'Land of the Dragon' Coming Here
`Jew in America'
Topic of Student
Junior and senior high school
students in the community are
eligible to win cash prizes of $100
each for the best poem, essay and
short story on "The Jew in Amer-
ica," Steve Segall, chairman of
the writing contest conimittee,
Others on the committee are
Debbi Shulman, Jeff Richmond,
Mindy Ruzumna, Laurie Sendler.
Michael Edelman, Barbara Siegel
and Rhonna Sachs. Assisting the
committee is Joel Verbin of the
Jewish Center staff.
Judges will include community
leaders and students. Deadline
for entries is March 1. Rules can
be obtained from the Center group
services division, DI 1-4200.
Student planners will meet 7:30
p.m. Thursday in the Center to
receive copies of the rules and
registration forms. The movie
"Sound of Poetry" also will be
shown. Youth not on the commit-
tee but who are interested in see-
ing the movie, are invited.
The question of whether the
community is responsive to the
needs of youth will be explored
at a weekend seminar beginning
today under the sponsorship of
Habonim Labor Zionist Youth. The
discussion will open at 8 p.m. in
the Workmen's Circle Center, and
all youth are invited.
A panel will explore the sub-
ject, "Judaize/Radicalize," whose
tone was set in a resolution by
Habonim of North America. It was
felt that the community was un-
responsive to the needs if young
people and that it was responsible
for their alienation. Also expressed
was the view that Jewish educa-
tion was substandard and that the
structure of the community was
Speakers will include an au-
thor of the resolution, Rail Gold-
man, a member of the Habonim
movement's central committee,
Others are Sherwood Sandweiss
of the American Jewish Commit-
tee; Rabbis Gerald Teller of Cong.
S h a a r e y Zedek and James I.
Gordon of Young Israel of Oak-
Woods, who teaches at the United
Hebrew High School; and Joel
Altus, formerly with the American
Jewish Congress and now a teach
er at the Hebrew High School
who claims to be a devout leftist.
Thos interested in participating
in the seminar may obtain more
information from Dan Drachler,
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By HOWARD GINSBURG
(Howard is 12 years old and in the
seventh grade. Among his special
interests are reading and painting.)
During Hanuka vacation, the
junior high students went roller
skating. We had a lot of fun, along
with our principal, Rabbi Werner,
Frank Leiderman and Dennis Eis-
enberg, who were kind enough to
Erev Hanuka, in addition to a
wonderful Hebrew musical play
put on by the third grade, grades
four through seven provided the
school and public with a Hanuka
art exhibition. The fifth grade
formed different clay objects. The
sixth grade made sculptures from
wood and toothpicks. And the
seventh grade created a large
mural with scenes of the Hanuka
We are also planning for the
junior high a shabaton, including
davening, eating, singing and
learning together an entire Shabat.
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forbidden their students to parti-
cipate in such demonstrations, an
injunction some of the students
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The editor, Yossi Klein of Brook-
lyn, said the new publication was
developed to be "the national voice
of the Jewish high school activist"
and to be a forum for the views
of a Jewish Affairs Commission
which, he said, was started last
September as an independent or-
ganization for Jewish high school
students. The leadership of the
group comes from Orthodox stu-
dents in day high schools in the
New York area.
He told the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency that the commission now
has representation from more than
25 yeshiva high schools and pub-
lic schools in the New York metro-
politan area. He said its purpose
was "to educate Jewish youth to
the problems of Jews, with em-
phasis on Soviet Jewry, and to
translate this education into mean-
Young Israel Teens
Plan Services, Hayride
Young Israel Teens will conduct
services at Young Israel of Green-
field 9 a.m. Saturday, followed by
a luncheon and program. Rabbi
Max Kapustin, director of Hillel
Foundation at Wayne State Uni-
At a recent general assembly
versity, will be guest speaker.
here, Habonim Labor Zionist Youth
A hayride is planned for that
adopted a resolution calling for the evening. For information, call
immediate release of Caesar Dennis Eisenberg, president, 398-
Chavez from jail (which has since
0222. All teens are welcome.
come about), directed all members
of the movement in Detroit not
to shop where California lettuce Lahav Going Down Hill
is sold, and also to work with the
Lahav Senior United Synagogue
United Farm Workers Organizing Youth of Cong. Beth Achim is
Committee (UFWOC) in picketing sponsoring a tobogganing outing
and publicizing the plight of farm Sunday at Kensington Park. The
outing, starting from Beth Achim
1:30 p.m., also will feature
Citing the Jewish heritage of at
sledding and ice skating. Follow-
social justice, Habonim Ken ing
the outing, there will be a
Afiklm, the Detroit branch, re- party.
For information, call Lahav
lated the concept of Oshek from social chairman
Diane Landy, 357-
the Talmud, which states that 2588, or vice president
the produce of the oppressed rin, 399-0831.
worker is not to be considered
fit and kosher for any public
or private consumption.
For information on the problems
of the migrant worker, the let-
tuce boycott and unionization of
agricultural workers, write
Habonim Labor Zionist Youth,
18340 W. Seven Mile.
NEW YORK (JTA)—The pilot
Although students were enthu-
issue of "Achdut," a four-page siastic about the publication, Klein
tabloid-size newspaper described said officials of the yeshivas had
as the first independent national indicated they were "none too
publication by and for Jewish high happy" with an article in which a
school students, has been distri- young Russian Jew was quoted as
buted to 15,000 students in 40 Jew- strongly urging continued demon-
ish day high schools and public strations for Soviet Jews. Most Or-
schools, according to one of its thodox school administrators have
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Princess Jade Pure (seated) gets an earful from the villains
in the Wayne State University Children's Theater production of
"Land of the Dragon," coming to the Jewish Center, 2 p.m., Jan. 24.
The production is sponsored by Omnibus, the Center children's theater
series. Tickets are on sale at the Center, 3414200, ext. 292.
Habonim Seminar Participants
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Yeshiva Student Activists Launch Own Newspaper
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