for Hate Phone Call
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
TORONTO — A magistrate here
will deliver judgment July 24 on an
alleged neo-Nazi charged with
using "grossly insulting" anti-Jew-
ish language on a recorded tele-
Dutch born Jakob Prins, identi-
fied as a bodyguard for self-styled
Canadian Nazi leader John Beattie,
had no counsel, pleaded innocent
and declined to question witnesses
or offer a defense.
Charges were brought against
Prins, a former wrestler, by Ben
Kayfets, community relations di-
rector of the Canadian Jewish Con-
gress, who charged that Prins vio-
lated an Ontario act prohibiting the
use of telephones for indecent, ob-
scene, blasphemous or grossly in-
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, June 27, 1969-37
Reform Rabbinate to Explore
Indifference to Synagogue
NCRAC to Observe 25th Year at Plenary
in Pittsburgh; Dr. Norman Drachler to Speak
PITTSBURGH—The National r retrospective look at NCRAC's
Jewish Community Relations Advi- ! evolement.
sory Council returns to the city of I Isaiah Minkoff, NCRAC's execu-
its birth this weekend with a five- tive vice chairman and operational
agenda focused heavily on the head of NCRAC since it was founded
HOUSTON (JTA) — The Ameri-
can Reform rabbinate, reacting to United States and particularly the continuing urban crisis. has seen the number of NCRAC's
Current developments in Negro- national affiliates more than dou-
the indifference of youth and spreading indifference of youth to-
adults to the synagogue, launched ward religion. However, they in- Jewish relations, church-state, de- ble over the years.
But even more pertinent, in
a two-year study to redefine the dicated doubts that the Orthodox centralization and other issues of-
Minkoff's view, has been the
rabibnic profession and all aspects would accept the invitation.
fecting public education, campus
spread of local councils, a
of Jewish religious life.
Rabbi Simon told the delegates unrest and problems of police-corn- development reflected in NCRAC's
In announcing the study at the
that the college campus is the munity relations are among the I nearly six-fold growth in local
80th annual convention of the Cen-
greatest threat to American topic under review by the repre- community affiliates.
tral Conference of American Rab-
Judaism's existence. "The new sentatives of nine national Jewish
Alinkoff and Jordan C. Band of
bis, Rabbi David Polish of Evan-
generation is not asking: Why organizations and 81 local commu-
Cleveland, current NCRAC chair-
ston, Ill., chairman of the CCAR
should we be Orthodox or Re- nity relations councils participating man,
will address the anniversary
form Jews?" he said, "They are in NCRAC's 25th annual plenar y banquet. Yosef Tekoah, Israel's
asking: Why should we be Jews? assembly.
ambassador to the United Nations,
Dr. Norman Drachler, superin-
"We all have been guilty of
tendert of schools in Detroit, will will assess Middle East develop-
short-sightedness, lack of imagina-
in an address at the Satur-
analyze problems in public educa- day evening session.
tion and failure of nerve," in not
providing enough funds to help
More than 250 organization ex-
Jewish students answer the basic
The prosecutor asked the court
question: "To be or not to be a ecutives and community relations
to find the accused guilty not be-
specialists are attending the ses-
cause the Canadian Jewish Con-
sions at the Pittsburgh Hilton
gress found the message offensive
The delegates voted 123-108 to Hotel.
but because an ordinary member
end the CCAR participation in the
Their principal objective will
of the community would find it
American rabbinate's self-imposed
be to hammer out joint policy
draft for military chaplains.A vol-
declarations that can serve as
Large Selection of
The message described a "Jew
untary system of military chap-
guidelines to Jewish communities
Modern Lamps and
rabbi" killing a cow for kosher
laincy was adopted, which reflect-
on prevailing community rela-
Shades in Stock.
food. The male voice said a "Jew
ed the growing objection among
rabbi makes the animal suffer in
rabbinic students to serve in the
the most gruesome, fiendish. devil-
military during the Vietnam war.
evening will be the setting for a
ish way ever imagined ...The Jew
The Rabbinical Assembly and
rabbi smiles. A dribble of saliva
RABBI ROLAND GITTELSOILN Yeshiva University, the major
MADE TO ORDER .
drools out of the corner of his lip
We Clean Lamp Shades
down over the edge of his dirty committee on rabbinic training, Orthodox institution, ended their
Call Us About Your
black beard. After all, he enjoys told his 500 colleagues that "We participation in the draft program
Wedidng or Bar Mitzvah Date
his blood money. No, this is not a are faced with the same challenge
description of an SS camp . . . The confronting other faiths in the method. If insufficient volunteers
Corner 10 Mile
respond, the resolution said, the
Jew rabbi obeys his hate book, the secular age."
isue will be taken up again at the
Talmud ... based on the suffering
The rabbis elected Rabbi Roland 1971 convention.
of all on this planet that are not
Gittelsohn of Boston as president,
Rabbi Joseph B. Glaser of San
Francisco, one of the eight rabbis
Provincial Judge Carl Waisburg, succeeding Rabbi Levi A. Olan.
