20 Conservative Rabbis Enplane
for Birmingham to Back Negroes
GREENFIELD PARK, N.Y. hers of the rabbinical body,
(JTA) — Twenty Conservative assembled here for its 63rd
rabbis, responding to a chal- annual convention, was made
The collection of bas relief
lenge from one of their leaders, by Rabbi Harold Schulweis, and wood works of the famous
left in a body last week for founder and director of the
sculptor, Berl Satt, will be on
Birmingham, Ala., scene of re- Institute for the Righteous
display in the foyer of the Shaa-
peated and continuing demon- Acts, and Dr. Perry London,
strations by Negroes against Stanford University, who will rey Zedek synagogue for 60
days, starting this Saturday.
racial barriers in that city.
direct research for the insti-
This collection, portraying
The challenge was posed by tute. The Institute for the
Rabbi Bernard Mandelbaum, Righteous Acts, a documenta- characters and scenes of "Die
provost of the Jewish Theolog- tion and study center on the Shtetel," the old community life
ical Seminary, in an address to rescuers of Jews in the Nazi in Russia, was acquired by Mrs.
a session of the 63rd annual era, was established last Sep- Morris Schaver and her late
convention of the Rabbinical tember in Oakland, Cal. It has husband. It first was shown at
the sessions of the World Jew-
Assembly of America, the as- a threefold purpose:
ish Congress in Stockholm in
sociation of Conservative rab-
1. To discover and document 1959 and then was taken on a
episodes of heroic rescue be- worldwide tour.
Rabbi Mandelbaum told the havior during the Nazi period;
From Detroit this collection
400 rabbinical delegates that it 2. To make a study of the moti-
was a question how they could vation—economic. social, polit- will go on display in Ohio and
be concerned "only with Nazi ical and religious—which went then will be permanently lo-
cruelty when acts of injustice into the making of the altruistic cated in Israel as the Schaver's
to fellow .human beings were personalities revealed by these gift to one of 'Israel's leading
taking place in our country." acts; 3. To utilize this infor- museums.
Rabbi Theodore Friedman, RAA mation for the character educa-
Rabbi Sturm Will
president, thereupon introduced tion of young people today.
a resolution to send a delega-
Nobody knows how many peo- Address Annual
tion to Birmingham which was ple were involved in this res-
Young Israel Event
cue behavior, Rabbi Schulweis
The rabbis then placed a explained, but "we do know that
The presidents of the four
telephone call to the South- there was and always is an al- Young Israel branches announce
ern Christian Leadership ternative to passive complicity that the Young I srael annual
Conference in Atlanta and with evil." The Institute is banquet will take place June 9
were told their presence in seeking case histories of human at 17376 Wyoming. They are
Birmingham was "urgent and beings who "could find ample Samuel Platt of Oak-Woods; Nor-
of great importance." Just rationale to avert their eyes and man B. Sukenic of Northwest
before they left, they received plead innocence, but who could Detroit; Charles T. Gellman of
a telephone call from A. D. not live the life," he said.
Greenfield and Hillel L. Abrams
* * *
King, brother of Rev. Martin
Luther King, a leader in the Canadian Synagogue
The banquet will culminate
struggle for Negro civil rights
their annual fund-raising drive.
who told them "This is the Aids Alabama Negroes Reservations are now being tak-
time to come."
TORONTO, (JTA) — Milton en for the event. Guest speak-
The 20 rabbis boarded a Cadsby, Toronto attorney who er will be Rabbi Ephraim Sturm,
plane for Newark after mid- is chairman of the Social Ac- national director of the National
night to arrive in Birmingham tion Committee of Holy Blos- Council of Young Israel. Cock-
at 5 a.m. after a stop in Atlanta. som Temple (Reform), an- tails will be served at 6:30 and
Expenses incurred by the 20 nounced that his committee will dinner, plus an entertaining pro-
rabbis will be shared by vol- start a fund-raising campaign gram, will follow.
untary contributions from dele- to assist the Rev. Martin Luther
RCA Convention in June
gates and that sum will be King in Birmingham, Ala. The
matched by an equal contribu- support/ was conditional upon
Rabbi Abraham N. AvRutick,
tion from the RAA treasury. the Negroes not resorting to president of the Rabbinical
The delegates immediately con- violence and mob action. Cad- Council of America, which rep-
tributed $1,500 toward the ex- sby called on other synagogue's, resents 850 orthodox rabbis and
churches, and service organiza- serves over a million and a half
Members of the Rabbinical tions to cooperate in the effort. congregants in the United
Assembly also were called upon
States and Canada, announced
to aid in a search for the un- Livonia Religious
the appointment of Rabbi Fa-
sling heroes of the Nazi era— School Plans for Fall
bian Schonfeld, spiritual leader
the Christians who saved Jews
The Livonia Jewish Congrega- of the Young Israel Congrega-
from death, defying danger and tion Religious School is organiz- tion of Kew Garden Hills,
even the threat of death to ing classes for the fall semester Queens, New York, as chairman
themselves and their families for three-year-olds through the of the national convention, to
to follow the call of conscience. third grade. For information, call be held June 24-30 at Pineview
The appeal to the 400 mem- Ilene Salmons, GA 7-1167.
Hotel, South Fallsburg, N. Y.
List At Home Receptions
for Beth El Confirmands
Annual confirmation services of Temple Beth El will take
place on May 26. At home receptions will be held that afternoon
and evening for the following Temple Beth El confirmands:
LINDA LOU COHEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elliot D. Cohen,
1185 Eton Cross, Bloomfield Hills, 7-11 p.m. No cards.
LYNN R. EDWARDS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Ed-
wards, 23231 Eastwood, Oak Park, 2-5 p.m. No cards
ROBERT FENTON FRANK, son of Mr. and Mrs. Julian C.
Frank, 1541 Balmoral Drive, 2-5 p.m. No cards.
ROY FRANK GREENBERG, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Green-
berg, 25217 Scotia, Huntington Woods, 2.5 p.m. No cards.
DENNIS JAMES MORSE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Morse,
19116 Berkeley Rd., 2-5 p.m. No cards.
SUSAN MAXINE SHIFFMAN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor
Shiffman, 19511 ShreWsbury, 2:30-5 p.m. No cards.
The Livonia Branch of the day at the Maly and Samuel
United Hebrew Schools will have Cohn Building, 31840 W. Seven
a PTO general meeting and elec-iMile, Livonia. Entertainment and
tion of officers 8:30 p.m. Wednes- I refreshments follow the meeting.
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