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April 12, 1963 - Image 9

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-04-12

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The Sisterhood of Temple
Emanu-El will hold its sixth
annual Institute on Judaism on
Wednesday. Sunday school
tea c h e r s of the Christian
churches throughout South Oak-
land County will be this year's
guests.
Planned annually as a pro-
gram to increase inter-religious
understanding and fellowship,
in the past years guests have
included public school. teachers,
Christian church club women,
public school boards and prin-
cipals, and last: year non-Jewish
city officials and service club
representatives.
In the belief that through in-
creased knowledge comes 'bet-
ter understanding and mutual
respect, the institute will fea-

S. African Orthodox
Rabbis End Boycott
of Reform Rabbis

JOHANNESBURG-, (JTA) —
South Africa's Orthodox Rabbis
cancelled a boycott of Reform
rabbis and thus ended a sharp
dispute within South African
Jewry which became so heated
that the general press carried
reports on "religious war" in
the Jewish community.
The dispute broke out when
Rabbi Ahron Opher came to
South Africa from Chicago to
become the senior rabbi of
Johannesburg's United Progres-
sive Jewish Congregation, the
leading Reform synagogue. He
made a number of statements
embodying the classical Reform
opposition to the Jewish dietary
laws. He also criticized Johan-
nesburg's Orthodox-based Jew-
ish day schools. The Orthodox
rabbinate responded heatedly
and issued a boycott against at-
tendance at any Jewish or com-
munal functions at which a Re-
formed rabbi was present.
A heavily attended meeting
of the Federation of Orthodox
Synagogues approved a resolu-
tion appealing to the Orthodox
rabbinate to withdraw the boy-
cott. Dr. Israel Bersohn, who
presided at the meeting of con-
gregational leaders, said that
the boycott decision had been
taken without consultation with
the lay leaders. He said the lay
leaders understood the resent.
ment of the Orthodox rabbis
but felt that religious strife
should not be carried out into
the secular field in which both
groups had previously acted in
harmony.
He cited the appeal from the
late Judge Kuper and a letter
from the South African Jewish
Board of Deputies, containing
a similar appeal. He then re-
ported on a letter from the
Orthodox Rabbis Association,
declaring they would accede
to the appeals and end the boy-
cott if the Federation's resolu-
tion for an end to the boycott
included a criticism of Rabbi
Opher's remarks. Such a criti-
cism was then incorporated in
the resolution.

ture discussions on both the
ethical and moral principles of
Judaism and on its practices as
shown in the rituals and holi-
day celebrations in the life of
a Jew.
Speakers will be Rabbi Ernst
Conrad of Temple Beth Jacob
in Pontiac and Rabbi Milton
Rosenbaum of Temple Emanu-
El.
Guests are invited to a com-
plimentary dinner which will
include some -dishes of food
traditionally associated with the
Jewish "people. Holiday tables
will be displayed to illustrate
the celebrations in the home,
with sisterhood members ready
to explain their use and sig-
nificance. In addition, the Tem-
ple choir will sing some of the
liturgical music of the, syna-
gogue service.
The program is planned in co-
operation with the Detroit
Council of Churches and with
the Catholic Archdiocese of
Detroit.
President of the Sisterhood
is Mrs. Herbert Carson with
Mrs. Bertram. Kaatz and Mrs.
Joseph Maltzer as chairman of
the institute.

Beth El Sisterhood
Grant Launches Plan
to Aid Youth in Trouble

A new pilot project aimed at
curbing recurrences of crime by
youth has been announced for
a section of inner Detroit where
600 boys, aged 10 to 16, came to
the attention of the police last
year.
With a financial grant from
the Sisterhood of Temple Beth
El, the project will soon be
launched under the supervision
of Family Society of Metropoli-
tan Detroit in coperation with
the Youth Bureau of the Detroit
Police Department. Its objective
is to provide immediate coun-
seling aid by a social worker
for police-referred first offend-
ers and their parents. Efforts
will be concentrated in the area
covered by Police Precinct 13,
north of Grand Boulevard.

