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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-05-08

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

40—BUSINESS CARDS

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Repairs & Alterations
Reasonable.

Licensed Master Plumber.

557-8688

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Custom Painting

Interior - Exterior
Exterior Specials

Ranches—$199

Colonials—$299

Free Estirhates

552-0488

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Exterior - Interior
Excellent Work
Reasonable Prices

Call 895-8548

UPHOLSTERY
SEESWORK
K SCH 0 L

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Camper, Boatseats, Furni-
ture.

493 1068

-

273-1229

WINDOW WASHING

Expertly Done
Reasonable Rates

FREE ESTIMATES
Call JAY
398-8001

ATTENTION:

Kerr's will haul away for free in
any condition square top re-
frigerators, stoves, wood furni-
ture, household items, clothes,
tools, small appliances, etc. also
store fixtures and items.

827-8745

$ave on your next repair or in-
stallation need.

HANDY MAN JOE
"I Do It All —
No Job Too Small"

Painting, Heating, Air-
Conditioning, Plumbing,
Electrical. All types of re-
pair work and improve-
ments.

Residential & Commercial

Insured

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53—ENTERTAINMENT

VERSATILE sophisticated party
music. 272-7586.

PIANO ENTERTAINMENT

Talented young •man
available for private par-
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Background - Classical
and Sing-a-long.

Call
MIKE BEZ
626-8429

Praise for Sadat

TEL AVIV (ZINS) — Is-
rae' former United Na-
tio_ Ambassador, Chaim
Herzog, wrote an essay of
praise for Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat in
the newspaper Maariv re-
cently.
Herzog said Sadat is a
visionary who understands
the historical process and
the future. Herzog said
Egypt is now reaping the
,benefits of the peace proc-
ess, but that does not rule
out that Sadat could be Is-
rael's adversary or even
enemy in the future.

Friday, May 8, 1981 .69

Jews of Guadalajara Have a Vtable Community

land, where the peaked
roof of the synagogue soars
above the eight-foot high
walls which customarily
surround property in
Mexico. The architecturally
dramatic sanctuary, whose
seating capacity may be
greater than the total
number of Jews in Guadala-
jara, is the home of congre-
gation Bet Shalom.
For the past three years,
the leader of the congrega-
tion has been a 34-year-old
Argentine social worker
who studied for several
years at the Latin American
Rabbinical Seminary in
Buenos Aires. Although he
carries 'out all of the rab-
binic functions for the con-
gregation, he makes it quite
clear that he is not an or-
dained rabbi. On the bulle-
tin board, he is identified as
Prof. Shmuel Szteinhen-
dler, community leader.
About a third of the com-
munity attends Friday
night services, presenting a
cross section of old and
young. When a family
celebrates a Bar Mitzva,
most of the community is
present for the early morn-
ing service and the brunch
which follows the service;
lunch is generally eaten be-
tween 1:30 and 3 p.m.
The Club Deportivo
Macabi operates the ath-
letic facilities, which in-
clude tennis courts,
swimming pool, basket-
ball court and football
Ten years ago, the, Con- (soccer) field. During my
servative synagogue and visit, an elderly couple
the Sports Center moved from the United States
into an ultra-modern com- and several women
plex on several acres of whose husbands are
studying at the nearby
ADL White Paper medical school of the
Autonoma
Documents PLO Universidad
were at poolside.
Goals, Alliances
The fate of the commu-
NEW YORK — A white nity will ultimately be de-
paper documenting the termined by the younger
Palestine
Liberation generations. High school
Organization's
self-
proclaimed goal of destroy- Federation Cites
ing Israel and the PLO's al-
Wiesenthal
liance with Russia was pub-
lished last month by the
NEW YORK — Simon
Anti-Defamation League of Wiesenthal of Vienna, 'Au-
Bnai Brith.
stria, the renowned Nazi
Titled "The Middle East hunter, has been selected by
Today" and issued in the the National Federation Of
form of a pamphlet, the Jewish Men's Clubs to re-
white paper provides back- ceive its "Distinguished
ground and perspective on Service Award." The pre-
the Arab-Israeli conflict sentation- will be made at
and the struggle for peace the federation's national
by answering 25 questions convention at Grossinger's
commonly asked about the July 12-16.
region.
In addition to citing the
PLO's own statements on its Teachers Finish
NEW YORK — Some 40
destroy-Israel strategy, the
pamphlet also points up the senior students at rabbini-
danger of a Soviet base cal seminaries in New York
being created in any inde- were recently graduated
pendent Palestinian state from the Teacher Training
on the West Bank.
Institutes sponsored by
In an overview of prob- Torah Umesora, National
lems in the Middle East, Society for Hebrew Day
the ADL pamphlet as- Schools.
serts that the major
source of instability is not
Archives Get
the Arab-Israeli conflict
Holocaust Data
but the Persian Gulf —
which would pose a
NEW YORK — New
danger to peace even if material focusing on the
Israel did not exist.
Holocaust and also on the
The pamphlet is available role of Orthodox Judaism in
by contacting the Anti- America at the turn of the
Defamation League, 823 century has been contrib-
United Nations Plaza, New uted to the archives of
York, N.Y. 10017.
Agudath Israel of America.

By MORTON ROSENTHAL

NEW YORK (JTA) —
Can a Jewish community of
140 families survive the
forces of assimilatimi and
perpetuate itself in a city of
three million non-Jews?
This nagging question sur-
faced in many conversa-
tions during a recent visit to
Guadalajara, capital of the
state of Jalisco in Mexico.
The first Jews arrived in
Guadalajara in the 1920s
from Europe with the inten-
tion of staying there only a
short period of time.
Jews of Guadalajara have
avoided the distinctions be-
tween Ashkenazim and
Sephardim which divide
many Jewish communities
in Latin America along
sharp sociological lines. The
rriutual accommodation be-
tween the two groups goes
back to 1928, when a joint
cemetery was established as
the first act of the commu-
nity.
Some years later, when
Sephardim objected to
the inclusion of Yiddish
in the curriculum of the
Jewish day school, which
had been established by
the Ashkenazim, Yiddish
instruction was elimi-
nated so that all students
might attend and Hebrew
instruction was begun.
Today, the Jewish day
school has about 160 stu-
dents in grades kinder-
garten through nine.

age youth generally par-
ticipate in community ac-
tivities; about. 40 attended
my lecture at the Center on
Saturday afternoon.
When they reach college
age, many enroll at the uni-
versity in Mexico City and
some of them do not return,
preferring to become part of
the larger community in the
capital.

Another variable is the a basic mood of optimism
intermarriage factor. Until which is best exemplified by
now there have been few in- the' president of the com-
termarriages and in all munity, Simon Cohen. Out-
cases, the non-Jewish part- going and charming, and
ner has converted to the father of three children,
Judaism. However, the Cohen at 40 years is
prospect of a higher rate of philosophic about the future
intermarriage is troubling. of Guadalajara Jewry and
Some Jews doubt that determined that the com-
this small community can munity will perpetuate it-
maintain itself, but there is self.

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