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December 02, 1988 - Image 48

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-12-02

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"Large, warm, generous....

Living Room

Continued from preceding page

Readers who like to
level over the proud parade

practice and observance.
"Here we found a path (on
which) we can all walk
together," Rabbi Cohn said.
Rabbi Aft added, "It brings
the Reconstructionist, Or-
thodox and Conservative
viewpoints together. It shows
we have more in common and
less that separates us."
The Family Living Room
gives Cohn "the opportunity

of Jewish Americans' achieve-
ments and customs will find
a feast in JEWISH TIMES."
New York Times Book Review

a delightful offering
of memories—often
enlightening, always

NCSY picks the
programs, UHS
provides funding
and J.E.F.F. adds
its family

- author of When Bad Things
Happen to Good People

"Extraordinary ••••

In its constant stream of sur-
prises and unique experiences,
it moves us to say, 'Yes, this
is how it really was:"
Boston Globe

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to reach kids we couldn't or-
dinarily reach. It gives us an
opportunity to come to them!'
For Rabbi Aft, the Family
Living Room allows the UHS,
which has a Conservative
Jewish orientation, to serve
the entire Jewish community.
Mrs. Appleman said she
hopes the program will pro-
vide inspiration to Jewish
families to study together.
She said she hoped the
Jewish Welfare Federation
will use the Family Living
Room model in its leadership
development programs "as a
vehicle to pass down to their
kids. It is a wonderful oppor-
tunity for the communtiy to
get involved in something ex-
The program has already
proven to the Brookenthals
that it can be fun and ex-
citing. "I'm fascinated by the
way they run the program, "
Mrs. Brookenthal said. For
Heidi, the Family Living
Room was "great — it was
fun, too!'
And in a subtle manner it
also taught a little Ibrah, and
for Rabbi Cohn, "that's what
it's all about!"

Deadline Nears
For 'Discovery'

Nine Detroit area high
school students are enrolled
in "Project Discovery?' the
American high school in
Israel program, sponsored by
the Detroit Jewish Welfare
Federation and the United
Hebrew Schools.
The program offers 10th-
and 11th-grade high school
students with high academic
achievements the opportuni-
ty to study in Israel for five
months starting Feb. 6. The
students will continue their
academic studies, taught by

English-speaking faculty
while touring the country
and socializing with Israel
high school students. The pro-
gram is fully credited by local
public schools.

Participants will live at the
Goldstein Youth Village
Educational Campus in
Jerusalem. Students from
Chicago and Cleveland are
expected to participate in the
The Youth Aliyah Depart-
ment of the Jewish Agency
will implement the program
in Israel. Federation's pro-
gram in Israel and the United
Hebrew Schools will oversee
the program.
Deadline for registration is
Dec. 15. Orientation for all
participants will be held in
January. For information, call
Yefet Ozery, community
shaliach, 661-5440.

Educators Plan
Chicago Meeting

"Kaleidoscope: Vision of
Jewish Education" is the
theme of the National
Association of Temple
Educators Conference to be
held in Chicago from Dec.
N.A.T.E. is the professional
organization of more than 600
men and women from
Canada, England, Israel, the
Republic of South Africa and
the United States, who are
the educators, principals, rab-
bis and cantors responsible
for providing the leadership
in religious education for con-
gregations affiliated with the
Union of American Hebrew
There will be a variety of
workshops and programs
focusing on visions for the
educator, teacher, student,
school and congregation.
Highlighting the con-
ference will be a talk by Ben-
jamin S. Bloom, professor of
education at the University of
Chicago and Northwestern
University. Dr. Bloom concep-
tualized the theory of
mastery learning and has
been a major force in the
development of many mastery
learning programs.
Rabbi Alexander M.
Schindler, president of the
U.A.H.C., will speak on "Vi-
sions for Our Congregation!'
Participants will also hear
Myriam Mendelow, founder
and director of "Lifeline?' an
organization in Jerusalem
which conducts workshops
designed to teach the elderly
skills to enable them to
become self-supporting.

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