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March 18, 1966 - Image 18

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-03-18

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Temple Israel Gathering Honors
Adler Memory at Hass Lecture

An audience that nearly filled
Temple Israel Wednesday night
for the annual Hass Memorial Lec-
ture joined with the chairman of
the evening's program, Morris
Garvett, in paying tribute to the
memory of Rabbi Morris Adler.
Garvett, upon opening the eve-
ning's program, asked the audi-
ence to stand for a minute "in
memory of the revered teacher."
Outlining the objectives of the
lecture series, Garvett paid honor
to the memory of Daniel Hass, the
brilliant youth who died when he
was a medical student and in
whose memory his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur J. Hass, annually
sponsor the Temple Israel lectures.
Daniel, G;arvett pointed out, had
a brilliant career as a student and
had identified himself "with all
areas of Jewish interests."
The speaker of the evening, Max
Dimont, is the author of "Jews,
God and History."
Speaking on "American Reform
Judaism — Wasteland or Renais-
sance," Dimont stated that Re-
form Judaism made a strong im-
pact on the millions of immigrants
to this country, in the early years
of its founding, although it was
itself a minority. He said it af-
fected the entire body of Judaism
by forcing renovations of services
among all Jewish religious ele-
ments. "Reform Judaism became
the midwife for Conservatism,"
he added.
"Reform Judaism in America is
preserving the fabric of the past

and is weaving the cloth to fit the
highest Jewish purposes," he said.
His speech was anecdotal, both
in relation to his family movements
from Kovno to Helsinki to Cleve-
land to St. Louis. His talk, inter-
spersed with jokes, kept the audi-
ence laughing. There were jokes
about "Hazi-Halaila" and puns that
had no relation to his subject which
he treated in a rather rambling
manner, shuttling from one era to
another, attempting to cover the
entire gamut of Jewish history
while spinning tales.
A point he made was that rabbin-
ical influences have dwindled in
favor of secularism.
There was a question and answer
period and in one of his replies
Dimont was a bit modern. He said
Orthodoxy and Conservatism are
not dead but "they also have been
modernized in the spirit of our
time." He also stated that Israel
needs Reform Judaism as a choice
between "outdated orthodoxy and
those without any religious affilia-
tion whatever."
Dimont's interpretation of anti-
Semitism, especially his reference
to the Inquisition, puzzled some in
the audience, shocked many others.
The evening was an intriguing
experience—especially in view of
the criticisms that had already been
hurled at Dimont's role as an his-

Clergyman Suggests
Saturday Sabbath for All

NEW YORK—A Christian mini-
ster proposed Sunday that Protest-
ants and Catholics join Jews in
observing Saturday as the Sabbath.
Rev. Dr. Ernest R. Palen of
Middle Collegiate Church admitted
that his suggestion was "drastic,"
but said "if the Jews and Chris-
tians would join forces and have a
common day to keep holy we shall
have taken the longest strike to-
ward religious unity that our civili-
zation has yet known." He observ-
ed that Jesus himself observed
Saturday as the rest day.

