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18 Friday, September 13, 1985 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

LIFE IN ISRAEL

ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA

NI1 TRO1'01 1'1 AN 1)1 TROI'l 1 )1S1'1:1("1

PRESENTS

ALFOUR

2

Detroit Oleh Plays Role
In Israel Horse Breeding

ANNUAL

BALFOUR
CELEBRATION

MR. AND MRS. CARMI SLOMOVITZ
MR AND MRS. PHILIP SLOMOVITZ
Honorary Chairpersons

Starring

MR. SHERWIN TUKEL
President

MR SHERMAN SHAPIRO
MR MAX SOSIN
Co.Chairmen

MRS. IRA G KAUFMAN
Women's Committee Chairperson

MRS SIDNEY Z. LEIB
MRS I WALTER SILVER
DR. LESTER ZEFF
Honorary Associate Chairpersons

MRS SIDNEY BRAND
MRS ALAN FELDMAN
MRS NORMA T HUDOSH
Women's Committee Co-Chairpersons

MR AND MRS NATHAN I GOLDIN
MR AND MRS SAMUEL HECHTMAN
MR AND MRS SIDNEY SILVERMAN
MR AND MRS PHILIP SLOMOVITZ
ZOA Masada Perpetual Scholarship Grantors

MR IVAN BLOCH
MR AND MRS HENRY DORFMAN
DR AND MRS JOEL DREYER
MR. AND MRS. MAX FISHER
MR AND MRS LEONARD HERMAN
MR AND MRS. SAL HERMAN
MR AND MRS DAVID HERMELIN
MR AND MRS LAWRENCE JACKIER
HON. IRA G. KAUFMAN
DR JEROME KAUFMAN
MR AND MRS. HARRY LAKER
MR AND MRS IRVING LAKER
DR SIDNEY Z LEIB
MRS HAROLD NELSON
MR AND MRS IRVING NUSBAUM
MR AND
DANIEL PATT
DR AND MRS. MICHAEL PATT
MR AND MRS IRVING PITT
MR AND MRS MURRAY PITT
MR AND MRS GEORGE SHLAIN
DR I WALTER SILVER
MR AND MRS GRANT SILVERFARB
MR AND MRS LOUIS SILVERFARB
'
DR LEE R SILVERMAN
Kier Silver Scholarship Chairpersons

MR AND MRS DAVID DENN
MR AND MRS WALTER FIELD
MR AND MRS MENACHEM GLASER
DR AND MRS BERNARD WESTON
Golden Sponsor Chairpersons

MRS

MRS SANFORD BENNETT
DR AND MRS ALEX S FRIEDLAENDER
DR AND MRS SIDNEY FRIEDLAENDER
DR AND MRS JOEL I HAMBURGER
DR AND MRS LOUIS KAZDAN
MR MAX NOSANCHUK
Sponsor Chairpersons

MR. JULIAN COHEN
HON AND MRS. BENJAMIN FRIEDMAN
DR AND MRS MAXWELL M HOFFMAN
MR AND MRS HUGO ICZKOVITZ
MR AND MRS MORRIS JACOBS
MRS. SOL LIFSITZ
MR AND MRS LOUIS PANUSH
MR AND MRS JULIUS RING
MR AND MRS HERZL SHUR
MR AND MRS ALLAN SILVERMAN
MR AND MRS ISADORE SILVERMAN
DRS SION AND ELAINE SOLEYMANI
DRS LEON AND DIANA WARSHAY
Patron Chairpersons

JOHANNA EISENBERG
MR REUBEN ISAACS
MR. PERCY KAPLAN
MRS RICHARD KRAMER
MR GEORGE ROSSMAN
Publicity Chairpersons

MRS FLORENCE GREENBERG
MR SEYMOUR RABOTNICK
Sealing Chairpersons

MR AND MRS ALBERT J BURKE
MRS PAULINE B KLEIN
Communications Chairpersons

MRS NORMA T HUDOSH
Financial Secretary

MRS BARBARA RABOTNICK
E•ecutive Secretary


CELEBRATION COMMITTEE

MR AND MRS LEONARD BARUCH
DR ALAN FELDMAN
RABBI LEON FRAM
RABBI NOAH M GAMZE
RABBI MARTIN GORDON
RABBI BENJAMIN GORRELICK
MR AND MRS WILLIAM GRAHAM
RABBI AND MRS IRWIN GRONER
RABBI AND MRS RICHARD HERTZ

RABBI AND MRS. HAROLD LOSS
DR AND MRS THEODORE MANDELL
MR AND MRS GEORGE MANN
OR AND MRS HAROLD A MAXMEN
RABBI AND MRS DAVID NELSON
RABBI AND MRS MILTON ROSENBAUM
RABBI AND MRS STANLEY M ROSENBAUM
RABBI AND MRS A IRVING SCHNIPPER
MR AND MRS DAVID SOLOMONS
RABBI EFRY SPECTRE
HON MICHAEL L STACEY
RABBI AND MRS LANE STEINGER
RABBI AND MRS M ROBERT SYME
RABBI AND MRS MORTON F YOLKUT

Entertainer Extraorditunrc*

ROBERT CLARY

Robert Clary's trek to stardom led him from the intimate cafes
and cabarets of Paris, where he started singing at age 12, to
international acclaim in night-clubs, theater, films and television.

. .
His stage credits include "New Faces," "Seventh Heaven," "La
Pume de ma Tame," "Around the World in 80 Days," "Sugar"
and "Cabaret."

