THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
16—Friday, June 3, 1966
Rabbi Hammer Speaks
at Ahavas Achim
Cong. Ahavas Achim will mark
its observance of the 80th anniver-
sary of the Jewish Theological
Seminary's founding as the cen-
tral institution of Conservative
Judaism with a reception at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Ben
Lewis, 19501 Robson, Monday eve-
ning, June 6, it was announced by
Dr. Manuel Feldman, AhaVas
Achim president, and Rabbi Sey-
mour M. Panitz.
The reception committee in
formation includes Dr. and Mrs.
Kenneth Belen, Cantor Simon
Bermanis, Jack A. Bonin, Albert
Burke, Dr. Manuel Feldman,
Mitchell Feldman, Mr. and Mrs.
David Grainer, Mr. and Mrs. Larry
Guttenberg, Mrs. Norma Hudosh,
Bernard Isaacs, Morris Karbal,
Judge George D. Kent, Mr. and
Mrs. Isadore Leeman, Sol M. Lef-
ton, Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Levey,
Barney Levine, Jeanette Lewis,
Rose Lewis, Rabbi and Mrs. Sey-
mour M. Panitz, Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Partovich, and David
Rabbi Robert A. Hammer, of
Beth El Congregation, Akron, 0.,
will be the guest speaker. Born
in Syracuse, N.Y.,
attended Syr a-
w a s graduated
a BA degree in
1953, a n d from
the Jewish The-
ary in 1958,
where he was Rabbi Hammer
ordained with a Master of Hebrew
Literature. White at the seminary,
he received the homiletics prize,
medieval Hebrew a w a r d, and
Friedenwald prize in Jewish The-
ology. From 1958-60 he was Jew-
ish chaplain for the 15th Air Force
Strategic Air Command and from
1960-64 served as rabbi of Rodef
Shalom Congregation, D env e r,
Colorado. While in Denver he was
Hillel Advisor at Denver Univer-
Bnai David Returns
Kraizman to Top Post
Jack J. Kraizman was re-elected
president of Bnai David at the 74th
of the congrega-
with him were
Neil M. Kalef as
first vice presi-
dent, Harry Kol-
t onow as third
Arthur J. C o I e,
Newly elected for a one-year
term was Dr. Maurice M. Silver-
man to the office of second vice
A board of trustees appointed
by the officers will be confirmed
in several weeks.
Stanford Clergy Back
Rabbi in Chapel Quest
STANFORD, Calif. — Protestant
and Catholic clergy at Stanford
University have backed Rabbi
Charles Familant in his request
for a suitable site for Jewish
The Christian clergy have re-
fused to hold their services in the
university's Memorial Church un-
til such time as the university
authorities consent to provide
facilities for the rabbi.
Familant refused to hold his
services in the church as he claimed
the Christian symbols were "in-
compatible" with Jewish worship.
The campus gymnasium, where
Jewish services had been held,
was ruled unavailable by university
authorities for Friday night Sab-
Oak-Woods Young Israel to Start
Building of Sanctuary With Ceremony
Participating will be Major
Cornerstone-setting exercises at
the new school and sanctuary Joseph Forbes of Oak Park; Sol
TEMPLE ISRAEL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Dr. Fram will speak on
"The Holocaust of the Six Million." Jonathan August Braun, Bar
Mitzvah. Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Hebrew school closing
YOUNG ISRAEL of NORTHWEST DETROIT: Services 7:30 p.m. to-
day and 9 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Prero will speak on "Spiritual
Status." Arnold Daien, Bar Mitzvah.
CONG. BETH EL: Services 5:30 p.m. today and 11:15 a.m. Saturday.
Rabbi Kanter will speak on "Stop ! Don't Criticize." Aaron D. Rubin,
TEMPLE BETH AM: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Jessel will speak
on "Give Me that Old Time Sermon."
CONG. BETH JACOB: Services 7:45 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday.
Rabbi Isaac will speak on "The Menorah." Bernard G-onik, Bar
CONG. BETH ABRAHAM: Services 7 p.m. today and 8:40 a.m. Rabbi
Halpern will speak on "Fame: 'To Seek or To Shun.'" Mark Tru-
bowitz, Bar Mitzvah.
CONG. BNAI DAVID: Services 7:45 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. Satur-
day. Charles Brown and Kenneth A. Jacobs, Bnai Mitzvah.
1SHAAREY ZEDEK: Services 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday. Daniel
Kalman Podolsky and Roger Jay Weisberg, Bnai Mitzvah.
YOUNG ISRAEL CENTER of OAK-WOODS: Services 7:30 p.m. today
and 9 a.m. Saturday. Michael Cohen, Bar Mitzvah.
CONG. MISHKAN ISRAEL: Services 7:45 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Sat-
urday. Sam Nothman, Bar Mitzvah.
CONG. BETH SHALOM: Services 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday.
Ned Meisner, Bar Mitzvah.
CONG. BNAI MOSHE: Services 7 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m. Saturday.
Lawrence Gunsberg, Bar Mitzvah.
ADAS SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Services 6 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m.
Saturday. Kenneth Kron and Dennis Park, Bnai Mitzvah.
Regular services will be held at Downtown Synagogue, Cong. Beth
Moses, Beth Aaron and Temple Emanu-El, which will graduate 12
young people from its hebrew school at the Friday services.
