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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-11-17

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Revision in Synagogue Standards
Approved by Conservative Conclave

(JTA) — The convention of
the United Synagogue of Am-
erica, central body of Cohserva-
tive congregations, approved a
revision in its standards for
synagogue practice, calling for
the broadening of the commit-
tee on Jewish law and stand-
ards of the Rabbinical As-
sembly of America — Central
Rabbinical body of Conserva-
tive Judaism—to include equal
representation for • the United
Synagogue of America, the
Conservative movement's' con-
gregational body.
It took its decision at its
biennial convention here. Both
organizations are sister groups
within the Conservative move-

Annual Temple Israel
Institute on Judaism
Hosts 500 Educators

ment embracing about 1,500,000
Jews in the United States and
Under the approved re-
vision, the composition of the
committee on Jewish law and
standards will, in the future,
be determined by the presi-
dents of , the United Syna-
gogue and the Rabbinical
Assembly "in consultation
with each other."
The code of standards of
synagogue practice adopted in
1957 was reviewed by the dele-
gates. It provides for: A ban
on games of chance for syna-
gogue fund-raising; standards
of dignity at bar-mitzvahs,
weddings and funerals; a ban
on inter-congregational raiding
covering both members and
staff; the authority of the rabbi
as arbiter on matters of re-
ligion, and disciplinary measures.
Rabbi Ralph Simon of Chi-
cago, Ill., in his keynote ad-
dress at the opening of the
convention called 'for "a frontal
attack on the self ignorance of
the American Jew." He said:
"We cannot face the intellec-
tual challenge of modern adult
thought with a 'juvenile level
of information. Jewish educa-
tion today is a mile wide and
an inch deep. The tragic, truth
is that our young intellectuals
are going elsewhere to espouse
causes which are in the very
fabric of Judaism—social jus-
tice, racial equality, economic
altruism and international
Rabbi Bernard Segal, execu-
tive director of the United
Synagogue of America, said:
"A virtual revolution has cata-
pulted the synagogues into the
forefront of Jewish life. More
and - more secularist Jews are
returning to the synagogue and
accepting the centrality of the
Torah as a Jewish way of life."

The 12th annual Institute on
Judaism sponsored by the sis-
terhood of Temple Israel played
host last Friday to more than
500 Detroit public school teach-
ers who came for a close look
at Jewish traditions and teach-
The annual Institute program
is designed to promote better
community relations through
The teachers came for a
luncheon, saw a playlet depict-
ing a Sabbath scene at a Jewish
home, and heard five Detroit-
Windsor area rabbis explain
practices a n d traditions of
Rabbi Leon Fram, of Temple
Israel, gave "A Definition of a
Jew." Rabbi M. Robert Syme,
also of Temple Israel, told
"What We Teach Our Chil-
Rabbi Milton Rosenbaum, of
Temple Emanu-El, Oak Park,-
spoke of "Important Events in
the Life of a Jew." Rabbi Philip Beth Moses Participates
Frankel, of Cong. Shaarey in Interfaith Services
Zedek, Lansing, explained "Mar-
riage and Jewish Home Life." for Thanksgiving Eve._
Cong. Beth Moses and its neigh-
Rabbi Sherwin Wine, of Temple
Beth El, Windsor, detailed "The bor, St. Matthews Methodist
Calendar of Jewish Holidays." Church, will celebrate their
fourth annual joint Thanksgiving
Eve Service at 8:15 -p.m. Nov. 22
Congregation Beth
at the Synagogue.
Tefilo Emanuel Tikvah
The service was begun by
Rabbi Hyman Agress, now in New
Elects New Officers
Cong. Beth, Tefilo Emanuel York, and Rev. I. Paul Taylor,
Tikvah has elected a new slate of now retired.
When Beth Moses was still the
officers with Morris Dorn as
Evergreen Jewish Congregation,
Those voted to office include struggling to maintain its exist-
Joseph Katz and Abe Levenberg, ence, church facilities were made
vice presidents; Sam Kurnetz, available for synagogue worship
Ben Weisman and John Florance, by Rev. Taylor.
Rabbi E. Applebaum will offi-
secretaries; Itshke Finkelstein,
shames.. Rabbi Leizer Levin is ciate for Beth Moses and Rev. S.
spiritual leader of the congrega- Hocking will speak for St. Mat-
The men's clubs of both con-
Members on the board of direc-
tors are Irving Eisenman, Jacob gregations are presenting the pro-
Anstendig, Dr. Julius Burnstine, gram this year. Musical selections
Abraham Hoptman, Henry Smo: will be presented by Dr. Manuel
lensky, Nathan P. Rossen, Joseph Feldman and his son Clark, Can-
A. Dorn and David J. Goldberg. tor Morris Kaminsky -and the
Alpha Omega fraternity choir.
* * *
The publicis invited.

