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'JNF Sabbath'Feb: 1;
Council Slated to Meet
Proclaimed as JNF Sabbath in
Detroit and Jewish communities
throughout Michigan, Feb. 1 will
be observed as part of Jewish
National Fund Month, occurring
during the Hebrew month of
David P. Zack, president of
JNF, reports that many rabbis
and synagogue officers have
pledged to impress members with
the full impact of JNF programs.
Since Tu b' Shevat, the New
Year of the Trees, which this
year falls Feb. 3, will occur only
two days later, JNF Sabbath will
take on added significance, Zack
The Jewish National Fund
Council consisting of representa-
tives of affiliate organizations,
will meet 8:30 p.m. Feb. 5, at
the Zionist Cultural Center,
JEWISH NATIONAL FUND .4
A special Tu b' Shevat program
will include the premiere showing
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of a new film from Israel,
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"Towards the Third Decade." Re-
ports of activities will be sub-
mitted and there will be a guest
OFFICE HOURS: MON. THRU
Refreshments will be served.
THURS. 9 to 5; FRIDAY, 9 to
Delegates and friends are in-
4; SUNDAY 10 TO I.
71IE NEW TEMPLE: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Conrad will
speak on "'Burying Hatchet': Is There Negro Anti-Semitism?"
CONG. BNAI JACOB: Services 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday.
Rabbi Isaac will speak on "The Almighty Exerts His Power Against
CONG. BNAI DAVID: Services 5:05 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
Rabbi Braverman will speak on "The Jewish View of Miracles."
Steven Eric Teitel, Bar Mitzva.
TEMPLE BETH JACOB of Pontiac: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi
Berkowitz will speak on "Will Reform Become Another Orthodoxy?"
CONG. BNAI ISRAEL of Pontiac: Services 8:30 p.m. today and 7:30
a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Minkowich will speak on "Celebrating the
Anniversary of a Successful Heart Transplant."
CONG. BETH HILLEL: Services 5:15 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday.
Rabbi Litke will speak on "Ancient and Modern Plagues."
CONG. BETH EL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Dr. Hertz will speak on
"Another Look at Intermarriage." Steven Paul Klegman, Bar
Dr. Leon A. Jick, director of
Mitzva. Saturday , services 11:15 a.m. Dr. Hertz will speak on
the Lawn Graduate Center for
"Teachings of the Midrash: About Moses and Pharoah." Andrew
Contemporary Jewish Studies
John Kallet, Bar Mitzva.
and professor in the department
YOUNG ISRAEL OF GREENFIELD: Services 5:10 p.m. today and 9
of Near Eastern and Judaic
a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Prero will speak on "A Message From
studies at Brandeis University,
Israel." Ely J. Rosenzveig Bar Mitzva.
will speak on "The American
BIRMINGHAM TEMPLE: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Wine -will
Jewish Pattern: Assimilation
speak on "Eric Fromm and the Death of Man." Daniel Shell, Bar
Survival," for the 10th an-
nual Bargman Memorial Scholar
CONG. SHAAREY SHOMAYIM: Services 5:15 today and 9 a.m. Satur-
series at Temple Beth El, Jan.
day. Rabbi Goldman will speak on "The Cry of Israel."
24. Dinner is served at 7 p.m.;
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: Services 8:15 p.m. today. Rabbi Rosenbaum
lecture takes place at 8:30.
will speak on "What We Don't Know CAN Hurt Us." Dr. and Mrs.
Bernard Lieberman, honorees.
TEMPLE BETH AM: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Cantor Arthur Asher,
education director of Temple Israel, will speak.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Lazar Weiner's "Shir
By RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX
L'Shabat" premiere and a sermon in song, "The Last Judgement"
(Copyright 1969, JTA Inc.)
(See Story). Jonathan Isaac Berlin, Bar Mitzva. Saturday services
Why are the Tzitsit held in
hand during the morning reading
CONG. BETH SHALOM: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Dr. Morton Siegel,
director of Jewish education and youth commission of the United
Some claim that this is done so
Synagogues of America, will speak on "Religion and Science:
Friends or Foes?" Randa Brown and Miriam Taylor, Bnot Mitzva. that the Tzitsit will be close to the
They particularly hold the ii
Saturday services 9 a.m. Dr. Siegel will speak on "Learning to
Live vs. Learning to Survive." (See Story). Richard Mendelson, Tzitsit in the left hand for this rea-
son. This is based upon a verse in
CONG. BETH ABRAHAM: Services 5 p.m. today and 8:40 a.m. Satur- the Bible which reads, "And these
day. Rabbi Halpern will speak on "1968: What Happened." Steven words which I command thee this
day, shall be upon thine heart" ti
Gluck and Dennis Harold Liberson, Bnai Mitzva.
