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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-10-18

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Mrs. Samuel Aaron, 701 Whitmore Road, trustee, attended
the 95th annual meeting of Bellefaire, national residential treat-
ment center for emotionally disturbed children in Cleveland.
Mrs. Charles Dodge of Flint and Sam J. Kravitz of Grand
Rapids are newly elected members of the board of trustees of
Bellefaire, national treatment center for emotionally disturbed
children in Cleveland. Mrs. Dodge is past president, Temple
Beth El Sisterhood, and past chairman of the Women's Division
of the UJA. Mr. Kravitz is president of the Jewish Community
Fund and Jewish Social Service Agency; a member of the board
of Temple Emanuel and United Community Services. Sidney D.
Josephs, of Cleveland, was re-elected president of Bellefaire.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rome (Sharon Pahl), former Detroiters
now of Syracuse, New York, are here to attend the wedding of
Harriet Kash to Lyle Hochman.
Barbara Shewach and Dorothy Yagoda have recently returned
from a three-month trip around the world. Their travels extended
through the Orient, the ,Middle East and Europe and included
three weeks in Japan and three weeks in Israel. During their
stay in India, they were introduced to Prime Minister Nehru.
Dr. David Feld, of 15101 W. McNichols, Detroit, chief of
obstetrics and gynecology division of Sinai Hospital, is in
Israel. On a visit to the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical
Center in Jerusalem, he discussed latest developments in ob-
stetrics and gynecology with Prof. Shmuel Rozin, acting head
of the department of obstetrics • and gynecology at the Hadassah
Medical Center. He held medical conferences with members of
the staff.
Kutnick Cousins Club will meet 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Friedman of Greenlawn Ave.
Aaron Kutnick will speak on "Meaning of Our Holidays."
Bodzin Family Club elected President Jack Bodzin, Vice-
President Jonathan Bodzin, Secretary Rachel Bodzin and Treas-
urer Eugene Kowalsky.



Jews Must Stand for Church, State
Separation, JCC Panel States

The survival of a strong Amer-
ican public- school system was
declared to be an essential to
freedom by speakers and panel-
ists at the Jewish Community
Council's two day Institute on
Church, State and Religious
Freedom. Members and repre-
sentatives of Council affiliated
organizations participated in
workshops and plenary sessions
at the Jewish Center, discussing
current problems of church and
state separation facing the Jew-
ish community.
Philip Jacobson, program. co-
ordinator of the NCRAC, traced
the history of church related in-
fluences on public education in
the United States at the opening
of the Institute. The preponder-
antly Protestant religious char-
acter of early American schools,
he stated, underwent dramatic
changes. These were brought
about, in part, by the pressure
of Catholic groups, including
Court litigation objecting to the
use of the Protestant version
of the Bible. The conflict re-
sulted in serious tensions re-
sulting on one occasion, in the



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The exercise of religion in the
public schools became an issue
again after World War I when
Christian religious groups re-
lated the moral needs of the
period to a need for more ex-
tensive religious instruction in
the public schools. This resulted
in such developments as "re-
lease time" programs.
The entry of the Jewish com-
munity of America into church-
state problems has been a post-
World War II phenomenon, Ja-
cobson stated. He lauded what
he said was the "historic contri-
bution" of American Jews in
clarifying and strengthening the
concept of separation of church
and state.
Rabbi Adler stated that "sec-
ularism is not the enemy of reli-
gion or neutral to morality,"
that position of Americn Jews
has advanced the understanding
that religion is not served only
by prayer or ceremony.
"Religion," Rabbi Adler said,
"must be socially relative as
well as theologically absolute,"
and it cannot meet this respon-
sibility without the existence of
a secular arena.
There was agreement also
that Jewish communities must
exercise a sense of priorities in
complaining a b o u t religious
practices in public schools. Not
every situation, it was pointed
out, justifies the same intensity
of reaction.
Panelists at the Sunday ses-
sion, Dr. Norman Drachler, Rab-
bi Max Kapustin and Jacobson,
reacted to the reports of the
workshop chairmen. The panel-
ists were in agreement about
standing by the principle of
church state separation. The cau-
tion was raised, however, about
the danger of "dogmatism" in
rejection of every plan that is
advanced for aiding private or
parochial schools.
Sidney M. Shevitz, Council
president, moderated the closing
session. Zeldon Cohen was chair-
man of the Institute. Hostess at
the Sunday morning continental
breakfast were Mrs. Harvey
Lewis and Mrs. Theodore Rosen.

Dr. Shifrin Heads
Fresh Air Board

Dr. Peter G. Shifrin has been

elected president of the Fresh
Air Society board of directors.
Other officers are Dr. Oscar
D. Schwartz, vice-president; Mrs.
Theodore Bargman, secretary;
and Julian H. Scott, treasurer.

