THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, April 6, 1984
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"For me, keeping the joy and
tradition of Passover means
having everything lust right.
And it's a lot easier without
too much caffein.
That's why I drink Sanka.'"
Alexei Lein of Leningrad,
USSR, will celebrate his
Bar Mitzvah in absentia as
Howard Norber twins his
special ceremony with the
Russian Jewish youth at
services 8:45 a.m. Saturday
at Cong. Beth Abraham
Howard is the son of Mrs.
Charlene Norber of West
Bloomfield and the late Mr.
The Lein family applied
for emigration to Israel in
August 1978, but were re-
fused for reasons of "sec-
The Bar Mitzvah's father,
Yevgeny Lein, worked until
1978 as chief scientist in an
institute, but lost his job
upon applying to emigrate.
He worked as a night
watchman, tutored math-
ematics privately with offi-
cial recognition. He began
participating in non-official
seminars in applied math in
Leningrad, and from 1977
was interested in Jewish
subjects including Hebrew.
Daughter Sasha was a
student at Leningrad Uni-
versity until 1978, when she
was expelled because of her
desire to repatriate to Is-
rael. In 1980, after some
threats, Sasha was beaten
up near her home. Lein was
told by the local police that
one of the hoodlums, who
had beaten his daughter,
had sustained a head injury
as a child and was not an-
swerable for his actions.
On May 10, 1981, the
KGB and police prevented
the lecture that was to take
place in the Lein flat as part
of the Jewish Seminar Pro-
gram by stopping all his
guests near his home. The
lecture was instead given in
the flat of one of his
neighbors, refusnik Grigory
During the next lecture,
on May 17, in the flat of
Wasserman, the police
entered the flat and tried to
provoke the Jews who were
listening to the lecture,
which was about Shabbat.
The police arrested Lein
and accused him of obstruct-
ing authority. During the
week of Aug. 3, 1981, he was
sentenced to two years
working for the national
In summer 1982, Lein
was released from the labor
camp for "good behavior."
Sasha had been readmitted
to the university a couple of
years ago. She was expelled
again before she even took
Cong. Shaarey Zedek will
show the film, "The House
on Chelouche Street," at 8
p.m. Thursday in the
At 8 p.m. April 19, "The
Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi'
Jacob" will be the feature.
The community is invited
to see the films free of
charge. The films are pre-
sented by the drama di-
vision of the synagogue's
cultural commission, and
are sponsored by the
Sabbath Scriptural Selections
Pentateuchal portion, Leviticus 14:1-15:33.
Prophetical portion, II Kings 7:3-20.
ADAT SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Services 6 p.m. today
and 9 a.m. Saturday. Jennifer Finer, Bat Mitzvah.
CONG. BAIS CHABAD OF FARMINGTON HILLS:
Services 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the home of Rabbi
Bergstein, 32276 Tareyton. Rabbi Bergstein will speak
on "Parshat Metzora: Internal Healing."
CONG. BAIS CHABAD OF WEST BLOOMFIELD:
Services 9:15 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Silberberg will
speak on "Nisan — Month of Personal Liberation."
CONG. BETH ABRAHAM HILLEL MOSES: Services
6:15 and 8:15 p.m. today (anniversary celebrants
cited). Services 8:45 a.m. Saturday. Howard Norber,
CONG. BETH SHALOM: Services 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m.
Saturday. Amy Lavetter, Bat Mitzvah.
BIRMINGHAM TEMPLE: Services 8:30 p.m. today.
Rabbi Wine will speak on "Youth — A New Experi-
ence." Robert Kron, confirmation.
CONG. BNAI DAVID: Services 6:30 p.m. today and 8:30
a.m. Saturday. Martin Korman will chant the Haf-
CONG. B'NAI MOSHE: Services 6:30 p.m. today and 8:45
a.m. Saturday. Noah Simon, Bar Mitzvah. Mark Eich-
ner will read the Torah.
DOWNTOWN SYNAGOGUE: Services 9 a.m. Saturday,
Rabbi Gamze will speak on "How to Avoid Slander."
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: Services 7:30 p.m. today. Kevin
Kellerman, Bar Mitzvah. Services 10:30 a.m. Satur-
day. Robert Lifton, Bar Mitzvah.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: Services 8 p.m. today. Rabbi Loss will
deliver a story sermon on "The Secret Haggadah."
David Sturman and Jamie Ryke, B'nai Mitzvah. Serv-
ices 11 a.m. Saturday. Andrew Linovitz and Jeffrey
Kriseman, B'nai Mitzva. Havdalah services 5 p.m.
Saturday. Kirk Cassidy, Bar Mitzvah.
TEMPLE KOL AMI: Services 8 p.m. today. A sermon in
song will be presented by Leslye Sklar Mattler, soloist,
and by Barbara Klein and Nathalie Conrad.
LIVONIA JEWISH CONGREGATION: Services 8 p.m.
today. Rabbi Gordon will speak on "Go Not as a Gos-
siper." Services 9 a.m. Saturday.
CONG. MISHKAN ISRAEL NUSACH H'ARI: Services
9 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Gottlieb will speak on "Nisan:
A Special Birthday." .
CONG. SHAAREY ZEDEK: Services 8:45 a.m. Saturday
(Men's Club Sabbath). Men's Club President Dr. Abner,
Ragins will speak. Minha services 7 p.m. Saturday.
Marc Sole, Bar Mitzvah.
CONG. T'CHIYAH: Services 10 a.m. Saturday, conducted
by Robert Gold.
YOUNG ISRAEL OF SOUTHFIELD: Services 9:15 a.m.
Saturday. Yitzhak Gitelman, Bar Mitzvah.
Regular services will be held at Cong. Beth Achim,
Temple Beth El, Cong. Beth Isaac of Trenton, Temple Beth
Jacob, Cong. Beth Tefilo Emanuel Tikvah, Cong. Beth
Tephilath Moses of Mt. Clemens, Cong. B'nai Israel of West
Bloomfield, Cong. B'nai Israel-Beth Yehudah, Cong. B'nai
Jacob, Cong. B'nai Zion, Cong. Dovid Ben Nuchim, Sephar-
dic Community of Greater Detroit, Cong. Shaarey
Shomayim (Jewish Center Jimmy Prentis Morris Branch),
Cong. Shomrey Emunah, Cong. Shomrey Israel (18995
Schaefer), Troy Jewish Congregation, Young Israel of
Greenfield and Young Israel of Oak-Woods.
Bargman, Franklin funds
sponsor Potok Beth El talks
The Mina and Theodore
Bargman Foundation will
Sponsor tonight's and
Saturday's lectures by
best-selling author Chaim
Potok at Temple Beth El.
At 8:30 p.m. today, Potok
will speak on "Jews, Gen-
tiles and the New Under-
standing of the Bible." At
10:30 a.m. services Satur-
day, Potok will address the
topic "Authority and Rebel-
lion: Religious Man and
The Leo M. Franklin
Memorial Fund will sponsor
Potok's talk Sunday, based
on his book Wanderings.
The brotherhood will host a
10 a.m. breakfast Sunday.
There is a charge.
Potok is the author of The
Chosen, The Promise, My
Name is Asher Lev, In the
Beginning, The Book of
Lights and a non-fiction
Young Israel of Green-
field will sponsor a lecture
session on the practical as-
pects of preparing for
Passover and conducting a
Seder at 8 p.m. Wednesday
in the synagogue.
Rabbi Reuven Drucker,
spiritual leader of the con-
gregation, will conduct the