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March 17, 1967 - Image 26

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-03-17

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26— F riday, March 17, 1967





TEMPLE EMANU-EL: Services S_15 p.m. today. Rabbi Rosenbaum
will speak on "Can LSD Be a Religion?" Barry R. Wiss, Bar
TEMPLE BETH EL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. The Young People's
Society of the temple will present a cantata-playlet, "The Life
Masque." Services 11:15 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Kanter will speak
on "Israel and Baal Shomtov."
CONG. BNAI JACOB: Services 6:15 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday.
Rabbi Isaac will speak on "Sacrifices."
CONG. BNAI MOSHE: Services 6:25 p.m. today and 8:40 a.m. Saturday.
Rabbi Lehrman will speak on "Living as a Jew Today."
CONG. MISHKAN ISRAEL: Services 6:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Satur-
day. Rabbi Kranz will speak on "Down to Earth Shabat." Kevin
Brenner, ■ Bar Mitzva.
CONG. BETH YEHUDAH:. Services 6:15 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Satur-
day. Rabbi Spiro will speak on "The Book of Leviticus." Steven
Allen Band, Bar Mitzva.
CONG. AHAVAS ACHIM: Services 6:25 p.m. today and 8:40 a.m. Satur-
day. Rabbi Arm will speak on "Sacrifice—Necessary and Un-
necessary in Our Time;"
CONG. SHAAREY SHOMAYIM: Services 6:20 p.m. today and 9 a.m.
Saturday. Rabbi Goldman will speak on "The Call for Moshe."
TEMPLE BETH AM: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Jessel will speak
on "Abortion—A Problem for Today and Tomorrow."
THE NEW TEMPLE: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Conrad will
speak on "Can a Jew Be a Pacifist?"
TEMPLE ISRAEL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Dr. Fram will speak on
"The New Testament -on the Screen—A Rabbi's Critique of The
Greatest Story Ever Told,' The Gospel According to St. Matthew,'
'The Passion Play' and Others." Robert Steven Mahler, Bar Mitzva.
Services 11 a.m. Saturday. David Michael Dermer, Bar Mitzva.
CONG. BETH SHALOM: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Halpern will
speak on "Purim—Past and Present." Renita Baskin and Linda
Shapiro, Bnot Mitva. Services 9 a.m. Saturday. • Gary Greenfield,
Bar Mitzva.
today and 9 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Prero will speak on "Spiritual
Intensity—A Requisite to Fulfillment."
CONG. BETH ABRAHAM: Services 6:15 p.m. today and 8:40 a.m.
Saturday. Rabbi Halpern will speak on "Leadership Plus."
TEMPLE BETH JACOB: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Berkowitz
will speak on "Sacrifice and Ideals."
LIVONIA JEWISH CONGREGATION: Services 8:30 p.m. today and
9 a.m. Saturday. Steven Goyer, Bar Mitzva.
CONG. SHAAREY ZEDEK: Services 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday..,
Merrill Lewis Kramer and Marshall Ira Winston, Bnai Mitzva.
CONG. BNAI DAVID: Services 6 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
Mitchel Soble, Bar Mitzva.
CONG. BNAI MOSHE: Services 6:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. today. Robin
Eichen, Bat Mitzva. Services 8:45 a.m. Saturday. Howard Radin,
Bar Mitzva.
ADAS SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Services 6 p.m. today and 8:40 a.m.
Saturday. George Glassman, Bar Mitzva.
Regular services will be held at Cong. Shomrey Emunah, Downtown
Synagogue, Cong. Beth Moses, Con. Beth Joseph, Cong. Beth Isaac,
Cong. Beth Hillel and Beth Aaron Synagogue (see story on youth page).

Synagogue Properties , and Other Jewish Holdings
Valued at $7 Billion in U.S., According to Bishop Pike

NEW YORK (JTA)—American
synagogues and other religious
Jewish institutions in the United
States were reported Sunday to
have real estate holdings totaling
$7,000,000,000, according to an esti-
mate by Bishop James A. Pike.
In an article in Playboy Maga-
zine advocating the imposition of
taxes on the property and income
of religious institutions, the Episco-
pal bishop estimated Catholic

church holdings in this country at
$44,500,000,000 and Protestant and
other church holdings at $28,000,-
Bishop Pike contended in the
article that the wealth of organized
religion in this country has become
a "menace" and, without carrying
its -share of public expense, has
grown so large as to threaten the
American economy.

