Impressive Ceremonies Mark 11 illel Day School
Dedication; Leaders Imply Support Needed
A most notable accomplishment
On May 19, the
in educational advancement re-
cornerstone o f
ceived national as well as local
the new Hillel
acclaim Sunday at the dedication
Day School of
of the new Hillel Day School build-
ing, 3220 Middlebelt, Farmington.
troit was affixed
to the building.
A capacity audience viewed the
The brief cere-
facilities which provide modern ac-
mony was con-
commodations for the nine grades
ducted by Rabbi
of the school whose Hebraic studies
Jacob E. Segal.
combined with general courses
have been given high accreditation
by educators in both fields.
the outer walls
and the corner-
It was an impressive event that
stone was a cop-
commenced with the procession
per box contain-
from outdoors, under a huppa,
ing copies of the
into the new building with a Sefer
Torah that was presented to the
ments of the
school's chapel by the Saul Wald-
are (from left)
Pupils of the school participated
in the ceremonies.
The values of day school pro- Kasle, financial secretary; and Saul Waldman, chairman of the build-
graming were emphasized by the ing committee; and kneeling: Rabbi Joshua Kronenberg, headmaster,
school's representatives and the and Leonard E. Baron, president.
philosophy of the idea as well as
obligations to which are met out eluded the headmaster, Rabbi
its significance to Jewry were
of the philanthropic sources of I Joshua E. Kronenberg; Cantors
given special interpretation in
the Jewish community.
Louis Klein, Larry Vieder and
the address of the guest speaker,
Reporting on the growth of the Sholom Kalib; the school choir;
Isaac Toubin, executive vice
president of the American Asso- day schools, he said that of the Daniel Schnipper, a student of
600,000 children who receive some Hillel Day School who gave the
ciation for Jewish Education.
sort of Jewish education (out of a closing prayer; Robert Schloss,
Toubin described the day school total of 1,000,000 Jewish children who
spoke for the students; and
objectives as tending toward of school age), 70,000 attend day Dr. Roderick Smith, superintendent
greater ease for the Jewish role in schools. Of this number, 52,000 are of Farmington schools, who wel-
this country with its achievements in day schools in New York City, comed Hillel to his community.
18,000 in the rest of the country.
There was an indication of a
He described the day school as
"The Jewish child in a day school financial plight facing the
the most encouraging form of con- is exposed to more intensive studies
school, and while the dedication
temporization of Jewish education in two years than a child in the program was not utilized to ap-
in this country. At the same time afternoon school receives in six peal for help the general feeling
he said it serves as a manifesta- years," he stated.
was that help must come forth
tion of the need to strengthen
An impressive highlight of the to assure Hillel's uninterrupted
Jewish life by providing the maxi- afternoon program was the address functions.
mum in Jewish values and Jewish in behalf of the graduates given
Both Rabbi Segal and Weisz, in
knowledge in the children's train- by Elissa Baum, now a University their emphasis on the successes
of Michigan student. Miss Baum of the school, implied the need for
He alluded to "the sense of explained the lasting effects of her greater support and for communal
Day School experiences in a aims to assure its continued
- malaise about the public school
system" and pointed to the sense brilliant address in Hebrew which progress.
of obligation in parental ranks to she translated briefly into English.
seek the better values in the sys- It was an effective appeal for the
tem provided by the private' day form her Jewish studies had as-
sumed and was evidence of the
influence she had attained
Recognizing "the commitment Hebraic
in the school.
to the public school system,"
Rabbi Jacob E. Segal, who read
Toubin nevertheless called for an
the list of builders of the school,
understanding of the needs that
joined with the chairman of the
are inherent in the day schools,
afternoon, Melvin Weisz, presi-
dent of Hillel Day School, in com-
Michigan's largest selection of
mending the pioneer efforts of
1,000 fine'quality original
the late Abe Kasle, and of the
founders of the school, Morris
Jacobs and the late Morris
Schaver and Leon Kay. There
was special commendation for
Mrs. Emma Schaver for pursuing
the tasks begun by her late hus-
band. A cable commending the
school, received from Mrs.
Schaver who is currently in Is-
rael, was read to the gathering.
Participants in the prograni in-
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, May 28, 1971-29
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Susan Joan Winer became the
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ple Emanuel, Houston, officiated.
The new Mrs. Whyler is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney
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bridegroom is the son of the late
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The bride were the candlelight
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The couple will reside in Chi-
Anyone with talent in the musi-
cal field, especially voice, will have
the opportunity to perform at the
SAN REMO MUSIC FESTIVAL, to
be held at the music shell, Michi-
gan State Fairgrounds, June 27.
Residents of the Detroit area are
invited to audition for the event,
which will star celebrated tenor
Luigi Tavolari from Florence.
The festival will be an annual af-
fair. For audition, call Marge Holl-
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in glic‘m . announces the June 1
opening of a group, show of paint-
ings, drawings, graphics, African
sculpture, and Indian miniature
paintings, to run through July 17.
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