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August 14, 1964 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-08-14

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Einstein Medical Center
Completes $200,000 Prof.

PHILADELPHIA (JTA) — A 20-
bed unit for patients requiring
intensive nursing care has been
dedicated at the Northern Division
of the Einstein Medical- Center
here. The unit represents the com-
pletion of a four-part, $260,000
construction project started by the
medical center last year.

troit is above the average of any even ethics. They are taught the
city in the United States, and even history of the Greeks, Romans,
Egyptians, the English, German
so, it is still very anemic.
Here we have a situation where and French philosophers, and
the 2nd and 3rd generation of knowing very little about their
General Electric, passed away he young parents are pleading to the own Jewish heritage they become
Editor, The Jewish News:
In the beginning of the century left eight million dollars for Israeli leaders but unfortunately we have lost to us as Jews. We, as a people,
few capably trained teachers to have given so much to the world.
millions of people came to Amer institutions.
Two years before half of the transmit our long cherished heri- The American constitution is prac-
ica. Among them were hundreds of
thousands of our Jewish brethren, 20th century was over we wit- tage. And we are actually short- tically written around the Bible.
APPLICATIONS FOR
who had working trades in every nessed the miracle of miracles changing these parents and chil- The western civilization laws have
f ield. Professors, philosophers, that our forefathers for genera- dren by not teaching them the been taken out of the Ten Com-
mandments. Do we then have the
writers, teachers, scholars, rabbis, tions had been hoping for — the heritage of our people.
ARE NOW BEING TAKEN
We are two years away from right, as American Jewish citizens,
rebirth of a nation which was
actors, cantors, etc.
On New or Existing Homes
Some of the people trained Israel. American Jewry was prac- two-thirds of the 20th century and to deprive our children of the
their children in Hebrew educa- tically a mid-wife in helping to already magazines and news- knowledge of their heritage, and
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tion and Jewish life and others bring about this little infant papers are writing the eulogy of to d e p r i ve the world of the
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sent their children to the nation. We nursed it, helped it to the vanishing Jew, and we have knowledge that we still have to
contribute.
FRANKLIN
yet
a
generation
and-a-half
to
go
"cheders" or Hebrew schools get strength.
The day is short, the work is
MORTGAGE CORP.
At the same time, American before the end of this century. Is
which existed at that time. Some
Approved FHA Mortgagee
thought that their children would Jewry, who had been drifting it possible that in the 20th century great, the laborers are laggard, but
915 First National Bldg., Det. 26
the
award
is
abundant.
a
nation
is
born
and
its
people
grow up with the Jewish knowl- away from Jewish life, began to
WO 3-4890
ABE KASLE.
edge that they had gotten in realize that Hitler went as far should vanish?
On
an
over-all
basis
our
chil-
Europe, forgetting in their back as the 4th generation to
POLITICAL ADVERTISING
busyness of providing for their desecrate our people. It was at dren are being taught partly by
families, that the environment, this time that our people began high school students, public school
economy and freedom of life in to join congregations and temples teachers, lay people, and some
America" was different than it was and sending their children to day well trained teachers who are now
where they came from, and did schools, afternoon schools and getting up in age. In some cases
nothing about a Hebrew education Sunday schools. While we were our teaching staffs are only two
for their children, and therefore, raising funds for Israel and the pages ahead of the students. And
European Jewry, American Jewry it is costing the Jewish community
we lost a generation.
When the first world war came throughout the United States was in Detroit approximately 2 million
immigration stopped. After the raising funds for itself as well. In dollars a year for Hebrew educa-
war it was opened slightly and the last •8 years Jewry of Detroit tion. In a community that can
then it was again closed tightly. spent nearly 40 million dollars afford to spend approximately 2
Then came the second world war for buildings of all types, with all million dollars for buildings a
and during these 40 years, the conveniences. Less than 5% of year, that may or may not be
newcomers joined with American this 40 million dollars was spent necessary, and 2 million dollars
Jewry of the 19th century in for classrooms. During these 18 for educational purposes, it ap-
forming Jewish organizations for years our temples and congrega- pears to me that such a commu-
