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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-09-14

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Adat Shalom Dedication Event to Be Homecoming for Alumni

The entire Sabbath service'
at Cong. Adat Shalom today
and Saturday will be con-
ducted by "alumni" w h o
have grown up in Adat Sha-
lom and have gone on to
become rabbis, educators
and cantors.
These 10 men and women
all received their professional
training and inspiration at
the rabbinical school, Cantors

Institute and Teachers Insti-
tute of the Jewish Theologi-
cal Seminary.
Dr. Jeffrey H. Tigay, pro-
fessor of Hebrew and Semitic
languages and literatures at
the University of Pennsyl-
vania, will deliver a lecture
on the Bible at the oneg
Shabat following the congre-
gational family dinner this
evening.

SHOLEM ALEICHEM INSTITUTE

Will Hold Its

HOLIDAY ASSEMBLIES

At The

PEPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

24301 CHURCH (at Dartmouth)
OAK PARK

ROSH HASHANA KOL NIDRE
YOM KIPPUR
SEPTEMBER 27th OCTOBER 5th OCTOBER 6th
10:00 a.m.
8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m.

SECULAR MAKHZORIM

For Further Information Call 626-9565

Make Your

High Holy Day Reservations at

CONGREGATION BETH MOSES

Air Conditioned Sanctuary

Services Conducted By

RABBI A. IRVING SCHNIPPER

CANTOR DR. SHOLOM KALIB

Ticket Committee in Session

MONDAY EVENINGS . . . 7 to 9 P.M.

and

THURSDAY EVENINGS . . . 7 to 9 P.M.

Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Tickets Also Available for Special Services for
Children & Young Adults, and Also Our Child Care Program

19160 EVERGREEN, DETROIT

KE 5-4434

HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES

There

are two High Holidays in the Jewish calendar,
Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. For Jewish humanists
they define the beginning and end of the New Years
celebration.

The New Year season is a time for personal reflection.
Eoch of us is able to confront the discrepancy between
ideals and behavior and to affirm the human power we
possess to change our behavior.

This year Rosh Hashana occurs on Thursday, Septem-
ber 27 and Yom Kippur on Saturday, October 6.
The two adult services will be united by a single
theme as expressed in the title.

Rabbi Sherwin Wine's theme
"JUDAISM WITHOUT GUILT"

• Rosh Hashana Evening, Wednesday, September 26-
8:30 p.m.—EMANCIPATION
• Rosh Hashana Morning, Thursday, September 27-
10:30 a.m.—EXODUS
• Yom Kippur Evening, Friday, October 5-8:30 p.m.
— ASSIMILATION
• Yo m Kippur Morning, Saturday, October 6-10:30
--a.m.—ZIONISM
• Yom Kippur Memorial, Saturday, October 6-4:00
— p.m.—HOLOCAUST
Also two services for children between ages 4 and 9.
• Rosh Hashana Children's Service—Thursday, Sept.
27-2 p.m.
• Yom Kippur Children's Service—Saturday, Oct. 6-
3 p.m.
ALL CHILDREN WELCOME

Tickets of admission will be required for all adult services.
Non-members may purchase admission tickets by calling the
Temple Secretary. None are required for children's services.

Birmingham Temple

12 Mile East of Middlebelt Road
Services Friday, 8:30 p.m.

477-0177

Rabbi Leon Waldman will
serve as spokesman for the
Young Leaders' homecoming
at the Sunday dedication
service. Rabbi Waldman, a
leader in the Hebrew-speak-
ing Camp Ramah movement,
is spiritual leader of Temple
Beth El in Fairfield, Conn.
Barbara Goldsmith Levin,
a graduate of the Teachers
Institute and now a citizen
of Israel, will participate in
the Sabbath service. Mrs

Hershele
Ostropoler
the Jester

Dr. Sol Liptzin, chairman
of the faculty of humanities
at American College of Jer-
usalem, in his thorough com-
pilation, "A History of Yid-
dish Literature," published
by Jonathan David, deals
with all the Yiddish literary
aspects, including the dra-
matists, the actors, the hum-
orists—and also the jesters;
like Motke Khabad and Her-
shele Ostropoler.
While Hershele Ostropo-
ler,- whose stories are fre-
quently quoted, is not
ignored by others who have
dealt with the magidim, the
itinerary preachers, it is in
Liptzin's history that a more
thorough account of Hershele
is recorded. Liptzin's history
gives this account of Her-
shele's activities:
"Not all the tales of Nach-
man Bratsiaver were deeply
serious. Some sparked with
wit and irony. Hasidim did
not regard this earth as a
vale of tears and did not
scorn laughter. They indulged
in song and dance especially
on the Sabbath and on_holi-
days. "At the Hasidic court
of Rabbi Baruch of Mezh-
buzh, there was even an
official jester or court fool,
Hershele Ostropoler (1770-
1810). According to a folk
legend, Hershele was called
in to cure this grandson of
the Baal Shem of depressive
moods by making him laugh.
He succeeded brilliantly.
"As the Jewish parallel to
Till Eulenspiegel. Hershele
delighted the poor and the
simple-hearted with his
satiric barbs against com-
munal leaders, religious hy-
pocrites, rich misers and pre-
tenders to wisdom. Yiddish
penny-booklets recording his
pranks, tales, anecdotes and
witticisms appeared posthu-
mously and were widely dis-
seminated. Hershele was the
subject of lyrics by Ephraim
Auerback and Itzik Manger,
a novel by I. J. Trunk, and
a comedy by Moshe Livshitz
which was performed by the
Vilna Troupe in 1930.
"Hershele Ostropoler was
the forerunner of several folk
heroes about whom entertain-
legends and satiric folk-
tales gradually accumulated.
Such figures were Motke
Khabad of Vilna, Efraim
Gredinger of Galicia, Leibele
Gottesvunder of Volynia and
Yossel Loksh or Reb Yos-
sifel of Chelm.
"Motke Khabad, who lived
from around 1820 to 1880,
found a patron in Y u d e l
Opatov, the rich community
leader of Vilna, whom he
delighted with jests and ap-
horisms and upon whom he
exerted considerable influ-
ence in behalf of the poor.
He played the role of a fool
but his folly masked satiric
wisdom and compassionate
kindness."

