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May 20, 1955 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1955-05-20

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DETROIT JEWISH NEWS-7 Beth Shalom Sisl - erhood

The Suburban Community—I

SOC School Daze





Tenth grade students at Oak
Park High are already planning
their curriculum for next year.
At present the tenth grade is
the highest one in the high
school, moving up and closer to
graduation as the semesters pass.
A teachers' committee has
been formed to plan the new
scheduling and addition of sub-
jects. The students are going
over their programs with the
counselors and making various
"Class Night" will be presented
tonight at Berkley High School,
by the BHS seniors. The class
will is going to be read, and the
prophecy foretold. Among the
graduating seniors attending
will be Ricky Schiller.
The Temple Israel High School
Youth Group is holding its grad-
uation ceremonies at the Temple
at 8:15 p.m., today. The usual
sabbath eve services will be held
With the graduates participating
and receiving their diplomas.
Prayer books will be presented
to each one as a gift from the
The Naomi „Freedman BEG
chapter of Oak Park was repre-
sented by Sharon Freedman in
a beauty contest on May 14, at
"It Night" (a fun-fare). held at
the Woodward Jewish Center.
The chapter also sponsored a
Mother and Daughter Tea at
Holiday Manor on May 10. The
new officers of the Detroit Wind-
sor Council of Bnai Brith were
installed and a program, under
the direction of Helen Goldman,
was also presented.

Oak-Woods Young Israel
Lists Shevuot Services

Young Israel Center of Oak-
Woods will hold sabbath sery
ices at 7:30 p.m., 'today. At 9
a.m. services Saturday, Rabbi
Yaakov I. Homnick will speak
on "Wilderness and Holiness."•
Shevuot will be ushered in
with services at 7:30 p.m.,
Thursday, and will continue at
9 a.m., Friday a n d Saturday,
May 27 and 28. Rabbi Homnick's
sermons will be "Torah Chal-
lenges Life" and "In Memoriam
—For Homes or Graves?"

Cong. Emanu-El to Install
Officers at Services Today

Oak-Woods in memory of his
By the Oak-Woodser
The giving of a Sefer Torah wife, the late Mrs. Pearl Kaf-
to a synagogue is regarded in tan.
Jewish lore as a deeply-moving
The Torah will be brought
spiritual occasion, and is tradi- from the home of Mr. Kaftan's
daughter, Mrs. Ben Smith, of
18222 Parkside, Detroit, to the
home of his other daughter, Mrs.
Henny Littman, of 24091 Con-
don, Oak Park.
From the Littman home, the
Torah will be paraded through
the streets to the synagogue at
2:30 p.m., and will arrive at the
synagogue on Coolidge and Al-
lan Rd., a half hour later.
At the synagogue, the Torah
will enter under a canopy, sym-
Mr. Kaftan
The Late
bolic of the Jewish wedding cer-
Mrs. Kaftan
emony, which weds God to his
tionally marked with great joy. people Israel. Other Sefer Tor-
Seldom, however, in this coun- ahs will be removed to welcome
try is such a presentation sur- the new one, and prayers and
rounded by the Old World cus- psalms will be recited.
tom of parading the Torah
Mr. Kaftan, his three sons,
through the streets to the syna- Max, Allan and Jack, along with
Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Littman,
On Sunday. however, in Oak
will take part in the presenta-
Park, such a ceremony is
tion ceremonies. Cantor Hyman
planned when Joseph Kaftan
Adler will chant appropriate
will present a Sefer Torah to
liturgical selections.
the Young Israel Center of
Mr. Kaftan said that his
choice of a Torah as a gift to
the area's only Orthodox con-
New Israel Experiences
gregation is based on his be-
lief in the foundation of the
Told by Walter ',cribs

