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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-07-08

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BEIT KODESH

31840 W. Seven Mile, Livonia, 477
8974. Rabbi: Craig Allen; President:
Phyllis Lewkowicz; Vice President:
David Gross; Religious Chairman:
Jeff Kirsch. Services: Friday 7:30
p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.
Children's service the first Friday of
every month. Kiddush follows
Shabbat services.

BETH ACHIM

21100 West 12 Mile Rd., Southfield
352-8670. Rabbi: Martin J. Berman.
Cantor: Max Shimansky. Ritual
Director: Joseph Baras. Rabbis
Emeritus: Milton Arm and Benjamin
H. Gorrelick. Services: Friday 6
p.m., Saturday 8:45 a.m., Weekdays
7:15 a.m., 6 p.m.
Minchah 8:55 p.m., Haftorah will be
chanted by Mark Rafsky.

BETH SHALOM

14601 W. Lincoln Rd., Oak Park,
547-7970. Rabbi: David A. Nelson.
Cantor: Samuel L. Greenbaum.
Ritual Director: Rev. Samuel Semp.
Services: Friday 6 p.m., Saturday 9
a.m., Sunday 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.,
Weekdays 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Baby naming of Laura Marin NG,
daughter of Rosa Lynne Schindler
and Richard Yut NG.

BETH TEPHILATH MOSES

146 South Ave., Mt. Clemens, 465-
0641. Services weekdays 7:15 a.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. with kiddush fol-
lowing. Sunday 8 a.m. with breakfast
following. Hebrew and Sunday
school 9 a.m. to noon.

Emeritus, Cantor, Gail P. Hirschenfang,
Friday 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. Torah
Study 9:30 a.m.

Dr. Hertz will speak on "Cities of
Refuge for Blood Revenge."

BETH ISAAC

2730 Edsel Dr., Trenton, 675-0355.
Student Rabbi Robert Morais will
lead services once a month Friday
7:30 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.
Congregational service leaders will
serve at all other Friday services.

TEMPLE EMANU EL

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field, 661-0040. Rabbi Norman T.
Roman; Rabbi Emeritus: Ernst J.
Conrad. Services: Friday at 8 p.m.
Saturday 9:15 a.m. Chevrat Torah;
11 a.m. Shabbat worship.
Friday: Rabbi Rick Steinberg will
speak.

TEMPLE SHIR SHALOM

5642 Maple, West Bloomfield, 737-
8700. Rabbi: Dannel I. Schwartz.
Cantor: Samuel Dov Berman.
Services: Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday
9:45 a.m. Rabbi's Tish, 11 a.m. ser-
vice.

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14450 W. Ten Mile Rd., Oak Park,
967-4020. Rabbis: Lane B. Steinger,
Amy B. Brodsky. Rabbi Emeritus: Dr.
Milton Rosenbaum. Cantor: Norman
Rose. Services: Friday 8 p.m.,
Weekdays 5:30 p.m. Monday thru
Thursday Minyan.
Summer services will be held in the
Theodore Birnkrant Garden, weather
permitting.

CONGREGATION
SHIR TIKVAH

TEMPLE ISRAEL

THE BIRMINGHAM TEMPLE

5725 Walnut Lake Rd., West
Bloomfield, 661-5700. Rabbis: M.
Robert Syme, Harold S. Loss, Paul
M. Yedwab, Joshua Bennett. Cantor:
Harold Orbach. Services: Friday 8
p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. (Rebbe's
Tish 9:30 a.m.), Weekdays 7:30
a.m., Sunday 9 a.m.

Friday: Rabbi Bennett will deliver
the sermon. Saturday: Rabbi Syme
will deliver the sermon.

TEMPLE KOL AMI

5085 WalnutLake Rd., West Bloom-

3633 W. Big Beaver, Troy, 643-
6520. Rabbi: Arnie Sleutelberg.
Services: Saturday 10: a.m.
Rebbe's Tish Friday at Rabbi
Arnie's; call for directions.

