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May 02, 1980 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-05-02

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16 Friday, May 2, 1980


Plan to attend the


Sponsored by

The Council of Orthodox Rabbis of Greater Detroit
Wednesday, May 14th at 6 P.M.

Guest Speaker: Rabbi Berel Wein, Dear) of Yeshiva Shaarey Torah of Monsey, New York

Jewish Community Center, W. Bloomfield, Michigan

For reservations and information call 559 5005


General Chairman



In Formation


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Salek Lessman

Nathan Soberman

Marvin Berlin
Leonard Borman
Paul Borman
Judge Avern Cohn
Irwin I. Cohn
John D. Daniels
Henry Dorfman
-Morris Flatt
Nathan Goldin
Samuel Hechtman

David Hermelin
David Holtzman
Julius Katz
Karbal Family
Salek Lessman
Sam Novetsky
Royal A. Oppenheim
David Pollack

in memory of Morris & Rose Pollack

Alvin Reifman

in memory of Joseph Reifman

Al, Sarah & Jeffrey
Julius Rosenberg
Hyman Safran
Jack Shenkman
Soberman, Milgrom,
Cooper Families
Phillip Stollman
Max Stollman
Dr. Arnold Zuroff


Leonard Borman

To Members of
the Detroit
Jewish Community

Many Jews overlook the fact
that the Vaad, in addition to
overseeing Kashruth and other
functions, performs mediation
services for the Jewish Corn-

From the time of Moses, mem-
bers of the Jewish Community
have had an institution that
maintains justice with godliness
--trust and good will through
divine power overcomes the
compulsion and constraint of
civil courts.

Louis Brandeis recognized the
great value of mediation during
his illustrious career as both
lawyer and juror. He employed
its use as a legitimate means of
settling disputes.

In my opinion the Council of
Orthodox Rabbis has been the
foundation for a religious
approach in all aspects of life.
Their work is most certainly the
answer to the moral depravity
and degeneration that has
engulfed our society.

We look to the Vaad Harabonim
for a richer existence toward
qualitative living.

Leonard Borman,

(;ener,11 Chdirindn


Left to right: Rabbi Shaiall Zachariash, Rabbi Feivel Wagner, Rabbi Yehezkel Grubner,
Rabbi Joshua Sperka, Rabbi Leizer Levin, Rabbi Yaakov Gordon

The aims and purposes of the VAAD HARABONIM are to consolidate the spiritual life of our Jewish community and to
fortify Jewish values. The main areas in which it labors are as follows:

KASHRUTH: The Vaad Harabonim renders reliable and uniform Kashaith supervision over all establishments that cater to
the needs of the Jewish population.

The council supervises 5 bakeries, 9 caterers, 5 animal & poultry slaughter houses including 7 shochim, 7 individual
manufacturing plants, 1 Cholov Yisroel plant, 12'retail butcher shoos. olus Sinai Hospital, Federation Apartments. Jewish
Community Center Cafeteria and Federation Kitchen Butzel Building. Precise and scientific information on Kosher
products is readily available.


is the local symbol of Kashruth certification.

BETH DIN: In the tradition of our people, the Vaad offers to any individual or group an opportunity to settle differences
before a Rabbinical Court (Beth Din) rather then resorting to litigation in a civil court. Inquiries regarding Jewish law and
ritual are expertly answered. The Council of Orthodox Rabbis of Greater Detroit was successful in resolving 58 litigations
and 62 divorce proceedings during the past year. -

FAMILY COUNSELING: A Rabbi is always available to counsel on marital problems, family relations and personal

ADOPTIONS: Last year 41 adoptions were guided to proper and complete acceptance of our faith. It is very important

that following process of civil adoption, Jewish parents be aware of the need to contact the Vaad for further guidance.

CONVERSIONS: A number of candidates have come before the Beth Din of the Vaad. Each case was examined and
studied thoroughly, and when all the Halachik requirements were met, the candidate for conversion WAS accepted and a
certificate of conversion was issued. Forty six applications were processed of which 12 were accepted.

CHAPLAINCY PROGRAM: To ameliorate the complex problems of the aged in our community, the Vaad Harabonim
designate Rabbis as Chaplains who regularly visit and provide religious services to our nursing homes, convalescent
homes and hospitals.

LIBRARY: A Rabbinic reference library has been established and is available to the entire Jewish community.

PUBLICATIONS: Bulletins and brochures bringing vital information to the community are being published from time
to time.

RUSSIAN JEWRY: The Council of Orthodox Rabbis makes it possible for Russian Jews arriving in our community to be
introduced to Kashrut and other Mitzvot. Special arrangements are made in setting up a Kosher kitchen and a subsidized
discount of 30% is made available for Kosher meat. Problems concerning marriage or circumcision and family life are also
handled by the Vaad in assisting these families.

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