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May 01, 1987 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-05-01

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UP FRONT

Bob McKeown

Kids' Contest Will Highlight
Independence Day On Sunday

This weekend's Israel Indepen-
dence Day celebration in Detroit,
sponsored by the Jewish Welfare
Federation, Jewish Community
Center and Jewish Community
Council, will take place Sunday at
the Jewish Community Center in
West Bloomfield.
The festivities begin at 2 p.m. -
with a Knowledge of Israel Quiz
Bowl for students representing 16
Jewish day and afternoon schools.
Three-member teams from each
school will be competing.
At 2:30 p.m., youngsters age 10
and under can take part in an Is-
raeli obstacle course, in the Center
lobby, or enter an El Al airplane-
making contest. Parents are invited
to assist their children in the com-
petion. Adults can learn traditional
folk dances from Uri Segal, and
Livia Katan lights a memorial candle at the Holocaust Memorial Academy on
there will be Israeli food available.
Sunday sponsored by Shaarit Haplaytah at the Jewish Community Center.
The Center also will host a
special showing of a film on the
history of Zionism, Pillars of Fire.
The one-hour segment will be
shown at 2 and 3 p.m.
Senator Carl Levin will brief
Detroit
area Jewish youth groups
Staff Report
U-M Professor Andrew Nagy,
on Israel, the Middle East and
The Raoul Wallenberg Com- who was rescued by Wallenberg at other contemporary issues at 4 p.m.
mittee at the University of Michi- the age of 12, is spearheading the Members of B'nai B'rith Youth,
gan has begun a fundraising drive drive to raise $250,000. He said the
to endow an annual lectureship to committee spent 1-1 1/2 years trying
keep alive the name and deeds • of to decide the most appropriate way
to honor Wallenberg. "A statue or
the Holocaust hero.
Wallenberg, a University of garden is quickly forgotten, but a
The Council of Orthodox Rabbis
Michigan Architecture graduate, is lectureship would spread the word has concluded an agreement with
credited with saving up to 100,000 about Wallenberg. People would Franklin Kosher. Meat Market in
Jewish Hungarians from the Nazis hear about what he did — and that West Bloomfield following the
by placing them in "safe houses" in one person can make a difference."
The Wallenberg Committee discovery of non-kosher meat in the
Budapest, protected by the Swedish
store on April 8.
flag and manufactured Swedish has raised $25,000 since January.
"We
would
like
to
have
a
formal
The Council issued a statement
documents. He was arrested by the
this
week stating:
campaign,
but
we
are
just
Soviet Army in early 1945 and dis-
appeared.
Continued on Page 10
`Tvidence indicated that this

Wallenberg Committee Plans
Annual Lectureship At U-M

Michigan State Temple Youth,
United Synagogue Youth and Na-
tional Conference of Synagogue
Youth will participate.
Federation, Council and the
Center are also sponsoring a per-
formance by Israeli folksinger
Hanan Yovel, May 6 at 7:30 p.m.
in the Jewish Community Center's
Shiffman Hall.

Tickets are available in ad-
vance at the Center, or the Jewish
Community Council- office at
United Hebrew Schools.
Israel War Memorial Day will
be observed Saturday. The public
commemoration service, sponsored
by the Israel community, is set for
9:30 p.m. at Adat Shalom
Synagogue.

Jewish Welfare Federation
President Dr. Conrad L. Giles will
be the speaker. Representatives of
Hillel Day School, Akiva Hebrew
Day School and Adat Shalom
Synagogue will take part in the
program, and music will be pro-
vided by flutist Nikolai Lemberg,
accompanied by Carol Lesser.
The Birmingham Temple Adult
Volunteer Choir, led by Ann Kut-
nick,will also perform.

Rabbis, Butcher Reach Accord

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meat was destined for a neighboring,
non-kosher restaurant and was not
for sale to the kosher consumer.
However, because of the serious viola-
tion of our provisions, the continued
maintenance of our certification of
the store will be based on the full-
time presence of a Sabbath-observant
worker with the exclusive keys. This

Continued on Page 10

ROUND UP

Road Renamed
For Ben-Gurion

By action of the Southfield
City Council, in response to a
request from the Jewish -
Community Council, the
Northwestern Service Drive
from Bell to Telegraph Roads
will be renamed David Ben-,
Gurion Street from Sunday
until June 3, marking the
100th anniversary of the
birth of Israel's first prime
minister. -
A public ceremony to un-
veil the street sign will be
- held 12:30 p.m. Sunday, at
the corner of Bell and 11
Mile Roads.
Southfield Mayor Donald
Fracassi will open the pro-

gram. Leon S. Cohan, Jewish
Community Council president
will be master of ceremonies.

Borman Given
Gilman Award

Paul D. Borman, the chief
federal defender for the East-
ern District of Michigan, was
presented the third Leonard
R. Gilman Award on Wed-
nesday at a luncheon meeting
of the Federal Bar Associa-
tion of Detroit.
The award is presented an-
nually to "an outstanding
practitioner of criminal law."
Borman has been chief fed-
eral defender for 71/s years.

The award is named for Gil-
man, the U.S. attorney for
the Eastern, District of
Michigan, who died in office
in 1985 at the age of 42.

Denaturalization
Case Heard

Washington (JTA) — The
Supreme Court heard
arguments Monday on
whether to denaturalize a
man accused of war atrocities
in a case that will determine
what kind of misrepresenta-
tions are subject to deporta-
tion.
The man is Juozas Kungys,
a retired dental technician of

Clinton, N.J., and native of
Lithuania, who misstated his
date and place of birth when
applying for a visa in 1948.
The Justice Department's
Office of Special Investiga-
tions (OSI) is alleging that
Kungys attempted to conceal
his background as a member
of the Sauliai, a paramilitary
organization, which in 1941
herded over 2,000 Jews into a
hugh pit in Kedainiai,
Lithuania, and shot them.

OSI is hoping to overturn a
lower federal court's decision
that found no clear evidence
that Kungys has committed
the atrocities, by charging
that the misrepresentations
of his date and place of birth
on his visa application alone

are grounds for denaturaliza-
tion.

Athens Honors
Ben-Gurion

Athens (JTA) — The
100th anniversary of the
birth of David Ben-Gurion,
the first prime minister of
Israel, was celebrated in
Athens at the city hall. The
prominence of those attend-
ing, no less than the rank
and position of the organiz-
ers of the centennial event,
reflected a profound change
in the attitude of Greece
toward Israel, a country
with which it still does not
have full relations.

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