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August 07, 1970 - Image 29

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-08-07

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Hebrew Village: 4•Week Experience
in Jewish Living for Teen Campers

It was a tearful shalom for the
33 campers and eight counselors
of the unique Kfar Ivri, Hebrew
Village, at Camp Tamarack, Orton-
A banquet, at which counselors
served the 13- to 15-year-old camp-
ers in singing-waiter style, con-
cluded the four-week session of
painless Hebrew, taught at the
swimming hole, at the dinner table,
around the campfire, at "class"
under the trees.
Sponsored by the United Hebrew
Schools and the Fresh Air So-
ciety, Kfar Ivri is sometimes lov-

ingly referred to as the "poor

in creation of two sessions next
Those who have little knowl-
edge of Hebrew attended a
"pre-camp" program to orient
them into the ways of Kfar Ivri.
At the camp itself, Hebrew-only
was the rule. "Of course, In a
baseball game, when things get
rough, the kids slipped occasion.
ally," Masserman admitted.
But even when canoeing or hik-
ing, "we tried to teach the camp-
ers a Jewish value, like learning
to share with other people."
Both Kohen and Masserman are
Midrasha graduates and university
students. Barbara Silberschein and
Barbara Harris, Kfar Ivri alumnae
and college coeds, are Hebrew
High School graduates, and Miss
Harris teaches at the Beth Shalom
Religious School.
Shmuel Betsalel, an ordained
rabbi from Israel, teaches at
Akiva Hebrew Day School and the
man's R a m ah ," but counselors UHS High School, while his wife
Jerry Kohen and Jay Masserman Susie teaches at Beth Jacob School
point out that the result is any- for girls.
Two other Kfar Ivri graduates
thing but poor.
who are on the counselor staff are
"I'm more excited about Kfar Steve Richmond, regional presi-
Ivri," said Masserman, who also dent of United Synagogue Youth,
has been a counselor at Ramah. who will attend Yeshiva Univer-
"It's more intimate," he said, sity in the fall, and Michael Silber-
adding, "The campers learn about schein, who is entering the 11th
Judaism by living it—within the grade. Both are Hebrew High
normal experiences of camp."
School graduates.
Kohen, who is head counselor,
A newcomer this summer was
was a camper during the first
Kohen's mother, who served as
year of Kfar Ivri seven years
camp cook. "If you've ever eaten
ago; he has gone back each year
Hungarian cooking," said Masser-
since. Of the other seven coun-
man, "you know what I mean when
selors, four are Kfar Ivri alum-
I say it was like having a Bar
. ni. The supervisor of the camp
Mitzva every night."
this year was David Gamliel,
an Israeli who is the new prin-
Parker Gerald Raimi
cipal of the UHS Hebrew High
to Spend Year on Kibutz



The motivations for spending
four weeks at Kfar Ivri are al-
most as many as the campers
themselves, who come from Re-
form, Orthodox, Conservative and
secular backgrounds. Some have
a good background in Jewish life,
others have little; most have
taken classes at the United Hebrew
Schools but have had little oppor-
tunity to converse in Hebrew. Some
had little desire to continue their
Hebrew studies and came only be-
cause their friends were attending
the camp.
At the end of a four-week ex-
perience in Jewish living at Kfar
Ivri, "all promised to continue
their studies, and they are much
more aware of Israel," said Mas-
serman. "Any child who really
wants to learn comes out of Kiar
Ivri with much more knowledge
than he would have had in a class-
Although the camp gets more
enrollees than it can accommodate
for the four-week session, Kohen
and Masserman are hoping that a
flurry of applications will result

Gerald Raimi of Oak Park was
one of 25 American high school
graduates and college students who
left July 29 to spend one year on
Kibutz Nahsholim Leor, an-
nounced Yehoshua Leor, national
coordinator of Sherut La'am in the
Two weeks ago a larger group
of 110 American and Canadian col-
lege graduates left for Israel on a
one year work and study program.
Another group of 75 students will
be leaving Sept. 2 on a one year
kibutz program.

The Camp of the Arts of the
Jewish Center will hold its second
open house of the season 7:30 p.m.
Performances of the dance,
drama and music classes will be
followed by. refreshments. The
community is invited.
For information, call the group
services division of the Center, DI.