Hashomer-Hatzair
to Hold 3rd Seder

An Israeli kibbutz-style third
seder will be presented by the
Hashomer - Hatzair Zionist
Youth Organization of Detroit
8 p.m. today at the Labor Zion-
ist Institute.
The Hagadah to be used is
an English translation of that
used by the kibbutz movement
in Israel on the themes of
spring, exodus, Israel reborn
and the vision of a better
world. It includes a special
memorial service for the ghetto
fighters and Mordechi Annile-
vitch, leader of Hashomer-Hat-
zair and the Warsaw Ghetto
revolt. This Passover marks
the 50th anniversary of the
founding of Hashomer-Hatzair
in 1913 in Galicia.
The program will feature the
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attended the sessions of the
Actions Committee of the World
Zionist Organization. As past
president of the Religious Zion-
ist Organization of America
and its present honorary chair-
man, he attended the sessions
as one of the delegates of his
organization.
Rabbi Stollman reports that
the prime issue on the agenda
was the awaited immigration
from those countries where the
social and religious future of
the Jew has grown steadily
worse. The delegates sought
means to increase the exten-
sion of aid to these unfortunate
on the part of the Jewish
people in the free world.
The religious Zionists, Rabbi
Stollman said, had been in the
forefront of these sessions with
Shlomo Z. Shragai, leading
religious Zionist thinker as

Jewish education has always
been the chief concern of the
religious Zionist movement and
tthat his fellow dele'gates, re-
gaardless of their political
background, were overwhelmed
by the progress of the religious
Zionists in this field as was
reported at tthe meeting.
He said that the success of
the religious Zionists in Israel
has in part "been due to the
support of Mizrachi-Hapoel
Hamizrachi of America which
must continue to share' in the
responsibility of building Israel
spiritually as well as phy-
sically."
On arrival in Israel, Rabbi
Stollman participated in the
groundbreaking for the new

Goldberg to Lecture
on 'Jew in Western
Culture' at U-M Hillel

Dr. David Goldberg, assistant
professor of sociology at the Uni-
versity of Michigan, gives the
fourth lecture in the series on
"The Jew in Western Culture"
at the Bnai Brith Hillel Founda-
tion 8 p.m. Wednesday.
He will speak on the theme
"Urbanism and Jewish Styles of
Living." He has been associated
with the U-M Institute of Social
Research, working on the De-
troit Area Study which he now
serves as a member of its exec-
utive committee, and the Popula-
tion Council; and currently is
associate director of the Popula-
tion Studies Center of the Uni-
versity.
Goldberg has written a num-
ber of articles dealing with ques-
tions of family size, fertility data
and characteristics of Jewish and
non-Jewish adults.
Advisor to graduate students
in the Department of Sociology
and a member of the Depart-
mental Executive Committee, he
has been on the staff of The
American Family Study conduct-
ed by the Institute of Social Re-
search and previously was a re-
search associate in the Institute
of Public Administration.
Goldberg's lecture is open to
the public. It will be followed by
a lecture by Prof. Palmer Throop
on April 24 on "Jewish Culture
in the Italian Renaissance."

Rabbi Fram to Tell
Meaning of Passover
at Interfaith Luncheon

The monthly interfaith lunch-
eon sponsored by the Christian
Business Men's Committee of
Detroit, will be held noon April
18' at Boesky's Restaurant.
Rabbi Dr. Leon Fram of
Temple Israel will speak on
"What the Passover Means to
the Jew" and Dr. Charles H.
Shaw, professor in archeology,
Hebrew and Old Testament at
the Detroit Bible College, will
speak on "What Easter Means
to the Christian."
Christians and men of both
faiths are invited. Reservations
may be made by calling the
C.B.M.C. Office at 14625 Green-
field, 837-7400

UOJC Dinner May 5

The annual national dinner
of the Union of Orthodox Jew-
ish Congregations of America
will be held May 5, at the Am-
ericana Hotel, it was announced .
by Moses I. Feuerstein of Brook-
line, Mass., national president.

Good Deeds
Holy Writ does not say: "And
God saw the sack-cloth and the
ashes of the people of Nineveh,"
and, therefore, spared them; but
rather, "God saw their works"—
their good deeds — that they
turned from the evil way and
from the violence that was in
their bonds. — Talmud Taanith
16a.

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9 -- THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, April 12, 1963

Emanu-El Sisterhood Will Rabbi Stollman Reports Zionist Parley Issues
Temple Emanu-El
Rabbi Issac Stollman has re- head of the Aliyah Department. Hassidic settlement "Kiryat
Hold Annual Institute on Judaism turned
Rabbi Stollman noted that Yismach Moshe'," founded by
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