THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
3V-Friday, October 3, 1969
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Bar Mitzva Party for Orphans Held in Israel
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A Summer to Remember
Summer has faded into fall, but
for many area teen-agers it is
very much alive in their thoughts.
Two months after their return
from Israel, one group of young
travelers from the Jewish Center
reminisced about their experiences
for The Jewish News.
Members of the Center Hebrew
"Ulpan." the group continued their
studies in Israel, but above all
they came to know the land and
its people, as their comments
We went to Israel not only to
tour the country and have a good
time. We all realized that we
would be studying the language
and learning about the country.
This set us apart from most other
"Meeting Israelis and being
with them was definitely the most
valuable part of the trip for me.
Our group, unlike most others, had
the advantage of speaking He-
brew. We could therefore speak
with Israelis . . . Being with them
taught us a lot abdut the life of
Israelis in general, and helped us
to learn about Israel . . ."
. We. the Ulpan . . . had
been together for a year . . . We
weren't just strangers who met
for the first time in an airport on
the t way to Israel . . . Going to
Israel with the intent to study
gave us a serious goal and some-
thing to work towards. Our sum-
mer had extra meaning this way.
We didn't just study Hebrew, but
this combined with geography and
a look at the culture helped give
us a full picture of our homeland
and its people.
"Another factor, and probably
the most important, was our Is-
raeli buddies. There were prob-
lems with the system, but on the
whole it worked out well. They
were our friends and they tried to
instill us with their love of the
land, and they did."
was opened to us in all ways for
us to enjoy and appreciate . . All
the leaders and guides we had
helped to open our eyes and
broaden our knowledge. They help-
ed to teach us to love a country
that is so important to us as
"I feel that we were accepted
into Israeli life the great extent
we were merely because we spoke
Hebrew. It made the trip all the
more fun and enjoyable when we
saw other Americans who never
got the chance to talk to Israelis
or feel at home in Israel and then
realized how much more we were
getting out of our stay.
". . . We all knew we had this
mission to perform; therefore our
attitudes were serious. There was
a schedule we had to follow, clas-
ses we had to do. We didn't just
we just had to do. We didn't just
wander about the country visiting
resorts and we didn't rush around
it every minute either . . . We all
came to Israel with goals to
achieve and our schedule and rou-
tine gave us the opportunities to
get what we wanted out of the
summer if we worked for our
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The Jewish Center again will
serve as a distribution center for
So many wonderful friends now. UNICEF (United Nations Chil-
"I loved going to Hadassah Hos- den's Fund) Halloween canisters.
pital and singing to the soldiers. I
Beginning Oct. 15, adults may
loved every Israeli I met. The peo- obtain canisters for their children
ple were all so nice. We had so or groups at the group services
many nice small tours. My whole division in the main building and
summer was 'aaza yofee — just in the lobby of the 10 Mile branch.
more than wonderful."
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"The spirit, patriotism and love
for our country was introduced
and ground into us from our "bud-
dies." A country becomes alive
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"Not till I got home did I really
realize how much of the language
I picked up, whereas a friend of
mine, who also was with a very
good group did not learn a fraction
of what I did . . . By being with
our own Israeli buddies for a good
part of the summer I learned a lot
about Israeli attitudes (which I
found interesting, and quite dif-
ferent from ours), not to mention
the unforgettable friendships that
". . Many times we were ex-
pected to do things which we were
previously told nothing about. Fre-
quently our counselors assumed
that we knew what to wear or
what to take on a small
which was far from the case. But
in all, this summer is one that I
When we first met our buddies. shall never forget."
It was quite humorous, but after
two months, the friendships that I
developed are very precious and
I know that many people feel the
same, both from Israel and from
America. I can't see going to Is-
rael and not being with Israelis:
I've- talked to many people and I
Hundreds of cars are needed for
don't think that they received what the Project Outcry 1969 Protest
our group did. We developed a Parade against Soviet anti-Semit-
connection with Israel through our
ism to be held Oct. 12 in Detroit.
frendship that will forever tie us
Those planning to drive a car in
to the Holy Land."
the parade are asked to call the
Jewish Center group services divi-
All of us were from different sion, DI 1-4200.
age groups and slightly different
The parade will leave the Jewish
environments, but in Israel it Center, 15110 10 Mile, Oak Park, at
made no difference. Our home at 1:30 p.m. It will arrive at the Jew-
Beth Ruthenberg was comfortable. ish Center, Curtis and Meyers, at
It gave me a nice feeling to say 3 p.m. The route will be 10 Mile
after a weekend. 'Now, I have to Rd. to Coolidge to Seven Mile, then
go back to my home.'
to Meyers to Curtis.
"The Hahet Ushma (`Look and
A program at the Jewish Center
Listen') Hebrew class was good. will follow the parade.
Although we didn't finish all 20
Project Outcry 1969 is being
lessons, what we did learn was planned by teen-agers concerned
more than satisfactory. Learning about anti-Semitism that still
to master the past tense was a exists in the Soviet Union.
great accomplishment for me. I
only wish we could have spent
more time learning to write. Now
that I get mail from Israel, I
like to write in Hebrew, but I
can't spell very well . . . I have
For the second time since the Six-Day War, a communal Bar Mitzva celebration for boys who lost
their fathers in the war and since, was arranged by the initiative of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi
Menachem M. Schneerson, as part of the special activity set up by the rebbe to aid families of the fallen.
On the 18th of Elul, the birthday of the Baal Shem Toy and Rabbi Schneur Zayman of Liadi (founder
of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement), 12 of these boys were feted at a celebration in Kfar Chabad, the
Lubavitcher village near Tel Aviv. Prior to the event the boys spent two weeks in Kfar Chabad to
study the significance and obligations of the Bar Mitzva. Thousands attended, including their families
and leaders of the defense forces who fought alongside their fathers. Some of the boys are seen here at
a special reception given by President Zalman Shazar (center) at the president's home.
and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
At the 10 Mile branch, hours are
3-7 p.m. Monday through Thurs-
day; 3-5 p.m. Friday; and 1-5 p.m.
An Affair to Remember
"Ani," "I" in Hebrew, say the letters drawn on the blouse of a
dancing child exhibited at the Youth Wing of the Israel Museum,
Jerusalem. "I" is in a group of children, apparently dancing the
hora, in one of a thousand paintings which reached the museum in
which children from 12 countries painted Israel as they saw it. The
participating children were from the United States, Canada and
Mexico, from England, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Switzer-
land and Finland, as well as from South Africa and Iran. The Israel
Museum exhibited 150 of the paintings, received with the help of the
ministry for foreign affairs and the department for education and
culture in the diaspora of the World Zionist Organization. Curiously,
the identification of the children in the Diaspora with Israel was
very great. Most of the drawings had an Israel which was not very
different from the Israel painted by local children. Biblical figures,
look like Persians in a drawing by a child from Teheran, and one
shows an Israeli rocket landing on the moon.
`Domestic Peace Corps'
a Success With Teens
LONG BEACH, Calif. (JTA) —
Officials of the Jewish Community
Center have announced plans to
make an experimental domestic
peace corps a permanent part of
the center's summer youth pro-
gram after the first 23 members
demonstrated the program could
Four of the teen-agers. the oldest
13, reported twice a week through
the summer to a local hospital to
wheel geriatric patients for treat-
ments in hospital clinics. Nine
corps members volunteered their
services twice weekly at a pool for,
the handicapped where they helped
youngsters at a park for very
small children. The teen-agers also
worked on fund-raisin; campaign
activities, painted chairs at the
center swimming pool area and
helped the center gardener.
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