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September 13, 1963 - Image 34

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-09-13

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Friday, Sept. 13, 1963 — THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — 34

Catholic Laymen's Journal Devotes
Entire Issue to U.S. Jewish Culture

MENLO PARK, Calif., (.TTA)
—The Jewish effect on the
American way of life is the
theme of a symposium, the first
of its kind in an American
Catholic periodical, which corn-
prises the content of the
autumn 1963 issue of Ramparts,
the Catholic Layman's Journal,
published here.
The symposium is comprised
of articles by five leading
American Jewish literary fig-
ures: Leslie A. Fiedler, Maxwell
Geismar, Arthur A. Cohen,
Trude Weiss-R o s m a r i n and
Harold U. Ribalow, and poems
by Karl Shapiro and Leonard
E. Nathan.
Edward M. Keating, pub-
lisher of Ramparts, said that
the decision to devote. an
entire issue to the Jew was
based on the fact that "too
few Catholics know anything
about the Jews who are cer-
tainly major contributors to
contemporary literature and
the arts." He also reported
that "so great is our personal
regard that two of the Jewish
writers, Fiedler and Geismar,
have become associate editors
of Ramparts."
Fiedler, writing on "The Jew
as Mythic American," sees the
Jew in the United States being
swallowed up in the prosperity
of modern American life. He
writes that when the Jewish
writer functions as such today,
"when he pledges himself, that
is to say, to describe the kind
of Jew he most probably is,
and the kind of Jews he most
probably knows, these must be
if not terminal Jews, at least
penultimate ones; the fathers
or grandmathers of—barring al-

ways some horrific or miracu-
lous turn of events—America's
last Jews."
This view is challenged by
Harold Ribalow in his essay
"The Jewish Side of American
Life." He asserts that "as
America grows older, the 'mi-
nority' culture becomes part of
the American culture, yet it
continues to retain its differ-
ences, and in so doing, enriches
all America."
Maxwell Geismar, discuss-
ing "The Jewish Heritage in
Contemporary American Fic-
tion," admits to confusion as
to just what his Jewishness
means. "Sometimes indeed I
wake up and ask myself, half
in some kind of dream-
nightmare state, what is a
Jew? Is it a cultural heritage,
is it a religion, or is it an
enigmatic blood-and-race af-
fair? This is the unresolved
question yvhich haunts the
so-called 'Jewish mind.' "
Arthur A. Cohen, discussing
what he considers the growing
irrelevance of religion in mod-
ern life in his essay, "The Jew,
Secularity and Christian Cul-
ture," finds that the Jew, in
joining the West, "no longer
joined the Christian West, for
he did not join a Church wed-
ded to society. He joined an
emancipated West — externally
emancipated from unjust

Gilbert Installed
Village Temple Cantor

Ramon E. Gilbert, native De-
troiter who moved to New York
and returned here on the Holy
Days the past five years to
serve as cantor at Temple Is-
rael, has been installed as can-
tor of the Village Temple in
New York.
A graduate of Brandeis Uni-
versity, Gilbert received a solo-
Auditions are being held every ist diploma from the Longy
Monday evening between 8 and School of Music in Cambridge,
10 p.m. for the next several Mass., and was a special stu-
weeks at the Mumford High dent at the Julliard School of
School, Room 123, for the Don Music. He was also the recip-
ient of a Rockefeller Grant and
Frohman Chorus.
Rehearsals are now in progress a Fullbright Fellowship.
Gilbert and his wife, Joyce,
for the coming season. For
further information call Mr. have a daughter, Karen. He is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Irving
Frohman at DI 1-3776.
Adv. Gilbert of Oak Park.

SINGERS
WANTED

SPECIAL TEEN-AGE
HIGH HOLY DAY SERVICES

Sponsored .by Beth Aaron Synagogue in the Aaron
De Roy Theatre of The Jewish Community Center

ADMISSION BY TICKET ONLY

TICKETS . MAY BE OBTAINED at the SYNAGOGUE OFFICE

18000 WYOMING AVENUE

ALL TEEN-AGERS (13-18)
ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THIS SERVICE

CONG. MISHKAN ISRAEL NUSACH H'ARI
LUBAVITCHER CENTER

14000 W. 9 MILE ROAD (OAK PARK)

Is Happy to Announce That We Succeeded
In Engaging the Well Known

CANTOR ANTON A. ROSENFIELD

to officiate at the High Holidays and prominent
Rabbis will deliver the High Holiday Sermons,
both in Yiddish and in English.

