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May 22, 1964 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-05-22

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David Safran Reelected President
of UIIS, Library Dedicated by Two
Safran Brothers and Their Sister

David Safran was reelected
president of the United Hebrew
Schools at the annual meeting ,
Other officers chosen for the
coming year are:
Honorary president. Abe Kasle;
vice-presidents, Mitchell Feldman,
Jack Shenkman and George M.
Zeltzer; secretary, William Yolles;
treasurer. Gordon Ginsberg; as-
sistant treasurer, Albert Lubin.
The following were elected to
the board of directors for a three-
year term: Avern L. Cohn, Leon-
ard Farber, Mitchell Feldman,
Louis Gelfand, Mrs. Lewis Gross-
man, Morris M. Jacobs, Albert
Kaplan, Judge Ira G. Kaufman,
Dr. Samuel Krohn, Norbert Rein-
stein, Dr. Robert Schlaff, Jack
Shenkman, P h i 11 i p Stollman,
Julian S. Tobias, Milton M. Wein-
stein, William Yolles.
William R. Roth was elected to
the board of directors for a two-
year term. Maurice Landau and
Rabbi David Jessel were appointed
to the advisory committee of the
The Safran Library was dedi-
cated and a plaque for the en-
trance to the library was un-
veiled. The enlarged UHS li-
brary was made possible by the
gifts of Hyman and David Saf-
ran and their sister, Mrs. Harry
(Judith) Bookstein.
Isidore Sobeloff, retiring exec-
utive vice president of the Jewish
Welfare Federation who also was
honored during the evening's pro-
ceedings, paid honor to the Saf-
rans for their many community
In his annual report as presi-
dent, David Safran pointed to the
progress in the schools, to the cur-
rent enrollment of 3,650 pupils
and to plans for the establishment
Of a branch in Southfield. He said
that the Detroit Hebrew school
System is the largest community
school movement in the country.
He announced "a massive enroll-
ment for a "textbook development
Albert Elazar, superintendent of
the schools. reported on plans for
the research in Jewish educational I
programming by the local schools
and expressed confidence that
eventually, the experimental pro-
gram will lead towards greater
opportunities for teachers in Jew-
ish schools. .
Hyman Safran spoke for the
Safran family in making the pres-
entation of the new library. As an
alumnus of the schools, he took
special pride in making available
to the schools, for communal use,
the vastly enlarged library facil-
Mandell L. Berman presided at
the meeting. Norman Katz was
chairman of the nominating com-
Dr. Jacob E. Goldman, director
of the scientific laboratory of the
Ford Motor Company, spoke on
"The Role of the Book in Jewish
Life," and stated, in part:
"There are many parallels to be
drawn by the trends in modern
scientific research and the de-
clining intellectuality in modern
American life and particularly in
the Jewish community. The major
development of science that char-
acterized the half-century prior to
World War II, were the products
of an intensive dedication to
science for its own sake rather
than any determination to exploit
it for ulitarian purposes. Applica-
tions inevitably came later. This
has more or less disappeared. To-.
day, in the feverish push toward
the exploitation of science for
specific goals such as weaponry,
space exploration and moon land-
ings, the pursuit of science for
its own sake, for the excitement
of its very pursuit, has all but dis-
appeared and with it has dis-
appeared much of the spark that
kindled the fires of yesteryear.

Friday, May 22, 1964


"To the Jewish scholar, the con-
cept of knowledge for its own sake
is not at all a new one. Torah Lish-
mah—study for its own sake, is a
concept as old as the nation. The
pursuit of study as an end and not
a means was the very life's blood
that nurtured Jewish scholarship
for two millenia but this too is a
disappearing characteristic of our
people. We see around us too
much preoccupation with the why's
of doing things. We go to school
to train professionally. We study
subjects that may be useful to us
either to earn a living or to be-
come successful members of a
community or to become Bar Mitz-
"Perhaps the greatest indication
of the status of knowledge lies in
the libraries. I can think of no
more certain reflection of the
decline of intellectuality of any
group or society than the use of
its libraries. That is why in the
education of youngsters today
particularly in the culture and
heritage of our faith, the function
of the libraries is so important.
How can the youngster learn of
these traditions, how can he learn
of the wealth of knowledge and
scholarship that makes up this
heritage, without seeing on the
shelves the very books that are
the heritage and without learning
to pore into these volumes and
appreciate their meanings and

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This Week's Radio and
Television Programs

Time: 9:15 a.m. Sunday.
Station: WJBK and Channel 2.
Feature: "Popular Beliefs of
Our Time," a discussion by Rabbis
Mon-is Adler and Irwin Groner
on vital beliefs expressed by
people in daily actions contrasted
with religious and formal affirma-
* * *
Time: 10 p.m. Saturday.
Station: WJLB.
Feature: Lawrence W. Crohn,
former president of the Jewish
Community Council, will *discuss
the Council's Delegate Assembly.
* * *
Time: 11:30 p.m. Sunday.
Station: WCAR.
Feature: Dr. Erich Rosenthal,
professor of sociology and anthro-
pology at Queens College, N.Y.,
will discuss "Intermarriage — the
Facts and the Challenge to the
Jewish Future." The author of a
recent study on the subject, Dr.
Rosenthal will be interviewed by
Joseph Edelman, director of the
.Jewish Community Council's Cul-
tural Commission.
• * *
Time: 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
Station: WWJ.
Feature: "A Visit with Isaac
Stern," an interview with the con-
cert violinist by music critic Mar-
tin Bookspan. Stern will discuss
not only his artistic endeavors,
but also his attitudes on interna-
tional affairs.
* * *
Time: 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
Station: WXYZ.
Feature: Rabbi Alvin Fine of
Cong. Emanu-El, San Francisco,
will speak on "The•Work of Right-
eousness," a discussion of Juda-
ism and racial equality.
* * *
Time: 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
Station: WJR.
Feature: Rabbi Irwin Groner
will narrate a musical-dramatic
program, "Revelation at Sinai," in
celebration of Shavuot.

