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March 29, 1974 Volume XLI Number 14 6 Nisan, 5734 CAPACITY SHABBATON ANTICIPATED FOR THIS WEEKEND We are proud to announce that we were forced to close reservations for the Shabbaton to be held this Friday night, March 29 and Shabbat morning, March 30. The project is being chaired by Harvey Z. Arfa, with Michael Barany as Chairman of Arrangements and Dr. Mortimer J. Blumenthal, Chair¬ man of Programs. Naturally, even those who do not have reservations are invited to par¬ ticipate in the regular services on Fri¬ day night at 6 o'clock and on Shabbat morning, at 9 o'clock. Those who would like to join in the lecture and discussion groups that will follow the Friday night dinner and the Shabbat luncheon are cordially invited to do so. Seudah Shlishit and Halakhic Discourse this Saturday On Shabbat afternoon at 6:30, Mincha services will be held, followed by a Seudah Shlishit sponsored by the Men's Club of the congregation. At that Seudah, Rabbi Haskel Lookstein will deliver the Halakhic Discourse that is normally given on Shabbat Hagadol. He will analyze the legal in¬ tricacies of a Passover eve which falls on the Shabbat. At the same time, both of our rabbis will entertain all questions regarding preparing for Passover and observing the festival in the proper manner. The entire congregation is invited to participate in the Seudah and the lecture which will follow. Youth Groups Schedule Change For K. J. Adult Shabbaton The regularly scheduled Shabbat afternoon youth groups will meet from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. on March 30, instead of its usual later meeting time. All children (Nursery through 8th grade), whether or not they are attend¬ ing the Shabbaton, are invited. SCHEDULE OF SERVICES FRIDAY, March 29 Evening 6:00 SATURDAY Morning 9:00 Junior Congregation - 10:00 Pre-School Service 11:00 Weekly Portion: Vayikra Haftorah: Isaiah 43 Evening 6:30 Conclusion of Sabbath 7:54 WEEKDAY SERVICES Morning 7:30 Sunday Morning 8:30 Father and Son Minyan 9:30 Evening - 6:00 Thursday, April 4 Special Service for the First-Born 7:30 FRIDAY, April 5 Evening 6:00 SATURDAY, April 6 Shabbat Hagadol, Passover Eve Morning 7:30 Weekly Portion: Tzav Haftorah: Malachi 3 Evening 7:20 Candle Lighting after 8:02 SUNDAY, Passover I Morning 9:00 Sermon by Rabbi Joseph H. Lookstein Evening 7:20 MONDAY, Passover II Morning 9:00 Sermon by Rabbi Haskel Lookstein Evening 7:20 SERVICES DURING THE WEEK OF CHOL HAMOED Morning 7:30 Evening - 6:00 FRIDAY, April 12 Evening - 6:00 SATURDAY, Passover Vil Morning 9:00 Reading of The Song of Songs Evening 7:20 Conclusion of Sabbath 8:10 SUNDAY, PASSOVER VIII Morning 9:00 Memorial Services Evening 7:30

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  • March 29, 1974 Volume XLI Number 14 6 Nisan, 5734


    We are proud to announce that wewere forced to close reservations forthe Shabbaton to be held this Fridaynight, March 29 and Shabbat morning,March 30. The project is being chairedby Harvey Z. Arfa, with MichaelBarany as Chairman of Arrangementsand Dr. Mortimer J. Blumenthal, Chair¬man of Programs.Naturally, even those who do not

    have reservations are invited to par¬ticipate in the regular services on Fri¬day night at 6 o'clock and on Shabbatmorning, at 9 o'clock. Those whowould like to join in the lecture anddiscussion groups that will follow theFriday night dinner and the Shabbatluncheon are cordially invited to do so.Seudah Shlishit and HalakhicDiscourse this SaturdayOn Shabbat afternoon at 6:30,

    Mincha services will be held, followedby a Seudah Shlishit sponsored by theMen's Club of the congregation. Atthat Seudah, Rabbi Haskel Looksteinwill deliver the Halakhic Discoursethat is normally given on ShabbatHagadol. He will analyze the legal in¬tricacies of a Passover eve which fallson the Shabbat. At the same time,both of our rabbis will entertain allquestions regarding preparing forPassover and observing the festival inthe proper manner.

    The entire congregation is invitedto participate in the Seudah and thelecture which will follow.

    Youth Groups Schedule ChangeFor K. J. Adult Shabbaton

    The regularly scheduled Shabbatafternoon youth groups will meet from2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. on March 30,instead of its usual later meeting time.All children (Nursery through 8thgrade), whether or not they are attend¬ing the Shabbaton, are invited.


