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October 28, 1966 - Image 25

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-10-28

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CantorHemy Blank, Brideof 50 Years Sacred Oratorio
Reflects Role of
to Repeat Marriage Vows in Livonia Music
in Worship

Cantor and Mrs. Henry J. Blank "bride" comes down the aisle. Ac-
The "Sacred Oratorio." coin-
will repeat their wedding vows at companist at the piano will be posed and conducted by Dan Froh-
a ceremony Saturday evening at Bella Goldberg.
I man, will have its world premiere
the Livonia Jewish Congregation.
The wedding procession will in- 8:30 p.m. Nov. 7, under sponsor-
Rabbi David Jessel of Temple clude Cantor and Mrs. Blank; the ship of the Shaarey Zedek Fine
Beth Am will officiate with Cantor couple's two sons, Marvin and Arts Commission at the synagogue.
Hyman Adler of Cong. Bnai David Robert; their daughters-in-law, Tickets are available through the
and Cantor Reuven Frankel of Celia and Udas; and four of the synagogue.
Essentially a religious work,
Shaarey Zedek will sing as the five grandchildren, Barbara, Jody,
Jeffrey and Ronald. (The fifth, based on Jewish liturgy, Froh-
Andrew, age 1, will remain home man's oratorio derives its musical
with a sitter.)
form from the great oratorios, both
The bride will wear an off-
religious and secular in theme, of
white, full-length ribbon gown. Handel, Hayden and Mendelssohn.
Her head will be adorned with
The composer's program notes,
Dr. Leon Fram of Temple Israel , a whimsey' of matching material written for the premiere, state:

president of the Michigan
ichigan Associa- and a short illusion veil. She
"The music of the synagogue
will carry a family Bible, set
tion of Reform Rabbis. will of-
reflects the history of the Jewish
ficiate at the installation of Rabbi with a white orchid
people, their religious and es-
with gold ribbon.
Ernst J. Conrad as Rabbi of The
thetic attitudes, conditioned by
New Temple 8:30 p.m. today in ' A reception for 200, prepared by
experience. Each tune reveals
the temporary home of the congre- • the LJC Sisterhood, will be held a facet of Jewish character as
g a t i o n. Birmingham Unitarian in the social hall.
it has been modified by the
All members of the Detroit Can- realities of life. The liturgy of
tors Association are expected to
Jewish prayer books contains
Some 400 community - leaders attend.
old and new devotions. Associ-
and friends of the new congrega-
Gifts of prayer books will be ated with them are cantillations,
tion have been invited to the sere_ presented by the guests to the
chants and modes of both an-
mony at which Dr. Fram will also congregation in the name of Can-
cient and recent vintage. They
consecrate the newly elected of- for and Mrs. Blank.
are a mirror of the spirit and
ficers of the temple. A reception
The couple will leave Nov. 8 for
creative impulses of the Jewish
will follow.
a "honeymoon" in Florida, gift of people.
The installation of Rabbi Conrad their children.
"My own 'Sacred Oratorio' is an
will also initiate the congregation's The first wedding took place example, and the fruit of many
dedication pentecontad, a period Oct. 28, 1916, on the east side of years of musical experience in
of 50 days to provide the corn Detroit,
performed by then Cantor Jewish worship. It demonstrates
munity and the temple group with Berele Chaggi of Bnai David.
that the genuine musical phrase
Cantor Blank has served the of synagogue tradition constitutes
an opportunity to listen and dis-
cuss such topics as ritual with j
the most inspiring setting to the
Father Carl Sayers of St. Stephens Louise Blank plays piano for the worship service both in the modern
Episcopal Church, Birmingham: Sunday school music class.
temple as well as in the most
Cantor Blank, born in Kishenev,
organized religion and social issues
orthodox synagogue. Ancient Jew-
with Rev. Hubert Locke, special Russia, comes from a family of ish melody joined to modern musi-
assistant to Detroit Police Corn- cantors and rabbis. He studied in cal setting produce an atmosphere
missions' Girardin, and education New York at the Music Settlement that invites reverence."
with Albert Elazar, superintendent and the Damrosch Conservatory.
The sacred service is divided
of the United Hebrew Schools; in Mrs. Blank was born in Buenos
addition to many other issues rele- Aires and graduated from the into two Sections, each written in
Conservatory of Music at Santa a different mood—the Rosh Ha-
vant to liberal religion today,
Cecilia, Argentina. In the 1920s shana, and the Kol Nidre—Yom
The full program is available at and 1930s Mrs. Blank accompanied Kippur services.
11-10 temple office, 4036 Telegraph, the cantor on tours throughout the
Bloomfield Hills. I United States.

Installation Today
for Rabbi Conrad

Dramatic Presentation


Friday, October 28, 1966-25

Young Married Group to Hold Square Dance

The Young Married Couples Club square dance in the social hall,
of Cong. Bnai Moshe will have the 8:30 p.m., Nov. 5. Refreshments
first open social of the season, a I will be served.

For the ONE vacancy

tett LEvIN






LEVIN and only LEVIN has received the
RATING for this office—



LEVIN and only LEVIN has received the
for this office




Set for Adult Institute

We fly
all around
the world
but we never
lose sight
of you.

"One World," a comic drama
based on scenes from "A Ma-
jority of One" by Leonard Spiegel-
glass; "Raisin in the Sun" by Lor-
raine Hansbery and "First Born"
by Christopher Fry, will be pre-
sented 9 p.m. Tuesday at Cong.
Shaarey Zedek in conjunction with
the adult institute.
The production, by the mobile
unit of Center Theater, is directed
by Leonard Bradley, managing di-
rector of the theater. In the cast
are Sylvia Josephson, Rita Kogan,
Evie Orbach and Melba Winer.
Each scene depicts the universality
of man.
This program is open to the
Fr. John Schwarz of Gesu Parish
will be engaged in dialogue by
Rabbi Irwin Groner on "Catholics
and Jews Today" Nov. 8.
It is still possible to register for
courses and classes in the adult
institute that meet Tuesday eve-
nings at 8 p.m.

Synagogue. Weddings


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In ancient 'times we find no trace
of weddings being performed in
synagogues. We do find medieval
references to weddings in syna-
gogues in the communities of
Worms and Mayence. In modern
times we find authorities, like the
Chasam Sofer, forbidding the per-
formance of marriages in syna-
gogues. This has been explained
on the basis of the levity and lack
of respect and reverence that oc-
curs during modern weddings. It
is possible that the practice of
having weddings in the synagogues
developed in medieval times be-
cause this was the only public
place the Jewish community had
in which to assemble. Wherever
the wedding is performed, one
must be careful to exercise due
reverence, It is thus possible to
have a most reverent wedding
ceremony outside the synagogue as
is possible. to violate this rev-
erence in the synagogue.

The Detroit NEWS says—"the best qualified
for the Appeals Court, in our view, is




The Free Press says—LEVIN is "extremely
well qualified." "His judicial temperament
and his comprehension are exceptional."



Charles L. Levin was born and raised in Detroit
—educated in Detroit Public Schools and grad-
uated from the University of Michigan Law
School in June 1947.

Appointed one of 4 public members of the
newly created Law Revision Commission by
the Legislative Council of the Michigan State
Legislature in April 1966.


Charles L. Levin


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