Midrasha Institute to Explore Jewry's Cultural Crises
Albert Elazar, superintendent of
the United Hebrew Schools, on
the eve of his current trip to Is-
rael to mobilize additional person-
nel for his teaching staffs, an-
nounced that the 1965 Midrasha
Institute will be designed "to ex-
plore the various ways in which the
Jewish people have responded to
cultural crises generated by their
contact with other civilizations or
with changing world conditions."
Four sessions have been desig-
nated for this year's Midrasha In- were able to surmount that crisis
stitute series—to be held March 24 so as to insure their continual
and 31 and April 7 and 14. Made creative survival," Elazar stated.
possible by a fund that was origi- "Emphasis will be placed both on
nally set up by the late Mrs. Theo- the negative and positive aspects
dore Bargman in memory of her of each crisis situation — the
husband, this year's series will be physical and cultural losses sus-
designated as the Mina and Theo- tained by the Jewish people and
dore Bargman IVIemorial Lectures. the cultural gains made in the
"Each of the lectures will be
process of coming to grips with
devoted to a different crisis sit-
the problem confronting them."
uation and will analyze the man-
Commencing with a lecture on
ner by which the Jewish people March 24 by Prof. Ellis Rivkin of
1 People. Make News
Planned for June 27
Dr. BURTON J. BACHER will
DR. VICTOR D. SANUA, as-
be installed as a Fellow of the sociate professor of social research
American College of Obstetricians at Yeshiva University's Wurzweiler
and Gynecologists at its annual School of Social Work, has been
meeting, April 4-8, in San Fran- awarded a Fulbright lectureship to
teach social psychology at the Sor-
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bonne next October. Dr. Sanua is
Dr. NELSON GLUECK, presi- currently engaged in several re-
dent of Hebrew Union College- search projects, including a study
Jewish Institute of Religion, and of Jewish, Protestant, Italian and
noted biblical scholar and archaeol- Irish schizophrenics, sponsored by
ogist, was honored twice within the National Association of Mental
the past week. He received the Health, and studies of adolescents
honorary degree of Doctor of Sci- sponsored by Yeshiva University.
ence from Lincoln College, Lin- He received his masters and doc-
coln, Ill., and the honorary degree tors degrees from Michigan State
of Doctor of Letters from Delaware University.
Valley College of Science and Agri-
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culture, Doylestown, Pa.
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DR. MOSHE GREENBERG, pro-
MISS RENEE MELTZER
MAURICE A. BETMAN attended fessor of biblical studies at the
a two-day life insurance executive University of Pennsylvania, recent-
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Meltzer,
seminar at Michigan State Univer- ly was named Abraham M. Ellis
professor of Hebrew and Semitic 18931 Roselawn; announce the en-
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languages and literatures at the gagement of their daughter Renee
DOUGLAS RAIN, the only actor university. He replaced Dr. Eph- Ellen to Martin Laker, son of Mr.
who has appeared every year at raim A. Speiser, chairman of the and Mrs. Harry Laker, 19830 Mar-
the Stratford Festival since its be- Oriental studies department, who lowe.
ginning in 1953, is keeping his rec- occupied the chair since its estab-
Miss Meltzer is a junior at
ord unbroken by signing for the lishment in 1954.
Wayne State University. Her fian-
Festival's 13th season which opens
ce is a graduate of the University
here on June 14 and continues Yeshiva University to Hold
until Oct. 2. He will play Prince Special Convocation March 7
A June 27 wedding is planned.
Hal in both "Henry IV" (Henry
Yeshiva University will hold a
IV, Part 1) and in "F alst a f f"
(Henry IV, Part 2), two of the four special convocation and dinner Quebec Bill Would Put
plays which will be presented at March 7, at the Waldorf-Astoria, Jews on School Board
New York, to mark its 20th an-
Stratford this summer.
