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December 03, 1982 - Image 23

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-12-03

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Best Kept Secret In Town!

BBYO Activities

AZA and BBG members
will participate in the
fourth annual Youth Sym-
posium on the Holocaust
8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the
Wayne State University
Student Center. A char-
tered bus will depart from
the BBYO office at 7:45 a.m.
For information, contact
Brian Ackerson at the
BBYO office, 552-8260.
Auditions will be held for
the talent show for the
BBYO regional convention
1 p.m. Dec. 12 in the Dubin
Meeting Room at the Bnai
Brith Building. All chapters
wishing to enter an act in
the talent show must be
present at that time.
The Great Lakes AZA
Council announces the ap-
pointment of Gary Fealk, of
Samson AZA, as chairman
for the AZA Basketball
League. The league will be
held on Sundays from
January through April. The
Great Lakes BBG Council
announces the appointment
of Paula Katz of Brice BBG
as chairman of the BBG/
Bnai Brith Women's annual
joint program. This year's
BBG/BBW program will
take place Feb. 6.
The Michigan Region

BBYO convention will
take.glace Dec. 26-30 at
the main Jewish Com-
munity Center. The con-
vention is open to all
members of AZA and
BBG and applications
have been mailed to each
registered member.
Additional applications
are available from chap-
ter presidents or from the
BBYO office.
The deadline for the AZA
and BBG Council fund rais-
ings is Dec. 10. All chapter
candy money from the ini-
tial shipment must be
brought into the BBYO
office .by that date in order
for chapters- to benefit from
the fund raising incentives.
Ahavah BBG and
Akiba AZA will host
Chavayrim BBYO from
Grand Rapids this weekend.
Tonight the groups will par-
ticipate in a six-chapter
Sabbath service and oneg
Shabat at Cong. Beth Ab-
raham Hillel Moses. Other
chapters involved are
Aliyah BBG; Shalom Aviv
BBG and Hart AZA. After
the service Murray
Feldman of Channel 2 will
speak on "Jews in the

Friday, December 3, 1982 23


On Saturday, the groups
will attend services at Tem-
ple Beth El, followed by a
trip to the Detroit Art
Museum and Science Cen-
ter. Saturday evening the
three chapters will be joined
by Rose AZA for a party and
the weekend will conclude
with a brunch on Sunday
morning hosted by Ahavah

We are apt to mistake our
vocation by looking out of
the way for occasions to
exercise great and rare vir-
tues, and by stepping over
the ordinary ones that lie
directly in the road before



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