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Accession number 2006.01
Object Name Manuscript
Title Bernard Panush Papers
Collection Bernard Panush Papers
Date 1925-1988 (Bulk 1950-1988)
Scope & Content The bulk of this collection deals with Panush's community involvement, in particular with B'nai Brith.
Admin/Biographical History Bernard Panush was born in Szczyczyn, Poland on November 24, 1911. He emigrated at age 17 and earned a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and a Master's Degree in Administration and Accounting from Wayne State University. Panush served in the Army during WWII and later worked for the city of Detroit, retiring as deputy director, department of environmental protection. He and his wife, Anne, had two children, Richard and Ellen.

Panush was active in the Jewish community, serving as President of the Metropolitan Detroit B'nai Brith Council, Vice Chairman of the Jewish Community Counsel, Director of Council of Religious School and directed the religious school at Beth Aaron Synagogue for eighteen years. Panush also held leadership roles at Jewish National Fund, Hillel Foundation, Michigan Anti-Deflamation League and Jewish Historical Council. Panush was also credited with helping to establish a cultural calendar phone line at the Jewish Community Center.

After retiring, Panush and wife moved to Clearwater, Florida and then Florham Park, New Jersey, where he continued to be active in Jewish charities. Mr. Panush died on September 15, 2006 at the age of 94.
Extent of Description .63 Linear Feet
2 Manuscript Boxes
Credit line Bernard Panush Papers, Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives
Search Terms Bnai Brith
People Panush, Bernard
Finding Aid Click here to view Finding Aid.