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September 08, 1967 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-09-08

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Synagogue Council
Offers to Send U.S.
Rabbis to Russia

NEW YORK (JTA)—The Syna-
gogue Council of America has of-
fered to send rabbis to the Soviet
Union where, it has found, the
Jews face "the prospect of 'being
without a single rabbi or religious
Announcement of the offer was
made by Rabbi Henry Siegman.
executive vice president of the
council, and Prof. Seymour Siegel
of the .Jewish Theological Semin-
ary. both of whom had just re-
turned from a visit to the USSR.
Prof. Siegel is a member of the
plenum of the council. which is
comprised of the rabbinical and
lay organizations of Reform. Or-
thodox and Conservative Jewry in
the United States.
The council's offer was made
in a letter to the Soviet Embassy
in Washington, but as yet there
has been no reply. In the offer,
the council leaders stated the or-
ganization was "prepared to
guarantee that our rabbis and
teachers will not engage in any
activities which are frowned
upon by the Soviet regime and.-
of course, by the congregations."
Rabbi Siegman and Prof. Siegel
noted that, with the recent death
of the rabbi of Kiev, "less than a
handful ,of rabbis" has been left
in the entire
Soviet Union "and
they are old men, and there is no
one to take their place." There
are not only very few rabbis, they
said, but there were also no facili-
ties for training rabbis and reli-
gious teachers. They also noted
that the Soviet Union has not car-
ried out its promises to permit
publication of Jewish prayer books.
The two council spokesmen said
they had found "evidence of anti-
Jewish activities in the wake of
the Soviet government's intense
propaganda campaign against Is-



September 8, 1967-17
Beth Aaron Votes , ' THE Friday,
Down Merger

The membership of Cong. Beth
Aaron has voted down a proposed:
merger with Cong. Ahavas Achim.
Beth Aaron, which has a building
site at 12 Mile west of Telegraph,
will continue to hold services at
the Wyoming building until a new
structure is erected.

„Livonia Congregation
to Welcome New Rabbi

Rabbi Martin D. Gordon will
be introduced at an open house
8:30 p.m. Friday at the Livonia
Jewish Congregation.
Local clergy, city officials and
the public are invited. Rabbi and
Mrs. Gordon: the president of the
congregation, Marcus Bass. and
Mrs. Bass: and sisterhood Presi-
dent Mrs. Sharlene Unger and her
husband will host.
An oneg Shabat will follow.
Chairman is Carl Curtis.



TEMPLE BETH JACOB: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Berkowitz
will speak on "Justice Shalt Thou Follow."
today and 9 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Prero will speak on "The Month
of Elul."
Dinner at Oak-Woods
CONG. SHAAREY SHOMAYIM: Services 8:40 p.m. today and 9 a.m. for Rabbi, Mrs. Deutsch
Saturday. Rabbi GoldMan will speak on "The Jewish Concept of
Friends and disciples of Rabbi
Herman Deutsch will sponsor a
TEMPLE BETH AM: Services 7:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Jessel will speak dinner honoring the rabbi and Mrs.
on "The Summer Is Over."
Deutsch on their completion of 10
LIVONIA JEWISH CONGREGATION: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi years' residence in Detroit, 7:30
Gordon will speak on "The Jewish View of Freedom" (see story). p.m. Tuesday at the Young Israel
CONG. BNAI JACOB: Services 7:45 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday. Center of Oak-Woods.
Rabbi Isaac will speak on "Judges and Officers."
A musical program has been
CONG. BETH ABRAHAM: Services 7 p.m. today and 8:40 a.m. Satur- arranged, and greetings will be
day. Rabbi Halpern will speak on "Be Slow in Judging."
14500 W. 7 MILE
presented from local organizations
TEMPLE E3IANU - EL: Services 8:45 p.m. today. Rabbi Rosenbaum will and leaders. Tickets may be ob-
spealf on "Sense and Nonsense About the Prophets." David S. tained at the door.
Sherman, Bar Mitzva.
TEMPLE BETH EL: Services 5:30 p.m. today and 11:15 a.m. Satur-
day. Rabbi Hertz will speak on "Justice and Judaism." Jack
Marshall Fox. Bar Mitzva.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Frant will speak on
"Israel and America." Randy Scott Rothschild and Nli•hael Irving
Schwartz, Bnai Mitzva. Services 11 a.m. Saturday. Sharon Francine
Rapp. Bat Mitzva.
CONG. BETH SHALOM: Services 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday.
Burt Kotler and Theodore Wettenstein, Bnai Mitzva.
CONG. AHAVAS ACHIM: Services 6:30 p.m. today and 8:40 a.m.
Saturday. Larry and Gary Weinberg. Bnai Mitzva.
ADAS SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Services 6 p.m. today and 8:40 a.m.
Saturday. Randy Kaplan, Bar Mitzva.
CONG. BETH MOSES: Services 8:45 a.m. Saturday. Jay Chafetz and
Daniel Tobias, Bnai Mitzva.
BETH AARON SYNAGOGUE: Services 6:30 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m.
HAS received the man-of-the-month award as the most out-
Saturday. Darrell Weinenger, Bar Mitzva.
standing Representative of our Detroit-Gold agency for the
YOUNG ISRAEL CENTER OF OAK-WOODS: Services 7:30 p.m. today
and 9 a.m. Saturday. Mark Goldenberg. Bar Mitzva.
month of August.
CONG. BNAI MOSHE: Services 7 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m. Saturday.
award is in recognition of his excellent service to his
Bruce Adelman, Bar Mitzva.
policyholders and our Agency during the month of August.
CONG. BNAI DAVID: Services 6:45 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
Jerome Gold and Jerry Kane, Bnai Mitzva.
CONG. SHAAREY ZEDEK: Services 6 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m. Satur-
day. Edward Chudnow and James Nadler, Bnai Mitzva.
Regular services will be held at Cong. Beth Hillel. Shomrey
20300 Greenfield Road
Emuna, Downtown Synagogue, The New Temple. Mishkan Israel and
Cong. Beth Joseph.

