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May 24, 1963 - Image 9

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-05-24

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ded under the aegis of Irving
I. Katz of Congregation Beth El,
Detroit. Mr. Katz, a pioneer in
his profession and a nationally
recognized authority, has served
in this field for 35 years . . .
I deem this book an important
contribution to the American
synagogue and to its spiritual
vitality . . ."
Giving their volume added
status is the opening chapter
that traces the history of the
synagogue through the ages.
The material compiled for this
book will serve as a valuable
aid in synagogue administrative
activities and will be especially
helpful to staffs in synagogue
offices. Higher standards of ser-
vices are aimed at through this
volume, and the authors admon-
ish their readers that "the syna-
gogue administrator, truly to
serve his calling, 'must be con-
stantly alert to the creative en-
deavors of other congregations
. . . He must be familiar with
other Jewish organizations so
that he can judge their efforts
upon the program of his own
congregation . . ."
The first of its kind in the
history of the American syna-
gogue, the 200-page book is in-
tended as a manual for the
lie relations, office administra- scientific management of the
tion, fund-raising and other mat- modern synagogue. It covers
ters relating to the synagogue's the following major areas of
synagogue administration:
In a preface to the book, Dr. Structure of the synagogue,
Maurice Eisendrath, UAHC pres- Board of Trustees, committees,
ident, commends Katz's services finances, capital fund-raising,
office management, main to -
and studies and states:
"For more than 30 years, the 'lance of building, member-
Union of America Hebrew Con- ship participation, member-
gregations has concerned itself ship campaign, public relations
with the management, financing and publicity, cemetery, pro-
and programming of the Amer- fessional staff. The book is
copiously illustrated with
ican synagogue . . .
"Great impetus was added to charts, graphs and forms.
The work has been hailed by
this program in 1941, when an
organization of synagogue secre- rabbis, professional administra-
taries and executives was foun- tors, and lay congregational
leaders as an indispensable guide
for the efficient operation of the
contemporary synagogue.
The authors of "Successful
Synagogue Administration" are
nationally known as leading
authorities in the ever-expanding
field of modern synagogue man-
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
agement. They have been in
to The Jewish News)
LONDON—Israel exported an great demand as consultants to
all-time record total of 12,560,- congregations and as lecturers.
000 cases -of citrus fruit--,a 44 Katz has been executive secre-
per cent increase over exports tary of Detroit's Temple Beth El,
of 8,750,000 .cases during the Michigan's oldest and one of the
1962 season, • an-- Israeli citrus country's largest Jewish congre-
expert reported Wednesday.
gations, for nearly 25 years. He
Moshe Levin, European direc- founded the National Association
for of the Israel Citrus Market- of Temple Administrators,
ing Board, released the figures served as its first president, and
as the last shipment of the 1963 was elected honorary president
citrus season left Israel for for life. Schoen is a former ad-
Britain. Britain took 3,700,000 ministrator of the Stephen Wise
cases this year, compared with Free Synagogue of New York
2,850,000 last year. West Ger- and has been director of the
many, moving into second place commission on synagogue admin-
among Israeli citrus customers, istration for the past eight years.
purchased 2,500,000 cases com-
pared to 2,000,000 last year.
Jewish Periodical
Holland took 920,000 cases
and France purchased 850,000 Reappears in Cuba
cases. Other European custom-
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
ers included Belgium, Norway,
to The Jewish News)
MIAMI — "Fragmertos," a
Denmark and Finland. Levin
said that the Scandinavian total monthly bulletin published in
purchases this year were. 2,500,- Havana, Cuba, by the Maimon-
000 cases, compared with 1,- ides Lodge of Bnai Brith, has
reappeared in the Cuban capi-
950,000 last year.
He also pointed out that dur- tal, it was learned here Wednes-
ing the current season Israel day with the receipt of the peri-
tested citrus sales . to North odical's latest issue. Publication
America: Canada took 180,000 had been suspended last fall
cases and the United • States due to a shortage of paper.
The periodical is issued in
50,000 cases. He said Israel was
able to meet .the_ increased de: 3,000 copies, although the mem-
mands because new plantations bership of the lodge is about 60.
had reached the yield stage. Thus, it is read by wide sec-
The yield of the established tions of the Jewish population
plantations was in fact slightly in Cuba. A four-page paper, it
less than that of the previous contains news and articles about
Jewish and Israeli affairs, book
year, he reported.
The citrus expert said that reviews and material of special
the six European Common Mar- interest to Spanish - speaking
ket countries had absorbed a- Jews. The membership of the
larger quantity of Israeli fruits Maimonides Lodge cuts across
than during the previous year, the various groups in the Cuban
a fact which made the problem Jewish population, including
of tariffs - even - more acute and East Europeans, Jews of Ger-
vital to Israel than it would be man and Austrian ancestry and

Irving I. Katz, executive sec-
retary of Temple Beth El, to-
gether with Myron E. Schoen,
director of the commission on
synagogue administration of the
Union of American Hebrew Con-
gregations, authored a new
UAHC book entitled "Successful
Synagogue Administration."
This book is the result of
many years of careful study of
various congregational functions,
including membership, financial
planning and management, pub-

Israeli Citrus
Fruit Industry
Has Record Year


Celebrating the 15th Year of Israel's Statehood

and the Redemption of the First Israel Bonds










Head of Israel's

Armored Forces

Dinner Chairman, DAVID SAFRAN


7 P.M.


For Reservations

DI 1-5707

$6.00 Per Person

Dietary Laws Observed

Auspices, Detroit Israel Bond Committee

— THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, May 24, 196a

Irving I. Katz's Book on Synagogue
Administration, Co-Authored with
Schoen, Praised by Dr. Eisendrath

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