Friday, November 9, 1984
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
GREATER DETROIT CHAPTER OF HADASSAH
Edith Stone, Editor
Rose Schachter and Lillian
Perlman, both former Greater De-
troit Chapter Presidents will co-
host a Florida meeting this winter
for our Detroit members who
winter in Southeastern Florida.
Please notify the Hadassah
office, either by mail or call 357-
2920, of your Florida address so
that you will receive an invitation
for the meeting.
Tues., Nov. 13, 1984
Marcia Fenton, Hadassah's
Young Leader Chairman will
head the Detroit delegation to a
Hadassah Leadership Institute in
Chicago in early December.
Members interested in attending
the . conference please call
HADASSAH-HANUKAH HOLIDAY SHOPPING
SHALOM CHANUKAH BAZAAR
Tues., Nov. 27, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
United Hebrew Schools, 21550 W. 12 Mile Rd.
Toys, jewelry, Chanukah items, computer software, etc., lunch available.
Guests welcome — $1 donation at door — door prizes
CHAI MINI BAZAAR
Nov. 14, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 553-4880
Tupperware, toys, jewelry, posters and books
AVIV HOLIDAY SHOPPING SPREE
Nov. 27, 28, 29, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
northwestern & Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills
7 Now till Dec. 24, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
ROOSEVELT CHANUKAH PLUS AUCTION
Sat., Dec 1, 8:00 p.m. Huntington Woods Recreation Center. Chil-
ken's clothes, toys, jewelry, microscope, hot tub party, dinner for 8,
atc. Catalog of items available. $5 admission — includes wine and nib-
bles. For tickets call 541-1911.
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JEWELRY, CLOCKS, E.L. RICE CO.
invites Hadassah to shop at their new show room — Bingham Office
Park, #104, 30400 Telegraph. Hrs. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. till 8
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EXTRA FANCY WILD RICE
Only $7.00, one pound pkg. Perfect Holiday or Hostess Gift. Bloomfield
Hills Group, call 626-8415 or 626-6344.
A GIFT FOR MEN ONLY — HADASSAH ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
includes handsome paper weight and pin. Cost $200.
A GIFT FOR WOMEN ONLY — HADASSAH ,LIFE MEMBERSHIP
Only $175 (beginning July, 1985 will be $250.)
Call Hadassah office, 357-2920 to place order.
Checks are made payable to Hadassah for all purchases. A percentage of all
sales will go to benefit Hadassah projects in Israel and the United States.
YAHRZEIT IN ISRAEL
October 27-November 24
November 25-December 24
Robert Michael Gage
Mollie Gershman Segal
Barney B. Wetsman
The Yahrzeits are observed in perpetuity in the beautiful Chagall
Synagogue in the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.
19111 iv. 10 Mile Rd., Southfield 48075 • 357-2920 Diane J. Klein, President
- _ It's a First!
A Dinner Meeting
The first Hadassah Dinner
meeting will be held Tuesday, De-
cember 4th at Jacques Restaurant
on Telegraph Rd., Southfield.
Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m.
This is the first in a series of
dinner meetings to be held during
the year designed with the busy
woman in mind.
Agnes Scott, Vice-President,
Development of Channel 56 will
be the special guest speaker at the
For information and reserva-
tions call Marion at 626-4568 or
Shelia at 626-3812. Dinner cost is
$12.00. Members, prospective
members and guests are invited to
HADASSAH IS WORLD'S
ONLY CENTER FOR
PRENATAL TEST OF
Jerusalem — Hadassah is
known as the only center in the
world which does a prenatal test
of a genetic disease known as
Mucolipidosis Type IV (ML IV).
It was first described by Hadas-
sah doctors in 1974 and is found
among Ashkenazi Jews — from
Northern and Western Europe —
in higher frequency than among
any other group — from the Near
East and the Mediterranean.
Babies who suffer from ML IV are
born with moderate to severe
psychomotor retardations which
affect their ability to walk and
talk. They also develop opacity of
the cornea which reduces their
vision sometimes as early as
two-and-a-half months of age. The
oldest known survivor is in the
Dr. Gideon Bach, head of the
Human Genetics Department of
the Hadassah-Hebrew University
Medical Center in Jerusalem, is
responsible for performing the
complicated biochemical test on
the amniotic cells of the fetus.
Professor Bach comments:
"Doctors and parents from all
parts of the world telephone me
about this prenatal test. Usually
the contact is made because ML
IV has occurred previously in the
family, and the parents want to
know whether it is safe to con-
tinue with the pregancy.
"We arrange for the patients to
send me by express mail or by
other suitable means, cultured
amniotic fluid cells taken from
the mother by means or am-
Hadassah is saddened by
the loss of
who was a dedicated and de-
voted member of Hadassah.
She was past president of the
Ein Karem Group and served
on the Chapter Board in
membership and fundraising.
Laura and her late husband
Lou, an Associate Hadassah
member, gave unselfishly of
their time to their many
Hadassah friends and Hadas-
Laura will remain in our
The test is - divided into two
parts: One is an electron micro-
scope study of cell storage mate-
rials, which is carried out by Dr.
A. Ornoy, of the Hebrew
University-Hadassah School of
Medicine. The other is a compli-
cated biochemical test for enzyme
deficiency for which I am respon-
Of the more than 20 families
that have been tested for ML IV,
five were advised to interrupt
pregnancy because the fetuses
were affected. One family has
been tested in five different pre-
gnancies: twice the pregnancies
were interrupted and three times
they were allowed to continue,
and normal healthy children were
born. In no case has the test pro-
Professor Bach concludes: "I
remain in contact with all the
families who have been tested.
The test is very complicated but it
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, DEC v 2
The Human Rights Day for
Soviet Jewry — Interfaith Plea
will be held Sunday, December 2
at 1:00 p.m. at B'nai David
Marcia Kersch, Hadassah Edu-
cation Vice President and Rae
Sharfman, Soviet Jewry Chair-
man announced that the featured
speakers will be Sister Ann Gil-
len, _National Director of the
Inter-Religious Task Force of
Soviet Jews and Yuri Shtel-n, ex-
refusenik, Mr. Shtern is now liv-
ing in Israel and is founder of the
Information Center in Jerusalem
which keeps in touch with Jews of
the Soviet Union.
Hadassah is one of the many
metropolitan Detroit organiza-
tions co-sponsoring this event.
The community is invited; there is
Making final plans for Hadassah Education Day at the Jewish Book
Fair, Tues., Nov. 13 at the Jewish Community Center are Marcia
Kersch, Ruth Ellen Singer and Sue Sisskind.
HADASSAH EDUCATION DAY
33rd Annual Jewish Book Fair
Tuesday, November 13, 1984
Luncheon at 12:00 noon $6.00
Jewish Community Center
6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield
"From Time Immemorial"
'America Inside Out"
Morning, 10:00 a.m.
Afternoon, 1:00 p.m.
Joan Peters has written and lec-
tured widely on the Middle-East,
Central. America, and the Soviet
Union. She has written for Har-
pers, Commentary, and The New
Republic, and has been a White
House consultant on the Middle
From Time Immemorial, is the
product of seven years of meticul-
ous research into the true history of
the Arab-Israeli conflict.
David Schoenbrun is an interna-
tionally recognized pioneer and
master of radio and television jour-
nalism. He was one of the original
CBS news correspondents and
was chief of their Paris and Wash-
ington offices. He is currently affil-
iated with the Independent News
Network. America Inside Out is the
story of our times, a half century
and extraordinary world cultural
and political events, from
Roosevelt to Reagan.
For Information and Reservations Call 357-2920
Babysitting available — call 661- 1000, ext. 122