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May 24, 1963 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-05-24

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Shavuot and Credentials to Heaven

David Safran ReLElected Hebrew
Schools' President; Auditorium
Named in Honor of the Ehrlichs


(Copyright, 1963, Jewish Telegraphic
Agency, Inc.)

Shavuot is the time of the
great event on Sinai.
necessity for an enlarged pro-
The Midrash tells us that Mt.
gram of teacher training. He Sinai was chosen. for the Reve-
said that 18 of the 92 mem- lation just because it was a
bers of the UHS teaching small and humble mountain.
staff are products of the
Rabbi Simla, according to the
Talmud, noted that Moses re-
Mandell Berman presided ceived 613 Mitzvoth on Mt.
over the ceremonies markimss Sinai. Then came David and
the dedication of the Ehrlich
Auditorium, Abe Srere partici-
pated in that portion of the pro- Beth Abraham Elects
gram by reminiscing about the Dr. Newman President
pre-UHS school system. He
At the annual meeting of
praised the devotion of the late Cong. Beth Abraham, the fol-
J. H. Ehrlich and paid honor lowing officers were elected:
to the dedicated services of
Dr. • Harry Newman, presi-
Dora Ehrlich.
dent; Judge Nathan J. Kauf-
A plaque to be placed in man, Dr. Robert Schlaff, vice-
honor of the Ehrlich's in the presidents; Leonard Farber,
school auditorium was present- treasurer; Meyer •Lullove, Ben-
ed to Mrs. Ehrlich who respond- jamin Gantz, secretaries; Irving
Adler, Harry Greenbaum, Ben-
jamin Siegal and Joseph Vie-
drah, trustees.
The officers and trustees will
be installed by Rabbi Israel I.
Halpern during the morning
services of the second day of
Shavuot, on Thursday.

reduced- them to 11. (In one of
the Psalms, David notes 11 vir-
tues which the Lord likes.)
Then the prophet Micah came
and reduced them to three:
"What doth the Lord require
of thee but to do justice, love
mercy and walk humbly with
God." Then Isaiah came and re-
duced them to two: "Keep ye
justice and righteousness."
According to the Midrash,
King David had a musical
alarm clock which awakened
him at midnight to study the
Torah. David was a soldier, king
and also a literary man. He
wrote the Psalms. When did he
get a chance to study?
Study we must. For the Torah
we were created!
But study without action is
like eating without exercise.
The Prelaner Rebbe told a
story. A scholarly rabbi came
to the Gates of Heaven.
"What are your credentials?"
he was asked.
"I studied the Torah days
and nights," he replied.
"Just sit down there,' said
the Chief Clerk. Our staff will

have to verify your record."
Then another rabbi came - in.
He was asked the same ques-
tion and he replied that he had
devoted much time to the study
of the Cabala and other mysti-
cal writings. He was also told
to sit down until his claim could
be investigated.
Then a tavern keeper en-
tered. And he was asked about
his credentials.
He answered, "I fed every
poor man who came to my inn."
Immediately, the gates of
Heaven opened and the tavern
keeper was ushered in.

