16—Friday, October 21, 1966
A Call to Jewish Learning .
THE NEW TEMPLE: Services 8:30 p.m. today at Birmingham Uni-
tarian Church. Rabbi Conrad will lead the discussion on "Is There
a Jewish Point of View in Politics?"
YOUNG ISRAEL OF NORTHWEST DETROIT: Services 5:25 p.m. to-
day and 9 p.m. Saturday Rabbi Prero will speak on "The Migrat-
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Rosenbaum
will speak on "Where Have Jews Gone?" Donald Blair Maisel,
Bar Mitzva. Services 10 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Rosenbaum will
speak on "Blessings You Can Bring." Bruce Daniel Rubinstein,
TEMPLE ISRAEL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Syme will speak
on "Counting Members—And Members Who Count." Debra Mar-
lene Cassel, Bat Mitzva. Services 11 a.m. Saturday. Douglas Scott
West, Bar. Mitzva.
CONG. BNAI MOSHE: Services 5:15 and 8:15 p.m. today. Rabbi Lehr-
man will speak on "Striving for Maturity." Nancy Gutterman, Bat
Mitzva. At 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Marc Silver and Kenneth Pepper,
CONG. SHAAREY SHOMAYIM: Services 5:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m.
Saturday. Rabbi Goldman will speak on "The Mission of Abra-
ham." Earl Keith Bogrow and Eric Matthew Citron, Bnai Mitzva.
TEMPLE BETH AM: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Jessel will speak
on "Poor Abraham! He Faced Quite a Lot."
CONG. BETH ABRAHAM: Services 5:30 p.m. today and 8:40 a.m.
Saturday. Rabbi Halpern will speak on "Our Responsibilities to
Each Other." Martin Gene, Bar Mitzva.
TEMPLE BETH EL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Dr. Hertz will speak on
"The Fixer" and "The Beiliss Case." Mark Alan Perlmutter, Bar
Mitzva. Services 11:15 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Kanter will speak on
"Priest or Prophet: Who Was Right?" Richard S. Feen, Bar Mitzva.
CONG. BNAI JACOB: Services 5:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday.
Rabbi Isaac will speak on "Abraham Our Father.'"
CONG. MISHKAN ISRAEL: Services 5:25 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Satur-
day. Rabbi Kranz will speak on "Evaluation of Environment."
John Rofel. Bar Mitzva.
CONG. BETH TEFILO EMANUEL TIKVAH: Services 5:30 p.m. today
and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Levin will speak on "True Faith."
Elimelech Mauthner Cohen, Bar Mitzva.
CONG. BETH HILLEL: Services 5:30 p.m.. today and 9 a.m. Saturday.
Steven Segal, Bar Mitzva.
CONG. BETH MOSES: Services 5:35 p.m. today and 8:45 p.m. Satur-
day. Gary Joel Katz, Bar Mitzva.
CONG. BNAI DAVID: Services 5:30 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
Robert Gold and Michael Goldberg, Bnai Mitzva.
CONG. BNAI ISRAEL: Services 8:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday.
Armand Rothschild, Bar Mitzva.
ADAS SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Services 6 p.m. today and 8:40 a.m.
Saturday. Paul Bloom and Martin Zeman, Bnai Mitzva.
BETH AARON SYNAGOGUE: Services 5:30 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m.
Saturday. Arnold Beresh, Bar Mitzva.
YOUNG ISRAEL CENTER OF OAK WOODS: Services 5:30 p.m. to-
day and 9 a.m. Saturday. Howard Burlak, Bar Mitzva.
CONG. SHAAREY ZEDEK: Services 5:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Satur-
day: Larry Alan Boone and Howard Wright, Bnai Mitzva.
CONG. BETH SHALOM: Services 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday.
Charles Keeps, Bar Mitzva.
LIVONIA JEWISH CONGREGATION: Services 9 a.m. Saturday. Kevin
Barach, Bar Mitzva.
Regular services will be held at Downtown Synagogue, Cong.
Beth Isaac of Trenton, and Cong. Ahavas Achim.
Singapore Dying Jewish Community
By J. I. FISHBEIN
Editor, Sentinel, Chicago
(Copyright, 1966, ,TTA, Inc.)
SINGAPORE — No one who has
ever read the mysteries and adven-
tures of the Orient can approach
that exciting "city of sin" called
Singapore without being affected
by the aura of anticipation that
pervades the very air. Located just
75 miles north of the equator
astride the sea lanes linking India
to the Far East, it has for centu-
ries been among the most impor-
tant ports and colonial outposts in
A little over a year ago Singa-
pore was given its independence,
and is today sell-governing. A mix-
ture of many races, its peoples are
about 70 per cent Chinese. Euro-
peans, seeing the handwriting on
the wall, are beginning to leave —
and this has begun to change the
character of the Jewish community
There are approximately 70
Jewish families, or roughly 300
persons left. Most of them work
in government offices, small
shops, professions, etc.
The Jewish community began to
dwindle in 1935, at which time
there were several thousand Jews
here. In 1905, Menasseh Meyer
built a beautiful synagogue, which
is still in use. It is referred to as
the "rich man's synagogue" being
supported by funds from Meyer's
estate. He had three sons named
Reuben, Isaac and Jacob, all of
whom carried on their father's
work, but are no longer alive.
The Talmud Tora across the
street has a bima in the cen-
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
ter. Like most Jews in this
part of the w or 1 d, they use a
Sephardic prayer book. The rabbi
is an Orthodox scholar from Ro-
mania. Encased in the Holy Ark
are 16 beautifully ornamented,
metal-covered Tora scrolls of an-
Since the synagogue seldom has
a minyan — but less than 100 wor-
shipers even on the High Holy
Days — most activity takes place
in the Talmud Tora.
Singapore also has what is known
as the "poor man's synagogue,"
which has a distinctly- Oriental
flavor. Many of the old people
earn their keep by serving as a
minyan for those who need to say
kaddish and cannot find one at the
"rich man's synagogue" except on
the Sabbath. The signs of decay are
Singapore has official relations
with Israel, and many Israelis are
employed by the government in ad-
ministrative and advisory capaci-
The community maintains an old
peoples' home and takes care of
Depends on the Book
David Elazar, librarian at the
United Hebrew Schools, tells on
a friend who, naming his newborn
son in accordance with Jewish cus-
tom, passed up the "American
name" Daniel as "too goyish" and
instead gave the boy a "good,
Jewish-sounding name," Steven.
Daniel was an Old Testament
prophet. Stephen was an apostle of
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The Great Jewish Writers of the
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