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March 26, 1965 - Image 30

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-03-26

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Troop 23 Scouts Plan Court of Honor

Three boy scouts will be honored
with the highest scouting award,
Eagle, 7:30 p:m. Monday at Cong.
Gemiluth Chassodim. They are
Jonathan Bensky, junior assistant
scoutmaster; Howard Jutkowitz;
and Alan Kaufman.
These recipients have been ac-
five members and junior officers
of Troop 23 for more than six
years and have received at least
21 merit badges.

In addition to the above
awards at the Court of Honor,
Troop 23 will conduct an investi-
ture service, initiating five ten-
derfoot scouts, Jeffrey Schrie-
ber, Jeffrey Altshuler, Daniel
Keller, Sheldon Stern and Chuck

Scouting officials will participate,
and Rabbi Joel Litke will deliver
the invocation. The ceremony will
be conducted by Alfred A. Klun-
over, representing the Alumni As-
sociation of Troop 23, the sponsor-
ing institution, and Nathan Trager,
the scoutmaster, both of whom
have been honored with the adult
award of the Silver Beaver, aided
by the assistant scoutmasters, Mar-
tin Baumgarten, Leonard Efros,
Julius Brodsky, Arthur Foster and
Carl J. Wolfe.
Mrs. Beverly LaFond, president
of the Mothers' Club, will arrange
for refreshments. Relatives and
friends are invited.

Youth Page

'From Slavery Into Freedom'

Russian Miss to Taste 1st U.S. Matzo

Mrs. Bek could not explain why
the Soviet government finally per-
mitted the family to leave the
country.
Speaking through an inter-

p r e t e r, she explained that
under Soviet law a child could
not be taught his religion till
he was 16 years old. Consequent-
ly, she added, Halina had only
the haziest ideas of what being
Jewish was or meant.

Halina Bek, a 19-year-old stu-
dent at Yeshiva University's
Stern College for Women, will
taste American-made matzo for
the first time in her life at Pass-
over. Miss Bek and her family
are among the few legal emi-
gres from the Soviet Union.

* * *

A 19-year-old student at Yeshiva

University's Stern College for
Women, Halina Bek of Krasno-
don, the Ukraine, will taste Amer-
ican-made matzo for the first time
in her life this Passover.
Miss Bek, one of the few legal
emigres from the Soviet Union,
arrived in New York City last
June with her parents, Lena and
Gershon Bek, and a younger bro-
ther, Misha.
For years, Mrs. Bek said, she
had been baking her own matzoth
—and had been trying to leave the
Soviet Union.
"At first I tried to go to Poland
or Czechoslovakia because I
thought it would be easier to get
permission to go to these coun-
tries. I never dreamed that we
would be permitted to go to the
United States."

TEENAGE
SUMMER
CAMP
IN ISRAEL

ZOA

at Kfar Silver, Agricultural Training
School

JULY 1st - AUGUST 19th, 1965

Non-Profit Educational Project

Activities include Conversational He-
brew, Seminars, Israeli Songs and
Dances, Sightseeing throughout Israel,
land and water sports, . etc.

Total Cost $975.00

C,

Charges cover all educational and rec-
reational activities, field trips, lodging,
food, (dietary laws observed) medical
care, and transportation from New
York City to Israel and return.

MIJMFORD

Weisman.

Halina had successfully com-
pleted her earlier education in the
Ukraine when she graduated from
the Gorki Secondary School No. 1
in Krasnodon in 1963. Although her
courses of study included physics,
astronomy, chemistry, and bio-
logy, she was trained as a seam-
stress, third class.
For a time, Halina said, she
worked in a chemical factory
while she studied at night to pre-
pare for examinations to enter a
night institute. Then came the
news that they were granted per-
mission to leave the country.
Halina, who is described as
"very ambitious" by her teachers,
is continuing with studies in
chemical engineering.
She is also taking a -full pro-
gram of religious studies and is
registered at Brooklyn College in
a class for foreigners, which she
attends two nights a week.
The Beks now live in Brooklyn.

AJCongress Sets Up
Young People's Group

The increasing involvement of
Jewish youth in civil rights and
peace activities will be the focus
of a group to be sponsored by the
American Jewish Congress wom-
en's division. The opening meeting
of the Young People's Chapter is
set for 2 p.m. April 4 at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Allen,
18657 George Washington, South-
field.
Young adults of college age and
post-college age are invited.
Dr. Melvin Nord, attorney and
author, will lead discussion of the
aid to education bill pending in
Congress. Irving Rubin of the
Michigan State Highway Depart-
ment and executive vice president
of the AJCongress Michigan Coun-
cil, will speak on "The Role of the
American Jewish Congress in So-
cial Action."
A hootenanny and refreshments
will follow.

Ex-Yeshiva Girls Form
Shalsheles Organization

Pro Mozart Society Announces Scholarship
to Salzburg Academy During Month of Aug.