Levin, former assistant direc-
tor of the American Associa-
tion for Jewish Education,
is on the staff of the Hebrew
University and is here on a
vacation.
Cantor Robert Shapiro, who
will chant the major portion
of the liturgy at the Sabbath
service, is a graduate of the
Cantors Institute and now
hazan and musical director
of Temple Bnai Israel,
Toledo.
Paul Schneider and Daniel
Shevitz, senior rabbinical
students in the Jewish Theo-
logical Seminary, will preach
briefly at the Sabbath morn-
ing service. Shevitz also is
serving as a member of the
faculty in the Cantors Insti-
tute.
Earl Berris, a second-year
student at the Cantors Insti-
tute will chant the Kabalat
Shabat service in the Adat
Shalom chapel this evening.
Barry Ulrych, a graduate
of the seminary's joint pro-
gram, will chant the Shaharit
prayer, and Steven Posen, a
candidate for the rabbinical
school, will read from the
Torah.

Evening Devoted
to Sabbath Slated
by Akiva's PTA

A program highlighting the
philosophy and practices of
the Sabbath will be present-
ed by the PTA of Akiva He-
brew Day School 9:30 p.m.
Saturday at the United He-
brew Schools building in
Southfield.
Mrs. Erwin Posner, chair-
man, announces that Rabbi
Abraham Zentman and Rabbi
Jack Goldman -will speak on
the special nature of the Sab-
bath and practical aspects of
its observance.
Guests will have the oppor-
tunity to view Sabbath ex-
hibits in the auditorium. A
demonstration of methods of
preparing halla, kugel and
other traditional Sabbath
foods is being prepared by
Mesdames Alter Greenbaum,
Nathan Kelman and Benno
Levi. Under the directions
of Mrs. Sheldon Wieder, a
sample Sabbath menu with
recipes has been compiled.
Mrs. Harvey Wacks and
Mrs. Oscar Bigman will ar-
range a display of books and
records about the Sabbath;
Mrs. Gordon Ryback is in
charge of a display of chil-
dren's art; Mrs. Alvin Ribiat
and Mrs. Manny Schreiber,
hospitality co-chairmen, are
arranging refreshments; and
Mrs. Arnold Kresch is pre-
paring souvenirs. An origi-
nal cover for these memen-
tos has been created by
Howard Burg.
Parents and friends of Aki-
va are welcome.

It's Your Own Fault

Rab Huna said: ""There
was once a sage who opened
a perfumery shop for his son
in the street of the harlots.
Between the merchandise,
the location, and the son's
youthfulness, he naturally
went astray. His father,
catching him with a harlot,
became greatly enraged, cry-
ing: 'I shall put you to
death!' But another sage in-
tervened, saying to the fath-
er: 'You yourself caused that
young man to go astray, so
how can you blame him? Of
all occupations, you had to
make him a perfumer, and
of all places to set him up,
you had to pick the street
of the harlots!' " — Shemot
Rabba.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, Sept. 14, 1973-23

Congratulations and
Good Health

on

the

60th Birthday

of

Cantor Nicholas Fenakel of
Adat Shalom Synagogue
Golden Age Club Choir

Congregation Beth Achim

is pleased to announce
that it will conduct auxiliary

High Holiday Services

in its Social Hall and in the La Med Auditorium
of the United Hebrew School's Rohlik Bldg.

tickets are available at

21100 W. 12 Mile Rd.

for further information or inquiries concerning
membership and seating call the synagogue office

352-8670

Young Israel of Southfield

Announces the

High Holiday Services

With

Chazzan Tatelbaum at

Stevenson School —

Tickets $20

1154 and Lahser

Call 352-3248, 353-0096
Available Sunday 9-11
Every Night 7-9 at Office

Classified Ads Get Fast Results

BAIS CHABAD

HASSIDIC STUDENT

CENTER & SYNAGOGUE

High Holiday Services

will be held at

28555 Middlebelt
Farmington

Between 12 & 13 Mile Rds.

NO CHARGE FOR SEATS

A special student program

including meals and rap

sessions on Hassidic insights to

Rosh Hashana and
Yom Kippur

Call 548-2666 — 542-5058

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