Burning of $150,000 MortgageMarks
Dr. Snow to Give Franklin Lecture
High Point in Beth Aaron's Growth "Individuality in the Work of nor and governor of the State at
viduality," March 28.
Ralph Waldo Emerson" is Dr.
A scrap of paper that once from the Hamtramck Bank of Wilbert Snow's lecture topic for
represented $150,000 to mem- Commerce. The structure was the 10th annual Franklin Me-
bers of Beth Aaron Synagogue I fully completed and dedicated morial series at Wayne State
will be burned amid religious in June of 1955.
University, in the Community
and festive ceremonies on
From the 75 original families Arts Auditorium, at 8:30 p.m.
who were charte members, Monday.
In less than eight years, the Beth Aaron now has a member-
Dr. Snow, retired poet and
synagogue, at 18000 Wyoming, ship of 575, has 600 children professor of English, Wesleyan
has grown steadily to one of the in its branch of the United University, Middletown, Conn.,
city's largest congregations. Its Hebrew Schools and 550 young- is the former lieutenant gover-
continued growth and prosper- sters in the religious school.
ity now enables it to burn the
An active Men's Club includes
mortgage and take "free and every male member of the con- Rabbi Adler Charges
clear possession" of the build- gregation, • and the Sisterhood Ideologies Are Not
has 450 members. A complete
Jacob Harris, long a stalwart program of youth activities is 'On Speaking Terms
in congregational activities, is maintained and directed by a
The trouble with diverse id e-
being given the honor of congregational commission.
ologies in Jewish life is no t
striking the match to the docu-
Rabbi Gorrelick has been that they exist—but that they'r
ment, since it was through his spiritual leader of the syna- unwilling to be "on speakin e
efforts that the loan was ob- gogue since June, 1950, and terms" with each other. Thi g
tained back in 1952. Harris is Cantor Gildin joined the con- is the blunt-spoken charge o
now a vice-president of the gregation in 1956. Other past Rabbi Morris Adler, spiritua
presidents include Alex Mar- leader of Shaarey Zedek syna
The ceremony will be part of gulies, Morris Schneider, Harry gogue.
a religious service, to be con- Green, Jack Shenkman, Louis
The effect, he says, is tha
ducted by Rabbi Benjamin H. Ellenson- and Phillip S. Chap- the multiple theological and
Gorrelick, Cantor Ihil Gildin nick.
organizational loyalties among
and William I. Liberson, presi-
American Jews, which could
dent. Joseph Braver is chairman
bring "mutual enrichment and
of the event.
enlargement," instead have pro
Immediately following the
duced an abundance of "contro
mortgage burning, members will
versy and acrimony."
regale to a full-course dinner,
His plea, in an article in
entertainment and dance music
Jewish Heritage, publication of
by the Werney-Ruhl Orchestra.
Bnai Brith's adult Jewish edu-
Although begun in 1944 as an
cation program, is for some
Orthodox congregation, Beth
"creative conversation" among
Aaron joined the Conservative
all elements in Jewish life.
movement in June, 1950, when,
"A system of belief or opin-
through the efforts of Dr. Mar-
ion is not meant, in a democ-
vin A. Last, its president, the
racy, to imprison its adherents
synagogue affiliated with the
incommunicado behind the
United Synagogue of America.
picket fence of its particular
Ground-breaking was begun
creed or outlook," Rabbi Adler
on June 17, 1951, and members
well remember the first Hirai
Instead of "dialogue," he
Holy Day service conducted in
says, the disparate groups in
the shell of the building on
Jewish life are each "engaged
Oct. 1 of that year.
in a monologue, neither talking
Building on what they knew
with other groups nor listening
was a" shoe-string, the member-
ship applied for a mortgage in
As a consequence, "contro-
1952, and $150,000 was secured
versy grows out of the rivalry
With the approach of Pass- of competing agencies, national
over, the Detroit Mo'os Hitim organizations and religious in-
Organization has begun its cam- stitutions. It is a war between
paign to secure the necessary corporate mechanisms, a strug-
funds to aid the needy during gle between institutional im-
the coming festival.
perialisms, a clash of organiza-
Harry Shulman, president of tional absolutes. The fight is
the local Mo'os Hitim move- for expansion, prestige, and
ment, has issued an urgent ap- power, and is not related to any
philosophy of which an organi-
peal for assistance.
