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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-10-20

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Vast Assembly of LT-M Students Is Stirred
by Dr. William Haber's Hol Nidre Sermon

ANN ARBOR — More than a
thousand University of Michigan
students were deeply stirred on
Kol Nidre night by the sermon
delivered by Dr. William Haber,
Dean of the college of literature,
science and the arts.
The vast gathering of students
from all parts of the land was
transformed into a spiritual assem-
bly by the message of the dis-
tinguished scholar and world Jew-
ish leader who declared in his
analysis of current affairs and
latest Jewish developments at the
services at Rackham Auditorium.
The services were arranged by
Hillel Foundation of the University
of Michigan.
"When we think of the new
year now beginning, we take
Israel into our accounts. The
traditional hope for peace is for
us no longer a general and
vague wish for mankind, but
with terrible and sincere earn-
estness we yearn for peace for
Israel.
"When we add together the
return of Jerusalem, the univer-
sal marrow-deep response of
Jews to the threat to Israel, and
the realization of how truly pro-
found is our involvement with
the fate of Israel—when these
are placed upon each other—
it becomes clear that during
these last few months we have
lived through one of those rare
experiences which affects—not
so much the outer forms of insti-
tutions—but the psychic under-
pinnings, the unspoken, unarticu-
lated wellsprings from which we
draw nourishment without even
being aware of them.
"It is this which colors every
phrase we intone during these
Holy Days with a new awareness
and an enrichment whose name
is Israel.
"The writer, Dr. Chaim Potok,'
author of the best selling 'The
Chosen" has said: 'An era of
Jewish history came to an end
in six days. Dreams have be-
come reality. Now there is need
for new dreams. That perhaps
is the essential task of those of
us who live in those seventh
day.' "
Dr. Haber declared in his sermon
that this Yom Kippur 'is a time
for an exercise in spiritual hygiene,
repacing the currency of the mar-
ket place with the currency of the
spirit." Posing, in a Passover-
paraphrase, the question "How is
this Yom Kippur different from
all other Yom Kippurs?" he gave
a thorough analysis of the events
that transpired in the last few
months, basing his comments on
experiences during his visits in
Israel just before and immediately
after the historic days that com-
menced on June 5.
He described the current Yom
Kippur as belonging "to that same
bond of timeless association with
our people which has been the
distinctive Jewish destiny." To em-
phasize this point he quoted the

Bnai Moshe Calendar
of Activities Listed

The Tallis and Tefillin Club of
Cong. Bnai Moshe will begin activ-
ities 8:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in the chapel.
All boys age 13-17 are invited to
join in the services, breakfast and
bowling leagues. Mickey Friedman
is adviser to the group, sponsored
by the Men's Club.
• • •
Junior Congregation meets every
Sabbath in the chapel at 10 a.m.
under the guidance of Mark Eich-
ner. The children are taught how
to conduct and participate in the
services, and they are now plan-
ning a Sabbath luncheon. All boys
and girls age 8-12 are welcome.
* • •
A story hour program for boys
and girls age 5-7 is held every Sab-
bath morning in the lounge. The
children are taught Hebrew songs,
games And Israeli dancing, along
with stories of the weekly Sedra
and holidays. A kiddush follows.
Shirley Dan and Susan Lanyi are
advisers.

following from the works of the
great historian Simeon Dubnow:
"Every individual member of
every generation who is not lie
a dry branch of a leaf fallen
from the tree carries the burden
of the heritage. And he carries
it willingly or unwillingly, know-
ingly or unknowingly. He is
nursed and fed by the accumu-
lation of the past even when he
revels against it or even when
he strives to destroy it. Indeed,
each generation builds and des-
troys, but in the long run con-
tinues to weave the thread that
binds all the links of the Jewish
nation into the chain of genera-
tions."
At the same time, Dr. Haber
showed how the events of the last
few months have revolutionized
Jewish history, how the reunion
of Jerusalem has given new em-
phasis to a Jewish self-respect and
spiritual reaffirmation, how June
5 marked a trembling anxiety turn-
ing that day into the longest in his
life and the life of the Jewish
people, and then "Jews everywhere
were on the same wave-length: we
knew, each of us, to be part of
a single people, and that our des-
tiny was being tested in Israel."
He said the unity of that day