humanitarian and philanthropic tions have tripled, and our at- nity should be able to spend an
tendance in various schools has additional 5 or 10% to set up a
purposes.
training school for teachers that
During the second world war tripled or quadrupled. At the will be able to serve the entire
present
time
there
are
some
chil-
these leaders formed one of the
Jewish community, and be able
greatest humanitarian and philan- dren in afternoon schools who to capably relate to our American
thropic organizations that the attend summer school to make up Jewish children our past history
world has ever known. and when their deficiencies, and it is amaz- and the development of our
the war was over a conference ing that young parents are willing people, and also be flexible enough
was called in Washington in the to send their youngsters, on their to be able to relate the present
fall of 1945, and out of this vacation time, to acquire knowl- philosophy of western civilization.
conference developed the United edge of our Jewish heritage.
We should start to think along
We American Jews have a right the lines of increasing the length
Jewish Appeal of today.
Mrs. Kasle and I were fortunate to be proud of our achievements of time of the Hebrew education
enough to attend this conference of humanitarianism and philan- of teen-agers, extending it until
in Washington. The attendance thropy to date. But in the mean- they go to college, because this is
was overwhelming. The leaders time, our leaders both nationally where we are losing our youth. We
were of the highest caliber of and locally throughout the United must also renew our efforts to
American Jewry, and it took guts, States, including rabbis, teachers stimulate a more complete Jewish
even if you had it, to announce and scholars, have passed on.
home and family environment. At
During all these years of rais- the present time we are teaching
million dollar gifts and lesser
amounts. During the raising of ing funds, we have literally made our boys Bar Mitzvah from the age
the funds one gentleman, by the slaves of our rabbis While some of 8 to 13 and all of a sudden he
name of Swope, interrupted the work on an average of '70 hours a becomes a man, knowing very
meeting and asked permission to week, which leaves them very little about the Bible, our daily
say a few words. He apologized little time for study. And in addi- ethical problems as discussed by
for being absent from Jewish life tion, in many cities of which De- our sages, the book. of Job, five
and pleaded for forgiveness and troit is included, Center leaders books of Moses, our poetry and
asked the American Jewry to have compelled the rabbis to com- psalms and the Song of Songs,
accept him back into its fold, - and promise and abdicate their rights, and the He b r e w philosophy of
he promised that for the rest of deprived them of their dignity and yesterday which is in effect today.
his life he would try to make up respect, in allowing the Centers to
As our teen-agers grow up and
to Jewry what he had failed to do be open on the Sabbath.
enter college they come in con-
Now the question arises—is op- tact with people from all over the
before. He cried like a baby. And
the audience, including myself, pression and ghettoism necessary country, of different religions and
cried as we listened to this big to sustain Jewish life or can
man, who had the guts to get up American Jewry, with all its free-
before the top American Jewry of doms, sustain and uphold Jewish Aubrey Meisner Comments
the country, and admit and con- life with the anemic education on Ham, Rabbi on Fisher Bill
fess that he was wrong. Inci- that we give to our American Editor, The Jewish News:
ABE A. SCHMIER
In last week's issue of the
dentally, when his brother, who Jewish children today. And here
NUMBER 675 0 N THE BALLOT
at one time was president of I must add that education in De- Jewish News a letter was run over
the signature of B. M. Laiken,
Political Advertisement
which stated, among other things,
that the portrait of the rabbi in
"Fiddler on the Roof" was not a
true one. The letter also said that
the article in the program about
THE WORKING MAN
the rehearsing was not authentic
since we stated that the cast ate
THE BUSINESS MAN
ham sandwiches.
Not having been born in Russia
THE JUDGE
during that specific time, we can't
vouch for the authenticity of the
THE LAWYER
portrait of the rabbi. As far as the
casts' eating habits are concerned,
B. M. Laiken has presupposed that
the cast is Jewish.
Sincerely,
AUBREY MEISNER,
Publisher, Stage
The Program for the
Fisher Theater

Abe Kasle Calls for Firm Steps
to Improve Educational Standards

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Vote September 1st

HE WILL GET THE
JOB DONE

JUSTICE FOR ALL

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
8 Friday, August 14, 1964

VOTE •
FOR PROGRESSIVE JUSTICE
PRIMARY - SEPTEMBER 1

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