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September 13, 1974 - Image 64

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1974-09-13

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

64—Trickly, Sept. 13, 1974

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Wishing You A Happy
and Healthy New Year •

I

Jews in Hati: Reporter's Voodoland Impressions

MR. & MRS.
By EDNA AIZENBERG
I HARRY ARONOVITZ
(Copyright 1974, JTA, Inc.)
; 0548 Southfield Rd., Southfield I
There are Jews in the land
MR.
&
MRS.
AL
DORFMANi
I3 extend
best wishes to all
• of voodoo.
AND FAMILY
I th eir f riends and relatives

:
As a matter of fact there

Southfield
for a happy, healthy New Year I :
• are at least 20 Jewish


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families and an Israeli Em-
bassy with a staff of six in
MR. & MRS.
I MRS. LILLIAN FIDLER I Haiti, the Caribbean republic
known for its Afro-in-
REUBEN BAGGLEMAN I
I best
of Encino, Calif.
spired religious rites, primi-
wish their family, relatives I
wish all her friends
tive paintings and stormy
and friends a very happy and I
political history.
and relatives a happy,
healthy New Year
I The Jews of Haiti are
healthy New Year
mainly of Syrian origin with
a sprinkling of Central Euro-
MR. & MRS. ISRAEL
MR. & MRS.
pean Ashkenazim; the former
KANER
and
MIRIAM
HARRY COHEN
arrived on the island at the
16015 Templar Circle, Southfield
extend heartiest best wishes
turn
of the century, the latter
wish all their family
to all their friends and
came around the time of
and friends a healthy
relatives for a happy, healthy
World War II. Both make a
and prosperous New Year
and happy New Year
living as merchants and busi-
nessmen in Port au Prince,
Haiti's dusty capital which
is reminscent of an Oriental
souk except that the bargain-
17285 Lee
ing is done in French or Cre-
ole instead of Arabic.
wish all their relatives and friends
The Israelis of Haiti are
a happy and healthy New Year
headed by Ambassador Zeev
Bashan, an army officer who
is Israel's first resident am-
bassador in Port au Prince.
Before his arrival, Israel was
BYRON, REBECCA & JANICE LIEBERWITZ
represented in Haiti by its
ambassador to Panama, and
wish all their friends and relatives
the only "official" Israelis in
A Happy, Healthy New Year
the country were the mem-
bers of a technical coopera-
tion mission working on a
project of agricultural devel-
opment in the Cul de Sac
17605 Goldwin, Southfield
Valley out side Port au
Prince. It was in great meas-
leish all their friends and relatives
ure due to the success of this
a happy. healthy New ) ear
project that the Haiti gov-
ernment asked Israel for' a
"fulitime" envoy.
During a recent stay in
Haiti an inquisitive tourist
extends to all her family and
got a glimpse of what Jew-
friends a wish for a year of
ish existence is like in this
good health and happiness
tiny community as well as a
taste of the difficult, yet im-
portant job performed by Is-
rael's agricultural experts in
DR. AND MRS. MELVYN RUBENFIRE
the developing countries.
tvi-Ans< & KAP ENE
Icor --me--
West Bloomfield
tourist didn't .have to go
wish all their relatives and friends
further than his hotel, lo-
a healthy and happy New Year
cated in Petionville, the fash-
ionable suburb in the moun-
tains above Port au Prince.
Best Wishes For A Healthy and Happy New
The owner is a man whose
father was a Jew and whose
Year To All Our Friends and Relatives
mother was a Black Haitian.
MR. AND MRS. JOSEPH L. SCHULMAN
When this man's son was born
AND FAMILY
he first had the infant cir-
Ann Arbor, Michigan
cumcized by a mohel, then
baptized. The god-mother at
the baptism was Mrs. Molly
Abitbol, a Jewess born in
DAVID AND LENORE SHAPIRO
Haiti of Syrian parents. Mrs.
AND FAMILY
Abitbol has resided at the ho-
Southfield
tel for the past 10 years —
wish all their relatives and friends
since her grown children left
the island — with her hus-
a happy, healthy New Year
band, Isaac, who came to
Haiti half a century ago from
Morocco, and runs a dry
goods store in Port au Prince.

I

L.

HELEN & MORRIS GREENBERG

tizrizn rival rirr5

MR. AND MRS. ANDY MARTIN

MRS. HARRY RUBENFIRE



MR. AND MRS. LEO WEBER
AND SONS

6588 Beverly Crest Dr., West Bloomfield, Mich.

wish

all their friends and relatives a year

health and happiness and peace

Best Wishes For A Very Healthy
and Happy New Year To All My
Relatives and Friends

ANNE WEISBERG

Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Wolok

extend heartiest wishes for a most happy and prosperous
New Year to their entire family, officers and directors of
Hebrew Benevolent Society, entire • membership of the
Radomer Aid Society and friends.