Philip Baum to Address American
Jewish Congress Leaders Brunch

Forman-Wittenberg
Troth Announced

MISS SANDRA FORMAN

Mr. and Mrs. Philip J. For-
man of Warrington Dr. an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter, Sandra, to Stephen
Warren Wittenberg, son of Dr.
and Mrs. Arthur A. Wittenberg
of Warrington Dr.
The bride-elect is a member
of Delta Phi Epsilon at the
University of Michigan. Her fi-
ance attends Wayne State Uni-
versity. A June wedding is
planned.

Jewish Meals

By Mildred Grossberg Benin

(Copyright, 1963, JTA, Inc.)

Each year during the autumn
months the pictures on bill-
boards and in advertisements
are filled with colorful orange
pumpkins, for the pumpkin • is
one of the symbols of our North
American fall. Yet when we
think of the pumpkin as an item
of cooking, to most of us it is
synonymous with pie and noth-
ing else; and when we make
the pie we usually start with
canned pumpkin. The fresh, if
used at all, is as an ornament.
The first selected recipe is
one which was adapted from a
favorite of the Iraqi Jews.
These preserves resemble mar-
malade, but are delicious as a
sweet relish with poultry. They
also rated raves when they were
served as a topping for ice
cream. The second recipe is
for delicious spicy cookies to de-
light the heart of any child.
These are especially attractive
when frosted as the recipe sug-
gests.

PUMPKIN PRESERVES
2 lbs. fresh pumpkin
2 cups sugar
2 small pieces ginger
3 /4 cup finely chopped walnuts
Grated rind and juice of 2
lemons
Peel the pumpkin, remove the
seeds and strings. Cut the flesh into
thin slices, and cut each slice Into
1-ineh pieces. Place in a heavy
saucepan., add the sugar, lemon
juice and rind, and the ginger. Stir
until the sugar dissolves, cover the
pan, and let stand overnight. Un-
cover, bring to a boil, then simmer
about 45 minutes until the pieces
acquire a glazed appearance and
the syrup becomes thick. Remove
from the heat and stir in the wal-
nuts. This amount makes approxi-
mately 2 cups. Chill before using.
PUMPKIN COOKIES
11/2 cups mashed cooked or can-
ned pumpkin
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar

1 egg

2% cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 cup seedless raisins
3 teaspoons double-acting bak-
ing powder
1 /4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
IA teaspoon powdered cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Red and yellow food coloring
(optional)
If fresh pumpkin is used, press
the cooked vegetable through a
sieve or food mill to remove all
lumps. Cream the shortening with
the sugar. Vegetable shortening,
butter or margarine may be used.
Add the egg and beat until light
and smooth. Stir in the pumpkin.
Sift together flour, baking powder,
and spices, and stir into the batter.
Add the raisins. For a brighter color
add a few drops of red and yellow
food coloring. Drop by rounded
tablespoons on greased baking
sheets about 2 inches apart, as the
cookies spread as they bake. Bake
at 350 degrees F. about 15 minutes
until delicately brown. Cool on
racks. These cookies are very good
plain but are particularly attractive
if decorated with an icing made by
combining 1 cup of sifted confec-
tioners' sugar with just enough apri-
cot or orange juice to make a
frosting stiff enough to hold its
shape. Tint to a pretty orange with
a few drops of red and yellow food
coloring and spread in the center of
the cookies in the shape of a pump-
kin. This recipe makes about 4
dozen soft cookies.

Philip Baum, national direc-
tor of the American Jewish
Congress Commission on Inter-
national Affairs, will be the
featured speaker at a "leader-
ship brunch" sponsored by the
AJC - Michigan Council 11:45
a.m. Sunday at Boesky's Res-
taurant, 20231 James Couzens.
Baum has been published
widely in numerous periodicals
on both domestic and interna-
tional issues.
He is the au-
thor of the
white paper
on the "Arab
Cam p a ign
against Amer-
ican Jews"
which was in-
strumental in
obtaining Sen-
ate action on
a resolution
condemning
U.S. acqui-
escence in dis-
cri m in a ti o n
against Amer-
ican citizens
at the Dhah-
ran Air Base
and other
Baum
places in the Middle East. Baum
is also co-author of "The Ger-
man Dilemma: An Appraisal of
Anti - Semitism, Ultra-National-
ism, and Democracy in West
Germany."
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bilities for a limited Arab-Isra-
eli rapprochement and the con-
tinuing dangers in West Ger-
many.
Special AJC guests at the af-
fair include Dr. Leon Fram who
will deliver the invocation, and
Judge Benjamin D. Burdick,
Michigan Council vice-president
and a recent appointee to the
Wayne County Circuit Court.
Tickets are available at the
AJC office, WO 5-3319. Serving
on the planning committee for
the affair are Harley Selling,
chairman; Mrs. Edward Rothen-
berg, Frank Rosenbaum and
Zeldon Cohen.

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