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February 28, 1964 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-02-28

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The growth of the HILLEL DAY SCHOOL since its founding five and a half years ago is
a gratifying indication that there is a significant place for such a school in our Jewish commu-

nity. We are proud of its fine record and have high anticipations for its continuing progress.

The school now consists of a Kindergarten and six Elementary Grades. Its student

enrollment is 165 boys and girls. Chartered by the State of Michigan, Hillel's curriculum

offers through tested and approved modern methods of instruction, both an intensive Hebraic

education as well as an excellent system of training in general, secular studies. The plan of

the school calls for the addition of a grade each year until a full complement of nine grades
is functioning.

The HILLEL DAY SCHOOL does not in any way minimize the value and impor-

tance of the system of afternoon programs of religious Hebrew instruction carried on in

our Synagogues and in the community on the one hand, or of the Public School as the pri-

mary pillar of American life, on the other. Both of these types of education are essential

and will recruit, as they should, the largest number of Jewish children. The purpose

of the Hillel School is to offer families interested in a more intensive Hebraic education

for their children, the opportunity to provide it along with a high standard general edu-

cation. The graduates of the Hillel School will bring to the community and to their
particular careers the fruits of wide- ranging Jewish knowledge and of sound American

values and ideals.

The HILLEL DAY SCHOOL utilizing the opportunities inherent in a full day system of
instruction, aims to achieve the following purposes:

a. An understanding and a love of Torah in its original tongue and a conception of
the Jewish religion that is as modern as it is traditional.

b. A sense of loyalty to the ENTIRE Jewish people and the Jewish community in

C. An understanding of the role Eretz Yisrael has played in Jewish history and
thought, a strong sense of kinship with the spirit and culture of Medinat
•Yisrael, and a fluent command of modern Hebrew.

d. An appreciation of the impact upon democracy exerted by Biblical ideals, and
a fervent commitment to America and the free world.


A high degree of personal involvement in Jewish life in this country, culmin-
ating in a will to serve it.


High standards of character and personal behavior.

Jewish life requires many types of schools, each addressing itself to a specific outlook
and recruiting a particular class of students. Among these schools, the HILLEL DAY SCHOOL
both by reason of its notable accomplishments in the short span of its existence, and because
of the importance goals it seeks to advance, deserves a secure and honored place.

As Conservative Synagogues dedicated to the preservation of the Jewish tradi-

tion, and recognizing the primacy of Jewish education, we appeal to the entire com-

munity to help the HILLEL DAY SCHOOL maintain and expand its rich program of training
a generation of Jews, informed and inspired with a knowledge and a spirit that will en-

able them to be faithful Jews and high- minded Americans. This striving is suggested by
the motto of the school:

tvipri4 virin

"The old shall be renewed; and the new shall be sanctified."

Morris Adler, Rabbi
Irwin Groner, Assistant Rabbi
David M. Miro, President
Congregation Shaarey Zedek

Jacob E. Segal, Rabbi
Norman Allan, President
Adas Shalom Synagogue

Benjamin H. Gorrelick, Rabbi
Meyer Millman, President
Beth Aaron Synagogue

Moses Lehrman, Rabbi
Norbert Reinstein, President
Congregation B'nai Moshe

Milton Arm, Rabbi
Jonas Dworin, President
Congregation Ahavas Achim

Mordecai Halpern, Rabbi
Edward Gordon, President
Congregation Beth Shalom


A. Irving Schnipper, Rabbi
Hy Kinzer, President
Congregation Beth Moses

Noah M. Gamze, Rabbi
Mitchell Spivak, President
Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue

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