    Evening 6:00SATURDAY

    Morning 9:00Junior Congregation - 10:00Pre-School Service 11:00

    Weekly Portion: VayikraHaftorah: Isaiah 43

    Evening 6:30Conclusion of Sabbath 7:54


    Morning 7:30Sunday Morning 8:30Father and Son Minyan 9:30Evening - 6:00Thursday, April 4 — Special Service for the First-Born 7:30

    FRIDAY, April 5Evening 6:00

    SATURDAY, April 6 — Shabbat Hagadol, Passover EveMorning 7:30

    Weekly Portion: TzavHaftorah: Malachi 3

    Evening 7:20Candle Lighting after 8:02

    SUNDAY, Passover IMorning 9:00

    Sermon by Rabbi Joseph H. LooksteinEvening 7:20

    MONDAY, Passover IIMorning 9:00

    Sermon by Rabbi Haskel LooksteinEvening 7:20


    FRIDAY, April 12Evening - 6:00

    SATURDAY, Passover VilMorning 9:00

    Reading of The Song of SongsEvening 7:20Conclusion of Sabbath 8:10


    Memorial Services

    Evening 7:30



    Many happy returns of the day toMrs. Jacob J. Avner, Milton Berkowitz,Mrs. Albert H. Bernstein, Leon Daniel,Mrs. William Fuirst, Harold Goldman,Joseph Grossman, Mrs. Israel Jacobs,Benjamin Kaufman, Dr. Emory Klein,Mrs. Saul Linzer, Aaron H. Onish, Reu¬ben N. Popkin, Gabriel J. Robbins, Dr.John J. Rothschild, Mrs. Stephen Sar-noff, Mrs. Charles Scheidt, Mrs.Jacques Schwalbe and Mrs. DavidWarshavsky.Anniversaries-Warmest greetings to Mr. and Mrs.

    William Fuirst, Mr. and Mrs. AbrahamLeisner, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Low, Mr.and Mrs. Abe Newborn, Dr. and Mrs.Merritt Roher and Mr. and Mrs.George Weiss.Wedding—

    Mazel Tov to Mr. and Mrs. JosephRoth on the marriage of their grand¬son Martin Farber, son of Mr. and Mrs.Richard Farber of Manhasset, N.Y., tothe former Susan Miness, daughter ofIrving Miness of Old Westbury, NewYork. May the young couple enjoyhappiness and good fortune.Births—

    Mazel Tov and all good wishes toMr. and Mrs. Bernard D. Fischman onthe birth of a grandson. We congratu¬late the entire family on this happyand blessed event.

    Engagement—Mazel tov to Mr. and Mrs. Adrian

    Skydell upon the engagement of theirson Bernard to Sandra Schwartzberg,daughter of Mrs. Herbert Schwartz¬berg and the late Mr. Schwartzbergof Oceanside, Long Island. Congratu¬lations also to our member FrederickSchwartzberg, the brother of the pro¬spective bride, and to Mrs. Etta Hersh-owitz the proud grandmother of thegroom.

    Academic Advancement-Congratulations to Marian Newborn,

    daughter of our members Mr. andMrs. Abe Newborn, upon her appoint¬ment to a teaching position at HunterCollege in Computer Science. Marianis currently completing her Masterswork at N.Y.U. in the same field.Condolence—

    We extend our sincere condolencesto Mr. Nathan Fink and Mrs. JennieShapiro upon the passing of their be¬loved brother, David Fink, in Jeru¬salem.

    Similar expressions to our formermember, Dr. Theodore R. Fink, uponthe passing of bis father. May thefamily be comforted among all of uswho mourn for Zion and Jerusalem.

    $6,500 RECEIVED THUS FAR FOR PASSOVER RELIEFWe are extremely happy and proud to record the names of the generous

    members of the community who have contributed thus far to our Passover ReliefAppeal (as of March 21).

    The pledges collected will be allocated for a package effort to Soviet Jewsand to the Joint Passover Association for help to needy individuals in the com¬munity. The remainder will serve to support institutions here and in Israel aswell as individuals who do not come to the attention of public charities.

    The list following is current but the appeal is still on. A further list of donorswill appear in the next issue of the Bulletin.

