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May 10, 1963 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-05-10

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Marking the tenth anniver-
sary of Dr. Richard C. Hertz's
ministry in Detroit, as senior
rabbi of Temple Beth El, his
congregation presented him and
Mrs. Hertz with a gift—in the
form of a trip to Israel to at-
tend the dedication of the He-
brew Union College school in
Israel.
The presentation was made
Sunday night, at the testimonial
dinner in honor of Dr. Hertz,
at the Temple, by Sydney Sara-
sohn, president of the congre-
gation.
Preceding the presentation of
the girt, Sarasohn read a reso-
lution adopted by the board of
the Temple enumerating Dr.
Hertz's affiliations, accomplish-
ments and literary activities.
The resolution, prepared by the
leaders of the Temple and its
affiliated organizations, ex-
pressed gratitude to Dr. Hertz
"for enriching the lives of our
membership."
Conducted under the chair-
manship of Sidney J. Karbel,
who headed the committee
on arrangements for the testi-
monial, representatives of all
faiths spoke in Dr. Hertz's
honor.
Addressing the gathering of
more than 500 at this festive
event, Dr. Albert G. Minda, of
South Bend, Ind., president of
the Central. Conference of
American Rabbis-, brought the
greetings of Rabbi Hertz's col-
leagues, in the Reform rabbi-
nate. He spoke of the major
obligations that face spiritual
guides in a world in turmoil
and commended Dr. Hertz for
his constructive work in the
rabbinate.
Rabbi Minda read a resolu-
tion adopted by Hebrew Union
College, his and Dr. Hertz's

alma mater, honoring Dr. Hertz
with an appointment to the
Commission of Alumni Over-
seers, as the representative of
the state of Michigan, on the
occasion of his tenth anniver-
sary in the Detroit pulpit.
Dr. Minda commended Tem-
ple Beth El for giving its rabbi
encouragement to carry on his
work in many fields and for
assisting him in perpetuating
the values of spiritual life.
In his response to the nu-
merous encomia, Dr. Hertz,
expressing thanks for the
honors bestowed upon - him,
and for "the privilege to serve
you," said "this is a time of
re-dedication to serve you, a
time of fresh hope and cour-
age."
Messages of greetings were
read from Governor Romney,
former Governor Williams, Dr.
Nelson Glueck, president of
Hebrew Union College; Rabbi
Maurice Eisendrath, president
of the Union of American He-
brew Songregations; Max M.
Fisher, president of the Jewish
Welfare Federation; U.S. Sen-
ators Hart and McNamara. The
opening and closing prayers
were given by Rabbis Harold
D. Hahn and Milton Rosen-
baum.
Greeting Dr. Hertz in behalf
of the City of Detroit, Mayor
Jerome P. Cavanagh com-
mended Beth El's rabbi for his
devotion to civic duties in addi-•
tion to his congregational re-
sponsibilities.
Rabbi Leon Fram spoke of
Rabbi Hertz's work in behalf
of many local causes and the
numerous agencies in Reform
Judaism. He told of the assist-
ance he had given his col-
leagues "to establish a vivid
image of the Central Confer-
ence of American Rabbis, He-

brew Union College, World
Union for Progressive Judaism
and the Union of American He-
brew Congregations."
Dr. G. Merrill Lenox, execu-
tive director of the Detroit
and Michigan Council of
Churches, bringing the greet-
. ings of Protestant clergy in
Detroit, read a citation of
appreciation adopted by the
Council of Churches, "in deep
gratitude" for his numerous
services to this community.
Rabbi Morris Adler spoke of
the common interests, concerns
and mutual respect he shared
with Dr. Hertz. Recalling that
his congregation, Shaarey Ze-
dek, separated from Temple
Beth El 120 years ago, he never-
theless emphasized the import-
ance of a "loyal opposition"
and declared that the "differ
ences between the two congre-
gations have not been a barrier
to our friendship and to our
mutual high regard."
The Rev. Celestin J. Steiner,
Chancellor of the University
of Detroit, brought the greet-
ings of the Catholic community,
and Stanley J. Winkleman con-
gratulated Dr. Hertz in behalf
of the Detroit organized com-
munity.
A moving message of greet-
ings was brought to the gath-
ering by Dr. Louis Mann,
honorary rabbi of Chicago
Sinai Congregation, father-in-
law of Rabbi Hertz. Dr. Mann
recalled his friendship with
previous Beth El rabbis,
Kaufmann Kohler, Louis
Grossman, Leo M. Franklin
and B. Benedict Glazer.
The evening's musical pro-
gram was given by Morris Hoch-
berg, assistant concertmaster of
the Detroit Symphony Orches-
tra, who was accompanied at
the piano by Mrs. Hochberg.

