Zeltzer Re-Elected Hebrew Schools'
President; Detroit Education Status
Reviewed at 46th Annual Meeting
George M. Zeltzer was re-elected
president of the United Hebrew
Schools at the 46th annual meet-
ing of the schools, which was pre-
ceded by a dinner, Tuesday eve-
ning, at the Esther Berman branch
of the schools.
Abe Kasle was re-elected hon-
:ary president• Leonard E. Bar-
Mitchell Feldman and Gordon
I. Ginsberg were elected vice presi-
Van Duren- fucker
Vows to Be Spoken
, ions circle by starting at the
top. We must stress education
of the adolescent, post-adoles-
cent, young adults .. make the
high schools bigger to create
more classrooms . . . make ad-
ult education a serious business."
Graduates Plan Commencement Party
Fourteen graduates of the Mid-
rasha, (College of Jewish Studies),
will hold a melave malkah honor-
ing their graduation .9 pan_ June
4, at the. Esther Berman Branch
United Hebrew Schools.
The program will consist of
Havd alah service, presentation of
gifts, community singing and danc-
ing. Highlight of the evening will
be an original satirical skit pre-
sented by the graduates: and based
on their experiences during their
years at the United Hebrew
On • the steering committee are
Jay Masserman, Sheilah Goldberg
and Marcia Segall. Other gradus.
ates include Manya Auster, Sarah
Berman, Yoram Dahav, Anna
Greenwald, Dan Guyer, Evelyn
Klein, B a th- S h ev a Kramer, Sarah
Miller, Sarah Moore, Stanley Skup-
sky and Thy Weingarten.,
The public is invited.
One obstacle to the vision, Gold-
farb said, is "community fragmen-
"The more than 1,500,000 sub-
tation, false divisions based on. in-
scribers to Israel Bonds have
For the HY Spot
shared in an enterprise of truly
"Laymen are the comm.unity.
Of Your Affair
historic significance for the surv-
They must always be mindful of
ival of the Jewish people. They
the three-dimensional relationship
have helped provide the pioneers
between the community and Jew-
of Israel with the tools to rebuild
their homeland in peace and und-
Ani His Orchestra
Thus, the community "must have
erstanding. They have helped con-
the responsibility for conducting
' struct a nation where freedom
Jewish education." It must make
MISS SARAH VAN DUREN
• Distinctive Ceremonies
that Jewish education central in
its planning, he said, and
Hubert H. Humphrey.
students identify with the com- Duren of James Ave., Oak Park
announce the engagement of their
David Ben-Gurion always used daughter Sarah. to Thomas S.
THE WHOLE TOWN'S BUZZING
to employ the words hazon (vis- Tucker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack
ion) and Ititzuah (getting the thing
done) in his speeches, Goklfarb field.
About the Unique and Original Flower
Miss Van Duren attended Michi-
said. "Neither can exist by itself
Designs by Ceil and Ben Stocker for
and have any validity. We must gan State University.. Her fiance
add to these, daily, the word ak- attends Michigan State University ,
Those Very Special Occasions !
where he is majoring in micro-
GEORGE M. ZELTZER
In his year-end report, Zeltzer biology.
Come in and Let us Show YOU Why Is!.
dents; William A. Voiles, secre- said 3,500 students are currently
The wedding will take place
tary; Jack Shenkman, treasurer; enrolled in the United Hebrew Dec. 27.
and Arthur Lubin, assistant treas- Schools, 222 of these in the high
school department,. Another 200
Party Rower Specialists
The following board members are attending. classes in the South-
were re-elected for another three-. field branch, located in the Bias
15212 W. 7 MILE RD.
year term: Mandell L. Berman, ney School. Five acres of land
have been purchased, with the as-
Cohn, Lawrence W. Crohn, Alfred sistance of United Jewish Chari-
Deutsch, Philip J. Gilbert, Gordon ties, and a permanent structure is
I. Ginsberg, Jay Rosenshine, Wil- to be built there, on 12 Mile Rd.
liam R. Roth, David Safran, Ben-
Zeltzer called the changing
jamin Weiss and Harry Yudkoff. neighborhood "a serious test for
The following were elected to our community, but even, more So
replace four vacancies on the board a severe strain cal the United He-
and to serve for a three-year term: brew School s." Nevertheless,
Planned for November
NOW IN SOUTHFIELD
Harry J. Goldberg, Alex Kr a f t,
Stanley H. Marx and Marshall Wal-
The meeting was utilized to hon-
or three of the long-time members
of the UHS board — Lawrence W.
