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May 27, 1960 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-05-27

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Purchase of Cong. Beth
Shmuel, 12837 Dexter, by Cong.
Dovid Ben Nochim for $75,000
was announced this week by
Rabbi Chaskel Grubner, spirit-
ual leader of the purchasing
The new home for Cong.
Dovid Ben Nochim was made
possible by a gift from David
Rott, local businessman, whose
only stipulation was that the
synagogue remain Orthodox.
The larger facilities, accord-
ing to Rabbi Grubner, will make
possible the expansion of num-
erous programs, including a
large-scale youth program.
Services will be held tem-
porarily at the present syna-
gogue, 12322 Dexter, until the
actual date of moving. Cong.
Dovid Ben Nochim will occupy
its new quarters after June 21.
A dedication banquet will
celebrate the transfer of the
synagogue on June 26, in the
social hall of the new syna-
Joseph Borenstein, president
of the congregation, is serving
as chairman of the banquet,
with Jack H. Isbee, vice-presi-
dent, serving as publicity chair-
man, and I. Sarnoff and D. Ku-
perwasser as ticket chairmen.
The banquet will be held in
honor of David Rott, the foun-
der of the original synagogue
and its leading benefactor.
According to Rabbi Grubner,
Cong. Dovid Ben Nochim will
assure residents of the Dexter
area that they will continue to
have a place to worship. Daily
classes for adults and sabbath
classes for youth are currently
being organized.
Cong. Beth Shmuel will con-
tinue occupancy of the building
until the date of the transfer,
and will conduct services as us-
ual, according to Rabbi Joseph
Rabinowitz, spiritual leader.
The congregation is currently
looking for a new site, but noth-
ing definite has been decided,
said Rabbi Rabinowitz. Beth
Shmuel will either purchase a
building already in existence or
will build a new structure, the
rabbi added.


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last Sunday, first place ties
resulted in both the junior and
senior divisions.
Daniel Syme, of Temple Is-
rael, and Marilyn Mittelman, of
Beth Aaron Synagogue, tied
in the senior division for 14 to
17-year-olds, and Harold Oseff,
also of Temple Israel, and
Douglas Lieberman, of Temple
EmanurEl, shared the junior
division title for students up
to the age of 14.
The Bible contest was held
last Sunday in the Esther Ber-
man Building of the United
Hebrew Schools.
The Hebrew division of the
contest, in which students from
branches of the United He-
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vision contest was Evelyn
Meral, Beth Aaron. Others who
competed were Mark Dublin
and Andre Friedlis, Temple
Emanu-El; Sandra Hertz, Beth
Shalom; Dianna Kaplan, Beth
Aaron; Gloria 'Burns and Kath-
ryn Marton, Ahavas Achim; and
Paula Nesselson, Adas Shalom.
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dent, Samuel. Roskin, who
teaches Hebrew to Hillel stu-
dents, instruct the Geigers.
The Geigers couldn't make
the 200 mile trip regularly. So
students and teacher hit upon
the idea of mailing taped les-
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non-Jewish couple here has con-
quered a time and space prob-
lem to learn Biblical Hebrew
in a modern way.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Geiger
wanted to study the Old Testa-
ment in its original language.
To find an instructor, Geiger,
an alumnus of the University
of Washington, travelled 200
miles to Seattle to talk it over
with Rabbi Arthur A. Jacobo-

Walter Farber and Rabbi Sher-
win T. Wine.
In the junior division, Rita
Koenig, of Adas Shalom, won
second prize. Other contestants
included Robert Clinton, David
Smith and Elaine Rosen, Beth
Shalom; Beth Ann Dettelbach,
Temple Emanu-El; Elizabeth
Jacobs and Linda Torby, Tem-
ple Beth El; Sylvia Kaufman,
Adas Shalom; Sharon Panush,
Beth Aaron; and Lowell Sey-
burn, Temple Israel.
Judges in the junior division
were Lawrence W. Crohn,
Frank Leiderman and Rabbi
Benjamin H. Gorrelick. Asking
the questions were Rabbi Jo-
seph Hirsch and B e r n a r d
Panush, co-chairmen of the
rules committee.
The contest was held under
the chairmanship of Rabbi
Emanuel Applebaum, principal
of the Adas Shalom Branch,
United Hebrew Schools. The
run-off was held at the sugges-
tion of the department of ed-
ucation and culture of the Jew-
ish Agency for Israel to stimu-
late Bible study in the local
Albert Elazar, superintendent
of the United Hebrew Schools,
is chairman of the city-wide
Bible Contest Comniittee.

Young Israel Sets
Council Election

Activities planned by Young
Israel for the coming week in-
clude the annual meeting of
the Metropolitan Detroit Coun-
cil at 9 a.m., Sunday, when
nominations will be presented
and reports of the year's activi-
ties will be received. Breakfast
will be served.
At Young Israel of Green-
field, a morning minyan service
is held at 6:45 a.m. to accommo-
date young men in college and
others who must be at work
early. Rabbi Joshua S p e r k a
teaches a course in Pirke Avot
each Saturday, an hour before
Young Israel of Detroit con-
ducts three classes each Satur-
day before Mincha. Rabbi Leib
Bakst teaches advanced Tal-
mud; and Rabbi Eugene Green-
field teaches Pirke Avot.
A lecture by Rabbi Isaac
Paneth is held at 6:30 p.m.,
each Saturday, at Young Israel
of Northwest Detroit, when
"Ethics of the Fathers" is
taught. He also teaches a class
in Talmud at 8 a.m., Saturdays,
and at 6 p.m., Sundays.
In honor of Shavuot, Rabbi
Samuel H. Prero will teach
from 10:30 to 11:30 p.m., Tues-



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1 5 — THE D ETROIT JEWISH NEWS — F riday, May 27, 1960

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