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October 15, 1965 - Image 28

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-10-15

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Young Britons Build

`Bridge' to the Aged at
Malben Home in Israel

Six young volunteers from Eng-
land, between 19 and 26,brought
the spirit of youth into the Neve
Avot home for aged in Pardess
Hanna, halfway between Tel Aviv
and Haifa, this past summer.
They belong to a group of 40,
selected from over 2,000 candidates
(most of them not Jewish) by the
Bridge Association of Great
Britain, a movement to promote
better understanding between Eng-
lish and Israeli youth.
The Bridge Association w a s
founded in 1960 by Col. Robert
Henriquez, author of "One Hundred
Hours to Suez;" Mrs. Chaim Weiz-
mann, wife of the first president
of Israel, and other prominent
Jewish and non-Jewish personalities
in England and Israel.
After four weeks of work at
Kfar Hanassi, an English speaking
kibbutz in upper Galilee, the 40
young people split into small
groups, each of which went to a
different institution or locale. One
of these groups, three young men
and three young women, volun-
teered to do nursing and social
work at one of Israel's largest
homes for the aged, Neve Avot.
Neve Avot is operated by
Malben, the Joint Distribution Com-
mittee's program in Israel for the
care of aged and handicapped im-
migrants, supported by United Jew-
ish Appeal funds. There are 1,100
residents in Neve Avot and an-
other 2,000 in Malben's other 12
homes for aged and infirm new-
Frank Cox, leader of the six
Neve Avot volunteers, is a surveyor
by profession and a youth leader
in his own country.
Meg McDonald, 20, of Southwick
near Dumphries, Scotland, and
Jeanette Shelton, 20, the only. Jew-
ish person in -the g r o u p, were
busily engaged - in occupational
therapy, while Philip Hudson, 19,
a psychology major at Durham
University, helped bathe one of
the men and worked around the
The six lived within the village
compound. They started work at
7 a.m. and continued right through
to 3 p.m.
During the month they spent
in the home and in the village,
they managed to pick up some
Hebrew, Yiddish and Romanian
words. They also became attached
to their elderly friends and be-
• fore returning to England, they
gave the old folks a farewell party
complete with English songs,
sketches and folk dances.
Meg McDonald summed up the
feeling. on both sides: "We feel so
grateful for having been allowed
to contribute something to these
old people; they are so grateful
for the little we have given them."

Adas Shalom USY'ers
to Eat Lunch in Sukkah

The Adas Shalom sukkah will
be the locale for a festival lunch-
eon and discussion by the United
Synagogue Youth chapters of the
congregation 1 p.m. Sunday.
After lunch, Rabbi Leonard S.
Cahan will lead a discussion of
"The Meaning of Sukkah."

Bnai Mitzvah


Puppets Will Present 'Folk Tales'

Youth Page

Gallilee Chapter
Builds Sukkah at
it, • Beth Isaac

Greenfield Young Israel
Names Barry Eisenberg

Oak Parker Barry Eisenberg,
active for many years as a leader
of Young Israel youth groups, has
Boys and girls of the Bnai Brith been appointed youth director of
Gallilee Chapter built a sukkah Young Israel of Greenfield.
next to the Beth Isaac Synagogue
Eisenberg, a student at Macoal‘,–
in Trenton.
College, will supervise Sabbath
The holiday of Sukkot is cele- programs and pr4;-Bar Mitzvah
brated by Jewish people through- groups, coordinating the program
out the world as a joyous harvest with Louis Penfil, youth chairman.
festival. In biblical times, during
Youth group leaders this year
the harvest season, farmers stayed
are Dorothy Gold, Henry Gold and
in the fields day and night to pro-
tect their crops. They built rough Roberta Penfil. Sabbath groups
shelters in which they ate and meet 2:30 p.m. Saturdays.

The B. Gay Puppets, specializing in plays of particular interest
to American Jewish children, will be at the Sholem Aleichem
Institute 8:45 Oct. 22 to present "Folk Tales and Legends." The B. Gay
Puppets company consists of two women, Bea Geller (left), who
creates the puppets, and Ann Cohen (right), who writes the scripts.
The puppets have been on exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts,
as well as The Museum of the City of New York. "Folk Tales and
Legends" will be presented live, using recordings only for sound
effects and music. Family and friends are invited.

