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January 20, 1967 - Image 28

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-01-20

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28—Friday, January 20, 1967

Youth News

Jewish Scouts, Adults to Be Cited
on Movement's 57th Anniversary

Boy Scout Week will be cele-
brated in synagogues and centers
throughout the country Feb. 7-13,
marking the 57th anniversary of
the Boy Scouts of America.
Boy Scout Sabbath will be Feb.
10-11. Cub scouts, boy scouts and
explorers will attend services as
a group, and a Ner Tamid emblem
will be presented to all qualified
candidates. In 1966, approximately
500 Ner Tamid emblems were
This year, a new program
recognizing outstanding contri-
butions by adults in scouting has
been developed. The Shofar
Award, established by the na-
tional committee on Jewish rela-
tionships of the Boy Scouts of
America, is a silver Ner Tamid
superimposed on a silver shofar
and suspended from a blue and
white ribbon. The award is in
recognition of the individual who
has answered the call to serve
Jewish boys in scouting.
Approximately 1,000 cub packs,
scout troops and explorer posts
are sponsored by Jewish institu-
tions such as synagogues, centers,
Bnai Brith lodges and Jewish War
Veterans posts.

Beth Abraham Youth
to Conduct Services

Youth Sabbath will be observed
at Beth Abraham Synagogue Feb.
4, when the entire service in the
main sanctuary will be conducted
by students of the Hebrew school
and by members of various
Acting in the roles rs'
and prayer leaders will hr
Weingarten, Steven Brodmar.
Halpern, Bruce Fishman, Ronald
Kopelman, Sidney Chait, Steven
Shapiro, Andrew Beider, Gary
Fishman, Fred Ackerman, Steven
Neuman, Mark Fenster, Perry
Beider, Marvin Wagner and Steven
English prayers and responsive
readings will be led by Mark
Diskin, Mark Phillips, Geoffrey
Mann, Allan Skulsky, Bruce
Kaczander and Stuart Freed-
The sedra summary will be of-
fered by Jeffrey Blake and Larry
Adler, and Tora readers will be
David Wartel, Arthur Indianer,
Albert Fenster, Neal Goldin, Dan-
iel Warte, William S'chlaff, Bruce
Fishman, Stuart Farber, Neal Best
and Robert Chaitin. Gabaiim to
distribute the aliyot and honors at
the Tora will be Ronald Kopelman
and Jonas Goldberg. Others parti-
cipating in the youth service will
be Mark Farber, Mark Weiss, Keith
Fishman, Stuart Silbert and David

For the first time, the Boy Scouts
of America will be host to a world
jamboree Aug. 1-9, at Farragut
State Park, Idaho. Nearly all of the
100 nations having scouting will be
Israel expects to send 14 scouts
and leaders.



Yavneh, the religious Jewish stu-
dents association, has established
the Erna Michael Memorial Essay
Contest to promote interest and re-
search in Judaica.
The contest is open to any Jew-
ish high school senior in the United
States or Canada.
First prize will be an award of
$300; second prize, $150, and third
prize, $50.
The subject of the essay may be
selected from any area of Jewish
interest. Topics dealing with Bible,
Talmud, Halakha, Jewish history,
philosophy or sociology will be ac-
The essay should be approximate-
ly 2,500 words and may be written
in Hebrew or English; it should be
submitted in typed form if possible.
Judges will be Rabbi Gerald J.
Blidstein, department of Jewish
studies, Stern College; Herman
Wouk, author and novelist; and Dr.
Michael Wyschogard, department
philosophy, University of the City
of New York.
All essays must be submitted to
the Yavneh office, 84 Fifth Ave.,
New York City 10011, by March 15.
The essay should be accompanied
by a letter from the high school
principal attesting to the fact that
the applicant is in his senior year.

