Edith Stone, Editor
GREATER DETROIT CHAPTER OF HADASSAH
MARCH 26, APRIL 2 & 16 -
PRECIOUS LEGACY . . . A few
tickets remain for Hadassah Day
at the DIA. Docent tour of this
major exhibit, slide presentation,
lunch at the Crystal Gallery and
bus transportation are included
for the $20 fee. For reservations
call Hadassah at 357-2920.
MARCH 28 (THURS.) - "THE
ROLE OF WOMEN IN ISRAEL"
will be the topic discussed by Is-
raeli Scholar-in-Residence Moshe
L. Meron at Hadassah's Open
Chapter board Meeting at Knob-
Continental breakfast at 10:00
a.m.; meeting at 10:30 a.m. in-
cludes speaker, Chapter nominat-
ing report, fund-raising and
membership news and planning
for furure events. Hadassah
members who have not received
an invitation, call 357-2920 for
reservations. Guests welcome.
APRIL 25 (THURS.) ANNUAL
SPRING MEETING . . . "Songs of
Love" by Helen Rowin will be fea-
tured at the combined meeting of
Birmingham, Business & Profes-
sional, Carmel, Ein Karem, Far-
mington, Franklin, Heights,
-Sherwood Un. East, Towers and
Huntington Woods Groups of
Hadassah. The meeting will be at
Southfield Civic Center. Lunch at
noon; donation $3.00. Invitations
will follow. Guests invited. -
MAY 5, 6, 7 YOU AUTO PUR-
SUE HADASSAH. Michigan
Region Spring Conference, Holi-
day Inn - Farmington. STEER
yourself on the right course!
Jewish Women in Transition;
, Networking in the Jewish Com-
munity; Time Management; Ban-
quet (Adat Shalom) honoring
Associates, Life Members and
Founders; Babysitters. Put your-
self in the DRIVER'S SEAT - Call
357-2920 for Reservations.
AUGUST 18 21 WE'RE OFF TO
THE BIG APPLE! . . . Here's your
chance to participate at annual
Hadassah Convention in New
York, this summer. All members
are invited to attend as official
delegates. Call Hadassah for
Diane J. Klein, President
2000 Ethiopian Children Need Our Help
w 10 Mile Rd.. Southfield 48075 • 357-2920
Hadassah's Part-Time-Parent Telethon For
Youth Aliyah -MARCH 25-APRIL 30
FOR ETHIOPIAN CHILDREN
Jerusalem . . . Ethiopian chil-
dren and their mothers are get-
ting quality medical care and help
adjusting to their new environ-
ment in a special ward created in
the Children's Department at
Children admitted to the ward
are screened by Hadassah physi-
cians and medical personnel from
other facilities on their arrival in
Israel. Virtually all of them are
suffering from malaria, and many
also have gastrointestinal disor-
ders and eye infections. In keep-
ing with Medical Center policy,
mothers are encouraged to re-
main with their children in the
ward during treatment.
This arrangement has provided
doctors and social services per-
sonnel with an unusual opportu-
nity to learn more about the olim
— newcomers — and the quality
of their lives in Ethiopia while
also treating their medical disor-
ders and helping them prepare for
new lives in their new homeland.
HADASSAH NEEDS YOU!!!
VOLUNTEER FOR YOUTH
Come and bring a friend
March 25-April 30
NEW HADASSAH HOUSE
The vacated West Bloomfield
Library building on Orchard Lake
Road has been purchased and
given to Greater Detroit Chapter
"Remolding will begin soon and
we anticipate moving into our
wonderful new home early Fall,"
announced Diane Klein,
President of Greater Detroit
Chapter of Hadassah.
YAHRZEIT IN ISRAEL
ADAR February 22-March 22
NISAN March 23 - April 21
Arie Leib Sklar
TEVET - Ruth Burnstine
Sally Levine and Dena Lockman.