"There are indigent families zation is presumably the in-
now depending for their qus= strument. One institution be-
NO JEWISH FAMILY IN
tenance upon the Department rates another, one movement
OUR MIDST SHALL BE
dismisses another, and each
WITHOUT THE NECES- of Public Welfare, Wayne Coun- acts with bland disregard of
SITIES OF PASSOVER.
private agencies, whom we must the position or, for that matter,
Your generous contribu- help with Passover necessities," the very presence on the Jewish
Shulman said. "We hope for scene of any Jewish body other
tion will go vern the
generous . gifts to provide us than itself."
with the means of aiding these
Purim Services to Mark
of Connecticut. He is a State
Departmental lecturer in 20 na-
tions in Europe, Asia and the
Near East, and author of six
books of poetry.
On March 21, Dr. Milton
Rosenbaum, Yeshiva University,
New York, will lecture on "The
Health Significance of Self
Help." Dr. Harold Basilius di-
rector of the University Press
Dr. John M. Dorsey, Franklin
Memorial Professor in Human
Relations for 1960 and profes-
sor and chairman of phychiatry,
College of Medicine, WSU, in
the final lecture in the series,
will speak on the general series
topic, "The Growth of Self In-
The series was originated in
honor of Dr. Leo M. Franklin,
at WSU will speak on "Goethe's rabbi of Temple Beth El from
Conception of His Own Indi- 1899 to 1941.
Sale or Lease
"Service Is Important"
Best Location in Area ...
Best Deals All-Ways
M. LARRY STERN
Hanley Dawson Chevrolet, Inc.
14501 W. 7 Mile Rd.,
block W. of James Couzens
for Mo'os Hitim
and every day
Mo'os Hitim Organization
Harry M. Shulman, pres.
2641 Woodstock Drive
Detroit 3, Michigan
Make Checks Payable To:
The Moies Chetim Organiza-
tion of Detroit.
Annual Council Sabbath
Drew Pearson to Speak This Friday night and Satur-
March 20, at Emanu-El day will be marked by members
Columnist Drew Pearson will
appear at Temple Emanu-El,
14450 W. 10 Mile, Oak Park, at
8 p.m., March 20. His appear-
ance is under the auspices of
the Em an u-E 1 Men's Club.
Stuart Hertzberg is chairman.
OUR APPRECIATION !
On Behalf of The
Council of Orthodox Rabbis and Merkaz
We take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks and
appreciation to MRS. SARAH HOROWITZ and her son LARRY
of the HOROWITZ KOSHER CATERING CO. for their gener-
osity in providing the facilities and dinner on Tuesday, March
Our thanks and appreciation to CONG. SHAAREY SHOMAYIM
for providing their beautiful auditorium; to all congregations,
Jewish organizations and business concerns who were repre-
sented at the dinner, and to all individuals who attended and
thereby contributed greatly to the success of the memorable
Special thanks to the YESHIVATH BETH YEHUDA CHOIR
led by RABBI MOSHE POTTER, for their beautiful musical
David I. Berris
Rabbi Leizer Levin
Chair. Dinner Comm.
Chair. Council of
Chair. Ticket Comm,.
David J. Cohen
Chair. The Merkaz
of the National Council of Jew-
ish Women as Council Sabbath,
traditionally observed for the
past 39 years on Purim.
Mrs. Paul David, of White
Plains, N.Y., chairman of th
national field service commit
tee of Council, states tha t Three generations of Jewish housewives
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