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December 09, 1960 - Image 38

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-12-09

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Sammy Davis', May Britt's Conversions
Explained, Approved by Rabbi Nussbaum

Dublin Police Seek Synagogue Defacers

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

feet-high swastikas on the doors
of the Dublin synagogue. The .
Ministry's orders to the police
were to "take all possible steps
to bring to justice those respon-
sible."

DUBLIN — Police acting on
orders from the Ministry of
in two-hour sessions, by Michael how come the famous enter- Justice opened a search Mon-
By HERBERT G. LUFT
Mayer, a rabbinical student of tamer had chosen Liberal Juda- day for the persons who daubed
(Copyright, 1960, Jewish Telegraphic
German-Jewish origin, at Holly- ism as his new faith, the rabbi "Out with the Jews" and six-
Agency, Inc.)
HOLLYWOOD — Sammy wood's Temple Israel. When she told me that Sammy found in
Davis, Jr. whom Eddie Cantor returned to Dr. Nussbaum's the Reform movement the con-
once called "the most versatile study, she stated that she now cept of equality and social jus-
performer of our generation," could understand Sammy's feel- tice for which he and the Negro
told me two years ago, during an ing for the new faith. race had been longing for cen-
interview on the set of "Porgy
May Britt became Jewish turies.
t he
Rabbi Nussbaum s
and Bess" at the - Samuel Gold- at Temple Israel the last day
wyn Studios, that he had chosen of Sukkot. She has been com- doesn't doubt
vis, Jr., takes
the Jewish faith because he ing to services every Friday that Sammy
ously. During the
could believe in Judaism.
night, except once when Judaism
Days in Las Vegas,
Last week, Rabbi Max Nuss- Sammy was in town and want- High
refused
to appear on
Sam
ed
to
perform
his
own
Sab-
baum of Temple Israel of Holly-
ippur and went to serv-
wood, discussed with this Holly- bath ritual with lit candles Yo
• here
wood JTA correspondent the and the chanting of kiddush. is as did his fu it •
ollywood.
story behind Sammy's wedding
Miss
Britt's
divorce
When
In
to Swedish actress May Britt.
decree went through, the date
from
-rsio
C
ntures to
Earlier this summer, Dr. of her marriage to Davis was
ng mo
our fait 1
Nussbaum says, he was called set for Nov. 13—the only week-
es,
erica. He
in
by Warren Cowan who han- end Sammy was not working.
when I
a
Then
Dr.
Nussbaum
said
he
had
dles Sammy's public rela-
intery • im a year ago,
tions, and asked whether he to leave for New York and it that
the establishment of Israel
would perform the wedding was decided that Rabbi William has made
a great impact on the
for Davis' contemplated union Mordecai Kramer, Nussbaum's
with Miss Britt, a member of associate at Temple Israel, mind of man.
Dr.- Nussbaum whole-hearted-
the Lutheran faith. Nussbaum should officiate. Rabbi Kramer
declined, stating emphatically had met May Britt before, had ly is in favor of conversion. In
18641 WYOMING, Detroit 21, Michigan
that no Reform . rabbi would given her additional instruc- view of the few survivors of
ever marry a mixed couple. tions after Mayer had left for nazism, fresh blood should not
e rejected, he states.
May Britt came to see Dr. the Seminary in
Mrs. David Weiss, President
abbi Nussbaum, who with-
o performe •
Nussbaum on her own, discuss- it was Kra
d
outside
pressure
from
monies
with
a
st
ivate
ing with him freely the impact
and Christians alike when 4111•01.1.1111111.
chupa • nd all paraphernalia, Je
of Judaism on Sammy to w
arried Elizabeth Taylor
v.
13—with
May's
par-
he
on
C.
she was engage at tha
die Fisher, and, to a much
and close r•latives flying to

t
she,
The rabbi suggested
from Swede for the cele- 1 • r degree, when he arranged
Juda-
too, should study
is temple for May Britt and
bration.
ism. There wa s
mmy's wedding, regards con-
• ems to
J
Sammy
'
.'
,
't
.
if
she
d
e
for her to cony
n to be-
ersion as psychologically right
if she ould have • I e hi
fully believe. 0
he escap
and in the best Anierican tradi-
• w a
co
-
with
t,

Jew-
identify hers
toin. "If you have a product,"
d h in smash-up dr"
ould she c
ish religion
es Nussbaum says, "and don't sell
N
da
to
Los
f
discuss the
back to him
g his it, people will think there is
o No . 11, 1954, •
riage.
accident. something wrong with it."
eye
during
1
onths,
Miss
For two
-,, r. Nussbaum
When I as
was instr ed twice a



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President Given
Judaism Award

NEW YORK, (JTA) — An
appeal for greater participation
by lay leaders in religious affairs
was made by Senator Herbert
H. Lehman, the former New
York State Governor, at a dinner
held here by the Synagogue
Council of America. Lehman
called for the development of
greater leadership resources to
meet increased demands for lead-
ership on all levels—local, na-
tional and global.
Rabbi Julius Mark, vice-presi-
dent of the Council, announced
that a delegation from the Coun-
cil will , soon visit President
Eisenhower to present him wi
the Synagogue Council's Judais
and Peace Award.. A messag
from President Eisenhower wa
read at the dinner by Robert
Gray, of Washington, secretary
of the President's Cabinet.
Senator Jacob K. Javits ad-
dressed the dinner, and presenta-
tions were made of the first
annual Synagogue Statesman
awards for outstanding service
to American Jewry. The recipients
were Samuel Friedman of Miami
Beach, a leader in Conservative
Judaism; Max Stern of New York,
a national leader among Ortho-
dox Jews; and the late Ruth
and HMarvin Silberman, noted
Reform 1 e a der s. Silberman's
brother, Samuel J. Silberman, of
New York, accepted the award.

Alliance Israelite
Elects Admiral Kahn
as Deputy President

PARIS, (JTA) — Admiral
Louis Kahn, president of the
Maritime Academy of France,
was elected deputy-president of
the Alliance Israelite Univer-
selle at a meeting of the Cen-
tral Committee of the Alliance,
held here under the chairman-
ship of Professor Rene Cassin,
president of the Alliance.
At the same meeting, Marcel
Franco, president of the Ameri-
can Friends of the Alliance,
was elected vice-president of
the Central Committee. Franco
is the former president of the
Jewish community of Istanbul,
Turkey.
-

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