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August 26, 1966 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-08-26

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Boris Smolar's

'Between You
.. and Me'



By BORIS SMOLAR
(Copyright, 1966, JTA, Inc.)

JEWISH IDENTITY: Jewish identity is a subject much talked
of nowadays in this country . . . A visit to the Brandeis Institute,
at Brandeis, Calif., gives direction to finding an answer to this
question . . . This is what some outstanding New York Jewish
leaders and educators have discovered after having spent a four-day
weekend at the Brandeis Camp Institute . • . They included such
personalities as Dr. John Slawson, executive vice-president of the
American Jewish Committee; David G. Salten, executive director of
the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York; Graenum
Berger, educational consultant of the New York Federation; Abraham
Goodman, known for his deep interest in Jewish education, and others
. . . During the four days they spent at the Brandeis Institute,
they were living with young men and women from 32 colleges in
17 states . . . They studied the "Brandeis approach" in strengthening
Jewishness through a method developed by DT. Shlomo Bardin,
executive director of the Brandeis Institute .. . Through this method
that Dr. Bardin has succeeded in the last 25 years to implant a strong
feeling of Jewish identity among 6,000 college students, about 10,000
younger children, and 5,000 adults . . . He has found the way to
make Judaism meaningful and relevant to college boys and girls, to
married couples and 'then to children.

*

ENTHUSIASTIC REFLECTIONS: Dr. Slawson returned from
Brandeis Institute to New York completely enchanted with Dr.
Bardin's method, which he considers extraordinary . . . "One walks
out of the weekend experience from the . Brandeis Institute with
pride in one's Jewish identity," Dr. Slawson told me enthusiastically
. . . He believes that the unique method developed by Dr. Bardin
has given a partial answer to the query as to the _"how" and as to
the "what" of Jewish identity, going beyond the stage of the "why"
of this identity ... In the opinion of Dr. Slawson, Dr. Bardin's method
should be studied carefully and employed wherever possible . . .
He recommends that a scientific study be made of the procedure
involved, weighing the relative effect of the influence of personality
and the quality of the process on the resulting experience . . . A
team consisting of a -sociologist, psychologist, and educator would
be the appropriate grOup, he suggests . . • . An analysis, in depth,
should be conducted, with emphasis on determining the degree to
which the process itself is transmittable . . . "Should this transmit-
tability be ascertained, then Dr. Bardin has evolved a valuaole tool for
Jewish continuity," Dr. Slawson asserts . . . Similar is • the view of
David Salten . .. He felt that the Brandeis Institute would give him
and Mr. Berger some ideas which could be used in planning the
educational programs of the camps and centers supported by the
New York Federation . . . "What I saw, however, exceeded my
most optimistic expectations," he stated later in New York . .. The
success of the Brandeis Camp program, he says, actually indicates
that a group of persons whose tie to Judaism is non-existent or greatly
attenuated can, within a short period of time, be inspired and informed
so that they view Judaism as an approach to life rather than as a
collection of anachronistic and dysfunctional beliefs and practices
. . . He finds Dr. Bardin's approach philosophical, humane, aesthetic
and essentially religious rather than dogmatic and smug . . . And
he advocates nationwide aid to Dr. Bardin for the creation of a
preparatory school for gifted youth.

Rep. Farbstein Urges
U.S. Cease Training
Arab "Warmongers"

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A de-
mand was made in the House of
Representatives that the United
States cease training military offi-
cers of Syria and other Arab states
in American military camps.
Rep. Leonard Farbstein, New
York Democrat, told the House
that most Congressmen Were un-
aware of such training until it was
recently revealed by Secretary of
Defense Robert McNamara in test-
imony before the House Armed
Services Committee.
In addition to Syrian military
personnel, officers of Lebanon,
Iraq, Jorda
n and Saudi Arabia are
also receiving free American train-
ing, he said. Rep. Farbstein stressed
that these countries had "vowed
to make war against Israel, and
that we are training men whom
McNamara termed their "best of-
ficers' to wage that war.
Rep. Farbstein also said he re-
garded this practice as "incon-
sistent with our stated policies,
contrary to our national interest
and dangerous." He declared he
was aware of an administration
argument that the Soviet Union
would train Arab officers if the
United States failed to do so. He
pointed out that the Arabs have
been blackmailing the United
States with this tactic for years.
"I think we have gone too far
in welcoming their officers to our
training camps," he said. "It is
one thing to sell arms on a busi-
ness basis, another to train these
men as our allies." He insisted
that "these Arab officers be sent
home" and that the United States
deny hospitality to "warmongers."

NEW YORK — Two scientists
supporting the move of Morton
Sobell for a new trial swore Mon-
day that key scientific - evidence
used to convict him was worth-
less.
Dr. Philip Morrison, professor of
physics at the Massachusetts In-
stitute of Technology, and Dr.
Henry Linschitz, pro f e s s o r of
physical chemistry at Brandeis
University, participated in the
production and assembling of the
atomic bomb that was exploded
over Nagasaki.
An alleged drawing of the
cross-section of the bomb was
said to have been turned over to
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg by
David Greenglass in 1945. They,
in turn, allegedly gave the draw-
ing and descriptive data to the

Soviet Union. The Rosenbergs
were executed in 1953, and So-
bell, who was implicated, was
convicted of espionage conspir-
acy and sentenced to 30 years in
prison. He is now in his 17th
year of that term.
At the time of the Rosenbergs'
conviction, Federal Judge Irving
R. Kaufman said they had put
"into the hands of the Russians
the A-bomb years before our best
scientists predicted Russia would
perfect the bomb."
Dr. Linschitz said the Green-
glass sketch and supporting data
allegedly passed to the Rosenbergs
was "too incomplete, ambiguous
and even incorrect to be of any
service or value to the Russians
in shortening the time required to
develop their nuclear bombs."

