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December 18, 1959 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-12-18

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The Suburban Community

o Jewish Ghetto in Detroit,
ims Sociologist Mayer

he Oak-Woodser
peated charge that
s are becoming
s" is not true-
ically speaking.
assurance from
ayer, associate
iology at Wayne
y, who knows
about the com-
e local Jewish
an any other De-

ormal evaluation of
t "Is There a Jewish
n Detroit?" before the
Affairs Luncheon Club
e Jewish Community Cen-
ter, Prof. Mayer claimed that
neither in Detroit nor its sub-
urbs is there a ghetto as we
have come to understand the
term.
The true ghetto, Dr. Mayer
explained, is that which our
fathers and grandfathers knew
in Europe—an area where only
Jews could live and usually

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where Christians could not, an
area which was inhabited by
Jews according to either law
or custom.
Even at the height of its
concentration, Dr. Mayer said,
the Dexter area contained only
about 60 percent of the Jewish
population of Detroit, and, even
then the area was only about
60 percent Jewishly populated.
Now, he said, only about
3,000 families — about . 10 per-
cent of the 28,000 Jewish fam-
ilies in the Metropolitan area
—live in the Dexter area, while
60 percent live in the North-
west. The latter he bounded by
Woodward and Evergreen and
6 and 8 Mile Rds. -
The remaining .30 percent are
in the suburbs, mostly Oak
Park and Huntington Woods. .
Areas such as Southfield, Li-
vonia, Birmingham, Franklin
and Farmington Township have
lesser numbers but are increas-
ing steadily. There are still
other smaller centers of Jewish
settlement, as well.
Dr. Mayer predicted that in
the next five to six years, it
will be rare to find a. Jewish
family below Six Mile Rd.,
and the suburban areas will see
further growth.
As he chooses to move into
new areas, Dr. Mayer said, the
Jew, "by a subtle and complex
process," will select certain
w e 11 defined neighborhoods,
often for social and economic
reasons.
"As more families move into
a specific section," Prof. Mayer
asserted, "other Jews feel that
it's a good place to live. The
non-Jew figures it's going to be

Berkley Schools
Drop Sectarian
Baccalaureate

Complaints by parents of Jew-
ish pupils enrolled in the. Ber-
kley school system, registered
with the Jewish Community
Council of Metropolitan Detroit,
have led to the abandonment of
baccalaureate services in con-
nection with senior high school
graduation exercises.
The decision of the Berkley
Board of Education to discon-
tinue the baccalaureate services

(More Suburban News
on Page 22)

Bnai Moshe Sets `Limited' Drive

Cong. Bnai Moshe this week
embarked on a membership,
campaign to bring into the syna-
gogue a limited number of fam-
ilies for which it now has room
in its new building at 10 Mile
and Kenosha, in Oak Park.
At a workers' brunch last
Sunday, Eugene Weiss, chair-
man of a special membership
committee, said that the con-
gregation has the room, the or-
ganization and the staff to serve
750 families.
The nearly - finished sanc-
tuary is scheduled for comple-
tion on Jan. 15, when its en-
tire facilities will be made
available to the membership
for the first time.
Assisting Weiss as co-chair-
men of the campaign are Theo-
dore Curtis, Alfred Deutsch,
Sam Freedman and Ben Gold-
man, past Bnai Moshe presi-
dents, and William Gottlieb,
Louis Kepes and Richard Guns-
berg.
Families interested in details
may call any of the chairmen
or the synagogue office, LI

8-9000. A special brochure de:
scribing synagogue facilities'
and policies will be mailed on

request.

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was announced this week by the
Council. It followed a series
of discussions between school
officials and religious leaders.
The talks were initiated by
Your meals will be
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Committee of the Council, after
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several parents had expressed
Ben Weinstock will lead the
their feelings that the sectarian
nature of the baccalaureate pro- discussion this week at Young
grams made it improper to have Israel of Greenfield.'s Sabbath
afternoon sholos seudos. Co-ordi-
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that the various churches and
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Herskovitz
synagogues have their own bac-.
calaureate exercises for their
respective congregants among
a Jewish area, so he moves out. the graduates.
"It's much the same way with
Negroes moving into Jewish
areas," Dr. Mayer continued.
"And while it's not necessarily
bias, a family will figure that
it is good to get out early in
Lou Melton became the
• PEPPERED BEEF
the game."
fourth worshipful master of
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While we do not have a tradi- Oak Park Lodge F&AM at a re-
• FRANKFURTERS
tional ghetto, then, we can say cently h ld election.
that Jews tend to move into
The newly elected officers
• CORNED BEEF
areas where there is some Jew- were installed Dec. 9, at the
• PASTRAMI
ish settlement, whether it's only Berkley Temple, Berkley, Mich.
• BOLOGNA
for the "comfort of having a David E. Utley was the install-
• SALAMI
synagogue or a bagel factory ing officer, assisted by Cantor
near by," he added.
Hyman Adler as soloist.
"We are likely to have identi-
Other elected officers are as
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fiable communities for several follows:
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INSPECTED
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Jew, but also of the Negro and secretary; Robert Sahl, senior
other ethnic groups. Only the deacon; Alex Lipson, junior
J. M. LEFKOFSKY
Jew and Negro are likely to deacon; George Amberg, senior
4089 EIMHURST AVE.
remain more identifiable, both steward, and Ted Stone, junior
Detroit, Mich.
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by outward and inward manifes- steward.
tations."
The appointed officers are
Rudy Newman. chaplain; Joe
Bnai David Affiliates
Shur, tiler; Charles Sill, or-
PHYLLIS WOLFF says:
Join for Cabaret Night ganist, and Al Silverman, mar-
shall.
A cabaret night will mark
Appointed as stewards were
the first joint affair of the three
affiliates of Bnai David Syna- Al Bennet, Milt Moss, Al Zeit-
gogue — the Men's Club, Sister- lin, Art Luzkow, Mary Palmer,
-47115 ( 411,
hood and Young Married Cou- Morey Katz and Joe Turner.
N'
4
4
A
New
Year's
Eve
dinner
ples Club—at 8:30 p.m., Jan. 23.
Q
The show, to be presented in dance honoring the newly
the synagogue social hall, on elected and appointed officers
Southfield, between Nine and 10 will be held at the Statler Hil-
A "haimishe" standby
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Pepper PTA will present the
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Oak-Woods Young Israel
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The expansion of the youth urday in the multi-purpose
PHYLLIS WOLFF, Penn Yon, New York
program of Young Israel Center room of Pepper School, Church
of Oak-Woods is announced by Rd. at Dartmouth, Oak Park.
Al Levine, movie chairman,
Michael Dworkin, youth direc-
tor. A game day will be held announces that "The Littlest
every Tuesday, beginning Dec. Outlaw" and a Disney cartoon
will be featured.
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Tickets will be sold at the
Two sessions, from 10 a.m.
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