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September 06, 1968 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-09-06

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(?) n,struciionist Rabbinical College Appoints Dean and Faculty Members

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The newly
established Reconstructionist Rab-
binical College, located at 2304-08
North Broad Street in Philadel-
phia, will initiate its first academ-
ic year in October with a roster
of 17 students and a faculty of
eight rabbis and scholars, it was
announced by Rabbi Ira Eisen-
stein, president of the Jewish Re-
constructionist Foundation, spon-
sor of the college.
Rabbi Arthur Gilbert of New
York, assistant to Rabbi Eisen-
stein, has been appointed dean of
the college.
Rabbi Ivan Caine of Philadelphia
will serve as lecturer in biblical
civilization, the core curricular

subject for the rabbinical students
in their first year and lecturer in
biblical language will be Mrs. Wil-
liam Chomsky.
At Temple University they will
be required to take courses in
biblical theology with Prof. Robert
Gordis.

Rabbi Frank Zimmerman, for-
merly chairman of the department
of biblical literature at Dropsie
College, will be one of the guest
lecturers in the biblical civilization
course.
Students will participate in a
seminar in reconstructionism un-

Joshua Sperka Nam ed Rabbi Emeritus,
Prero Elected at YI of Greenfield

der the direction of Rabbi Eisen-
stein and Rabbi Mordecai M. Kap-
lan, founder of the reconstruction-
ist movement.
Dr. Meir Ben-Horin, professor
of education at Dropsie College,
will serve the college as a con-
sultant on Jewish religious educa-
tion, and Dr. William Chomsky of
Dropsie College and Gratz College
faculties will serve as consultant
on Hebrew language studies.

Sanford Eisenberg, president of Joshua S. Sperka to the position of
Young Israel of Greenfield, an- rabbi emeritus and the election of
nounced the elevation of Rabbi Rabbi Samuel H. Prero to rabbi
of the Greenfield branch of the
movement.
Arni
Rabbi Sperka, who has been with
Young Israel for the past 10 years,
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
By RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX
asked to be relieved of the post of
(Copyright 1968. JTA, Inc.)
20—Friday, September .6, 1968
:active rabbi to
Why is it that on some Satur-
devote his full
day mornings two portions of the
time to the writ-
Tora are read instead of one?
ing and publica-
The Pentateuch (the five books
tion of a new
of Moses) has been divided into a
biblical commen-
maximum number of portions to
tary. In 1967, he
cover the number of Sabbaths in a
published a sim-
Jewish leap year when an extra
i 1 a r translation
month is added to the year. There-
and commentary
fore, on the year which is not leap
of the book of
year, two portions are read on cer-
Rabbi Sperka Proverbs.
tain Sabbaths in order to be sure
Rabbi Sperka announced that he
to end the reading of the Penta-
teuch by the Jewish festival of would continue as Vaad Harabonin
Simchas Tora. The number will chaplain for the aged.
Rabbi Prero, who has been as-
vary from time to time because
sociated with the Young Israel
certain Sabbaths come on festi-
Ten Mile at Kenosha
vals when the Tora reading for the movement since 1941, is presi-
regular portion is omitted. Basic- dent of the Young Israel Council
OAK PARK
ally, the tradition is to have annual of Metropolitan Detroit.
reading cycles so that, in the
For the past eight years, he has
course of one year, the congrega- served the Northwest branch of
Congregation Memberships
tion has listened to a complete the movement. He stated that
Are Available
reading of the five books of Moses. Young Israel of wm:
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Northwest w i 1 I
Why is the section for the week continue to be
We Accept Sudents
especially read on the Sabbath? available for
From a practical standpoint, Jewish families
Of Non-members
this is the occasion when people who reside in
have leisure time and can spend that area as long
longer periods in the synagogue to as there is a need
listen to the whole portion. Gener- for the facilities.
ally, the Sabbath was designed to
Cantor Ernest
be the day for reading and study- E. Greenfield and
ing the Tora. It is said by some Rabbi Prero will Rabbi Prero
sources that Moses introduced the co-officiate at the Greenfield
regular reading of a portion of the branch for the High Holy Days.
Tora on Sabbath mornings.
Installation ceremonies for both
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Why is a small portion of the rabbis will be held after Sukkot.
Sabbath's weekly reading read
from the Tora on Monday and Added Seats Available
Thursday mornings and on Sat-
for Beth Abraham Services
urday afternoon?
High Holy Day arrangements for
This was designed so that no
three days will ever pass in Jewish auxiliary services in the social hall
life without the Tora having been of Beth Abraham Synagogue have
read in the synagogue. The reason been completed, it was announced
for selecting Monday and Thursday by Henry Thumin, president. Rabbi
is because originally the rabbinical Martin Tatelbaum will officiate,
court would be in session on these assisted by a High Holy Day staff.
For information and tickets, con-
days, and more people would come
Mrs. Alvin Horowitz will begin
tact the synagogue office, either
into
the
cities
to
conduct
their
busi-
her seventh year as a member
ness in the courts, thus, providing in person, or by phone at UN
of the teaching staff of Con-
a larger attendance in the syna- 1-6696, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., daily
gregation Bnai Moshe Religious
gogue. The reason for selecting and 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday.
School.
Saturday afternoon is that this
Air pollution causes eye, nose
would cover the people who could
not get to the synagogue either on and throat irritation and aggra-
Monday or Thursday. They would vates chronic lung conditions. The
have at least one additional read- Tuberculosis and Health Society
We Suggest You
ing besides the regular Sabbath urges everyone to work to reduce
air pollution.
morning reading.
Register Your