    Gertrude K. Abeloff Maurice DePicciotto

    Floyd Abrams Joshua DeutschEdward Adams Lefay DribbenJonas AdlerJoseph Adler Florence EdelmanMarcel Akselrod Co. Joseph H. EinhornAlberts, Gordon, Steel and Persampire Samuel M. EisenstatEugene Alpert Herman ElkonMichael Altman Dr. Milton Engel

    Irving Angel Isidore EpsteinHarvey Arfa Harry EtraRoss Aronson Mrs. Louis Etra

    Dr. Richard Ascher Marshall EtraMax Etra

    Alfred R. Bachrach Max J. Etra

    Max Backer Rose Etra

    Michael M. BaranyBenjamin Bartel Rose FeldmanFrederick H. Baumgarten Lillian Felshin

    Harry W. Baumgarten Harvey J. FieldsVan S. Benario Burton M. Fine

    Muriel M. Bermar Nathan Fink

    Gladys Bernard William B. FischbergDr. Louis Berk Bernard D. Fischman

    Albert H. Bernstein Jacob Freezer

    David Bernstein Max Frend

    Maks Birnbach Florence E. Freundlich

    Gertrude Block Eleanor Friedman

    Dr. Morris Block Sidney FriedmanSidney BlockDr. Mortimer J. Blumenthal Morris S. Bailer

    George Bookbinder Dr. Harold GelfandArthur Bovarnick Edward C. GinsburgMark Lewis Brecker Dr. Isadore Givner

    Leo Breindel Dr. Harry GoldinHelen G. Brody Estelle GoldmanA. Milton Brown A. Phillip GoldsmithBenjamin Brown Nathan GoldsmithBernard Brownstein Dr. Eli Goldstein

    Dr. Lawrence Bryskin Meir GoldsteinHyman Bucher Gladyse G. GoodmanMrs. Sam Bucher Jerry GoodmanFannie Buchman Abel Gottheimer

    Gary F. Bulmash Harry GreenEsther Greenberg

    Rose Cantor Stephen GreenwaldCharles Censor Dr. Irwin Gribetz

    Mrs. Julius Charnow Lola Gross

    Randolph Chester Meyer A. GrossCharles Chrein Steven Gross

    James Clark Joseph GrossmanDr. Charles I. Cohen George E. Gruen

    Estelle Gura

    Cantor Abraham DavisMrs. B. Davis Murray HauserHelen F. Dayton Walter N. HauserMrs. Martin E. De Graaff (Continued on P



    In this special Passover supplement, we present facts and suggestions concerning Passover preparations for this year.In addition to the necessary background information and the rules and regulations concerning Passover, we have includedspecial instructions with regard to the unique experience this year of Passover eve when it occurs on the Sabbath. This coin¬cidence presents several complications and many unique experiences. If you will follow the instructions in this supplement,you will find that the procedures are relatively simple. At the same time, this unique experience will make us even moreself-conscious about preparing for what is perhaps the most interesting holiday on the Jewish calendar.

    In preparing this supplement, we have of course made use of the traditional sources of Jewish law. In addition, wehave drawn some of the ideas and suggestions from a compendium on Passover prepared by Rabbi Jacob Hoenig, a younggraduate of Yeshiva University. We are indebted to him for his excellent research.I. What and Why is Chametz?When the Israelites emerged from

    Egyptian slavery they left in greathaste. Consequently, they could notbake their bread in the usual manner.There was not sufficient time for thedough to rise and for the bread tobecome leavened. The product of sucha leavening process is called chametz.It consists of grain (or flour) mixed withwater and allowed to stand for morethan a brief period without beingbaked completely.

    In order to relive the experience ofour ancestors we avoid chametzthroughout the entire Passover festival.We neither eat it nor own it duringthe holiday. We try to use up whateverproducts we have before the festival.What we cannot use we store away inone place and sell it to a non-Jewthrough the Rabbi of the synagogue(a form for this purpose is found onpage 8 of this Bulletin).

    Before the festival we conduct a

    symbolic search of the house (B'dikatChametz) to ensure that all chametzhas been removed from our premises.On the morrow following the searchwe symbolically burn what we havefound (Bi'ur Chametz).

    During the eight days of the festivalwe use only products that are free ofchametz and we eat matzoh (unleaven¬ed bread) in order to experience thehaste of our forefathers when theywent forth from slavery to freedom.

    II. Preparing the Home for PassoverIn addition to not using chametz

    products during the festival, we alsoavoid the use of dishes and utensilswhich have been used with chametzall year round. For that reason it isnecessary to have two additional setsof dishes for Passover use. These arestored away in a closet throughout theyear and brought out for use only onPassover. At the same time, the yearround dishes and utensils are storedaway, out of sight, during the Passoverfestival.

