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August 07, 1987 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-08-07

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I UP FRONT I

JC Council Seeks Families
For Anniversary Events

JENNIFER TAUB

Jewish News Intern

"We didn't want to do a dinner.
Everybody's done a dinner," said
Carole Rossen, who co-chairs the
Jewish Community Council's 50th
Anniversary celebration.
Avoiding the self-congratulatory
glitter of an organization's typical an-
niversary celebration, the Council's
50th anniversary festivities will be
golden. Focusing on the theme "A
Proud History, A Bright Future," the
celebration will combine a veneration
of past accomplishments with a ma-
jor outreach effort.
The Council is in the process of

matching 200 Jewish families with
200 families from the black, Hispanic,
Arab and Polish communities within
the Detroit area for three events. As
yet 75 families are planning to par-
ticipate and the Council has extend-
ed its deadline to accommodate more
participants.

A major multi-ethnic celebration
has been planned for Oct. 22 at Or-
chestra Hall, which will include the
premiere showing of an audio-visual
presentation on the history of the
Council. In addition, entertainment
groups from the different ethnic com-
munities will perform.
Two meetings of the matched

Continued on Page 12

Two Soviet Families Arrive

DAVID HOLZEL

Staff Writer

Leyla Franklin, a 13-year-old member of the Detroit Maccabi track team, was one of the torch
bearers in July in the run that preceded the Great Lakes Games in Marquette. Leyla carried
the torch in Birmingham and will be a Seaholm High School freshman in the fall.

Two Soviet Jewish families arriv-
ed in Detroit Tuesday night from
Rome, Italy via New York. The Fried-
man and Schmidt families, eight peo-
ple in all, are the latest in a wave of
Soviet .Jews to arrive in the Detroit
area since the Soviet government
began to relax emigration in certain
circumstances.
Sixteen Soviet Jews arrived in the
month of June, according to Jewish

Family Service resettlement worker
Lydia Kuniaysky. None arrived in Ju- .
ly, but August's total may be 13, she
said. A husband and wife will arrive.
next Tuesday. Both have medical pro-
blems and their medical care has
already been arranged, she added.
The two families were met by
relatives and friends, according to
Sam Valk who was at Metropolitan
Airport, and who came to Detroit
from the USSR in 1978."They were
extremely excited to see their
relatives. There were tears and
smiles," he said.

ROUND UP

Ivan Boesky
On Campus

Ivan Boesky has been quiet-
ly enrolled as a student this
summer at the Jewish
Theological Seminary of
America, where he is taking
two courses, "Foundations of
Hebrew" and "Entering the
Rabbinic Library: An In-
troduction to Mishnah,
Midrash and Talmud."
The New York Times
reported that Boesky, who
was fined $100 million in the
insider-trading scandal last
year, has become a familiar
and unassuming sight at the
Seminary in New York since
summer courses began at the
end of May.
Boesky had pledged more
than $2 million to the school.
He requested that his name
be removed from the
Seminary's $20 million
library after the scandal
broke.

Boesky declined to be inter-
viewed, but others at the
school said he took his studies
seriously, arriving early in
the morning and spending* a
full day in classes or in the
library.

Salesman Faces
Arson Charges

A disgruntled employee
from Trenton's Mulias and
Ellias Department Store
allegedly set the June 24 fire
which leveled the landmark
establishment. Twenty-year-
old Rodney Skarzynski turn-
ed himself in to the Trenton
police July 30 after the police
issued a warrent for his arrest
the previous day.
Because the accused did not
have an attorney, 33rd
District Judge Donald Swank
entered a plea of non-guilty at
the arraignment July 30.
Preliminary examinations

are scheduled to begin today.
A verdict of guilty carries a
maximum sentence of 20
years. Skarzynski has been
released on a $50,000 per-
sonal recognizance bond.
Hired in October of 1985,
Skarzynski worked in the
men's department. He had
been reprimanded by co-
owner Stanley Ellias for his
absenteeism a few days before
the fire and was at the site of
the fire shortly before it
started.

Soviets claimed that restric-
tions had indeed been lifted
on the teaching of Hebrew,
and Adolph Shayevich, the
"official" rabbi of the well-
known Choral Synagogue in
Moscow, said during a New
York visit that Hebrew
teaching would henceforth be
permitted.

Begun Barred
From Teaching

the
Richard,
Little
outrageous rock and roll
singer whose hits in the late
1950s included "Tutti-Frutti"
and "Good Golly Miss Molly,"
has reportedly converted to
Judaism.
Seriously.
The former minister, 53,
says in a report in a Califor-
nia newspaper that he
celebrated Rosh Hashana
while on tour in England last
fall, adding "I've only missed

New York (JTA) — The Na-
tional Conference on Soviet
Jewry reported that former
Prisoner of Conscience Iosif
Begun, freed in February, has
been again denied the right
to teach Hebrew — the
"crime" for which he was
imprisoned.
Yet early this year, the

Good Golly
Miss Challah

going to synagogue one
Saturday for the past year."
A supporter of his recent
conversion, according to the
report, was none other than
Bob Dylan, who is said to
have been influenced by the
Lubavitch Chassidic move-
ment. Little Richard says
that while he was in the
hospital last year recovering
from injuries suffered in a car
accident, Dylan spent seven
hours at his bedside talking
about keeping the Sabbath.

IDF Hits UNIFIL

Tel Aviv (JTA) — Two
Norwegian soldiers serving
with the United Nations In-
terim Force in Lebanon
(UNIFIL) were wounded by
shots fired by an Israel
Defense Force patrol Monday
night. Norway has lodged a
sharp protest with Israel
through UNIFIL head-
quarters, and the IDF is in-
vestigating the incident.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS 5

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