TEMPLE BETH AM: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Richard Lobenthal,
Michigan director of the Anti-Defamation League, will speak on
"The Radical Right."
CONG. BETH MOSES: Services 6:15 and 8:15 p.m. today. Guest speak-
er will be Recorders Court Judge John R. Kirwan.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: Services 8:15 p.m. today. Rabbi Rosenbaum
will speak on "Freud, Jews and Judaism." Rachael A. Becker, Bat
TEMPLE BETH EL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Kanter will preach
on "Our Religious Ideals vs Our Religious Abuses." Saturday
service 11:15 a.m. Rabbi Kanter will speak on "David—the Moral .
Message of the 126th Psalm." Michael Edward Nannes, Bar Mitz-
My Dear Friends . .
CONG. SHAAREY SHOMAYIM: Services 6:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m.
Saturday. Rabbi Goldman will speak on "Responsibilties and
I am again able, with G-d's
Rights." Sidney Broder, Bar Mitzvah.
to open for the PASS-
CONG. BETH ABRAHAM: Services 6 p.m today and 8:40 a.m. Satur-
OVER HOLIDAYS . . . serving
day. Judge Nathan J. Kaufman will speak on "The Synagogue
Needs Help." (See Story).
meals and providing the best
CONG. GEMILUTH CHASSODIM: Services 6:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m.
Saturday. Rabbi Litke will speak on "Time of Renewal."
TEMPLE ISRAEL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Dr. Fram will speak
A well known Rabbi will con-
on "The Emergence of the Space Age." Dennis Scott Lieberman,
duct the Sedorim.
Bar Mitzvah. Saturday services 11 a.m. Bar Mitzvah of Jonathan
Ira Wayne.
Please make your reserva-
CONG. BNAI JACOB: Services 6:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday.
tions early . . . write or call ...
Rabbi Isaac will speak on "The Importance of the Coming Month."
TEMPLE BETH JACOB, Pontiac: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi
Conrad will speak on "When Moses had finished his task, a cloud
146 Cass Ave., Mt. Clemens, Mich.
covered the Tabernacle," in tribute to Rabbi Morris Adler.
HO 8-8012
CONG. BETH SHALOM: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Halpern will
speak on "Needed Jewish Ecumenicism." Deborah Shulman, Bat
DETROIT: Mrs. Wiatrak
DI 1-1772
CONG. AHAVAS ACHIM: Services 6:25 p.m. today and 8:40 a.m. Sat-
urday. Rabbi Panitz will speak on "A Timetable of Operations."
Jeffrey Schreiber, Bar Mitzvah.
BNAI MOSHE SYNAGOGUE: Services 6:15 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m.
Saturday. Bnai Mitzvah of Jeffrey Rapoport and Mark Zucker.
For all people who desire information regarding professions, retirement
BETH AARON SYNAGOGUE: Services 6 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m.
programs, Ulpan program of study, kibbutzim, housing and more
Saturday. Bnai Mitzvah of Arlan Broder and Philip Katz.
No Religious Issues
CONG. SHAAREY ZEDEK: Services 6:25 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Satur-
day. Alan Colbert and Barry Lowell Krupp, Bnai Mitzvah.
for Romanian Jews,
will be in Detroit on Thursday, March 24th.
CONG. BNAI DAVID: Services 6:15 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
Appointments may be hod by calling Diamond 1-0669, Haylin Green-
Chief Rabbi States
Bernard Ravitz and Dana Lawrence, Bnai Mitzvah.
berg Institute, 19161 Schaefer Highway. All other inquiries may be
ADAS SHALOM: Services 6:15 p.m. today and 7:45 a.m. Saturday.
LONDON (JTA) — Dr. Moses
made to regional office, 13947 Cedar Rd., Cleveland, Ohio 44118,
Brent Beresh, Bar Mitzvah.
Rosen, Chief Rabbi of Romania,
CONG. BETH JOSEPH: Services 6:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday. who arrived here for a brief visit
Regular services will be held at the Downtown Synagogue.
to London, said there were no re-
ligious problems facing the Jews
of Romania. He reported that
Men's Club Sabbath
there were -now 100,000 Jews in
the country living in 72 communi-
Set at Beth Abraham
C o n g. Beth Abraham's annual ties.
Dr. Norman Drachier, education- Men's Club Sabbath will be com-
In the capital city of Bucharest,
al director of Temple Beth El, memorated at Sabbath services he noted, there were 24 syna-
has advised the board of trustees 8:40 a.m. Saturday, Dr. Robert gogues where services take place
that due to his increasing duties Schlaff, synagogue president, and morning and evening as well as