    There are certain types of utensilsthat can be ritually cleaned — orkashered — for Passover use. Theseare discussed below.

    1. Silver and metal utensilsSilverware, small pots and metal

    utensils with no wooden handlesmay be kashered for Passover use.They must first be cleansed thor¬oughly and then allowed to standunused for at least twenty-four

    hours. They are then completelyimmersed in a kettle or vat of boil¬ing water.

    Larger pots and kettles may bekashered by first cleansing them asabove and then filling them withwater to the very top, allowing thewater to boil and then placing ahot iron or stone inside the pot sothat the boiling water runs overdown the sides of the pot.

    We might add that china, pottery,utensils that have different parts

    glued together and items that can¬not be cleansed thoroughly (suchas a sieve) cannot be kashered forPassover use.

    2. Glassware

    Glasses or glass plates whichhave not been used for hot liquidsor solids during the year may bekashered for Passover by immersingthem in cold water for a period ofthree days prior to Passover. Thewater need not be changed duringthat three day period.

    May we stress that glass utensils(such as Pyrex) which are used withheat must be treated as china andcannot be kashered The best pro-

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    cedure for glassware is to haveseparate glassware for Passoveruse.

    3. The Stove and Oven

    Every part of the oven and stovemust be thoroughly cleaned with achemical cleanser and then allowed

    to stand for twenty-four hours ormore without being used. The toprange and the oven must then beheated at the highest setting andallowed to stand for a period ofabout two hours at that setting.

    In addition, during Passover, aspecial metal sheet is placed overthe top of the range to prevent con¬tact with the Passover utensils.


    Tuesday Evening, April 2 at 7:30In order to help all those who would

    like to kasher utensils for Passover,

    the congregation will sponsor aKasher-ln on Tuesday evening, April2, at 7:30, in the Caterer's Kitchen.Members of the community are in¬vited to bring their utensils to thesynagogue where we will help themkasher properly.

    Both of our Rabbis will be more

    than happy to answer any furtherquestions which you may have aboutmaking your home kosher for Pass¬over. Please feel free to call upon themfor any kind of inquiry.

    III. Passover Foods

    Most foods that are used on Pass¬

    over require rabbinic supervision. Thisis especially true of all processedfoods. It is important to realize thata label indicating that the product is"Kosher for Passover" does not assure

    us of the adequacy of the supervision.Wherever possible, congregants shoulduse OU products which have a specialPassover supervision. If not, it is im¬portant to check on the reliability of

    Preparing for Passover (Cont'd)

    the particular Rabbi who is giving theendorsement. Please feel free to ask

    our Rabbis in the event of any doubton this matter.

    1. Grain productsAll grain products require strict

    rabbinic supervision for Passover use.

    2. Milk and dairy productsThese, too, require supervision. Milk,

    however, may be .purchased beforePassover without supervision. If onehas to purchase it during the festival,however, it requires supervision.Powdered milk, such as Alba, may beused on Passover without a rabbinic


    3. Fresh fruits and vegetablesAll of these may be used (except

    for legumes — peas, beans, rice andcorn which are all treated like

    cahmetz). If these fruits and vege¬tables are sold in a general grocerystore, they should be washed verycarefully before feeing used on Pass¬over.

    4. Dried fruits

    These should carry a Passover en¬dorsement.

    5. Frozen fruits and vegetables.With the exception of the legumes

    that were mentioned above, frozenfruits and vegetables if they are notmixed with anything else, should beusable for Passover without a rabbinic

    endorsement. Pure orange juice maybe purchased before Passover withouta rabbinic endorsement.

    6. Cosmetics

    All cosmetics can be used for Pass¬

    over inasmuch as they are not foods.This includes toothpaste.

    7. Baby Foods.If you have a baby who must be

    fed formula or baby food which con¬

    tains chametz, the baby's utensils andfoods should be kept absolutelyseparate from everything else in thehouse. It should also be understood

    that when you are selling the chametzyou are selling this food also and thayou will make up to the buyer whatever has been used during the course,of the festival.

    8. Coffee.

    Coffee may be purchased before:Passover and need not carry a rabbinic:endorsement.

    9. All other foods.

    Those processed foods not mentioned in this listing require special supervision for Passover use.

    10. Chametz after Passover.

    According to Jewish law, chametzwhich was owned by a Jew during theholiday may never again be used b^any other Jew. Therefore, after theholiday is over, one should make sureto buy Chametz products from a Jewwho has sold his chametz and not from

    a Jewish establishment which mighthave had the particular chametz pro¬duct on the shelf during Passover. Inorder to avoid confusion, it is best topurchase such products from non-Jew¬ish storekeepers until such time as thePassover stock has been completelyused up and replenished with newfoods.

