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June 23, 1961 - Image 26

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-06-23

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, Jne 23, 1961 —

Walters-S a vine
Rites Solemnized


A candlelight ceremony at
Cong. Shaarey Shomayim on
June 20 was the setting for the
wedding of Elizabeth Savine
and Gerald Walters. Their par-
ents are the Louis Savines and
Eugene Walters, both of Oak
The- bride wore a silk organza
gown embroidered with Alen-
con lace, and a bouffant, elbow-
length veil.
Mrs. Burton S a v i n e, the
bride's sister-in-law, was matron
of honor, and Mrs. Harvey Can-
tor, sister of the bridegroom,
and Mrs. Sheldon Teplitsky
were bridesmaids.
The bridegroom chose his-
brother-in-law, Harvey Cantor,
to be his best man. Ushers were
Burton Savine, brother of the
bride, and Sheldon Teplitsky.
Jeffrey David Cantor, nephew
of the bridegroom, served as
ring bearer.
The newlyweds will reside at
24585 Rensselaer, Oak Park.

JWV Activities

AUXILIARY will entertain pa-
tients at the Ann Arbor Vet-
erans Hospital on Sunday, ac-
cording to Mrs. Walter Solomon,
hospital chairman.
* *
hold a cook-out 7:30 p.m. Tues-
day at the home -of Mrs. Dave
Eisman, 20286 Huntington. For
reservations, call Evelyn Eis-.
man, chairman, KE 5-6784, or
Esther Siegel, LI 4-4593.
* * *
The new Post Commander
and Auxiliary president, Mr.
and Mrs. Isadore Binder, will
preside at a joint meeting of
CHAPTER at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Maurice Noble, 24144'
Westhampton, Oak P a r k, on
Tuesday evening. Plans for the
coming season will be formu-
lated and a social hour will
follow. At the recent Dept. of
Michigan Convention, the Oak
Park Ladies Auxiliary received
an Americanism Citation for
the presentation of American
flags to various organizations,
among them the auditorium _flag
to the Clinton Junior High
* * *
AUXILIARY will hold a lunch-
eon meeting 12:30 p.m. Wednes-
day at the home of Mrs. Nathap
S t a r m a n, 18673 Wisconsin.
Hospital projects and program-
ming for the ensuing year will
be discussed at this time. Mrs.
M. Cantor, past president, will
present the annual Michigan
State convention report.


WSU Prof Airs
Detroit Jewish
Religious Life


Reform Jews in Detroit, in
comparison to the other
branches of Judaism, rank high-
est on the socio-economic scale;
more younger persons are Con-
servative; and Orthodox Jews
have the highest proportion of
synagogue attendance.
These facts were revealed in
a recent study by Dr. Albert
J. Mayer, sociologist at Wayne
State University. The ninth in
a series of population reports
submitted to the Jewish Wel-
fare Federation by Dr. Mayer, it
is entitled "Branches of Juda-
ism, Synagogue and Temple
Membership, and Attendance at
Religious Services of the Jew-
ish Population in the Detroit
Metropolitan Area: 1956"
Mayer pointed out that "of
10 Jewish persons in Detroit,
two are Orthodox, five are Con-
servative, two are Reform and
one does not identify himself
with any of these denomina-
He emphasized at the outset
that the analysis "confines it-
self to external characteristics
of religious behavior" and is
not concerned with what the
respondents thin k - and feel
about their religion.
"Major socioreconomic dif-
ferentials exist between the
three groups; with the Reform
ranking highest on the socio-
economic scale, and the Ortho-
dox the lowest. However," he
added, "these differences can
mainly be attributed to the
larger proportions of older for-
eign born in the Orthodox
group." -
It appears from the data col-
lected, Mayer said, that the
Conservative are - the youngest
group, "and therefore attracting
more than their proportion of
the younger persons." This adds
evidence "that at least in De-
troit Jewish persons are tending
towards a middle road in their
religious behavior."
Synagogue or temple mem-
bership was characteristic of
almost one-half of the persons
in the community, being highest
in the middle age groups (45-64
years), according to Mayer.
"Membership also - varied with
religious denomination with the
Orthodox and Ref or m both
hailing a membership rate of
about two out of three persons
while only four out of ten Con-
servative Jews were synagogue
members. Income was found to
be an important factor in mem-
As for holiday synagogue
attendance, two factors were
evident. "One is clearly related
to the branch of Judaism with
the Orthodox having the highest
proportion of attendance. The
other factor is income. If a per-
son was Orthodox, he was virtu-
ally certain to attend on the
high holidays. If he was Con-
servative or Reform his attend-
ance was greater in the higher
income group."

