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July 01, 1966 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-07-01

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Rabbi Conrad Named Spiritual Leader of The New Temple

Rabbi Ernst J. Conrad was se-
lected Wednesday night as spirit-
ual leader of the newly formed
New Temple.
At an organization meeting
called by the charter members of
the congregation, it was announced
that Rabbi Conrad will take over
the pulpit as of Sept. 1, and the
first services will be held the fol-
lowing night, Sabbath Eve, Sept. 2.
Rabbi Conrad is formally under
contract to Cong. Beth Jacob until
the end of this summer.

The congregation will draw
members largely from Oakland
County. The only other Reform
temples in that area are Beth
Jacob and Temple Emanu-El,
which has closed its membership
rolls for the time being.

"The curriculum of the Union-
Central Conference of American
Rabbis will form the b a sic re-
ligious school program with such
modifications as meet the needs of
pupils and parents in our area.
"Bar and Bat Mitzvah training
will be offered. A mid-week He-

Moroccan Jew Bolsters
Community's Morale—
With Help From JDC

RABAT—In Morocco,. as in the
U.S.A., one man can make a com-
munity. All he needs is unlimited
devotion, enthusiasm, persistence
— and, in Morocco, a little help
from the Joint Distribution Com-
The statement of principles pre-
(Fully a third of the 70,000 Jews
sented by the nine charter mem- in Morocco benefit from welfare
bers of the congregation is as fol-
"It intends upon corporation to
apply for affiliation with the Union
of American Hebrew Congrega-
tions, parent body of the 660 Re-
form congregations of the Western
Hemisphere. During Sabbath and
festival services, the Union Prayer-
book will be used. However, the
congregation will experiment with
various forms of worship.
"Religious school classes are services that JDC supports with
planned for kindergarten through funds from the United Jewish Ap-
grade 10. Upon conclusion of the peal. )
In Rabat, Morocco's sprawling
10th grade, confirmation exercises
Westernized capital city, the man
will be held.

Demand Life Terms
for 5 Nazis on Trial

prosecution in the 79-day trial of
10 former Nazis accused of mass
murder of Jews in Tarnopol in
occupied Galicia has demanded
life sentences for five of the
defendants. Lesser sentences were
asked for two others and acquittals
for the remaining three.
The . defendants were charged
with the murder of at least 20,000
Jews between 1941 and 1943. The
prosecution asserted that the de-
fendants had no excuse, having
committed the murders voluntarily
and that they could have avoided
the murders if they had wished
to do so.

Life terms were demanded for
Herman Mueller, 57, now a bus-
nessman, who was leader of the
Nazi security service in Tarnopol
and who was charged with 33
counts of murder and complicity
in five other cases of murder;
Paul Radel, 60; Thomas Hasen-
berg, 57; Walter Lamborg, 55;
and Willi Hermann, 56.

The prosecution asked for a
term of eight years for Horst
Winkler, 59, and five and a half
years for Paul Mellar. Acquittal
for lack of evidence was asked
for Erwin Czerwonym, Julius Aust
and Hubert Schwach.
A total of 120 witnesses were
heard during the trial, one of the
longest in postwar Germany.
Sentences are not expected to be
imposed before July.
In the Hague the Dutch Parlia-
ment approved by a large majority
a decision of Justice Minister No
Samkalden to transfer temporarily
the ailing German war criminal
Willy Lages to a West German
The 64-year-old former Nazi is
serving a life term in Breeda
prison on conviction of aiding in
the deportation of 70,000 Jews
from Holland to Nazi death camps
during the war. The Liberal Party,
the Farmers Party and the Com-
munists opposed the temporary
In Bonn, a seven-year prison
sentence imposed last February on
Martin . Fellenz, a former SS of-
ficer convicted of participation in
the mass murder of Jews in Cracow
during World War II, went into
effect Tuesday.

is Elie Benattar (above), a suc-
cessful businessman in his mid-
dle 40s who channels a good part
of his abounding energy into
making life better for his fellow
Jews. For the community's 4,500
Jews—many of whom still live in
the teeming slums of the "mel-
lah" (ghetto)—Benattar is "Mr.
He is a member of the com-

brew session is anticipated. We are
looking forward to an active youth
group of high school age. Jewish
adult education will be planned by
the interested members of the con-
gregation as will a meaningful so-
cial action program designed to
involve our members constructive-
ly in the issues of our time.
"Above all, we propose to imbide
the members with a sense of be-
longing and warmth so that they
will be eager to participate
throughout in the decision-making
process. Freedom-of pew and pul-
pit is a cornerstone of our pro-
posed temple.
"It is to reflect our best under-
standing of the ageless tradition
of Judaism and of the finest aspi-
rations of American democracy."
The statement of principles was
presented as a working basis, and
will be ratified at a later date by
the full membership.
Rabbi Conrad said he hoped the
New Temple congregation would
be considered a part of the Greater
Detroit Jewish community.
Mrs. Morris Mersky is tempo-
rary chairman of the religious
school committee. Ray Rappaport,
temporary vice president, spoke
on the social and interfaith group

activity among the youth, who will
provide social services in line with
the work Rabbi Conrad has done
for the patients of Pontiac State
Hospital. He continues to be Jew-
ish chaplain there.
Julian Scott, temporary presi-
dent, presided at the meeting, and
Louis Golden opened it hailing the
"special- kind of person who wishes
to pioneer a congregation of this
. It was felt that by encouraging
"Liberal Reform Judaism," with

a certain amount of experimenta-
tion in form of ritual, the services
would carry more meaning for the
membership. The Union Prayer-
book will be adhered to, however.
Majority opinion, it was stressed,
will determine the degree of in-
volvement by the congregation in
social issues, as well as the form
ritual gradually takes.
Offices of the temple, which has
no sanctuary as yet, are at
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munity committee; he is president
of the Soupe Populaire (communi-
ty canteen) which daily feeds 60
aged and destitute Jews; he is
president of the aide scolaire
which runs a feeding program for
500 children, many from poverty-
stricken families; and he initiated
and is chairman of the relodge-
ment program for the aged.
He often supervises personally
the monthly distribution of family
food parcels to some 400 people
and, at Passover, the special dis-
tribution of matzo, wine and
money (See picture). The parcels
consist of U.S. Food for Peace—
flour, oil, cereals, and powdered
milk—which JDC augments with
sardines, sugar, and soap, so that
families on the community's wel-
fare roll can have a more ade-
quate diet.

Moscow Fair Visitors
Forbidden to Keep
Israeli Souvenirs

LONDON (JTA) — Visitors to
the recent Israeli Pavilion at the
International Fair in Moscow were
asked by Soviet guards to leave
behind souvenirs they had picked
up at the pavilion.
Israel's invitation to participate
in the Soviet International Modern
Agricultural Machinery and Equip-
ment Fair attracted considerable
speculation initially. Later it was
learned that while the. participa-
tion was widely publicized outside
of the Soviet Union, there was no
mention in the Soviet Union about
the Israeli pavilion, according to
additional information coming to
It was also learned that despite
the enthusiastic response to the
Israeli exhibits, particularly the
irrigation and food - picking ma-
chines, no sales of the machines
were made in Moscow. Offers to
sell such machinery in the Soviet
Union were met with blunt rejec
tions, according to the reports.
Soviet television and Soviet
journalists covered the Israeli
pavilion fully but none of the
Paul Haber of San Jose, 'Calif., coverage appeared either on Soviet
won the singles title at the United television or in the Soviet press.
States National Handball Tourna- All of the reports were entirely for
foreign distribution.

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