    OU DirectoryThere is a special Directory pub¬

    lished by the Union of Orthodox Jew¬ish Congregations of America whichcontains a complete listing of theirKosher for Passover products. Wehave mailed that directory to all mem¬bers of the congregation. Non-mem¬bers who would like to obtain a copy

    may come to the Synagogue Officeand we will be happy to provide themwith it.



    Introductory Note.The occurrence of the 14th day of

    Nisan, Passover eve, on a Sabbath,has significance in Jewish history. Therise of Hi I lei to the leadership of thegreat Sanhedrin was a result of hisdecision on the mode of conduct to befollowed by the ancient Judeans ona Sabbath Passover eve in the year 30B.C.E. (100 years before the destruc¬tion of the second Temple). His leader¬ship brought about his special mentionin the Haggadah in connection withthe Seder sandwich (Korech).

    The general principle to be kept inmind on a Passover eve that falls onthe Sabbath is to maintain the dignityof the Sabbath while at the same timepreparing adequately for the Passoverfestival. This requires some rearrang¬ing of the traditional observance on aPassover eve.

    The most recent occurrence of Pass¬over eve on a Sabbath was on April1, 1954 (5710). The present occasionwill be April 6. The next times in thiscentury will be April 2, 1977, April18, 1981 and March 26, 1994.I. The fast of the first born.

    On Passover eve, the first born inevery family (according to someauthorities, female first born also) arerequired to fast in order to thank Godfor the fact that the Jewish first bornwere spared in the tenth plague inEgypt. In order to make it easier forthe first born on a normal Passovereve, most congregations conduct aspecial service in the morning at whicha Tractate of the Talmud is completedand all present are invited to partici¬pate in a Seudat Mitzvah (a mitzvahmeal). This immediately absolves thefirst born from the obligation to fast.Because of the fact that Passover eveis on a Sabbath and a fast cannot bearranged for a Sabbath, the traditionalservice for the first born will be heldthis year on Thursday morning at 7:30in the Chapel of the synagogue.II. The Search for Chametz.

    The search for chametz this year isperformed on Thursday evening in theusual manner in which it is conducted

    every year. The head of the householdtakes a candle, a feather and a woodenspoon and makes a search of thehome, picking up the pieces of cham¬etz which have been laid out for himby other members of the househoid.The reason for laying out the piecesof chametz is to make sure that thesearch is not in vain and the blessingthat is recited before the search shallnot have been uttered needlessly. Atthe conclusion of the search, theformula of nullification contained inthe Haggadah (Kol Chamira) shouldbe recited.

    III. Burning of Chametz.The burning of chametz is per¬

    formed on Friday morning before11:30 (one hour later than usual be¬cause we are on Daylight SavingsTime). Those who would like to burnthe chametz but who do not havefacilities for it, may bring their chametzto the synagogue where we will havesuch facilities available. The normalrecitation of the second formula fornullification (Kol Chamira) is not madeat this ceremony. That statement willbe made on Saturday morning afterthe conclusion of the early Sabbathmeal.

    IV. Sale of Chametz.All chametz must be sold by 11:30

    on Friday morning. It is requested thatthose who will make their sale throughour synagogue should be certain thatthe form is sent to the Rabbis byThursday, April 4, so that we will becertain to have all the forms in time.Those who would like to arrange forthe sale of their chametz personally,may do so by coming to the synagogueany time during the next few days anduntil Friday morning, April 5, before9:00 A.M.

    V. Cleaning of the Home and Kitchen.By Friday afternoon, the house

    should be thoroughly cleaned forPassover. All kashering should be corn-pelted. All chametz utensils should bestored away. The house should be soarranged as if Passover were begin¬ning on Friday evening instead of Sat¬urday evening.

    VI. Preparation for the Seder.Since we cannot cook or prepare

    anything on the Sabbath for the Pass¬over holiday or the Seder, those foodsthat are specifically required for theSeder should be prepared on Fridayafternoon once the home is completelyready for Passover. The foods thatshould be so prepared are the roastedegg, the roasted shank bone (Z'ro'a)the charoset and the salt water. Themaror can be left for Saturday night.We would suggest that Romaine let¬tuce be used as maror this year.

    VII. Conduct for the Friday Night MealThe entire meal should be served on

    Passover dishes and made in Passoverutensils. Matzoh, however, may notbe eaten on Friday or on Saturday.