Si.nce..June 1967
the Joint Disteibutiot
. 1 Committee.
has given welfare and mbrahOn
assistance to rnore.than 14;000


who hovesougirttemixrary asylum
J DC's terhal costs durti19-144e. period
hove exceeded 44 000. 000 -


Three United Synagogue Youth
groups will jointly sponsor a city-
wide Tisha b'Av service, recalling
historic tragedies of the Jewish
people, 8 p.m. Monday at Cong.
Beth Moses.
Beth Moses USY will be joined
by the groups from Bnai Moshe
and Beth Achim (Lahav) for the
service, to which the public is
For information on participation
or attendance, call Tony Haar, BR
3-3582, or Josh Leopold, ICE 5-2953.
• • •
On the lighter side, Beth Moses
and Beth Shalom USY will meet
5:30 p.m. Sunday at Oak Park
Municipal Park for a soccer game,
swimming and campfire.
Participants will bring their own
dinner, and beverages will be pro-
vided. Beth Moses members will
meet at the synagogue at 5 p.m.
• • •
Beth Moses and Beth Shalom
"Interdating and
will discuss
Intermarriage" at a double oneg
Shebat, to be held simultantous-
ly today at the homes of Char
Gorden, 16232 Sherfield, South-
field (8 p.m.) and Sheri Blustein,
20273 Beaverland (7:30 p.m.).

Members of both groups will
meet again 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at the
home of Steve Pentelnik, 20050
Heyden, from where they will pro-
ceed to Havdala services and
miniature golf. For reservations
call Alan Goldberg, KE 74413 by

Bnai Moshe Grads
Ask for 11th Grade

Girls of the 10th grade graduat-
ing class of Cong. Bnai Moshe pe-
titioned for a continued two years
in Jewish education.
Twenty-one of 43 graduates re-
quested the creation of an 11th
"This is one of the greatest com-
pliments to our religious school,"
said educational director Walter
Farber. "We have a voluntary re-
ligious school."
Farber, Rabbi Moses Lehrman,
and instructor Mark Eichner will
make every attempt to initiate a
senior department next year in the
religious school, it was announced.

Friday, August 7, 1970-29


KC Aid Federation Getting Youth Into Program

ber of the Jewish Activist League
at Brandeis University is spending
his summer vacation working in
the heart of the Jewish establish-
ment — the Kansas City Jewish
Federation and Council—and at
the invitation of the Federation.
Moreover, Federation officials feel
the activist's participation has pro-
vided useful guides to reaching
local Jewish youth and bringing
them into the work of the agency
Jeffrey Dekko has spent many
hours seeking to develop an "on-
going, year-around youth division,
which would be more than just a
campaign project," a program to
educate the young participants "in
the ways of tzedekah and service
to the community." He also has


worked on bringing local Jewish
college students into Federation
activities, hoping to recruit many
of them for participation in the
next General Assembly of the
Council of Jewish Federations and
Welfare Funds, which will be held
here Nov. 11-15.

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Akiva 9th Grade Program
Camp of Arts to Show
Announced by School
Rabbi James I. Gordon, chair-
Its Stuff at Open House


At Leginnina of 1969
Israel's 142 hospitals had
22,37E1 beds,
compared witk
4,6.Z6 bets in 1948.

USY Activities:
Memorial Service,
Evening Outings

man of the education committee
of the Akiva Hebrew Day School,
announced that the curriculum of
the new ninth grade of the school
will be patterned after the fresh-
man year high school of many
yeshiva high schools in major
cities of the U.S.
The in-depth program of the He-
brew department will be taught
by Rabbi Aviezer Cohen.
The secular department will in-
clude five majors with accredita-
tion toward college entrance. Fa-
culty will be composed of Mrs.
Milton Arm, math; Howard Borim,
science; Howard Weinberg, social
studies; and Mrs. Gail Wolf, Eng-
lish and French.

Seven Michigan Teens
to Attend BB Conclave

Several Michigan teen-agers will
attend an international convention
of the Bnai Brith Youth Organ-
ization at Camp Bnai Brith, Star-
light, Pa., Aug. 19-26. The Aleph
Zadik Aleph (boys) and the Bnai
Brith Girls will meet concurrently
to plan programs and activities for
1970-71 and to elect new officers.
Michigan delegates are Debi
Ginns, Laurel Schlesinger and
David Walt, of Southfield; Suzanne
Tauber and Mitchell Kahn, of
Grand Rapids; and Sandra Markle
and Mickey Galper, of Oak Park.

A national heavyweight pony-
pulling contest will be held during
the 1970 Michigan State Fair,
which runs from Aug. 28 through
Sept. 7.

Two Nudes by Autorino—$680

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