Tryouts for the spring musical,
"Guys and Dolls," have occupied
the time of most Groves students.
It is to be presented in April.
Plans for the annual Colorado
ski trip are also under way. The
Groves Ski Club has sponsored the
trip for three years. The trip will
take place during Easter vaca-
tion. -
The Falcon swim team splash-
Southfield Dec. 9. The winning
home to their first victory over
basketball team scored its
seventh victory this past week
against Thurston. Wins over
Oak Park, '73-34, Berkley, '75-43,
and John Glenn, '78-51, are help-
ing Groves toward its suburban
The social studies department
has set an extremely worthwhile
precedent, having controversial
speakers at Groves. Representa-
tives from the John Birch So-
ciety and from the Communist
movement aroused much excite-
ment among students at Groves.
American Field Service repre-
sentatives have already begun
preparations for their annual AFS
week. Proceeds will help to bring
over the AFS students for the
following year.

Junior Division to Hear
of Current Issues at
Conversation Evening

The Junior Division of the Jew-
ish Welfare Federation will con-
duct two "Conversations With Peo-
ple Who Know" for young leaders
in the community. The first, 2:15
p.m. Thursday at the home of
Joseph Levin, 2806 Cambridge, will
feature State Rep. Jack Faxon
and State Sen. Sandor Levin dis-
cussing "What Goes On in Mich-
igan Legislation?"
The second, Feb. 15 at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Snider,
1312 Lafayette Towers, will be a
discussion of "What Is Significant
on the Local Scene?" with Detroit
Councilman Mel Ravitz.
For information on the educa-
tion meetings, call Lillian Bern-
stein at the. Jewish . Welfare Fed-
eration, WO 5-3939.

School Children to Build Up Forest
in New North Galilee Settlement

High School Seniors Told
of Yavneh Essay Contest

Tu b'Shevat will be marked this
year with traditional tree-planting
activities by pupils of. religious
schools and Jewish community edu-
cational institutions, according to
Judge Burton R. Shifman, presi-
dent of the Jewish National Fund.
Tu b'Shevat, the 15th day of the
Hebrew month of Shevat, also ob-
served in Israel as the New Year
of the Trees, will be observed
Thursday. The occasion in Israel,1
and in many communities outside
the state, has become primarily a
children's festival, devoted to the
planting of trees, signifying the
growth of the biblical land, just
as a tree grows.

Record Number to Attend
ZOA Camp in Israel

American Youth Council
Elects Chairman of Body

NEW YORK (JTA) — Bernard
J. Kabak has been elected chair-
man of the 24-member North
American Jewish Youth Council,
which represents more than 400,000
Jewish youth in the United States
and Canada.
The council was established to
"foster a spirit of unity and co-
operation among the major na-
tional Jewish youth organizations
in the United States and Canada."
The council seeks to initiate and
develop projects which will enrich
the programs of the constituent
national Jewish youth organiza-
tions; provide an exchange of in-
formation, ideas and experiences
among the groups; contribute to
the strength of Jewish life; and
deepen the concern of American
Jewish youth for world Jewry with
special emphasis on the relation
ships between American youth and

Study Club to Gather

Albert J. Fillmore, president
of the Michigan Music Teachers
Association and of the Detroit
Conservatory of Arts, will address
the Student Group of the Music
Study Club 8 p.m. today at the
home of Gordon Goodman, 10454
Lincoln, Huntington Woods.
Open to all Detroit area music
students, the program will in-
clude performances by violinist
Clark Feldman, with Rochelle
Abramson, violinist, and Beth
Rhodes, pianist.

NEW YORK—A new high in the
number of teenagers, boys and
girls, who will attend the ZOA
summer camp in Kfar Silver,
will be reached this year when
more than 160 American students,
ranging in age from 13 to 17, will
leave for Israel on the sixth sea-
son, seven-week work-and-study
tour on July 4, under sponsorship
of Masada-Young Zionists, a divi,
sion of the Zionist Organization of
Comprised of teenagers from all
parts of the United States and
Canada, the group will spend part
of the time in the summer camp
at Kfar Silver, the ZOA Agricul-
tural Training Institute near Ash-
kelon. It will serve as a base
for the campers who will have at
their disposal the sports facilities
as well as its dormitories, dining
and recreational areas. On the
same campus adjacent to the Agri-
cultural High School there is now
nearing completion the Mollie
Goodman Academic High School
established by the Zionist Organ-
ization of America.