Chevra Kadisha

The annual banquet of the
Chevra Kadisha of Cong. Beth
Tefilo Emanuel Tikvah will be
held 6 p.m. Nov. 28 at Holiday
The banque
be in honor
Hop • , presi-
of Abrah
evra K. .sha for
dent of
the pas • years.
Rab Leizer
ill de-
liver. e main
Ruve Bo k 11 e fea-
'cal rogram.
ture' in
1 Morris
For resery
Dorn presi
t o he congre-
gation, N 4-00

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Dr. Bloch to Speak
at Chabad Dinner

Detroit's fourth annual Chabad
dinner will feature Dr. Irving
Block as guest speaker 6' p.m.
Nov. 26 at Northwest Young
Israel, 17376 Wyoming.
Dr. Bloch is professor in the
Department of Philosophy at the
University of Western Ontario,
Middlesex College. He studied at
the Central Lubavitcher Yeshiva
in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he re-
ceived his rabbinical ordination.
He also holds bachelor's degree
from Vanderbilt University and
a doctrinate from Harvard Uni-
A report on Camp Gan Israel
of the Mid-West will be given by
Charles E. Feinberg, chairman.
Planning the dinner ase Isa-
dore '`• Starr, chairman,. Jacob
Field, Abraham Gardin and
George Zalman, co-chairman.

'Dilemmas of Youth
in Amercia Today'
Issued by Seminary

United Synagogue Votes Schechter
Award to Cong. Shaarey Zedek

"Dilemmas of Youth in Amer-
ica Today," edited by R. M. Mac-
Iver, Lieber Professor Emeritus
of Political Philosophy and Soci-
ology, Columbia University,
brings together a notable collec-
tion of fresh and pertinent essays
on the impact of our society
upon its younger members. The
book is the 27th in the Religion
and Civilization series published
by the Institute for Religious
and Social Studies of the Jewish
Theological Seminary of America
and distributed by Harper.

A Solomon Schechter Award
in the areas of elementary and
high school education was pre-
sented to Cong. Shaarey Zedek
Nov. 15 at the biennial conven-
tion of the United Synagogue
of America held at the Concord
Hotel, Kiamesha Lake, N. Y.
The award, dedicated to the
memory of the founder of the
United Synagogue, is given at
each biennial convention of the
United Synagogue of America
to congregations which have dis-
tinguished themselves during
the preceding two years in one
of several areas of congrega-
tional activity.
Three-size categories are de-
signed by the Awards Commit-
tee congregations under 250
families, congregations of be-
tween 250 and 500 families and
congregations of over 500 fam-
ilies. Cong. Shaarey Zedek, has
membership of over 1,'700 fam-
In bestowing this honor on
Cong. Shaarey Z e d e k, the
Awards Commitee took into ac-
count an imaginative and crea-
tive untilization of educational
resources by the congregation,
the impact of the educatio
program on the members
the congregation an
total community, a
tribution of the
the raising of
ards." The
years 1959 t 961.
The U
d Synago
Federation f ov
700 Conse ative congrega
throughou the Unit
and Canada.
Dr. Harry Balberor is chair-
man of the Committee on Edo-
cation of Cong. Shaarey Zedek;
Harvey L. Weisberg is co-chair-
man of the committee. Eli Grad