CONG. SHAAREY ZEDEK: Services 5:15 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m. (Deut. 6:6). Others maintain that
Saturday. Howard Bruce Klein and William Hadesman, Bnai this comes under the category of
"Hivuz Mitzva." Since the last
YOUNG ISRAEL OF OAK WOODS: Services 5:15 p.m. today and 9 paragraph of the Shema speaks of
the commandment of Tzitsit, the
a.m. Saturday. Josh I. Gold, Bar Mitzva.
ADAS SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Services 5:15 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m. worshipper holds these in this hand
to show that they are dear to him.
Saturday. Neil Tubben, Bar Mitzva.
CONG. BNAI MOSHE: Services 5 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m. Saturday. Since the Tzitsit are symbolic of all
commandments, this might be
Brian and Scott Chaness, Bnai Mitzva.
CONG. BETH ACHIM: In-town services 5:15 p.m. today and 8:40 a.m. taken as a measure of indicating
Saturday. Greg Miller, Bar Mitzva. Suburban services 9 a.m. that all the commandments are
dear to us, or that we hold them
Saturday. Cary Schwimmer, Bar Mitzva.
Regular services will be held at Cong. Beth Moses, Shomrey all dear in our hearts.
Emunah, Beth Isaac of Trenton, Mishkan Israel, Livonia Jewish Con-
gregation and Downtown Synagogue.
Why do some close their eyes
or cover them with their hand
when they recite the opening
verse of the Shema (Hear oh
I Israel, the Lord our God, the
Lord is One)?
Some claim that this is done so
Dr. Morton Siegel, director of the thinker.
as to allow one to offer his fullest
department of education, United
Today, Dr. Siegel's topic will be measure of concentration while re-
Synagogue of America, will be "Religion and Science: Friends or
citing this phrase which stresses
guest speaker during Cong. Beth Foes;" on Saturday morning, he the unity of God. By closing his
Shalom's third annual "G r e a t will talk on "Learning to Live vs. eyes no distraction to take place.
Weekend" program today through Learning to Survive."
Others claim that placing the right
At 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dr.
hand over the eyes symbolizes
Dr. Siegel will speak at open
Siegel will speak at a luncheon
death since one momentarily blots
programs 8:30 p.m. today and 9
for teen-aged children of mem-
out his vision. This indicates our
a.m. Saturday during regular Sab-
bers. His topic will be "What's
willingness to sacrifice our very
bath services, and 11:15 a.m. Sun-
New About Your New Morality?"
lives if and when necessary for the
day in an open forum.
The weekend program will end
purpose of maintaining our belief
The "Great Weekend" was de-
with the open forum Sunday at in the one and only God. It might
veloped under the leadership of
which the topic will be "Body/
also be said that closing one's eyes
Rabbi Mordecai .Halpern as a way
Soul: Pagan vs. Jewish View."
indicates the universality of God
0! bringing the congregation to-
Dr. Siegel is a graduate of Ye- and denies the possibility of some
gether for an intensive weekend of shiva University and has masters one else mistakingly assuming that
study with an outstanding Jewish and doctoral degrees from Colum- the worshipper is declaring his
bia University. He has held a belief in a God which he sees with
variety of leadership positions in his eyes—i.e. a God which can be
the education area of Conservative confined within an area of space.
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Beth Moses Study Unit
Synagogue Women Mark
to Air 'Urban Crisis —
51st Year on Sabbath
NEW YORK—This weekend has Jewish Responsibility?'
been designated as National Wom-
en's League Sabbath in observance
of the 51st anniversary of the
largest women's synagogue organi-
zation in the world, it was an-
nounced by Mrs. Sol Henkind,
president of the league.
Some 80 sisterhoods of Conserva-
tive synagogues affiliated with the
league will plan special prayers,
observances and events in honor
of the occasion.
Cong. Beth Moses' next adult
education class (Hug) will meet 8
p.m. Sunday to hear John H. Shep-
herd discuss "The Urban Crisis, a
Shepherd is a member of the
Wayne County Board of Supervi-
sors, board of directors of Project
Equality and executive committee
of the Jewish Community Council.
For information, call the syna-
gogue office, KE 5-4434.
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