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June 05, 1959 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-06-05

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Giving of the
Law and Its
Recipients . .
Faith in


Page 4


A W_eekly Review

of Jewish Events

Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper—Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle

VOLUME XXXV—No. 14 1001:krintencloin_
u t n shop


Clashes Over
Jewry's Future:
Is Our

Page 2

17100 W. 7 Mile Rd.—VE 8-9364—Detroit 35, June 5, 1959 $5.00 Per Year; Single Copy 15c

MoveAgainst Minimal Studies
Launched by Education Ass'n.;
Condemn 'Image' of Learning

NEW YORK—A history-making national survey of Jewish education that
embraced the major Jewish communities in this country, including Detroit's
educational systems, and that took seven years to compile the available facts and
to reach vital decisions, reveals, in spite of many shortcomings. that "there seems
to be a rather constant trend toward more intensive Jewish education for an increas-
ing number of children."
The report on the survey. now being reviewed by more than 600 delegates
from all parts of the United States at the 20th anniversary convention of the
American Association for Jewish Education, at the Roosevelt Hotel here. was made
public at Wednesday evening's opening session.
Offering a number of major recommendations. the survey report declares that
"during the coming decades combined cooperative efforts will need to be made to
deepen the stream of Jewish education."
Recognizing - the inevitable gaps between ideals and achievements," and
describing how "the American Jewish conception of community has grown" in the
last 40 years, the report asserts that the first National Study of Jewish Education in
the U. S. "is another indication of that growing process of planning and action on a
national scale," and declares that the purpose of the survey was "to outline 'the
national image' of American Jewish education."
The study's over-all findings confirm the general opinion of progress made
"(a) toward interesting parents and community leaders in the Jewish education of
their children. (b) toward increasing enrollment in the Jewish schools and (c)
toward promoting in the children the Sense of Jewish identification and of satisfy-
ing fellowship; but (d) little has been accomplished toward teaching our children
the literary-historic culture of their people. Consequently. American Jewish school-
ing is like a shallow river. 'a mile wide and an inch deep.'
Therefore. the call goes forth from the historic conference sessions for com-
_ biped cooperative efforts "to deepen the stream of Jewish education."
The major recommendations in the survey are:
"1. A National Curriculum Institute should be set up to concern itself con-
tinuously with the tasks involved in translating the general objectives of Jewish

(Continued on Page 40)

Detroit eleomes Gen. Ezer Weizmann at
Israel Bond Celebration Monday Evening

General Weizmann

Detroit's Israel Bond campaign will go into high
gear Monday evening. at the dinner. at the Sheraton
Cadillac Hotel. at which Gen. Ezer Weizmann, c
mander of the Israel Air Force and one of
country's most distinguished leaders. will be the
guest of honor. Torn Borman. chairman of the Detroit
Israel Bond Organization for the current year. stated
this week that advance assurances from Bond pur-
chasers point to a banner year in Bond sales. "The
response to the Ezer Weizmann dinner meeting indi-
cates new enthusiasm in our efforts in Israel's
behalf." Borman said. Reservations for the dinner
are still being filled at the Israel Bond office. 2200
(Details on Page 8)
David Stott Bldg., WO 2-5091.

Ir. S., Israeli Personalities in Limelight

Woodcut by Ilya Sehor Frontispiece from Dr. Abraham J. ifesohel's "Earth
Is the Lord's." Photo courtesy Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

On the eve of Shavuot, preceding the consecrations and confirmations
in our congregations and the graduations in our communal schools.
The Jewish News dedicates this issue to the Confirmonds, Consecronts

and Graduates. Mo., they be inspired to uninterrupted consecration to
the cause of Jewish !comma, and may they re-dedicate themselves to
the sacred moral and ethical teachings of the People of Israel.

of 1959 Confirmands. Conseerant-s
and Graduates on Pages 20 and 21


Label A. Katz. of New Orleans. (left), was elected president of Bnai Brith,
to succeed Philip M. Klutzniek, at the organization's triennial convention in Jeru-
salem, last week. (Detailed convention story on page 3.1. . . Avraham Harman
(center) will succeed Abba F.ban as Israel's Ambassador to the United States and
Arthur Lourie will be Israel's chief delegate to the United Nations (detailed story
on Page 5).


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