B u C K

Melvin Weisz


of the Month




Federation of Refo riii Synagogues Set Up in Detroit Area

Formal establishment of the Met-;
ropolitan Detroit Federation of Re-
form Synagogues, a laymen's or-
ganization comprised of repre-
sentatives of eight Reform tem-

'67 BU1CKS

pies in the area, was announced
this week by Dr. Warren Eder,
elected the organization's first
The federation is a delegate body
representative of some 5,000 Re-
form Jewish families.
Member temples are Beth El,
Temple Israel.
Emanti-El, Beth
Jacob of Pontiac.
Beth Am. Beth
El of Windsor.
The New Temple
of Birmingham
and Beth Emeth
of Ann Arbor.
According to
Dr. Eder, who is
a past president
Dr. Eder
of Temple E m -
a nu-El. the federation will pro-


mote the aims, purposes and wel-
i fare of Reform Judaism in the
Metropolitan Detroit area.
Serving with Dr. Eder are Sher-
win Birnkrant, Harry L. Pliskow,
and Walter Stark. vice-presidents:
Robert Canvasser and Prof. Ron-
ald Tikofsky. secretaries: and
Marshall B. Madison, treasurer.
The first official act of the fed-
eration was the formation of a
College of Jewish Studies to open
Sept. 20 at Temple Emanu-El for
a series of 30-week sessions.
James J. Levbarg. educational
director of Temple Beth El. will
, serve as executive director of the
college, which is designed primar-
ily for teacher training but is also
open to members of participating
congregations and to the commun-
ity at large.
Advance registration will take
place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday
and 8:15 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday
or at 7:50 p.m. Sept. 20, the night
of the opening session.
The board of governors which
will administer the college con-
sists of Mrs. David S. Davidson.
Dr. M. Kenneth Dickstein, Sey-
mour GretchkO, Marshall B. Madi-
son. Mrs. Morris Mersky. Merton
J. Segal. Dr. Bernard Spring and
Dr. Paul Vanek.

Aral) Youth Center
Dedicated in Israel

TEL AVIV (JTA) Local Arab

notables in the village of El
Fahem. in Israel. joined officials

"Always preaching! Why can't
our simple, selfish selves?”

of Histadrut. the Israeli federa-
tion of labor and an American
donor when a new youth center
for Arab youngsters was dedi-
cated in the town. The donor is
J. M. Lazarus of Los Angeles.
Lazarus had also donated funds'
for other youth centers in various
parts of Lsreal.
A new clinic was inaugurated
at the l'oale Aguda settlement
Val Benyamin. which was es-'
tablished in memory of Benjamin
Mintz, founder of the movement.
' The clinic had been donated by
Alexander Rottenberg of New
1 .;ork.


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