Dawn of New Decade Brings
Challenge to Suburban Jews
last 10 years that the suburb
By the Oak-Woodser
As the old year ends, it has has shown any real percentage
grown customary to review the of Jewish population.
In Detroit, for example, sub-
highlights and to re-trace the
paths on which we have moved urban life has grown from less
than one percent in 1949 to
forward to progress.
about 30 percent of the total
But 1959 is not an ordinary Jewish community in 1959.
year coming to a close. It marks Needless to say, the climb con-
the end of an exciting decade tinues steadily.
and heralds the approach of a
At this point, we must ex-
challenging period for Ameri-
plain that we are not predict-
can Jewry — one which is
ing anywhere near the rapid
frought with significance since
rise we have already wit-
it may well decide the future
nessed in suburban growth. But
of Judaism in this country.
after we reach a leveling off
As we look back on the past point, we must wait to see what
10 years, we could point to direction Jewry takes.
many achievements by Jews and
Will it stand on the tenets of
the Jewish community. Fore- Judaism or will it seek to ab-
most we would mention Israel's
sorb part or all of the ways of
growth from a tiny nation with
the dominant Christian commu-
small possibilities to a tiny na- nity? Will suburban Jewry be
tion making real contributions able to remain constant to its
to the development of the free past heritage or will it take the
ready path toward assimilation?
We might also indicate the
If we were pressed for an
development of the Salk vac- answer, we would easily pick
cine for polio, note the the former, but we would hold
growth of- our cultural and our breath during the decade to
religious institutions, mention come — hoping to witness the
the sharp drop in anti-Semitic
development of two factors we
rumblings and emphasize the believe necessary for the con-
development of that new tinuance of the Jewish commu-
phenomenon, the suburbs.
It is the suburban area which
The first is synagogue affilia-
may well tell the tale of Jewry's tion. We have seen a rapid rise
future, since it is only in the in congregational membership
already, but still there are
many families who have not
gone with the trend. In its
simplest meaning synagogue
membership is important be-
cause it shows a positive mani-
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The second is education.
Education of the youth and
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education of and interest by
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the parents. This means bet-
ter school curriculum and
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books, trained teachers and
administrators and more
books of Jewish interest to
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read in the Jewish home.
Suburbia will assume a promi-
nent position in determing what
will be written in the year 1969.
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Instead of being a burden, how-
at Outer Drive
ever, let's look at this as a
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Hanukah to Our Friends
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The first meeting of the
newly reorganized intermediate
group of Young Israel of Metro-
politan Detroit will be held at
8:30 p.m., Jan. 9, at Young Is-
rael Center of Oak Woods, Cool-
idge and Allen Roads. All boys
raphers who covered the debut
of Charlotte Ford, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford II,
last week at the Detroit Coun-
try Club were Bob Benyas and
Benyas represented Benyas-
Kaufman Photographers and
Dave Dombey Associates in
shooting candids for the Paris
weekly paper, Paris Match.
Siegel did the movie footage
taken for WXYZ and shown on
news telecasts of WXYZ-TV fol-
lowing the debut.
An "Out of This World"
New Year's Eve party will be
held from 9 p.m.-3 a.m., Dec. 31,
at Cong. Beth Shalom.
Music by Sam Barnett's orch-
estra, entertainment and a din-
ner will be highlights of the
Wishes his many
friends and customers
A Happy Hanukah
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Reserve Tuesday Noon, January 26 ... for JNF Donor Tea
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Jewish National Fund
invites the Jewish women of Detroit to share with
a 1 f
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Our P r A
it in its special effort to strengthen the hands of
We urge you to assist in our continued efforts to .
at Temple Israel
a Tea at 12:30
• Help in the planting of the New Independence Forest
• Reclaim the land of Israel and make it habitable for
tens of thousands of new settlers.
• Reafforest the Holy Land and make it fruitful again.
• Make the Huleh Valley a vast area for the settlement of
large numbers of Jews rescued from lands of oppression.
• Build new villages and make the borders secure.
Mrs. George Lerner
Mrs. William Levin
Answer the call of our volunteers with your generous
support of the Jewish National Fund Program.
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To Our Friends Old and New
and girls 15-19 are invited to
David Gutman, local hypno-
tist, will entertain the group.
Following are other Young
Israel activities scheduled for
At 8:30 p.m., Jan. 22, an oneg
shabbat for teens; at 2 p.m.,
Jan. 24, games and fun for- chil-
dren—five to 10 years old; at
94.5 a.m., : every Sunday, min-
yan and breakfast for those `12-
-17 years old; at 9:15 a.m., every
sabbeth, junior tong. for chil-
dren six-17 years old.
All above activities wilL-be
held at Young Israel of North-
west . Detroit, 17376 Wyoming.
Beth Shalom Party Will
Be 'Out of This World'
1 2th, at Gladstone
A. J. KNOPPOW
Hypnotist to Entertain Local Photographers
`Shoot' Ford Debut
Young Israel Youth
Among the galaxy of photog-
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Members of the U.S. Air Force are delivering a F-84-F jet
fighter to the 10 Mile Branch of the Jewish Community Center.
The plane, which will become a permanent part of the play-
ground equipment at the Center, will be dedicated at 1 p.m.,
Jan. 10, at the branch, 15110 W. 10 Mile, Oak Park. No longer
useful to the Air Force, the plane is expected to be put to
much use by inquisitive Center youngsters, who for the past
year have had an out-dated fire engine as a special favorite.
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