Crohn, Philip J. Gilbert and Mau-
ride Landau — for their services
during the last two decades.
William B. Goldfarb, president
of the National Council on Adult
Jewish Education and the Cleve-
land Bureau of Jewish Education,
issued several warnings to his De-
troit colleagues in a talk on "The
Role of the Layman in Planning
for Jewish Education."
Goldfarb, a Cleveland attorney,
insisted "We must involve the
power social structure of the com-
munity in Jewish educational en-
deavor; we must enlist the com-
munity—even modestly—to study."
He repeatedly stressed that it
is the laymen who set the stan-
, dards---even for the rabbinate,
'.'svho are "less concerned than they
sought to be about Jewish educa-
tion." Goldfarb suggested that
rabbis might find larger congrega-
tions were they "more to teach,
and less to preach."
He added that it is the respon-
sibility of Jewish laymen "to
seek and foster fiscal responsi-
bility" and "become engaged
in public relations on the widest
scale .. ."
The layman's relationship with
the prOfessional educator also
must be sound, Goldfarb said,
pointing out that "we must bring
the professionsals into line with re-
ality, give them scale and scope
and help them think in larger
terms . • . We must give the pro-
fessional educators authority, but
we must not abdicate that authori-
He called en haststanee on high
standards "the most important
function of laymen hi planning.
Don't be bludgeoned by the word
reality. we must stretch reality
to approach our vision."
Goldfarb described the "vicious
circle" in Jewish education: Thou-
sands of children, "often with in-
adequate teachers and no moti-
vatio•," leads to fewer students
in the high school and college,
and consequently means fewer
"Laymen must break this vie- l
"where the Children. are, we'll pro-
vide them with a Jewish eduea-
He enumerated among the de-
velopments of the last year a new
affiliation with the Orthodox
Young Israel of Oak-Woods con-
gregation; closer relationships with
the Yeshivath Beth Yehudah and
other communal schools; the new
program in teacher training—for
which a grant has been provided
to continue it in its second year,
acquiring public school teachers
with Jewish background to teach
certain mm-Hebrew subjects in
the UHS; and new ties with a
group of aeademic personnel at the
University of Michigan who have
sought Jewish instruction for their
With a grant from the Jewish
Welfare Federation, the U. of
M. program now involves 50
children, and is being advised
by the United Hebrew' Schools.
Jay Masserman, president of the
June graduating class of the Mid=
rasha, suggested the means to Jew-
ish survival among young people:
make Judaism a 24-hour job,
through home, synagogue, Hebrew
school, camp. Masserman, who has
been awarded a 'full year's schol-
arship to the Hebrew University in
Jerusalem by t h e American
Friends of Hebrew U., started his
Hebrew studies in the UHS ele-
mentary department 13 years ago
and has been teaching for three
Albert Elazar, UHS superinten-
dent, also pointed to strides at the
Hebrew schoolS, including the now
six-year-old accelerated program
for gifted children, of whom there
are now 122 attending special
classes. He called for new audio-
visual materials, teachers who can
provide eouneeling and v4siting
A musical program, directed by
SI:dome Biederman, • featured a
number of Hebrew selections by
the high school ehoir. David Gold-
man led in the grace after meals
and Rabbi Irving Schnipper pro-
nounced the invocation.
Gordon I. Ginsberg presided at
the dinner-meeting, and Mandell
Berman made the presentation of
plaques to the honorees of the eve-
ning, whose total service to the
UHS is more than 90 years.
Formerly "Candid Art"
Distinctive Portraits Color Candids
SOUTHFIELD AT 13 MILE ROAD
MISS KAREN HELLER
In The Country Corners Shopping Center
Mr. and Mrs. Albert G. Heller of
Stahelin Rd. announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Karen
Leigh to Samuel Leonard Moore,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan I.
Moore of Archdale Ave.
A November wedding is planned.
Alan Frenhel to Take
Bride, Naomi Hoffman
L arge selection o- mina
in many designs and
MISS NAOMI HOFFMAN
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Hoffman
of Audrey Ave. announce the en-
gagement of their daughter Naomi
Simone to Alan Joel Frenkel, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Frenkel
of Appoline Aye.
The bride-elect is a graduate of
Michigan State University. Her
fiance is a graduate of the Univer-
sity of Michigan, where he was: af-
filiated with Tau Beta Pi and Phi
Kappa Phi honorary fraternities.
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, May 20, 1966-33
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