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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-05-25

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20—Friday, May 25, 1973


Pennsylvania U. Prof to Focus on Modern Jew's Search for Self

The first of an annual
series of Rabbi Mordecai S.
Halpern Memorial Lectures
will begin the weekend of
June 1-3 with three addresses
by Dr. Laurence J. Silber-
stein, professor of Judaic
at the University of
day. Rabbi Berkowitz will speak on "What Shall We

Remember." Richard Rogow, Bar Mitzva.
Memorial Day
CONG. BNAI MOSHE: Services 7 p.m. today. Renee Pessin,
Bat Mitzva. Services 8:45 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Lehr- ffi Early Deadline
man will speak on "On Condition." Barry Landau and
Due to the observ-
Daniel Baum, Bnai Mitzva.
ance of Memorial Day
on Monday, May 28,
CONG. MISHKAN ISRAEL: Services 8:50 p.m. today and 9
there will be early
a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Gottlieb will speak on "Am I My
deadlines for submit-
Brother's Keeper?" Twins Aaron and Bradley Berk,
• ::
ing publicity for the
Jewish News issue of
CONG. SHAAREY SHOMAYIM: Services 7:45 p.m. today
Friday, June 1.
and 9 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Leo Goldman will speak on
Copy must be in our
"Jewish Existence Depends Upon Jewish Law." Shmuel
hands by noon today,
Steinhart, Bar Mitzva.
May 25, or it will be
CONG. BNAI ISRAEL of Pontiac: Services 8:30 p.m. today
too late for publication.
conducted by Hebrew classes I and V. Services 9 a.m.
Please hand-deliver if
Saturday. Rabbi Berman will speak on "Accept the
mail delivery will be
Challenge." James Sarokin, Bar Mitzva.
too late.
CONG. BETH ABRAHAM-HILLEL: Services 6:30 p.m. to-
day and 9 a.m. Saturday.
"A Fresh Look at the State of Israel." Benjamin Blake,
Bar Mitzva.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: Services 8 p.m. today. Graduates will
When the board of trus-
speak on "Awaken to the World." (See story). Services
of Cong. Beth Abraham-
11 a.m. Saturday. Kenneth Kelter and David Wilmoth,
Hillel meets June 14, it is
Bnai Mitzva.
expected to take up again the
CONG. BETH SHALOM: Services 8:30 p.m. today and 9 question of whether the con-
a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Nelson will speak on "Warnings gregation should affiliate
for the Modern Age." Ronald Lederman, Bar Mitzva.
with the Conservative move-
TEMPLE BETH EL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi ment.
Kanter will speak on "Watergate: When Is Hypocrisy
The board already de-
a Virtue?" Services 11 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Hertz will feated by a vote of 14-9 a
speak on "Does It Pay to Be Good?" Charles Lasky, committee report recom-
Bar Mitzva.
mending affiliation with the
ADAT SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Services 6 p.m. today and United Synagogue of Am-
9 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Segal will speak on "I Wish It erica. However, it agreed to
Were Five Minutes Ago." Mark Gluskin, Bar Mitzva.
reconsider the motion.
TEMPLE KOL AMI: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Con-
rad will speak on "No Problem With Women's Rights."
Donna Arons, Bat Mitzva.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: Services 8:15 p.m. today. Rabbi
Rosenbaum will speak on "How Much Should Jews Be
For Themselves?" Susan Goode, Bat Mitzva. Services
10:15 p.m. Saturday. Rabbi Rosenbaum will speak 0,,
"What Do We Mean By: 'In God We Trust'?" Jonathan
Rabbi Ernst J. Conrad,
Strager and Bernard Sucher, Bnai Mitzva.
spiritual leader of Temple
CONG. BETH ACHIM: Services 7:30 p.m. today and 8:45 Kol Ami since its founding
a.m. Saturday. Howard Neff, Bar Mitzva.
nearly seven years ago, will
CONG. SHAAREY ZEDEK: Services 6 p.m. today and 8:45 be awarded an honorary doc-
a.m. Saturday. Randall Blumenstein and Michael Freed- tor of divinity degree by He-
land, Bnai Mitzva.
brew Union College in Cin-
CONG. BETH MOSES: Services 7 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m. cinnati June 1.
Also receiving an honorary
Saturday. Alan Epstein and Jeffrey Miller, Bnai Mitzva.
LIVONIA JEWISH CONGREGATION: Services 8 p.m. to- degree that night will be Fr.
day. Carolyn Grant, Bat Mitzva. Services 9 a.m. Satur- Theodore Hesbaugh, presi-
dent of Notre Dame Univer-
sity, who will deliver the
CONG. BNAI DAVID: Services 7:15 p.m. today and 8:30
commencement address.
a.m. Saturday. Stuart Bloomberg, Bar Mitzva.
Rabbi Conrad was born in
Regular services will be held at Cong. Bais Chabad,
and was brought to
Young Israel of Oak-Woods, Beth Isaac of Trenton, Young
Israel of Southfield (27705 Lahser), Bnai Israel-Beth Ye- this country by relatives in
He received his under-
huda, Downtown Synagogue, Cong. Shomrey Emunah and 1939.
graduate training at the Uni-
13340 W. Seven Mile.
Minyan will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday through versity of Cincinnati and was
Friday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Temple Israel. A daily graduated from Hebrew Un-
ion College in 1947.
minyan and Sabbath services are held at 17376 Wyoming.
His first rabbinate was in