Rabbi Milton Rosenbaum of who signed a proposal that rabbis
who heard the case, is a Jew.
Meanwhile, a controversial bill Temple Emanu-El in Oak Park presently serving as officers in uni-
that will outlaw racial and religious was elected to the executive board. form be replaced by civilian chap-
hate propaganda has been passed
Rabbi Polish said that "Judaism lains contracted by the armed
by the Canadian Senate by a 37-21 is becoming irrelevant to many on forces, said that under that pro-
15751 W. 10 1/2 Mile Rd.
vote on a third reading. But the an accelerating scale, and the ver- posal, civilian chaplains would be
Reserve Now for the Following Events in Israel
measure is strongly opposed by dict of irrelevance and alienation subject to military authority only
1. Mizrochi Convention
most members of the opposition is being pronounced from within in times of obvious emergency or
2 Lawyers IL Jurists Convention
and several government members, our own institutions." He said that military combat. They would not be
3. High Holidays, Etc.
and its future is uncertain.
a team of sociologists, psychiatrists subject to evaluation as military
The opposition is based on claims and religious leaders, who will officers.
that the legislation does not suffi- make the study, would question i
ciently protect the rights of indi- members of "every stratum ofj
viduals. Proponents claim that it Jewish life which shapes or is
does. Senator Daniel Long objected shaped by the rabbinate" to seek)
to the bill on grounds that it is so solutions to the "mounting crisis of
vague it would encourage hate and Jewish existence."
Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath,
Passage of the bill by the Senate
president of the Union of Ameri-
before it was dealt with by the
can Hebrew Congregations, the
House of Commons was a reversal
Reform congregational body, and
of the usual procedure. Parliament
Rabbi Jacob J. Weinstein, of
recesses for the summer next week
Chicago, past CCAR president,
and the measure is not ilkely to
defined the grievances against
reach the floor before then.
the synagogue as including "the
Supporters of the bill fear that
intolerable toll of institutional-
Parliament may begin a new ses-
ism," the Jewish "allergy to for-
sion shortly after the summer re-
mal worship" and the "self-hyp-
cess in which case the legislation
nosis in the pulpit."
would "die" and would have to he
Rabbi Eisendrath remarked that
reintroduced. It was first introduced
"neither the sanctuary nor the syn-
in 1966 and has been revised three
agogue has been occupied or pick-
times since then.
eted" by young Jews, who reject
the synagogue as "all too irrele-
Geriatric Experts Learn
vant, far too removed from where
of Great Need for Centers the action is on the university cam-
puses. on street corners, in smoke-
NEW YORK (JTA) — A confer- filled pads, in confronting with
ence of experts in the field of Jew- draft boards."
ish geriatric care has been told
Rabbi Weinstein called for a re-
that community geriatric centers
Choose from our beautifully a p pointed banquet
are needed to serve the 96 per cent structuring of the Hebrew Union
Institute of Reli-
of elderly persons in the United
menus. The food is exquisite. the service swift and
States who live outside homes gion, the Reform seminary. He
urged a fully-staffed department of
courteous. Best of all, we can tailor a banquet to fit any
for the aged and nursing homes.
The two-day Conference on Men- social studies and action to pre-
budget. Please accept our invitation to come to frnai
tal Impairment Among the Agcd pare the rabbi for the practical
David Synagogue and inspect our facilities or, if you
was convened by the Council of problems "he faces in our techno-
Jewish Federations and Welfare logical and urban civilization."
prefer, a phone call to our Banquet Director will ar-
Rabbi Nelson Glueck, president
The proposal for a network of of the seminary, said the seminary
community geriatric centers was "does not, in a real sense, produce
made by Dr. Seymour Jacobson, a the completely trained rabbi" but
psychiatrist who is director of clin- added that the seminary constant-
ical services for the aged at the
New York Home and Hospital for curriculum."
Cong. B'nai David
Rabbi Ralph Simon, president of
the Aged. He told the conference
that with an anticipated population the Rabbinical Assembly, spoke at
24350 Southfield Road
of 20 million Americans over 65 the convention. It was the first
and with a high incidence of men- time that a Conservative rabbinical
tal impairment among them, there head spoke at a Reform rabbinical
was an increasing demand for such meeting. Rabbi Olan spoke at the
community centers where nonin- Conservative group's convention
stitutionalized aged, particularly last March.
The two rabbis urged their
the mentally impaired, could come
for diagnosis, treatment and rehab- Orthodox colleagues to join them
in a combined effort to challenge
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