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December 16, 1988 - Image 101

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-12-16

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Local BBYO Protests
Amended Law Of Return

The Great Lakes AZA
Council voted at its December
meeting to send a letter to
Israeli officials opposed to
amending Israel's Law of
Return. The letter calls the
proposal to amend the law,
which would withhold the
guarantee of automatic
Israeli citizenship from peo-
ple moving to Israel converted
to Judaism by Reform or Con-
servative rabbis, "destructive
to the unity of the Jewish peo-
ple," and states "this issue
should not be resolved by
political means."
The letter was sent to -
Israel's Prime Minister Yit-
zhak Shamir; Foreign Minis-
ter Shimon Peres; President
Chaim Herzog; Moshe Arad,
ambassador to the United

States; and Rabbi Eric Yoffee,
ARZA-UAHC in New York.
December is Social Action
Month for Michigan Region,
B'nai B'rith Girls. As part of
Project Rainbow, a competi-
tion led by Great Lakes BBG
Council S'ganit (Vice Presi-
dent) Beth Cousens (Glazer
BBG), all 17 BBG chapters
and Wallenberg BBYO can
earn points towards winning
a surprise gift in the spring
by conducting programs with
a social action prupose this
month. These include visiting
the Holocaust Memorial
Center, downtown museums
and discussions on current
issues including those of con-
cern to all teenagers.
Television game shows
come to regional convention

Merkaz Event Wednesday

Adele Staller, president of the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan,
presents awards to Robbie Rose and Alexandra Winokur at the Jewish
History Quiz awards ceremony.

Jewish History Quiz
Winners Announced

The results of the first an-
nual Jewish History Quiz,
sponsored by the Walter and
Lea Field Jewish History
Fund of the Jewish Historical
Society, were announced at a
city-wide assembly at Con-
gregation Shaarey Zedek.
Awards were given out to win-
ners from 32 participating
classes from 13 schools.
Students who took part in
the quiz answered questions
taken mostly from Walter
Field's book, A People's Epic,
plus an essay question on a
Jewish topic of their choice.
Two winners from each class
were given cash awards while
others received certificates of
First prize winners include:
Barry Lieberman, Jennifer
Rose, Dara Seitzman, Jamie
Frohlich, Jan Amber, Dana
Cohen, Vita Scaglione, Julie
Bass, Rachel Keller, Erin Cor-
by, Apple Elise Snider, Marci
Sturman, Alexandra
Winokur, Aaron Starr, Karen
Rappaport, Mark Kenneth
Snyder, Sabrina Jaffa,
Laurice Covensky, Allison
Kleiner, Nikki Brodsky,
Mathew Droz, Jeffrey
Abrams, Jeffrey Lawson,
Stephanie Herzberg, Michelle
Efros, Jonathan Stern and
Carolyn Owen.

Second place winners were:
Lauren Stein, Allison Wolkin,
Heidi Feldman, Mark Silver,
Marci Stern, Erika Finn,
Talya Drissman, Bob Beresh,
Robert Rose, Lori Kaplan,
Stacy Lezell, Tracie Ratiner
and Romay Kapp.

Certificates were awarded
to Marla Pinsky, Jen Yellin,
Michele Lober, Taal
Ashmann, Melissa Kane,
Scott Kaplan, Greg Sobol,
Laurie Piper, David Ishbia,
Andrew Daitch, Neil Rosenz-
veig, Jennifer Lynn, Laura
Lubetsky, Dan Kukes, Karen
Stahl, Stephanie Zeskind,
Lindsay Klein, Kimberly
Weiss, Bradley Holcman and
Scott Turbow.
The Jewish History Quiz
was chaired by Harriet F.
Siden. Committee members
included Judy Cantor, Mar-
vin W. Cherrin, Bea
Kriechman, Robert Lask,
Benno Levi, Evelyn Noveck,
Adele Staller and Janis Wax-
enberg. Honorary members
included Rabbi Irwin Groner,
Jewish News Editor
Emeritus, Philip Slomovitz
and Leonard N. Simons. The
quiz was administered under
the auspices of the Jewish
Educator's Council of Greater

The Merkaz, the Layman's
Association of the Vaad
Horabonim, announces its
eighth annual dinner will
take place on Wednesday at 6
p.m. at the Michigan Inn.
The program will feature a
panel of kashrut authorities
who will discuss major issues
affecting today's kosher
The panelists will be Rabbi
Moshe Heinemann of the
Star-K in Baltimore, which
supervises food product com-
panies across the country
such as Celestial Seasonings
Tea, many restaurants in
Miami Beach and Pompeiian
Olive Oil; Rabbi Avrohom
Teichman, the rabbinic ad-
ministrator of Igud
Hakashrust of Los Angeles
and the rov of Agudath Israel

of Los Angeles; and Rabbi
Beryl Broyde, the kashrut ad-
ministrator of the Vaad
Horabonim of Detroit.
For reservations and infor-
mation, call the Merkaz of-
fice, mornings and evenings,
424-8880, or Mrs. Ya'akov
Luss, 1-4 p.m., 968-2357.
The Merkaz is the
publisher of KosherGram, a
news bulletin for kosher con-
sumers which has more than
10,000 subscribers including
hundreds of synagogues, day
schools, yeshivot, hospitals
and nursing and retirement
homes. It is mailed to 46
states including Hawaii and
foreign countries including
Israel, Canada, Mexico,
Australia, South Africa,
Holland, Japan, England,
Greece and France.

Dr. Michael Salter, right, commodore of the Great Lakes Yacht Club,
receives a plaque from Sidney M. Hiller, for the purchase of 1,000 trees
in Israel from the Jewish National Fund.

this year in the form of
BBYO Quiz Bowl. Every
chapter attending the conven-
tion, Dec. 25-29 at the
Maple/Drake Jewish Com-
munity Center, will par-
ticipate gaining points toward
the Most Distinguished
Chapter Award. Questions
will be of a general and
Jewish nature.
Outstanding leadership
among new BBYOers will be
recognized with the Rookie of
the Year Award by both the
Great Lakes AZA and BBG
Councils. The award will
recognize first-year members
of AZA and BBG who have
best involved themselves in
BBYO programs.
Each chapter will nominate
its own rookie of the year.
Winners from each council —
AZA and BBG — will be an-
nounced at the council in-
stallation at the end of the
programming year. Each will
be awarded the opportunity to
attend the fall conclave the
following year free of charge.
Zahav BBG of Farmington
Hills and Southfield will hold
its annual "Chinese Auction"
fund-raiser Dec. 26 during the
BBYO regional convention.

Dancers Due
At Emanu-EI

The Hora Aviv Israeli
Folkdance Troupe will per-
form Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at
Zhmple Emanu-El. The pro-
gram will be a multi-media
presentation focusing on the
diversity of ethnic groups
which have affected modern
Israeli dance: Eastern Euro-
pean Chasidic dance,
Yemenite dance of the Jews
from both North and South
Yemen, the debka dance of
the Arab Israeli population,
and the hora dance of the
Sabras — Jews born in the
land of Israel.
The troupe consists of Bela
Greenbaum, director; Judy
Appel, Michel Asulin,
Yehudah Elimelech, Shelley
Komer Jackier, Fay Knoll, Eli
Shalom and Janelle Teger.
This program, entitled "For A
Song And A Dance," is part of
the Temple Emanu-El
Religious School "Jewish
Sense-Ability" series for
fourth, fifth and sixth graders
and their families, and is co-
sponsored by Jewish Ex-
periences For Families.
Admission is free. For infor-
mation and reservations, call
Dottie Dressler, religious
school director, 967-4020.


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