Synagogue Desecrations May Require Legislation
T H. Grant
1,000 Sifrei Tora that the ministry were forced to flee from their Council asked Major Lindsay to
direct the New York commissioner
has been collecting all over Europe. residence in the building.
The Hebrew Institute building of police to conduct an investiga-
They belong to Jewish communi-
ties that no longer exist. The Toras houses a synagogue and a YM- tion into the acts of vandalism "in
donated to the New York congre- YWHA. Police said a caretaker depth to determine if there is evi-
gations originated in Romania. had chased four youths from—the dence of organized anti-Semitic
Caspi said they were very old but building about 90 minutes before intent behind these attacks."
would not venture a guess about the fire was discovered. Swastikas
Temple Israel, of Great Neck,
were found soon afterward chalked L.I., announced it had established
Mayor Lindsay took the initiative on walls in the vestibule and in the a fund to assist New York syna-
to help the vandalized synagogues auditorium. According to firemen, gogues damaged by vandals. Its
replace their destroyed sacred vandals broke into the classroom first donation, according to Harold
scrolls. After inspecting the gutted and set fire to a stack of religious Bernstein, congregation president,
premises he phoned Consul General books which were also torn and will be $25,000 for the Yeshiva
Detroit 35, Michigan
Amir to ask for help. The Israel defaced. Twenty persons were of Eastern Parkway.
government responded immedi- evacuated from the building. Rabbi
Maurice Lamm of the congregation
One of the burned Toras had said he thought it was the work of THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Phan e: 342-5666
Friday, December 6, 1968-7
been sent by Rabbi Silver's father "a few pranksters" and said there
to a Polish village to save it from was no "untoward evidence of anti-
the Nazis. When the Silvers came Semitism" in the neighborhood.
to America they took it with them. Police were reported to be taking
Plans for a funeral for the dam- a more serious view of the inci-
aged scrolls, as prescribed by dents.
Jewish traditions, were being
Bronx District Attorney Burton
B. Roberts told the Jewish Tele-
A man from Valley Stream, graphic Agency that he has learn-
L.I., walked in with another ed from a fire marshal that three
scroll. Gifts of money and reli-
fires occurred in Jewish schools
gious texts, as well as loaned and synagogues in his borough be-
books, were promised by various
tween June 1 and Dec. 2 that were
PROUD — is the B. F. Chamberlain salesperson who has
private citizens and synagogues. of suspicious origin.
earned the privilege of wearing this emblem on his or
Rabbi Wolfe Kelman, executive
He said tthat in the same period,
her lapel. This emblem indicates that the wearer has
vice president of the Rabbinical six fires were reported in religious
Assembly of America (Conserva- institutions in Brooklyn — two of
demonstrated his or her skill in evaluating your home,
tive) told the JTA he was taking them Jewish — and the others in
qualifying their purchases, arranging mortgage money
steps to organize a committee churches of various denominations.
and closing the transaction in a professional, worklike
representing various elements of
He said not all were suspicious.
manner. It is a "badge of achievement". Watch for it ! !
the "community - at - large" to
Roberts would not give the
raise funds for restoration. He
It's A Family Affair
names or addresses of the syna-
In this prestige Huntington Woods Beacon Square area, a (5) five bed-
hopes to o b t ain emergency
gogues where fires had occurred,
4 or 5 Bedroom brick Colonial with room colonial 2250 square feet of liv.
grants from Jewish charities
but he stressed that all of the
area, 21/2 baths, family room with
Den, Formal Dining room, partially , firplace,
big living room, formal
which do not normally make
information available to him in-
finished basement, 2-car
room Table area in the kitch-
sprinkling system and a Family dining
contributions to yeshivas.
dicated that there was no "con-
recreation room in the base-
kitchen will please the whole gang. ment.
carpeting and drapes, 2-
Rabbi Harold H. Gordon,
Reduced to $42,900. Ask for Farial car attached garage. $44,900. EL
Dickow. LI 8-1500.
tive vice president of the New York blazes. He attributed fires under
suspicion to "juvenile exhibi-
Board of Rabbis, said the organiza-
tionists" or "psychotics."
tion plans to appeal to member
Custom built brick quad-level on a
congregations to create a fund
beautifully landscaped 90-foot lot.
