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January 17, 1986 - Image 84

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-01-17

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Friday, January 17, 1986 85

In loving memory of

In loving memory of

Copacabana Synagogue at his
cousin's bar mitzvah is the fu-
ture rabbi of Mt. Pleasant.
The Orthodox synagogues of
Rio are grouped by nationality
as much as by ritual. One is
known as the Egyptian Shul,
another as the SephL-dic
Gemilut Chassodim Shul. I
managed to attend three
synagogUes in Copacabana: The
Egyptian (Bet El) for Shachrit,
Copacabana Synagogue for the
Torah service, and the
synagogue that meets in the Or-
thodox Day School, Bar-Ilan.
A kosher restaurant, open on
Sunday, is also connected with
the Bar-Ilan school. It is a res-
taurant that Alicia and I helped
get started when we resided in
Rio. At one time it was open
every night.
The synagogue I know best is
the ARI, founded by German
Jews in 1942. Its model was
neither strictly Reform nor
strictly Conservative. It was
patterned after the synagogues
of the German Liberal Move-
ment. It maintains separate sea-
ting with men on one side,
women on the other, no mechit-
zah other than the aisle.
Families can and do sit together
in the balcony, and it appears to
be an issue that will generate
considerable heat.
In South America only Bet El,
founded by Rabbi Marshall
Meyer has mixed seating. Even
with a debate on mixed seating
in the pews of „ARI, the rest of
the synagogue ritual is notewor-

Even in- Rio, where
being Jewish is .a
much less
complicated effort,
life is different from
what Americans

thy. An organ is used at every
service, with a mixed choir. The
bat mitzvah ceremony on Satur-
day morning has just been in.
troduced, and kashrut is ob-
served in the synagogue.
The last time Iliad been at
the ARI, Rabbi lemle had said,
"One day you will again speak
from este pulpito (from this pul-
Brazil is a, country of great re-
sources, enormous growth, (es-
timated population in 2000 is
180 million people) and unique
wamth because of its climate as
well as its friendliness.
In the month that we spent
here renewing friendships that
were formed when we lived in
Rio 16 years ago, we visited
Jewish communities, and saw
the sights.
Of, course, knowing the lan-
guage helps considerably, and
though our Portuguese is far
from fluent, we were able to
enter the homes of our friends,



Who passed away Jan.
23, 1961, the sixth of
Shevat. Sadly missed and
always remembered by
his wife, Ann; daughters,
Lorraine and Joyce; son,
Gerald; grandchildren
and great-grandchildren.

10th of Shevat
Jan. 27, 1980

A very special mother
and grandmother. Sadly
missed and always re-
membered by daughter
Sandra Endelman and
grandsons Eric and Brett.

In Loving Memory of


Who passed away Jan. 19, 1956. In our hearts

he will live forever. His loving wife, children and


In Loving Memory of Our
Beloved Father, Grandfather
and Great-Grandfather


The grave of "Santo Rabino" in the Catholic cemetery in Manaus.

converse in their language, read
their newspapers, and get an in-
sight into the quality of life in
general in ,Brazil, and in par-
ticular the state of Jewish life in
Brazil is enromous. The most
noticeable attribute is its
natural beauty (even litter-
prone Brazilians cannot spoil its
magnificent endowments), its
intense and immense jungles
that surround the Amazon River
(in which we swam and on
which we traveled by catamaran
for five days), its beautiful
beaches that adorn the coast,
and its mountains that domi-
nate the landscapes of cities
such as Rio de Janeiro.
Yet, amidst the beauty there
is enormous poverty. Men,
women, children, loose horses
and mules seem to live in the
same crowded quarters„ and
there is a permanent unpleasant
odor that we 'discern whenever
we leave our hotel. The poverty
is even more noticeable in the
larger cities. Fear of theft and
robbery has become a major
pfoblem as many of the poor
grasp this opportunity to become
rich quickly. Watches, gold
jewelry, and purses are the most
obvious frgets, and, though we
heard such reports over the
years, we , found them hard to
We became quick believers
upon our arrival in Copacabana
when our friends told us not to
wear any jewelry on the street,
and they further informed us
that many women put their ear-
rings on while en route to a
party so that even their door-
man does not see these precious
Even such precautions do not
prevent an armed robber to ac-
cost you at a red light, so that
people in the larger cities are no
longer expected to stop at red
lights after dark.
Despite this, visiting Brazil,
seeing the changes that have

taken place and sharing the
hospitality of the Brazilian Jews
was exhilarating.

Who left us the 23rd day of Tevet, Jan. 20, 1971.
Sadly missed, but who left us with loving memories
we will never forget. His children, Rose and Mitch-
ell, Ann and Max and Esther and Dave.

I To: The Jewish News

20300 Civic Center Dr.,
Suite 240
Southfield, Mich. 48076-4138


will have its general adminis-
trative meeting on Jan. 26 at
9:30 a.m. at the Jewish War
Veterans headquarters, 16990
W. 12 Mile, Southfield.
Lipshaw-Hobermn Auxiliary
will be hostesses and serve con-
tinental breakfast, followed by a
regular business meeting.
President Elaine Levy will out-
line her activities for the year,
junior and senior officers will
give a' report on coming events.
For information, call the JWV
office, 559-5680.

Senior Adult Art
Group TO Meet

The Senior Arts League will
hold its general meeting on
Thursday at 3 p.m. at the
Southfield Senior Adult Center,
24350 Civic Center Dr.
Pearl Battle, willn speak on the
Afro-History Museum in De-
troit. There is a nominal fee.

writ JUST


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Toastmasters Meet

The Toastmasters Club of the
Jewish Center will meet at 7:30
p.m. Tuesday at the main
Jewish Center. Admission* is
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chairman Larry Bissinger, 258-

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