Ann Afarcuse Now
Mrs. Richard Young


Temple Beth El was the setting
for the noon marriage of Ann
Katherine Marcuse to Richard
Maury Young on Monday. Dr. Rich-
ard C. Hertz officiated at the cere-
Their parents are Mr. and Mrs.
Philip R. Marcuse of Renfrew Rd.
and Mr. and Mrs. Maury Young
of Washington, D.C.
The bride wore a gown of white
silk organza over ivory taffeta
with rounded neckline and short
sleeves. The fitted empire bodice
of hand corded Alencon lace
matched a border appliqued on
the hem of the floor-length dome-
shaped skirt wi.th chapel train.
The short fingertip veil of white
silk was held by rose petals of
silk organza. She carried a bou-
quet of Stephanotis and ivy with
a center of white baby orchids.
Alice Young, sister of the bride-
groom, was maid of honor. Brides-
maids were Peggy Meyer, Susan
Nelson and Susan Sucher. Philip
Marcuse, Jr., brother of the bride,
served as best man.
Ushers were Benjamin F. Hof-
heimer III of Washington, D.C.,
William Harris of Highland Park,
Ill., Barry Slotky of Skokie, Ill.,
and Daniel Zemon.
At the completion of his mili-
tary service, the couple will re-
side in Washington, D. C.

2 Former Detroiters
Building High-Rise
Apartments in Florida

Two former Detroit builders,
Harold and Gerald Taines, are
making their mark on the Florida
building scene with the construc-
tion of a multi-million-dollar high-
rise apartment building.
The structure is the Diplomat
Towers, a 14-story luxury apart-
ment building on the oceanfront in
Hollywood, 20 miles north of
Miami Beach.
The 270-unit building is the tall-
est oceanfront building in Broward
County and one of the largest in
South Florida. It is being readied
for occupancy in October.
The Taines brothers were active
builders in the Detroit area prior
to moving to Florida several years
ago. In Florida, they have under-
taken several residential develop-
ments and erected the 40-unit
Town and Country Apartments,
also in Hollywood.
Although the Diplomat Towers
is not yet completed, 40 per cent
of the apartments already have
been leased. Among the guests
are many Detroit residents who
are regular winter visitors to

Farband Branch 114
Sponsoring Israel Fete

Farband Branch 114 is sponsor-
ing an Israel 16th anniversary
celebration Saturday evening, 8:30
p.m., in the Habonim Room of the
Labor Zionist Institute. Rabbi Mil-
ton Arm will be the guest speaker.
There will be a musical program
by Jerry and Michael, folk singers
and refreshments will be served.
Maurice Gelfand is the president,
Mrs. Movsas Goldoftas is Israel
anniversary chairman with L.
Jacobs as co-chairman. The affair
is on behalf of Israel Bonds.

News Brevities

In commemoration of Richard
Strauss' 100th birthday, which was
on June 11, 1864, Wayne State
University, the Detroit Federation
of Musicians and the German-
American Cultural Center, in co-
operation with the Austrian So-
ciety, the Nationality Department
of United Community Services of
Metropolitan Detroit and the De-
troit Public Library, will present
TRA CONCERT May 31 at 8:30
P.M., in the Community Arts Audi-
torium of Wayne State University.
Marguerite Kozenn Chajes, the
artistic director, will act as com-
mentator. She knew Richard
Strauss personally, when he was
the president of the Salzburg Festi-
vals and she was studying at the
Summer Academy Mozarteum, The
chamber . orchestra, consisting of
leading members of the Detroit
Symphony orchestra, will be con-
ducted by Wayne Dunlap. Admis-
sion is free.
* * *
The public is invited to the
annual meeting of SCHULZE COM-
Wednesday at Schulze School. Can-
didates for the Detroit Common
Council vacancy will discuss their

Arts for the Founders Society Arts
Festival Ball to be held 10 p.m.
July 17. Honorary chairman for
the ball committee is Mrs. Jerome
P. Cavanagh, with Mrs. Lawrence
A. Fleischman as chairman,
* * *
The paintings of JANE FREI-
NOUGH will be on display at the
213 David Whitney Bldg., May 25
to June 20.

Gerald Tauber, Charles Sovel,
Nate Gold, Paul Braunstein and
Ed Green of Detroit, representa-
tives of Metropolitan Life Insurance
Company, are in French Lick, Ind.,
for a business conference with of-
ficials of the company at the Shera-
ton French Lick Hotel.
* * *
Shakespeare's "A MIDSUMMER
NIGHT'S DREAM," will be the
theme carried out in the Great
Hall of the Detroit Institute of

And His Orchestra

* * *

Nobel Prize Winner
Robert Barany, an Austrian-born
Jewish physician who settled jr
Sweden in 1917, was a pionee7 -,._
research into the physiology of the
ear. He won the Nobel prize in
medicine in 1914.

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