Rose Zuckerman Dead at 93
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Rose Zuckerman Dead at 93

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Rose Zuckerman, who founded the first organization to aid Jewish immigrant women here 65 years ago, died Thursday at the age of 93 and was buried today. She was the mother of Paul Zuckerman, a nationally prominent Jewish community leader and industrialist long active in the United Jewish Appeal.

Mrs. Zuckerman was born in Constantinople and was married there to the late Joseph Zuckerman, a linguist and scholar. They came to the U. S. with their son, Paul, in 1915 and settled in Detroit. Shortly afterwards, Mrs. Zuckerman organized the Jewish Women’s Economic Welfare Organization to assist new arrivals.

She was also active in local Jewish and Zionist organizations, particularly the Jewish National Fund, and in the UJA. Her husband was a translater in Detroit courts and founded a travel agency which became one of the city’s largest. Mrs. Zuckerman spoke eight languages.

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