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16—Friday, July 2, 1971

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Rabbi Polish Heads CCAR

ST. LOUIS—Rabbi David Polish,
of Evanston, Ill., was elected pres-
ident of the Central Conference of
American Rabbis at the conclusion
of the group's 82nd annual conven-
tion at the Chase-Park Plaza Hotel.
He succeeds .Rabbi Roland B. Git-
telsohn of Boston.
The new CCAR president founded
CONG. BETH ABRAHAM: Services 6:45 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Satur-
day. Rabbi Halpern's sermon will be "Do Americans Appreciate Cong. Beth Emet, the Free Syna-
gogue in 1951; and was ordained at
Their Independence?" Fred Smith, Bar Mitzva.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: Services 8:30 p.m. today and 11 a.m. Saturday. the Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Rabbi Frarn will discuss "Reform Rabbis Confront. Radical Change Institute of Religion in Cincinnati
—a Report on the Convention of the Central Conference of Reform in 1934.
In an election contest for the
Rabbis." Gordon Altshuler, Bar Mitzva.
,
vice presidency Rabbi Robert I.
CONG.. BNAI JACOB: Services 7:53 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday, Kahn
of Temple Emanu-El , Hous-
Rabbi Isaac will speak on "The Red Cow and the Golden Calf." ton ,
Rabbi Leonard I.
ADAS SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Services 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Sat- Beerman of Leo Baeck Temple ,
"Needed:
a
Declaration
of
Inter-
will
preach
on
day. Rabbi Segal
Los Angeles. The office has meant
dependence."
automatic succession to the CCAR
CONG. BNAI MOSHE: Services 7 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m. Saturday. presidency in two years.
Rabbi Lehrman will speak on "Wanting What We Have." Douglas
Members or tie Central Con-
Ruben, Bar Mitzva.
ference and their congregants
TEMPLE KOL AMI: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Lyle Schaefer, Bar were urged to mount a vigorous
Mitzva today, will deliver a ser:nonette "A Faith That Works."
drive to "attack racism in all
YOUNG ISRAEL OF GREENFIELD: Services 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. its forms and in all places." They
Saturday. Rabbi Prero will speak on "The Lowest Common Spiri-
were told that the right place to
tual Denominator."
start might be the synagogue
CONG. SHAAREY SHOMAYIM: Services 7:45 - p.m. today and 9 a.m.
which is "not yet free from
Saturday. Rabbi Goldman will speak on "Denouncers of Israel." racism" regarding hiring prac-
YOUNG ISRAEL OF OAK-WOODS: Services 7:30 p.m. today and 9
tices, purchasing and contracting.
a.m. Saturday. Sheldon Mendelbaum, Bar Mitzva.
This plea was issued by Rabbi
CONG. BNAI DAVID: Services 7:15 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Eugene Lipman of Temple Sinai,
Daniel Spielfogel, Bar Mitzva.
Washington, D.C., in his report on
CONG. BETH MOSES: Services 6:15 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m. Satur- racism.
day. Steven Grubner, Bar Mitzva.
Rabbi Lipman, chairman of the
CONG. SHAAREY ZEDEK: Services 6 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m. Satur- CCAR'S Committee on Justice and
day. Jeffrey Miller, Bar Mitzva Saturday. Joel Fine, Bar Mitzva Peace, called upon the CCAR
Monday.
members to use their influence to
Regular services will be held at Temple Beth Jacob of Pontiac, "keep maximum pressure on Con-
Temple Emanu-El, Cong. Beth Achim, Cong. Beth Shalom, Temple gress to get maximum funding for
Beth El, Livonia Jewish Congregation, Cong. Bnai Israel-Beth Yehudah, federally-financed and assisted
Cong. Mishkan Israel, Cong. Bnai Israel of Pontiac, Birmingham housing programs; to work within
Temple, Cong. Beth Hillel and Downtown Synagogue.
congregations to sponsor such
housing, both for new housing and
for slum rehabilitation; and to
Pope Wants 'Special' Status for Jerusalem
chip away at the problem of un-
ROME (JTA) — Pope Paul VI; implacable controversy and endless employment and unequal employ-
has expressed the hope that a "real dispute. To that end we try to per- ment with as many chisels operat-
peace" would come to the Middle form, with respect and friendship, ing as rapidly as possible."
East, but said it would not come a task of persuasion."
The CCAR, ending its convention
through military victory or a sim-
Thursday, put off until next year
ple formula.
final votes on officiation at mixed
Addressing the College of Cardi- 60 Orthodox Families
marriages and CCAR affiliation
nals, the pontiff said, "The coin-
with the World Jewish Congress.
Organize
Group
Aliya
plexity. of the situation makes it
The conference stood by its posi-
delicate and difficult. Only a true NEW YORK — Sixty American tion of "discouraging" officiation
interest in peace and endeavors to Orthodox families have organized at mixed marriages, rejecting
work for it guides our actions." themselves to settle together in Rabbi Gittelsohn's plea for a
Referring to Jerusalem and Israel and invest jointly in an stronger statement flatly opposing
Holy Places, the Pope said, "It Israeli economic venture, it was such officiation. The convention
