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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-12-28

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Friday, December 28, 1984 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

your advertising dollars do better in .

THE JEWISH NEWS

NEWS

Jewish Gerona revealed

BY MILTON JACOBY
Special to The Jewish News

What News?

A student writes . . . and is
answered with scholarships

Education: bringi

The joy of learning
a life-long experience



—.Patrick

C. 61.0*1140

Education is a life-long process. not something which can
contained within the walls of any school. however dininguis
It is as much a territory for adults as children — there is
limit on curiosity : Pity the person who truly believes that
she has nothing more to kern, because that person has ce
gmw!
People learn by a variety of methods. Book-le
course. chief among them — as is the interchange of
facts among people, teacher to pupil. pupil to Mile
mostly. people karn by opening themselves to
them. by allowing their senses to interpret
leaving their pores open, metaphorically,
that nature and art and erudition have tQ
Whether your interests lie in
specific areas, Of whether you
are enthralled by everything
the world has to offer. there's
one precept always to keep in
mind: There is nothing so
small its not worth learning,
nothing so large, it 's not worth
tackling.

believe it. ••
Mary Ann Maxis. Execu-
ne,,Oneccor
the Student

air
said that
hundreds
rats have

a

s ranging

10.000 a year
t;if Scholarship

of awards

900:000 compute r-
bank con-
4:40nor awards.
ri*-ate ly - funded
*nil sources
tutorust funds,
taa, religious
Nil' and social
it . unions.
• lonal and

Perfect pie

Capturing the spirit of sun:;
mer in photographs can be
easy as frolicking in the sun
when you follow a few sim
tips on picture-taking.
No matter how ideal
lighting and other condit
ultimately the quality of
pictures depends on the: q'
you handle your c
Although many o
new cameras are
what appears in the
is the Insult of how y
pose the shot.
One of the greatest adv
Cages of an instant camera
that you can see your results
immediately. You can tell
right away when you took the
time to compose a shot in the
viewfinder or when you need
to try again.
The new Kodiunaties. 970L

cific money sources. A modest
additional computer process-
ing fee is required at the time
the student sends in his or her
application form.
Applicants can often qualify
for privately-donated college
funds in the Scholarship
Search data base, because cer •
lain eligibility factors are im-
ixmiant, such as religion. eth-
nic background, career
interest. college majors. extra-
curricular school or civic ac-
tivities, parents unions. mili-
iary service. etc.
She said, "Millions and
millions of dollars of school
aid have gone unclaimed and
unused in the past 10 years,
because the money was not
claimed. Computers are es-
sential to find the myriad of
ailable scholarships.
atching a high school
orsenior with a scholar-
manually would be virtu-
impossible. especially
n dealing with hundreds
thousands of students,
each one very, very dif-

said the Council has
aided *loin Than 100,000 mu-
desTli in theiga-12 years. lo-
tesing,.-30cets of college

for information
rmation and assist-
tcacking down money
. Stu-
: •figittillege, write to

covet Frit dent Assistance Council Col-
handling lege Funds at their new ad-
Ae dress. 800 Huyler Street.
fit-
Teterboro, NJ 07608. enclos-
ing S I .00 to cover postage and
for
handling.
"Cole wrote. And he was
-ups,
guar- answered . . . good!•' Mum
spe-
smiled.

for fall '82

Welcome to the wide

y per-
fore ,
istics.
m up by
:fashionable
armors for

Museum

Rough and rugged, alwa
ready, the American cowbo
is a "superhero" unique to
American culture. With
wide open. western plains
his proving ground. he is
nowned for his courage
fortitude in the face of danger
To preserve the memory
these western champions o
the past and honor the he

Penney is
lezion of
possible
need
color pal-
tones,
voltage

brights to blend with
sportwear.
You'll also find the newest
stripes, Fair Isle and jacquard
sweater patterns in both
acrylic and wool blends.
Different lengths in legwar-
mers are also at JCPenney.
The classic over-the-knee
dancer style is joined -this sea-
son by a shorter version that
stops at the knee and may be
cuffed over the top of your
boots.

