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June 20, 1969 - Image 27

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-06-20

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Elliot Iragenheims
Honeymoon in Europe

Federal Judge's Ruling Here Protects Sabbath
Observers' Job Status; Attorneys' Role Noted

MRS. ELLIOT WAGENHEIM
In a candlelight ceremony Sun-

day at Cong. Shaarey Zedek,
Wendy Ann Bernstein, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Gerson Bernstein of
Suffolk Dr. became the bride of
Elliot Charles Wagenheim, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wagenheim
of Mt. Vernon, N.Y.
The couple are honeymooning in
Europe.

The bride's gown was of English
net over peau de soie with appli-
ques of Spanish lace and a face-
framing stand-up collar. She wore
an antique lace chapel-length man-
tilla handed down by brides in the
family.

Carolyn Koppy was maid of
honor, and Mrs. Harold Blumen-

stein was matron of honor.
Bridesmaids were Mrs. David
Bernstein, Mrs. Neil Wagenheim,
Mrs. Robert Spector and Laurie

Sands.

Neil Wagenheim served
his
brother as best man. The ushers
were David Bernstein, Barry Bern-
stein, Harold Blumenstein, Robert
Spector and Matthew Tannenbaum.

Co-Ed Softball Game,
Outing for Young Singles

A co-ed softball game and bar-
becue will be held by a Bnai Brith
chapter for young men and women 1

A federal court in Michigan has Dewey was being accommodated
upheld Federal Equal Employment since he was permitted to obtain
Opportunity Commission regula- a replacement. Dewey's own attor-
tions protecting the job status of neys, the firm of VanderVeen,
Sabbath observers in directing the Freihofer & Cook, argued that the
reinstatement with back pay of an company policy was unlawful since
employe of Reynolds Metals Co. it had a discriminatory effect
who refused to work on his Sab- against Dewey's religious likliefs.
bath, announced Lawrence Hal-
Judge Fox wrote a lengthy opin-
pern, head of the Detroit Chapter ion rejecting the company's argu-
of National Jewish Commission on ments, portions of which are as fol-
Law and Public Affairs (COLPA). lows:
"Federal District Court Judge
. . A rule which forces a
Noel P. Fox, of Grand Rapids, has
person to choose between his
written a landmark decision which
religion and compensation bene-
has far-reaching implications for
fits is penalizing him solely be-
religious Jewish Sabbath and holi-
cause of his religion.
day observers who are employed
"Applied to this case, plaintiff
in Michigan and throughout the
has been forced to choose be-
United States." stated Halpern who
tween his religion and his' job.
had submitted an amicus curiae
Such a choice limits plaintiff's
brief on behalf of COLPA. "Al-
free exercise of his religion, and
thought there have been some state
is thereby discriminatory in its
court decisions in New York on
effect."
this issue," he continued, "this is
The guidelines of the Equal
the first United States Federal
Employment Opportunity Com-
Court decision to uphold and apply ,
mission make it very clear what
the Federal Regulations to a local
duties vis-a-vis religious beliefs
case "
are imposed upon any employer.
COLPA had been instrumental in ,
Those guidelines are a very rea-
securing the promulgation of the' sonable interpretation of the sta-
Federal Regulations, which are
tute, and are hereby adopted as
commonly known as "Guidelines
defining the requirement of the
on Discrimination Because of Reli-
statute that an employer not dis- 1
gion."
criminate on the basis of reli-
gion."
The case, titled Robert Dewey
vs. Reynolds Metals Co. and
"Requiring the employee to
decided June 6, 1969, involved a
obtain a qualified replacement
member of the Christian Reform-
may be some accommodation to
ed Church, who, though required
those who do not approve of Sun-
by union contract and employer
day work, but it is no accommo-
policy to work on Sunday, refus-
dation whatsoever to those who

ed to do so the belief that it
was against his religious princi-
ples. In addition, the employe
refused to obtain a Sunday re-
placement for himself for the

believe, as plaintiff does, that it
is a sin to induce another to
commit the sin of working on
Sunday. As to this sincere reli-
gious belief of plaintiff, defend-
reason that what was forbidden
ant has made no accommoda-
to him was forbidden to others.
tion."
The company contended that The National Jewish Commission
since its policy was applied equal- on Law and Public Affairs is an
ly to all its employes that Dewey organization of religious Jewish
was not being singled out for dis- lawyers and social scientists whose
crimination and that, at any rate,' purpose is to represent the tradi- :

