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September 17, 1982 - Image 92

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-09-17

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92 Friday, September 11, 1982

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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May the coming year be
one filled with health,
happiness and
prosperity for all our
friends and family.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska
— One.of the greatest chal-
lenges facing any artist is to
select new material from
which to work and then to
successfully portray it as
original and fresh in his or
her own style. Byron
Birdsall, a well-known and
respected Alaskan artist,
meets that challenge con-
tinually in his work.
Known
for
his.
watercolors of the north-
west, his landscapes have
gained wide popularity due
to his impeccably clean
style and intense, rich
colors, a style. he refers to as
"neorealism." His work has
become so well-known in
the Pacific Northwest that
he was the featured artist in
American Artist magazine,
a national publication, in
April 1981.
Like other artists and
writers, Birdsall has found
that traveling increases his

May the coming year be
one filled with health,
happiness and
prosperity for all our
friends and family.

THE EPSTEIN FAMILY, GAIL &
HERSHEL, DAVID & DANNY

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To All Our
Relatives
and Friends,
Our wish for a
year filled with
happiness,
health and prosperity

SAMUEL & JEAN CASCADE & FAMILY

By RABBI LESTER
POLONSKY,
KATE GILLESPIE AND
JANICE SHAMBERG

Cong. Beth Shalom,
Alaska
!Copyright 198; JTA, Inc.)

JERRY, RENA, DAVID &
AARON CHERNOW

May the coming year be
one filled with health,
happiness and
prosperity for all our
friends and family.
LIONEL, PENNY, SID, MICHELE &
ROBYN KATCHEM
UPLAND, CALIFORNIA

Alaska Synagogue Benefits From Artist's Trip to Israel



potential subject matter •
Prior to settling in Alaska
five years ago, where he re-
sides in a rustic log house on
an old homestead in An-
chorage, Birdsall and his
wife of 22 years, Lynn,
traveled the world, living in
or visiting East Africa, the
Far East, South America,
Mexico, Canada and India.
Shortly after the
Birdsalls returned to An-
chorage from Africa, he
was approached by a
member of Cong. Beth
Sholom, Alaska's only
synagogue, to travel to
another country at the
congregation's expense
— a land to which
Birdsall had never
traveled before — Israel.
Birdsall was elated with
the offer, even though it
meant traveling without
his wife and navigator,
Lynn.
The purpose of having
Birdsall visit Israel was to
have him create paintings
of Israel, have an art show
and use the revenue from
the sale of his paintings to
expand the synagogue
building to accommodate its

Israel's Jewelry

Newsview Magazine
work in silver and gold,
TEL AVIV —For some 20 which, while attractive in
years, Israel has been one of themselves, were too
the biggest_ dealers limited in their appeal to be
in polished diambnds. a major -international ex-
Emeralds have followed in port item.
more recent years and today
However, when this
Israel exports about 50 per-
cent of the world's cut and minor industry, much of
polished emeralds, import- it done at home, began to
ing the roughs mainly from manufacture gold and
silver chains and other
Africa.
popular
items, exports
Israel's emerald mer-
chants are now diversifying began to grow rapidly
into rubies and sapphires as from less than $3 million
well, and Dun and in 1975 to $80 million in
Bradstreet, the interna- 1980.
In 1975 there were only
tional financial analysts,
predict that by the end of 'about 20 companies man-
this decade, the Israel Pre- ufacturing jewelry in Israel.
cious Stones Exchange, Today there are about 100
dealing in all precious factories and small work-
stones, will be as important shops employing some 3,000
a center for rubies and sap- people.
Direct exports in 1981
phires as it is today for
amounted to about $120
emeralds.
These are no mean ac- million, a growth of 50 per-
hievments considering that cent over the previous year.
Israel's jewelry industry About 90 percent of total
only began in earnest about output today is exported. A
15 years ago. The main large proportion of domestic
jewels sold hete then were sales go to tourists which, in
green Eilat stones set in effect, increases this propor-
silver and Yemenite filigree tion even more.

Fast Food—Israeli Style

finally engaged its first
full-time rabbi in 1978,
after relying on the services
of a Jewish military chap-
lain for many years.

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May the coming year be
one filled with health,
happiness and
prosperity for all our
friends and family.

MARVIN & GLORIA BOOKSTEIN
& FAMILY

To All Our
Relatives
and Friends,
Our wish for a
year filled with
happiness,
health and prosperity

MADELON, LOUIS, ADRIANNE,
MELISSA SELIGMAN

To All Our
Relatives
and Friends,
Our wish for a
year filled with
happiness,
health and prosperity

PETER & CLARA WEISBERG

May the New Year Bring

To All Our Friends
and Family
Health,

To All Our
, Relatives
and Friends,
Our wish for a
year filled with
happiness,
health and prosperity

GARRY & EBY KAPPY

current membership which
has almost quadrupled
since its construction in
1964. The congregation has
grown to the point that it

Joy, Prosperity

and Everything

Good in Life

A felafel stall on a Jerusalem street corner is open
for business. The felafel, a pita bread sandwich con-
sisting of fried chickpeas, onion, lettuce, tomato and a
variety of toppings, is a favorite "fast food" for Is-
raelis.

SELMA & NEWT FREEDMAN

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