"transcended boundaries,
politics and personal affairs,"
pointing to realities that "charac-
terize this Yom Kippur from
others before it."
Emphasizing that Israel is es-
sential to Jewish existance, Dr.
Haber declared:
"I affirm that we own our na-
tional allegiance to America. None
of us need feel pangs of conflict
over this. The events amply dem-
onstrated that respect for and sup-
port to a policy of conscience
which respects the principle of
national integrity of all Middle
East states far better serves the
interests of the U.S. than any
astigmatic fascination with oil. But
one lesson of the Six Day War
seems to me that we are com-
mitted to Israel as an entity, that
its survival is as essential to us
as our very being. Old arguments
about Zionism as a political phil-
osophy have simply been bypassed
by events. We know now, beyond
any shadow of hesitation, that
Israel is essential to our identity as
Jews, and should Israel perish,
we and all Jews will not just be
diminished but would be threaten-
ed in our vital identity as humans
possessed of a particular heri-
tage."

They Made the Grade

Pianist Lyn Burton, 16-year-old
pupil of Betty
Kowalsk
h a s
been invited to
appear as guest
soloist at the open-
soloist at the
opening concert
of the Redford
Civic Symphony
Orchestra 8 p.m.
Alt Saturday at Red-
ford Union High
Lyn
School. Lyn will
perform the Gershwin Rhapsody
in Blue.
* * *
The director of education at Beth
Shalom Religious Schools, Sidney
Selig, administered the placement
entrance examination of the Jewish
Theological Seminary for twin
sisters ELAINE AND KAREN
TANZMAN, children of Mr. and
Mrs. David Tanzman of Sherwood
Ave., Oak Park. Two years ago the
twins' sister, Robin, passed the
seminary's placement examination
administered by Selig at Beth Sha-
lom and is presently a student in
the joint program of the seminary
and Columbia University.
* * *
JEFFREY S. KRIGER, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Kriger of

Newcomers' Voices

in Literary Anthology

"The Unfinished Journey," an
anthology of 20th Century litera-
ture whcih helps students view one
of the most crucial problems of
modern society — the need for
uwlerstanding among people of dif-
ferent race, religion and nationality
—has been published by McGraw-
Hill. This book is the first of its
kind for use in high school English
classes.
Edited by Theresa Oakes and M.
Jerry Weiss, "The Unfinished Jour-
ney" conveys through voices of the
present and recent past, the tale
of the long march of immigrants
and other newcomers to privilege,
as they move into the mainstream
of American life.
In the introduction, Theresa
Oakes notes that the cutting edge
of today's conflict is the Negro in
our cities and rural areas, the poor
of Appalachia who have not yet
received the benefits of our afflu-
ent society, the Puerto Rican who
seeks a place in the full life of
New York City. As each minority
group moves into the life and
heart of the country, it disturbs
the status quo and is disturbed by
it, yet somehow, each group holds
on, becomes the old stock, and
becomes the character of the com-
munity.

Goldwin Dr., Southfield, has been
named to the Dean's List at the
Wharton School of Finance, Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania. A 1964
graduate of Seaholm High School,
Birmingham, Kriger also has been
named to serve on the student ad-
visory board.

Poverty Funds Bypass
NYC's Jewish Poor

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, October 20, 1967-29

Youth News

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Come Halloween, there will still
be pranks galore. But at the same
time, many freakishly, monstrous-
ly made-up children — angels in
disguise — will go around collect-
ing coins for the United Nations
Children's Fund.
This agency, UNICEF for short,
will take the coins and turn them
into vaccines, "miracle drugs,"
hospital equipment and whatever
else is needed to save the lives of
less fortunate children.
Every day, about 30,000 boys
and girls in Asia, Africa, Latin
America and the Middle East die

