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November 25, 1988 - Image 4

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-11-25

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Of Light . . . and Hope

Joint Resolution of the Congregational Rabbis
of Metropolitan Detroit

Few holidays are more expressive of the Jewish spirit than is Hanukah. It symbolizes the
hope and optimism in our people's response to the challenges of history.

It is not the celebrated miracle of Hanukah that touches the Jewish soul but
the belief that, even in darkness, there can be light. Even out of hard-
ship and horror there can emerge a belief in the future.

So it is appropriate that on this Hanukah, we celebrate Jewish
survival in a special way. Fifty years ago, Kristallnacht began
our long night of despair. But it also triggered the emergence
of a lifegiving organization in which our community has
played an important part.

The United Jewish Appeal — which channels Detroit's
Allied Jewish Campaign funds to our partners in Israel and
elsewhere overseas — is observing its jubilee. For 50 years,
we have joined in this enterprise of heart and hope, enabling
Jews in the far corners of the globe to live in dignity. This
truly exemplifies our belief that "kawl Yisrael areivin zeh
ba'zeh" — as Jews, all of us are responsible for one another.





December 2-3



December 11



At the same time, on this Festival of Lights, we express our
optimism for the Jewish future here at home. Working in partner-
ship with the Jewish Welfare Federation, we light a candle against
the darkness of ignorance by furthering Jewish education. With our
Campaign contributions and the willingness to serve, we help dispel the
loneliness of old age and the sadness of disability. Each of us can make a

It is appropriate that next weekend, when we kindle the first lights of Hanukah, we
also celebrate the role our Federation and its Campaign play in our community: strengthening
our neighborhoods and institutions, building leadership, planning for the future — and providing
critical human services.
Therefore, we, the congregational rabbis of Detroit, urge every man, woman and child in our
community to support the work of the Jewish Welfare Federation by contributing to the Allied
Jewish Campaign.
We call upon every individual to pledge his or her best gift to the 1989 Campaign. When a
volunteer calls, join your community. Light a candle against the darkness.

Rabbi Milton Arm
Congregation Beth Achim
Rabbi Chaim Bergstein
Bais Chabad of Farmington Hills
Rabbi Eliezer Cohen
Young Israel of Oak Woods
Rabbi Ernst Conrad
Temple Kol Ami
Rabbi Julian I. Cook
Temple Beth El
Rabbi Reuven Drucker
Young Israel of Greenfield
Rabbi Noah M. Gamze
Downtown Synagogue
Rabbi William G. Gershon
Congregation Shaarey Zedek
Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg
Young Israel of Southfield
Rabbi Leo Y. Goldman
Congregation Shaarey Shomayim

Rabbi Martin D. Gordon
Livonia Jewish Congregation
Rabbi Benjamin Gorrelick
Congregation Beth Achim
Rabbi Betzalel Gottlieb
Congregation Mishkan Israel
Rabbi Irwin Groner
Congregation Shaarey Zedek
Rabbi Chaskel Grubner
Congregation Dovid Ben Nuchim
Rabbi Richard C. Hertz
Temple Beth El
Rabbi Sherman Kirshner
B'nai Israel of West Bloomfield
Rabbi Leizer Levin
Beth Tefilo Emanuel Tikvah
Rabbi Dov Loketch
Congregation Beth Jacob
Mogain Avraham

Rabbi Harold S. Loss
Temple Israel
Rabbi Allan S. Meyerowitz
Congregation B'nai Moshe
Rabbi David A. Nelson
Congregation Beth Shalom
Rabbi Elliot Pachter
Adat Shalom Synagogue
Rabbi Daniel F. Polish
Temple Beth El
Rabbi Norman T. Roman
Temple Kol Ami
Rabbi Milton Rosenbaum
Temple Emanu-El
Rabbi A. Irving Schnipper
Beth Abraham Hillel Moses
Rabbi Dannell. Schwartz
Temple Shir Shalom
Rabbi Meilech Silberberg
Bais Chabad of West Bloomfield

Rabbi Arnold Sleutelberg
Congregation Shir Tikvah
Rabbi Efry Spectre
Adat Shalom Synagogue
Rabbi Lane Steinger
Temple Emanu-El
Rabbi M. Robert Syme
Temple Israel
Rabbi Richard A. Weiss
Temple Beth Jacob
Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine
Birmingham Temple
Rabbi Paul M. Yedwab
Temple Israel
Rabbi Morton F. Yolkut
Congregation B'nai David
Rabbi Shaiall Zachariash
Congregation Shomrey Emunah

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