|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.|
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|
|Finding Aid||Click here to view Finding Aid.|