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July 10, 1992 - Image 56

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-07-10

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and his design staff
are your consultants.

Ameoxon
trews /yen,

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BRING US YOUR IDEAS...

* WE HAVE CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY INSURANCE *
Protect Yourself & Demand Proof Before Booking Any Trip!

*

* * "MISS SAIGON" — NEW YORK *
*

*TRAVERSE CITY &
*
* INTERLOCHEN
*Aug. 7-19
$259*
* Hotel • "Anything Goes" at
*
* Interlochen • Meals • Musical*
*Review!

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* * STRATFORD FESTIVAL "ROMEO * *

*& JULIET" & "HMS PINAFORE" *
* Aug. 15, 19; Sept. 5, 13
$69*
*1 Day - 1 Play
*Aug. 28-29; Sept. 15-16 .$169*
*2 Plays - Dinner • Tour
* More dates through October *

*

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* RIVERBOAT GAMBLING, IOWA *
July-Oct. Dates . ...Fr. $169 *
2 Cruises • Hotel • Meals ...


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AMERIFLORA '92 Columbus, Ohio *
July-Oct. Dates
$140 *
2 Days Adm. Hotel, Dinner
*
Theatre. Also dates thru Oct. *

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* *"INTRIGUE" MUSICAL REVIEW * *

*Top Hat Supper Club
*Windsor — Aug. 9
* Lunch & Show

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$43 *

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SHIPSHEWANA, IND.
Aug. 25 or Oct. 6
$42
"Amish" Lunch, Flea Market

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*Toronto, Best Seats!
* Weekends thru Nov. . . . $255 *

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* Oct' 10-12, Oct. 24-26 &
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* Dates
Hotel • Show • Dinner • Tour

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* Sept. 19-26,
*Oct. 3-10, 10-17
$599*
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* • Lobster & More!

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Masonic Temple Dec.,
Jan. & Feb. Dates ...Fr. $89 *
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July 31-Aug. 4 &
Nov. 27-Dec. 1
$479
Hotels • Meals • Play • Tour
Ellis Island, St. of Liberty • More!

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Aug. 22-23
Sept. 19-20
Fr. $215
2 Plays • Hotel • 1 Max Movie
• Niagara Falls • Dinner

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. 4-11
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Sept. 13-20
$699
Hotels • Tours • Meals • Statue
of Liberty • Ellis Island

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Sept. 18-20,
Oct. 9-11, Oct. 16-18 . . .$239
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Ferry • Carriage Tour • Lunch
Grand Hotel

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need or deserve the attention of our
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Whatever your budget ... It costs no
more to do it in good taste.

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Aug. 23-Sept. 2 or
Sept. 3-15
Fr. $899
Tours • Meals • Parks • More!
Aug. 23 Parks: Yellowstone,
Grand Tetons„ Mt. Rushmore,
Badlands, Black Hills
Sept. 3 Parks: Grand Canyon,
Bryce Canyon, Zion Arches &
Canyonlands, Lake Powell,
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Temple Beth El in Chappaqua

There Is Quiet Life
Beyond NY City

RUTH ROVNER

Special to The Jewish News

A

lthough it's only an
hour from New York
City, the tranquil
town of Chappaqua in West-
chester County seems a world
away. It's a town of wide, win-
ding country roads, tall,
dense trees that shelter
spacious estates and fragrant
country air.
No wonder show business
stars and celebrities such as
producer Billy Rose have
chosen to live here. The town's
most prominent resident was
Horace Greeley, who com-
muted to New York City to
publish the Tribune. A high
school, a street, even a taxi
company in town are all nam-
ed for him.
It's on land originally own-
ed by Horace Greeley that
Chappaqua's distinctive syna-
gogue, Temple Beth El, now
stands. This is a synagogue
unusual enough to make
Chappaqua an interesting ex-
cursion from New York City
for Jewish travelers.
Set in the woods and stan-
ding out dramatically from
the stone mansions nearby,
Temple Beth El is simple,
even stark, in design.
Constructed of concrete and
wood, it is the only synagogue
ever designed by the architect
Louis Kahn. He designed it in
the style of the 17th-century
wooden synagogues of Poland.
So unusual is its design —
a hexagonal building with a
tower above it — that it
regularly attracts architec-
ture students, who come to
look at it from every angle
and often sketch it, too.
Mr. Kahn was contacted by
members of Beth El back in
the early 1970s when they
decided to build their own
synagogue. "We needed a
larger synagogue, so our rab-

bi contacted Louis Kahn, and
then a delegation went to
Philadelpia to talk to him,"
explains Lissa Weseley, a
member of Beth El for 21
years.
Standing in the foyer, she
points out the large photo-
graph of a Polish wooden
synagogue that was Mr.
Kahn's inspiration for Temple
Beth El.
It took several years until
the designs were finalized
and the construction was
completed. The new syna-
gogue, set on six acres of
wooded land, was dedicated in
1972.
"Kahn's concept was that
everyone should be part of the
service and close to the
bimah," says Ms. Wesley,
leading the way into the sanc-
tuary. It is a hexagonal space,
deliberately designed that
way so that all the worship-
pers are equidistant from the
bimah.
Surrounding the sanctuary
are classrooms. During High
Holy Days, the walls of these
classrooms open up, creating
a much larger space. Instead
of a sanctuary seating 200
worshippers, it can then seat
750. But that's not the only
reason the classrooms were
built around the sanctuary,
with no separate corridor
leading to them.
"Kahn felt that the sanc-
tuary should be part of every-
day life and not apart from
it," says Ms. Weseley, explain-
ing that when youngsters
come for Hebrew classes, they
gather in the sanctuary be-
fore going into the classrooms
that directly adjoin it.
The congregants of Beth El
have added their own
creativity to the architect's
design. For example, an inlaid
carpet on the bimah is a
specifically made needlepoint
carpet which was used in the

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