Friday, August 26,1966-15

Shomrey Emunah Synagogue

High Holiday Services at the airconditioned

Sanctuary — Schaefer corner Clarita

AUXILIARY SERVICES will also be held at the

Air Conditioned Labor Zionist Auditorium

19161 Schaefer Highway

Rabbi Sholem Flam and Rabbi Shaiall Zachariash of Toledo, Ohio
will conduct services.

Tickets for EITHER location available at the Synagogue
beginning, Sunday, August 28th
Evenings 7:30-9 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m.-Noon

For Inforination Mr. L. Laufer, Ticket Chairman, UN 4-4355
Mr. I. LEVIN, Pres., DI 7-9061

Give Your Child an Exceptional

Educational Experience at The

SHOLEM ALEICHEM NURSERY

19350 GREENFIELD at 7 MILE

• Spacious indoor and outdoor facilities

• A

happy introduction to Jewish Learning
• New, improved transportation system
• Monday thru Friday 3- or 5-day a week
program for 3 to 5 year olds

Together For The 10th Year — Our Successful Teaching Team

ALVA DWORKIN, RUTH KORN, MIRIAM COHEN

Licensed as a Nursery School and Kindergarten

CALL 342-7440 for Information and Application

Availability of Bible

Jerome Beatty, Jr., in his column
"Trade Winds" in Saturday Review,
carried this item:
James C. Bowling entered a book-
store in midtown New York and
asked a clerk, "Where do you keep
your Bibles?"
"Sorry, sir, we don't carry the
Bible."
"What?" Bowling said in aston-
ishment. "You don't carry the best-
selling book of all time?"
"We don't get many calls for it,"
was the reply.
Bowling got the same story at
OBJECT OF ADMIRATION: One of the greatest admirers of the two other bookstores and finally
Brandeis Camp is Abraham Goodman, the New York philanthropist found the Bible at Scribner's on
who has given his continuous, unwavering support to this institution Fifth Avenue.
from its very inception .. . "I am more proud of my active associa-
Patriot's Boast
tion with Brandeis than of any other activity in my life's record,"
Such is the patriot's boast,
he says . . . He points out that many of the 6,000 college students
whe'er we roam,
who have passed the portals of. the Brandeis Camp— and have been
His first, best country ever is
imbued with its spirit — have come from homes where Jewishness is
at home. — Oliver Goldsmith
hardly known . . . "They have brought their Jewish spirit back to
their homes, and particularly to their mothers," he stresses enthusiasti- (1764).
cally . . . He also speaks of the fact that the Brandeis Camp has for
many years been a gathering point for men and women of an older
HARRY THOMAS
age who come again and again to spend a weekend and take part
Fine Clothes for
in an inspiring and stimulating program which give added meaning
Over 30 Years
to their Jewishness and to their understanding of Jewish heritage
. . . Dr. Mordecai M. Kaplan, founder of the Reconstructionist move-
Open Sunday 11 to 4
ment, similarly has nothing but high praise for Brandeis Camp, which
15200 W. 7 Mile
has acquired the reputation of an institution where "men and women
3 Blocks E. of Greenfield
enter as 'goyim' and come out as Jews." . . . He describes the
Corner Sussex
educational method there as "conditioning without brainwashing."

Two Scientists Testify That Evidence
Against Sobell Was Useless Data

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES

AT BEAUTIFUL

BETH ABRAHAM SYNAGOGUE

SEVEN MILE ROAD WEST AT GREENLAWN

Desirable Seats for SOCIAL HALL SERVICES.
Limited space still available in Main Sanctuary.

Officiating in Main Sanctuary — Rabbi Israel I .Halpern, Cantor
Shabtai Ackerman, choir directed by Israel Fuchs. In Nusbaum Hall,

Rabbi Martin I. Tatelbaum, Cantor Edward Feigelman.

OFFICE HOURS: Daily 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Evenings 7:00-8:45 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

For Information Call Synagogue Office
UN 1-6696

Public Selichot Services Saturday, Sept. 10, at 11:45 p.m.
No Tickets Required.

REGISTER YOUR CHILD AT THE
ADAS SHALOM SYNAGOGUE BRANCHES

of the

UNITED HEBREW SCHOOLS

CLASSES WILL BE CONDUCTED AT
Synagogue Branch ,
Southfield Branch—Birney School

7045 Curtis

Evergreen and E1•ven Mile Road

From Kindergarten Through High School and Confirmation
An Enriching Hebrew Education
• Religious Training
• Qualified Teachers
• Proper Supervision
Junior Congregation services at both branches
sponsored by the Adas Shalom Synagogue
Efficient transportation from all suburbs
For Information and Registration Call
Adas Shalom Synagogue
United Hebrew Schools
UN 4-7474
or
UN 4-9210 or DI 1-3407



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