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March 14, 1986 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-03-14

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Friday, March 14, 1986

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Miriam Sandweiss and Vladimir Geller discuss the schedule for the
recent "Russian Connection" party.

When you put 75 Russians and as-a-second-language and culture
60 non-Russians together in one club programs, some do not feel a
room at Oak Park's Jewish Corn- part of the community. According
munity Center, Jimmy Prentis to Berton, the party "is an attempt
to incorporate them into the life of
Morris Branch, the resulting
the Center's English-speaking
noise is nothing short of chaotic.
Jews."
But for Vladimir Geller, chair-
Admittedly, said Geller, the
man of the recent "Russian Con-
language barriers exist. But that,
nection Kickoff Party," the noise
he said, is the only problem. We
was revealing.
"Sometimes people don't talk are all just Jewish people who wnt
because they don't understand to understand each other and
enjoy each other."
each other," he told the crowd
Indeed, the entertainment con,-,
"But here I see you talk too much
sisted of the "universal language
. . . maybe you understand each
of music as well as dramatic
other good already!"
readings, many of which were per-
Geller, 60, presides over the
formed in both Russian and
New World Club for Soviet Jewish
English. Most of the performers
immigrants, which sponsored the
three-hour afternoon of belonged to the Children's Studio,
a group of Russian teens directed
entertainment, refreshments,
by Lubov M. Kumming and spon-
and dancing in conjunction with
sored by the New World Club.
the Center. The theme "Russian
Natalya Gesse, 14; of Sterling
Connection," will be the center of
Heights, performs with the Chil-
the Center's March programm-
dren's Studio and supports the at-
ing, according to Miriam
tempts at acculuration for senior
Sandweiss, director of the senior
Russians. "American people can
adult department.
show them a lot," she said. And
Sandweiss explained that the
Gary Daeych, 17, of Southfield,
party aimed to counteract the
cited the performers as examples
problem of integration for older
of how Russians can "mix with
Russian immigrants, for whom
Americans and still retain cul-
poor health, language problems
and cultural difficulties "even in
ture."
The Russians and non-Russians
terms of making choices in .a
who sat around tables eating pas-
supermarket" can present bar-
riers. The occasion, she said, tries and fruit agreed that the
party was a success. Regina
would also "give senior Russians
Shabashova, of Oak Park, whose
and senior non-Russians a chance
•1
to get to know each other on a son Toli performs with the
one-to-one basis so there isn't dren's Studio, explained that the
'such a feeling of 'we versus party "shows a level of adapta-
them'." tion," and added "it is also very
Dr. Louba Berton, director of interesting to meet new people."
the six-year-old Russian accultu- At another table, Center
ration program at the Center member Becky Stein, of Oak
added that, although the younger Park, said that "meeting new
generation of Russian immig- immigrants is a very nice way to
rants has already become accul- spend an afternoon. They may be
turated, some of the older popula- hard to understand, and it takes
tion is "in limbo." Despite the time. But they're the loveliest
many senior Russians who par- people and they probably don't
ticipate in the Center's English- understand us too• well either.'

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