Brothers Enter
WSU Med School

A brother team, Michael and
Mark Rose, graduates in zoology
from Ohio State University, are
entering freshmen in the school of
medicine at Wayne State Univer-
sity.
Sons of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome
Rose, 25769 Southwood, Southfield,
Michael and Mark attended Brush
High School in Cleveland.
Another member of the first-
year class at WSU's school of med-
icine is Steven A. Lauter, son of
Mrs. Sadie Laufer, 3012 Burlin-
game, and the late Mr. Reuben
Lauter. A graduate of Mumford,
Steven follows by six years the
path taken by his oldest brother,
Dr. Carl B. Luater, a 1965 gradu-
ate of the WSU medical school.
Carl is currently a captain in the
U.S. Air Force, stationed at Chan-
ute Air Force Base, Ill.
Both Carl and Steven were Phi
Beta Kappa in their junior year
at undergraduate school. Carl grad-
uated from medical school as a
member of Alpha Omega Alpha
honorary, interned at Ford and was
in residency at Receiving Hospital.
Steven, a member of Alpha Epsi-
lon Phi Fraternity, won a full tui-
tion scholarship and the Health
Profession Scholarship.

as the result, not of bombings or
earthquakes, but of hunger, dis-
ease, misery and their elders' lack
of basic education.
Death takes this toll because
these children lack the necessities
of life which the world has in ade-
quate supply—or the potential to
have in adequate supply . . . food,
medicine, education.
Such a vast problem will not
be solved in the very near future.
A great deal can be done about
the problem, however. Children
here can devote their Halloween
fun to helping the world's fore-
most agency exclusively devoted
to deal with such problems.
Last fall, over 3,500,000 young
Americans raised more than $2,-
700,000 for their less fortunate
counterparts overseas on Hallo-
ween. The nationwide program,
carefully supervised by competent
adults and supported by the Na-
tional Safety Council, will again
be organized in over 13,000`com-
munities this year.

ROMANTIC AFFAIRS
BEGIN WITH

JOCELYN

AND HER GYPSIES

Weddings,Parties, Dances

474-7638

PLANNING A PARTY?
HAVE A PUPPET SHOW!

CALL LILA REDER
NEW YORK (JTA)—Lack of a
citywide Jewish umbrella organi-
LI 7-6602 or WE 3 - 8512
zation to represent the city's Jewish
Detroit Puppeteer Guild Member
poor has been cited by a rabbinical
member of the New York City
Council Against Poverty as a major
reason for the very limited degree
to which poor Jews have benefited
from the multimillion-dollar anti-
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poverty programs.
Rabbi Bernard Weinberger of
Young Israel of Brooklyn and the
only Orthodox Jew on the Council,
and His Orchestra
adds that blame for Jewish poor
Good Music
being "so sorely neglected in vital
for All Occasions
programs from which they can
The tallest animal was a giraffe
profit so much" also may be as- with neck erect measuring 13 ft.
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cribed to the leaders of the poverty 2 in.
program for not encouraging Jew
ish participation.
Rabbi Weinberger, said that
many Jews who live in poverty and
are eligible for public assistance
refuse to accept public welfare
help. This attitude, he adds, "has
Entertainment
LI 1-2563
Music
been transferred to the poverty
program as a result of an errone-
ous impression that it is nothing
more than a glorified welfare
program."
There is also fear that taking
government funds entails bureau-
cratic red tape with "investigative
procedures" bringing more embar-
rassment. There is also a wide-
spread lack of knowledge among
the Jewish poor, as among others
283 Hamilton
Thurs. and Fri. to 9 p.m.
of the city's downtrodden, about
644-7626
Birmingham (Near Demery's)
the complex and fast-changing
poverty programs.

BY POPULAR DEMAND!

ED BURG

SAM BARNETT

AdaS Shalom USY
Plans Bowling Party

Adas Shalom Senior United
Synagogue Youth, will hold a bowl-
ing party Saturday at Melody
Lanes, Southfield. Members will
meet 8:30 p.m.
The USY chapter will hold its
monthly membership meeting 2
p.m. Sunday at the synagogue,
after which the group will parti-
cipate in an informal discussion of
the meaning of Sukkot at the home
of Rabbi Jacob E. Segal, 17546
Oak .

The largest page size of any
present newspaper is 30 inches by
22 inches in The Nantucket In-
quirer and Mirror, published every
Friday on Nantucket Island, Mass.



Trick-or-Treaters Asked to Donate
Time to UNICEF Halloween Night

Elegant
With the ROYAL Fit

BAR MITZVAH
SUITS

IRV

TELL DAD .. .
WE CAN FIT HIM TOO!!

PRINCETON SHOP

SOL

For Men
Boys
6 to 60

7 Mile at Evergreen—Acres of Free Parking
Charge Accounts Invited
KE 3-4310

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