    It is, of course, necessary to makea motzi over something at each Sab¬bath meal. The following procedure,therefore, should be followed.Two little rolls should be put aside

    in a plastic bag on a small table orshelf. The family should wash, makea motzi and eat the two rolls, dispos¬ing of whatever crumbs are left in thewastebasket. Then they sit down atthe table and eat their meal (preparedaccording to Passover regulations).VIII. Sfi3bbat Morning, April 6.

    Our Synagogue Service on Satur¬day morning, April 6, will begin at7:30 and end at approximately 9:30.This will enable everyone to returnhome and to have the second Sabbathmeal as a brunch, completing the eat¬ing of the meal by 10:30 in the morn¬ing, after which it is not permitted toeat any chametz.

    The Sabbath Meal.

    The Sabbath morning meal, whichwill be a brunch, should be conductedin exactly the same way as the Fridaynight meal was conducted. Kiddush isrecited and then a motzi is made overtwo little rolls, carefully stored awayand in a plastic bag and eaten in aseparate place. The crumbs should bedisposed of in the wastebasket andthe Passover meal should then be com¬

    pleted at the table. Preferably the meal(Continued on Page 6)


    Special Observances (Cont'd)should be concluded by about 10:30.After that time no chametz may beeaten. Following the Birkat Hamazon,the second formula of nullification (KolChamira) which is found in your Hag-gadah, should be pronounced.IX. The Third Sabbath Meal

    The Seudah Shlishit is eaten aftermidday. It should be observed withoutthe eating of any matzoh and, ofcourse, without any chametz. It is rec¬ommended that the meal consist offruit, vegetables, meat or fish. Themeal should be completed by 4o'clock.

    May we repeat for emphasis: Mat¬zoh is not eaten on Passover eve atany time. The reason for this is so thatwhen we come to the Seder table wewill anticipate the eating of matzohwith joy and enthusiasm as a new andspecial food.X. The Preparations for the Seder.

    It must be stressed that the Shabbatis the holiest day on the Jewish calen¬dar. It should not ,be profaned evenby using it to prepare for as importanta day as Passover. Therefore, no prep¬arations for the Seder — getting thefoods ready, setting the table, etc. —should be carried on during the Sab¬bath day. Preparations may not beginuntil the Shabbat ends. Unfortunately,due to daylight savings time, the con¬clusion of the Sabbath is at a relative¬ly late hour: 8:03.

    The same rule, by the way, holdstrue for the second night of Passover.It is not permissable to prepare thetable or anything else on the first dayof Passover for the second. One hasto wait until 8:04 in order to beginthe preparations and make the ar¬rangements for the second Seder. Weregret the inconvenience, but if weare to have the sanctity of the Sab¬bath and the first day of Passover,then we must adhere to these regula¬tions.

    * * *

    "Therefore it is our happy duty topraise ... to thank, to glorify and toextol Him who wrought all these won¬ders for our fathers and for us. Hebrought us forth from bondage to free¬dom, from slavery to redemption,from sorrow to joy, from mourning tofestivity, and from darkness to greatlight. . .May the Lord our God and God of

    our fathers, lead us to the observanceof further festivals and holidays, rejoic¬ing in the upbuilding of Zion, His city,and happy in His service . . .Next year in Jerusalem rebuilt!"

    At the Seder table one should have four matzot, the threetraditional ones and an additional Matzah, which will not be eatenand which symbolizes the plight of our brethren in the Soviet Union,many of whom are unable to obtain Matzah for Passover.

    Just prior to the reciting of the four questions, the reader ofthe Seder should lift this extra Matzah and read the followingproclamation:


    This matzah, which we set aside as a symbol of hope for theJews of the Soviet Union, reminds us of the indestructible links thatexist between us.

    As we observe this festival of freedom, we recall that SovietJews are not free to leave without harassment; to learn of theirpast; to pass on their religious traditions; to learn the langauge oftheir fathers; to train teachers and rabbis of future generations.

    We remember the scores who sought to live as Jews andstruggle to leave for Israel — the land of our fathers — but nowlanguish in Soviet labor camps. Their struggle against theiroppressors goes on. They will not be forgotten.

    We will stand with them in their struggle until the light offreedom and redemption shines forth.