—Dateline —
Oak Park High

The most exciting event of the
year for Oak Park High School
students is Homecoming. Prepara-
tions for the celebration on Oct. 8
were organized by the Student
Council. The council appointed
Laurie Stein, senior. as the over-
all coordinator.
During the week a series of pep
rallies and spirit contests gave
individual classes an opportunity
to compete for the traditional
Homecoming Spirit Jug.
Before the football game on
Homecoming Day there was a big
pep rally to give the classes an-
other chance to achieve points to-
ward the Spirit Jug. The foot-
ball players were introduced, and
yell contests, skits and cheers
were demonstrated by classes and
Senior Sheryl Weinstein was
crowned Homecoming Queen.
Representatives on her court
were Seniors Jeannie Rose and
Elana Cutler; Junior Esty
Forbes; and Sophomore Andy-
The big event of the day was
the football game between the
Oak Park Redskins and the Li-
vonia Franklin Patriots.
Final score was 20-12 in favor
of Livonia. But half-time soared
with spirit. The Oak Park High
School Marching Band, under the
direction of David Jackson, made
its debut. Decorated cars and
floats paraded around the playing

Center Memberships.
in U. S. Reach 700,000

slept and prayed. On Sukkot, the
Jews give thanks for God's bounty.
They build rough shelters (sukkot)
outdoors which they decorate with
greens and fruits to remind them
of their ancestors who were farm-
ers in the land of Israel.
Boys who helped build the
sukkah were Alan Kaufman, Jeff
Kopp and Joey Rothenberg.
Girls who helped decorate the
sukkah with greens, cranberries,
popcorn, gourds and other sym-
bols of the harvest season were
Karen Friedman, Nancy Fried-
man, Judy Pick, Wendy Shugol
and Ilene Goodman. Their ad-
visers are Ellie Rothenberg,
junior adviser, and Mrs. Edward
Students of the Beth Isaac Sun-
day School visit the sukkah during
the festival, which ends with Sim-
hat Torah next Tuesday.
For membership information on
Gallilee Chapter, call Mrs. Good-
man, 676-0224.

Immortal Evening Planned

The Young Adult Group of Cong.
NEW YORK (JTA) — Member- Beth Abraham will present "The
ship in Jewish community centers Beth Abraham Ball" featuring
and YM-YWHAs throughout the "The Immortals" at .8:30 p.m. Oct.
U.S. has soared to 700,000, a new 23 in the Beth Abraham Youth
high which represents close to a Lounge. There will be prizes.
30 per cent growth since 1953, the Nominal donation.
National Jewish Welfare Board,
The good lawyer knows the law,
national association of YM-YWHAs
and Jewish Community Centers, the clever one knows the judge.
—Amer. proverb.

Activities in JCCs and YM-
YWHAs attracted the participation
of 27,685,000 people in aggregate,
over a million more than part-
icipated the previous year. Center
and Y budgets increased by 6.5
per cent, or $1,900,000, for a record
high of $30,600,000. Since 1948,
gross expenditures have tripled,
the JWB report said.
These statistics are included in
the JWB Year Book's lead article
by Emanuel Berlatsky, director of
JWB's Community Services.
Berlatsky noted that Jewish cen-
ters and YM-YWHAs increasingly
sought to develop an indigenous
American Jewish culture in such
activities as fine arts, drama,
dancing and literature; civil rights
continued to be a part of the pro-
gram and interest of JCCs and
Ys; more centers assumed respon-
sibility for serving Jewish person-
nel in the Armed _ Forces; the
shortage of skilled professional
personnel grew even more critical;
income increased at the same rate
as expenditure; and resident
camps increased their bed capacity

by about 8 per cent, but 75 per
Mr. and Mrs. Saul H. Dunitz. 3950
cent of the camps had waiting lists
Margareta, announce the Bar
of children who could not be
Mitzvah of their son Michael at field.
Sabbath services 8:30 p.m. today
Points were tallied for the served.
Spirit Jug, and Robert Ruby, pres-
at Temple Israel.
ident of the Junior Class, accepted Open House Set at Hillel
Bnai Brith Hillel Foundation at
He who teaches his son no trade the Jug for his class. This is the
first year in the history of Oak Wayne State University will hold
is as if he taught him to steal.
—the Talmud Park High that the Junior class an open house to welcome all stu-
- dents on campus 11 a.m. to 3:30
Queen Sheryl reined over the p.m. Wednesday at Hillel House.
28—Friday, October 15, 1965
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