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November 12, 1971 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-11-12

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of
the
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"growing .retreat" 0L „American Reform Jews. "
-
• • - up throigh iegion-g to nation-if United Jewish Appeal as the LEF
Jews and. -their institutions from
The. UAHC president urged that leadership." -
operations for 1971-1972 begin . :
involvement in general - social mat- revolutionary programs to re-
Ways must be found, he assert-
ters, other than specific - Jewish vitalize the synagogue and its in- ed, to reach the entire Jewish
The IEF seeks to raise funds fOr
causes.:a _„
9 . stitutions become the prime goal youth community in the neighbor- comprehensive high schools, cul-
In his keynote message, to the of the movement Auring the, next hood, the, home, the, synagogue,- ,to tural institutions, pre-kindergarten
"51st biennial assembly, Rabbi two years as it prePatei - to -cele- try to _understand their "zhal- and university education in Israel..
Maurice N. - .Eisendrath warned brate its 100th anniversary in 1973 lenges
The' Israel Education Fund has
- to contemporary religious
that "a Jewish copout on. social in Neiv York City. .
concepts, their experimental press expanded its program for the com-
• justice and retreat from liberal-
and diverse religious, approaches ing year and will be working cicise-
Rabbi
Jack
D.
Spiro,
director
ism towards disillusionment stems of the commission on Jewislr_edn- to the reality of - their lives and ly with federations and welfare
from deep hurt :.-felt by •Jews at cation. of the UAIIC, told the gen- times."
funds throughout the country. :
the relative silence . of the non= eral assembly that -religion's in-
Jewish World- in the face of Jew:- creasing reliance on "comput-
- .ish suffering in Russit.and - Jev- erized, technological!' solutions of
ish peril in the Middle East."
educational problems gravely en-
Robbi Eisendrath stated that dangers the transmission of moral
young Jews :will .increasinglY be and ethical values. -
- alienated from Jewish life if we
He also criticized pedagogical
"neglect their concern that the
world is going up in flames" and apPrOaches to religious education
which
is satisfied with bare-boned
if we withdraw froth the Joint .
struggle with blacks,. the poor. facts - of dates, events and per-
sodalities
- hut is not "fleshed out
-` and the Christian cOnimunitY4n;
efforts 'to resolve the', barislog -. with- contemporary in e`a nink,
; questions. of racial . justice;- yalues and concern by the teach-
ecology, 'the•inner city, Vietnazo;_
Sidney L Cole of Chicago,
-• and the quality of life .in-.Amer-
lea." _ elected IJALIC board chairman,
The Reform Jewish leader .de- cautioned the 3;500 delegates that
dared that, "to be a Jew ` means youth= Must be -given "guidance,
not only vigilantly.. helping • our not controls" under today's chang-
brethren in Israel and the Soviet ing conditions.
He warned against "out-of-
Union, but it also means affirm-
ing the Jewish moral imperative 'hand rejection" and urged active
not to abandon a world that is interest by the adult. Jewish com-
. sinking sadly and all too .swiftly munity' in youth's underground
- into the .morass of hopeless moral prees, experimental religious
movements and questioning of es-
and physical degradation." .
Rabbi Eisendrath said that he tablishment concepts. Cole pro-
personally does not favor "offi- posed a multimillion-dollar budget
ciating at intermarriages, but .I for extended contemporary-orient-
that's what
believe the problem must be even- ed youth work, in the synagogue,
a more objective look to ferret out on the campus, in the home, in the
decorating magazin4
the basic causes for the hemor- broad neighborhood.
are like. They literally :tease you With viallcoverings which are Absoltitely _°;
"But no controls," he warn-
rhaging that is occurring in our
gorgeous . . . and absolutely unobtainable.. Nobody has therm
NO- body
ed. "To be rigid would frustrate
- Jewish fold." •
- -
the very purpose of Reform
In other areas of his message,
knows where to get them.'
Judaism, which relates • always
Rabbi Eisendrath called for a
Nobody, yoit say? Not quite. Bring us a picture, a swatch, .or
to time and place and change
lay-rabbinic coalition to_ resolve
—and certainly, in terms of our
'conflicts between rabbis and lay
accurate deecription and we'll find any wallcovering you like. ChanCes are
youth."
men in 'their congregations, and
we already have it on hand our. stock IS the
Cole further warned against.
end rifts within the movement,'
largest in the Midwest
Ond you can have
it within 24 hours. if you need any•other
Federation Agencies to Present
help, Michigab'S most accomplished : =
decorating staff is at your service:
Bids for Torch Drive Allocations
With the completion of the 1971
Representatives of the Jewish
Welfare Federation and member Torch. Drive last week, which suc-
agencies will meet with the ceeded in raising $31,200,000, its
United Community Services bud- 164 beneficiary agencies will all
get committee Tuesday to pre- receive allocations for the coming
sent requests for allocations for year.
1972.
The budget committee of
The Fresh Air Society, Jewish United Community Services,
Center, Jewish Family and Chil- which will review, the Federa-
dren's Service, Jewish Vocational tion agencies, is headed by Mrs.
Service and Community Work- Robert Sullivan. The federation's
shop and Shiffman Clinic of Sinai health and welfare division is
Hospital received allocations of headed by Ronald L. Greenberg
$1,245,000 from last year's Torch was chairman and Leslie Rose
Drive funds for their 1972 opera- and Arnold Faudman, associate
tions.
chairmen.
Greenberg will present the
agencies' needs, along with Sol G.
Kurtzman, president, Fresh Air So-
ciety; N. Brewster Broder, presi-
Ifs Nice
dent, Jewish Center; Herbert P.
Sillman, president, Jewish Family
To Dec' W ,
and Children's Service, and Ar-
thur J. Rubiner, acting president,
Jewish Vocational Service and
Commuriity Workshop.

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NEW YORK (J'TA) -- The. fire
department was investigating three
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at Cong. Chovevei - torah (Ortho--

dirx) in' Brooklyn, : :"a: few blocks
from the Lubavitcher center on
Eastern Parkway. - Prayer books, a
prayer shawl - and curtains were
damaged and 'a window was brok-

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