Hebrew Language Spells Fun
f or Kul
' s in St. Clair Shores
Sharyn Kralik Is OP Junior Miss; Irene Kupfer Sr
Sharyn Lynn 'Crank, an Oak Ave., is a senior at Oak Park High choir and the madriga
Park girl who likes singing and School. She plans to major in vocal group. She appeared in the .00l's
sports, was named Junior Miss by music and education at Wayne I presentation of "Oklahoma!" last
the Oak Park Jaycees last Satur- State University and hopes to be- year.
Sharyn will represent Oak
day night. Runner-up in the com- come a professional singer.
Park at the Michigan Junior
petition was Irene Kupfer.
A member of Bnai Brith Girls,
Miss Pageant in Pontiac next
Sharyn, 17, daughter of Mr. and Sharyn also belongs to the Girls'
Mrs. Sigmund Kralik of Condon Athletic Association, acapella month. If she wins there, she
will be eligible to take part in
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS the national competition in Mo-
30—Friday, December 8, 1967
bile, Ala., during March.
Irene, 17, is the daughter of Mr.
Tischler, Goldsmith Play Basketball at WSU
Two local undergraduates at
Wayne State University are help-
ing beef up Wayne's basketball
team—one of them having already
made his mark in football.
Alex Tischler, who led the'
Oak Park High Teachers
to Conduct Young Adult
Tour of Israel, London
Melvin Merzon. Oak Park High
School English department chair-
announced that he and Aaron
The third graders of Violet School in St. Clair bores join their
Goff. comparative religions teach-
teacher, Mrs. Rudy I.evy, for lunch in the sukka she helped them
sponsor a 30-day tour of
build on the harvest festival. Mrs. Levy, who is an exchange teacher
Israel and London this coming
from Israel, has taught the children Hebrew words and holiday
for high school students
customs of the Jewish people.
as well as recent graduates.
According to Merzon. this Trip
had the children decorate New will not be simply "another sum-
By PAUL. BERNSTEIN
months ago, third graders Year's cards with the inscription mer vacation," but will he "an ed-
at Violet School built a sukka. "Happy New Year—L'Shana Tova," ucational, cultural, and spiratual
When they become disorderly, featuring drawings of Israeli experience."
Merzon and Goff, who have
the teacher brings them back into children celebrating the new year
line with "sheket!" When they want by blowing shofarot and waving
been conducting tours for a num-
a drink of water. they ask for flags.
ber of years throughout the Un-
The teacher is already planning
ited States and Canada, look
Violet School is not in Israel. ahead to Hanuka, when she hopes
upon this venture as their most
nor is it part of the United Hebrew to present each child a dredei.
Schools. Violet School is an ele- And on Purim, Mrs. Levy's class
Details of this trip will be out-
mentary school in St. Clair Shores. will cele'n-ate with a costume par- lined at an inforrial meeting 2 n.m
Dec. 17. in the Oak Park High
a city with only five Jewish ty.
School choir room. Interested par-
She hopes to give the children
ents• along wi'h }heir youngsters.
The children are learning He-
a basic knowleige of certain
are invited. For information, call
brew words from their teacher,
Heirew words and a glimpse
Mrs. Rudy ( Elaine) Levy, an ex-';
change teacher from the Americanl
School in Israel. Sponsored by the
U.S. Department of State, an Am-1
erican school is paired with a for- ;
eign school in a teacher exchange !
program. The overseas schools
serve the children of diplomats and
Mrs. Levy, 27. was born in Min-
neapolis and went to Israel to
teach in 1960. There, she met and
married Dr. Rudy Levy, a Bulgar-
ian doctor who had recently emi - ,
grated to Israel. They have a two- 1
year-old daughter. 'rite. which in
Hebrew means flower. Dr. Levy,
an ear. nose and throat specialist,
cared for injured Israeli and
Egyptian soldiers on the Sinai front
in the Six,Day War. While in De- •
troit. Dr. Levy is working at Henry
Ford Hospital. . .
Violet School, was the chief fac-
tor in obtaining an exchange
teacher. When she heard of the • 1
project in 1965, she notified the
Department of State of her will-
ingness to participate. The re-
sult was the pairing of Violet
School with the American School
in Kfar Shmaryabil, a suburb
of Tel Aviv.
of life in Israel. She does not
plan to teach them sentences
nor to read Hebrew letters.
Inner-City Teens Plan
Benefit for Hospital
Although Violet School has no
Jewish students. Mrs. Levy prefers
it that way. "Parents would ob-
A dinner-concert benefit for
ject that we were giving the Jew-
Hospital will be held
ish kids preferential treatment." 7 n.m. nee. 17 at Roma Hall. spon-
she said. "As it stands now, the sored
the "Friend of all
parents are in full support of their Friends" Club. an organization of
children learning about Israel and
teen-agers from Sophie
S-ttlement on Detroit's
The children come to learn the near ea=t side.
Tickets are available at Hud-
language in a special classroom.
In one corner is a map of Israel, son's ticket centers or at Sophie
some literature and a display Wright Settlement, 4141 Mitchell,
about the country. The bathrooms by sending a check or money order
are marked "yeledim" and - yele- made out to Franklin Wright. Inc
Councilman Nicholas Hood will
dos." Mrs. Levy teaches Hebrew
through the aid of flash cards be emcee. Among the performers
lege transfer student from Henry I
Ford, is killing the WSU var-
sity team this year. He played
two years at Henry Ford and
was considered a standout guard.
