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February 17, 1967 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-02-17

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Orthodox Rabbis' Man of the Year'
Makes Philanthropy a Way of Life

"Ever since the Council of
Orthodox Rabbis of Detroit moved
to its quarters at 13327 W. Seven
Mile, the man most closely asso-
ciated with its activities and con-
tinuity has been Julius Roten-
berg," stated Rabbi Leizer Levin,
council president.
The council has chosen Roten-
berg "Man of the Year," to be
given full recognition at the annual
banquet March 12 at Cobo Hall.
The new headquarters was made
possible through
the generosity of
Mr. and Mrs.
Rotenberg. In ad-
dition, he sup-
ports many tra-
ditional • institu-
tions and proj-
ects here and
A staunch sup-
porter of t h e
state of Israel, R.otenberg
he is also on the board of trustees
of Cong. Bnai David, was one of
the first supporters of Sinai Hospi-
tal and serves the causes of Yeshi-
vath Beth Yehuda, Yeshivath
Hachmey Lublin, Habad, Yeshi-
vath Hadorom in Israel, the Jew-
ish Home for the Aged and the
General Israel Orphans Home for
"Nor has he ever turned away
the many individuals who have
turned to him for personal help

Max Lerner Due
at Bnai Moshe

"Is American Civilization Heal-
thy or Sick?" will be the topic of a
lecture to be delivered by Max
Lerner at Cong. Bnai Moshe, 8:15
p.m. Tuesday.
Lerner will be the first of a
group of prominent speakers in

or assistance," said Rabbi Levin.
"He has earned a good name for
himself in his industry for hon-
esty and integrity in all his af-
fairs. He possesses a keen sense
of fair play and justice. He is
a man who is grateful to the
Almighty for his blessings, and
he is anxious to use his means
in bringing joy into the lives of
others. The Vaad -Harabonim, in
honoring Mr. Rotenberg, takes
note of the merciful heart and
ethical qualities that Judaism
teaches us to have."
Mr. and Mrs. Rotenberg recently
turned over the sum of $10,000 to
the Jewish National Fund. Ten
Jewish refugee families will settle
in Israel under their auspices.
Born in Antonifke, Russia, he
came to this country as a boy, and
in 1932 established himself in his
business. Together with his sons,
Manuel and Milton, he runs the
General Mills Paper Supply Co.
Mrs. Rotenberg, born in Toli-
naovke, near Lutsk, Poland, came
to America in 1920. Her affiliations
include Hadassah, JNF auxiliary
and the Jewish Home for the
The Rotenbergs have four chil-
dren, Mrs. Daniel (Mary) Steffin,
Mrs. Phillip (Phillis) Deytsche,
Manuel and Milton.

Friday, February 17, 1967-15


"Divorce—American Style" will
be the sermon topic at services of
the Birmingham Temple 8:30 p.m.
today at Robert Frost Junior High
Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine will
speak. Refreshments will be served,
and then an open discussion of the
sermon will be held.
Also for those interested in the
humanistic philosophy of t h e
temple, an informal evening with
the rabbi can be arranged by con-
tacting Dr. Roy Woolf, 342-1604.

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Funeral Practices
Are Outlined in Guide

A guide to Jewish funeral prac-
tices has been issued by the Coun-
cil of Orthodox Rabbis as the first
in a series of brochures on tradi-
tional observance.
Pointing out that a funeral
"should in every respect express
the dignity, sanctity and modesty
of a solemn religious service," the
pamphlet goes on to enumerate
customs from confession before
death to burial, funeral service
and the mourning period. It also
advises those who comfort the
For copies of the guide, contact
the Vaad Harabonim Center,

Chicago Rabbi to Speak
at Beth El Services on
`Religion of LSD'


`Divorce' to Be Explored
at Birmingham Temple

Rabbi Samuel E. Karff of the
Chicago Sinai Congregation will
speak at Temple Beth El on "The
Religion of LSD—A Rabbi's Per-
spective" at Sabbat services 8:30
p.m. today.
Dr. Karff was educated at
Gratz College of
Jewish Studies,
Harvard Univer-
sity and Hebrew
Union College,
from which in-
stitution he holds
a doctors degree
in rabbinic the-
ology. He is vis-
iting associate
professor in He-
I brew literature Rabbi Karff
at the University of Notre Dame
and is active in the Jewish and
general community of Chicago,
serving as vice chairman of the
Chicago Conference of Religion
and Race, executive board of the
Chicago Board of Rabbis and many
other organizations.

the Bnai Moshe Lecture Series, on
"Pathways T h r o u g h Modern
Lerner, a syndicated news-
paper columnist, wrote the book
"America as a Civilization," a
best seller since its publication.
His most recent bOok is "The Age
of Overkill—A Preface to World
Politics." He recently spent a
year in Europe, on a Ford Foun-
dation grant, to study the shape
of the new emerging Europe.
Lecture chairman Norbert Rein-
stein announced that a questioning
panel composed of representatives
of the newspapers, radio and TV
Will follow.
Individual tickets for the open-
ing lecture or season tickets are 1,000,000 Trees in Israel
available at the congregation for Canada Centennial
TORONTO (JTA) — A forest
of 1,000,000 trees will be planted
Temple Shares Church
in Israel to mark the Canadian
DALLAS (JTA) — Temple Sha- centennial celebration this year, it
lom, a Reform congregation, will was announced by the Jewish Na-
share the premises of the North- tional Fund here. The Canadian
aven Methodist Church here until Centennial Forest will be planted
the temple is able to build its own during the next three or four years
house of worship.
in the Dvir area, about 25 miles
The Rev. James Hares, pastor southwest of Jerusalem.
of the church, and Rabbi Hirshel
One grove of 1,000 trees, fin-
L. Jaffee of the Jewish congrega- anced by an anonymous donor,
tion announced an agreement on will be named for Prime Minister
the arrangement. Temple Shalom, Lester B. Pearson, Ten other
a new congregation with 160 fam- groves will be named for the
ilies, began holding Friday night 10 provincial premiers. Official
services in the church last sum- dedication of the Centennial Forest
will take place in May.

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