is also our right and duty to con- announced by Joseph Karasick, said it wanted more information
cern ourselves with the protec- president of the Union of Orthodox before voting on WJC affiliation;
Lion of the Holy Places. We know Jewish Congregations of America. Rabbi Gittelsohn and vice president
that not only Catholicism but the
The group, calling itself "Garin David Polish had recommended the
whole of Christianity shares this Hashavim," is sponsored and co- tie as the WJC "guarantees the
concern. There also is the care I ordinated by the UOJCA joint aliya autonomy of all of its respective
of the Christian population, and
committee. member organizations."
interest for the non-Christian
A section in Atlit, on the seashore
Rabbi Gittelsohn conceded that
Arab and Jewish populations of south of Haifa, is being considered at least 100 of his colleagues do
the region so that they may lead as the location for settlement, and efficiate at mixed marriage cere-
normal lives despite their diverse , a delegation from the garin is to monies, although most Reform
character." 1
visit there this summer and report rabbis often insist that Judaism
Continuing, he stated: "There is back.
be studied by both partners and
also the question of Jerusalem. It
While the members of the group frequently receive promises by
seems to us that it is in the inte- will not share incomes, they will
the couple that their children
rests of all that this city with its be sharing in an economic venture
will be raised in the Jewish tra-
uniqueness, should be protected by yet to be selected, in which they dition. He added that there are a
a special statute and thus be bet- will be equal shareholders.
few rabbis who will marry a
ter enabled to become a center of It is anticipated that 150 families couple without such promises
peace and no longer the object of will have joined the garin by the
and others who have performed
time it is settled in Israel.
For information about the garin
Religious Party Dictum
and about membership, write to Grudging Compliment Paid
Threatens Coalition Crisis Joseph Sharon, UOJCA, 84 Fifth to Israelis by UAR Paper
JERUSALEM (ZINS) — Premier Ave., New York, 10011.
TEL AVIV (ZINS)—An Egyptian
Golda Meir soon may have to con-
army newspaper, Al Nasser, al-
front a new threat to her coalition
leges that Israeli agents have suc-
Rabbi Shortage Spreads
from the Religious Nationalist
cessfully infiltrated Arab guerrilla
t
o Major Communities,
Party, dVlizrachi-Hapoel Ha m i z-
units in Jordan and are responsi-
rachi.
Orthodox Expert Warns ble for the conflicts and lack of
According to sources, the three NEW YORK (JTA)—A leading trust among the various guerrilla
cabinet ministers representing this Orthodox administrator and editor groups.
faction have delivered an ultima- warned this week that the chronic
The article also states that there
tom that they will resign from the shortage of Orthodox rabbis for are Israeli secret agents in Egypt,
coalition if their religious educa- synagogues—paralleled in the Con- engaged in creating and spreading
tion demands are not met within servative and Reform fields— rumors aimed at undermining civil-
the next two weeks. which for many years has been ian and army morale.
They opposed an intended reor- particularly severe in smaller
It says that broadcasts in
ganization of the education min- I Jewish communities, is now begin-
Arabic, emanating from Israel's
istry, fearing the loss of control ning to affect the larger communi-
radio, create confusion among
over religious education in the ties as well.
the Egyptian populace and that
nation's schools.
That assertion, amplified in a
this psychological warfare is no
Should the ministers implement telephone interview with the Jew- less serious than the armed con-
their threat it would mean that ish - Telegraphic Agency, was made frontation on the battle fronts.
Meir's dominant Labor Pai:ty by Saul Bernstein, administrator of
In some respects, tne article con-
would be lea with a bare Knesset she Union of Orthodox Jewish Con- tinues, the damage that results
majority of two, or perhaps three gregations of America, and editor from these radio broadcasts is even
votes. The religious group, at pres- of its scholarly publication, Jewish greater than that which came from
ent, has 11 deputies in parliament. Life.
cannons at the Suez Canal.

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RABBI DAVID POLISH
ceremonies in churches.
Rabbi Gittelsohn also urged
President Nixon and Secretary of
State William P. Rogers to ask the
Soviet government to save Ruth
Aleksandrovich from possible death
in Potiama prison camp in central
Moldvaia. He further urged that
world leaders and statesmen make
similar pleas.
The CCAR unanimously passed
a resolution formally endorsing the
"100 Per Cent Plan" fom syna-
gogue enrollment. The plan, which
calls for a contribution to the
United Jewish Appeal as an obli-
gation of synagogue membership,
was initiated last fall by the UJA's
rabbinical advisory council.
Rabbi Randall M. Falk of Nash-
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a reappraisal of the relationship of
Jews to Jesus. He said he did not
mean this as an acceptance of
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