Purim Celebrations Set This Weekend
Celebrations and Purim go hand
in hand, and all children will be
able to celebrate the holiday this
Among the schools and syna-
gogues scheduling the fun are the
The Jewish Center will look like
Shushan, Persia, Sunday when
hundreds of Queen Esthers, Mor-
decais, Hamans and King Aha-
sueruses attend the annual Center
Swimmers dressed as Purim
characters will be in the center
pool, while groups of children fish
for them from the decks with
rubber-tipped rods. A bonus prize
will be awarded to whoever catches
A booth-building project will be,
undertaken by center teen and
tween clubs, culminating in a
youth carnival 8 p.m. Saturday.
The evening will be topped off
with a Purim Ball, beginning at
10 p.m., sponsored by the TAB
social dance committee. There will
be live music and Purim refresh-
ments. A ticket admits members
and non-members to the 20-booth
carnival and the Purim Ball. Re-
freshments are free.
On Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m., the
Gan Israel Scholarships to 5 Schools
Vacation scholarships were presented to five Detroit Jewish
day schools at a recent meeting of the Camp Gan Israel Scholarship
Committee. Charles E. Feinberg (left), camping president, and
Isadore Starr (right), of the camp committee, presented the
scholarships to representatives of the parent-teachers associations
of the Beth Yehudah Schools, Akiva Day School, United Hebrew
Schools, Hillel Day School and Beth Jacob Schools. Pictured here
with Feinberg and Starr are (from left): Mrs. Joseph Spitzer of
Beth Yehudah and Beth Jacob PTA, Mrs. Wilfred Leon of Billet
PTA and Harold H. Lax of Akiva I'TA, Climax of the current
scholarship campaign of the camp will be a breakfast April 2 at
Imperial Caters, at which Prof. V. W. Green of the University
of Minnesota will speak on "A College Professor Looks at Chabad."
Goal of the campaign is the establishment of 100 scholarships,
according to chairman Leonard E. Baron. Co-chairman is Robert
Ruch; organizations chairmen, Harry Schumer and Max Sosin; and
women's division chairman, Mrs. Morris Miller.
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faith ceremonies to be held in con-
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-celebration of the country's cen-
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by the religious affairs committee
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booths will open again for chil-
dren through the sixth grade.
Prizes will be awarded to winners
at the different game booths both
Saturday night and Sunday after-
All pre-school children age 3 to
5 are invited to a special Purim
carnival in room 218, 2 to 4 p.m.
Everyone will be in costume.
The Center Purim Tantzers
will perform 1:30 to 4 p.m. in
room 208. Clowns from grades 1
to 3 will do stunts. At 3 p.m.
lovely maidens in grades 4 to 6
will perform an Oriental dance
in Persian costumes.
Everyone is invited to the Purim
parade to be held 1 to 2 p.m. Sun-
day. There will be floats built by
teen and tween clubs, flag-bear-
ers, Israeli dancers, a drum and
bugle corps, cheerleaders and
The parade will originate at the
center Curtis parking lot and will
proceed North to Pinehurst, then
to Pickford Ave. From Pickford,
it will continue west to Meyers and
end at the Meyers parking lot of
The Purim parade coordinating
committee consists of George
Pearl, Vettes Teen Club; Joe Sni-
derman, Jewish Parents Institute;
Gail Gotthelf, Young Dancers
Guild; Leo Neshes, Royals Teen
Club; and Dan Stotter, Omens
Club children from grades
6 will take part in the parade
dressed in costume.
The senior adult cafeteria in
Shiffman Hall will be called
Purim Nasharae. It will open
for bagel and lox brunch at
11:30 a.m. and continue through-
out the afternoon. Everything
from hot dogs to hamantashen
will be offered, at nominal prices.
A "wishing well" to receive do-
nations for the Jerusalem Y will
be set up in the main lobby, and
Mordecai's horse will give young-
sters a ride.
All branches of the United
Hebrews Schools are planning
carnivals and masquerade parties
with contests and prizes awarded
for the most original costume
based on the Purim theme.
Games and refreshments will
also be part of the festivities.
The Esther Berman Branch
carnival will be held in the auditor-
ium 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Students of Adas Shalom. Beth
Aaron and Southfield branches
have been invited to participate.
The Borman and Cohn Branches
will celebrate Purim jointly with
a carnival Sunday at Beth Moses
Congregation. The sisterhood is
sponsoring the affair. Young Israel
of Oak-Woods will conduct a
Purim program 9-11 a.m. Sunday
at the Young Israel Center.
The nursery youngsters will also
come in costume for their annual
masquerade party Monday, during
regular school hours. Bnai Moshe-
Oak Park students held their cele-
bration March 22.
Par en t-teachers organizations
plan and carry out the activities
and act as hostesses. Parents are
After Purim services 7:15 p.m.
Saturday at Beth Aaron, a spe-
cial Purim family party Is
planned for the entire congrega-
tion. There will be entertain-
ment, refreshments and a cos-
tume parade for children, with
prizes to be awarded to the most
Cong. Beth Hillel invites chil-
dren of all ages to a Purim party
11 a.m. Sunday. There will be cos-
umes, refreshments and a puppet
Shaarcy Zedek children of
kindergarten through 5th grades
will dress in costumes for their
school assembly Sunday morning
during school hours. Prizes will be
Cong. Bnai David's synagogue
school will celebrate at a carnival
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school
building. Lapeed and Kochav youth
groups will cosponsor the carnival.
There will be prizes, games and
food. The entire community is in-
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