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October 11, 1985 - Image 36

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EDUCATION

Improving The Vision
Of Jewish Schooling

BY JOSEPH AARON
Special to The Jewish News

Chicago — If you want to the conference were Stephanie
make Jewish education better, Dorfman, Elaine Greenberg,
don't look to teachers, stop look- Geraldine Levit, Rita Abramson,
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ing at schools, start looking at Ann Carron, Bryna Leib, Harold
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think that money will make all Gilda Poisson, Joseph Poisson,
your cares disappear.
Naomi Reiter, Annie Weiss,
So much for conventional wis- Barbara Zack, Jacqueline Zeff,
dom.
Henry Auslander, Sheri Schiff,
Those pieces of unconven- Dorothy Levitsky, Ida Nathan,
tional advice came from a panel Brenda Sage, Rose Werney,
entitled "An Agenda for Jewish Faye Ullman, Ann Baruch and
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ture" held during the recent Co-
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velop a cadre of skilled lay lead- verman and Sandra Zipser.
ers with a new vision of the
Twenty-six residents from
possible."
seven other Michigan cities also
Once that's been done and attended the gathering. They
once they've come up with that included Emily Bank, Sophie
vision, it still shouldn't be Barkman and Sara Reis, of
teachers that are the focus. "We Flint; Aviva Hoffman, Rabbi
must recognize the critical role Morton Hoffman, Sharon
of the principal as the agent of Memser, Louis Memser and Eva
change," Schafler said. "We Sivan, of East Lansing; Deborah
have traditionally done most of Ball, Bettie -Menchik and
our investing in the classroom Marsha Ginsburg, of Lansing;
teacher. But even if a teacher is Aviva
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Teachers can change classrooms Lando, Ria Szmuskovicz, Gayle
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schools by incorporating the Kalamazoo; Ernestine Ernst of
change in the structure of the Portage; and Amy Hornak and
school."
One critical change that has Rhonda Reider of Grand Rapids.
to be made in the structure of
Jewish education, Schafler said,
is a move away from a focus on Jewish Aid
cold, hard facts to one of nice, For Mexico
warm spirituality. "We have to
dispel the illusion that Jewish
New York (JTA) — The
education must be based on a American Jewish Joint Distribu-
mastery
of
classic
texts.
That
is
Regularly $110
tion Committee, the overseas re-
simply not sufficient. We have lief agency of the American
to do more to transmit Jewish Jewish community, announced
values and Jewish traditions, Friday that donations and
_Tassel available in
enrich with our own democratic pledges for earthquake victims
values and traditions. We can't in Mexico have past $300,000
Black & Cordovan in
just provide details but have to
are still coming in.
Penny Loafer available look to a seeding of dreams into and
Thousands of lay leaders and
learning."
Cordovan Sizes 8-12
professionals in Jewish com-
The success or failure of munities across the country are
Jewish education rests on its pledging their help.
ability not to be parochial but to
The Associated Jewish
"focus on the central theme that charities of Baltimore, Maryland
all of us are Jews," added De- pledged $25,000; the Jewish
troiter Mark Schlussel, Federation Council of Greater
president of the Jewish Educa- Los Angeles pledged $10,000;
Southfield
West Bloomfield
Flint
Birmingham
'The Original.'
On The Boardwalk
tional Service of North America. Temple Emanuel of New York
3192 Linden Road
Closed for Expansion
New Orleans Mall
Orchard Lake Road
"Without that, not only will pledged $10,000; th" Jewish
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& Remodeling
10 Mlle & Greenfield
South of Maple
Across from Genessee Valley
Re-opening
Jewish education not survive, Federation of Cincinnati pledged
Mort-Sat. 10-7
Mon.-Fri. 10-9 Sat. 10-7
Mall • Mon.-Sat. 10-9
Around
but Jewish life itself won't sur- $5,000; and the Jewish–Federa-
Sun. 12.5 • 559.7818
Sun. 12.5 • 626.3362
November 8
Sun. 12.5 • 733-8730
vive."
tion of Reading, Pa. pledged
Other Detroiters attending $5,000.

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