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December 09, 1988 - Image 45

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-12-09

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Michigan and Israel.
However, in raising the
necessary $3 million to com-
plete a "purpose built"
museum, and even the
$200,000 for annual
maintenance costs, Schaefer
Bacher has been caught in a
Catch-22 situation.
"The Detroit Federation is
very eager to support us," she
explains, "but their policy is
only to give funds to institu-
tions that have been
operating for three years.
Thus our dilemma. We cannot
receive money until we open
and we cannot open until we
receive money."
Consequently, a more prac-
tical approach has been
adopted with the museum
operating in its initial years
out of existing premises with
funds being raised during
this phase from individual
philanthropists both in Israel
and Michigan rather than
channelled through the
Federation.
Exhibits already commis-
sioned which are being used
by the club include a display
of historic and ethnic hats
which the children can try on
and be photographed in. This
collection gives the
youngsters a good perspective
of the different ethnic groups
that make up Israel, as well
as many of the world's
cultures.
Another section focuses on
optical illusions using mir-
rors, kaleidoscopes, spot-
lights, zoetropes, cartoons and
blind spots. There will also be
a "what if I couldn't" section
which will illustrate to
children what life would be
like if they could not walk,
hear or see. Finally there will
be a human bubble with
enlarged models of a heart,
an eye and an ear for the
children to walk through and
explore.
Schaefer Bacher and
Mamanov head a committee
comprised of educator's, ar-
tists and an accountant who
will oversee the development
of the museum from its cur-
rent modest form as a one-
room establishment to its
final realization as a "pur-
pose built" museum of 3,000
square meters surrounded by
landscaped gardens.
"The museum is not only
an important educational pro-
ject," stresses Schaefer
Bacher, "which will stimulate
young visitors to explore, ex-
periment and absorb
knowledge at their own in-
dividual pace and capacity, it
can also help fill the educa-
tional vacuum in Israel which
stems from the fact that
school finishes at lunch time.
This leaves the afternoons as
a problematic time when

parents must look after
children or pay for extra-
curricular activities."
Indeed, in the past year ad-
ditional government educa-
tional budget cuts have fur-
ther aggravated the situation
with an hour cut from the
school day for lower grades
who now leave school by mid-
day. "This economic climate,"
Schaefer Bacher observes, "is
a further reason why we do
not feel that is is appropriate
at this time for the govern-
ment to spend money on our
project."
Ra'anana's location in the
center of Israel close to major
highways means that the
museum wil be easily accessi-
ble to children from all over
the country. This factor will
also increase the potential
profitability of the museum,
or at any rate its ability to
cover its maintenance
overhead. It is also hoped that
children in Israel from
overseas will visit the
museum.
Designed for children aged
3 to 15 and particularly for
the 8 to 15 age group, the
museum will be developed
ultimately around four
themes: creative arts;
technology; culture; and
science. This applied ap-
proach will provide an in-
novative alternative to help
prepare children in the
Jewish state for the high-tech
world of the future.
Envisaged exhibits will in-
clude a garage complete with
model cars and tire change
facilities, an adult room with
ordinary objects that have
been enlarged to give a child's
perspective to adults, and a
supermarket including pro-
ducts, scales and checkout
counter.
"Some of the ideas are our
own," says Fruchter
Mamanov, "and others are
copied from children's
museums that we have
visited in America. Many of
the exhibits will reinforce the
children's Jewish identity
such as a rotating exhibition
about the festivals. But we
also want to open horizons for
Israeli children and teach
them about other cultures in
the world."
Other ideas include a room
designed as a space capsule,
another as an igloo and
another as a Bedouin tent to
help foster Arab-Jewish
understanding. There will be
a reading room and computer
pen pal program where
children can register on a
computer and be matched
with youngsters abroad. In
particular it is hoped to pair
young Israelis with children
in the Detroit Jewish
community.

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