Friday, May 19, 1967-27
Four Students Show Their Winning Ways, r THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Pirchei Plan Meeting, Base ball Game Sunday
Win Mildred S hymns Rosenberg Award
Oak Park Pirchei, groups for Major Field, Oak Park.
Judges in the annual competi- Rosenberg Youth Award, Danny
tion for Mildred Simons Rosenberg has participated for many years
Memorial Youth Awards were in the Adas Shalom youth pro-
again faced with the problem of gram, as an officer and leader in
selecting a top young man and a the United Synagogue Youth
top young woman for the coveted group and in programing for the
Consequently, from the large
He played the lead in the USY
group of outstanding high school Hebrew productions of "Fiddler on
students, they picked two boys the Roof" last year and in "Fin-
and two girls Thursday evening at ian's Rainbow" this year. He is
Temple Emanu-El. Barbara Schlaff currently president of the Senior
and Susan Peggy Shapiro received USY chapter, helped reactivate the
the silver menora prizes, and citywide Leaders Training Fellow-
Daniel Shevitz and John Unger . ship organization and is a leading
Zussman were awarded the silver member of Hariveia, professional
Israeli dance troupe.
Three boys and three girls also
PROFICIENT IN HEBREW
received honorable mention awards.
A second-year student in the
There were 21 nominees for the
21st annual awards, sponsored by Midrasha, he was assigned to an
the League of Jewish Women's advanced class because of his pro-
ficiency in Hebrew and other stu-
dies. Danny has attended various
FIRST IN CLASS OF 855
Hebrew-speaking camps and last
Barbara, daughter of Dr. and summer attended the National
Mrs. Robert Schlaff of Starlane Ramah Study Seminar in Nyack,
Ave,. Southfield, was sponsored by N.Y.
Detroit Women of Alpha Omega,
He has participated in USY so-
dental fraternity auxiliary. She is cial action activities, such as en-
a senior at Southfield High School, tertaining the residents of the Jew-
where she holds an A average and ish Home for Aged and making
is number one in a class of 855. Easter baskets for hospitalized
A Beth Abraham Bat Mitzva, children. Religious chairman on
Barbara attended Hebrew school the board of the USY Central
at Cong. Bnai Moshe and was con- Region, he is Tora discussion
firmed at Temple Israel, from leader for USY national and re-
which high school she will grad- gional conclaves and leads youth
uate in June. A member of Michi- services at Adas Shalom.
gan State Temple Youth and
At Cass Tech, Danny had the
Junior Hadassah, Barbara also is
major role in the school produc-
general vice president of Temple
tion of "Diary of Anne Frank."
Israel Youth Group.
He plays piano, drums, recorder
This summer she will spend
and accordion — just to keep
her second year as a counselor
busy—and is studying to be a
at Camp Nahelu and has already
Jewish scribe (sorer).
been accepted at the University
John. son of :Jr. and Mrs. Milton
of Michigan, where she has been
Zussman hf Hendrie Blvd.. Hunt-
invited to participate in the
ington Woods. was recommended
• by the Detroit Section, National
When she has time off from the Council of Jewish Women. He is
aforementioned activities. Barbara in the 11th grade at Dondero High
takes dancing, piano, guitar, flute School. where he holds an A aver-
and art lessons.
Susan, another senior honors
An active member of the Temple
student at Southfield High School. Emanu-El Youth Group, John has
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ' attended religious school for 11
Nate Shapiro of Twyckingham years and Hebrew school for four.
Way. Sponsored by Temple Israel On numerous occasions, he has
Sisterhood, she holds the Phillip been reader of the Tora portion
Dresser Memorial Award for the at services of the congregation, and
outstanding student in the con- at the temple's 15th anniversary
firMation class of 19(1-1 and also the service. when he was president of
Martha Stein Scholarship Award the temple's youth group, John
for scholastic achievement at had the honor of reading the Tora ,
at that service.
She has attended religious and
Included in the Tora portion was
Hebrew schools and was Bat "Shiras Hayom,•" Song of the Sea.
