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May 20, 1960 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-05-20

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'Abolish Capital Punishment,' Plea Barry Sisters Set Bible Contest Finals Scheduled
of Conservative Rabbis at Parley
for Bnai David Sunday in Senior, Junior Divisions
LIBERTY, N.Y. (JTA)—The other responsible Government
Finals for the city-wide Bible School, and Bernard Panu•h,
American C o n s e r vative rab- officials "cease making Amer- `Night of Stars'
contest will be held at 2:30 p.m., religious school director of Beth

binate called for the abolition
of capital punishment as not
consonant with the dignity of
man and with "God's sover-._
eignty over human life."
That stand was embodied in
a resolution approved at the
60th anniversary convention of
the Rabbinical Assembly of
America here.
The delegates also asked
President Eisenhower to "ex-
ert the full force of his office"
to dissuade Arab League na-
tions from continuing their anti-
Suez blockade.
They urged that Secretary of
State Christian A. Herter and



Christians Help
Heal Wounds of
Ann Arbor Jews

"Just as in a family when
one member strikes another in
hatred the whole family feels
the blow, sO, in this community,
in the outrage committed on
the Jewish synagogue,
Jews, Christians and non-re-
ligious alike—have all been in-
sulted and belittled."
With this expression of sym-
pathy and personal hurt, Prof.
Albert K. Stevens, of the Uni-
versity of Michigan English de-
partment, explained why a
group of 10 Ann Arbor resi-
dents recently scrubbed the
walls of Cong. Bnai Israel to
remove swastikas daubed there
by vandals.
"No man is an island," wholly
separated from any other part
of humanity, Prof. Stevens
quoted Walt Whitman. " 'Who-
ever degrades another degrades

Prof. Stevens continued, "It

is true that in the suffering of
one, we all suffer; however, in

an- act of healing we are all
healed. Christians, in taking
this swastika off, hope thereby
to assure the Jews of the con-
tinued love and respect of this
community. •
"We remove the ugly paint
in public in order to advertise
to all that we condemn the
stealth and cowardice which
put this swastika up in the first
place, and that we oppose all
prejudice and hatred and would
have these symptoms of sin
and disease replaced by brother-
hood and love."

Working with Prof. Stevens
to remove the swastika were
Mrs. Marian Carr, St. Andrews
Episcopal Church; Leonard J.

Chase, chairman of the Ann
Arbor Chapter, National Coun-
cil of Christians and Jews,
First Presbyterian Church; Av-
ery R. Downer, manager of De-
troit Edison, St. Francis Ro-
man Catholic parish; William
E. Fensler,' Evangelical United
ethers were Thomas Lorimer,
resident at Friends Center;
Lewis C. Reimann, First Meth-
odist Church; Alf E. Shanklin,
realtor, First Methodist; Mrs.
Lucy Stephenson, Congrega-
tional Church; and John G.
Young, assistant dean, U. of M.
engineering college, First Pres-
byterian Church. Prof. Stevens
is a member of the First Pres-
byterian Church.

American Jewish Press
Conclave in New York

American Jewish Press Associ-
ation is holding its 18th an-
nual convention this weekend
at the Park Sheraton Hotel,
New York.
The Jewish editors and pub-
lishers plan to evaluate chang-
ing trends in the American
Jewish community during the
past year, including the reor-
ganized Jewish Agency and
other developments.

ican Governmental agencies a
party to the boycott by their
imposition on American busi-
nessmen of limitations in their
freedom to transact business."
In a related resolution, the
Conservative rabbis urged the
United Nations "ceaselessly to
pursue its goal" of obtaining
free passage through the Suez
Canal for peaceful shipping of
all nations "thus eliminating a
serious obstacle to eventual
peace in the Middle East."
Dr. Louis Finkelstein, chan-
cellor of the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America, urged
members of the Rabbinical As-
sembly to work for a Summit
meeting at which there would
be "hope for
a permanent
peace, rather
than merely a
cessation of
the cold war."
Rabbi Ed-
ward T. Sand-
row, of Cedar-
hurst, L. I.,
pledged in his
inaugural ad-

Headliners who will appear
at Cong. Bnai David's second
annual "Night of Stars" include
the beautiful Barry Sisters,
billed as "America's Number
One Singing Duo."
The show, which will bring
to Detroit some of the finest
entertainers in show business,
will be held at 9 p.m., June 4,
at the Ford Auditorium.
Also appearing will be
comedian Alan King, the

Rabbi Sandrow dress as the
Conservative rabbinical asso-

ciation's new president, that his
administration would continue
traditional Jewish support for
human rights for all.
Rabbi Finkelstein said that
America was "embarrassed by
awareness that we do not come
into the court of public opinion
with clean hands" on such is-
sues as racial equality. He said
that "our religious tradition,
both Jewish and Christian"
seemed to Negroes "to avoid
the issue, which they rightly
regard as basic to their very

Beth El Re-Elects
Philip Marcuse


Yeme-nite Dance Group, har-
monica virtuoso Stan Fisher
and Herschel Leib and his or-
The Barry Sisters, Clair and
Merna, have been featured on
the Ed Sullivan Show and
numerous television programs,
are favorites in swank supper
Clubs and throughout the coun-
try and have played in leading
Because of their talent and
appeal, the sisters were hon-
ored by being selected by the

