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April 01, 1960 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-04-01

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Fr iday, April 1, 1960 — 16

I

The Suburban Community

`Thought' in Thoughtfulness:
Over-Reaching Our Bounds

By the Oak-Woodser
To be critical of an act of
brotherhood, especially one con-
eived in generosity and sin-
cerity and carried out in the
true spirit of goodwill, might be
treading on perilous — almost
sacred—ground.
Yet, we feel that sometimes
even a thoughtful act can be
carried out without thought;
that we can be so overwhelmed
with our attempts to do a good
deed that we lose sight of our
aims and purposes.
We refer to a recent action
by a local Jewish organization,
which; in the name of the or-
ganization. built and contFib-
uted an altar to a Catholic con-
vent.
Of little means, in a poor
section of the city, the convent
was in dire need of assistance.
The Catholic sisters wished a
new altar to conduct worship,
and their wish became known to
a Jewish businessman.
As a personal gift from Jew
to Catholic, it might have in-
deed been a fine gesture of
brotherhood.
But to give an object of
such deep spiritual signifi-
cance as an altar in the name
of a Jewish organization—
that organization having been
created to foster positive
goals of Judaism — is quite
another matter.
What we do as individuals,
we have only to answer to our-
selves and to God. When we act
in the name of the community,
we are responsible to many for
those actions.
And there are many Jews who
feel that the gift of a religious
object, other than one's own, is
not an appropriate offering.
One cannot take away from
the spirit in which the gift was
made, but it is possible to sug-
gest that in inter-faith dealings
our organizations consider their
reesponsibility to the Jewish
community.
There are many areas in
which efforts need . be made to
foster goodwill, and perhaps
more than any other is that of
education.
Good relations are important,

Wed in Israel

Ibut underlying the entire struc-
ture of our ability to get along
with our neighbor is having him
understand us as a fellow
human being whose beliefs are
somewhat different, but whose
goals are basically the same.
We recall a program pre-
sented recently by the Anti-
Defamation League of Bnai
Brith in cooperation with the
Detroit Council of Churches, in
which the Passover seder was
compared to the Holy Eucharist.
What a giant .step this was
in promoting better relations,
in educating our non-Jewish
neighbors. Some 400 Christian
school teachers learned much
they previously had not
known about the Jews that
day. And much of it will be
passed along to the young-
sters that they teach.
If our organizations seek
tasks of a religious nature,
there are many Jewish institu-
tions, synagogues and youth
centers who would be most
grateful for any support or as-
sistance they might be able to
obtain from their fellow Jews.

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Receiving much support from
new residents of Livonia in
Monday's city election is Peter
A. Ventura, 9106 Middlebelt,
who is a candidate for Council.
A former Councilman, Ven-
tura has issued a call for more
efficient city management in an
effort to hold the present tax
line. He also seeks more ade-
quate street lighting and addi-
tional recreational facilities for
children.
Ventura, a real estate agent,
has lived in Livonia for 22
years, and is active in numer-
ous civic organizations.

The Simcha Music, Nursery of
Cong. Shaarey Shomayim, in
Oak Park, will hold a summer
day camp program from June
20 to July 15, it is announced
by Mrs. David Holtzman, direc-
tor. •
The camp program will ex-
tend from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with
lunches included in the cost.
Among the
a c tivities `Swap Shop' Exchange Set
planned are
swimming, By Beth Shalom Sisterhood
Beth Shalom Sisterhood will
field trips;
games, arts meet at 8:30 p.m., Wednesday,
and crafts. - in the synagogue social hall,
The nursery when a "swap shop" for the
s unique i n exchange of children's books
its approach and records will be featured.
to care for the Members also will exchange
pre -school recipes. For information, call
Mrs. Holtzman child. Young- Mrs. Martin Kopel, LI 5-9038.