    (Put this page aside for use at your Seder)


    Passover Relief (Cont'd)

    Rabbi John R. Hellman Florence Levin E. Magnus Oppenheim Elgin ShulskyOtto Helprin Irving Levine Dr. Norman Orentreich Norman A. ShutmanPaula Herbst Max Levitan Louis Orwasher Leon SigallEtta N. Herskowitz Asher Levitsky Dr. Michael W. SigallAbraham I. Holzer Bernice Levitt Ralph Perlberger Abraham SilverEdward A. Horowitz Dr. Max Levy Benjamin Perlman Mrs. David Silverberg

    Joseph Hostyk Ella Lewis Greta Pik Samuel SilversteinDr. Robert Hyman Benjamin Lichtman Isidore Platkin Samuel Singer

    Mrs. Jack Lieberman Bernard Podell Ruth SkydellVera Icikovic Dr. Philip A. Lief Steven Pomex Herman Smilow

    Gertrude Linzer Reuben Popkin Myron SokolikGeorge Jacobs David L. KipolF Hon. George Postel Stefan Somogyi

    Philiip Jadek Joseph Litwins Elaine Press Norma R. SpiegelI. Saul Jarcho Rabbi Joseph H. Lookstein Mortimer Propp Jacob Starman

    Rabbi Haskel Lookstein Seymour Propp Elizabeth S. Stone

    Dr. Bernard Kabakow Joseph Lorch Dr. Samuel StrombergAlfred Kahn Edward Low Bertha F. Rafsky Paul Sub

    Dr. Nathan Kalischer Herbert Lukashok Azaria Rapaport Dr. Hillel Swiller

    Mrs. Morton Kamerman Milton Lukashok E. Franklin Robbins

    Irving' E. Kanner Mrs. Samuel Lukashok Irwin B. Robins H. Talkin

    Mrs. Ira Kaplan Martin RochlinDr. Alfred Tanz

    Morton Kassover Mrs. Manfred M. Magnus Noah E. Rockowitz Miriam and Sadie E. Trachman

    Morris Katz Dr. William Major J. Leonard Romm Oscar Trencher

    Ralph Kayden Benjamin Mandelker E. David RosenDr. Meyer Texon

    Lloyd S. Kaye Philip Mandelker Saul L. RosenbluthLouis B. Keiser Ronne Mandelker Mrs. Joseph Roth Dr. Benjamin VanderhoekMrs. Lucien Kelin Mordie Mann Charlotte Rothenfeld

    Abraham R. Kirshon Mrs. Abraham L. Marcus Jack Rothenstein Malvina Wachter

    Dr. Emory Klein Samuel A. Marcus Mrs. Jacob Rudd Marco Wachter

    Martin Klein Henrik Markovits Nathan Wachtel

    Sarah S. Klein Martin Markson Elaine Sacks Mrs. Robert Wallach

    Lawrence A. Kobrin Dr. Aron Matison Max Sadinoff Raymond WardRichard E. Kobrin Isaac Meilich Ruth Salit Anna WarshavskyRosalind Kohn Thomas S. Meltzer Nathan Salzman Dr. Ernest B. Weiner

    Esther Kolatch Ben Meyers Dr. Irving A. Sarot Mrs. Arnold Weiss

    Beatrice Kolb BelleMiller Jules Sax George Weis

    Charlotte Kraus Benjamin Miller Sidney Scheinberg Hyman WeissAllen Krulwich Deborah Miller David Scheinfeld

    Irene Weiss

    Israel Kurz SarahMiller Adolph Schenker M. Widlanski

    Irvin Krulwich Sol A. Miller Adolph Schimel Kalman S. Winkler

    Ruth Kurzweil Mrs. Morris Morgenstern Frederick J. SchwarzbergBertha Witkin

    Norman D. Mossesson Shlomo Segall Dr. David H. Woldenberg

    Dr. Majer Landau Joseph Moss Miriam SeilerDr. Felix Wroblewski

    Leonard A. Lauder Herbert SeltzerMorris Wyshogrod

    William Lebowitz Morton Neustadter Dr. Nathaniel Shaefer

    Jack Lefkowitz Abe Newborn Irwin Shapiro Louis Zucker

    Lewis Lehr Dr. Solomon Novogrodsky Romie Shapiro Dr. Frederick P. Zuckerman

    Helen Leibner Ruth L. Sheldon Mrs. Samuel Zuckerman

    Sam Lerner Aaron H. Onish Noam Shudofsky

    Four Words

    "... I keep with me in the tank'Shaarei T'shuva,' and in the secondchapter I read: 'And God saw every¬thing that He had made and beholdit was very good — this is death. Deathcan be instrumental in bringing thehearts to the reverence of God and tothe realization of the triviality of thisworld.' Death is very close to us herein the face of heavy shelling and

    m A Martyrbombing. And even when man findsshelter behind thick steel, he can onlyrely on his Father in heaven. Yester¬day death danced around us and Istood inside the tank with a book ofPsalms in my hand . . ."Several days after writing this,

    Shmuel Perli, a student at YeshivatKerem B'Yavneh, feU in battle. Mayhis memory be blessed.


