mber 10, 1976
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Beth Achim's New Mikva Earns Favor
5ATION SHOMER ISRAEL
to Announce That It Will Conduct
.11 OLIDAY SERVICES
ter United Hebrew Schools Building
18955 SCHAEFFER ROAD
Tickets Are Available at
Braverman's Kosher Meat Market
13500 W. 7 Mile Rd.
or Abe M. Fergal, 18960 Snowden
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
You do not have to be a
member to join us for services.
Cong. Bais Chabild
of West Bloomfield
5475 W. Maple
in a vibrant and inspiring atmosphere
For more information call
Seats are only $25 ($36 per couple)
Children and Students free of charge
Supervising the operation of the mikva at Cong.
Beth Achim are, from left: Rev. Joseph Baras, ritual
director; Rabbi Milton Arm, spiritual leader; Rabbi
Charles H. Rosenzweig, president of the Rabbinic Con-
ference of Michigan; and Harry Laker, past president of
the synagogue, during whose term the mikva was built.
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The Conservative Rab- for a person to immerse
binate of Metropolitan himself. Rabbinic law,
Detroit has hailed the however, specified that
construction of the mikva only water which has not
at Cong. Beth Achim as been carried in a vessel or
an important contribu- receptacle may be used.
tion to the religious life of Furthermore, a mikva had
the community. In opera- to have at the outset a vol-
tion since May, the mikva ume of water equal to 40
has already been used_by sieh, a measurement cal-
scores of people through- culated to be at its highest
amount the equivalent of
First projected by 1,000 liters.
The _initial funds for
Rabbi Milton Arm,
spiritual leader of the this mikva were donated
congregation, the mikva by Mrs. Hannah Karbal
was constructed in strict and her late husband,
adherence to the re- Morris Karbal, noted
quirements of Jewish law. philanthropists.
The mikva maintained
Rabbi Charles H.
Rosenzveig, president of by Beth Achim which
the Rabbinic Conference numbers among its mod-
of Michigan, was con- ern features carpeted
sulted in the architec- floors and walls, a vanity
tural plans for the mikva and hairdryer, is open for
and supervised the entire inspection and use by the
building operation in general Jewish commun-
oirder to make certain ity.
According to the New
that all halakhic pre-
scriptions were followed. York Times, the demand
A mikva is a pool or for a mikva is undergoing
bath of clear water which a renaissance. Old mikvaot
is used for ritual immer- are being renovated, new
sion and which has as its
purpose spiritual purifi- Synagogues Set
According to biblical law
any collection of water is
suitable for a mikva as
long as it contains enough
THE BIRMINGHAM TEMPLE
HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES
For Jewish Hurnanists ROSH HASHANA and YOM KIPPUR are oppor-
tunities for personal reflection. They are times of celebration when we
affirm the power of human beings to assume responsibility for their lives.
RABBI SHERWIN WINE
will present 4 services on the theme . .
SKILLS FOR SURVIVAL
Saturday, September 25, 1:00 P.M.
Friday, October 1, 8:30 P.M.
Monday, October 4, 1:00 P.M.
Monday, October 4, 4:30 P.M.
CHILDREN'S SERVICES (ages 4-9)
Rosh Hashana—Saturday, September 25, 2:30 P.M.
Yom Kippur — Monday, October 4, 2:30 P.M.
YOUTH SERVICES (ages 10-12)
Rosh Hashana — Saturday, September 25, 3:30 P.M.
Yom Kippur — Monday, October 4, 3:30 P.M.
Tickets of admission are required for all adult services and may be purchased
by caning the Temple Secretary. Tickets are not required for memorial, chil-
dren's and youth services.
THE BIRMINGHAM TEM PLE
The Center of Humanistic Judaism
28611 West 12 Mile Road (bet. Inkster & Middlebelt)
Farmington Hills, Mich.
Sabbath Services each Friday 8:30 P.M.
The mikva, the ritual immersion pool proscribed for
use by Jewish law, is shown upon its completion at Cong.
Beth Achim. Women, according to Jewish law, are re-
quired to use the mikva for ritual purification purposes.
Occasions for ritual purification include just prior to
marriage, after the loss of virginity, after mis-carriage,
after giving birth and after every menstrual period. The
mikva is used on an optional basis by men, and is crucial
to the conversion process.
* * *
ones in the suburbs have agree that it is indivisible
been built or are on the from the general inten-
sification of Judaism in
this country, also evident
Nadine Brozan, author in increasing numbers of
of the article, stated in day schools and yeshivot
and the strengthening of
Rabbis and Jewish Jewish education for
scholars attribute the younggirls. In addition, it
trend to a variety of fac- stems from increased
tors. But mainly they pride in heritage.
