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October 07, 1966 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-10-07

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Temple Beth tEl and Affiliated Organizations
Honor Dr. Richard Hertz on His 50th Birthday

Prominent Detroit personalities
and the official family of Temple
Beth El joined on Wednesday
evening, at a dinner at the Great
Lakes Club, in honoring Dr. Rich-
ard C. Hertz, senior rabbi of the
temple, on his 50th birthday which
he is observing today.
The dinner was tendered Rabbi
Hertz by the temple's board of
trustees, the past presidents of
the congregation and the execu-
tive staff of the temple.
As a mark of appreciation for
Rabbi Hertz's manifold services,
• he was presented by the con-
gregation and its auxiliary
organizations with a life mem-
bership in the Jewish Chau-
tauqua Society, which is spon-
sored by the National Federa-
tion of Temple Brotherhoods.
Dr. Hertz also was presented
with the key to the city by Mayor
Jerome Cavanagh who addressed
the testimonial dinner.
Dr. Hertz was ordained with
honors at Hebrew Union College
(1942). He did his under-graduate

ter). He is a' member of the
board of the United Foundation,
Detroit Institute of Technology,
Boys' Club of Detroit, Economic
Club of Detroit, Jewish Welfare
Federation, Jewish Community
Council, Michigan Advisory Board
for Anti-Defamation League of
Bnai Brith. He is a member of
the Detroit Rotary Club and
numerous public committees serv-
ing both the Jewish and general
community. In 1954, he was the
American Legion's department
chaplain for the State of Mich-
igan, and in 1956 was department
chaplain for the Jewish War Vet-
erans. In 1957, he served as
chairman of the committee for the
Junior Chamber of Commerce to
choose Detroit's "Man of the
Year." He serves on the Gov-
ernor's Panel on Ethics and
Morals.

overseers of Hebrew Union Col-
lege-Jewish Institute of Religion,
and is a member of the national
executive board of the American
Jewish Committee, national ad-
visory board of the Joint Distri-
bution. Committee, national execu-
tive committee of the Religious
Education Association, executive
board of the Central Conference of
American Rabbis, and the board of
the Synagogue Council of America.
He currently serves on the Central
Conference of American Rabbis,
committee on chaplains, commis-
sion on Jewish education, and
served as chairman of the com-
mittee on Jews in the Soviet Orbit
(1961-1963). Dr. Hertz has been
active in the affairs of the World
Union for Progressive Judaism,
and has been a delegate to two
International conferences in Lon-
don (1959 and 1961).
On the national level, he serves
Dr. Hertz and Mrs. Hertz have
as vice-chairman of the board of two daughters.

10 Friday, October 7, 1966

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS



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DR. RICHARD C. HERTZ

work at the University of Cincin-
nati and his post-graduate work
at the University of Chicago and
Northwestern University, where he
earned his Ph.D. degree in the
field of religious education.
A member of several learned
societies, Rabbi Hertz has been a
frequent contributor to both
scholarly and popular Jewish and
secular journals. His book "Educa-
tion of the Jewish Child" was pub-
lished in 1953. A small volume
of his sermons, "This I Believe,"
appeared in 1952, "Our Religion
Above All" was published in 1953,
"Inner Peace For You" appeared
in 1954, "Positive Judaism" in
1955, and "Wings of the Morning"
in 1956.
"Faith in Jewish Survival"
(1961) and "Jewish Life Today"
(1962) are current booklets of his
sermons. In 1962, his book "The
American Jew in Search of Him-
self" came out, and in 1963 "What
Counts Most In Life."
In 1959, he was on a study
mission in Russia and was re-
ceived at the White House on
his return.
From 1942-1947, Dr. Hertz min-
istered to the North Shore Con-
gregation Israel, Glencoe, Ill.
During World War II Rabbi Hertz
served as a chaplain in the Army
Service Forces and held the rank
of captain. From 1947-1953, Dr.
Hertz served as associate rabbi
of Sinai Temple, Chicago, Where he
took an active part in the city's
public and civic affairs. Besides
serving on numerous committees
and boards, he was president of
the Council of Hyde Park and
Kenwood Churches and Syna-
gogues and an officer of the
Chicago Rabbinical Association.
He was widely known for his
Sunday morning TV program,
"The Pulpit."
Since coming to Temple Beth El
in 1953, Dr. Hertz has taken an
active part in Detroit's civic,
philanthropic, and religious af-
fairs. He is past-president of the
Wrangler's Club (Detroit's leading
clergy of all denominations), and
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