`New Haskalah'
Formed; Youth to
Air Social Issues

The New Haskalah, a movement
of young adult Jews with an in-
terest in the social problems of
our day, will hold a public sym-
posium on "Negro-Jewish Rela-
tions — a Futuristic Outlook," 8
p.m. Saturday at the Sholem Alei-
chem Institute.
Joel Altus, chairman of the
group, describes The New Haska-
lah (Enlightenment) as a "move-
ment of young Jews desirous of
initiating a deep sense of social
responsibility in the Jewish com-
munity. It seeks to end the malaise
due to self-righteousness and lack
of dissent so powerful in allienat-
ing the Jewish youth from the
quietude of his elders.
"To provide an intellectual, dis-
cussional forum where creative
thought can be developed and at-
tuned to constructive action consti-
tutes our particular approach. We
wish to integrate the traditions
stemming from the Jewish experi-
ence with the imperatives of cur-
rent struggles in America." (See
Panelists for the symposium
are Norman Shiffman, Thomas Bin-
ion and Joel Altus. An introduc-
tion will be given by Mark Schol-
nick, and discussion with the audi-
ence will follow the program.
The public is invited at no
(See Editorial, Page 4)

Although Tu b'Shevat is Jan. 26,
the schools initiated their tree-
planting programs at the begin-
ning of the month of Shevat (Jan.
12), with appropriate decorations
of buildings and classrooms. Dis-
play and campaign material is
prepared and provided for schools
and individual pupils by the Jew-
ish National Fund youth and edu-
cation department. Program aids
include also posters, film strips
and films.
Judge Shifman pointed out that
this year's tree-planting efforts ir
the schools will be devoted to th,
Children's Forest in the nel,v
Yakinton area in northern Galilee.
Yakinton is the Hebrew name
for hyacinth, a wild flower which
clusters around the rocks and
adds a rich variety of color to
the landscape. According to Dr.
Milton Aron, JNF national direc-
tor, who visited the area last
summer, Yakinton is a rocky,
uncultivated section of the Gali-
lee, stretching for 15 miles along
the border with Lebanon. It is
difficult to reach because there
are no highways or modern roads
leading to Yakinton. It is also
dangerous territory because it
is so close to the border.
It is part of a network of new
settlements which the JNF has
undertaken to build in the hills
of Galilee, in an area which has
been neglected for centuries. "We
hope to reclaim a large part of the
Yakinton region and convert it
into farmland and orchards to
raise food for the growing popula-
tion of Israel," said Dr. Aron.
The Reform temple schools are
in the process of planting a special
forest, to be known as the Bar
Kokhba Forest, which is located
in the hills outside Jerusalem.





LI 7-4470

Larry Freedman

Orchestra and Entertainment

`Espirits' to Throw Dance


The Jewish Center - sponsored
teen club will give a dance
Two $250 Scholarships
8 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Center. The
High Five will play, and refresh-
to Be Awarded by JWV
The Department - of Michigan, ments will be served. Nominal
Jewish War Veterans of the United charge.
States of America is again making
available its two $250 scholarships.
There are no restrictions as to
race, color or creed. Need for
financial assistance should be para-
Music for All Occasions
mount. Any veteran, the son or
daughter of a veteran, is eligible.
TE 2-9193
Applicants may include students
attending accredited institutions on
a college level as well as members
of the January or June 1967 high
school graduating class.
Letters of application, recommen-
dations and a sealed official tran-
script from the school should be re-
ceived by the - scholarship commit-
tee at 19161 Schaefer no later than
March 15.
Mrs. Eleanore Silk and Saul Glos-
ser are co-chairmen of the scholar-
ship committee.




They Made
the Grade

of Mr. and Mrs. David Schoichit,
18989 Snowden, was chosen at In-
diana University to play his violin
with the Henry Mancini Orchestra
at a concert which took place
Jan. 14 at Ann Arbor.

Bnai Moshe and Beth Shalom
United Synagogue Youth will pre-
sent a "Disc-Quo" dance, to which
all youth are invited, 8 p.m. Thurs-
day at Bnai Moshe - Synagogue.

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