Re-election of David Safran
as president, dedication of the
'auditorium in the Esther Ber-
man Branch as the Ehrlich
Hall in memory of Joseph H.
Ehrlich • and in honor of Dora
(Mrs. J. H.) Ehrlich, and a
strong appeal by Edwin Wolf
II for emphasis on cultural
values ' and educational pro- .
grams in American Jewish life,
marked the annual meeting of
the United Hebrew Schools,
Tuesday evening, in the new
Ehrlich Hall.
Abe Kasle was elected honor-
ary president of the schools;
Herman Fishman, Harold Rob-
For Some
inson and Jack Shenkman, vice-
of the
presidents; Mitchell Feldman,
secretary; George M. Zeltzer,
best buys
treasurer, and Gordon Gins-
on new
berg, assistant treasurer.
The following were elected
members of the board for a
and -
three-year term: Morris Brand-
wine, Mrs. Stanley Friedman,
Mandell L. Berman, Irwin I.
Cohn, Lawrence W. Crohn, Al-
fred Deutsch, Philip Gilbert,
Gordon Ginsberg, Harry Guns-
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berg, Jacob Kellman, Jay Rosen-
dustry is the manufacture of
shine, David Safran, Louis
• Road Test
motor vehicles and equipment.
• Dual Control
Schostak, Jack Tobin, Benjamin
Thirty-eight and eight-tenths
S3 off of 1st lesson
Weiss, Harry Yudkoff.
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with this ad
1 block South of 7
In his annual report as
workers in this industry are em-
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president, David Safran out-
ployed in Michigan.
lined • the growth in the
schools' attendance to 3,800
and to the progress made in
the high school and Midrasha.
Albert Elazar, superintendent
of the schools, told of the
continuing need for teachers ed with recollections of com-
and revised textbooks and the munal activities in which her
revered husband was a leader.
In his stirring appeal for
Max Biber Elected
priority for cultural work in
the American Jewish com-
President of Beth
munity, Edwin Wolf warned
Yehudah Schools
of the trend away from learn-
Rabbi M. J. Wohlgelernter (It- ing. Outlining past historical
tamar), a guest from Jerusalem Jew?sh experiences and some
where he has been serving since of the cementing elements
1956 as General Secretary of that held Jews together, he
the Israeli Chief Rabbinate, in- Pointed out that the new
stalled 1963-04 officers of Yeshi-i generation "knows B e 1 s en
and Auschwitz only by hear-
vath Beth Lehudah.
Heading the Beth Yehudah say," that Israel is being ac-
Schools for the next year will cepted as a fact and not in
be Max Biber, formerly chair- the snirit of the. struggle for a
Jewish Palestine, and he
added: "American Jewry
cannot survive unless there
is created a cultural, educa-
tional and spiritual force that
is the best in our tradition."
He dePlo-ed the loW educa-
tional standards in Jewish
life in this country and
charged that "the tragedy of
the so-called renaissance is
that it is based on numbers
and not on quality."
He also charged that we are
again becoming worshipers of
the golden calf in that we make
the end justify the means in
our emphasis on fund-raising.
"We must create a climate
that resoects Jewish values and
scholarship," he declared.• "We
may have to cut down on the
dollars we send abroad, but in
the long run they should sup-
port it. Only a strong American
Jewry can help Israel in the
man of its executive committee. years to come. It is vital that a
Phillip Stoilman is the new vice- positive Jewish force should be
president, and Morris Karbal, created through knowledge and
secretary. Daniel A. Laven, long understanding."
associated with )3eth Yehudah
and for whom the present main N.J. Temple Has
It's as fast as that and sometimes even faster ... often just
school building on Dexter was
named in 1955, will be treas- Interfaith Chapel
a matter of minutes. How's that for action? Your dealer can
urer. David J. Cohen is chair-
handle the arrangements for you, or you can visit us your-
man of the board and David —The first interfaith brother-
self. Either way, we'll get you going in a.hurry and you'll get
Goldberg heads the executive hood chapel to be part of a
your loan at low bank rates.
synagogue complex was dedi-
Other members oe the execu- cated here w h e n Temple
tive committee are David I. Ber- Sharey Tefilo, a Reform con-
ris, Max Carmen, Isadore R. gregation, formally opened a
the Most Experienced Bank in town
Cohen, Rabbi Chaim Donin, Reu- new, $500,000 building that in-
ben Dubrinsky, Samuel Hecht- cludes the chapel. The chapel
, man, Rabbi Leizer Levin and was named after Rabbi Marius
Abraham M. Silverstein.
Ranson who, for 18 years, was
Wolf Cohen has been named the spiritual leader of Sharey
honorary president f or 1 i f e Tefilo. ,Rabbi Ranson, now liv-
while Meyer Weingarden was ing in retirement in Florida,
named honorary treasurer for was present with his wife as the
synagogue's guest of honor.



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