I

Auditions for the annual Pro
Mozart Society's scholarship for in-
strumentalists and singers will
take place 1:30 p.m. April 8 in
the Music Building of Wayne State
University.
The scholarship includes room,

S

Attorney to Discuss Law
Before Bnai Moshe Club

BY LARRY DEITCH

Next Thursday and Friday eve-
nings, the Mumford Drama Club
will present its annual spring
production "A Midsummer
Night's Dream."
This show marks a new first in
Mumford history since it will be
the first presentation of Shakes-
peare on our stage. James Gil-
christ, director, is employing
many new theatrical concepts and
innovations. Reserved seats are
now on sale at the Mumford box
office, and general admission
seats will be sold at the door.
Senior Class President Hank
Rosman recently announced his
appointments to the various com-
mittee chairmanships. Each of the
six committees is responsible for
a certain facet of the class activi-
ties. The chairmen and their as-
sistants, respectively, in c l u d e
Marc Grainer and Meridel Ruben-
stein, flower, gift, and motto;
Steve Sills and Don Aptekar, gra-
duation; Sherry Suttles and Jim
Strom, honors convocation; Larry
Deitch and Janice Parker, senior
prom; Merril Hoffman and Har-
old Collins, social; and Gil Chi-
nitz and Jo Schkloven, variety
show.
The Current Affairs Club is now
planning its major activity for the
semester, a mock trial. The trial
will be built around the premise
of what would have happened had
Lee Harvey Oswald remained
alive. The group will delve into the
legal questions involved in such a
trial and will attempt to answer
the question of whether the man
already convicted in the minds of
millions of Americans of the most
heinous crime of our time could
ever have received a fair trial.
All interested Mumford students
are welcome to participate.

Yavneh College Students
to Hold Midwest Parley at
Northwest Young Israel

Yavneh, the national religious
Jewish students organization at
Bnai Brith Hillel, will hold its
annual Midwest Regional Conven-
tion April 2-4 at Young Israel of
Northwest.
Major speakers of the convention
are Dr. Alfred Greenbaum of
Wayne State University and Rabbi
Yosef Blau, past national president
of Yavneh. Dr. Greenbaum will
speak on "Historiographical Prob-
lems in Jewish History," and the
topic of Rabbi Blau's address is
"The Halachic Permissibility of
Secular Studies."
There will be many opportuni-
ties to meet socially, including a
theater party at the Hillberry
Classic Theater April 3.
Yavneh, through its activities,
attempts to encourage_ a deeper
understanding of Judaism and a
meaningful relationship between
Jewish and secular studies. The
theme upon which the entire year's
program is based is "The Jewish
Approaches to Secular Learning."

Purim 'Kumsitz' Set
by Student Zionists

A Purim "kumsitz," with cos-
tumes, singing, games and refresh-
ments, is scheduled by the Student
Zionist Organization for 8 p.m.
Saturday at the home of Debby
Wolok, 19128 Monica.
SZO, of Bnai Brith Hillel Foun-
dation, has scheduled a number of
other events for the near future.
For information on Hebrew
classes, call Paula Levi, 831-5906.
The national SZO adviser from
Israel, Ben Zion Feinstein, will
speak 2:30 p.m. April 6 in the
Chase Room of Mackenzie Union.

A newly organized Shalsheles
organization, composed of former
students of the Yeshivath Beth
Yehudah girl's division, has been
For Information write or call.
established to provide cultural
ZOA Youth Dept., 145 East 32nd St. entertainment and socialiblity.
New York City, N.Y. 10016
Officers are Cheryl Hausman,
MU 3-9200
president; Rivkah Greenbaum,
Or
vice president; Sharon Birnbaum,
Zionist Organization of Detroit
and Esther Gelber, secretaries; and
Vera Stern, treasurer.
25219 Southfield Road
The group's adviser is Mrs. THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Southfield, Mich.
Esther Bakst.
Phone 353-3636
30—Friday, March 26, 1965

board and tuition at the Summer
Academy Mozarteum, Salzburg, dur-
ing the festival in August.
Only advanced young musicians
are qualified to compete. Inquiries
should be sent to the jury chair-
man, Prof. Robert F. Lawson,
Music Department, Wayne State
University.
Members of the jury include Jay
Carr, music critic, Detroit News;
Mrs. Abraham Cooper; Collins
George, music critic, Detroit Free
Press; Morris Hochberg; Mrs. Sol
Q. Kesler; Mrs. Alice Ltmgershau-
sen; and Kurtz Myers, chief, Per-
forming Arts, Detroit Public Li-

Detroit attorney Sheldon Otis
will be featured speaker at the
Bnai Moshe Tallis and Tefillin
Club 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the syn-
agogue chapel. He will speak on
"Law and Problems as It Affects
the Youth of Today."
brary.
The club's program includes serv-
ices, breakfast and a bowling league. More Youth News, Page 31

* * *

The Senior, Sophomore and
Freshman chapters of Bnai Moshe
United Synagogue Youth will hold
a combined oneg shabbat Saturday
after services in the board room.
Rabbi Moses Lehrman will be guest
speaker.

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