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March 08, 1974 - Image 42

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1974-03-08

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42—Friday, March 8, 1974

DeMolay Group
Picks Councilor

Jim Golden, 18, son of Mr.
and Mrs. William Golden of
Ridgedale Ave., Oak Park,
has been elected master
councilor of Mosaic Chapter,
Order of DeMolay.
Jim has been a member of
Mosaic Chapter for more
than two years, holding many
offices and winning such
awards as the Representa-
tive DeMolay Award, the
highest self-achievement
award that a DeMolay can
receive; an award for com-
pleting a leadership course,
and awards for community
s e r v i c e, participation in
DeMolay athletics; and for
outstanding ritualism.
Jim is an active member
of Temple Israel Youth Group
and an all-A student at Oak
Park High School.
He will succeed Bruce
Herzba ch.
Other officers installed
Saturday at the Southfield
Masonic Temple:

Hashomer Youth Explore Questions of Jewish Identity

One of the recent peulot
(activities) of Hashomer Hat-
zair. Zionist Youth Group in-
volved a questionnaire on the
subject of. Jewish identity
and a •sickha (discussion) of
the results of this question-
Participants were members
of Hashomer Hatzair and
one member of Habonim La-
bor Zionist Youth. The aver-
age age of the participants is
The following questions ap-
peared on the questionnaire:

1. Did you ever go to Sunday
school or to Hebrew school?
''As: 12; No: 0
2. Did you have a Bar or Bat
Yes: 6; No: 6
3. Would you marry a non-Jew?
Yes: 7; No: 2; No answer: 3
4. At your house do you:
A. Light Sabbath Candles?
Yes: 5; No: 7
B. Fast on Yom Kippur?
Yes: 9; No: 3
C. Have a Pesah seder?
Yes: 9; No: 3
D. Light Hanuka candles?
Yes: 9; No: 3
5. Is it important to you Owl
Judaism survives? Yes: 12; No: 0
6. Do you read books on Jewish
Yes: 11; No: 3
7. Do you have an active inter-
est in any Jewish subject?
Yes: 12; No: 0
8. If you could avoid persecu-
your family
Paul Nagy and Nat Pernick, by denying your Jewish
councilors; Jeff Cutler, scribe- ground, would you do so?
treasurer; Mike Feinstein, mar-
Yes: 1; No: 11
shall; Rick Fox and Ralph Spit-
What follows. is a discus-
zer, deacons; Stuart Vinsky and
Sheldon White, stewards; Andy sion of. the results:
Finn, chaplain; Robert Newman,
MEIR (counselor) : Inas-
orator; Dan Posen, sentinel;
Wayne Wolfson, almoner; Scott much as intermarriage is a
Gittleman, standard bearer; and leading cause of assimilia-
Carl Berlin; Laurence Cutler,
Leslie Stracher, Barry Spitzer, tion, which directly threatens
Steve Centner, Jack Nida and Jewish survival, how can this
Steve Schecter, preceptors.

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be justified—all of you were
for the survival of Judaism,
but only two voted against
PINCHAS: Although intel-
lectually I know that inter-
marriage threatents Jewish
survival, emotionally it is

hard to accept being against
it. Who can say whether or
not I might meet a gentile
girl, fall in love and get mar-
I also said that I thought
Judaism should survive—but
I don't know if I could really
tell you why. I know that cer-
tain institutions such as ex-
ploitation and slavery have
no right to exist.
So as a Jew it is not enough
to say that Judaism should
survive because we are Jew-
ish. I think that there has to
be some sort of moral, cul-
tural justification.
YEHUDAH: In my opin-
ion, the justification for be-
ing Jewish is not anti-Semit-
ism and not because it is
something natural to us.
The justification for being
Jewish is constant study of
your J u d a i s m. It is not


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and sometimes hostile envi-
ronment, we can never hope
to "win".
MEIR: I think that what-
ever faults may exist in the
education of the Zionist youth
movements, they provide a
very important element of
character education: Jewish
Pride. We are not only Jew-
ish by birth, but also out of
The Zionist youth move-
ments strengthen the ties of
young Jews with the Jewish
Nation and with the place
where the rebirth of our
people is taking place, Israel.
Perhaps it is fitting to add
that at the end of our sikha
a short goodby party was
held for two members of the
kvutza (group) who are go-
ing to Israel.