Rabbi Bernard Goldenberg, di-
bedrooms, 2 full baths,
which can provide money to dese- rector of school organizations and
2 lavatories, 26-foot family room has
crated and damaged yeshivas or professional services of Tora Urn-
Outstanding brick 11/2 story in one fireplace, formal dining room, 19-
of Oak Park's best locations. Fan- foot kitchen completely built in.
synagogues. It will also appeal for esora, the National Society for
tastic family kitchen is 20x17 feet. Central air, very expensive carpet
Toras and other items to replace Hebrew Schools, informed JTA of
Counter and cabinet space galore. and drapes, 20x12 screened porch,
Large carpeted living room. Three basement, electric door on 21/2-car
measures being taken to protect
nice bedrooms. Beautifully finished attached garage, $55,000. EL 3-9000.
Earlier in the week, a Bronx Jewish schools against fires and
recreation room. Garage very sharp,
Hebrew school and a synagogue vandalism. He said Fire Commis-
$26,900. EL 3-9000.
two blocks away were damaged by sioner Robert Lowrey was given a
The quality-minded will appreciate
this custom built 3-bedroom quad-
fires of suspicious origin in one list of all affiliated schools and
Spacious paneled family room with
24-hour period. Police said they promised that fire department rep-
Luxury ranch in Oak Park on huge glass door wall to sunken patio.
lot. 4-bedroom home with 2 .fire- Most comfortable and efficient 3-
were hunting for four youths seen resentatives will visit them and
family room, formal dining zoned Hydronic heating system.
inside the Hebrew Institute of Uni- alert the principals to spot sus-
room, separate eating area, multiple Beautiful location. $48,500. LI 8-1500.
baths, screened terrace, slate vesti-
versity Heights shortly before a picious persons or packages on
bule, utility room and 2-car attached
fire broke out in a fourth room their premises.
garage. Luxury extras: central air
conditioning, sprinkling system, elec- Statuesque pillared Georgian colo-
classroom. Also under investiga-
He said Tora Umesora has also
nial Brick and Aluminum construc-
tion was the fire which destroyed urged all day schools in the city
completely built-in kitchen and much tion. Located on a parklike lot. Four
the altar and some sacred items at to keep lights burning through the
more. Ask for Joe Tannenhaus. LI huge bedrooms, 21/2 baths. Beautiful
family room with fireplace, formal
nearby Congregation Toirei Zonov. night and to organize parent pa-
dining room, I8-foot kitchen, with all
built-ins. Beautiful carpet and drape
Rabbi Eisis Lieber and his family trols to watch for vandals. He said
throughout. 23-foot patio, attached
that through Mayor Lindsay's of-
2-car garage, $48,700. Immediate oc-
OPEN SUN. 2-5
cupancy. EL 3-9000.
fice his organization was trying
Ex-SS Man on Trial
to get city agencies to help yeshi-
Red brick ranch in an excellent
BONN (JTA)—The trial of Kurt vas relocate some of their stu-
Southfield location. Three very large
bedrooms, 11/2 baths, large kitchen Four-bedroom brick ranch, large
Buchholz, a for mer SS man dents until damaged classrooms
marble fireplace in
with bullt-ins, oven and range.
charged with war cries in Czecho- can be repaired.
Nicely finished recreation room in beautifully decorated living room.
the basement. Centrally air condi- Close to Oak Park Schools, shopping
slovakia during World War H, is
The American Jewish Congress
tioned, nicely landscaped lot has and transportation. If you have
under way in East Berlin.
gave emergency $500 grants to the
sprinkler system and fenced. Nicely missed outstanding buys before,
carpeted, 2-car attached garage. don't miss this one. Priced at $31,500.
Yeshiva of Eastern Parkway and
$31,900. EL 3-9000.
Yeshiva Sharei Zedek of _Coney
Island, also hit by fire, "to enable
Roman brick ranch home, 1,400
OPEN SUN. 2-5
square feet. Large living room with
education to proceed."
ledgestone fireplace. Dining room,
Delegates to the 70th anniver-
family kitchen. Enclosed rear porch,
20400 Harbor Lane
recreation room, completely car-
sary convention of the Union of
Located in prime Southfield area in peted, fenced lot has brick Bar-B-Q,
Jewish Congregations of
the midst of trees and greenery garage. A real buy. Only $28,500.
America in Washington sent a tele-
this 3 bedroom, large family room EL 3-9000.
with wood-burning fireplace and
gram to Mayor Lindsay and to Gov.
large family kitchen, and finished
Nelson Rockefeller, demanding
recreation room, 11/2 baths, att. 2- A 3-bedroom brick bungalow, 11/2-
garage in a desirable area be-
car garage, and many extras. Must car
comprehensive investigation and
8 Nine Mile. Good
have deal. $35,500. LI 8-1500.
transportation with adjacent lot in-
action to assure adequate police
cluded in selling price. Immediate
protection for all Jewish schools
Former Model Home
possession. Priced for quick sale at
and synagogues in New York City.
