Maftirs, in Braille, Available for Blind Pittsburgh Rabbi Reform Rabbis Urged to Protect Aged
Heads New School Among Members of Their Temples
at Beth Abraham
NEW YORK (JTA) — American pall be acquired by our temples for
Rabbi Israel I. Halpern and Dr.
Robert Schlaff, president of Cong.
Beth Abraham, have announced
the appointment of Rabbi Martin
J. Tatlebaum as educational direc-
tor of its new Hebrew school open-
ing in September.
A full program of afternoon He-
brew education from kindergarten
through Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah,
junior high school and 10th grade
consecration will be offered in the
synagogue building on Seven Mile
Rd. and in the branch school at
Kennedy Elementary School in
For use in preparing blind Jewish youths for their Bar Mitzvah
ceremonies, the Jewish Braille Institute of America has published
67 Maftirs in Hebrew and English braille. Practicing with one of
them is Jeffrey Bennett of the Bronx, N. Y., and looking on are
Mrs. Nathan H. Wadler (center), president of the Women's Branch
of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, and Mrs.
Isidor Freedman, chairman of its national braille committee.
Cardinal Asserts Bonds With Jews
SANTIAGO, Chile (JTA)—Raul
Cardinal Silva Henriquez, arch-
bishop of Santiago, addressed a
capacity audience in the largest
He lectured on the theme of "re-
spect for the individual in the Old
Testament," and asserted that, at
this time, on the eve of the fourth
session of the Ecumenical Council
to be convened at the Vatican in
September, the Catholic Church is
conscious of the thought that "all
men have bonds to the people of
Considered throughout Latin
America as one of the foremost
progressives in the Catholic
Church, Cardinal Hendriquez thus
pointed up his continued inter-
est in having the Ecumenical
Council adopt definitively the
declaration on relations with
non-Christians, passed by the
Council's last session, last win-
That declaration would repudiate
once and for all the charges of
deicide against the Jewish people,
and would denounce anti-Semitism.
Cardinal Henriquez cooperated
with the late Pope Pohn XXIII in
the Vatican's move to absolve the
Jews of the deicide accusation.
The prelate's address, in the
Reform rabbis were urged to un- utilization" during funeral serv-
dertake active assistance to senior ices.
members of congregations to pro-
tect them against "the exploitation
and victimization of the older per-
son in our communities."
The recommendation was con-
tained in a report by the Central
Conference of American Rabbis,
the Reform rabbinical organization.
Rabbi Norbert L. Rosenthal, chair-
man of its committee on the aging
noted in the report that the CCAR
convention this year received a
special report on "creation of an
effective service program for the
Children of non-members as older persons in our congrega-
well as congregation members
will be admitted to the student
Goals cited in the special report
body of the new school, and
were to arrange provision of com-
transportation will be provided
panionship and new friends for
to both locations.
Rabbi Tatlebaum comes to De- the elderly, to help members do
troit from Pittsburgh, where he things for themselves and for oth-
ers, to stimulate new interests and
was a founder
develop new skills and to create
"wholesome and positive attitudes
staff member of
toward the process of aging."
the Hillel Acade-
Rabbi Rosenthal also reported
my. He is a na-
that the committee considered
tive of St. Paul
and is a graduate
"the more outlandish customs
of the Mizrachi
and practices developing around
funeral and burial services" in
ary in Jerusa-
lem. Rabbi Tatle-
The committee proposed, "as a
baum will have
means of simplifying or even
full charge of
eliminating the trappings and ap-
the n e w Beth Rabbi Tatlebaum purtenances surrounding the bier,
Abraham Hebrew School and will that a simple casket covering or
supervise and coordinate the jun
for congregation Sabbath services
and other youth groups of the
Morris Davis and Morris Beider
are co-chairmen of the synagogue's
youth commission. For information
on Hebrew school registration call
the synagogue office, UN 1-6696.
Sung in Hebrew at
"Every congregation could de-
sign its own special pall, or per-
haps one unique to our movement
could commissioned by the Confer-
ence for standard usage," the re-
port said. "In any event a return
to more traditional simplicity in
our funerary customs is manifestly
"Politics: the conduct of public
affairs for private advantage."
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Bne Israel Synagogue, attracted
wide attention here. He had been
invited to deliver the lecture by the
LONDON (JTA) — Composer-
recently-f o r in e d Committee of
Christian-Jewish Fraternity, head- conductor Leonard Bernstein's
new composition, the Chichester
ed by a Jew, Gil Sinay.
Kashruth supervision by
Psalms, was sung in Hebrew in
prominent Orthodox Rabbi:
Co-sponsoring the event were the Chichester Cathedral Sunday.
virtually all leading Jewish or-
The new work, which had been
Rabbi Ben Zion Rosenthal
ganizations here, including the commissioned by the dean of Chi-
and two steady Mashgichim
Temple Bne Israel congregation, chester, received laudatory re-
the Jewish comunity of Chile views in the press. The Telegraph
and the local section of the called the work "brilliant in de-
U. S. Gov't. Inspected
Organization. Sinay is the presi- sign and stimulating."
dent of United Hias Service in
The Times reported that "in the WILNO KOSHER CHICAGO c..r1II,%r.: 60607
prevailing atmosphere of ecumen-
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The cardinal's address w a s ical feeling, and in the light of
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The leading Chilean newspapers strange to have, at an essentially
featured reports of the address as Anglican festival, Psalm settings
an outstanding example of fratern- sung in Hebrew."
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UAHC Council "Adopts"
Hebrew U. to Inaugurate Reform Group in Israel
LOS ANGELES (JTA) — The
Dept. of American Studies Pacific
Southwest Council of the
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The He-
brew University announced it
would inaugurate a department of
American studies during the forth-
coming academic year. The de-
partment will offer graduate
Applicants will be required to
hold bachelor's degrees in ane of
the following fields: English liter-
ature, sociology, general history
and Jewish history. The depart-
ment will be headed by Prof.
Jeshoshua Arieli of the university
history department, a specialist in
American history. The United
States Educational Foundation in
Israel made a grant of 150,000
pounds ($50,000) for the depart-
A group of 87 students from 48
United States and Canadian uni-
versities have arrived for a year's
study at Hebrew University, it was
reported today. They include two
Fifty-two received scholarships
from funds established through
gifts to the American Friends of
the Hebrew University. The ma
jority of the visiting students are
studying humanities courses.
Union of American Hebrew Con-
gregations voted to "adopt" a small
Reform congregation in Israel, lo-
cated at Nahariyah, close to the Le-
The congregation at Nahariyah
was founded two years ago by im-
migrants from Central Europe. It
is one of several Reform groups
being supported by the UAHC, ac-
cording to Isadore C. Gordean,
president of the Pacific Southwest
200 German Experts Quit
Jobs in Egypt—Not Paid
WASHINGTON (JTA )—Repor ts
received here told of 200 West
German aviation experts and tech-
nicians quitting jobs in Egypt and
returning home because they were
not paid since June 1.
According to the reports, the
Egyptian government failed to
make the customary hard-currency
deposits to the European bank ac-
counts of the high-salaried Ger-
mans who were building ulp
Egypt's military air potential.
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