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November 02, 1962 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1962-11-02

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Chicago Rabbis Seek Blue Cross, Ritual 'Guide' Alters Many Orthodox Rules
NEW YORK, (JTA) — The hence unalterable."
side the home;
Blue Shield Fees for Circumcision Reconstructionist
Foundation,
Among the features of the

CHICAGO (JTA)—The Chi-
cago Rabbinical Council dis-
closed that it was negotiating
with the Blue Cross and Blue
Shield hospital and medical
plans to provide payments for
ritual circumcisions when per-
formed by a licensed mohel
approved by hospitals.
The negotiations were under-
taken at the suggestion of Rabbi
Alvin I. Kleinerinan. He as-
serted that doctors in Chicago
were seeking to persuade par-
ents of Jewish boys to have cir-
cumcisions performed by them,
rather than by a mohel, "as an
economy measure," since mo-
helim are not recognized by
Blue Cross and Blue Shield for
benefit payments.
Negotiations are being con-
ducted by Rabbi Moses Meschel-
off, chairman of the rabbinical
group's community relations
commission. Rabbi Mescheloff
said that, in recent years, Blue
Shield had relaxed its rules to

Arthur Faber Joins
Cavalcade to Give
Support to Seminary
Arthur Faber, president of
Faber Industries and chairman
of the board of Ace Spring
Company, has joined a nation-
wide Cavalcade of Conservative
Synagogue Leaders r e c en t l y
formed by the Jewish Theologi-
cal Seminary of America to im-
plement its National Enroll-
ment Plan. •
The N.E.P. has been adopted
by an honor roll of several hun-
dred synagogues in the United
States and Canada. It is a plan
for the enrollment of every syn-
agogue member as a member of
the Seminary. Its objective is
to strengthen the foundation of
the entire Conservative Move-
ment.

pay for surgical work per-
formed by dentists and podi-
atrists, and that the rabbinical
group felt the plan might also
include ritual circumcizers in
the same special category.

Maurice Samuel
to Lecture at
Temple Beth El

The Temple Beth El Scholar
Series will present Maurice
Samuel on "Megalopolis and
Judaism: Shtetl and City in
Jewish Life," 8:30 p.m. Monday
at the Temple.
Theme of
the lecture se-
ries, tcl which
the public is
invited, is
"Urban Chal-
lenges to Jew-
ish Life."
Presiding at
Monday's lec-
ture will be
Dr. Richard C.
Hertz, spirit-
ual leader of
Temple Beth
El.
Samuel
The con-
cluding lecture in the series
will feature Rabbi Edward E.
Klein, spiritual leader of the
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
in New York City, on Nov. 12.

Yeshiva PTA Meets
The Beth Yehudah Day
School Parent-Teacher Associa-
tion will hold a conference 8:30
p.m. Wednesday at the main
Building. All teachers will be
present. Refreshments will be
served.

A hint to the wise is suf-
ficient.—Midrash, Mishle 22.

the religious movement founded
by Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan
with adherents among Conserv-
ative and Reform Jewry, and
dedicated to "the advancement
of Judaism as a religious civili-
zation," issued its "Guide to
Jewish Ritual."
Dr. Ira Eisenstein, president
of the Foundation, noted that
the Guide, which deals with
home devotions, the Sabbath,
festivals, High Holy Days, pub-
lic worship, personal occasions
and dietary laws, is not a code.
He said that "those who were
responsible for preparing it do
not submit it as infallible and

Adas Shalom Is 1st
Synagogue Here to
Enroll for Seminary
Adas Shalom Synagogue has
announced its participation in
the National Enrollment Plan of
the Jewish Theological Semi-
nary of America.
Adoption of the plan was
voted by the congregation's
board at a recent meeting. J.
Maurice Karo is president of
Adas Shalom and Rabbi Jacob
Segal, a Seminary graduate, is
spiritual leader.
Adas Shalom became the first
synagogue in Detroit to join the
national honor roll of partici-
pant congregations. An intensi-
fied drive is underway to enroll
all Conservative synagogues in
the plan, which was first pro-
posed and subsequently adopted
at a biennial convention of the
United Synagogue in 1957.
The plan, when fully imple-
mented, will make every syna-
gogue member a member of the
Seminary, which is the mother
institution and fountainhead of
Conservative Judaism.

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Guide are the recognition of the
full equality for women in
ritual matters, the abolition of
the traditional distinction be-
tween the Cohen (priest) and
other Jews, "the recognition of
diversity in ritual as legitimate
under conditions of modern
life," and the stress upon af-
firmative usages rather than on
prohibitions.
The Guide advises: refraining
from smoking on the Sabbath in
Jewish institutions or where the
act could offend other Jews;
omission of foods forbidden in
the Bible but disregard of regu-
lations about pots and pans out-

disregard of the
traditional Orthodox ban on
Sabbath travel as "not a vio-
lation" when the travel is for
the purpose of synagogue wor-
ship or joining one's family at
meals.
With regard to public wor-
ship, the Guide declares that
"The text of the prayerbook
should omit those prayers which.
do not represent the sincere
convictions of the worshipers."
It recommends the omission of
prayers for the restoration of
the Temple, of animal sacri-
fices, prayers affirming belief
in a personal Messiah, in bodily
resurrection and in the Jews as
a Chosen People.

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November 1st, 1962

eth'itehudah News

Vol. 10, No. 3

Beth Yehudah Schools, Dexter at Sturtavant

November 2, 1962

RECORD ATTENDANCE EXPECTED NOVEMBER 11 AT CON HALL

The 13th (Bar Mitzvah) Beth Yehudah Dinner

According to the dinner committee workers, an
unforgettable evening is in store for the record
audience - who attend the dinner.
"We believe that Rabbi Schachter's ad-
dress will prove immensely informative and
interesting," declared Leon Jay Simon, dinner
chairman, pointing to the fact that Rabbi
Schachter had been the first Jewish chaplain
in Buchenwald Concentration Camp, the first
American Rabbi in Soviet Russia, and a key
member of study missions concerned with Hun-
garian Jewry and Israel. "He has a real behind-
the-scenes insight into the situation of contem-
porary Jewry, and will share it with us on this
occasion."

An Outstanding Program of
Entertainment Has Been Planned

An Open Letter
To Detroit Jewry

There are certain ideals
to which we all stand dedi-
cated. We believe that our
Jewish spiritual inheritance
should be kept alive. We be-
lieve that Jewish education
is important, therefore, and
should be encouraged in all
its various forms. We be-
lieve that it should be avail-
able to all children in the
community, irrespective of
their ability to pay, and that
scholarship funds must be
provided.

The forthcoming Beth Ye-
hudah Dinner provides a
challenge to us to put these
ideals into practice. By
making our own reserva-
tions — and by interesting
our friends to attend — we
will be able to show that De-
troit Jewry not only be-
lieves in these ideals but
lives by them.
The thousands and thou-
sands of children that have
passed through the gates of
Beth Yehudah — and the

thousands whom the future
will bring — have demon-
strated that Beth Yehudah
has a vital place on the De-
troit Jewish educational
scene.
For this reason alone, we
call upon every member of
the community to partici-
pate in this dinner. You will
have the good feeling of
having lived up to a chal-
lenge.
THE DINNER
COMMITTEE

IF YOU HAVE NOT YET' MADE YOUR RESERVATIONS
CALL JE 6-0240 or WE 1-0203 AT ONCE!

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