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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-03-02

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Friday, March 2, 1984 23


Joan Provizer, Editor


Youth Aliyah Participants

19111 W. 10 Mile Rd., Southfield 48075 • 357-2920

At a recent symposium on
Youth Aliyah, Meir Got-
tesman, director-general of
the youth movement, ex-
plained why so many
native-born Israeli children
attend Youth Aliyah in-
stead of conventional
`Israel has good schools,'
he said, 'but they are not
geared to children with spe-
cial social or educational
problems. We receive 6,000
children a year — referred
Martha W. Griffiths
by social workers, truant
officers and other educators
to Receive
— 300 of whom are totally
Hadassah Award • illiterate and 300 are par-
Michigan Lieutenant tially illiterate.
Governor Martha W. Grif-
Follow-up research on
fiths will be given the Myr-. Youth Aliyah graduates by
tle Wreath Achievement the Henrietta Szold Insti-
Award at a luncheon on tute has revealed that they
April 9 at the Somerset Inn catch up with their peers by
in Troy. Mrs. Griffiths be- the time they are ready to do
came well known nationally their reserve duty in the Is-
when she represented the rael Defense Forces. Others
17th Congressional District later become members of
of the State of Michigan kibbutzim because. they
from 1955 to 1975. She have been imbued in Youth
sponsored the Equal Rights Aliyah with pioneering
Amendment to the Con- ideals.'
stitution and successfully
Professor Reuven Feuers-
guided its' passage through tein of Bar Ilan University,
the House in the 91st Con- who is the psychologist who
became world famous for re-
rare insight in to the hopes,
After retiring from Con-
dreams, and lives of our gress she practiced law with
East European brethren. her husband and served on
Her presentation is a verit- various corporate boards. In
able walking tour through 1982 she became the first
the cities, towns and vil- woman to be elected
lages that gave us our roots.
Lieutenant Governor of the
The program will start at State of Michigan.
10 a.m. and will be followed
This special luncheon at
by lunch. Donation is $3 and which she will be honored is
reservations are necessary. open only to Hadassah Life
Members of the pool groups Members. Life Membership
— those groups that are no costs $175, or $160 for those
longer meeting separately who have paid this year's
— will be receiving their dues. Money collected for
Part Time Parent Co-
flyers shortly. Round trip Life Membership is in-
Lauren Bruss,
transportation is $1. For vested by National Hadas-
further information and sah and the interest is used Marion Stein and Faye
reservations, call the office, to buy major equipment for Krut are shown working
the Hadassah Medical on plans for the spring
Complex. For information fundraising drive to
benefit Hadassah's
on becoming a life member,
Youth Aliyah installa-
call 357-2920.
tions in Israel.

Pool Groups to Meet




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What Makes Youth Aliyah Tick

At the National Hadas- his mother and sister. His
sah Mid-Winter Confer- parents are divorced and his
ence, Sylvia Doppelt, Na- father remained in Kenya.
tional Youth Aliyah An eighth grader in the
Chairman gave profiles of Motza Agricultural School,
some students who are pre- Shalom studies piano with a
sently in the Youth Aliyah teacher who says that he
has great potential.
Hod Bretlan was born in
Anat Hatina was born in
France in 1969 and immig- Israel in 1965. She and her
rated to Israel in 1980. Her mother live with her
parents are divorced and grandmother. Anat entered
remained in France. In Is- Youth Aliyah in 1978 aand
rael, Hod entered a special was sent to Kibbutz
French speaking Youth Ha'Ogen where she is now
Aliyah facility, where she is in the 11th grade. She is in
now in her final year of high her second year of classical
ballet at Beit Leisin in Tel
Esther Yerushalyim was Aviv, where her teachers
born in Iran in 1967 and say she is very talented and
immigrated to Israel in determined.
1980. Her parents and fam-
Rami Misgadi immig-
ily have remained in Iran. rated to Israel from Iran in
Esther is in the 10th grade 1979 and was placed by
in the Hadassaim Youth Youth Aliyah in Kibbutz
Village and has been study- Shefayim. His mother died
ing piano for two years. She of cancer in Israel, and his
is not only extremely father returned to Iran,
talented but has a strong leaving Rami and his sister
dedication to her music with Youth Aliyah.
Mrs. Doppelt concluded:
Shalom Israel Ilward was
As expected in Youth
born in Kenya in 1969 and Aliyah, the children reflect
came to Israel in 1977 with the crises of today's world.'

