Each month in this space,
L'Chayim will look back into issues
of The Jewish News to see what
was happening in the local Jewish
community or in the Diaspora ten,
20 and 40 years ago.
40 YEARS AGO
Red hysteria surmounted and
President Truman ordered a loyalty
check of all government employees.
More than half of the government
workers who were stibsequently
dismissed without a hearing were
Five local youths, David
Gottlieb, Ralph Levy, Marvin
Margolis, Morris Silver and Hyram
Zeldis, were trained to be chalutzim
(pioneers) to go to Israel at a
training farm in New Jersey.
20 YEARS AGO
Three members of the
American Nazi Party were beaten
and arrested after protesting at a
peace march outside the Pentagon.
In reaction to the Six-Day War
and the entire crisis in Israel during
May and June, students and faculty
at Wayne State University and the
University of Michigan took action.
At U of M, the political science
department and the Hillel
Foundation sponsored a symposium
on "The Middle East Crisis and the
Future." About 150 students at WSU
considered volunteering in Israel
and the Hillel Foundation distributed
3,000 letters to students for the
TEN YEARS AGO
Lender's Bagel Co. announced
its two new flavors, Wheat 'n Honey
and Raisin 'n Honey.
A groundbreaking ceremony
was held for Temple Israel at Drake
and Walnut Lake Roads in West
Beginnings are not always easy.
The first sidra in the Book of
Genesis is Parshat Beraishit, "In
The Beginning." A basic concept in
this sidra is that of God as the
Creator. Creation is seen as a
shutaf or "partner" with God.
Through metaphors the sidra
illustrates how the individual can
strive to become a better person by
acquiring those qualities which are
The Biblical interpretation of
"sin" is also illustrated in this sidra.
That is "sin" is a deviation from the
norms handed down to us by our
parents and teachers. Reward and
Punishment are both inherent in our
'every act. Each good deed is its
wn reward; each "sin" its own
punishment. The sidra's
I dramatization of freedom of choice
shows us that man has been
9ndowed by God with the freedom
choose between right and wrong.
— In how many days (stages)
did God create the Universe?
How very carefully was the
Creation planned and
— At which stage was man
created and what is really
meant by the verse "God
created man in His own
— Why did God name the first
man Adam and the first woman
— Find the verses that indicate
the significance of a day of rest
(Shabbat), as a day to abstain
from work and as a day to be
endowed with a spiritual
exaltation and a sanctity to
distinguish it from all other days.
— Submitted by Bea Kriechman, Principal,
Adat Shalom-United Hebrew Schools
FRIDAY, OCT. 16, 1987
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with $50 deposit; $135 per individual with
$25 deposit. For details, call Dottie Dressler,
Friday, Oct. 30
The Birmingham Temple will have a
World Day Family Service at 7:30 p.m. at the
temple, 28611 W. 12 Mile, Farmington Hills.
The temple school students, under the
direction of Elaine Serling and Elaine
Kamienny, will present a special pageant of
music and drama. World Day, which falls on
Nov. I, is the holiday which dramatizes the
fundamental unity of all the people of the
Saturday, Oct. 31
Saturday, Nov. 14
A Shabbat lunch and discussion with
Rabbi Leonid Feldman for pre-bar and bat
mitzvah and confirmation students and their
families will take place at 12:30 p.m. at Adat
Shalom Syangogue. Discussion will focus on
Rabbi Feldman's life in Russia. For required
reservations, call Adat Shalom, 851-5100.
The Balalaika Orchestra of Detroit will
present a family concert at 8 p.m. at the
University of Michigan's Rackham
Auditorium. There is a charge for admission.
Sunday, Nov. 8
Cong. Shaarey Zedek will have its alef
induction and family luncheon at 10:30 a.m.
in the Tikvah Chapel of the synagogue. A
special ceremony will officially welcome first
graders to the synagogue.
Sunday, Nov. 15
The Family Spot and Jewish
Experiences for Families will present Rabbi
Neil Kurshan, author of How To Raise Your
Child to Be a Mentsch, at a Babies and
Bagels brunch at 11 a.m. in the Family Spot,
room 331 in the main Jewish Community
Center. For reservations, call Jo Greene,
661-1000, ext. 344; or Harlene Appleman,