Friday, July 15, 1966-13
Ettenheimer Named Beth El President; Sonenklars to Hold1 THE DETROI T JEWISH NEWS
M. L. Butzel Resigns Because of Illness Reunion in Israel
ong. Shaarey Zedek's Teachers
Mrs. Jacob Sonenklar, wife of
. Due to sudden illness, Martin L. City Club, Hundred Club of De-
Butzel, on the advice of his phy- troit, Regency Club (board mem- Shaarey Zedek's cantor, will be Form Mutual Benefit Association
reunited with the brother she has
sician, resigned as president of
Temple Beth EL The members of j
the board of trustees accepted his '
resignation with deep -regret, ex-
pressing fervent wishes for his
complete recovery. Butzel will re-
main as first vice president.
The • board unanimously elected
Aubrey H. Ettenheimer as presi-
\) dent. Stanley J. Winkelman re-
mains as first vice-president. Alan
E. Schwartz was elected second
vice president; and Archie Katcher
was elected treasurer.
Ettenheimer entered Beth El's
religious school in the kindergarten
grade when the present Temple
was opened in 1922. He was con-
ber), life member of the Jewish
Chautauqua Society and Brandeis
University, and a 32nd degree
Mason and Shriner.
Ettenheimer was graduated from
Wayne State University as a civil
engineer. He is a licensed real
estate broker and builder and a
partner in the firm of Rose
During World War II he served
as a lieutenant colonel in the Corps
of Engineers of the U. S. Army and
is presently a member of the Offi-
cers' Reserve Corps. He is married
to the former Hilda Rothenberg.
They are the parents of one daugh-
ter, Karen, a member of the high
school department of the religious
school of Temple Beth El.
Reform Jews Push
Equal Rights for
Their Israel Rabbis
LONDON (JTA) — The World
Union for Progressive Judaism,
now holding a six-day international
conference here, last weekend
adopted a resolution urging the
Israel government to grant Reform
rabbis in Israel the right to per-
form marriages and similar func-
The conference also urged that
Reform congregations in Israel
be given "equal treatment by the
ministry of religious affairs and
no longer be discriminated against
in applications for aid, such as
funds -for synagogue buildings."
The conference decision and
AUBREY H. ETTENHEIMER
challenge to the existing religious
firmed in 1931, and graduated System in Israel came from 500
from the high school department delegates representing 800 Reform
as well as from the College of congregations in 29 countries.
The conference announced
Jewish Studies. He served as
president of the Men's Club, as a plans for a legal battle in Israel
member of the board of trustees to enable Liberal rabbis and
congregations to perform such
and as treasurer of the temple.
He is a member of the board of ministerial functions.
Rabbi Jacob K. Shankman of
governors of the Jewish Welfare
Federation, and a board member New Rochelle, N. Y., president, re-
of the Jewish Community Center, ported that the organization's
Detroit Service Group and Detroit seven Israeli congregations and
Round Table of Christians and four rabbis were prepared to take
legal steps to obtain full rights to
During the past three years he perform their ministerial tasks.
He said that the Liberal laymen
served as chairman of the real
estate and building division of the and rabbis in Israel had formed a
Allied Jewish Campaign and for National Progressive Religious
the past five years was a mem- Council and had won some sup-
ber of the executive board of the port in the Israel press and from
National Federation of Temple Members of parliament. They "are
Brotherhoods and the Jewish! ready now to demand, and become
Chautauqua Society. He is a mem- embattled for, recognition as rab-
ber of the Mortgage Bankers As- bis by Israel's chief rabbinate,"
sociation of America, Detroit Mort- he said.
Liberal Israeli groups, he told
gage Bankers Association, Frank-
lin Hills Country Club, Standard- the convention, "have stood up
heroically a n d unflinchingly
against petty annoyances, polit-
ical obstructionism, irritating
and costly litigation • and even
official religious opposition and
The seven congregations conduct
regular religious services, hold
religious school classes for chil-
dren and adults, conduct extensive
youth activities, lecture on Liberal ,
Judaism at schools and collectives
I and have published their own
prayerbook, mahzor and hag-
:, gadah, he said.
i 1 He indicated that the world or-
; ganization planned to advise the
Liberal rabbis in Israel "to work
•patiently and creatively to build
their congregations and teach their
I children, and through the spoken
and written word ever widen the
understanding and meaning of
progressive Judaism. We shall
support and encourage their ef-
forts on the firing line," he
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Rabbi Shankman urged the dele-
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representation to the Soviet Union
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Sonenklars visit Israel early next
Abraham Bernstein. 58, and his
wife migrated to Israel from Rus-
sia three months ago.
It will be the first time that
Cantor Sonenklar has seen his
brother-in-law. Cantor Sonenklar
has been to Israel four times and
his wife twice. They plan to stay
Mrs. Sonenklar and her brother
came from a family of 18 children
in Carpathia, in what was formerly
Czechoslovakia. Three of the 18
survive. A brother, who lives in
New York, also will be present for
the reunion in Israel.
* * *
From the Other Direction
Mnucha Chait of Givataim, Is-
rael, on a visit here with her sis-
ter, Mrs. Charles Smith of San
Juan Ave., said her husband Is-
aac's diary as a pioneer in Israel
has recently been published.
The diary, "Shmarnu al ha'Or"
(We Watched the Light) relates
his experience as an electrical
gineer in Tiberias working for the
Ruttenberg Foundation, forerunner
of the government owned utility.
Printed in Hebrew, the diary is
in a limited edition.
The Chaits met in Russia and
were married almost 10 years
later in Israel, Mr. Chait having
emigrated earlier. Among the ex-
periences described in the diary
was his work on electricity lines
during the War of Independence.
The visitor will be here till the
end of the month. She Was here on
a sorrowful mission following the
death of her nephew, Albert, last
Teachers of the Congregation
Shaarey Zedek Religious Schools
have formed an association to pro-
mote the mutual interests of the
school and teachers.
Sol Panush, chairman of the
association, noted that the pur-
poses of the new association are
to further the cause of Hebrew
culture and values, to enhance
and strengthen the Hebrew teach-
ing profession, and to promote pro-
fessional, economic and cultural
advancement of the members of
Ya'acov Golany and Sidney Kel-
man, serving with Panush on the
executive committee, emphasized
that the welfare of teachers and
the welfare of the children tend
to be synonymous. They are confi-
dent that security, status and rea-
listic benefits for the Hebrew
teacher will facilitate greater res-
pect for the profession, and thus
contribute to the alleviation of the
shortage in the Hebrew teaching
profession. A positive environment
for Hebrew education generally
will thereby be created, they
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