as assistant superintendent of the Sam Sweet, president of its men's on sabbaths and holidays. Jewish
Detroit Public Schools he must club, announced.
education, he said, is provided in
reluctantly relin-
Morris Davis, past president of supplementary Jewish schools after
quish his post at
the men's club and chairman of the normal school hours.
It can -- very easily — by visiting your local
the Temple, ef-
Kosher meat, Dr. Rosen said, is
the synagogue Hebrew school
fective as of July
book store or ordering directly from us.
board, is in charge of arrange- sold in the state shops where a
1. Dr. Drachler's
are proud to have published this unique
resignation w a s
tained by the Jewish community.
accepted with
Judge Nathan J. Kaufman, a
most popular Haggadah. It is edited by
A newspaper, the Jewish Journal,
deep regret by
past president of the men's club, edited by Dr. Rosen himself, is pub-
Morris Silverman with brilliant color
the board of trus-
will preach a sermon "The lished in Hebrew, Yiddish and
tees and a corn-
throughout. The translation is
Synagogue Needs Help," and Rab- Romanian with its entire 7,000
mittee w a s ap-
bi Israel I. Halpern, will officiate circulation sold out.
new — perfect for every Sedar with facts and
pointed by Sidney Dr. Drachler
and participate in the service with
folk-lore interwoven with the service. Hebrew
Noting that an extensive re-
J. Karbel, president of the Tem- the lay offcers and members of
ple, to arrange a service of tribute men's club, who will chant the building program was underway
and English prayers and songs in parallel
to Dr. Drachler, followed by a re- liturgical portions. The club will which affected many of the coun-
columns. Large easy to read Hebrew charac-
ception Friday evening, May 6.
be host at kiddish following the try's synagogues, Dr. Rosen said
ters and English letters. $1.00-paperbound,
that no synagogue is demolished
Nationally recognized as one of service.
without the Chief Rabbis consent
the leading educators in the coun-
$1.95 clothbound, $3.75 handsome deluxe gift
and that he gave such consent only
try, Dr. Drachler has served Tem-
edition. Also, Spanish edition $1.60.
The membership of Beth Abra- when a new synagogue facility was
ple Beth El for more than 14
years. During his administration ham will hold the quarterly meet- provided. In cases where there
the religious school has grown ing of the congregation 8:30 p.m. were no Jews left in a particular
Hartford, Connecticut
from 900 children in 1951 to 1,300 Tuesday at the synagogue. Dr. Ro- area, Dr. Rosen said that he per-
in 1966 and the high school de- bert Schlaff, president, will pre- mits the demolition of the syna-
gogue but not its conversion to
partment from 70 to 225.
Prayer Book Press
other purposes.
Dr. Drachler received his BA
n410 Asylum Street
and MA degrees in Education at
The youth group's steering com-
Hartford, Conn.
Wayne State University and PhD mittee of Beth Abraham will meet Sephardic Accent Urged
enclose $
to cover the cost of
from the University of Michigan. for brunch in the home of Rabbi
LONDON (JTA)—The Federation
Haggadahs at $
He took post graduate work at and Mrs. Israel I. Halpern, 18681
of Women Zionists adopted a reso-
Orders promptly filled
Columbia University Teacher's Santa Rosa, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
lution here Wednesday, calling on
College. He has been affiliated
• •••••,...
Jewish educators to adopt the
with the Detroit public schools for
the past 30 years and is a former

member of the faculty of Wayne a minute too late. — Amer. pro- in Israel in synagogue religious
State University. He is a past
president of the National Associ-
ation of Temple Educators and has
participated actively in the work
of the commission on Jewish edu-
Congregation Beth Abraham will hold PUBLIC SEDORIM in the
cation of the Union of American
NUSBAUM HALL of Beth Abraham Synagogue the first and second
Hebrew Congregations and the
nights of PASSOVER.
Central Conference of American
Catered elegantly by Mayfair Kosher Catering

Drachler Resigns
Post at Beth El

Will a magnificent Haggadah
grace your Sedar table
this Passover?




Monday, April 4th and Tuesday, April 5th

Led by

Those who bring gossip will
carry it.
—Amer. proverb.

18—Friday, March 18, 1966

Rabbi Israel Halpern and Cantor Shabtai Ackerman

For Information and Reservations Call the



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