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December 02, 1960 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-12-02

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Members of Temple Israel
will be joined at Sabbath Eve
services on Friday, Dec. 9, by
Detroiters from many civic and
communal organizations in a
salute to Dr. Leon Fram on his
65th birthday.
Founding Rabbi of Temple
Israel 20 years ago, Dr. Fram
has made scores of friends 'and
stamped his name indelibly in
the pattern of every significant
cause for good undertaken in
the Detroit area.

Coming here from New
York City to deliver the ser-
mon and to greet his friend
of many years will be Dr.
Bernard J. Bamberger, spirit-
ual leader of . Congregation
Shaaray Tefila and president
of the Central Conference of
American Rabbis.

The service of worship will
be conducted by Rabbi M. Rob-
ert Syme, . co-rabbi at Temple
Israel with Dr. Fram. Special
music for the occasion will be
presented by the Temple's pro-
fessional choir and the volun-
teer choral group, under the di-
rection of Karl W. Haas, music

Mayor Louis C. Miriani is
proclaiming Dec. 9 as "Dr.
Leon Fram Day." At the Sab-
bath Eve services on Dec. 9,
Nathaniel H. Goldstick will
represent Mayor Miriani and
will present Dr. •am with a
Key to the City o; Detroit in
his name.

Brief greetings will be extend-
ed from the pulpit by leaders
of city and state government, in
which Rabbi Fram has taken a
vital role by serving on many
agencies and commissions.
Greetings "from' the congi•ega-
tion will be extended by Sol I.
Stein, president, who also will
tender a special gift in celebra-
tion of the event from the Tem-
ple Israel membership.


The Sabbath service in his
honor will be followed by a
reception in the temple's
Leon Fram Hall, which was
named for him in /957 when
the building was dedicated.

Mrs. Samuel B. Danto, -honor-
ary president of the Temple
Israel Sisterhood, and Harry L.
Pliskow, past president of the
Men's Club, have arranged the
birthday celebration. Mrs. Plis-
kow is in charge of the hospi-
tality for the reception.
A special section of the tern-
_pie sanctuary will be set aside
for temple officers, members
of the board of trustees and
civic dignitaries who will be in
All past presidents of the
temple and its affiliate organiza-
tions are being asked to serve
as ushers, and the wives of the
past presidents will serve as
hostesses and pour at the social

Annual Budget Conference Set

of Conciliation and Arbitra-

He was a member of the ad-
ministrative committee of the
Commission on Justice and
Peace of the Central Conference
of American Rabbis.
Rabbi Fram is distinguished
also as a world traveler. Twice
he visited Latin America on cul-
tural missions. He visited Mex-
ico while it was still in its dan-
gerous revolutionary era. He
was among the first Americans
to travel in revolutionary Rus-
sia. He visited Palestine twice
and has traveled frequently
through Western and Eastern
Europe. He
i Ger-
ae and was on
tudy co
mission to post-war
In 1941, Rabbi Leon am re-
signed from Temple Beth El to
answer the call of a group of
to study
friends who founded Temple

al Visit to the Eutaw
ation, the
emple brought h . ' to
d upon
t with the late R
honor o
Rosenau, who was f
having recruited more
itio of his se
se of Jewi
nts for the Hebrew on t the
t n and to the ad
liege than any other
ement of
r. Rosenau persuade Leon Liberal Juda'
his Alma
ram to turn from chemistry to Mater, H
Union College-
stitute of Religion,
he rabbinate. He was admitted Jewi
rred upon Rabbi Fram the
to the Hebrew Union College
onorary degree of Doctor of
1916, and, at the same
e -red the Unive
• Cin- Divinity.
aduated from
both institutions with honors, Henry Ford High Slates
receiving the Jacob H. Kaplan
Talmudic Prize for an essay on Annual Pre-Holiday -
the "Traces of Jesus Christ in Dance with Titus Band
Midrash and Talmud," and the
The annual pre-holiday dance
University of Cincinnati Social
Service Prize. From the Univer- sponsored by the Henry Ford
sity of Cincinnati, • he received High School Parent-Teachers Club
will be held 9 p.m., Dec. 9 at
the degree of M.A., as well as the
Venetian Club, 12701 Green-
Before coming to Temple
Mrs. William J. Phillips, dance
Beth El, Detroit, in 1925, Rabbi committee
-chairman, announces
Fram's "pioneering pulpit" , was that music will
be furnished by
in Temple Judea, Chicago.
the Johnny Titus Band. Henry
At Temple Beth, he found- Ford High students may invite
ed the College of Jewish their friends.
Studies and sparked a nation-
A special invitation is extended
al movement for adult educa-
to alumni.
tion in this country.

He became nationally promi•
nent for his efforts to expand
the educational system of De-
troit's Reform Temple, and was
invited to lecture and to write
articles on his experiences and
his educational plans. He served
for many years as a member of
the Commission on Jewish Edu-
cation of the Union of American
Hebrew Congregations.
In Detroit, Dr. Fram has been
active in many communal move-
ments. He was chairman of the
League for Human Rights, then
an agency of the Jewish Wel-
fare Federation that enlisted
the cooperation of non-Jews in
the movement of resistance
against Nazism.
. He was for many years chair-
In addition to marking the
65th year of Rabbi Fram's man of the community relations
birth, the observance will also committee of the Jewish Corn-
celebrate the 35th year of his munity Council. He served as
ministry in Detroit, the 40th vice president of the Council, is
anniversary of his ordination a former president of the Zion-
as a rabbi and the 20th year ist Organization of Detroit and
of the founding of Temple was a member of the national
executive committee of the
Zionist Organization of Amer-
Rabbi Fram, whose actual ica.
birth date is Dec. 12, was born
He is the former president
on the first candle day of
Hanukah, in Rosienney, Russia. of the Michigan Council of
His father, Michael Fram, was the American Jewish Con-
a goldsmith, who died young, gress and was a delegate to
leaving his widow, Leah, with the World Jewish Congress
five children, • of whom Leon in Stockholm last year.
He was the first rabbi to par-
was the youngest. The oldest
daughter, Jennie, now of bless- ticipate in the inauguration of
ed memory, left for America, a Governor of Michigan, when
and out of the savings of her he gave the prayer at the in-
meager wages, she gathered auguration of his friend, Frank
enough to bring the whole fam- Murphy. He officiated six times
at the inauguration of Governor
ily to Baltimore.
Leon Fram was educated in Williams.
the public schoolS of Baltimore
During the wave of sit-down
and in the Baltimore Talmud strikes, Governor Murphy and
Torah. He was graduated with Mayor Couzens invited Rabbi
honors from the high • school Fram, together with Rev. Ben-
known as Baltimore City Col- jamin Busch and Father Sei-
lege. He won a free scholarship denberg, to serve as a Board

The annual Jewish Welfare
Federation pre-campaign budget
conference will be held at the
Jewish Center Sunday, Dec. 18,
starting with a continental break-

fast at 9:30 a.m.
A formula will be developed at
this conference for the allocation
of Allied Jewish Campaign Funds
in • 1961.

adolf eichmann
will go on trial in jeru-

salem, israel, on monday,
march 6, 1961.

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1 3 - THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Frida y, De cember 2, 1960

emp e Israel Service to Honor
Rabbi Leon Fram on His 65th Birthday

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