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Detroit Board of Education to Name Public School After Boris Joffe

The Detroit Board of Education announced that an elementary school soon to be erected here would be named after the late Boris H. Joffe, for many years executive director of the Jewish Community Council. Mr. Joffe died in 1960 at the age of 57.

In its announcement, the board said that Mr. Joffe “served Detroit, the nation and the world during his 57 years as a relentless and courageous advocate of the worth of the individual regardless of race, color or creed.” It said that he had been instrumental in the enactment of the Michigan Fair Employment Practices Law and had “worked unceasingly to better human relations.”