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September 20, 1968 - Image 33

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-09-20

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Friday, September 20, 1968-33

Joseph Cantor Honored on 75th Year Beth El Presents
as Pioneer Shaarey Zedek Synagogue Archives to Burton Social Security Beneficiaries Invited
History Collection to Report Change of Address, Status
Choir Member • and as an Organizer

When he marks his 75th birth-
day on Sept. 27, Joseph Cantor,
who has been active in the furni-
ture business here for 55 years,
will be honored for dedicated serv-
ice to Detroit congregations and
for his 37 years as a participant in
the Shaarey Zedek choir which he
helped organize.
Born in Lithuania, he was
brought to the United States by
his parents in 1907. Their first
home was in New York, then his

His present home is at 27600
Berkshire, Southfield.
His majbr interest is music. In
1928, he and his brother conduct-
ed High Holy Day services at Gong
Adas Yeshurun as volunteers,
when shortly before Rosh Hashana,
the synagogue was deprived of a
cantor due to illness. He per-
formed at the Home for the Aged
and at other synagogues and par-
ticipated in choir concerts.
He suffered a stroke while at
Shaarey Zedek services, on a week-
day last June, but upon his re-
covery he immediately returned
to his tasks as a member of the
Shaarey Zedek choir. He continues
as a choir member and is active
again in current High Holy Day
Cantor is a member of the Zion-
ist Organization, has been active
in a number of movements here,
and was an active Allied Jewish
Campaign worker in early drives.

Merger Agreement
Binds Beth Akron
and Ahavas Achim

father went to Laurence, Mass.,
where he was a shohet and cantor.
Because of his father's illness,
they then moved to Denver.
Joseph Cantor came to Detroit
in 1912 and was associated with
the late Max Lieberman in the
furniture business until 1920,
when, together with Rudolph
Zuieback, he formed a partner-
ship in the furniture business on
Oakland Ave. They retained that
business until 1929, when Can-
tor formed his own furniture
establishment. He retired two
The merger agreement of
years ago.
Ahavas Achim and Beth Aaron
He was married to Miriam Zuie- synagogues is signed by the pres-
back in 1919. She passed away on idents, Max Nosanchuk (right)
Jan. 9, 1968, shortly before they and Dr. Manuel Feldman, while
would have celebrated their 49th Rabbis Benjamin H. Gorrelick
(right) and Milton Arm look on
wedding anniversary.
He has two daughters, Mrs. Members of both congregations
Leonard (June) Stein and Mrs. ratified the agreement recently.
Seymour (Riat) Dunitz and three
Rabbi Borowitz Writes

of 'New Jewish Theology'

Westminster Press of Philadel-
phia announces publication of "A
New Jewish Theology in the Mak-
ing" by Rabbi Eugene B. Borowitz.
Publication date is Oct. 14.
Rabbi Borowitz diagnoses the
condition of the Jewish people in
our time from a historical, soci-
ological and theological point of
view. He details the way in which
previous Jewish thinkers have
shaped their Judaism, examining
particularly the theological op-
tions of Leo Baeck, Kaplan, Buber,
Heschel and Soloveitchik.

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formation having an effect on pay-
ment of monthly benefits. The

change is prompted by the in-
creased capacity of social security
district offices to transmit the in-
formation over high-speed com-
munications circuits to record


Presentation of the archives of
Temple Beth El to the Burton
Historical Collection of the De-
troit Public Library is formalized
by Rabbi Richard C. Hertz (left,
seated), temple executive secre-
tary, and Dr. Irving I. Edgar,
president of the Jewish Historical
Society of Michigan. Mrs. Alice
Dalligan, manuscript specialist
for the Burton collection, looks
over a Temple Beth El manu-
script with Dr. Hertz.

* * *
The archives of Temple Beth El,
Michigan's oldest Jewish congrega-
tion, have been deposited in 'the
Burton Historical Collection of the
Detroit Public Library this week.
Dr. Richard C. Hertz, senior rab-
bi, presented the materials to Mrs.
Alice Dalligan, the library's manu-
script specialist. Dr. Irving I. Ed-
gar, president of the Jewish His-
torical Society of Michigan, who
was instrumental in the arrange-
ment for the deposit, and Irving I.
Katz, executive secretary and his-
torian of Temple Beth El, were
present. •
Temple Beth El, organized in
1850 by 12 families, now has a
membership of 1,800. The archives,
which its board of trustees decided
to deposit with the library, include
manuscript minute books, financial
records, constitutions and bylaws,
yearbooks, the weekly temple bul-
letin and religious school publica-
tions, programs, records of temple
affiliates, biographical materials
on the rabbis who have served at
the temple and photographs. , ,
The library's Burton Historical
Collection, designated as the cen-
tral depository of . the archives of
the state's Jewish community by
the Jewish Historical Society of
Michigan, also contains the rec-
ords of the Jewish Welfare Federa-
tion and the Jewish Community

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