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October 14, 1988 - Image 54

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-10-14

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!EDUCATION I

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Education, Nature Part
Of Fresh Air 'Torah Zone'

The Fresh Air Society is
sponsoring a new informal
educational program for
Jewish schools entitled "The
Torah Zone." It will take place
at Camp Tamarack at
Brighton for children in the
second through fifth grades.
The students will be bussed to
camp from their religious or
Hebrew school at 9 a.m. and
return home by 2 p.m.

Upon arrival, the students
will travel through a 120-foot
"Tunnel of Creation" which
illustrates the unfolding of
the creation story through
sight and sound. Later in the
day the students will be able
to create crafts.

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The children will also par-
ticipate in a "Heroes Conven-
tion" in which staff dressed
up as various biblical heroes
will speak in presidential
debate format, and the au-
dience will choose their
favorite. Moses, depicted by
Richard Berg, the vice presi-
dent of Congregation Beth
Shalom, will also tell his side

of the Exodus story through a
dramatic presentation.
Jeffrey S. Metz, the director
of Camp Tamarack, and War-
ren Cohen, the assistant
director of Camp Maas, are in
charge of the programs.
Counseling staff from the
summer direct the activities
while dressed up in biblical
costumes.
Participating schools in-
clude Temple Israel, United
Hebrew Schools, Temple
Emanu-El, Temple Beth El,
Beth Israel (Ann Arbor) and
Beth Shalom. More than
1,000 students are expected
to participate in the upcom-
ing programs. Emanu-El and
Beth El will go on Sunday
and Beth Israel of Ann Arbor
-and Beth Shalom will par-
ticipate on Oct. 23.
These programs are a part
of an effort by the Fresh Air
-. Society to provide year-round
informal Jewish educational
programs to children,
especially around the themes
of nature and the
environment.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1988

nrollment in United
Hebrew Schools' elem-
entary division stands
at 861, up from 803 at the end
of the last school year, and up
from 827 at the beginning of
last year, according to figures
released by UHS.
Some 27 persons are enroll-
ed in special education, 26 in
the nursery school and 124 in
the high school. At the end of
last year, high school enroll-
ment stood at 119. No infor-
mation was available on
Midrasha enrollment.
Sixty-three students were
enrolled in B'nai Moshe's
UHS branch when it closed in
June. All but 10 of these
students transferred to other
UHS branches, according to
UHS Superintendent Ofra
Fisher.
The Adat Shalom branch
registered a gain of 68
students this year. Enroll-
ment there stands at 569.
Beth Achim has 30 new
students, an enrollment of
142.
Taking into account the
transfer of the B'nai Moshe
students, the system has a net
gain of 50, Fisher said.
She said she is satisfied

with the number of students
enrolled in the high school,
where a new curriculum was
instituted this year. A new
high school satellite program
could push the numbers
higher, she said.
Fisher explained that an
apparent drop in high school
enrollment from the start of
last year — when -147
students were counted — is
ephemeral. At that time,
students were registered
without paying a fee, which
inflated the figures since
some students quickly drop-
ped out.
The increase in the price of
tuition did not affect enroll-
ment, she said.

Berman, Fisher
At School Study

Detroiters Mandell L. Ber-
man, president of the Council
of Jewish Federations, and
CJF past president Max M.
Fisher took part in the initial
meeting of the Commission
on Jewish Education in North
America, held recently in
New York.
The goals of the commission
are to review the state of
Jewish education; to recom-
mend practical policies that
will set clear directions for

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