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November 19, 1993 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-11-19

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ROOTS page 15

When The Best
Is All You Need

restricted to direct descendants
of five siblings: Leopold, Mor-
ris, Ignatz, Michel and Sarah
Auslander. They immigrated to
America in the 1880s.
The family has traced the
Auslander name to the Span-
ish Inquisition, when thou-
sands ofJews left Spain during
the Middle Ages.

At 25-40% Savings!

Members of the
Auslander Family
Club have been
meeting regularly
for 66 years.

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From New York, the family
made its way to Wyandotte and
River Rouge. Today, descen-
dants are scattered around the
country and a handful of fami-
ly members are living in Spain.

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At prices that make
the giving easy!

"While we don't meet as of-
ten as we used to, we preserve
our family relationships with
periodic events," said Larry
Pernick, who is the catalyst of
the club and possesses minutes
of all past family gatherings, in-
cluding their first meeting in
November 1927.
Ms. Drapkin remembers ear-
lier family gatherings, includ-
ing the first family seder. They
celebrated Passover in her par-
ents' Michigan Avenue shoe
store.
Ms. Drapkin also remembers
the big family disagreement.
Should they use club funds to
buy cemetery plots?
Younger family members,
like Ms. Drapkin, did not see
the need but the older family
members prevailed and the
Auslander family bought a
whole section of Oakview
Cemetery in Royal Oak. ❑

Quarter Century Club
Unites Givers To AJC

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RUTH LITTMANN STAFF WRITER

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show country of origin.

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arjorie Kurzmann of
Southfield remembers
her first pledge to the
Allied Jewish Cam-
paign more than 50 years ago.
It was wartime, and times
were tough. While her father,
Harry Davidson, was on the
phone soliciting community
support, teen-ager Marjorie de-
cided to chip in "more than my
allowance, but I don't remem-
ber how much."
The donation
started her pat-
tern of support for
the AJCampaign.
Ms. Kurzmann
continues to
pledge and take
part in the Jewish
Federation's
Women's Division.
She is one of more
than 1,700 local
Jews who have
joined Federation's
new "Campaign
Quarter Century
Club" for people
who have given to
the Campaign for Mari( Talisman
more than 25
years.
"The club is really to thank
the people who have been so
much a part of this community
for so many years," said Sharon
Alterman. As director of the
Jewish Community Archives,
Ms. Alterman also helps facil-
itate Quarter Century Club ac-
tivities.
"We want longtime givers to
know that they're vital to the
community," she said.
The average age of club

members is about 65, and the
average giver has contributed
for 40 years. Ms. Alterman said
150 people have contributed for
more than 50 years, and 11
have pledged since the Jewish
Federation's inception in 1926.
Mark Talisman, formerly
with the Council of Jewish Fed-
erations, addressed the Quar-
ter Century Club during its first
meeting on Nov. 4.

He said that the next 25
years will pose challenges for
Jewish federations that
sponsor campaigns. Communi-
ties must continue their sup-
port while Israel is "waging
peace."
That's not even a question for
Ms. Kurzmann.
"Giving is as natural as eat-
ing or sleeping," she said.
Ms. Kurzmann and others plan
on attending future events. ❑

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