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January 17, 1975 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1975-01-17

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LETTER BOX

Sabbath Work Near Synagogue
Ordered by Cit y for Safety

Editor, The Jewish News:
With reference to the letter
in The Jewish News, on Jan.
10, 1975, that referred to
building of an Orthodox syna-
gogue on the Sabbath, please
be advised that our company
from the very beginning en-
tered into a binding agree-
ment with the congregation
that no construction of any
kind would take place by our
company or any subcontrac-
tors on the Sabbath or Holy
Days. To this date no con-
struction work on that build-
, ing has ever taken place on
the Sabbath.
The officers of the syna-
gogue have absolutely no
knowledge of any work at
the synagogue. We as general
contractors have the full re-
sponsibility of planning and
carrying out all phases of
construction.
The circumstances which
brought about the occur-
rence referred to must be
clearly defined. A particular
phase of sewer work had to
be performed, wherein a por-
tion of piping had to be con-
nected under the street (Lin-
coln Boulevard). The City of
Oak Park, department of en-
gineering, would, only allow
a tunnel to be dug to the main
city sewer line, instead of
open excavation of the street.
Our plumbing sub-contrac-
tor engaged a specialized
"sewer Contractor" to per-
form this tunneling and sewer
connection operation. It was
agreed and understood that
this work could be started
on Thursday, Jan. 2, and
completed by noon on Fri-
day, Jan. 3.
Toward the end of the work
day the City Engineer, Mr.
Henry Lybeck, inspected the
work in progress. It was ob-
vious to him the sewer con-
nection could not be complet-
ed that day and a severe
danger had .been created.

Detroit's Jewish
Libraries Form
New Association

Librarians in Jewish li-
braries in the Detroit area,
have formed the Jewish Li-
brary Association of Metro-
politan Detroit. The group is
seeking mutual cooperation
and exchange of information
and materials, raising the
professional status of Jewish
librarians, and the dissemi-
nation of information to the
Jewish COmmunity at large.
As a result of the first meet-
ing Jan. 8, the Jewish Com-
munity Council is planning to
prepare and distribute a li-
brary directory.
Eleven libraries are repre-
sented in the Association.
Mrs. Mae Weine, librarian at
Cong. Beth Abraham-Hillel,
was elected chairman of the
group, and Steven Rabino-
witz, of the Shaarey Zedek
library, was named secre-
tary.
The next meeting of the
association will be held on
April 9, at the B'nai Moshe
library.

Due to the underground tun-
neling, it appeared that the
street pavement could cave
in and create a public hazard
to life and limb. Mr. Lybeck
ordered the sewer contractor
to proceed post-haste to com-
plete the entire connection
and back-fill the excavation.
Subsequently, the street did
collapse and thank God, no
one was injured.
Recognize the fact that the
sewer contractor was not our
employe, nor was he a sub-
contractor under our direc-
tion. At the entire time of
this occurrence, all of the
activity involved on Sabbath,
Jan. 4, was being carried out
on City of Oak Park prop-
erty, well removed from the
boundaries of the synagogue
property. The work being
performed was under the di-
rection and jurisdiction of. the
Engineering -Department of
the City of Oak Park.
We have previously in-
formed all of our sub-con-
tractors of the holiness of
the Sabbath and holidays,
and henceforth, a written no-
tice will be sent to them pro-
hibiting any and all types of
work, activity and deliveries
to be done or made at the site
of the synagogue on Sabbath
and all religious holidays.
MEYER WEINGARDEN
Meyer Weingarden & Sons

Detroiters to Mark

Jewish National Fund
Month will be marked Jan.
13-Feb. 12 during the month
of Shevat, announces Charles
Milan, president.
Many activities are being
planned for the observance
by landsmanshaften. groups,
Jewish organizations, congre-
gations and schools.
All Jewish day, -afternoon
and Sunday schools through-
out the state will participate
in the a n n u al children's
planting of trees. Tu b-She-
vat, the 15th day of Shevat,

Center to Hold
Registration

The Jewish Community
Center will hold registration
for all programs, classes and
activities 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sunday at the main building.
Non-members may register
2-5 p.m.
Non - member registration
numbers will be available at
9:30 a.m. These numbers de-
termine sequential order of
registration. For information,
contact the Center, 341-4200.

JNF Month

ALL GENERAL MOTORS

also is known as the New
Year of Trees.
In Israel each child con-
tributes at least one tree to
the growing forests in the
state, and on Tu b'Shevat,
all children from all schools
are taken to tree-planting
areas to plant their own
trees.
The Jewish National Fund
Sabbath, Shabat Hia k e r en
HaKayemet Lelsrael will be
celebrated Jan. 25, two days
before Tu b'Shevat. JNF
speaker and Mins are avail-
able. For information, call
the JNF office, 968-0820.

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ABE SCHMIER

- Attorney Abe Schmier was
honored recently by the
Michigan State Bar Associa-
tion as a 50-year member.
A longtime Detroiter,
Schmier was graduated from
the University of Detroit's
law school in June 1924. At
the university he was a mem-
ber of the university varsity
basketball teams from 1921 to
1924.
He is a past chairman of
the legal division of the Uni-
ted Jewish Appeal, a mem-
ber of Cong. Shaarey Zedek
for 43 years and a member
of its board of trustees, past
president of Hannah Schloss
Old Timers and a member of
the Detroit Consistory and
Moslem Temple.
He also participated in
community-wide affairs in_
eluding the Old Newsboys
Goodfellow Fund.

Better a good enemy than
a bad friend.

14—Friday, January 17, 1975 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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