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August 23, 1968 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-08-23

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16—Friday, August 23, 1968


Youth Center Goes Up; Connecticut Town's First Jewish Congregation Born
CHESHIRE, Conn. (JTA)—The conducted its first services last
Director Is Named
first Jewish congregation in the week,

Construction has begun on the
youth center addition to the
sanctuary of Cong. Mishkan Is-
rael Nusach H'Ari—Lubavitcher
Center. The Youth Center is
being dedicated by Cong. Beth
Joseph Anshei Rizhin, of which
Dr. Hyman Karp (left) is presi-
dent and Dave Berman (second
from left) is treasurer. Rabbi
Avrohom Baitelman (right) of
Brooklyn, has been engaged by
the synagogue to head all youth
activities. Rabbi Baitelman, who
received his formal education in
the Lubavitcher yeshivot of
Brooklyn, was ordained at the
Rabbinincal College of Canada,
in Montreal. Also pictured- at the
ground breaking is Paul Stark, a
member of the youth co ► mis-

Israel Chief Rabbi Defines Conditions
for Heart Transplant in Line With Law




Classes Are Held
Sunday Mornings
Beginning September 8
Phone Office for
Brochure LI 8-9000

Mrs. Gelfond will begin her 4th
year as a member of the faculty
of Congregation B'nai Moshe
Religious School.

Regisfer Your Child
(Ages 5-16) TODAY
We conduct a complete
Youth Program with a
full time youth director.

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

JERUSALEM — Israel's Ashken-
azic Chief Rabbi Isser Unterman

* * *

Call Upon Rabbis
to Make Appeal for
Aid to Biafrans

NEW YORK (JTA)—The Syna-
gogue Council of America has call-
ed on all rabbis and their congre-
gants to make a nationwide effort
to provide aid to the starving
Biafrans in the secessionist Niger-
ian province.
In a resolution, the coordinating
agency for American Orthodox,
Conservative and Reform Jews de-
clared that "we who have endured
the barbarism of the centuries
condemn those who watched our
suffering with callous, unseeing
eyes and hearts of stone. We re-
gard the silent spectators as ac-
complices of the persecutors."
The resolution called on rabbis
and congregants to arouse pub-
lic opinion on the issue through
sermons, special prayers, com-
munity demonstrators and other
"appropriate means" and to urge
the United States government to
"undertake a massive relief
The resolution also called on
Jews "to solicit contributions to
enable international relief agen-
cies to get food and medical sup-
plies to the suffering."
The resolution noted that the SCA
and its agencies joined recently
with other Jewish organizations to
form the American Jewish Emer-
gency Effort for Biafran Relief and
an interreligious group with the
National Council of Churches and
the National Conference of Catho-
lic Bishops, to resolve the problem.
The Emergency Effort group's ad-
dress is "Biafran Relief. PO Box
2802, Grand Central Station, New
York 10017."
In London, an official of the
Conference of Jewish Organiza-
tions expressed hope that "Jews
who know the meaning of suffering
so well will rally to help the Bia-
fran people in their appalling dis-
tress." Yehuda Hellman, secretary
general of the conference. made
his remarks to the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency here prior to re-
turning to the United States.
Meanwhile, the embassy of
Nigeria in Washington has pub-
lished "background notes" on
events in Nigeria attacking the
IBO tribe of Biafra and making an
analogy between their status and
that of Jews.
The "Nigerian Record" said,
"To those outside Nigeria who do
not really grasp the facts of the
Nigerian crisis. The case for the
so-called state of Biafra is simple
and is this:
"The Ibos who inhabit the so-
called Biafra are another race of
Jews who want to form a state of
their own because of oppression
by fellow countrymen in Nigeria.
"This is a complete falsification
of the real issues involved in the
Nigerian crisis."

Monday laid down the conditions
under which heart transplants and
similar surgery can be performed
in accordance with Halakha, Jew-
ish oral law.
Speaking at the opening session
of the 11th Congress on Oral Law
here, he said transplants could be
performed only to save a living
recipient who is at hand and that
organs cannot be kept in storage
until a recipient turns up.
On the determination of time of
death, a subject that has been
widely discussed in medical circles
all over the world, the chief rabbi
said it was the Halakhic position
that "One is dead when one has
stopped breathing."
This year's conference of rabbis
and halakhic scholars differs from
those of past years in that it is tak-
ing up such issues as the implica-
tions of organ transplants, the
future of the occupied territories
and the need for immigration.
At Tuesday's session, most of the
speakers expressed strong views
that "holy areas" which according
to the Orthodox are the areas in-
cluded in biblical Israel, cannot be
ceded on plain of violating the
Tora. Others described immigra-
tion to Israel as a "mitzva."

history of this town has started
functioning with a charter mem-
bership of 27 families and expec-
tations of more members before
the High Holy Days. Richard N.
Fiske has been elected first presi-
dent of Temple Beth David, which


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Teen-age volunteers at the Jew-
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The cards, silk-screened by
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