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October 21, 1988 - Image 38

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-10-21

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Invites ou
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An 'Exciting

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Fascinating insights into the structure and development of Jewish law

Date:
Time:

Wed., Oct. 26, 1988
7:45 pm Registration
8:00 - 9:00 pm Lecture
9:00 - 9:45 pm Open Discussion
Location: Machon L'Torah/Jewish Learning Network of Michigan
15221 W. Ten Mile Rd.
Oak Park, Michigan'

Lecturer,
Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo
of 0 h r Someyach Tannenbaum College
Jerusalem, Israel

A well known Jewish philosopher
highly regarded for his ability to
connect age-old wisdom with
contemporary Jewish living.

Please RSVP
by calling: 967-0888
or
967-0887

* No Charge x:x x:x * Refreshments

THANK YOU
FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS
FOR A SUCCESSFUL
FUNDRAISER

KADIMA

Association for Jewish Residential Care
P.O. Box 104
Lathrup Village, MI 48076

350-9540

Janet Aronofff, Pres.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1988

Sadeghan

with El Al Israel Airlines and
married a young nurse.
It was a comfortable life
until 1978, when the Shah
was overthrown. The
Ayatollah's forces stormed the
El AL office and Sadeghan
escaped to Israel.
Yet, he returned to Iran
for his wife. The two had a
daughter, Emilia, and
Sadeghan found a job
teaching in the school where
he had once studied. He was
fired from the position when
revolutionaries discovered
him.
To support his family,
Sadeghan sold his paintings.
He also began composing
what he called "some sad
pieces" for guitar and pain-
ting works that were "cold in
feeling."
As hostility toward Jews
and other minorities increas-
ed, Sadeghan realized he had
to leave Iran. His wife refus-
ed to come with him.
"This was a matter of life
and death," Sadeghan said of
his decision to escape Iran.
Leaving almost all his
posessions for his wife,
Sadeghan began his journey
in June 1987.
Sadeghan passed through
all checkpoints on the way to
Afghanistan except the last.
Then he was told to stop but
ignored the order. A guard
fired at the car and shot at
Sadeghan. A bullet passed
just two inches from his head.
Sadeghan's trials did not
end once he passed into
Afghanistan. The constant
blasting of sirens signaled
Soviet air raids, and
Sadeghan had almost no food
and water for a week.
Tired and hungry,
Sadeghan arrived in
Pakistan. He survived by sell-
ing paintings until he obtain-
ed a visa to Austria and later
to the United States.
Today, Sadeghan lives in
Los Angeles and continues
painting and performing.
"I never forget my bitter
past," Sadeghan said, "and
every moment in my life I en-
joy to paint and play my
guitar?'

Adat Shalom
Hosts Monson

Dr. Rela Geffen Monson will
serve as scholar-in-residence
at Adat Shalom Synagogue
Oct. 29 and 30.
A sociologist, Dr. Monson is
a. graduate of Columbia
University and the Teachers
Institute of the Jewish
Theological Seminary and
holds a Ph.D. from the
University of Florida.
Dr. Monson's major re-

Dr. Rela Monson .

search has been in the field of
sociology of religion. She has
studied changing family pat-
terns, intermarriage, the
evolving role of women in the
synagogue, Jewish teen
issues and other topics.
On Oct. 29, Dr. Monson will
deliver the Shabbat sermon
on "Making It as a Jew in the
Decade of the 90s." She will
also speak on "The Future of
the Jewish Community is
What You Make It" before the
congregation's bar/bat mitz-
vah candidates and their
parents at a brunch at 11 a.m.
Oct. 30.
For information, call the
synagogue, 851-5100.

Temple Honors
Voice Of Reason

The Birmingham Temple
will honor the Voice of
Reason, now known as
Americans for Religious
Liberty this weekend.
At 8:30 p.m. today, featured
speakers will be Howard
Simon, Michigan director of
the American Civil Liberties
Union; John M. Swomley,
president, Americans for
Religious Liberty; Lynne
'Master, founding president,
Voice of Reason; and Rabbi
Sherwin Wine, co-fourider
and director, Voice of Reason.
An Oneg Shabbat will follow.
On Saturday, the program
will be held from 9 a.m. to
1:30 p.m. with a buffet lunch,
workshops and featured
speakers Carol King, former
president of National
Organization of Women-
Michigan; Harold Norris, pro-
fessor of constitutional law,
Detroit College of Law; and
Edd Doerr, executive director,
Americans for Religious
Liberty.
There is a charge: Reserva-
tions for Saturday are re-
quired today. Call the temple
office, 477-1410, for
information.

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