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September 11, 1987 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-09-11

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Re ligious News Se rvice

New Community Shaliach
Begins Working In Detroit

Israel Aircraft Industry workers chanted anti-American slogans in Jerusalem after the Cabinet
voted to halt the Lavi project.

Yefet Ozery has been named
Detroit's new community shaliach
from Israel. He began his position
earlier this month.
Under the supervision of the
Jewish Welfare Federation, his duties
will include helping those who need
information on travel and relocation
to Israel, and providing a resource for
bringing the Israel agenda before the
Previously under the supervision
of the Jewish Community Cneter, the
shaliach position is funded by United
Jewish Charities of the Jewish
Welfare Federation.
"As a Federation program, the
shaliach's responsibilities can be
broadened in scope and function,"
said Jane Sherman, chairman of
Federation's Israel and Overseas
Continued on Page 18

Yefet Ozery

Grandparents Day Sunday Marked By Games, Prizes

Games, contests, entertainment
and food for children of all ages will
be the focus on Sunday of the celebra-
tion of National Grandparents Day at
the Jewish Home For Aged in West
The free events have been
scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
the grounds of the Fleischman
Residence/Blumberg Plaza at Maple
and Drake roads to mark the new na-
tional holiday in honor of grand-

parents, and to focus attention on the
80th anniversary of Detroit's Jewish
Home For Aged.
Israeli musician Abraham Ben-
Zeev will begin performing at 11:15
a.m. At 11:45, the Dor le-Dor chorus
will give a half-hour concert. Dor le-
Dor is composed of Hillel Day School
students and Home For The Aged
residents. Ben-Zeev will return at
12:15 p.m., followed at 12:45 by the
Hora Aviv Israeli dance troupe.

Winners of the Home's "Grand-
parents Are Royalty" essay contest
will be announced at 1:20. At 1:30,
children will be entertained by magi-
cian Keith Haddrill while adults at-
tend a program marking Grand-
parents Day. Life members of the
Jewish Home's board of directors will
be honored and Detroit Free Press
publisher David Lawrence Jr. will
serve as keynote speaker.
From 2:20 to 3 p.m., prizes will be

awarded for the day's contests, and a
massive game of musical chairs will be
Throughout the program, a moon-
walk will be operating for children,
and clowns will be walking through
the grounds to entertain and make
animal puppets. Most refreshments
and games during the day's activities
will be provided free. In case of rain,
the activities will be moved inside the
Jewish Community Center.


Soviets Release
Several POCs

New York (JTA) — Within
three hours Monday, several
prominent and long-time
refuseniks in the Soviet
Union were told they had
received permission to
The list includes Iosif
Begun, Viktor Brailovsky,
Vladimir Lifshitz, Arkady
Mai, Lev Sud and Semyon
Yantovsky. Information comes
from Israel Radio, from the
Long Island Committee for
Soviet Jewry and the Na-
tional Conference on Soviet
Only one Jewish Prisoner of
Conscience reportedly re-
mains in jail: Alexei
Magaryk, who is expected to
be released in a few days.
Twenty-six former prisoners
have not received exit visas,
among them Ida Nudel.
Pamela Cohn, president of
the Union of Councils for

Soviet Jews, said, "It's not
surprising that the Soviets
chose this moment, eight days
before the start of the Shultz-
Shevardnadze talks, to make
this announcement."
However, she said, "It's a
tangible and dramatic indica-
tion that Soviet leaders are
aware of the constant efforts
in behalf of Soviet Jews that
are undetaken by our govern-
ment and leading human
rights groups.

'No Multiple
ZOA Closings'

Reports that the recent clos-
ing of the Zionist Organiza-
tion of America's San Fran-
cisco regional office would be
the first of several closings
around the country are being
denied by ZOA officials in
New York and Detroit.
"I can unequivocally say
that no decision has been
made to close any other of-
fices," said Paul Flacks, na-

Flacks called "inaccurate"
the reports that additional of-
fices would be closed. This
was especially unlikely he
said, in light of the recent
opening of ZOA regional of-
fices in Atlanta and Fort
Lauderdale and the hiring of
new directors for ZOA bran-
ches in Boston and Long
Flacks said that closing of
the San Francisco office had
been considered for two or
three years. The city, he said,
had never been very receptive
to Zionism.
"San Francisco was never
self-sustaining, so they
eliminated the office," said
Ezekiel Leikin, executive vice
president of the ZOA's Detroit
District. Leikin said the San
Francisco closure has "no
relevance to us at all. If
anything, we're expanding.
There's actually a revival
Reports of ZOA "retrench-

meat" around the nation
came from John Rothmann,
president of ZOA's Northern
Pacific Region from 1985 to
1987. Rothmann and other
San Francisco sources said
their city's ZOA office was
also closed because of the
growing strength of other U.S.
based Zionist organizations
and ZOA's loss of delegates in
last May's election for the
World Zionist congress.

Hussein's Peace
Prize Protested

New York — The Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith has protested the awar-
ding of a peace prize to Jor-
dan's King Hussein by the
Pax Mundi Committee of the
Diplomatic Peace Academy
based in Brussels.
In a letter to urbain Dirix,
president of the organization,
ADL national director
Abraham H. Foxman called
the award startling since

King Hussein "has not aban-
doned the Arab world's
40-year war against the State
of Israel."

Lots Of Jews
Live In Toronto

Thronto (JTA) — Jews are
the second largest ethnic
group in metropolitan Toron-
to, smaller only than the
Italians, according to the
latest census figures just
released in a study by the
Social Planning Council of
Metropolitan Toronto.
The Canadian Jewish News
reports that 97,820 Jews live
in Toronto based on 1981 cen-
sus statistics, previously un-
published. However, the
population estimate listed in
the 1986 Jewish Directory
and Almanac was significant-
ly higher — 115,000.
The census figures put the
Jewish concentration in
metropolitan Toronto at 4.6



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