restaurants,
Jack's Food Box on Nine
Mile and Coolidge. The
business was not successful,
and he went back to work for
the Army for 25 years. He
began as a cost analyst and
was promoted to the director
of contract administration in
Michigan. He said that
whenever he felt anti-
Semitism, he spoke up. He
retired in 1978 and is now a
consultant.
He spends much of his free
time working with programs
for veterans, including
homeless, drug and hospital
projects. He is always
recruiting new members and
telling old members to
become active. "We need
numbers," he said. 0

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