Ahavas Achim Will
Greet New Members;
Couples Hold Panel

New member s of Cong.
Ahavas Achim will be officially
welcomed into the synagogue
family at a Melaveh Malkah
gathering 8:30 p.m. Saturday
in the building's social hall.
The program will be opened
with a Havdaleh Service con-
ducted by Cantor Simon Ber-
manis. Following the Melaveh
Malka repast and community
singing, Abe Friedman, the
congregation's president, will
formally welcome the large
number of new members and
will present them with a signi-
ficant memento from their
spiritual home. Rabbi Milton
Arm will conclude the festive
program with a brief address.
"How to Build Bridges of
Understanding Between Ameri-
can and Israeli Jewry" will be
discussed by panelists 8:30 p.m.
Sunday at a meeting of the
Ahavas Achim Couples Club
at the synagogue.
Rabbi Arm will serve as the
discussion moderator. Appear-
ingon the panel will be Shlomo
Steinberger, instructor in Bible
and Talmud at the Midrashi-
C ollege of Jewish Studies;
Harold Berke, former director
of the Histradrulh Campaign;
and Martin Portnoy, past presi-
dent of LAHAV chapter of
USY. The public is invited.

of Beth Aaron Features
`Look at Community'

The monthly. late Friday eve-
ning service- of the Beth Aaron
Synagogue will be held at 8:30
p.m. Nov. 24.
The Service will be conducted
by Rabbi Benjamin H. Gorre-
lick, and will feature a public
forum discussion on "A New
Look at Our Jewish Commu-
nity." Walter Klein, executive
director of the Jewish Commu-
nity Council of Metropolitan
Detroit, will be guest speaker.
Klein will deal with new
challenges to the Jewish com-
munity and the synagogue con-
fronted by the ,possibility of a
changing neighborhood.
A general discussion will in-
clude a question and answer
period on how to maintain the
stability and the Jewish charac-
ter of a neighborhood and the
rol•of the synagogue in this

hour will feature
program of - song,
ents served by a
of the sisterhood
airman Mrs. Joseph

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Ben Schneider Heads
Chesed shel Emes
Anniversary Banquet

The Hebrew Benevolent So-
ciety Chesed shel Emes) will
hold its 45th
.• anniversary
banquet Dec .
10 at Holiday
Manor, a

is educational director of the
Shaarey Zedek Schools; Sidney
Selig is principal of the congre-
gation's Northwest Branch.


President of the Board of Governors of
Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel

who. will be Guest Speaker
at the

I Banquet


Rabbi Jacob
11;1E. Segal
Adas S h
Synagogue ill be g st
er. Guest rtist w
and his rchestra

Awards Announced by
Council of America





Wednesday Evening,
December 13, 6 p.m.
at Latin Quarter

Dr. Joseph H. Lookstein

A Scholarship will be dedicated at the banquet

The 1961 Synagogue States-
in honor of
man Awards will be presented
by the Synagogue Council of a
America to three representa-
tives of the American Jewish
Distinguished Author, Foreign Correspondent, Mill:-
religious community: Samuel H.
Daroff of Philadelphia, Conser- Et tary Expert who made a first hand study of the Sinai
vative leader; Ludwig Jessel-
son of New York, Orthodox
Campaign and the Middle Eastern situation.
leader; and David Sarnoff, also
of New York, Reform Jewish
The awards • were announced
by Rabbi Julius Mark, Syna-
gogue Council president; former
Noted Physicist, Head of the Ford Physics Laboratory
Senator. Herbert H. Lehman,
chairman of the Synagogue
Statesman Awards committee;
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and Benjamin Lazrus, chairman
of the national advisory council.
The presentation will be
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ception and dinner, Dee. 3, at
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