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December 07, 1962 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1962-12-07

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`Jack the Bellboy' at
Beth Aaron USY Dance

Beth Aaron Senior United
Synagogue Youth Chapter will
present a "Record Hop" fea-
turing Disc Jockey Dave "Jack
the Bellboy" Schaefer of Station
WJBK radio, Saturday, Dec. 15,
7:30 p.m. in the Beth Aaron
Social Hall.
There will be music, dancing,
guest stars and refreshments.
Tickets can be bought at the
door on Dec. 15 or from any
member of the Beth Aaron Sr.
USY.

Hayim Greenberg
Board to Meet

A celebration meeting of the
school board members and all
solicitors of the school cam-
paign for 1962 will take place
8:45 p.m. Monday at the Hayim
Greenberg Center, 19161 Schae-
fer.
Mrs. Harry Mondry, campaign
chairman, calls on all solicitors
to turn in their cards before,
or at this meeting. The goal of
$10,000. is almost reached, she
said.
At the same gathering, a wel-
come home from their trip to
Israel will be given to Ben Har-
old, school board chairman,
and Mrs. Harold.

maei system of Jewish religious
education in Israel, and was the
head of the Moatzath Gedolei-
Hatorah ( Chief Religious Coun-
cil) of Agudath Israel. He was
responsible for the creation of
Talmudical schools in Philadel-
phia, Vineland, N.J., and Bos-
ton. These schools are led by
his former students.
Thousands of people were
helped by his direct action and,
as was related by his admirers,
he was fearless in his approach,
even with the Department of
State, with whom he was in
constant contact in his rescue
work.
Rabbi Kotler's body rested
in his Yeshiva in Lakewood
over the Sabbath and on Sun-
day at 10 a.m. more than 300
cars and 125 buses from
Montreal and Toronto as well
as Boston, Chicago, Baltimore,
Cleveland and Detroit con-
verged on the main streets of
Lakewood for the services
there. A procession seven
miles long accompanied the
hearse from Lakewood to
New York City. State troop-
ers were assigned to the en-
tire 160-mile trip and a detail
of 400 policemen and city of-
ficials, the f or m e r armed
with walkie-talkies aided in
keeping order in the streets
around the Pike Street Syna-
gogue on the lower East side.
The eulogies, in which noted

rabbis and heads of ribbinical
seminaries participated, lasted
until 3:30 p.m., when the pro-
cession made its way to the
Idlewild Airport. Twenty of his
outstanding students accompa-
nied his body to Israel, his final
resting place.
The Academy in Lakewood,
N.J., will be headed by his son,
Rabbi Shneiur Kotler, a recog-
nized Talmudic scholar.
20,000 at Funeral Rites
in Israel on Tuesday

and rabbis of municipalities and
local rabbinical councils, as
well as leaders of Agudat Israel
and the Mizrachi movements:
Agudat Israel had called on
its members to abstain from
work or business activities be-
tween 10 a.m. and noon when
the funeral was held.

BEE KALT TRAVEL ANNOUNCES

A 17-Day Personally Conducted Tour, by

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

JERUSALEM — Rabbi Aaron
Kotler, the late chairman of the
Council of Sages of Agudat Is-
rael, was buried here Tuesday
after a funeral attended by
some 20,000 mourners.
The body of the world famous
Jewish religious scholar which
was flown to Israel from New
York, was carried by a picked
contingent of Yeshiva students.
The funeral cortege was pre-
ceded by pupils who chanted
the Psalms. Traffic along the
three-mile route was diverted
for two hours to permit the
mourners to pay final honors to
their revered leader.
Israel's entire Orthodox com-
munity was represented at the
rites. Mourners included Sep-
hardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Nis-
sim; Cabinet, Parliament and
Jewish Agency executive mem-
bers; army chaplains, Hassidic
Rebbes, religious court judges

Beth Yehudah Day School
Parent Teachers Association
Board of Directors will meet
9 p.m. Wednesday at the home
of Mrs. H. Apt, 4340 Sturtevant.
A Hanukah carnival will be
planned for Dec. 23 at Cong.
Mogen Abraham.

HAROLD KALT, to Israel, Italy and Greece,
Departing From Detroit, March 12th, 1963.

The excitement of your trip will begin when you
board an Alitalia Super DC-8 Jet for your trans-
Atlantic trip to Italy. After sightseeing in the unique
and romantic city of Venice, you will board your
Adriatica Lines ship for the luxurious and peaceful
Mediterranean cruise, (with stopover in Athens and
Cyprus) to Israel.

A FULL WEEK IS SPENT IN ISRAEL—VISITING
TEL AVIV, JERUSALEM AND HAIFA.

Upon leaving Tel-Aviv by air, you will enjoy the grand
finale of this tour in the "Eternal City" Rome.

Jet and Cruise Fare, 1st Class
Hotels and Meals

from

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inclusive

For Reservations and Information

Please Call BEE KALT or HAROLD KALT

BEE KALI TRAVEL SERVICE

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In tribute to the memory of
Rabbi Aaron Kotler, who died
last Friday at the age of 70, the
Vaad Harabonim, the Council
of Orthodox Rabbis of Detroit,
has arranged for a memorial
assembly, to be held at 8 p.m.
next Monday, at Young Israel
of Northwest Detroit, 17376
Wyoming.
An invitation has been ex-
tended to the community to par-
ticipate in the evaluation of the
life of the great Gaon and reli-
gious leader.
Organizations sponsoring the
memorial, together with the
Vaad Harabonim, are Yeshivath
Beth Yehudah, Agudath Israel,
Poale Agudath Israel, Mizrachi-
Hapoel Hamizrachi, Yeshivath
Chachmey Lublin, Young Israel
Council and other synagogue
and religious groups.
At what was probably the
greatest demonstration for
the love and respect in which
religious Jewry held its lead-
er, Reb Aaron Kotler, 50,000
Jews from all portions of the
United States gathered on the
lower East side of New York,.
Sunday, 1 p.m., to participate
in the funeral services of the
acknowledged leader of To-
rah Judaism and Rosh Yesh-
iva of the Beth Medrash
Geyoha of Lakewood, N.J.
Rabbi Kotler, who was known
in the world of Torah scholar-
ship as the Kletzker Rosh Yesh-
iva, was born 70 years ago in
Sislovitz, Lithuania, and in his
youth became known as the
"Sislovitzer Illui" (genius). In
the years prior to the first
world war, Rabbi Kotler studied
at the Slobodker Yeshiva under
the famed Rabbi Moshe Morde-
cai Epstein. Rabbi Isaac Stoll-
man of Detroit was also a stu-
dent of that Yeshiva at that
time.
Rabbit Kotler was appointed
Rosh Yeshiva in- Slutzk and be-
came the son-in-law of Reb Issar
Zalman Meltzer.
With the outbreak of World
War II, Rabbi Kotler and his
students came to America via
Japan. He created and headed
the Vaad Hatzalah, which was
responsible for saving tens of
thousands of Jews from various
countries under Hitler domina-
tion.
In 1942 he established his
now world famed Graduate
School in Talmudic Scholarship
in Lakewood, N. J., and achiev-
ed recognition as the authority
of Halacha.
Upon the passing of his fath-
er-in-law, Rav Kotler assumed
the position of head of the Etz
Chaim Yeshiva in Jerusalem
and made periodic visits to Is-
rael.
He headed the Chinuch Atz-

Beth Yehudah PTA
Board Will Meet

11 — THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS —

Orthodox Rabbis Plan Memorial Service for Rabbi Kotler, Monday

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