Pennsylvania. The theme
will be "The Modern Jew in
Search of Himself," said
Rabbi David Nelson.
Dr. Silberstein is an or-
dained rabbi, formerly of
Temple Mishkan Tefila, New-
ton, Mass.
Beryle Walters, chairman
of the Rabbi Mordecai S.
Halpern Memorial Commit-
tee, said the weekend is
being planned to create a
Shabat experience and will
begin with a congregational
dinner 6:30 p.m. June 1.
Mrs. Barbara Goodman,
adult education chairman,
will act as mistress of cere-
monies, and Shabat candles
will be kindled by incoming
Sisterhood President M r s .
Sophie Pearlstein. Mrs. Alicia
Nelson will recite the Ham-
otzi, and Murray Rubin will
chant kidush.
The invocation will be giv-
en by congregation Presi-


dent Julius Harwood. Wal-
ters will deliver a memorial
address in the sanctuary
following dinner.
T h e lectures, beginning
8:30 p.m. Friday, are open
to the public.
Dr. Silberstein's opening

Switch to Conservatism Studied 'Hillel Sabbath

Rabbi Conrad
to Get Honorary
Degree at HUC

Willens New Beth El President

orary president and chair-
man of the new building
dedication committee.
Elected to the board of
trustees were Mrs. Robert
N. Canvasser, Albert M. Col-
man, Paul J. Dizik, I. Wil-
liam Oberfelder, Jerome L.
Reiss, Walter Shapero and
Richard Strichartz.
Willens has been affiliated
with Temple Beth El for 25
years and has served as a
member of the board of trus-
tees and as an officer.
A past chairman of the
arts and crafts division of
the Allied Jewish Campaign,
he is treasurer and a mem-
ber of the board of Franklin
Hills Country Club and a
past president of the Probus
Club of Detroit. He served
as president of the Adver-
tising Typographers Associa-
tion of America and is treas-
second vice-president; David urer and a member of the
K. Page, treasurer; and board of the Adcraft Club of
Robert N. Canvasser, hon- Detroit.

At the 123rd annual meet-
ing of Temple Beth El, the
members elected Harvey
Willens as president.
Jay W. Allen is first vice-
president; Merton J. Segal,

Hagerstown, Md., where he
served for five years. He
next spent six years at Tem-
ple Emanuel in Winston-
Salem, N.C. From 1958 to
1962, while he did graduate
work in Near Eastern lan-
guages and archeology, he
served as parttime rabbi at
two suburban Baltimore con-

In fall 1962, he became
spiritual leader of Beth Jacob
in Pontiac, leaving in 1966 to
become founding rabbi of the
New Temple, which is now
Temple Kol Ami. Kol Ami
services are held in the
Birmingham Unitarian
Church. The congregation
owns land on Walnut Lake
Rd. in West Bloomfield
Township and expects to
build a sanctuary there in the
near future.
Rabbi Conrad's wife, Na-
thalie, who is musical direc-
tor for Temple Kol Ami, and
their two children, Josef and
Elsa, will accompany him to
Cincinnati for the ceremo-

Menasche Haar, president
of the 550-member syna-
gogue, insisted there was
nothing to the report that the
board would again consider
the committee recommenda-
tion. He said discussion of
such a change has occurred
intermittently f or many
Haar added that Beth
Abraham-Hillel is indepen-
dent "Traditional" rather
than Orthodox. The congre-
gation does not belong to the
Union of Orthodox Jewish
Congregations of America, he
The congreation has
mixed seating and, as the
committee report stated, "the
use of mechanical transpor-
tation to the synagogue" by
many members who live too
far to walk.
Even if the board approves
the recommendation of the
committee, it would require a
two-thirds vote of the syna-
gogue membership for the
congregation to formally af-
filiate with the Conserva-
tive movement.
In a private letter to the
congregants, Rabbi Israel
Halpern reportedly expressed
his opposition to such a
He could not be reached
for comment as he is out of
the country.

Bnai Moshe's Klein
Elected Treasurer
of Cantors Assembly

Cantor Louis Klein of
Cong. Bnai Moshe was elect-
ed treasurer of the Cantors
Assembly of Ameri.a at the
cantors convention held at
Grossinger's. Cantor Gregor
Shelkin of Philadelphia was
elected president.
The Cantors Assembly of
America, the professional or-
ganization of the United Syna-
gogue, aims to elevate the
position of the hazzan
through education and pub-
lication of new synagogue
The Cantors Assembly
sponsors the Cantors Insti-
tute of the Jewish Theological
Seminary, with an annual
subsidy and student aid for a
professional teaching staff.
Dr. Max Arzt, vice chan-
cellor of the Jewish Theolo-
gical Seminary, and Dr. Ger-
son Cohen, chancellor of the
seminary, addressed the con-
Cantor Klein is president
of the Cantors Association
of Detroit.

to Be Observed

Shabat Behukotai, this
Saturday, has been pro-
claimed "Hillel Day School
of Metropolitan Detroit Sha-
bat," to be observed in sev-
eral congregationas through-
out the community.
Hillel pupils will partici-
pate in the services, and
rabbis will make special re-
ference to Hillel and educa-
tion in general.

topic will be "The Break-
down of the Traditional
Jewish World".
At regular Sabbath ser-
vices 9 a.m. June 2, Silber-
stein will probe "Judaism as
Peoplehood: the Search for
New Definitions."
The final lecture will take
place 11:30 a.m. Sunday fol-
lowing a brunch served by
Beth Shalom's Men's Club
at 10:15. Dr. Silberstein's
address, "Toward a Philoso-
phy of American Judaism,"
will be followed by a ques-
tion-answer period with Mrs.
Goodman acting as moder-
Rabbi Halpern, who was
spiritual leader of Beth
Shalom for 18 years, died
one year ago at age 44.
The lecture series is fund-
ed by contributions made in
his memory and will be con-
tinued as an annual edi
tional series for the congt--
gation and the community.






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