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November 25, 1988 - Image 102

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-11-25

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asking them to help the
Koshorovsky family and other
Soviet Jews.
Now they are focusing on
December's theme, "Jewish
Heroes: Past and Present!'
This month, Chevreyah
Aleph held its first-ever mini-
convention recently at Young
Israel of Southfield.
There was a morning ser-
vice with a luncheon follow-
ing. The highlight of the day
was the play, You're a Good
Man Charlie Brown, perform-
ed by the Peanut Butter
Players.
Chevreyah Zach is the divi-
sion that caters to the sixth-
eighth graders in Detroit.
Zach meets once a month for
an Oneg Shabbat in the
Young Israel of Southfield
area, participating in educa-
tional as well as social
activities.
The older counselors lead
Zach's activities.
Monthly activities in the
past have included ice-
skating night, paint your own
T-shirt day, game show day,
movie night, and this month
Zach will have a Chanukah
party and dinner.
This division held its first-
ever Shabbaton last weekend
at Young Israel of Southfield
with B'nei Akiva members
from Cleveland.
The Shabbaton's theme was
"Ben Adam L'Chavero — The
Jewish Outlook on the Mitz-
vot Between Man and His
Neighbor?' The children par-
ticipated in services and
Shabbat meals at Young
Israel of Southfield and
visited the Jewish Home for
Aged.
The oldest division,
Chevreyah Bet (ninth-12th
grade), makes up B'nei
Akiva's executive board.
These youth plan and run the
activities in Detroit along
with the Appels.
More diverse areas of ac-
tivities are planned in this
division. Last month, this
division held its "B'nei Akiva
500" road rally.
Thmorrow, the Bet division
will sample the delicacies of
the Orient at its "Chinese
Buffet Night." Following the
buffet, there will be a Chinese
Auction. Members will be
able to bid for mystery
gifts(wrapped presents) with
Chinese currency.
Each group in the Bet divi-
sion is known as a shevet
(tribe). In ninth grade, at
around Chanukah time, the
group receives a shevet name
and shares it with other
members their age
worldwide.
"B'nei Akiva is a great
organization. You get to meet
a lot of people. It's for Israel,
and I'm for Israel," said

15-year-old Nancy Berman. "I
really love the shevet
weekends!'
Berman received her shevet
name in 1987,"Atzmaut,"
which means "In-
dependence!' Her shevet was
named in honor of Israel's
40th year of independence.
Youngsters who entered the
ninth grade in 1986 received
the shevet, "Dror," which
means "Freedom." This
shevet marked fighting for
the freedom of Soviet Jews.
Every year, B'nei Akiva in
Detroit holds the ninth grade
shevet weekend.
"This year we held a learn-
a-thon and had people pledge
money for each hour we spent
learning at Young Israel of
Southfield. Each hour, we
were taught different Jewish
topics," said 13- year-old Dan
Yolkut. One topic was "The
Permissability of Lying in
Jewish Law!'
The students studied for
five hours, and the money
they collected will help sub-
sidize the shevet weekend for

Seventy-five
percent of B'nei
Akiva's members
In the Diaspora are
non religious.

their region, scheduled for
February in Detroit.
The 12th grade Shabbaton
(shevet weekend) will be held
this weekend in Montreal.
Summer programs for the
youth in Detroit's chapter of
B'nei Akiva include Camp
Stone, located in Cleveland,
Ohio, and Mach Hach
Ba'aretz, a summer in Israel
for students who have com-
pleted 10th grade.
A program that B'nei Akiva
of North America has design-
ed for its graduating seniors
is "Hachshara."
This presents the oppor-
tunity for high school
graduates to study, work and
live in Israel for a year.
"B'nei Akiva gives the child
a religious Zionistic outlook.
It's like the icing on the cake
for a religious Jewish child.
Whatever the school and
home lack, this youth group
makes up," said Toby
Schlussel, the mother of
7-year-old Irvin.
B'nei Akiva has 60,000
members worldwide and
seventy-five percent in the
Diaspora (the Jewish com-
munity outside of Israel) are
non-religious.
However, in Detroit, most of
B'nei Akiva's members are
Orthodox and belong to a
Young Israel Synagogue and
attend Akiva Hebrew Day
School.

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