Weekly Qui

B'NA1 MOSHE
RELIGIOUS
SCHOOL

Child Today

(Ages 5-16)

CLASSES BEGIN SUNDAY

SEPTEMBER 8

PHONE SYNAGOGUE OFFICE

ON SUNDAY MORNINGS

L 1 8-9000

9-10:30

10:30-12

12-1:30

to educate one child

for one year year at

FEAR

Man doth tremble, these days, in
fear
When his eyes behold the violence.
If only he'd know that the Lord
is near,
Trust God and his fear has no
relevance.

Beth Yehuda

Schools

Richard Palmer

ADAS SHALOM

Migdalor and Uri-Tzion Chapters U.S.Y.
a

COUNTRl'i r eseit :110E-DOWN

(and Membership Drive)

Prerecorded by Mahriv & Havdalah
8:30-11:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 7th
7th - 12th graders

Potato
Chips
Pop

Pizza
Admission: $1.00 (25c if joining U.S.Y. and paying dues of $4.50)
Adas Shalom Synagogue
7045 Curtis (at Santa Rosa)

TEMPLE BETH AM

SUNDAY
SCHOOL

Grandview School

19814 Louise

PRE-KINDERGARTEN
TO HIGH SCHOOL

REGISTRATION DATE

Call
476-
4100

SEPTEMBER 15

9:30 a.m.-12 Noon

MEMBERSHIP NOW OPEN

Cong. Beth Tefilo Emanuel Tikvah

is happy to announce that they will
conduct High Holiday services at
their air-conditioned synagogue at

1 8 5 1 5 WYOMING
corner Margareta

HIGH HOLYDAY SERVICE

BETH ABRAHAM SYNAGOGUE

Cantors
Henry S. Baum and
William Weinman

U N 1-6696

will officiate

8100 West Seven Mile Road

RABBI LEVIN

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR SERVICES IN NUSBAM HALL

Limited Seats available in Main Sanctuary.

WE HAVE THREE SESSIONS
ON SUNDAY MORNINGS

IT COSTS
780 DOLLARS

For information on new memberships, High Holy Days Seats,
Hebrew School registration, call Synagogue Office.

OFFICE HOURS: Daily - 9 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Sunday 10 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

PUBLIC SELICHOT SERVICES — Saturday, September 14, 1968
12:45 A.M. Daylight Time — No Tickets Required.

Tickets can be purchased from 4 to 8 p.m.

Monday thru Thursday and from 1 to 8 p.m.
on Sundays

For Further Information Call UN 1-3114

The officers and members of our congregation
wish the Detroit and Suburban communities a
Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Morris Dorn,

President

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