MONTREAL (JTA)—A bill to
niversary as the nation's first uni-
be filed soon in the Quebec Legis-
The Council of Jewish Federa- versity under Jewish auspices, it
lature will pave the way for Jew-
tions and Welfare Funds has ap- was announced by Dr. Samuel
ish membership on the Protestant
pointed ALBERT FELDMAN of Belkin, president.
School Board of Greater Montreal
New York City as director of corn-
Vice President Hubert H. Hum- for the first time in the 40-year
munity information services.
phrey, Samuel H. Golding, chair- history of the school board.
man of the board of Sterling Na-
The bill would authorize an in-
RONALD STERN was recently tional Bank, and Dr. Donald F.
named "Salseman of the Year" for Hornig, Donner Professor of Chem- crease in membership of the board
Bond-Bilt Construction Co. An- istry at Princeton University, now from 16 to 25, of whom five would
nouncement was made by Marshall serving as director of the office be Jews. T. P. Howard, attorney
Fisher, sales manager, at Bond- of science and t e c h n o l o g y and for the school board, and Samuel
Bilt's annual meeting at North- science adviser to the president, Godinsky, attorney for the Cana-
dian Jewish Congress, said they
land Inn. Stern, who has been with will receive honorary degrees.
saw no obstacles to early passage.
Bond-Bilt for several years, lives
The board had agreed unanimous-
with his family at 4314 W. Outer
A soothing tongue is a tree of ly to seek authority for a board
life; But wild words break the membership increase to have Jew-
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spirit. —Proverbs ish members.
Mrs. LEE FRANKLIN WEIN-
• STOCK, member of the 17th Con-
committee, appeared before the
BY HENRY LEONARD
Michigan GOP platform committee
convening in Lansing and success-
fully presented a resolution to
'loft Gov. Romney's proposal
ower the voting age. Mrs.
• Weinstock, former Junior Hadas-
sah adviser, also served as first
and only honorary adviser to
_Junior Achievelnent of Southeast
' Michigan, Inc.
Hebrew Union College, the lecture
series will include the following
March 31, Prof. Shelomo Goi-
tein, noted Israeli scholar, head
of the Israel Oriental Society,
now on faculty of University
of Pennsylvania; April 7, Dr.
Selig Adler, professor of Ameri-
can history at State University of
New York at Buffalo; April 14,
Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, eminent
author and lecturer, noted author-
ity on the history of Zionism.
The planning committee for the
Midrasha Institute includes:
Mrs. Samuel Linden, chairman;
Louis LaMed, chairman, board of
directors of the Midrasha; Irving
Pokempner, Gordon Ginsberg, Dr.
Maxwell B. Bardenstein, Mrs. Lew-
is Grossman, Mrs. Sol Grossman,
Jay Rosenshine, Edwin . Shifrin,
Rabbi and Mrs. Jacob E. Segal,
Philip Slomovitz, Sidney Shevitz,
Mrs. George Rubin, Mrs. Carl Schil-
ler and Jack Malamud.
'Jack and Beanstalk' Doctor to Take 'Look
"Jack and the Beanstalk," will
be the offering in the Jewish Cen- at Love and Marriage'
ter's Omnibus series for Children
Hours are 2:15 and 3:30 p.m.
Performed by the Wayne State
University Children's Theater
group, "Jack" will be the Center's
fourth Omnibus presentation of
Tickets available at the Center.
Another lecture in the series,
"Love, Marriage — and Other
Things" will be held 12:30 p.m.
Thursday at Bnai Brith Hillel
Foundation, Wayne State Univer-
Dr. Allen Bedlin will present "A
Doctor Looks at Love and Mar-
riage." Lunch will be served at
a nominal fee.
Puppets' Purim Play
Mildred Berry will tell the story
of Purim with puppets, and the
Tremeni Hoot Nanny will perform
in a program for teen-agers as
well as younger children at Cong.
Beth Shalom 2 p.m. Sunday. Admis-
sion free to the show, sponsored
by the synagogue PTO, includes a
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