He's a 6-foot. 185-pound junior
Shaarey Zedek Youth
On the football scene, Al Faigin,
a Wayne State senior, has com-
pleted his collegiate football ca-
reer. An offensive - guard from
Cooley High School, Faigin played
three years of varsity competition
and lettered each year.
The 5-foot-10-inch. 201 - pound
Faigin is a biology major, plan-
ning to enter medical school.
Plan Hanuka Gift Fair
Hashomer Winter Camp
huda will hold its first Father-Son
The proceeds will be used to
shown the English and are asked
buy gifts for the children at Child-
to give the Hebrew.
Of the 32 pupils in class. about , ren's Hospital.
children are shown drawings of
the object. A slice of bread
drawn and placed on a felt-
board table is identified as
"lechem." When all the draw-
ings have been introduced, the
words and their meanings are
written on the board and the
children copy them in their
But the class is not all work
The children enjoy learning about
the children in Israel and Hebrew
songs and danceS. Mrs. Levy prom-
ised that she vv u 1 d bring her
daughter to class to ing for them.
a promise which elicited a rumble
of delight from the children.
Mrs. Levy will leave in June,
and the third graders at Violet
to give gratitude in celebration of School will say to her what she
the year's abundance.
said to them when they first met:
During Rosh Hashana, Mrs. Levy "Shalom!"
Cabaret Night in Livonia
The Livonia Jewish Congrega- 1
tion Youth will present Cabaret
Night 1967 9 p.m. Saturday at the
congregation social hall.
Beth Moses Chevra United Syn-
agogue Youth wil hold a general
membership meeting 7 p.m. Sun-
day at the synagogue. A treasure
hunt will follow the meeting.
Father-Son Social Set
The PTA of Yeshivath Beth Ye-
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AARON GOFF & MELVIN MERZON
of the Oak Pork High School Faculty
take great pleasure in sponsoring
AN ESCORTED TOUR
LONDON (JTA) A "praxtical •
project" for British university
graduates and students to spend g
Talk and Treasures
number was given last week.
British Students to Spend •
Year at Israel Institute
at least a year in Israel was an-
nounced here by Gordon Haus-
mann, chairman of the Inter-uni-
versity Jewish Federation of Great
Britain and Israel. Under the plan
he said, the students will spend at
least a year at the Institute for
Hebrew and Jewish Studies at .
Arad, one of he new developing
towns in Israel's Negev area.
The project, Hausmann said, had
been worked out in cooperation
between the World Union of Jewish
Students and the Jewish Agency
He added that the federation will
also intensify its present scheme
under which students might spend
some time in Israel at work in
their chosen profetsions.
The youth department of Cong.
Shaarey Zedek will hold its annual
Hanuka Gift Fair 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sunday in the social hall. Many
booths have been set up for the
Camp Shomria, the winter camp Social 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Yes-
of Hashomer Hatzair. Zionist hiva building in Southfield.
The program, will feature Gas-
Youth Organization, will be held
at Orchard Lodge, Kensington Met- erama. a "science spectacular" by
the Michigan Consolidated Gas
ropolitan Park, Dec. 24-28.
Co.. and supper will follow. For
For information. call Gaddi information, call the Yeshiva of-
Meiri, 342-8851. An incorrect phone fice. 262-6750.
with the English on one side and will be Jack Brokenshaw's Band,
a transliteration of the Hebrew the Detroit Harmoniers and Sam- •
on the other. The children arc uella Stanford.
25 eager hands shot up for each
word, and every pupil raised his •
hand sometime during the lesson.
When a pupil identifies the Hebrew
word, he stands in front of the
class displaying the flash card.
When there are no more flash
Mrs. Hauslein, who has visited, cards, the class reviews the words
Israel twice. is please d with the, and begin work on another set.
In introducing new words, the
results of Mrs. Levy's Hebrew
class. The children are learning
words for parts of the body and
food: they can sing several He-
brew songs, including "My Hat
I las Three Corners." complete with
accompanying hand movement.
During Sukkot. the children de-
signed and decorated a sukka in
a small roofless enclave of the
school. Each class made designs
of fruits and flowers. and the best
of each class was used to decorate
the sukka. Dry branches and cran-
berries highlighted the decor.
Mrs. I.evy explained to the chil-
dren that the celebration of Suk-
kot is much like the celebration
of Thanksgiving in the United
States The children were taught
that the harvest time was the time
Merzon, LI 6-3087.
Wayne football team this past '
season, played varsity basketball
last year for Wayne and will re-
turn this year. The 6-foot-3-inch,
195-pound forward averaged bet-
ter than 6 points per game and
was one of the team's leading
Marty Goldsmith, a junior col-
and Mrs. Henry Kupfer of Sher-
wood Ave. As runner-up, she will
stand in for Oak Park's Junior
Miss should she, for any reason,
be unable to perform.
Irene is a senior at Berkley
High School. She is a National
Merit Scholarship semi-finalist and
hopes to attend the University of
Michigan or Brandeis University
and work with languages or lit-
Irene is a member of her
school's Creative Writing Club, is
yearbook editor and takes part in
the United Nations Study Group,
as well as the National Honor So-
ciety. She is also a member of a
United Synagogue Youth group and
is co-editor of that group's re-
of high school age and recent graduates
VISIT ISRAEL and LONDON
30 FULL DAYS—July 23 thru Aug. 21
SUN., DEC. 17-2 P.M. Oak Park High School Choir Room
For Details Call: 546-3087
This tour is not connected with the Oak Park schools
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