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June 24, 1977 - Image 40

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-06-24

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40 friday, June 24, 1977

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Beth Achim Site of Conversion
Men's Clubs1 of Black Eager to Be Jewish

BNAI DAVID MEN'S
CLUB will hold its 43rd an-
nual installation 8 p.m.
Thursday in the synagogue,
it was announced by Neil
Kalef, chairman. Max Sosin
will be installing officer. Of-
ficers to be installed are
Harry Newman, president;
Nick Gonte, William Thugut
and Nathan Light, vice pres-
idents; Bernard Dosie,
treasurer; Simeon Free-
dman, Sam Rosenberg and
Max Mondshine, secretar-
ies; and Lester Schloner,
sergeant-at-arms. Entertain-
meat and refreshments will
follow. Friends are invited
at no charge.

By HEIDI PRESS

A black Christian deter-
mined to convert to
Judaism and who was spirit-
ual leader and president of
Cong. Isek Abraham, a
group of black Christians
seeking to be Jewish by fol-
lowing Jewish tradition and
practice, was officially con-
verted to Judaism last
week under Conservative
Jewish auspices.
Raymond (Prince) Craw-
ford. who is employed as a
bank guard, was so deter-
mined to become Jewish
that he arranged for and un-
derwent brit mila at age 42.

Asked what his plans
Men's Clubs Plan were following conversion,
Crawford said he would pur-
Montreal Parley
sue Jewish studies. He said
he plans to become active
NEW YORK—The Nation-
in the Jewish community
al Federation of Jewish
and attend evening and Sha-
Men's Clubs of the Conserv-
ative movement will hold
bat services as frequently
its 48th annual convention
as his work schedule would
July 31-Aug. 4 at the Queen
allow.
Elizabeth Hotel in Mon-
Crawford underwent an
treal.
18-week intensive con-
The convention will hear
version course in which he
Dr. Gerson D. Cohen, chan-
studied Jewish history,
cellor of the Jewish Theolog-
Hebrew and Jewish cus-
ical Seminary of America,
toms and traditions. His
who will be the keynote
sponsors for the conversion
speaker at the opening din-
were Rabbis Milton Arm of
ner session.
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meet for services, however.
they still keep in contact
with each other, and many
have gone to area syna-
gogues. Crawford said.

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After passing a written ex-
amination, Crawford was
led to the mikva. He later
was welcomed into the fold
and presented with his con-
version certificate. At Beth
Achim, he and his wife re-
peated their wedding vows
in a traditional Jewish cere-
mony. The couple then re-
ceived their ketuba—Jewish
marriage certificate.
A Beth Din. comprised of
members of the Beth
Achim evening minyan. pre-
sided over the ceremonies.
The couple was tendered a
kidush at the evening's con-
clusion.
Crawford served as spirit-
ual leader of the Isek Abra-
ham assembly until May
when he discontinued the
services owing to "lack of
support." Furniture from
the building, located on
James Couzens, has been
put in storage. The mem-

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Rosen also earned his BS
degree at the U-M.

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