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October 04, 1963 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-10-04

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Friday, October 4, 1963 — THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — 1 4

Shaarey Zedek to Be Represented
Jewish Theological Seminary Chancellor
Calls Papal Visit as U.S. Envoy Significant in Museum's Synagogue Exhibition

Dr. Louis Finkelstein, Chan-
cellor of the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America, who was
a member of the U.S. delega-
tion to the Coronation of Pope
Paul VI, in a message to Semi-
nary friends, _described his im-
pressions and experiences while
in Rome. Dr. Finkelstein wrote:
"The White House staff had
known on the Saturday that I
was to be in the delegation, but
did not telephone the Seminary
then out of respect for our Sab-
bath. The State Department not
only informed me of the proto-
col in these matters, which is
complex, but went to consider-
able trouble to fly over by
special courier those items of
clothing which I had supposed
I would not need while on holi-
day. The Department also
showed concern about my food
in Rome, and discovered two
kosher restaurants there (I had
known only one).
"Our country has moved very
far when a Jew, and particular-
ly a rabbi, can be appointed a
delegate to such a ceremony,
representing a predominantly
Christian land with more than
40 million Roman Catholics in
its population. There were other
non-Catholics on the various
delegations — Buddists, Copts,
Moslems, Protestants and others
—but they came from states
with small Catholic populations
or none at all. My situation was
unique: after all, the over-
whelming majority of our fel-
low Americans are Christians,
and the United States delega-
tion might be expected to con-
sist of Catholics and Protes-
"The fact that a rabbi was
appointed to this post, and that
the appointment was welcomed
by the Vatican, shows great
progress. (Indeed, I was told
that the appointment was re-
ceived as an indication of the
universal respect for the Pope,
who has concern for all men of
religion). This suggests that
what we at the Seminary and in
Conservative Judaism have
been saying and doing in the
past 25 years has not been in
"To make use of the image
of Deutero Isaiah, we Jews are
the witness people; we are a
pledge to remind the human
race of its true goal. It is not
enough to say this. Like Moses,
the Prophets, and the great
Sages of Israel, we must feel it
so deeply that it becomes nat-
ural for us to remember and to
demonstrate its implications by
day and night, when we arise
and when we go to sleep, when
we are in our homes and when
we walk by the way.
"Following the coronation
ceremonies, there was the papal
audience for members of for-
eign, delegations. We were
taken into the Sistine Chapel.
The Chief Justice, who was
head of the delegation, had left
Rome the previous night, and,
just before we left the hotel,


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Senator Mansfield came up to
me and asked .that I serve in
his place. The heads of delega-
tion would be separated from
the others and seated in a spe-
cial part of the chapel, and each
one would go up to greet the
Pope .. .
"I think the Pope was as
startled when he saw me as I
was to be there. I told him I
was certain that he was going
to meet President Kennedy
later, and thus would have the
greetings of the United States
brought to him formally, but,
as a member of the delegation,
I wanted also to bring greetings
to him. He said 'Oh, yes, I

understand very well and I
want to extend my best wishes
to you and to the delegation.'
"The final event was the din-
ner in the President's palace,
one of the- most brilliant affairs
I have ever attended. This was
tendered to President Kennedy
by President Segni of Italy, and
took place in the Quirinal Pal-
ace. It was attended by mem-
bers of the American Embassy,
and, of course, by officials of
the Italian government. All to-
gether, there were 114 people
at the dinner, and perhaps 400
more at the reception which
followed it, and which lasted
until after midnight."

Cong. Shaarey Zedek, 27375
Bell, Southfield, designed by Al-
bert Kahn and Percival Good-
man, will be one of 17 syna-
gogues included in an exhibition
of Recent American Synagogue
Architecture to open Sunday at
the Jewish Museum, Fifth Ave.
and 92nd St., New York.
The exhibition Will consist of
representations of synagogue
buildings located throughout the
United States and designed
within the last 10 years by
major American architects.
The exhibition, the first of the

Sukkot Mural

Mrs. Gershon Berris, presi-
dent of the Hillel Day School
Parent - Teachers Organization,
announces an open house and
brunch 9:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at the
Jewish Center, Oak Park. .
The meeting will acquaint the
community with the ideals and
methods of the school. Following
the registration period, class-
room tours will be conducted
at 10 a.m. by the Hebrew staff:
Sime Abel, Mrs. Hanna Mishory,
David Zwick, Mrs. Bethsheva
Abraham, Menachem Glaser, Av-
riam Pasmanick, Dov Pershon
and Esther Wideman. Brunch
and a brief address will con-
clude the open house.

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Rabbi Eichhorn, a World
War II Army chaplain and
former president of the Hebrew
Union College-Jewish Institute
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sonnel at U.S. Air Force bases
in Turkey, Spain, France, Ger-
many and Great Britain be-
tween Oct. 15 and Nov. 22. •
Rabbi Korn's mission is spon-
sored by the Department of the
Army and Rabbi Eichhorn's
mission is under the auspices
of the Department of the Air
Force. Both men were desig-
nated for these assignments by
the Department of Defense
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Rabbi David Jessel
to Be Installed at
Temple Beth Am

Rabbi David Jessel will be
installed as the first ordained
rabbi of Temple Beth Am dur-
ing the Friday night Sabbath
service on Oct. 11.
The installing rabbi will be
Dr. Richard C. Hertz of Tem-
ple Beth El, who will give the
installation address. Other
prominent members of the
community, both lay and clergy,
have been invited to partici-
pate in the service.
Temple Beth Am, which was
founded just four years ago,
numbers 150 families. The Tem-
ple offers a Sunday school and
a Hebrew school to the children
of its members; Sabbath serv-
ices and adult education class-
es conducted by Rabbi Jessel.
The area it serves includes Li-
This painting on Sukkot, the vonia, Garden City, Dearborn,
festival celebrating the ingath- Detroit, Redford, Farmington
ering of the harvest, is one and Southfield.
The installation service will
of eight murals, each four
at 8:45 p.m. at the Maly
feet by eight feet, on Jewish begin
Cohn Building,
holidays which have been de- 31840 W. Seven
Mile, Livonia.
signed and donated by Los Following the service, on Oneg
Angeles artist Mischa Kallis Shabat will be held in honor of
to the Brandeis Camp Insti- Rabbi Jessel.
tute, a leadership training
center for Jewish youth in
Union of Orthodox
Santa Susana, Calif.

Hillel Day School
PTA Sets Open House

fall season at the Jewish Mu-
seum, will continue on view
through Dec. 8.
According to New York archi-
tect Richard Meier, who orga-
nized the exhibition and designed
the installation, the purpose of
the show is to present a diversi-
fied selection of good American
synagogue architecture.

Have Kasha instead of potatoes tonight

Rabbis to Lead Religious Missions
for Jewish Troops Stationed Abroad

Dr. Bertram W. Korn, rabbi
of Reform Congregation Kene-
seth Israel, Philadelphia. and
Rabbi David Max Eichhorn,
director of field operations of
the National Jewish Welfare
Board Commission on Jewish
Chaplaincy, will conduct over-
seas religious missions for Jew-
ish military chaplains and Jew-
ish military personnel and their
dependents in the Far East
and in Europe in October and
Rabbi Korn, a World War II
Navy Chaplain and f or m e r
president of the American Jew-
ish Historical Society, will lead
a Jewish chaplains retreat in
Jewish chaplains on duty in
Tokyo Nov. 4-8 for the eight
Japan, Korea, Okinawa, Hawaii
and the Philippines.


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