Annette Meskin, Pool
Group's Coordinator, an-
nounced that for the first
time bus transportation will
be available for the next
meeting of the Hadassah
Pool Groups. The meeting,
scheduled for Tuesday,
March 27 in the Auditorium
of the Southfield Civic Cen-
ter, features From Shtetl
With Love,' presented by
Maxine Kronick.
`From Shtetel With Love'
is an eyewitness presenta-
tion about modern-day East
European Jewry through
the use of music and mul-
timedia material. Ms.
Kronick is able to give us a



Nadine Miller, chairman
of Hadassah's Fifth Annual
Tennis Tournament an-
nounced that committees
are now being formed to
plan this year's event.
Women interested in par-
ticipating should call her at


Dr. James Lyons, director
of the Ecumenical Institute
for Jewish Christian
Studies and a well known
speaker will address a com-
bined meeting of the Aviv,
Chai and Shalom groups of
Hadassah on Tuesday eve-
ning, March 20 at the home
of Shelly Boschan. For di-
rections and reservations,
please call either Susie
Novick, 661-1791 or Shelly
Boschan, 855-5575.

Michigan Region
and the
Greater Detroit
Chapter of Hadassah
First Mission to Israel

November 4-18, 1984
$1520 per person
13 nights, 5 star hotels

For further information
and brochure

Call 357-2920

jetting conventional I.Q.
tests and developing his
own methods of evaluating
a child's potential, ascribed
Youth Aliyah's success to
its creation of what he calls
a 'therapeutic community.'
Taking the 400 Ethiopian
youngsters absorbed by
Youth Aliyah as model,
Rivka Hanegbi, director of
Psychological Counseling
Services of Youth
Aliyah, described the kind
of problems faced by all
immigrant children; 'They
undergo a crisis of change
when moving from one
community to another,
especially if there are great
cultural differences. In
Ethiopia, they were dev-
outly Zionist, in that they
believed that redemption in
Jerusalem would be a ful-
fillment of the Messianic
dream. But idealism did not
prepare them for the
realities of living in Israel.
The pattern of life is so
different. We have to help
each individual to find a
way into the new society
without endangering his or
her self-confidence.'



Registration is still being
accepted for the spring
series of classes co-
sponsored by the Greater
Detroit Chapter of Hadas-
sah and the Midrasha.
The morning series will
meet on Wednesdays,
March 14, 21 and 28.
Classes offered are 'The
World of Freud and The
Jewish Culture of Vienna,'
`Eat and Be Well; Mothers
and Daughters in Contem-
porary Jewish Literature,'
`Jewish Genealogy - Explor-
ing Your Family History,'
and 'The Jewish Experience
in France, Germany and
America, 1776-1914.'
Evening classes on
Thursday, March 22 and 29
will be 'Great Jewish
Trails'; 'The Jewish Politi-
cal Tradition'; 'Radicals,
Rebels and Realists: Jewish
Social and Political Move-
ments; and 'Helping
Families Deal with Stress
(or, When Chicken Soup is
Not Enough).
For more information,
call either Hadassah, 357-
2920 or the Midrasha, 352-

A blending of cultures.
Two students at the Rose
Matzkin Youth Center in
Tel Aviv.

Membership Soars

Hadassah's first chapter
outside the United States —
known as Hadassah-Israel
has enrolled over 1,000
members since it was char-
tered on October 3, 1983.

Aura Herzog, Israel's
First Lady, became the first
member and Sallie Lewis,
wife of the U.S. Ambassador
to Israel, was made an hon-
orary member.

About half of the mem-
bers are Life Members who
`,have moved to Israel from
the U.S. The new members
are divided between Ameri-
cans who have settled in Is-
rael, women associated with
Hadassah's services in Is-
rael such as the Hadassah -
Hebrew University Medical
Center and Israeli women
who have sought for some
time to bring the effective
Hadassah organization to
their soil.

Frieda S. Lewis, national
president of Hadassah said
that Hadassah-Israel has
been created to meet a
grass-roots request made by
former U.S. Hadassah
members who have moved
to Israel and a request made
by many Israelis who were
familiar with the way
Hadassah works and would
like to share the Hadassah


The new Troy-Rochester
group of Hadassah invites
women in the North-East
suburbs to our first program
featuring a film and Purim
refreshments. The meeting
will be held Thursday,
March 8 at 8:00 p.m. in

For information and
reservations call the
Hadassah office, 357-2920.




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