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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-05-11

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Indeperwlence Day

Continued from Page 1

and auxiliaries, will present a new
American flag to the Jewish Corn-
munity Center.
For information on the day's
events, call the Center's Cultural
Arts department, 661-1000, Ext. 250.
The morning Walk for Israel is
- part of a national fund-raising effort
on behalf of the United Jewish Ap-
peal. Detroit is joining 63 other corn-
munities who are sponsoring similar
events.
The national event, formerly
called the UJA Walk-A-Thon, has
been expanded and will feature
walks, rallies, picnics, fairs and other
events in conjunction with the cele-

bration of Israel's Independence Day.
The local walk is being spon-
sored by the Jewish Welfare Federa-
tion and its Allied Jewish Campaign.
Walk for Israel participants will fol-
low an 18 killometer (11 mile) course
finishing at the Jewish Community
Center

Friday, May 11, 1984 7

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Yom Hazikaron commemorated

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Dana Traub, right, lights the "Torch of Peace" as Noa Eisenberg looks on during Yom
Hazikaron (Israel Memorial Day) ceremonies Sunday at Cong. Beth Achim.
At an observance of Yom Dana Traub and Noa
"I am here to honor the
Hazikaron (Israel Memorial Eisenberg, the children of people that fell for my coun-
Day) at Cong. Beth Achim Israeli veterans who ignited try, both in Lebanon and
in Southfield Sunday the the last torch, for peace.
other battles," Russek said,
Detroit Jewish community
In her opening- remarks, adding that had he not been
paid tribute to the Mira Eisenberg, who coor- studying in the United
thousands of men and dinated the tribute, cited States, he would have
women who have died fight- the "countless arms that are attended Yom Hazikaron
ing Israel's wars.
now lifeless" but were re- ceremonies in Israel, held
The focal point of the sponsible for making sure last weekend.
half-hour commemoration that the Israeli flag re-
Rosalie Cohen cited sym-
was an emotional ceremony mained raised. And al- pathy for Israeli soldiers
in which torches were lit for though most of the persons and their families as her
those killed in the six wars attending the day's cere- primary reason for attend-
nvolving Israel since 1948: monies were there to com- ing the memorial, while
ie War of Independence, memorate the anonymous Donny Ebenstein, whose
the 1956 Sinai Campaign, soldiefs who had given their mother is an Israeli and who
the Six-Day War (1967), the lives for the Jewish state, has been to Israel on a
War of Attrition (1970), the some in the crowd of approx- number of occasions, felt
Yom Kippur War (1973) imately 125 chose to attend that it was "important to
and the 1982 war in Leba- for more personal reasons.
remember all the soldiers
non. . Two additional
Eli Hartal, a native of Is- who died."
torches, one designated the rael currently residing in
The audience heard
"Torch of the Under- the Detroit area, has lost poetry in both Hebrew and
ground," and the other the both friends and relatives in English read by Tzipora
"Torch of Peace," also were more than one war. Simon Frank, Pnina Basse, Sol
lighted.
Russek, a student at Oak- Lachman and Dr. Eli Basse.
Steve Goldin, Max Gill, land Community College, Rabbi Milton Arm of Beth
Benny Hershkovitz, Rody came to the United States Achim recited Yizkor and
Levy, Eli Cohen, Rami Udi from Israel just weeks be- the synagogue's cantor,
and Moti Friedler, all vete- fore the outbreak of "Opera- Max Shimansky, chanted
rans of Israeli conflicts, took tion Peace for Galilee" in the Kaddish and El Moleh
part in the ceremony, as did June 1982.
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