Pontiac Honors Rabbi Conrad
at End of Service to Beth Jacob
The ecumenical spirit as per-
sonified by Rabbi Ernst J. Conrad
was extolled Wednesday evening
at a testimonial dinner for the
Pontiac rabbi, who is leaving his
post at Temple Beth Jacob.
Rabbi Conrad, whose contract
terminated at the end of a four-
year term, was praised by his
Christian colleagues for his serv-
ice to Pontiac and Oakland County.
He told The Jewish News that
his own immediate plans are not
definite, but that a successor has
been named by the board of Tem-
ple Beth Jacob. He is Rabbi Philip
Berkowitz, a current graduate of
the Hebrew Union College, sem-
inary of the Reform movement.
Two hundred friends of the
rabbi — from the congregation
and general community — were
in attendance at the Franklin
Hills Country Club. Among them
were some 25 clergymen of all
Rev. Jack H. C. Clark, execu-
tive director of the Pontiac Area
Council of Churches, cited Rabbi
Conrad for "his influence on our
lives and his role in the commu-
nity" in the area of human re-
Rabbi Conrad, who was named as
the Pontiac man best personifying
the spirit of ecumenism by the
council of churches last year, re-
ceived a citation from Rev. Clark
on behalf of the Pontiac Pastors
The rabbi's work for improved
race relations was pointed out by
Dr. Harry L. Riggs, former presi-
dent of the Pontiac Urban League.
Chancellor Durwood Varner of
Oakland University described Rab-
bi Conrad's understanding of and
help to young people.
Varner said Rabbi Conrad "has
Among his new activities
in the community, he has served
on the Pontiac Citizens Commit-
tee on Youth and is counselor to
Jewish students at Oakland,
where he also teaches a course
in biblical archaeology.
Father James L. Hayes of St.
Michael's Roman Catholic Church
in Pontiac, said Rabbi Conrad
"has educated us Christians in the
values of Judaism."
Rabbi Leon Fram, president of
the Michigan Association of Re-
form Rabbis, and Congressman
Billie S. Farnum also expressed
their admiration for the rabbi in
brief remarks. Shelby Newhouse
was master of ceremonies, and
Rabbi Israel Goodman and Rev.
Robert Marshall also participated.
Honored with Rabbi Conrad was
his wife Natalie. The couple cele-
brated their seventh wedding an-
-niversary the day before.
Rabbi Conrad responded to the
testimonials with the comment that
"the study of Torah is not an act
of learning, but an act of works.
The main role of a rabbi is to
teach (but) . . . action must ac-
company teaching . . . Religion and
education and social welfare . . .
can make a contribution to
strengthening common ideals . . ."
To those who would insist that
"God is dead," citing the murder of
the Six Million, as "proof," Rabbi
Conrad — who lost his own mother
in Auschwitz — said, "Just be-
cause we sacrifice to the fool-
ishness of man doesn't mean we
should despair of man." Meaning-
ful sacrifices, he said, "kindle new
Bnai Israel CiteS
Charles Jacobs, president of
Cong. Bnai Israel of Pontiac for
the past decade, was honored at
a banquet at the synagogue
A silver Torah breastplate,
crowns and pointer were given to
the synagogue in Jacobs' honor,
and he was given a gold watch by
Participants in the program in-
cluded Rabbi Israel Goodman,
spiritual leader of the congrega-
tion, Rabbi Ernst Conrad of Tem-
ple Beth Jacob, Kay Sirlin, Mrs.
David Saks and Irwin Cohn.
Chairman of the banquet was
Philip Jacobs. Meyer Simon was
master of ceremonies.
Rabbi Segal to Preach
at Theological Seminary
Rabbi Jacob E. Segal of Adas
Shalom Synagogue has been in-
vited by the chancellor of the
Jewish Theological Seminary to
deliver the baccalaureate sermon
preceding the seminary com-
mencement exercises Saturday
Dr. Louis Finkelstein asked
Rabbi Segal to preach his sermon
in the seminary synagogue to a
congregation including the semin-
ary faculty and members of the
rabbinical school's graduating
building of the Young Israel Cen-
ter of Oak-Woods will be held 11
a.m. Sunday at 24061 Coolidge,
Colors will be presented by the
Young Israel-sponsored boy scout
troop, and David I. Berris will
serve as master of ceremonies..
Lessman, president of the organ-
ization; Phillip Stollman, chairman
of the building committee; Rabbi
Leizer Levin, president of the Vaad
by Beth Abraham
THE BEST IN
SALES AND SERVICE
Harabonim; Rabbi Samuel Prero,
Young Israel of Northwest; and
Rabbi James I. Gorden, of the
Young Israel Center of Oak - Woods.
Cong. Beth Abraham reelected
Dr. Robert Seblaff as president for
the coming year at its annual meet-
Re-elected also were Henry
Thumin as first vice president and
chairman of the board of trustees
of the congregation, and Sam
Kaufer, second vice president.
Other elected officers are treas-
urer, Irving Adler; financial secre-
tary, Joseph Viedrah; recording
secretary, Edward Rice, and new
trustees, Sam Sweet, Dr. Ben R.
Diskin, Sam Zack, and Irving Eisen-
Theodore Scholnick, president
of the men's club; Mrs. Raymond
Dunn, president of sisterhood;
Louis Ellenbogen, president of the
congregational cemetery associa-
tion; and Morris Indianer and Jake
Moskovitz, officers of the congre-
gational Free Loan Association and
Galician Society, are appointed
members of the board of trustees. 855
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