RESERVED SEATS ARE AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS AND
NON-MEMBERS IN OUR AIR-CONDITIONED SYNAGOGUE

Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m.; Every Day from 1 - 3 p.m.,
Evenings from 6 - 8 p.m. and Saturday Evening from

8:15 to 10 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL
LI 8-2666
LI 5-6236
or

secular power and internally
emancipated from repressive
constructions of thought and
imagination. The Jew joined an
already de-Christianizing West;
and, as part of the bargain he
agreed — foolishly — to de-
Judaize."
Dr. Weiss-Rosmarin exam-
ined in "The Jewish Idea" the
contributions of the ancient
Hebrews to the ideas and ideals
of modern western civilization
and comments that "as Judaism
sees it, much of Christianity's
failure to Christianize its con-
fessors, so that they would be
able to control power with
ethics, is due to the reliance on
the omnipotence of love."

Pittsburgh U. Will
Study Israeli Youth

PITTSBURGH, (JTA) — The
University of Pittsburgh's Grad-
uate School of Social Work has
been awarded a $119,000 grant
by the U.S. Office of Education
to conduct a three - and - a - half
year study of Israel's "Gadna"
—the extra-curricular program
for teen-age boys and girls that
stresses physical fitness and
helps prepare them for military
service.
The project was proposed by
Prof. Joseph W. Easton, who
teaches social work research
and sociology at the university.
His interest in it stems from a
belief that the "Gadna" method
might help in formulating simi-
lar youth programs in the
United States.
Eaton, who will also direct
the project, plans to have a
team of American and Israeli
social scientists interview about
2,400 Israeli teenagers, half of
whom will be Gadna members.
The other interviews will be
conducted with Israeli school
drop-outs, juvenile delinquents
and "problem children."

Rabbi Silverman's
Prayer Book Issued
by Israeli Publisher

Massadah of Jerusalem an-
nounces that it has published
in Israel the "High Holiday
Prayer Book," edited by Rabbi
Morris Silverman of Hartford,
Conn. This prayer book is now
used in 1,200 congregations in
the United States and abroad
and in installations of the
United States Armed Forces all
over the world.
This new edition utilizes
Rabbi Silverman's Hebrew text,
his commentaries and explana-
tory notes, translated into He-
brew.

Head of Conference
of Christians, Jews
Wishes Peace, Freedom

Dr. Lewis Webster Jones,
president of the National Con-
ference of Christians and Jews,
in a message for the Jewish
New Year stated:
"As the Jewish communities
here and abroad celebrate Rosh
Hashanah 5724, I am happy to
extend cordial greetings, and
on behalf of all members of the
National Conference of Chris-
tians and Jews, to wish our
Jewish brethren peace and free-
dom."

New Reform Temple
Being Organized

A new Reform Temple is in
the process of formation in the
Birmingham, Bloomfield, Frank-
lin and Southfield suburban
area.
First services, followed by a
social meeting, will be con-
ducted 8 p.m. Sunday by Rabbi
Sherwin Wine starting at Eagle
School, Fourteen Mile and Mid-
dlebelt, in West Bloomfield.
For information, call MI
6-4588. All interested are in-
vited to attend.

Rothenbeigs Help Rabbis' CounCil
Establish New Headquarters Bldg.

Mr. and Mrs. Julius Rothenberg are shown here presenting
a check to Rabbis Osaac Stollman, Liezar Levin and Chaskel
Grubner which enabled the Council of Orthodox Rabbis to
establish a new community building and headquarters at 13327
W. Seven Mile.

UNITED HEBREW SCHOOL NURSERY
Announces

LIMITED 1 & 3 DAY ENROLLMENTS

In response to the many requests THE UNITED HEBREW
SCHOOLS announces the ACCEPTANCE of children for a 2 or 3
day program for their Nursery School (Morning Session only) in
addition to their 5 day program.

The SCHOOL, now in its 13th year, is under the supervision of
trained teachers and is licensed by the State of Michigan. It offers
a rich program for social and intellectual development based on
the needs of the individual child.

The Nursery School meets at 15110 W. Ten Mile Road, Oak
Park.
Bus transportation is available.

For information, call LI 8-4191 or LI 8-4747

TEMPLE BETH EL

WOODWARD AT GLADSTONr

ANNOUNCES THAT

SUPPLEMENTARY
HIGH HOLY DAY
SERVICES

IN THE BROWN CHAPEL

will be conducted

Rabbi
Paul M.
Steinberg

Dean, New York School of

Hebrew Union College—

Jewish Institute

of Religion

SERVICES WILL BE HELD

ROSH HASHONO

Wednesday, September 18, at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 19, at 10:00 aura.

YOM KIPPUR

Friday, September 27, at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 28, all day.

Beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The Temple Office is open daily from

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

and on Sundays from 9:00 o.m. to 12:00 noon

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