HUMANISTIC:

28611 West 12 Mile Rd., Farmington
Hills, 477-1410. Rabbi: Sherwin T.
Wine. Services: Friday 8 p.m.

18-MONTH TERM

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RECONSTRUCTIONIST:

CONGREGATION T'CHIYAH

1035 St. Antoine at Monroe, Detroit,
646-9444. President: Harold Gure-
witz. Services: Saturday 10 a.m. Bar
Mitzvah of Reuben Goodman, son of
David Goodman. Services conduct-
ed by the Goodman family.

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B'NAI MOSHE

6800 Drake Road, West Bloomfield,
788-0600. Rabbi: Elliot Pachter.
Hazzan: Louis Klein. Sexton: Shalom
Ralph. Torah Reader: Abram
Rabinovitz. Services: Friday 6 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m., 6 p.m. Daily 7 a.m.,
Sunday 8:30 a.m. No evening ser-
vices other than those listed until fur-
ther notice.
Daniel Weiner will chant the
Haftorah. Kiddush will follow
Shabbat Services. Shabbat Minchah
at 8:30 p,.m. followed by Se'udah
Shlishit and Rabbi's Mishnah Class,
Ma'ariv and Havdalah.

DOWNTOWN SYNAGOGUE

1457 Griswold, Detroit, 961-9328.
Rabbi: Noah Gamze. Cantor: Israel
ldelsohn. Services: Monday-Friday
5:15 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.

SHAAREY ZEDEK

27375 Bell Rd., Southfield, 357-
5544. Rabbis: Irwin Groner, William
Gershon, Cantors: Chaim Najman,
Sidney Rube. Services: Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday 7:45 a.m.; Mon-
day and Thursday 7:30 a.m.; Daily
and Friday 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.,
8:45 p.m.; Sunday 8:30 a.m.
Saturday evening services will be fol-
lowed by Se'udah Shlishit.

SHAAREY ZEDEK
B'NAI ISRAEL CENTER

4200 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloom-
field, 681-5353. Rabbi: Leonardo
Bitran. Services: Saturday and
Sunday 9 a.m.; Monday and
Thursday 7 a.m.; Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday 7:15 a.m.
Please join our congregational family
for kiddush/luch following Shabbat
services.

REFORM:

TEMPLE BETH EL

7400 Telegraph Rd., Birmingham,
851-1100; TDD 851-7686. Rabbis:
Daniel Polish, Richard C. Hertz, Rabbi

Member

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RABBI CRAIG ALLEN SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH NEWS

he connection between the
weekly parsha and life's sit-
uations is a source of con-
tinual intrigue. This week's
parsha, Matot-Mass'ei, speaks of
"stages." As a rabbi, I am re-
peatedly challenged by congre-
gants who tell me the following,
"Rabbi, I ceased regular syna-
gogue attendance because I did
not know the meaning of the He-
brew prayers." I often wish I
could inject such people with a
'60s mentality, colored with a
Kabbalistic spin. Such a direction
would, at the very least, draw po-
tentially invaluable distinction
between two very different ac-
tivities: meditation vs. prayer.
When I was at the seminary,
it very quickly became evident
that of all the assorted Jewish rit-
uals, prayer was easily the most
problematic. Indeed, the difficul-
ty in getting morning minyans
was astounding. It is only with
the passage of time that I believe
I have deduced a source of the
problem.

T

Craig Allen is rabbi of

Congregation Beit Kodesh.

Our rabbis tell us that there is
often much in a word. The He-
brew word for prayer, palal, im-
plies an act of self-examination.
Moreover, the English word,
prayer, historically connotes an
act of begging. Both of these
meanings, especially the English
by which we are unavoidably in-
fluenced, constitute a clear and
present stumbling block to any
successful act of worship. The
problem is this: Both meanings
imply a degree of worthiness
which must either precede or ac-
company the act. Indeed the
strong non-Jewish component to
our culture has at least sub-con-
sciously convinced even us that
there is no distinction between
attitude and behavior. We need
only remember Jimmy Carter's
famous statement about lusting
in his heart.
Interesting, prayer is a late-
comer to Judaism. In fact, recent
scholarship, much by the late
Areyeh "Caplan, suggests that the
primary activity prior to the di-
aspora was one of hagah or me-

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