    THE JEWISH CENTER131 West 86th Street

    Saturday, March 30 at 9:00 P.M.Fourth in a series sponsored by

    Lincoln Square Synagogue, JewishCenter and Kehilath Jeshurun.


    All Jewish High School StudentsInvited!

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    CONG. KEHILATH JESHURUN125 East 85th Street

    New York, N.Y. 10028HA 7-1000

    Synagogue OfficialsJoseph H. Lookstein Senior RabbiHaskei Lookstein RabbiAvrum Davis J CantorIsrael D. Rosenberg Ritual Director

    Officers of the CongregationMax J. Etra Hon. PresidentHarry W. Baumgarten PresidentNathan Salzman Vice PresidentEdward Low .TreasurerSamuel M. Eisenstat SecretaryMrs. Haskei lookstein Pres. Sist'dDr. Charles I. Cohen Pres. Men's ClubMilton Berkowitz Pres. Couples' Club

    Editor: Rabbi John R. HellmanSynagoque Administrator



    at the SynagogueTuesday, April 2nd — 7:30 P.M.

    * * *

    Rabbi Herskovics' Lecture onTHE SONG OF SONGS

    Sunday Evening, March 31stat 8:00 o'clock

    Piecase reserve the

    following datesThursday evening, April 18 and

    Friday morning, April 19YOM HASHOA - HOLOCAUST DAY

    * * *


    Wednesday evening, April 24A special service and celebration

    at 8 o'clock

    Morning services on Thursday, April25 at 7:30 followed by a

    holiday breakfast.* * *



    Sunday, April 28A march down Fifth Avenue and a

    mass rally are planned* * *

    Sunday Morning, May 5102nd Annual Meetingof the Congregation

    MARCH30—Esther Cooperman31—Julius Schultz31—Pauline Elfenbein

    31—Joseph H. Kolatch

    APRIL"1—Fannie Kaiser1—Clara K. Grossman1—David Kass2—Jesse Hyams2—Rose Frank2—Edward Riederman3—Minnie Herman3—Stella Sommers3—Millie Binstock3—Rose Schwartzenfeld


    3—Jacob Leisner 9-

    4—Philip Steinberg 9-4—Isidore M. Grossman 9-5—Max Abrahams 9-5—Sadie Kass 9-

    5—Siegfried Frohman 9-5—Siegfied Frohman 10-6—Hyman J. Messeloff 10-6—Dr. Henry D. Diamond 11-6—David Binstock 11-6—Ann Feingold 11-7—Louis Roth 12-7—Yale Wolfe 12-8—Morris A. Goldstein 12-8—Ruth Hannah Leeds 12-8—Moses Englander 12-8—Abraham Levine 12-

    -Mary L. Kram-Leah Onish-Ethel Gelfand-Mollie Garfinkel-Isaac Gruss-Rebecca Gelof-Srah Leah Block-Adolf Braun-Simon M. Roeder-Morris Freedman-Abraham Landa-Carrie Levy-Rabbi Herman K. Jaray-Bella Schreiber-Isidore Silver-Adolf Czeisler-David Marks

    SALE OF CHAMITZIn advance of the Passover Festival, every Jew who owns Chametz is required

    to dispose of it. Most of us cannot dispose of all the Chametz in our possessionexcept by selling it. Jewish law provides that an agent may be authorized tosell one's Chametz. The agent may be appointed in person by speaking toeither of the rabbis or to Mr. Rosenberg. The form which is found in this Bulletincan also be used for this purpose. Please fill it out and return it to the synagogueoffice before Thursday morning, April 4th.


    I, , do hereby authorizeRABBI JOSEPH H. LOOKSTEIN, of 125 East 85th Street, City, State andCounty of New York, to sell, transfer and assign all CHAMETZ of whateverkind and nature, of which I am possessed and seized, or in which I mayhave an interest, wheresoever situated, in my residence at

    , or in my place of business, or in any otherplace, without reservation and limitation.

    In witness whereof I have hereunto set my handand seal this day of


    Gertz Bros., n.y.c. Second Class Postage paid at New York, N.Y. This Bulletin is published bi-weekly from September to June.