The committee chairman hope
that our Hadassah members will
say "YES" when asked to call for
the telethon and pledge gener-
ously to help the Ethiopian chil-
dren and the many programs of
Youth Aliyah in Israel.
YACOV - A YOUTH
ALIYAH SUCCESS STORY
. • •
Youth Aliyah has brightened the lives of these Ethiopian girls who have
recently arrived in Israel.
ABSORPTION OF ETHIOPIAN CHILDREN
Youth Aliyah is now involved
in-one of the most exciting mis-
sions it has ever undertaken in
the course of 50 memorable years.
Much of our strength and re-
sources are being used to absorb
over 2000 Ethiopian youngsters,
with their unique and totally un-
familiar culture. Solutions are
being _sought to the extremely
complex problems never before
encountered - not when absorbing
children from Europe after the
Holocaust, from North Africa or
from Iran, expressed Uri Gordon,
Head of Youth Aliyah, Israel.
Ethiopian immigrants are
found to be suffering from various
diseases. Some of the boys and
girls have contagi6us illnesses
contracted in the transit camps.
Together with the Ministry of
Health and Youth Aliyah,
youngsters are receiving physical
examinations, drugs to treat
existing illnesses and preventive
The children are also given
phychological examinations to
detect possible emotional distur-
bances. Generally, the youth
come without their parents in a
state of stress due to their fear of
impending dangers to their
Those, arriving in Israel have
literally traveled light years to
join us, a Western society. They
arrive without an elementary
knowledge of modern hygiene.
The first Ethiopian children in
the Youth Aliyah day centers
were taught Hebrew and basic
education. Next they were placed
in residential schools and given
academic and vocational educa-
tion. These children, many from
the most primitive village back-
grounds are making remarkable
progress showing great determi-
nation and perseverence. Some
have graduated and enrolled in
the army and some are even fol-
lowing a course for officers.
While the story of the Ethiopian
aliyah is often one of hardship and
suffering, it also is often a story of
triumph of life and hope for the
Final plans are being made for
the Hadassah Part-Time-Parent
Telethon for YOUTH ALIYAH to
start March 25 and run through
Committee chairman heading
the Telethon are Hadassah mem-
bers Barbara Ben, Roberta Lazar,
Maxine Steiner, Phyllis Subar
and Susan Yorke.
The Telethon for the "Pool"
groups will begin April 14. The
volunteer Day Chairman are
Doris Edut, Maggie Feldman, Do-
reen Finer Beverly Friedman,
Fran Golden, Beverly Kunin,
Yacov escaped from Ethiopia
four years ago. Although he was
age fourteen, he had never been to
school. His mother was a widow
and he had to work.
When Yacov arrived in Israel,
he went to an Absorption Center
and attended school for the first
time.. He was thirsting for knowl-
edge, for he learned to read, write
and speak Hebrew in just a few
months. Yacov was put into a spe-
cial Youth Aliyah Center to help
him with his studies.
English is a status symbol to
the Ethiopian students. They
have a strong motivation to learn.
Many would write down the
English words they heard and
transliterate them into their na-
tive tongue, Amharic. Since
Yacov never learned to read or
write his native language, he
would transliterate the English
words to Hebrew.
At the end of his first school-
year, Yacov received an award for
being the most outstanding stu-
dent in the ulpan. He has been
receiving awards ever since.
Yacov is now in the 12th grade,
looking forward to graduation,
going into the army and then to a
To all Hadassah members
and their families
MOTHER'S DAY SURPRISE!
Hadassah has the perfect Mother's Day gift for you to give to . .
your wife .. .
your sisters and your daughters .. .
and your nieces and your cousins .. .
and youer MOTHERS and your in-laws . .
and your aunties by the dozens .. .
Hadassah LIFE MEMBERSHIP at the bargain rate of $175*
Hadassah will surprise your loved one on Mother's Day
with a ROSE, her Hadassah LIFE MEMBERSHIP PIN and a
personalized CARD from YOU.
CALL HADASSAH 357-2920 for details.
*July 85, Life Membership is $250.