-

Detroit Congregations Win Honors
at National Men's Clubs Convention

The National Federation of by the Arab refugee problem.
Jewish Men's Clubs awarded The general resolution on this
a plague to the Beth Aaron subject pointed out that Egypt's
Men's Club for the "Best all development of weapons, with
around program" and a plague the help of German scientists,
to the Shaarey Zedek Men's and its sponsorship of the new
Club for the "best program of Arab Federation, constitute
the Year," at its 34th annual "chief weapons" against Israel.
convention recently held at the
On Mother's Day
Concord Hotel, Kiamesha Lake, Beth Aaron to Honor
N.Y.
Sunday, May 12, by
S. David Rosenzweig of Phil- Confirmands at Brunch
A brunch honoring the 33
adelphia, Pa., was elected presi-
dent. I. Murray Jacobs and confirmands of the Beth Aaron
Abe Katzman of Detroit were Religious School will take place
elected to the national board of Sunday at the synagogue, ad-
vises Bernard Panush, school
directors.
Abraham Satovsky of Detroit director.
Greetings will be extended
a past president of the National
Federation, chaired a dinner by Dr. Marvin Last, education-
IN HER NAME
session and presented a citation al chairman; Joseph Love, presi-
to
the Jewish Publication So- dent of the synagogue; Meyer
A Growing Tree is a Living
ciety
for its new translation of Millman, incoming president;
Tribute to your Mother.
the
Torah.
Dr. Max Arzt, one Mrs. B. Z. Freeman, sisterhood
Let Trees in Israel Honor,
of
the
seven
men who wrote president; Allan Rosenberg,
or Memoralize Her.
the translation, accepted the men's club president. Mrs. Jo-
citation in behalf of the Society seph Dvorin, teacher of the
PHONE
class; and Rabbi Benjamin H.
on its 75th anniversary.
The Jewish
In addition to the above, the Gorrelick.
National Fund
The event will be catered by
delegates from Cong. Shaarey
Zedek present were Dr. Albert Ben Drapkin and at committee
Altman, Leonard D. Baron, Dr. of the Men's Club. Each con-
_Davis
A. Benson, Bernard firmand will receive a Jewish
FOR A TREE CERTIFICATE
Breyer, Allan Charlip, Eliot National Fund certificate desig-
FOR YOUR MOTHER
Charlip, Maurice Reisman, Ro- nating that a tree in Israel was

bert Steinberg and Harvey planted in her honor. The Con-
Weisberg and their wives. firmation exercises will take
Emanuel Greenlick represented place. June 2.
Beth Aaron Men's Club.
The Federation consists of Beth Abraham Couples
333 men's clubs located in
United States, Canada and to Present Feinberg
Why not stop and pick up
Puerto Rico, with a member- In Lecture on Art
a Certificate.
ship of over 70,000.
The Young Married Group of
On Sunday, May 12, the
A resolution reaffirming its Cong. Beth Abraham will fea-
office will be open
long-standing opposition to sec- ture an illustrated lecture on
from 10 a.m.
tarian practices in public Jewish ceremonial art and re-
till 2 p.m.
schools was adopted at the clos- ligious articles 8:30 p.m. Mon-
ing session.
day at the synagogue.
Two other resolutions urged
Charles E. Feinberg will be
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13 - THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS Fri day, May 10, 1963

Temple Beth El Honors Rabbi Hertz on 10th
Anniversary; Gets Gift of. Trip to Israel

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