On TV he has displayed his versatility in such shows as "Mery
Griffin Show" and "Hogan's Heroes."

Florian ZaBach

King of the Violin"
San Francisco Calf Bulletin

"The

"Absolutely
unioufitedly
America's best."
London, The Record Mirror

Ruthi. Navon

One of Israel's top singing stars

"A native of Haifa, with a voice fifte a
belt, Miss Navon is equally at home
rendering a Hasidic medley, a crackling
'Don't Let It Rain On My Parade,' the
plaintive ballad 'Feelings' and a spirited
tune from (Pippin ".

With the music of Mack Pitt and his Orchestra

SUNDAY, OCT. 27, 1985 — 7:30 P.M.

FORD AUDITORIUM

REARIAT/ONS: aONtsi (///.11/10/. CENTER — 18451 n'ES• 10 M//./: ROM), S0111111113.0, .111i'lifiav 48075

PHONE — 569-1515

BY CARL ALPERT
Haifa — There was a time
when Israel's major export was
citrus fruit. With the industrial
expansion and the new
technological developments, jet
planes and electronic equipment
were added to the growing list
of Israel products sent abroad.
Now a new and promising in-
dustry has made its appearance:
the breeding and export of
purebred Arabian horses.
an
Raski,
Gideon
entrepreneur in Rosh Pina, has.
already sold three horses in the
U.S., with the result that he has
a contract to sell a hundred
more in the next few years, if
they measure up to the criteria
already successfully established.
Prices can range anywhere from
$10,000 to a million dollars per
horse. The stallion, Shatir,
which he raised in Israel, is now
in the U.S. standing at stud, but
in the meantime has walked off
with prizes and awards at
prestigious horse shows.
At Kibbutz Shear Hagolan,
Yohanan Merhav is running a
professional horse farm and last
month conducted a full scale au-
ction of ten purebreds.
Ben-Gurion University, in
Beersheba, has 12 Arabian
horses at its Cashvan Center,
where Prof. Daniel Cohen is
engaged in a breeding program.
the Naamat-sponsored Kanot
school, near Ynvne, educates
young people in the handling
and training of horses, and last
year graduated a class whose
high school major was in horse
management. There are numer-
ous riding stables in Israel, but
perhaps the best known is that
conducted by energetic ex-
Chicagoan, Yehuda Avni, at
Vered Hagalil in the 'upper
Galilee.
Another ambitious horse pro-
gram is being carried on at the
Kadoorie Agricultural School,
located in the shadow of Mount
Tabor, in the lower Galilee. The
activity here is conducted by an
American, former Detroiter
Tzviah Iden, 32, a noted expert
on Arabin horses, who came on
aliyah last year, bringing her
own horses with her. There are
an additional 22 Arabians at
Kadoorie, owned by the Minis-
try of Agriculture, which are
utilized for breeding and for the
educational program at this, one
of Israel's historic farm schools.
There are over 300 Arabians in
the country as a whole.
The daughter of Jack and
Shirlee Iden of Huntington
Woods, Tzviah, who is techni-
cally the coordinator of the
Kadoorie horse program,
genuinely loves horses, and from
the way her dozens of young
pupils hang around the stables
even in their spare hours, it is
obvious that she has communi-
cated that love to them as well.
The Kadoorie stables are a liv-
ing laboratory for the pupils.
In the next five years, Tzviah
predicts, the export of purebreds
raised here will be big business.
Pedigree is the basic important
element, and Israel has selected
progenitors who themselves

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come from long and distin-
guished lines of prize-winning
horses.
A second element is natural
environment. Some experts have
noted that the mineral content
of the water in the Galilee, and
the mountain air, are not unlike
those of Kentucky.
How does a woman get in-
volved with horses? As far back
as Tzviah can remember she
was always interested in the
animals. When the family
moved near the Detroit Zoo, she
armed herself with bucket and
brushes and bluffed her way
into the premises, claiming she

Izviah Iden predicts
the export of
purebreds will be
big business.

had. come to brush down the
horses. When other children
went off to summer camp, she
insisted on going to horse camp.
She holds B.G.S. and M.S.W.
degrees from the University of
Michigan and began working
with delinquent boys. She got
them interested in horses, pro-
viding them with a new outlet
for their energy. Equine
therapy, she called it, and it was
successful.
She read everything she could
find on the subject of horses and
soon began to accumulate ani-
mals of her own. Her interest in
Israel was developed simultane-
ously, and she paid numerous
visits there. While others were
inspecting archeological and his-
torical sites, Tzviah was track-
ing down the country's horses
and horse lovers.
It is not uncommon in the
U.S. for women to work with
horses, she told us. Women have
more patience and are more
gentle with animals, which re-
spond accordingly. Treat a horse
well, she says, and he will give
you his all, loyally. He may not
seem to have the warm affection
of a dog, but like a dog can
enter into close partnership with
a human to get a specific job
done, by cooperative action.
The successful breeding of
horses requires perfectionism,
both in the selection of the
mates, and in the subsequent
care and training. Tzviah Iden
seems to liave the necessary
qualifications. Two purebred
Arabians born at Kadoorie,
Arava and Shachal', will be
joined by five or six more next
year. Half a dozen kibbutzim
are priming to get into the
business as well. The green
light will shine brightly when
the Israel Stud Book is formally
accepted by the American horse
establishment.
A tradition originally estab-
lished here by King Solomon is
obviously well on the road to re-
vival in the form of a flourish-
ing new export business.
(Tzviah was recently elected
secretary of the Israeli Arabian
Horse Society.)

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