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October 28, 1983 - Image 36

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-10-28

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36 Friday, October 28, 1983

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

DANCE! into the 80's
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Lansing Shaarey Zedek Synagogue
Marks 65th Anniversary Nov. 11-12

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East Lansing will com-
memorate the 65th an-
niversary of its founding
Nov. 11-12. The congrega-

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tion also will observe the
52nd anniversary of its cur-
rent organizational
structure, which marked
the merger of Lansing's
small reform community
with Shaarey Zedek (tradi-
tional), to build the first
Jewish community center
in Lansing.
On Nov. 11, a special
Sabbath service will honor
all past presidents of the
congregation: John
Eliasohn, Bernard Fried-
land, Maureen Gladstone,
Morris Goldstein, Sydney
Goodman, Dr. David Kahn,
Marvin Lieberman, Justin
Morrison, Richard Ormos,
Jack Rachman, Dr. Herbert
Rudman, Dr. Hyman Shap-
iro and Dr. Harold Shnider.
Rabbi Morton Hoffman
and a committee consisting
of Lois Frankel, Sylvia
Goldstein, Margaret
Kramer and Miriam Wetz-

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cial service.
At 8 p.m. Nov. 12, the
congregation will con-
tinue its anniversary cel-
ebration with a "Fabul-
ous '50s" dance at the
synagogue, which is lo-
cated at 1924 Coolidge
Rd. in East Lansing.
Fabulous Fifties D.J.
"Eric-O" Furseth will
play dance tunes which
span the last 50 years.
The dance is open to the
public.
There is an admission
charge. Tickets may be pur-
chased at the door, or at
Leonards Westland,
Kositchek's, and all Green's
Apparel Stores.
Burt Altman and Don
Baron are the general co-
chairmen for the weekend
festivities. Other committee
chairmen are Elliot
Glicksman, Shirley
Altman, Stan Golden,
Stephen Flaster, Marlene
Altman, Morris Bogrow,
Sherwood Berman, Ira
Ginsburg and Thea
Glicksman.
Ira Ginsburg is the
president of Shaarey Zedek.

According to a history
of the congregation pre-
pared by Prof. Daniel
Jacobson, the Jewish
community in Lansing,
formally organized in
1918, under the leader.
ship of David Friedland.
Friedland, who came to
the area in 1902, had helped
settle the cultural disputes
between the earlier arrived
German Jews and the newly
arrived Russian Jews.
In 1918, when the Jewish
community numbered 450,
Articles of Association were
signed by the community's
"founding fathers." A reli-
gious school was estab-
lished with Charlotte Ka-
mins as superintendent.
By 1924, the community
had a synagogue, aptly
named the Jewish
Synagogue, which was lo-
cated at 523 S. Capitol Ave.,
and the spiritual leader was
Rabbi Eli Krinsky. Adolph
Kositchek was elected
president of Bnai Brith that
same year and the Jewish
Ladies Benevolent Society
was operating at full speed.
The Lansing State Journal
ran a notice reading "The
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Lansing will entertain with
a masquerade dance for the
benefit of Palestine . . ."
The Lansing Jewish
community was growing
faster than its synagogue
could accommodate it
and in the early 1930s
plans were the offing for
a new Shaarey Zedek
Jewish Temple. On
March 6, 1932, Rabbi
Bernard Heller of Ann
Arbor addressed the
dedication ceremonies.
The synagogue accom-
modated 250 worshippers.
Herman Lieberman was
appointed chairman of a
committee to draw up plans
for a community center
which would house Sunday
school classes, a lecture
hall, a stage, meeting
rooms, a gymnasium and
kitchen, Jacobson wrote.
A lot and frame building
next door to the synagogue
were purchased under the
presidency of the late Jack
Baker. After his death, the
community center was
dedicated in his memory.
With the aid of the Marion
family, the synagogue
basement was remodeled
into a recreational hall and
was named Carl Marion
Hall.
The Jewish community
continued to grow, and a
larger site was needed.
Cornerstone-laying rites
were held in 1968 at the new
synagogue at 1924 Coolidge
Rd., the present site for the
congregation.

Rabbis Arthur Zucker-
man, Martin Applebaum,
Arthur Liebowitz, Abba
Fineberg, Alfred L. Fried-
man, Philip Frankel, Ed-
ward A. Chesman and Mor-
ton Hoffman have taken
their posts at the pulpit of
Shaarey Zedek, with
Hoffman serving currently.
Cantor Bruce Wetzler, who
joined the congregation's
staff in 1959, still directs
Bar and Bat Mitzva pro-
grams, the synagogue choir
and the congregation's mus-
ical activities.

Appointee

Lawrence Wasser, foren-
sic polygraph examiner,
was appointed by Gov.
James J. Blanchard to the
State Board of Forensic
Polygraph Examiners.

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