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April 03, 1987 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-04-03

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NISSAN

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For
Balance

METRO DETRO'
NISSAN ANDI
SALES, LEASI

BUS. HOURS

Conservative Jewry
Enters Its Second Century

EALSO W E IDER

17:1

Ell

As the Jewish Theological
c
Seminar celebrates its
ntennial
o it grapples with the issues that lie at
the heart
f the
wsh movement
Among
them:
e Conservative
Jei
qual ideology.
status for women, patrilineal
descent, a positive

e

merican Je
r
adically in 188 . was
ith each
Jewish Theological Seminary
chancellor Dr.
new Seminary of America and,
boat load of wry
Jewish changing
Ismar Schorsch
through it, Con-
Con-
servative Judaism,
immigrants,
says, "The real challenge is
the threat of assimilation
to achieve a worldly piety"
loomed larger. The teat
Back then, the JTS consisted of ten high
and traditions of the European past were
school boys, crowded into the vestry of a
proving
tenuous protection from the liings
con- New York synagogue and embarked upon
stant
bomardment
of
ing.
an eight-year
the
rabbinate. prograxn of Preparation for
New World
think-
the liberal approach
of the do
nant And
Reform
mi- ce This year , as JTS celebrates its
academic .
with strong ties to tradition.
ntennial,
it
stands
as
a
world-renowned
b Morals,
movement
alienated
Dr. in
Sabato
the rabbi
at Mi Jews center of Jewish higher education, with an
' Israel
Philadelphi
ratiemnthoefadalm
at Mikveh
quart
a,
os t red
;
500atstiu2d3erd
ntss.tree
Thet
challenge
to his congregation and to the three
greater
Jewish
o
the and Broadway in New York, has
c
to
grown
ampuses,
six distinct
schools
and
mmunity.
Poi.
Judaism
to
about
100
distingui
facultY
members
reasoned,
it
would
need
new
leads
and could
prosper in this country, he The JTS librazy with
more than 226,00
a survive
vision that
shed
e
ncompass
a
commit-
0
input to the past along with a more
boasts the largest collection of
pragmatic approach to the present 'lb • books,
Hebraica and Judaica outside Israel.
train these new leaders, a center of higher
When the at school
its centennial
learnhv needed to be created — a center , celebration
a gala launched
last
November,
ly
whose
philosophical
foundation
was
fim
more
planted in
than
300
guests attended a black-tie din=
der
atotil
America.
lideotTS
And
arslifzary,
progr
raiammin
aing mgore
And so it was that in 1886, Dr. Morals
helped found the Jewish Theological
and ser-
vices. By June of this year, the SeminarY
THE DETROIT JEWISH
iirs ongo
taing pro
a jbectal
NEWS
ts!f $50 million towards

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