Mitzva. At commencement exer- "On his own initiative." Rabbi
cises, she will be valedictorian of Milton Rosenbaum wrote to the
her class at the temple.
judges, "John consulted the var-
ious translations and commentaries
In recommending Susan. Mrs. and brought a translation of un-
Norman Robbins, president of the usual beauty and sensitivity to the
temple sisterhood, noted that she service. Our guest speaker, an
also was recipient of the first prize eminent educator, was moved to
in the citywide oratorical contest' say, 'If a young man of your con-
last November at the Jewish Book gregation can do that, there is
Fair here. She is a member of the much hope here!'"
Temple Youth Group debate team
as well as the Southfield High de-
John served as presidents of his
confirmation class, recently
"Not only is she an accomplished
pianist and guitarist." said Mrs. won the state mathematics compe-
Robbins, "but she received honor- tion. and is half of a duo piano
able mention for a piece of sculp- team of considerable promise.
Within the general community,
ture that she exhibited at the city-I
wide Scholastic Art Exhibit in John works with Friends and Re-
of Retarded Children.
She was chairman of the re- tutors for the National Honor
belongs to the Key Club
ligious committee for the Michi-
service group at school and gives
gan State Youth Conclave and
held the same position on the benefit piano recitals for various
religious committee of the organizations in the city.
Chief engineer of the WOAK
Temple Youth Group Retreat.
radio station John also is presi-
She is also religious vice presi-
of the WOAK radio club. In
dent for Temple Israel Youth
addition to many school club
'Group. A delegate to the Na-
John serves on the
tional Leadership Institute in
Warrick, N.Y., Susan has com- tennis and swim teams.
peted successfully in forensics
Daniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ski-
In a national Latin exam last
year, John placed magna cum
laude. And he was judged out-
standing honor camper at the
Interlochen National Music Camp
Shevitz of Oak Dr., is a senior
in the accelerated science and arts
last summer. He also was nomi-
curriculum at Cass Tech High
nee for the National Council of
School. He was sponsored by the
Teachers of English Achieve-
sisterhood of Adas Shalom Syna-
ment Awards this year.
gogue, where he is active in youth
Students who won honorable
In September, Danny will be mention at the youth awards pre-
entering the combined program of- sentation were Marshall Jay Co-
fered by Columbia University and hen, a 1966 nominee who is a
the Jewish Theological Seminary. senior at Oak Park High School
A candidate last year for the and is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Abraham Cohen of Blackstone
Ave., Oak Park; Clark Alan Feld-
man, son of Dr. and Mrs. Manuel
Feldman of W. Outer Dr., a senior
at Cass Tech; Nancy Ellen Robins,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray-
mond Robins of York Dr.. Hunt-
ington Woods, a senior at Cass
Also Ben Schiff, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Bernard Schiff of Sherwood
Ave., Huntington Woods, an 11th
grader at Berkley High School;
Susan Schreiber, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Leonard Schreiber of
Raine Ave., Oak Park, a senior at
Henry Ford High; and Elaine
Tanzman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
David Tanzman of Sherwood Ave.,
Oak Park, a senior at Berkley
Sue Merson Places 1st
in State Speech Contest
Sue Merson, a junior at South-
field High School, placed first for
serious interpretive reading in the
Michigan Forensic Association
finals in Ann Arbor.
Sue, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Merson of Bellbrook Dr.,
Southfield, also had placed first
on both region and district levels.
young boys, will meet 4 p.m. Sat-
urday at Cong. Shaarey Shomayim.
There will be stories, Humash,
quizzes, games and refreshments.
There will be a citywide Pirchei
baseball game 3 p.m. Sunday at
Puppeteers to Present
Show for Beth Isaac
The Pee Wee Puppeteers and
Marionettes' Club of Southgate will
present two puppet shows 2:30 and
7:30 p.m. Sunday for the benefit
of Beth Isaac Synagogue, Trenton, ,
which recently was desecrated and
burned in a fire set by an arsonist.
The show will be held in the social
hall of the synagogue. Mrs. Paul
Kapp is in charge of arrange-
ments. Tickets will be sold at the ,
Winners of recent Pirchei con-
tests were David Schloss, Bible;
Shmuel Goldstein, ping - pong and
checkers; and Sol Mintzer, chess.
Joel Baum and Yonah Gasthalter
were runners-up in ping-pong and
(More Youth News on Page 28)
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