ADAT SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Services 6 p.m. today
and 9 a.m. Saturday. Todd Sinai, Bar Mitzva.
CONG. BAIS CHABAD OF WEST BLOOMFIELD:
Services 9:15 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Silberberg will
speak on "The Mitzva of Bikurim."
CONG. BETH ABRAHAM-HILLEL: Services 7 p.m.
today and 9 a.m. Saturday. Bradley Silber and
Jeffrey Goldstein, Bnai Mitzva.
CONG. BETH ACHIM: Services 6 and 8:15 p.m. today.
Lillian Katz, Bat Mitzva at late services. Services
8:45 a.m. Saturday. Mark Freedman and Eric
Weiss, Bnai Mitzva.
TEMPLE BETH EL: Services 5:30 p.m. today and 11
a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Schwartz will speak on "Los-
ing Battles and Winning Wars." Steven Remer, Bar
Congs. Beth Achim
and Bnai Moshe will CONG. BETH MOSES: Services 7 p.m. today and 8:45
hold leadership recep-
a.m. Saturday. Terry Brickman and Charles Dis-
tions next week in ad-
kin, Bar Mitzva.
vance of their congrega- CONG. BETH SHALOM:
Services 6 p.m. today and 9
tional dinners on behalf
a.m. Saturday. Howard Smith, Bar Mitzva.
of Israel Bonds.
TEMPLE: Services 8:30 p.m. today.
Author and journalist BIRMINGHAM
speak on "Creative Zionist Alter-
Robert St. John will be
natives." Jonathan Moss, Bar Mitzva.
the guest speaker at the CONG. BNAI MOSHE: Services 7 p.m. today and 8:45
Beth Achim reception, to
a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Stanley M. Rosenbaum will
be held 8 p.m. Tuesday at
speak on "Plain Speaking."
the Southfield home of TEMPLE EMANU-EL: Services 8:15 p.m. today. Rabbi
Dr. and Mrs. Manuel
Milton Rosenbaum will speak on "What Good Are
Sad Memories?" Harley Sherman, Bar Mitzva.
Guest speaker at the
Services 10:15 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Rosenbaum
Bnai Moshe reception
will speak on "Why Religious School?" Kenneth
will be Eleazar Lipsky,
Berman, Bar Mitzva.
vice president of the TEMPLE ISRAEL: Services 8:30 p.m. toaday. Rabbi
American Jewish League
Loss will speak on "Our Future — Our Creation."
for Israel. Lipsky is an at-
David Golumbia, Bar Mitzva. Services 11 a.m.
torney, novelist and
Saturday. Robert Krasnick, Bar Mitzva.
playwright. He is former TEMPLE KOL AMI: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi
president and now
Conrad will speak on "What Are Reasonable Goals"
chairman of the board of
for a Jewish Religious Education?"Services 10:30
directors of the Jewish
a.m. Saturday. Thomas D. and Andrew S. Doc-
Telegraphic Agency, cov-
toroff, Bnai Mitzva.
ering news of Jewish in- CONG. SHAAREY ZEDEK: Services 6 p.m. today and
8:45 a.m. Saturday. Hal Cantor and Stephen
The Bnai Moshe recep-
Greenberg, Bnai Mitzva. Dawn Levin, Bat Torah.
tion will be held 8 p.m.
Regular services will be held at Cong. Beth Isaac of
Wednesday in the Trenton, Temple Beth Jacob of Pontiac, Cong. Beth
synagogue's social hall.
Jacob-Mogain Abraham, Cong. Beth Tefilo Emanuel
The Bnai Moshe-Israel Tikvah, Cong. Beth Tephilath Moses of Mt. Clemens,
Bond Dinner, honoring Cong. Bnai Israel of Pontiac, Cong. Bnai Israel-Beth
Mr. and Mrs. Hyman Lip- Yehudah, Cong. Bnai Jacob, Cong. Bnai Zion, Cong.
sitz of Oak Park, will be Dovid Ben Nuchim, Downtown Synagogue, Ha-Ner
held Oct. 31.
Ha-Tamid, Livonia Jewish Congregation, Cong. Mis-
Beth Achim's Israel hkan Israel Nusach H'Ari, Cong. Shaarey Shomayim,
Bond Dinner will be held Shomer Israel (13430 W. Seven Mile), Cong. Shomrey
Sunday, honorning Wil- Emunah, Young Israel of Greenfield, Young Israel of
liam I. Liberson of South- Oak-Woods and Young Israel of Southfield (27705