Asked about local Jewish
life, Mrs. Abitbol, a warm,
articulate woman, said that
the few families were on good
personal terms, but that com-
munal institutions were non-
existent. Occasionally, a
rabbi or cantor is brought in
from the States to perform
a marriage-or a Bar Mitzva.
Since Ambassador Bashan's
arrival, his staff has organ-

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AND FOR YOU * *

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little rainfall. The other two rounding huts and field4
members of the mission are "might not look like much,"
Abraham Ben Shimon, a vet- but he said that when corn-
eran of several years in Laos,
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and Ahmed Zahalka, an Is-
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all my family and

It
experience in Zambia.



ized High Holiday services
and a Passover seder for the
Jewish community.
Not long ago the embassy
staff played host to Mrs.
Ruth Dayan, former wife of
the general, and president of
Maskit, the Israel handicraft
concern. Mrs. Da y an was
touring South America and
the Caribbean under the joint
sponsorship of the Organiza-
tion of American States and
Israel's Office for Interna-
tional Cooperation to see how
Israel could help the coun-
tries in the area develop
their handicrafts.

The village of Croix des
Bouquets where the Israelis
work is connected to Port au
Prince by a highway which
is more potholes than road.
Despite the fact that only
heavy vehicles or jeeps can
reach the site, Croix des
Bouquets has become a show-
case — the Haitian govern-
ment is planning to expand
the project and adapt it to
other places—and has la con-
stant stream of visitors. On
one particular day a whole
contingent of the Jeunesse
Rural, the local 4-H Club,
came to see what the Israelis
had helped the families
achieve. Harari admitted
that to the outsider the sur-

Like any visitor, Mrs.
Dayan went to see a voodoo
ceremony. In the mini-cara-
van—ambassador's car, Mrs.
Dayan's vehicle, and security
detail — which set out late
in the evening to witness a
demonstration of the native
cult, the conversation turned
on a rival voodoo demonstra-
tion center run by none other
Best Wishes For A
than Rosie Rubinstein, ex-
Happy, Healthy New
wife of Abie Nathan, the Is-
Year To All Our
raeli peace pilot. It seems
Relatives and Friends
that Mrs. Rubinstein landed
JOSEPH and
in Haiti one day, liked. the
MYNNE EDWARDS
place, and decided to stay
22040 Westhampton
on.
Oak Park
But perhaps more interest-
MR. & MRS. RAYMOND
ing- than the staged voodoo
FREEDLANDER
spiel was a journey out onto
15320 Miller Rd.
the countryside to. visit the
Oak Park
Israeli agricultural mission.
wish all their friends
Led by David Harari, a ki-
and relatives a healthy,
butznik who worked in Mada-
happy New Year
gascar until that African
state broke relations with Is-
t I
Best Wishes7o7l
rael in the wake of the Yom
Our Relatives and
Kippur War, the team of
Friends for a Happy,
Healthy New' Year .. .
three Israelis is trying to in-
crease the crop yield of four I
Mr. & Mrs.
hundred peasant families liv-
David Mills
ing on an annual income of
Southfield
about $70 in a region with 25100 Pierce

.friends continued health
and happiness in the
'Vete Year







: LAURA NUSBAUM i
4 .••••••••••••••••••••:

MR. & MRS. DAVID
PITT and SUSAN

wish their family, friends
and Kol Israel a prosperous,
healthy and peaceful Year

To all our dear friends
and relatives, we wish a
happy, healthy and
prosperous New Year

GERTRUDE & HY PRITZ

•••••••••••••••••••••••
•,A Happy and Healthy New;
;Year To All Our Friends:


and Relatives


• SIDNEY & BETTY
ROSENBLATT :

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Best Wishes For A Happy
and Healthy New Year
To All

DR. AND MRS.
SAMUEL D. SCHULMAN

20639 Kensington Ct.
.Southfield

Mrs. Esther Temchin

Oak Park

wishes all her family
and friends a happy
and healthy New Year

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HEARTIEST GREETINGS ON THE NEW YEAR
5735, TO ALL OUR RELATIVES AND FRIENDS,
TO THE ENTIRE JEWISH COMMUNITY,
TO ISRAEL AND THE ISRAELIS AND TO
THE DEDICATED SUPPORTERS OF THE CAUSE
OF JUSTICE FOR JEWRY AND MANKIND.

12 11 .3i tl'tvril

Walk about Zion,

and go round about her;

tell the towers thereof

(Psalms 43, 12)



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Mr. and Mrs. Max Stoilman,
Mr. Philip Stollman
and their families

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