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November 24, 1961 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-11-24

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The convention of the Union
of American Hebrew Con-
gregations approved the
establishment of a Reform
Jewish center here to deal
with religious, social and
political issues.
A spokesman for the cen-
ter, which is intended to
work with other • religious
groups, will appear before
Congressional co m m i t te es
and give views on pending
legislation. The center will
also provide information for
affiliated 'synagogues on na-
tional affairs.
The establishment of the
new center, which was fa-
vored in a vote by:an over-
whelming majority of the
1,300 delegates to the organi-
zation's biennial assembly,
had already been approved
in 1959, but because of op-
position by a group of affili-
ated congregations, it was
decided to put the issue to
a new vote at this year's
convention. The assembly
also passed a resolution call-
ing for the formation of a
six-member committee to ad-
vise the center's staff. The
committee will be composed
of three rabbis and three Re-
form lay leaders.

War Financed by a Jew
Samual Oppenheimer, a Jew-
ish member of the court of
keopold I of Austria who was
permitted to reside Vie
after the Jews wer expel
from that city in 16 , finance
the Austrian war gainst th
Turks. In 1700, ced a
journey of • 1,
im to
Constantinople on =
way to

Reform Congregations' Parley
Opposes Parochial School Aid

WASHINGTON, (JTA) — A people of Israel shall know that
resolution opposing "govern- the Reform Jews in their coun-
mental grants, loans or other try are part' ,of a worldwide
forms of fiscal aid" to parochial Reform movement entitled to
schools, was adopted at the con- support and respect."
cluding session of the general
Judge Emil N. Baar, of New
assembly of the Union of Amer- York City, was re-elected chair-
ican Hebrew Congregations. The man of the board of trustees
resolution emphasized, however, of the UAHC.
that this stand "does not imply
* * *
any lack of regard or respect
for religiously sponsored insti- Ordination of Women
tutions or education."
"The devotion of our Union Urged at Convention
to the separation of religion of Reform Sisterhoods
and the state and to equally
deep , commitment to public ed-
ucation as a cornerstone of the proval of ordination of wo-
Ainerican democratic process men as rabbis was urged at
impel • us to reaffirm our oppo- the biennial assembly of the
sition to any form of govern- National Federation of Tem-
mental aid to elementary and ple Sisterhoods, the major wo-
secondary schools under the men's organization of Reform
supervision or control of any Judaism meeting in conjunc-
religious denomination or sect, tion with the Union of Ameri-
Catholic, Protestant or Jewish," can Hebrew Congregations.
Calling on the sisterhoods to
the resolution said. "To this
end we support the President work towards the adoption of
of the United StateS who is a definite resolution on ordina-
striving so valiantly to uphold tion of women at their next
that position." The resolution assembly in 1963, Jane Evans,
urged religious organizations executive director of the fed-
themselves to support religious eration, said: "The time has
now come for the sisterhoods
Another resolution "called for to take a definite stand on ask-
vigilance in _maintaining church ing Reform seminaries to or-
state separation by barring "re- dain women as rabbis when
ligious practices - such as Bible they are properly qualified and
reading, prayer, singing of upon completion of the identi-
hymns, religious holiday observ- cal course of study with men."
ances and baccalaureate exer-
Asserting that she realized
cises" from public educational that ordination of women could
be "unacceptable" to Conserva-
tion urged tive and Orthodox groups, Miss
embers of Re-- Evans said she hoped that the
sh congregations to Reform branch would express
tren en "the cause of Israeli its "liberal spirit" by granting
Liberal Jews by visiting and fi- full equality to. women.
nancially supporting them dur-
Mrs. Irving E. (Beatrice)
ing visits to Israel and by mak- Hollowbow, of Chicago, was
ing known their affiliation with elected NFTS president. Mrs.
such Reform Jews so that the Albert J. (Jean Wise) May,
only surviving child of Rabbi
Isaac Mayer Wise, founder of
the American Jewish Reform
movement, was elected honor-
ary president.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS -- Friday, November 24, 1961

Reform Jews Form
Washington Center

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week, commenting on the results
of the annual convention of the
Union of American Hebrew Con-
gregations, held in Washington,
Dr. Richard C. Hertz, rabbi of
Temple Beth El, expressed confi-
dence_ that "Reform Judaism is
on the move."
"The times are critical," he
said. "Issues of war and peace,
of freedom and communism have
become more insistent than at
any time in history. Government
leaders are pleading with leaders
of religion to make their voices
heard in high places, to stand
and be counted for justice, for
ethical conduct, for compassion,
for equal treatment and equal
"There are plenty of voices
sounding ever louder to condemn
and to compromise these moral
rights. Let not the churches and
synagogues be silent. The future
task of Rabbis and Temple
Boards will not be made easier
because of the decisions of the
Washington Convent-ion, but rath-
er more difficult, more challeng-
ing, more relevant to our every
day problems than ever before."

New York Settlement
Receives $500,000 Gift


A gift

of $500,000 for the construction
of a new building for the Henry
Street Settlement, a well-known
pioneering organization in Am-
erican settlement work, located
on the East Side in this city,
was given by Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Guttman.
Both were born on the East
Side. Guttman gave the $500,000
check to former Senator Herbert
H. Lehman, honorary chairman
of the Henry Street Settlement.

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