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The Detroit Jewish News, 1976-10-15

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

'Conservative Rabbis Favor,
Join Conversion Programs

NEW YORK — The
great majority of Conser-
vative rabbis are hospit-
able to, and participate in
conversion programs, ac-
cording to a survey re-
cently completed.
With 166 of its almost
thousand members an-
,- —swering the question-
laire on conversion, the
Rabbinical Assembly
survey, conducted by
Chaplain Gary L. Atkins,
now serving in the U.S
Air Force in the Philip-
pines, indicated that over
90 percent have positive
feelings about conver- .
sion, or accept it as a valid
aspect of contemporary
Jewish life.
Only one of the rabbis
refuses to participate in
conversions with another
two stating that they do
their best to discourage
individuals seeking to
convert.
More than 42 percent of
those answering the
questionnaire favor posi-
tive programs of conver-

New York Rabbis
Oppose Gambling

sion with an additional 50
percent accepting con-
versions, particularly
among intermarried
couples, as a normal as-
pect of rabbinical life.
Thirty-seven percent of
the rabbis participating
in the survey said they
feel that there is an up-
ward trend in the number
of conversions with more
than 50 percent respond-
ing that there has been no
change in the past four
years when a survey, on a
smaller sacle, was made.

Seminary Unit
Names Groner

Rabbi Irwin Groner,
spiritual leader of Cong.
Shaarey Zedek, has been
named to the steering
committee of the Chan-
cellor's Advisory Council
of The Jewish Theological
Seminary of America.
Rabbi Groner and
Rabbi Seymour Rosen-
bloom of Adat Shalom
Synagogue attended the
organizational meeting
for the council.

Israeli Movies
NEW YORK — The at Shaarey Zedek

New York Board of Rab-
bis called for the defeat of
the proposal to introduce
"Las Vegas Nite" in New
York City.
In opposing this gambl-
ing venture, Rabbi Judah
Cahn, the board's presi-
dent, declared, "We be-
lieve that Las Vegas
Nites will impair the per-
sonal integrity of vast
segments of our popular-
ion and will undermine
the moral character of
our citizenry, especially
the young.
"Las Vegas games tend
to involve professional
gamblers and attract
criminal elements, who,
ultimately, will wield
malevolent power over
religious institutions and
individuals."
"We cannot use ques-
tionable means to achieve
even th-e most meritori-
ous goals, for this would
negate the ideals
cherished by the Judaic
tradition."

Y.I. Sponsors
New Program

The
Metropolitan
Council of Young Israel
will sponsor an adult edu-
cation program begin-
ning Oct. 25. -
The format will rein-
troduce the Bet Medrash
approach to learning.
Stollman Hall at the
Young Israel of Oak-
Woods will be converted
to a bet medrash with
simultaneous study
groups engaged in gain-
ing knowledge in the topic
of their choice. A variety
of subjects will be offered
depending on the regist-
ration of the. group.
Forms may be filled out
at Young Israel of Green-
field and Young Israel of
Oak-Woods. Classes will
run from 8:15-9:15 p.m.
then, following a coffee
break, Rabbis James I.
Gordon and Feivel
Wagner will alternate in
giving the lectures. There
is a registration fee.

The Cultural Commis-
sion of Cong. Shaarey
Zedek will present two Is-
raeli films Oct. 26 at the
synagogue.
"The Dreamer" will be
shown 8 p.m. and follow-
ing' - an intermission,
"Three Days and a Child"
will be run at 10 p.m.
The films are in Hebrew
with English subtitles
and are sponsored by the
Irwin T. Holtzman fam-
ily.

Temple to Hold.
Lecture Series

Rabbi Sherwin Wine
will present a series of
five lectures on the theme
"Beyond Future Shock"
at Birmingham Temple.
Lectures will begin 8:30
p.m. Monday with "The
New Individual"; Oct. 25,
"The New Family"; Nov.
1, "The New Govern-
ment"; Nov. 8, "The New
Religion"; Nov. 15, "The
New Aristocracy":
There is a fee, and re- •
gistration will be held 8
p.m. Monday.