State Department among those
Philip R. Marcus e, local entertainers who performed at
advertising executive, was re- the American Exhibition last
elected president • of Temple summer in Moscow.
Tickets for a "Night of Stars"
Beth El at the congregation's
110th annual meeting and anni- are available by calling EL.
versary dinner last Sunday eve- 6-8210 or KE. 8-1700.
Also re-elected were Leon S. Beth Aaron Plans.
Wayburn, vice-president; a n d
Leo I. Franklin, treasurer. Installation Sabbath
Elected to the
Joseph Braver, recently elect-
executive ed president of Beth Aaron
board for Synagogue, will head the slate
three-year of new officers and board mem-
terms were bers to be officially installed at
Abraham B. services of the congregation
this Saturday
Burke, Sidney
J. Karbel,
Maurice Klein
A special in-
and Sydney
stallation -kid-
dush will be
served by the
Martin L.
Sisterhood im-
Butzel was
Marcuse toastmaster of
mediately fol-
lowing the
the anniversary celebration. In
service, which
his message, Dr. Richard C.
begins at 8:45
Hertz paid tribute to the rab-
a.m. The in-
binic and lay leadership of the
stallation is
congregation during the past
planned for
110 years and announced that
10:30 a.m.
Temple • Beth El, with 1,805
Braver Jack Shenk-
families, is the fourth largest
Ref o r m congregation in the man is chairman of the installa-
tion committee, and is assisted
United States.
Engraved kiddush cups were by Julius Katz and Avery Sha-
presented to living presidents piro. All of the newly-elected
of the temple and widows of officers were previously an-
past presidents.
Recipients were Henry M.
Butzel, Melville S. Welt, Israel Ovation for Lipkin
Himelhoch, Morris Garvett,
Harry C: Grossman, Leonard T. at N. Y. Concert '
Lewis, Dr. Herbert I. Kallet,
Seymour Lipkin, son of Dr.
Nate S. Shapero, Leonard N. and Mrs. Ezra Lipkin, of De-
Simons, Benjamin Wilk, John troit, one of the three assist-
C. H o p p, Mrs. Benjamin L. ant conductors of the New York
Lambert, Mrs. Isaac Gilbert, Philharmonic, was given an ova-
Mrs. Joseph M. Welt and Mrs. tion when he directed the or-
David Wilkus.
chestra in Carnegie Hall, New
Guest speaker for the eve- York, last Friday.
ning was Dr. Jacob R. Marcus,
Leonard Bernstein, the Phil-
curator of the American Jewish harmonic's conductor, opened
Archives and professor of his- the concert and directed one
tory at Hebrew Union College- number, and then introduced
Jewish Institute of Religion in Lipkin, who not only was well
Cincinnati, who spoke on "Jew- received but received lengthy
ish Life in the United States -in applause in appreciation of his
the Year 2,000."

this Sunday, in the Esther Ber-• Aaron, are chairmen of the rules
man Bldg. of the United He- committee. Winners of each di-
brew Schools, 18977 Schaefer.
vision will be awarded prizes
Albert Elazar, UHS superin- for first, second and third place.
tendent who serves as chairman
The questions for the contest
of the Metropolitan Detroit Eng- were prepared by a committee
lish Division Bible Contest, stat- under the chairmanship of Wal-
ed this week that competing in ter Farber, Chairman of the Di-
Sunday's contest will be the rectors' Council of the Jewish
winners of local school con- Religious Schools of Metropoli-
tan Detroit, and Sol Dovitz. The
Religious • schools from the committee consisted of the fol-
following congregations are tak- lowing: Max Chomsky, Avram
ing part in the finals: Ahavas Farber, Melvin Merzon, Joshua
Achim, Adas Shalom, Beth Shammas and Milton Tambor.
Aaron, Beth Shalom, Temple
The Hebrew division of the
Beth El, Bnai Moshe, Temple Bible contest is scheduled for
Israel, Temple Emanu-El, the June 5. The public is invited to
United Jewish Folk Schools and attend.
five branches of the United
Hebrew Schools.
Name Ex-Detroit Rabbi
Two contestants from each to Sioux City Post
school are competing in two
Rabbi Albert A. Gordon, a
divisions, the junior division for native Detroiter and son of Mrs.
students up to 13, and the sen- Abe Gordon, of 4023 Waverly,
ior division for students 14 to has been elected president of
Sioux City Ministerial Associa-
Junior division contestants tion.
will be asked questions based
Sioux City papers hailed his
on selections from Genesis, Exo-
dus, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Es- election as "an action to be thor-
ther and Ruth. In addition to oughly approved • and appre-
the above, senior division final- ciated by the community."
Rabbi Gordon, spiritual lead-
ists will be expected to answer
questions from the Prophets and er of Mount Sinai Temple, in
Sioux City, Ia., is the first rabbi
Judges for the contest will be to hold the post of president of
Rabbi Sherwin Wine, of Temple the Ministerial Association.
Beth El; Rabbi Benjamin H.
Gorrelick, Beth Aaron; Allen
Warsen, educational director,
Adas Shalom; Frank Leiderma•,
Beth. Shalom instructor; Wolf
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Snyder and Lawrence W. Crohn.
Professional Instructors
Rabbi Emanuel Applebaum,
Day or Evening
principal of Adas Shalom Branch
of the United Hebrew Schools,
will serve as over-all chairman.
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