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July 20, 1979 - Image 49

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-07-20

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Friday, July 20, 1919 49

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Materials submitted to the Readers Forum must be brief. The writer's name will be
withheld from publication upon request. No unsigned letters will be published. Materials
will not be returned unless a stamped, self-addressed envelope is enclosed.

Community Stereotypes Singles

believe that she considers
herself a "poor dear" be-
cause of my status.
Nor do I consider myself
underprivileged or incom-
plete because I choose a pro-
fessional education over
domesticity at this point in
my life. But I do consider
myself an outcast from my
synagogue and religious
community because I do not
fit into any of its prescribed
groups.
parents'
my
In
synagogue, for example,
children of members get

'Shalom v'L'hitraot'

Editor, The Jewish News:
At the end of July, my
family and I will be return-
ing home to Israel after two
years on shlikhut with the
Israel Aliya Center in Oak
Park. I would appreciate the
opportunity to use your
great newspaper to say
shalom to all the many
friends who have made Our
stay so memorable and suc-
cessful.
It is hard for us to leave
such a warm community.
However, we follow in the
footsteps of the many hun-
dreds of Detroiters who
have settled in Israel, many
of whom we have been
privileged to meet in the
last two years. They are
very special people who do
credit to the Jewish com-
munity of Detroit.
It is hard to leave one's
family and friends, to
move thousands of miles
away, and to adjust to a
new culture, a new lan-
guage and a lower
standard of living. Yet,
every year dedicated

men and women do it in
order to participate per-
sonally in the creation of
a Jewish society and to
personally witness the
age-old Jewish dream of
redemption.
Whether or not -they opt
for aliya, it is our hope that
our many friends in Detroit
will visit us in Israel.

Yehuda Berman

* * *

Emigres Should
Be Sent to Israel

Editor, The Jewish News:
All emigres from Russia
holding- Israeli visas and
being transported at the ex-
pense of the Jewish people_
should be channeled to Is-
rael.
-Those wishing to go
elsewhere should do so at
their own expense.
It seems incongruous that
while Soviet emigres are
coming to the U.S. we keep
open aliya offices to send
American Jews to Israel.

a free year of member-
ship as a wedding gift.
There is no correspond-
ing grace period for those
who remain unmarried
past age 25. This is only
one - symptom of the
larger problem, which is
the assumption that un-
married people are un-
happy people.
Within synagogues and
the community at large,
Jews are sharply divided
along the line of marital
status. Rather than expend-
ing time, energy and_money
to establish an artificial
"singles" society, with ac-
tivities limited to discos and
volleyball, our community
might be better off if singles
were accepted as equals and
encouraged to participate in
all the activities offered by
synagogues and other
groups.
Most importantly, our
community must abandon
the attitude that unmarried
young adults are pathetic,
undesirable, unproductive
people who must be "fixed
up" — as if broken, or in-
adequate in themselves —
before they become accept-
able members of Jewish
society.

Cynthia I. Brody

Detroit Miss
Plans to Marry

ii

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Meanwhile,
Shifman, president of the
Jewish Community Coun-
cil, has lauded local efforts
that contributed to the lob-
bying effort to abolish the
statute of limitations on
Nazi war crimes in West
Germany.
She cited the thousands of
post cards and the Michigan
Legislature's resolutions
which were coordinated by
the community council. -

Club to Gather

The Center Business-
men's Club meets 12:30
p.m. Wednesdays at the 10
Mile Jewish Community
Center. Membership
chairman is Irwin Herma-
lin.

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him who works at tanning.

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For information on sum-
mer activities at the
facility, call the recreation
center, 354-9510.

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Oakland Press Apologizes
for Biased Column in June

of
Representatives
Jewish relations agencies
have met with Oakland
Press associate editor Neil
Munro to respond to a col-
umn published in June
which contained anti-
Jewish undertones.
The article, written by
Szabolcs Mesterhazy, made
reference to "the powerful
Jewish lobby," "our Jewish
senators" and "those Jews
who could be loyal only to a
slh land."
nro accepted the criti-
cism of a lack of sensitivity
to the Jewish community's
concerns, and to the article's
contents. He assured those
present that he in no way
meant to offend the Jewish
community by publishing
the column.
Those attending in-
cluded Lawrence Per-
nick, Jewish Community
Council; Ethirin Shifrin,
Jewish Labor Commit-
tee; Lillian Weisberg,
American Jewish Con-
gress; Jesse Stern,

General swimming hours
at the Beech Woods Recrea-
tion Center, 22200 Beech,
Southfield, are 1-8 p.m.
weekdays and noon-8 p.m.
weekends and holidays.
Skating hours are 2-3:30
p.m. Saturdays and Sun-
days.
The Midnight Swim Club
meets midnight-2 a.m. Fri-
days for persons age 18 and
older.

NOOS-NOOS-NOOS

Readers Forum

Editor, The Jewish News:
The July 13 "Letter from
your mother" (advertise-
ment) is a superb example of
how to alienate a large and
growing group of young
Jewish adults who are un-
married and not frantic
about it. The ad accepts and
proceeds from the premise
that anyone over 21-years-
----ilk and unmarried is an
aarassment to his/her
parents.
I am 21, unmarried, a law
student, and have never
been led by my mother to

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MISS EONNERSTATER

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lon-
nerstater of Detroit an-
nounce the engagement of
their daughter, Dayna
Beth, to Steven Joel Ross,
son of Mrs. Roslyn Ross of
Southfield and the late Mr.
Wallace Ross.
Miss Lonnerstater is pur-
suing studies in industrial
psychology at the Univer-
sity of Michigan. Her fiance
attended Oakland Univer-
sity.
A June wedding is
planned.

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Central High
Reunion Planned

Graduates in the 1959
and 1960 classes of Central
High School will hold their
joint reunion Aug. 18 at the
Radison Cadillac Hotel, De-
troit. A "family gathering"
will be held 3 p.m. Aug. 19
at Belle Isle.
For tickets, write Cen-
tralite, 18687 Warrington,
Detroit 48221.

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