I

Men's Clubs]

AESCULAPIAN
PHARMACEUTICAL
ASSOCIATION will meet
8:30 p.m. Monday in the
Cranbrook Apts. club
house. MeMbers are re-
quested to bring ads for
the dinner-dance book.
Refreshments will be
Served by the ladies au-
xiliary.
* * *
BETH EL MEN'S
CLUB will have a wine
and cheese party 8:30
p.m., Oct. 30 in the home
of Douglas Bloom, 1390
Lake Park, Birmingham.
There is a charge for
non-members.

Separate not thyself from
the congregation.
—Pirke Aboth

Bnai Brith
Activities

DETROIT BUSINESS
AND PROFESSIONAL
CHAPTER, will meet 8
p.m. Tuesday in the Lin-
coln Towers Apts. club
room. A movie and talk on
crime prevention will be
presented by the Oak
Park Police Department.
Women guests are in-
vited. Refreshments will
be served.
* * *
CENTENNIAL CHAP-
TER, will meet 12:30 p.m..
Tuesday at the Hear-
thside Furniture Gallery,
Southfield. The program
will feature a tour of the
gallery's designer rooms
and a talk on furniture,
color and design coordi-
nation. Refreshments
will be served. For reser-
vations, call Barbara Co-
den, 358-3983. Prospec-
tive members are invited.
* * *
RABBI MANDEL M.
ZAGER CHAPTER will
meet 8 p.m. Wednesday at
the Southfield Civic
Center. Guest speaker
will be John - Jacobs,
vicechairman of Mich-
igan Anti-Defamation
League. Guests are in-
vited, and refreshments
will be served.
* * *
BROTHERHOOD
LODGE will host a politi-
cal debate 8 p.m. Wednes-
day at Franklin Pointe
Apts. club house. Rep-
resentatives from the
senatorial campaign of-
fices of Republican Mar-
vin Esch and Democrat
Donald Riegle will speak.
The public is invited, and
refreshments will be
served. For information,
call Jerry Lipman, 968-
2277, or Mark Klinger,
476-4580,

*

*

*

DETROIT LODGE
CHAPTER will have an
"Afternoon of Games, -
noon Wednesday at
Knob-in-the-Woods Apts
club house. There will be
a-guest speaker. There is
a charge for guests. Prog-
ram chairman is Mrs.
Julius Gabe, Mrs.
Emanuel Bauman is
president.

*

Friday, October. 15, 1976 23

The Young Israel movement of Detroit is fifty-two years young.
Once again it is expanding and including a new physical location
to its history. Today, in 1976, it is the children and grandchildren
of the founding members that are carrying on the traditions of
"modern" Orthodoxy in our ever growing metropolitan commun-
ity. From Young Israel of Detroit to Northwest to Oak-Woods to
Greenfield and now in Southfield, it is the perpetual goal to
make an intelligible, viable Judaism for our youth. Since its
inception, the primary motive of Young Israel is to provide ample
opportunity for the youth to be enlightened in their learned
spiritual and ritualistic activities. It has never been enough for
Young Israel members to have their children just learn the ways of
Judaism. They are an integral part of all aspects of our move-
ment. Young men, for example, are called to participate in
Sabbath services, either leading the prayers or reading from the
Torah. They do not merely make a singular Bar-Mitzvah ap-
pearance.

Boys & Girls of all ages find their niche in the many
youth group activities at all our branches

We Therefore Cordially Invite

The Entire Jewish Community To The

GROUND
BREAKING CEREMONIES

For The New

YOUNG ISRAEL
SYNAGOGUE and
YOUTH
CENTER BUILDING

* *

DOWNTOWN - FOX
LODGE will meet 8:30
p.m. Thursday at the
Jewish War Veterans
Memorial Home. Robert
E. Lord of Detroit Edison
will speak on "The
Energy Challange."
Wives and guests are in-
.vited. Refreshments will
be served.

Civil Defense
Seminar Slated

The Michigan Depart-
ment of State Police
Emergency Services Di-
vision will have a state
seminar Nov. 7-10 at Hig-
gins Lake.
Col. Arthur C. Becker,
director of Civil Defense
and Michigan State Rep-
resentative for the Un-
ited States Civil Defense
Council, will attend.

No one should interrupt
the speech of another.
—Hoed Katan 28.

Sunday Oct.°n24th, 1976

at

2 P.M. promptly

at

27705 Lahser Rd.

Guest Speaker

Rabbi Ephraim H. Sturm

National Executive Vice-President of

National Council of Young Israel

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