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Friday, August 2, 1985

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LOCAL NEWS

Former Detroiters Zelda
Bensman Hamburger and her
husband Rabbi Yosssi Ham-
burger of Jerusalem have re-
ceived interest-free loans from
the Associations of Parents of
American Israelis through
Americans and Canadians in Is-
rael, organizations that give
economic relief as well as sup-
port to olim. The couple immig-
rated to Israel seven years ago.
The couples' third child,
Menachem, eight months, has
rhabdomyosarcoma, a form of
cancer. The disease was spotted
quickly and the prognosis is
good. The medical bills, includ-
ing recent surgery performed at
Hadassah Hospital, were
covered by Israel's national
health insurance. But the couple
is responsible for care outside
the hospital.
In order to keep the baby free
of germs, taxis must be used to
transport the child to the hospi-
tal. Private nursing care is also
required, as is a larger home to
separate the older children from
the sick infant.
Because of the child's condi-
tion, Mrs. Hamburger had to
leave her job, leaving her hus-
band, a teacher, bringing in an
income of $400 a month.
Due to the recent death of
Mrs. Hamburger's mother, and
her unplanned return to Michi-
gan, the family is left in worse
financial condition. The boy re-
mains in Israel, where he re-
ceives chemotherapy and drug
treatments, which will continue
for the next 1'W2-2 years.
Despite these problems, the
couple intends to remain in Is-
rael. "I love Israel," Mrs. Ham-

Bar-Ilan Dinner
Slated Sept. 10

The annual dinner of the De-
troit Friends for Bar-Han Uni-
versity will be held Sept. 10 at
Cong. Shaarey Zedek.
Donald Fox and Paul Zlotoff,
general chairmen, said the
dinner will mark Bar-Ilan's 30th
academic year. Guest speaker
will be Senator Joseph R. Biden,
Jr. (D-Del.), member of the Se-
nate Foreign Relations Commit-
tee and a strong supporter of the
State of Israel. Yossi Harel, a
Bar-Ilan alumnus doing ad-
vanced graduate work at the
University of Michigan, will ad-
dress the dinner about the im-
portance of the Hechtman
Heroes Road, Bar-Ilan's barrier-
free system for university stu-
dents who have become perma-
nently disabled as a result of
war-related injuries. Harel is a
former Bar-Han student and a
former paratroop officer.
The Hechtman Heroes Road is
the most recent project at Bar-
Ilan that has been sponiored by
Detroiters. The Bar-Han - De-
troit association began several
years before the actual founding
of the university, and has led to
the creation of a great number
of physical factilities, as well as
academic projects at the school.
For dinner information, call
the Bar-Han office, 398-7180.

burger says. "And I never plan
on leaving it."
Persons wishing to help the
family financially can send do-
nations, payable to the Palestine
Endowment Fund, Harmon S.
Bayer, president, Michigan
Chapter APAI, 6873 Knollwood
Circle, West Bloomfield 48033.

Film Festival
Movies Listed

The Fourth Annual Jewish
Film Festival will be held Avg.
11-25 at 8:00 p.m. at the
Southfield-Lathrup High School
Auditorium.
In keeping with the festival's
original goal, films made by in-
dependent film makers were in-
cluded to encourage their artis-
tic efforts in producing works of
Jewish content.
Anou Banou: The Daughters
of Utopia (Replacement film in
Hebrew, with English subtitles)
to be shown Aug. 11, is an In-
ternational Prize winning film
telling the story of the early
pioneer women and their re-
markable past in Israel (Pales-
tine). This film was made in
France in 1982 and is in color.
God, Man and Devil Aug. 21,
is in Yiddish (English subtitles).
It is the story of a poor "sofer"
(scribe) who is unwittingly
drawn into a partnership with
Satan, disguised as a business-
man, who is tested on his piety.
This film was preserved and re-
stored by the National Center of
Jewish Films.
The last film of the series, Re-
turn to Vienna, Aug. 25, was
made in 1983 in Austria
(English subtitles). It's the story
of a young man living in the
Jewish section of Vienna be-
tween the years 1924-1934 and
his conflict with traditional
Judaism during those turbulent
times.
The film festival is sponsored
by the Labor Zionist Alliance,
National Committee for Labor
Israel-Histradrut, Labor Zionist
Institute and Habonim Labor
' Zionist Institute and Habonim
Labor Zionist Youth.
Series tickets or single tickets
may be purchased at the Labor
Zionist office, 25900 Greenfield,
Suite 205A, Oak Park, 48237 or
at the door. A self-addressed ,
stamped. envelope is required for
mail order tickets.
For further information, call
the LZA office, 967-3170 be-
tween 9-12 a.m. weekdays only.

Discrimination
Suit Is Filed

A $10,000 law suit has been
filed against The Detroit Free
Press by one of its employees.
The suit claims that the em-
ployee, Sam Berman, a printer,
has been the victim of verbal and
physical abuse because he is
Jewish.
Berman filed the suit in the
attempt to seek an injunction
prohibiting any further religious
discrimination.

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