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January 18, 1963 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-01-18

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A warm congratulatory mes- hearken unto the prayer
sage from President Kennedy, which Thy servant shall pray
a musical rendition of Solomon's toward this place . . The
Prayer at the dedication of the Lord our God be with us as
Jerusalem Temple, taken from He was with our fathers; let
I Kings VIII, orchestral and Him not leave us nor forsake
choral selections and greetings us. That He may incline our
by congregational leaders mark- hearts unto Hint, to walk in
ed the special service for the all His ways and to keep His
dedication of the new Shaarey commandments and His stat-
Zedek edifice on Northwestern utes and His ordinances which .
Highway and 11-Mile Road, last He commanded our fathers."
Saturday night.
The program opened with the
_ The President, in his tele-
graphic message to Rabbi Mor- Dr. Leon I. Feuer,
ris Adler, stated:
Reform Leader, Will
"I am pleased to 'extend to
you and the members of your Speak at Emanu-El
Dr. Leon I. Feuer, rabbi of
congregation my warmest best
wishes as you dedicate your the Collingwood Avenue Tem-
new sanctuary. For more than ple, Toledo, will sneak 8:15
100 years, Congregation Shaa- p .m . today at
rey Zedek has not only taught Temple Em-'
the truths which are part of anu-El, Oak
the spiritual heritage of Park, on the
America, but it has also in- occasion
structed many generations of the 11th anni-
its members in the values and versary. HE
ideals upon which good citi- will speak of
zenship in a free society rest. the topic "Re-
"You and the members of form Judaism::
Congregation Shaarey Zedek Yesterday, To-
have reason to be both thank- day a n d To-
ful and proud as you dedicke morrow." Dr. Dr. Feuer
your new house _ of worship Feuer is the president-elect of
and study, and on this memo- the Central Conference of
rable occasion I commend you American Rabbis, the rabbinical
for your accomplishMents and association of Reform Judaism.
wish you continued progress
In 1943-44, on leave from his
in the years ahead."
congregation, he conducted na-
In the major address of the tional campaigns to mobilize
evening. Rabbi Adler pointed to public sentiment in favor of the
the lasting significance of Jew- establishment of a Jewish Com-
ish religious devotion and de- monwealth in Palestine.
In the Central Conference of
clared that the answer to the
debated question "what is a American Rabbis, he served for
Jew?" is being given here to- a period of five years as the
chairman of its Committee on
"The Jew is a builder of Justice and Peace. He is the
shrines," he declared. "He rears author of several books, one of
altars to God. This is his path them "Why A Jewish State,"
through his long historic exper- the first book in the English
ience. His primary purpose, his language advocating the estab-
central contribution, is always lishment of a Jewish state. Id
to build a shrine. It is in this addition to other writings, he is
spirit that we affirm here now the co-editor of "Jewish Litera-
that life is sacred. We dedicate ture Since the Bible" and the
ourselves to build not only for co-author of "The Jew and His
ourselves but for those who are Religion."
to follow us and for the land
in which we live."
Rabbinical Parley
At this point the entire con-
gregation that filled the main Hears Plea for
auditorium joined him in re- Unity in Orthodoxy
citing the "Shehecheyanu"
A call for a national conference
After Rabbi Irwin Groner "of all Orthodox rabbinic lead-
read the text of the_Prayer of ers and organizations" to over-
Solomon in English, it was sung come the effects "of overlap-
in Hebrew by Cantor Jacob H. ping, duplication and waste in
Sonenklar, who also sang sev- the ranks of Orthodox Jewry,"
eral other traditional selections was issued by Rabbi Abraham
during the service, accompanied N. AvRutick, president of the
by a mixed choir directed by Rabbinical Council of America,
Dan Frohman and a string en- addressing the opening session
semble gathered by Samuel of the annual mid-winter con-
Benavie. A portion of Solomon's ference of the organization.
Prayer reads:
Reporting that Orthodox Ju-
"That Thine eyes may be daism had undertaken to build
open toward this house night "huge institutions of study;
and day, even toward the learning and culture," Rabbi
place whereof Thou has said, AvRutick added that "these ac-
My name shall be there; to complishments are minimized
and weakened because of an ex-
Dr. Dostal to Address cess of duplication, rivalry and
wasteful fragmentation in the
Hebrew Academy PTA - body of Orthodox programing
The Hebrew Academy Parent- and activities." He said this cre-
Teacher Association will meet ation existed "in some of the
8:30 p.m. Monday at the school most vital and strategic areas of
to hear an address by Dr. Naidia Jewish life," including syna-
M. Dostal on "A Second Lan- gogue organizations, educational
guage and the Elementary School bodies, rabbinic organizations,
Israeli activities and social in-
Dr. Dostal is supervisor of for- stitutions."
The rabbinical leader also de-
eign languages of the Detroit
Public Schools. Mrs. Hayim Do- nounced the recent series of
nin will instruct parents how to events in the Soviet Union
utilize common Hebrew expres- whereby Jews were sentenced to
death for alleged "economic
sions in family daily routine.
Plans are being made for the crimes." He said that Soviet offi-
annual banquet to be held Feb. cials also have shut the doors of
synagogues in areas of heavy
26 at the Rainbow Terrace.
Jewish concentration" in a
On June 23, 1963, the U. S. "reign of terror" completely "at
Treasury declared a •surplus of variance with all concepts of
$280,000,000 and divided it humanity, liberty and interna-
tional order."
among 26 states •


singing of the "Mah Tovu" by
Cantor Sonenklar, who also
sang "Hallelujah." The Havda-
lah service was conducted by
Rabbi Groner while more than
40 members of the Junior Con-
gregation marched into the
dimly lit hall, after the singing
of the "Star Spangled Banner,"
carrying lighted candles. Rabbi
Groner - explained the symbolism
of the Havdalah prayer recited
at the conclusion of the Sab-
In one of the evening's brief
addresses, Louis Berry spoke of
the "lasting legacy" of the new
sanctuary. He called upon the
membership for responses in
the future in the same spirit in
which the great task of building
the shrine had begun.
As chairman of the dedica-
tion committee, Hyman Safran
described the new sanctuary
as transmitting the Jewish
heritage to the children.
Mandell Berman reviewed the
various stages in the congre-
gation's building program and
read a list of people and firms
who carried on the task during
the past 18 months. Cantor Reu-
ven Frankel led in the singing
of "Elijahu Hanavi" and in the
Benshen at the dinner for 1,300
that followed the service.


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13 - THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, J anuary 18, 1963

Message from Kennedy, Solomon's
Prayer, Musical Interlude Mark
Shaarey Zedek's Dedication Fete

Israel's Supreme Court Justice Addresses Lawyers
NEW YORK, (JTA)—Justice tute of Jewish Law. established
Hahn Cohn, a member of Is- at the Hebrew University of
rael's Supreme Court, told a Jerusalem. is of importance to
meeting of leaders of the legal the future development of Is-
profession here that the Insti- raeli law.

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