THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, February 28, 1969-19
WSU to Present 'Elijah' as Tribute
to Jewish Community at Shaarey Zedek
A musical salute to the Detroit appropriate composition and set-
Jewish community will be given by Ling to pay tribute to the Detroit
Wayne State University at Cong. Jewish community in recognition
Shaarey Zedek 8 p.m. March 11. of its contributions to the cultural
Mendelssohn's oratorio "Elijah" life of our city and to Wayne
will be performed by Wayne's State University."
Choral Union, Women's Glee Club
The "Elijah" composition is con-
and the University Orchestra, with sidered the most noted choral work
Prof. Malcolm Johns as conductor of the 19th Century. It is based on
and coordinator. A total of 250 per- the biblical account of Elijah's life
formers will take part.
and was first performed at a music
The concert — free to Shaarey festival in England in 1846, receiv-
Zedek members and their guests— ing worldwide acclaim.
will be held in the main sanctuary.
The concert is sponsored by the
Prof. Johns said, "We chose music and drama committee of
this great work and this out- Shaarey Zedek's cultural commis-
standingly beautiful edifice as an
Temples Will P resent Cantata
Marking Birth of Isaac Wise
Marking the 150th anniversary of
the birth of Rabbi Isaac Mayer
Wise, founder of American Reform
Judaism, nine area congregations
comprising the Metropolitan Detroit
Federation of Reform Synagogues
will hold a joint commemorative
event 8 p.m. March 16 at Temple
The program will include a can-
tata on the life of Rabbi Wise.
Rabbi Robert J. Marx, director of
the Great Lakes Federation and
Chicago Council of the Union of
American Hebrew Congregations,
will outline the impact of Rabbi
Wise on today's Reform Jewish
The cantata, "A Song of the
Wise," is based on an original
score by Reuven Kosakoff. How-
ever, the narration has been re-
written by Mrs. Robert A. Coggan,
chairman of the evening, to fit the
The adult, children's and pro-
fessional choirs of Temples Beth
El, Emanu-El, Israel and Beth
Jacob of Pontiac will be featured
hi the cantata, which is to be
narrated by Mrs. Harold Orbach
and Rabbi Robert M. Benjamin.
The program is the first joint
venture of the Metropolitan Detroit
Federation, now in its second year.
Prof. Ronald Tikofsky, of Temple
Beth Emeth, Ann Arbor, is federa-
Rabbi Wise, born in Bohemia
March 29, 1819, came to the United
States in 1846, assuming his first
pulpit in Albany. His desire for
changes in ritual practice led to
the formation of a new synagogue,
Temple Beth Emeth.
Accepting a new pulpit in Cincin-
nati, it was here that Rabbi Wise
played his dominant role in the
establishment of the major institu-
tions of Reform Judaism that exist
to this day.
In 1873, he founded the Union of
American Hebrew Congregations,
and in 1875, through the NAHC, he
established the Hebrew Union Col-
Dr. Alvin Reines,
to Be at Beth Jacob
Thomas Horowitz, president of
Temple Beth Jacob, Pontiac, an-
nounces that the temple sisterhood,
brotherhood and adult education
groups will sponsor Sabbath serv-
ices 8:30 p.m. March 7, at which
the guest speaker will be Dr. Alvin
Reines, professor of Jewish philos-
ophy at the Hebrew Union College-
Jewish Institute of Religion, Cin-
Dr. Reines will speak on "The
Jewish Search for God." Rabbi H.
Philip Berkowitz will conduct the
Others participating in the serv-
ice are Mrs. Mac Asher, Alan Gold-
stein, Julie Simon, David Stulberg,
Dr. Robert Gash, Mrs. Arthur Kol-
lin, and Harry Klentner. The public
lege as the first rabbinicial semin-
ary in the U.S.
In 1889, Rabbi Wise created the
Central Conference of American
Rabbis, the first organization of
rabbis in the country. He served
the CCAR, the Union and the col-
lege as president until his death in
Sponsoring temples are Beth
Am, Beth El of Detroit, Beth El
of Flint and Beth El of Windsor;
Beth Emeth, Beth Jacob, Emanu-
El, Israel, and the New Temple.
Folowing the pageant, there will
be a reception sponsored by the
sisterhoods of participating congre-
gations. The entire community is
National VIP Due for Installation at YI of Greenfield
Rabbi Prero will be present at
Rabbi Ephraim H. Sturm, execu- represented by a delegation head-
tive vice president of the National ed by its president, Rabbi Eric the installation ceremonies only.
he is observing the period or
Council of Young Israel, will be Greenbaum.
"shloshim" following the death of
guest speaker at the installation
his father Feb. 16.
ceremonies of Rabbi Joshua S.
into the office of rabbi emeritus
Sperka and Rabbi
of Young Israel of Greenfield,
Samuel H. Prero
which he served as rabbi for the
WHEN YOU A,- A COCKTAIL
9 p.m. March 8
past 10 years. In recognition for
at Young Israel
his years of service to the De-
troit community, Rabbi Sperka
will be presented with a plaque
commemorating his elevation to
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be preceded by a
for which reser-
vations may be
made by calling
the Young Israel
office, LI 8-2377
noon-4 p.m. daily.
THE AIRLINE OF THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL
Rabbi James I.
leader of Young Rabbi Sturm
Israel of Oak-Woods, will present
greetings from the sister branch,
Young Israel of Oak-Woods. Young
Israel of Northwest Detroit will be
A. ccaddif y
Cowboys in Golan Hghts?
RAMAT HAGOLAN (ZINS) — A
plan to transform the Golan
Heights into an Israeli Texas with
huge cattle-breeding ranches is
now being prepared by the mini-
stry of agriculture together with
the colonization department of the
The plan envisages the fencing
off of a million dunams (250,000
acres) of grazing land for cattle,
as well as the development of a
hundred thousand dunams (25,000
acres) of land for agricultural pur-
poses. New farming settlements
will be established in the region,
and some of the farms will serve
as tourist attraction centers.
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"But, Samuel . . . won't you PLEASE take the
part of Haman? It's only a play."
IT'S A FACT
IN THE SYNAGOGUE
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Coins in blue and white box
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