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Lahav United Synagogue
Youth will present "Saturday
Night at the Synagogue,"
featuring Humphrey Bogart
in "The Treasure of Sierra
Madre," 8:30 p.m. Saturday
at Cong. Beth Achim. There
is an admission charge.
For information, call Risa
Gray, 534-5914, or Barry
Lippitt, 353-4477.

Bnai Moshe Junior United
Synagogue Youth, grades 7-8,
will have an ice-skating party
7:30 p.m. Saturday at the
Oak Park Ice Arena. Re-
freshments at the home of
the president will follow. For
reservations, or to volunteer
for the group's first news-
paper, call Julie ROsen, 557-

Tickets are still available
for Bnai Moshe's Family
Night at the Ice Capades
March 17. For information_
call the synagogue offic
Talit and Tefilin Club
meets 8:30 a.m. Sundays at
the synagogue for boys who
have become Bar Mitzva.
Services are followed by
breakfast, a discussion and

Hashomer Hatzair meets
every Saturday night at 7:15 Classifieds Get Quick Results
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ter. There we talk about Jew-
ish identity, do Israeli folk
dancing and have fun. We
welcome kids ages 11-18 to
join us in our activities.



Youth Groups Invited to Vie
for Council Walter Klein Award

Jewish students seeking to
help society while maintain-
ing their Jewish identity, Bnai
Brith Career and Counseling
Services has published an up-
dated edition of "Careers in
Community Relations Work"
by Lynne Ianiello of the Anti-
Defamation League of Bnai
Detailing opportunities in
social planning, fund raising,
research and other aspects of
community relations p r o -
graming, Miss Ianiello ana-
lyzes activities and job open-
ings in Jewish community
relations agencies and reports
on working conditions, finan-
cial aids and personal and
educational requirements.
The pamphlet is part of a
special BBCCS series of oc-
cupational briefs on Jewish
communal service. Others re-
port on career opportunities
in Jewish education, the rab-
binate and Jewish social
service. Another new career
brief discusses job opportun-
ities in psychology, prepared
by Dr. Raymond A. Ehrle, -
associate director of project
development f o r Teledyne
Economic Development Co.
Copies at $1 each and a
free catalog of other occupa-
tional briefs and counseling
aids are available from Bnai
Brith Career and Counseling
Services, 1640 Rhode Isand,
NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.

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enough to grow up in a
"Jewish" home and to be a
passive Jew. We must look
toward our past because I
think what makes us a peo-
ple is our collective memory.
MEIR: Do you really feel
that the overwhelming ma-
jority of you would not deny
your Jewishness in the face
of persecution?
MIKE: I was the one who
answered yes to the last
question. My Jewishness is
something internal and is not
strengthened by outside as-
sertiveness. I am not the type
that walks around with a
giant 'Jewish star around my
neck shouting: "I am a Jew!"
The Jews have survived
2,000 years of Galut (Diaspo-
ra) by internal willpower
and preservation of tradi-
tions, not by asserting our
power. As a minority culture

Bnai Moshe
Youth Events

"Life is a long preparation
for something that never
—W. B. Yeats
presented at the May dele-
gate assembly to a local
group which has demon-
strated, during the past year,
a significant contribution in
the areas of social action and
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20 years experience
community service.
Nominations are open to
any Jewish youth group in
the community and should be
submitted to Council no later
than April 5. Nominations
should include a detailed
description of the group's
The purpose of the award
is to call attention to the
many groups in the commu-
nity who are engaged in a
wide variety of constructive
activities but receive little
recognition for their efforts.
In the past,' award-winning
activities have included tu-
torial programs, work with
the aged and handicaped,
Holocaust programs and ef-
forts on behalf of Israel and
Soviet Jewry.
Council's youth award com-
mittee, under the chairman-
ship of Mrs. Bertha Brotman,
will review all nominations
and announce their selections
at the May assembly.

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Jews for Jesus
Activist Tells Story

Moishe Rosen, a born Jew
who was ordained a Baptist
minister and now is spokes-
man for the Jews for Jesus
movement, relates his exper-
iences in the newly published
"Jews for Jesus," a chroni-
cle of the controversial move-
ment that insists that "Jew-
ishness" can be maintained
despite a belief in Jesus.
Rosen, 41, has practiced
his brand of confrontation
evangelism in San Francisco
among the counter-culture, in-
cluding Jews. His "conver-
sion to the Le.rd," as he puts
it, took place in 1953.

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