Rabbinical 'High Priests' Are Urged
to End 'Pompous Prose' and Start
Relating to Real World of Congregants

MONSEY, N.Y.—The director of
publications of the Rabbinical As-
sembly urged rabbis to relinquish
their roles as "high priests," and
perhaps also their long, black
robes, and involve laymen more in
the leading of Sabbath services.
Rabbi Jules Harlow gave his
views at the two-day mid-winter
Kallah convocation of the Metro-
politan Council of the Rabbinical
Assembly, devoted this year to "A
Revitalization of the Sabbath."
The assembly is the international
association of Conservative rabbis.
Rabbi Harlow declared that the
"problem of petrified prayer
plagues many Sabbath services"
and suggested as the most im-
portant step towards correcting
this is to "destroy the exclusive
franchise on prayer which is held
by the rabbi too often in the
minds of laymen."
He also asked an end to the
role of the rabbi as "antiquarian."
He said that this false image of
the spiritual leader is perpetuated
through "the use of overblown
prose replete with circumlocutions,
pomposities and archaisms which
some people believe inspires rev-
erence but which truly serves to
connote irrelevance."
"Much of the English in prayer
books can be categorized as a hyp-
notic 'prayerese' which removes the
entire enterprise of prayer from
the lives of our congregants," he
went on. "And I must say that
much of the language I hear from
the pulpit and read in congrega-'
tional bulletins serves the same
purpose. It must be avoided."
He said that the rabbis are
"antiquarians most consistently
when the services we lead imply
that a service of prayer has little
relevance to the real world in
which we live." The service, he
declared, "should reflect what we
feel passionately about in unmis-
takable fashion."
Rabbi Harlow gave as example
the fact that many rabbis are
involved in the peace movement,
the struggle for the rights of
Soviet Jewry and the anti-pov-
erty program, "yet it is rare that
these areas of concern are clearly
reflected in the synagogue
services." They may be the sub-
ject of a sermon, "the only sec-
tion of a service dealing with
relevant topics," btit seldom in
the service itself, he said.
He pointed out that the Sabbath
service contains a prayer on be-
half of the leaders 'of the ancient
Babylonian Jewish community.
"Why not for Soviet Jews?" he
As for peace, "Too often it is a
well-kept secret that peace is also
a Jewish value." He suggested
reading every Sabbath a brief pas-
( sage from a recent newspaper

about the war in Vietnam, as in-
troductory to the sim shalom prayer
for peace.
Rabbi Harlow said that he did
not suggest making topical prayers
a part of printed prayer books.
"The printing press is the enemy
of much of our work," he declared.
"Hopefully, prayers for peace in
Vietnam and for the rights of the
Jews in Russia will become out-
dated in our lifetime. Indeed, that
is our prayer."
* * *

Seminary Grads Given
S. American Pulpits

NEW YORK—Answering the ap-
peal from Latin American Jewish
communities for rabbis, the Rab-
binical Assembly has assigned five
members of this year's graduating
class of the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America to serve
One of them, Isidoro Aizenberg,
a native of Buenos Aires, will be
the first native-born Latin Ameri-
can to enter the rabbinate. He has
been assigned to Caracas, Vene-
The others are Allan Lettofsky,
who will serve on the faculty of
the Seminario Latinamericano of
Buenos Aires; Morton J. Waldman,
who will go to Cordoba, Argentina;
David Nelson, who will become
assistant to Rabbi Enrique Lemle
in Rio de Janiero; and David
Spritzer, who has been assigned
to Lima, Peru. Nelson's father,
the late Rabbi Harry Nelson of
Bridgeport, Conn., was a chaplain
in Rio 25 years ago.
All except Mr. Aizenberg have
undertaken to serve in Latin
America for two years.
Rabbinical graduates of the
Jewish Theological Seminary are
required to serve - as chaplains or
the equivalent.
Latin American Jewry is suffer-
ing from a severe shortage of
rabbis and religious teachers. For-
merly dependent for both on East-
ern Europe, the communities were
cut off from this wellspring of
Jewish learning i by the Hitler holo-
caust. With no native rabbis or
seminaries,, the communities soon
felt the shortage.

The Jewish community of Chile,
which dates back to the early part
of this century, today numbers
some 30,000 persons, the vast
majority of whom live in Santiago.


Unwanted books, paperbacks,
records, National Geographic
Magazines to


Max Lerner to Probe
'Health' of America

A panel of news analysts will
participate •in the opening of the
1967 lecture series by Cong. Bnai,
Moshe 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, with
Brandeis Prof. Max Lerner posing
the question: "Is American Civili-
zation Healthy or Sick?"
Challenging Lerner will be De-
troit News foreign analyst Russell
Barnes; Detroit Free Press edi-
torial writer John Milhone;- and
WXYZ's editorial director Joseph
Vaughn. The questioning panel
will be moderated by Norbert
Reinstein, Bnai Moshe lecture
A limited number of subscrip-
tions for the entire series are
still available at the congrega-
tion 'office. Individual tickets for
the Lerner lecture may also be
obtained in advance at the door.
Lerner is coming to Detroit fol-
lowing an extensive tour across
the United States. He recently re-
turned from a year abroad study-
ing European political and civic
developments. Lerne r's back-
ground is as lawyer, journalist,
educator and author.

Sosnick to Be Cited
by Mishkan Israel
at Annual Dinner

Preparations are under way for
the annual testimonial dinner of
Cong. Mishkan
Israel Nus a c h
Hari - Lubavitch-
er Center, this
year honoring
Isadore Sosnick
as "Man of the
Year" for his ser-
vices to the con-
gregation and to
the community.
The dinner will
take place 6:30
p.m. April 12 in the synagogue
social hall.



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