The Sisterhood of the Livonia
Jewish Cong. will meet at 8:30
p.m., Monday, at the Pierson
School, W. 7 Mile, just east of
Farmington Rd.
Dr. Sydney Rosenblum, di-
rector of research psychological
services at the Wayne County
Training School and assistant
professor of clinical and edu-
cational psychology at Wayne
State University, will speak.
All interested women are in-
vited to attend.

Southfield SOC Group
to Hear Native Israeli

Southfield Group of South
Oakland County Chapter of
Hadassah will hold an oneg
shabbat at 12:30 p.m., Satur-
day, in the home of Mrs. Morris
Dickstein, 17077 Westlan d,
Southfield.
Esther Migdal, an Israeli
sabra and former army officer
and teacher will be guest
speaker. Mrs. Frank Nelson
will review Yael Dayan's book,
"Face in the Mirror." A dessert
luncheon will be served.

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sters from two and a half to
six are taught, in classes now in

Our Good Wishes to

progress, music appreciation,
baking and baton twirling. The
children participate in a rhythm
band.
Regular sessions are held
from 12:30 to 3 p.m., each week-
day afternoon. Transportation
can be arranged for both the
nursery and the summer camp
programs.
Dr. Drews to Speak
For information, call Mrs.
on 'Child Development' Holtzman, LI. 1-9769 or LI. 3-
Dr. Robert S. Drews, prom- 4688.
inent local psychiatrist, will
address the Oak Park Chapter
of Mizrachi Women at 8:30 p.m., Suburban PTA Groups
Monday, in the home of Mrs. Slate Model Seder
James E i s e n, 29409 Everet,
What will be the first annual
Southfield.
Dr. Drews, a practitioner in Passover model seder of the
medicine and psychiatry for 34 combined PTA organizations of
years, will speak on "Your the- Bnai Israel Torah Center,
Child's Development," A ques- Cong. Mishkan Israel and the
tion and answer session will fol- Hebrew Academy is scheduled
for 11 a.m., Sunday, at Mishkan
low his talk.
Co-hostess with Mrs. Eisen at Israel Synagogue, 14000 W. 9
a social hour will be Mrs. Geri Mile, Oak Park.
Rabbi Israel Flam, director
Spilman. For information, call
of the Torah Center and He-
EL 7-2839.
brew Academy, will officiate,
Charles Feinberg to Speak and children attending the
schools will join in the seder
at Hadassah Oneg Shabbat ritual.
Children of Mishkan Is-
An oneg shabbat is planned rael will be their guests.
by the Huntington Woods and
. General chairman of the pro-
Birmingham-Franklin groups of
gram is Mrs. Shirley Gorme-
South Oakland County Chapter
zano, while Mesdames Eve Mar-
of Hadassah at 12:30 p.m., Sat- kofsky, Edith Zaffern, Pauline
urday, in the home of Mrs.
Jonas and Pearl Silverman are
Phillip J. Smith, 32550 Wing
assisting her.
Lake Rd., Birmingham.
Traditional holiday foods will
Charles E. Feinberg, lec-
turer and collector of Amer- be served. Movies will be taken
ican literature and Jewish and shown at a later date at a
ceremonial objects, will be the combined PTA meeting.
guest speaker. Arella Barley,
Israeli folk singer, will present
a musical program. A social
hour will conclude the program.'

Dr. Rosenblum to Talk
to Livonia Sisterhood

Movie producer and direc-
tor Otto Preminger, 53, mar-
ried Patricia Hope Bryce, at
a religious ceremony in Haifa,
Israel. It was the second mar-
riage for Miss Bryce, a model
from London, and the third
for Preminger.

Simcha Nursery Sets
Summer Day Camp

Peter Ventura Runs
for Council in Livonia

PETER A. VENTURA

May He Be Victorious in His Campaign
To Be Elected

COUNCILMAN

for

LIVONIA

Jerry Friedman

Gilbert Jacobs

ManyBleeman

Jerry Aitchul

Lester Waldman

VOTE MONDAY, APRIL 4th

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