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 21/2-car attach- $23,400. FHA terms.
The American Jewish Congress
ed garage, 21/2 bath Colonial. Com-
pletely built-in kitchen, centrally air
and the American Jewish Commit-
conditioned. Electronic air filter; Extremely sharp is this custom built
tee voiced concern over the rash of
professionally landscaped with brick ranch in an outstanding area.
sprinkling system, patio and Gas Three master bedrooms, 11/2 tiled
barbeque. $46,500. Ask for Farial baths, first floor den. Marble fire-
place, big family kitchen. Nice rec-
The New York Board of Rabbis
Dickow. LI 8-1500.
POST'S winning combination of Hot Type composi-
reation room, perfectly landscaped
Monday called upon the admin-
tion and Letter press Printing is the "time-proven"
lot, has sprinkler system. The carpet
answer. From page proof "OK" to "on press" is
istrators of public, private and
and drapes are like new, attached
minutes, not hours. POST also offers the most
parochial schools in New York
Tall and stately is this 1966 built garage. $35,900. EL 3-9000.
brick colonial in a most prestigious
versatile line of Offset Printing in the Midwest.
City to counter the "religious
Oak Park Ranch
location. Four tremendous bed-
hoodlumism" blamed for the
rooms, 21/2 baths, walnut panelled Here is the home that has every-
family room with fireplace. Door- thing. Three bedrooms, 11/2 baths,
vandalizing by "appropriate in-
wall to patio. Built-in family size central air, family room, complete
doctrination of school children"
kitchen, formal dining room, newly built-in kitchen, finished basement.
carpeted, air conditioning, sprinkler and many more extras. All this and
in good citizenship, in the gen-
system, electric system, electric door IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY for only
uine brotherhood of religions and
on the 2-car attached garage. Trans- 1527.500. Ask for Pauline Wiener.
races which should be the hall-
ferred. $52,600. EL 3-9000.
mark of America's tradition.
The board called on the clergy of
all faiths to condemn these dese-
and appealed to its 900
members and to "all citizens of
"Where your home becomes our home—for a little while"
good will of every faith" to assist
Oak Park Office
in the restoration of the damaged
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11 Mile and Southfield
Coolidge S. of 10 Mile
and destroyed institutions.
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Police meanwhile held two teen-
age boys suspected of setting the
fire that gutted the Yeshiva of
Eastern Parkway. One was identi-
fied as Frank R. Reigler, 16, who
lives near the yeshiva. The other,
14, was not identified publicly be-
cause of his age. The arrests
brought to 12 the number of boys
taken into custody in connection
with fires or desecration of Jewish
religious schools and synagogues in
Brooklyn and the Bronx during
the past three months. Mayor Lind-
say said he did not think the at-
tacks were caused by Negro resent-
ment of Jews stemming from the
teachers' strike. All 12 arrested
were white, and one was Jewish.
Police said their questioning turn-
up up no anti-Semitic motives. Sen.
Jacob K. Javits of New York said
he was in touch with Attorney
General Clark to urge FBI inter-
vention in the wave of synagogue
arson. He said if Clark found
existing law inapplicable, he would
introduce new legislation mandat-
ing federal intervention when a
house of worship was threatened.
The New York Jewish commu-
nity was mobilizing — with an
assist from Israel—to help the
Yeshiva of Eastern Parkway
recover from its estimated
$100,000 to $200,000 loss.
The Flatbush Orthodox yeshiva
was the victim of arson that left
its first floor Bet Midrash study
hall and synagogue gutted. Lost
were seven Toras, thousands of
books including Talmud volumes
and numerous religious articles.
The two-story brick yeshiva, open-
ed a year ago, took "many years of
hard struggle" to build, said one
source. It was built "dollar by
dollar" by the generally low-
income Jewish community.
Four Sifrei Tora donated by the
Israel government to two of the
synagogues were presented to the
rabbis of the congregations in an
informal ceremony at the Israel
Consulate T u e s d a y. Receiving
them were Rabbi Meilech Silber of
the Eastern Parkway yeshiva and
Rabbi Isaac Liebes of Cong. Toirei
Zonov in the Bronx.
The presentation was made by
Consul General Rehaveam Amir
and Consul Zvi Caspi in the pres-
ence of three City Hall officials
representing Mayor John V. Lind-
say, who is on vacation. Caspi said
that the Toras will be formally
installed in their respective con-
gregations at a date to be set
when the damage is repaired. He
said the Israel government would
The Toras were property of the
ministry of religious affairs in
Jerusalem. They are among the
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