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September 13, 1985 - Image 43

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-09-13

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS Friday, September 13, 1985 . 45

YEAR IN REVIEW 5745 YEAR IN REVIEW

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past year, from Beirut to Bitburg, 5745 will
be remembered above all as the year of the
rescue of an ancient remnant of Israel. The
year when thousands of young Ethiopian
Jews were saved to begin new lives in their
spiritual homeland and remind the world of
the deepest meaning and purpose of the
State of Israel.
Following is a month-by-month
chronology of some of the highlights of the
past year.

September

WOMEN RABBIS became a reality in the Conservative movement this year. Rabbi
Amy Eilberg made history as dozens of women now prepare for ordination at the Jewish
Theological Seminary in the future.

CHURCH-STATE issues focused on several Supreme
Court cases and the White House decision to display a creche
(above) on the lawn at Christmas.

RELIGION

AVITAL SHCHARAN-
SKY continued her tireless
efforts to draw world atten-
tion to the plight of her hus-
band, Anatoly, who remains
a prisoner in the USSR.

Archbishop Valerian Trifa, who was
ordered deported in 1982 for leading the
Romanian Iron Guard in a 1941 pogrom
against the Jews, finally leaves the U.S. for
Portugal . . . The trial of 25 suspected
members of a Jewish underground begins in
Israel; they are charged with acts of ter-
rorism against Arabs. The trial promises to
be one of the most controversial in Israeli
history ... President Reagan and Demo-
cratic challenger Walter Mondale address
the B'nai B'rith International convention in
Washington, D.C. as the issue of church-
state separation heats up the campaign .
The Detroit Friends of Bar-Ilan University
honor Samuel Hechtman . . . Fisher Fund
approves $140,000 for innovative commu-
nity projects ... Jewish Association for Re-
tarded Citizens opens eighth Haverim
Home .... Adat Shalom Synagogue celeb-
rates 40th and retires mortgage ... Peter
Alter, Julie Borim and Sally Krugel win
Federation • Young Leadership Awards .. .
Rabbi Meir Kahane skips Detroit visit .. .
Hebrew teachers sign three-year contract
. . . Center Symphony Orchestra marks 45th
season; conductor Julius Chajes marks 50th
anniversary as a composer . . . Israel's coali-
tion government is sworn in by President
Chaim Herzog with Shimon Peres serving
as Prime Minister and Yitzhak Shamir as
Foreign Minister; Peres and •Shamir agree
to switch roles after two years but skepti-
cism prevails . : . A suicide car bomber de-
tonates his car in front of the U.S. Embassy
in Beirut, killing 23 ... Detroiter Sister
Carol Rittner presides over international
conference on the Holocaust ... Cong. Beth
Achim burns mortgage ... Detroiter Aaron
Krickstein wins Israel Grand Prix Tennis
Tournament . . . Freedom run for Soviet
Jewry held at main Jewish Center ... Jane
Sherman heads American-Israel Chamber
of Commerce and Industry, Inc., of Metro
Detroit ... Marcia Fishman named Hillel
Day School executive director ... ADL re-
elects Peter Alter ... Community leader
Milton Weinstein dies.

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