`News' means different things to different people and the one
place where all the people will find all the `news' they're looking
for . . . is in the newspaper! It's business and sports, coupons
and classifieds, and much, much, more. This week and through-
out the year, take advantage of the many facts and features that
the newspaper has to offer. It's for you!

olp.as

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The Jewish News
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Barcelona (JTA) — After many
centuries of silence about the sig-
nificance of Jewish contributions
and influence in Gerona, a break-
through has begun on the part of
Spanish municipal officials and
non-Jewish leaders to bring this
ancient city in the north of the
country and some 70 miles from
cosmopolitan Barcelona into the
limelight.
Gerona is a Jewish gem that
has been mislaid for 600 years. It
was the first center of Kabbalah
in Spain and the home of the re-
nowned scholar, Nachmanides.
Only in the past 230 years has it
been rediscovered. A valiant ef-
fort is now underway to reclaim
this ancient bastion of Jewish in-
tellect and enterprise as a glitter-
ing center of the Golden Age of
Spanish Jewry which reached its
apogee in the 12th and 13th Cen-
turies, and then crumbled under
the onslaught of the Catholic
Church.
There are no Jews left now in
Gerona, but both the mayor of the
city and its delegate for tourism
have said that they would assist
in every way possible in the crea-
tion of a Jewish museum and re-
search institute there, and in the
development of Gerona as a center
for Jewish tourism from all parts
of the world.
Their sentiments were echoed
by civic officials in Barcelona
which, in its own right, is a trea-
sure trove of Jewish influence and
the remains of a great Jewish
community annihilated in the
14th and 15th Centuries.
An internati.pal association
has been founded to preserve and
to restore the Jewish riches of
Gerona. The Friends of Gerona's
Call (call is derived from the He-
brew "kahal" or "community")
was initiated by a non-Jewish
civic leader of Barcelona, Joan
Dexeus, who said that it was his
duty as a Catalan "to do all I can to
rediscover- our common heritage
and to make known the great con-
tribution the Jews made to
Spain."
He said that he had Jewish
blood, "as do most Catalans, and
we are proud of this element in us,
which makes us more open and
receptive to other peoples and cul-
tures. We owe the Jews of the
past, and also the present, a great
debt for what they have given and
suffered on our behalf. We, the
non-Jews from Catalan (the
northeast region of Spain) also
admire Israel and all it is achiev-
ing for humanity."
The new organization has al-
ready acted upon its recent pur-
chase of the Isaac el Sec cultural
center in Gerona's ancient Jewish
quarter, named after a prominent
Kabbalist who died in 1235. It is
the site of Gerona's third and last
synagogue (14th Century), a mik-
vah and a Jewish hospital.
Some 700 miles from Gerona
down the southern coast of Spain,
in fashionable Marbella, is an-
other Jewish "jewel," the first
synagogue to be built in southern
Spain in 600 years. Another ex-
traordinary aspect of this place of
worship is that it is the creation of
a family.
Three brothers, Meier, David
and Simon Ohayon arrived from

Morocco several years ago and
found that there was no syna-
gogue in which they could express
their religious convictions. So
they built their own — not only for
themselves, but for any and all
Jews who already resided there or
might come to live in this part of
Spain. The synagogue, called
Beth El, is small but exquisite,
and it has already proven to be a
haven for residents and tourists
alike.
Further tangible evidence of
governmental concern for its
12,000 Jewish citizens is its fund-
ing of a film now being produced
by the Ministry of Tourism on
Jewish life in Spain, past and pre-
sent. It will be widely distributed
in the United States next year.
For the first time, American
Jewry will be able to view ancient
Gerona, the sparkling new syna-
gogue in Marbella, Toledo and
many other sites constituting the
glory that was once Jewish Spain,
and its remarkable renaissance
after centuries of dispersion.

RCA marks
its 50th year

New York (JTA) — The ability
to integrate tradition with the
present; the establishment of a
rabbinic court; the active support
and manning of the chaplaincy in
the American Armed Forces; the
supervision of Kashrut; the estab-
lishment of day schools; and the
growth from 35 member rabbis in
1935 to over 1,000 in 1985, were
cited as accomplishments of the
Rabbinical Council of America, on
the occasion of its 50th anniver-
sary.
Rabbi Louis Bernstein,
president of the Rabbinical Coun-
cil of America, announced that in
honor of the 50th anniversary, the
Rabbinical Council would launch
a special "Torah Tour," groups of
Rabbinical Council rabbis to visit
American Jewish communities to
bring the message of Torah
Judaism to small and medium-
size cities.

Ariel Sharon
a winner
at NJ track

New York (JTA) — Ariel Sha-
ron achieved his first win since
coming to New Yoik last month
for his libel suit against Time
magazine. The former Defense
Minister's victory was not in
court, but at the Meadowlands
racetrack in New Jersey.
Sharon ventured to the racet-
rack two weeks ago and placed a
$2 bet on a horse dubbed "Power
Witness." He came up a winner,
taking home $39. Reporters said
he appeared slightly embarassed
last week when asked about the
excursion to the racetrack. He ex-
plained, however, that he has had
a long-time love of horses and has
been breeding them for 18 years
at his farm in Israel.

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