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Thursday at Cong. Beth Hillel.
Mrs. Charles Gottlieb is chairman,
and Mrs. Fanny Koss, co-chair-
man.
There will be refreshments
ters of public concern. The organ-
ization is currently engaged in ef- and prizes. Nominal admission
forts to protect the rights- of Sab- charge.

bath observers; to provide impor-
tant social services to religious THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, June 20, 1969-27
Jews in impacted urban areas and
to represent Jewish Day School
interests before the courts.
MUSIC DESIGNED TO PLEASE
Members of the Detroit chapter
and
besides Halpern include attorneys
PERSONALIZED TO SUIT
Shlomo Sperka, Mark Schlussel,
YOUR PARTY
Abraham Selesny, Edward Traurig
by

and Lawrence Singal.
Halpern, son of Rabbi and Mrs.
Israel I. Halpern, is a graduate of

to their clients. While the home-
maker service is still functioning
and emergencies are being handled
by supervisory personnel, most
services have been curtailed. Some
40 case workers are on strike.
Last week, a number of Center
members directed an open letter
to the Jewish community and to
the Center board of directors in
which the Center's "obdurate posi-
tion" was criticized. The letter
asked the recipient to "make your
contribution towards a prompt and
fair settlement of the • strike" by
writing or calling members of the
board of directors and urging them
to support multilateral agency
bargaining.

HY HERMAN

AND HIS ORCHESTRA

Yeshiva University. He studied in
Israel for a year before pursuing
his law studies here.

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with the union on the grounds
that it is not the employer and
that the agencies themselves
should negotiate directly with
t h ei
yes.
At a meeting Thursday morn-
aj ing, the executive committee of Kaminska Recalls Mother
LOS ANGELES (JTA) — Ida
Kaminska, the former "first lady"
of the Yiddish teater in Poland,
spoke nostalgically here of an-
other great Yiddish actress, the
late Esther Rachel Kaminska, who
was her mother.
Mme. Kaminska, who appeared
at the Los Angeles Yiddish Culture
Club to mark the 34th anniversary
of her mother's death, recalled
that the late Esther Kaminska,
born in a small village near Grod-
no, became an overnight star with-
out benefit of dramatic training.
She was hailed in the pre-World
War II era as the queen of
Europe's flourishing Yiddish
theater.

24711 Coolidge

Corner 10 Mile

The Jewish Center and Jewish
Family and Children's Service are
two of 14 agencies that were
struck six weeks ago by Local 1640
of the American Federation of
State, County and Municipal Em-
ployes. Five agencies have since
returned to operations following
a partial agreement.
Thi3 week, the union conducted
a sit-in at the offices of United
Community Services. UCS, to-
gether with United Foundation
(the fund-raising arm), has re-
fused to conduct bargaining talks

Berenznitzer Aid Society will
hold its annual games party 7 p.m.

tional Jewish community on mat-

Mediation Boa = rd Calls Center,
Striking Union to Meet Today

age 19-26. at 2 p.m. June 29 at the !
home of Marsha Peitz, 18973 Hub-
bel.
The
State Labor Me- the JFCS invited union repre-
For reservations, call Judy Gold- diation Michigan
Board called a meeting of sentatives to state their case.
berg, KE 7-3639, or Elaine Kayne, , the
Jewish
Center
and its striking
Samuel Lerner, JFCS director,
534-4256.
employes for 10 a.m. today in earlier sent a letter to striking
BEJCIC11911BM- - hopes of resuming collective bar- case workers, urging them to re-
gaining,
turn to work and resume services

Bereznitzer Games Party

Now Located in Southfield

BENNIE or SAM

Mme. Kaminska was presented
with a book on the career of Esther

Kaminska by Zalrnen Zylberzweig,

a historian of the Yiddish theater
in America and Europe. .

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• GREENFIELD4 MILE RD.

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