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Radical Proposals by Congregational Groups:
Unified Jewish Community,
Adaptation of Synagogues
as Cultural Centers Proposed
Shazar, U.S. Leaders Pay
Tribute to Louis Lipsky
(Direct JTA Telegraph Wire to The Jewish News)
JERUSALEM—President Zalman Shazar Tues-
day described the late Louis Lipsky as the "crown
bearer of the tradition of Zionism's spring days."
In a moving tribute to Lipsky, who died in New
••-•:••••••': : . • -7: York Mond a y, President
Shazar said that the late dean
of American Zionism was
the "rich fountain of youth
and beauty until the last of
the long days."
Recalling their last
meeting two months ago in
New York, Shazar said Lip-
sky was one of the greatest
and noblest figures in the
world Zionist movement.
In a cable to Ambassa-
dor Avraham Harman in
Washington President Sha-
zar requested the Israel
envoy to represent hiM at
Lipsky's funeral. Friday in
New York and to convey his
participation in the grief of his family the Zionist
movement and American Jewry. •
Dr. Israel Goldstein, chairman of the Keren
Hayesod, said Tuesday that Lipsky was. America's
foremost Zionist, its oldest and most distinguished
leader and an authentic spokesman of Herzlian Zion-
(Continued on Page 6)
NEW YORK (JTA)—Lay and rabbinic leaders of the Union of American
Hebrew Congregations were called upon to use their "influence and initiative" in
bringing about a unified Jewish community in America as exist in other countries.
This plea for action was issued by Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, UAHC president,
at the organization's board of trustees meeting.
"Jewish life in this country cannot survive the jungle of organizational competition for credit
and publicity, the jockeying for power, the babel of -voices drowning each other out, and the
inexcusable waste of needed resources in errant duplication of programs. Yet that is, roughly, the
situation of American Jewry in 1963," Rabbi Eisendrath said.
"The American Jewish community is a flourishing and, I believe, , highly creative com-
munity. It is freer, more comfortable, enjoying the most hospitable climate,,suffering less hostility
and discrimination than any other Jewish community in the history of the Diaspora. It has
achieved much and promises more: But, in its inability to achieve cooperation and unity, the
American Jewish community betrays a scandalous immaturity and a shameful failure of nerve," he
"I would like to see the forthcoming decade devoted to the objective of bringing about a
unified American Jewish community and once again I would like Reform Judaism to take the
initiative in this venture."
Transformation of Synagogues Into Cultural Centers Is Urged
WOONSOCKET, R.I. .(ITA)...The... jConservativp synagogue ,.must transform
itself into a cultural center of the highest quality "to meet the challenge of attracting
and retaining the interests and loyalty of the new generation of college educated
young Jews," 500 leaders of Conservatism in this area were told at the conclusion of
the regional New England convention of the United Synagogue of America. Repre-
sentatives of 56 congregations in five New England states attended the all-day
The proposal for the transformation of the Conservative synagogue into the Jewish com-
munity's cultural center was made by Rabbi J. Kart, spiritual leader of Temple Beth El, Rochester,
N.Y. Pointing out that almost 70 - percent of the Jewish boys and girls of college age now attend
college, Rabbi Kart said: "The Conservative synagogue must, therefore, speak as did the prophets
of old on every vital issue of the day. The Conservative congregations must permit, encourage
and challenge their rabbis to become intellectual leaders and creative scholars. Our lay leadership
must demonstrate through example that Judaism is not merely a 'grand cause' but a way of life."
The convention adopted resolutions re-enforcing its stand on the principle of separation of
Church and State, called for amendments to Sunday blue laws, advocated militant enforcement
of civil rights laws, and passed a resolution objecting to the death penalty. Harry Lakin, of
Temple Emeth, Brookline, Mass., was elected president. The all-day session was held under
the chairmanship of Arthur I. Darman, honorary president of the host congregation, B'nai Israel
Synagogue and Community Center here.
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Rabbis Recite Prayers for
Pope John XXIII Recovery
(Direct JTA Telegraph Wire _to The Jewish News)
NEW YORK—New York Board of Rabbis called upon
its members Tuesday to offer prayers for the recovery of
Pope John 23. _
The board statement declared: "In these days of great
decision, for all mankind Pope John's vision, courage and
great humanitarianism have provided leadership and clarified
the goal toward greater -understanding among people of all
faiths by his spoken 'words and example of his personal life.
He has given heart and courage to all men of good will
and quickened the hope of people everywhere for world peace.
"Let us pray that the Almighty may grant unto him
many more years in which to serve as the good shepherd
of his church and to enrich and bless mankind with the
greatness and nobility of his spirit."
Bail for Nazi Quad'. Upled as
Result of Ilitlerite Salute
Nazi Revival in Yorklille:
New York City's German-
American section of Yorkville, which was the center of anti-Semitic pro-Hitler activ-
ities 25 years ago, witnessed an attempt to revive the hate movement last Saturday
during a demonstration staged by the Nazi-styled National Renaissance Party. its
activities were disrupted by Jewish War Veterans, one of whose leaders sought to make
a "citizen's arrest" of the Nazi speaker. The photo shows police trying to contain
the crowd behind Yorkville barriers during that demonstration.
NEW YORK (JTA)—One member of a neo-Nazi
group calling itself the National Renaissance Party
was held in $10,000 bail here after giving the Nazi
salute in the New York Criminal Court, and eight anti-
• Nazis were paroled in their own recognizance. The
nine men were arraigned as a result of the fight Satur-
day, when members of the Renaissance Party held an
openjair rally in the Yorkville section of New York.
The fracas broke out when Jack J. Weiser, com-
mander of the Jewish War Veterans of New York
State, tried to make a "citizen's arrest" against the
Renaissance. leader, James H. Madole, who was mouth-
ing anti-Semitic sentiments. In the ensuing fight, a
Madole adherent, Louis Mostaccio, hit a detectiVe.