Cong. Emanu-El will feature
installation of officers at its
8:15 p.m., sabbath services to-
day. in Burton School, Hunting-
ton Woods.
Mr. and Mrs. Greenberg
Rabbi Frank Rosenthal will
officiate, preach the sermon and Honored by JWV
conduct the installation. An oneg
Over 150 friends and co-work-
shabbat will follow.
ers of Mr. and Mrs. Max Green-
berg joined last Sunday in pay-
Physicians Asked to Aid ing tribute to the couple at a
testimonial dinner-dance given
Israel's Medical Growth by Lt. Roy F. Green Post, Jew-
ish War Veterans.
All Detroit physicians are cur-
By special proclamation of
rently receiving invitations to Acting Mayor Louis C. Miriani,
join the American Physicians the day was observed as "Mr.
Fellowship Committee, American and Mrs. Max Greenberg Day."
counterpart of the Israel Medi- They were presented with a
Cal Association. Physicians who plaque by Sam Spolan, Post
join automatically become non- commander, and mother and
resident members of the latter father JWV caps by Sarah Ne-
mon, past president of the
The purpose of the Fellowship Auxiliary.
Committee, according to Dr.
Testimonials also were pre-
Bernard Weston, president of sented by Henny Littman and
the Detroit chapter, is to mobil- Bea Sugar, Department com-
ize the support of American mander and president; Norman
physicians to raise Israel's med- Berkley, for the Memorial Home
A,ss'n.; and Bernard Hoffman,
ical standards.
It is hoped that residencies past commander, who read the
and fellowships for Israeli phy- Miriani proclamation.
In the city's citation, the
sicians may be provided in this
country and that groups of Greenbergs were recognized for
American specialists will be or- their "services to sick, needy
ganized to lecture to Israeli phy- and disabled veterans and their
families, rendered in continuing
Further information may be memory of Lt. Roy F. Green,
Obtained from - Dr : 7s,Veston, TO. who-paid the -supreme • sacrifice
during World War IL"


Emanu-EI Sisterhood
To Conclude Season

Old World Ceremony to Mark
Torah Presentation Sunday

New stories of the spirit of
Israel's citizens are always re-
freshing, .and Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Laib, of 850 Whitmore,
who returned earlier this month
from a three-month cruise to
Europe and Israel have a good
many tales to tell.
The Laths were in Israel at
the time of the Purim celebration,
the first in that country in 20
years. A program in Tel Aviv
blocked the regular approach
from Haifa to Jerusalem.
A couple who the Laibs were
with, however, were citizens of
Israel, and knew another road.
This, too, was blocked, and
guarded by a policeman. After
several minutes of arguing, the
policeman, learning of tourists
in the party finally let them
Afterward, the Israeli said
that before the new state was
declared, such a verbal encoun-
ter with a policeman would have
been futile, and "he probably
would have spat in my eye."
The Laibs were impressed
with the-practice of democracy
in the Jewish state. Mrs. Laib
said that during their stay in
Tel Aviv, people were dancing
in the streets to the accompani-
ment of loud speakers. The poor
and the rich mingled together,
and nothing seemed to matter
except that it was Purim and all
were enjoying themselves.

Plans Luncheon-Fashion Show

Friday, May 20, 1955

The Sisterhood of Cong.
Emanu-El will end its season of
activities with a luncheon at
12:30 p.m., Monday, in the home
of its president, Mrs. Maurice
Weiner, Lasher at 13 Mile Rd.
Election and installation of
officers will be featured, with
Mrs. Zola Rbsenfeld, president of
the Michigan State Federation
of Temple Sisterhoods, coming
here from Jackson to install the
Reports of this year's admin-
istration will be presented, and
plans for the coming season will
be outlined. Luncheon will be
served under the direction of
Mrs. Myron Unger.

Beth Shalom Sisterhood will
hold its second annual installa-
tion luncheon at 12 noon, Wed-
nesday, at Rainbow Terrace. The
Jacqueline Shops of Oak Park
and Detroit will present a fash-
ion show. For tickets or infor-
mation, call Mrs. Irvin Leider,
LI. 6-3408.


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