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Rabbi and Mrs. James Gordon
Young Israel of Oak-Woods will
hold a testimonial dinner on May
5 in honor of Rabbi and Mrs.
James I. Gordon upon the occa-
sion of their aliyah to Israel.
Rabbi Gordon has served as the
spiritual leader of Oak-Woods
since his arrival in Detroit in the
spring of 1963. The synagogue,
founded in 1952, had been served
by only one other rabbi prev-
Currently, Rabbi Gordon is vice
president of the Council of Or-
thodox Rabbis of Metropolitan
Detroit, and is a member of the
presidium of the Religious
Zionists of Detroit-Mizrachi. He is
one of the founders of Akiva He-
brew Day School, and served as
chairman of its education com-
mittee for the first ten years of its
He is a member of the govern-
ing board of the Jewish Welfare
Federation of Detroit, and serves
on its commission on education
and culture. He is also a past
member of the National Rabbinic
Advisory Council of the United
Jewish Appeal, and is a former
chairman of the Metropolitan Di-
vision and a past chairman of the
synagogue and school section of
the Allied Jewish Campaign. He
has also served on the executive
committee of the Jewish Commu-
nity Council of Metropolitan De-
Rabbi Gordon is a member of
the executive of the Jewish Na-
tional Fund. He is also a former
national vice president of the
Rabbinical Council of America;
and is currently a regional vice
president of the Rabbinic Alumni
of Yeshiva University. He is a
former national president of the
American Association of Correc-
He served as former editor of
the Rabbinical Council of Ameri-
ca's Sermon Manual, and is a con-
tributor to many journals on
Rabbi Gordon attended Boston
Latin School, and earned a B.A.
degree from Yeshiva University.
He was ordained by YU's Rabbi
Isaac Elchanan Theological Sem-
inary. He holds a graduate degree
in counseling from Oregon State
College and an M.A. degree in
psychology, with a certificate in
marriage counseling, from the
University of Detroit.
Prior to his arrival in Detroit,
Rabbi Gordon was the principal of
the Providence Hebrew Day
School in Rhode Island; served
congregations in Portland, Ore.,
and Elmira, N.Y.; and was He-
brew chaplain of the New York
State Reformatory in Elmira.
Mrs. Gordon, nee Malka
Susskind of the Bronx, is a board
member of the Women's Division
of the Allied Jewish Campaign,
and is a past chairman of the
Campaign's business and profes-
She is vice president - education
of American Women for Bar-Ilan
A graduate of Hunter College
(New York City), Mrs. Gordon is a
social worker and quality control
auditor with the Michigan De-
partment of Social Services.
Salek Lessman is the dinner
chairman, and Alex Roberg and
Fayga Dombey are the planning
For information and reserva-
tions, call Young Israel of Oak-
"A Visit to Noah's Ark," an
original presentation by Cantor
Harold Orbach, is the theme of the
second annual Keffy Orbach Fam-
ily Concert 3 p.m. Sunday at
The free concert will feature
Cantor Orbach, Evelyn Orbach,
Richard Orbach, members of the
Temple Israel youth group and
the temple's Junior Choir, con-
ducted by Elaine Greenberg and
Scott Stern, accompanist.
The concert memorializes
Rakefet Orbach, grandchild of
Cantor and Mrs. Orbach, who was
killed in an accident three years
ago in San Francisco.