Lesser, Shaiken, Cook
Attend Boys' State

1VIumford student . J a in e s B.
Lesser, 16, of 5310 W. Outer
Dr. was selected by Explorer
Post, Jewish War Veterans, to
attend Wolverine Boys' State, an
eight-day laboratory in practical
government, sponsored by the
Department of Michigan of the
American Legion, this week at
Michigan State University.
One thousand boys from
throughout the state attended the
annual program, which included
conventions, elections of city
and state officials and other as-
pects of government.
Also in attendance were Harley
Shaiken, 1 9 9 8 4 Strathmoot, a
student at Cass Technical High
School, and Julian Cook of Ann

Cong. Bnai David youth direc-
of Mrs. Betty Rockaway, has
been elected to the Alumni
Board of the Class of '61, Wayne
State University. A recent grad-
uate of Wayne, where he was
included on the Dean's List,
was a scholarship winner and
twice president of Alpha Epsi-
One-eyed automobiles on the
lon Pi fraternity, he will enroll
in the graduate school of the highway help to produce the ac-
cident record.
University of Michigan.

Sarah Weiner
Weds Fred Keidan


A candlelight ceremony at
the Great Lakes Club united
Sarah Graf Weiner and Fred
Hannan Keidan in marriage on
June 20. Rabbis Richard C.
Hertz and Morris Adler offi-
Parents of the newlyweds are
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard H. Wei-
ner of Wareham Dr., Hunting-
ton Woods, and Mrs. Harry B.
Keidan and the late Judge Kei-
The bride was attired in a
princess line wedding gown of
ivory peau. "de soie, fashioned
with a scoop neckline, cap
sleeves, and a back yoke and
skirt of Alencon lace appliqued
with pearls and sequins. A large
rose at the waistline winged
gracefully out from a bell-
shaped skirt which fell into a
chapel train. Her bouffant illu-
sion veil was held in place by
three roses. She carried her
confirmation Bible, On which
was a white orchid, surrounded
by pale pink sweetheart roses
and ivy.
Matron of honor was Mrs.
Robert A. Wachsler. Mrs. Ed-
ward A. l3rbida and Mrs. Julius
T. Hankin of Chicago were
Milton L. Berry, brother-in-
law of the bridegroom, served
as best man. Ushers were Mar-
tin L. Mayer, Jonathan Sobeloff,
A. Allan Smith and Milton Fred
Mallender II. Erich L. Graf,
cousin of the bride, was junior
After a honeymoon in Ja-
maica, Puerto Rico and New
York, the newlyweds will make
their home in Royal. Oak.

50 Years with the Fidelmans-Resort
Marks Milestone at South Haven

Back in 1911 the Fidelman
farm became a resort, and it's
been making South Haven "va-
cation dreams come true" ever
The Fidelman f a m i l y cele-
brated' their 50th anniversary in
the resort business with two
banquets recently. Guests in-
cluded South Haven city officials
and business people, AAA exec-
utives who presented the resort
owners with a special award for
outstanding service, • Michigan
Tourist Council executives and
newspaper people from many
surrounding areas and Detroit.
Saturday, Governor Swainson
put in an appearance.
The Fidelmans, whose resort
covers an 80-acre area, are the
only original resort owners left
in the area. Some guests have
been returning every year for the
past 45 years.
They introduced entertainment
in 1925 and have held nightly
floor shows ever since. During
the d a y , supervised activities

Name Gray President
of Windsor Junior
'Chamber of Commerce

Herbert E. Gray, 1510 Ouel-
lette, Windsor, has been elected
president of the Windsor Junior
Chamber of Commerce.
Gray, a lawyer, is associated
with the firm of McTague, De-
iiel, Clark, Holland, Ouellette
& Gray, Windsor.
In addition to the Jaycees,
Gray takes part in the work of
many community organizations,
including Toastmasters, Riche-
lieu Club, Bnai Brith, Canadian
Friends of the Hebrew Univer-
sity and Windsor Jewish
Community Council.

such as baseball, shuffleboard,
badminton, t e. n n i s, horseshoes,
swimming and exercises are ar-
ranged. A children's counselor
and baby sitting facilities also
are provided.
In 1948 the first modern resort
pool in Michigan—still consid-
ered one of the finest in the
state—was built at Fidelmans'.
Future plans call for a new
recreation room and bar with a
lounge and new rooms. At pres-
ent, there are 92 rooms . . . a far
cry from the early farm days
when as many as 50 men, coming
for fresh farm food, would spend
the summer weekend t h e r e,
sleeping in the barn.
Iry and Hy Fidelman, along
with their mother, Belle, run the
resort. Iry is past president of
the Michigan Regional Board of
Bnai Brith and a member of the
Michigan Bnai Brith Council and
national committee of the Anti-
Defamation League.

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