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February 10, 1989 - Image 44

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-02-10

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A Divison of United Hebrew Schools




Jewish Communities In Crisis

Many sociologists suggest that the world Jewish community is dramatically decreasing
in numbers. Assimilation, persecution and declining birth rates are a few of the
reasons for this demographic phenomenon. This series will examine important Jewish
communities which are facing special problems. These communities include the
Islamic Near East, Ethiopia and small town America.




Tuesdays, February 21, 28 and March 7
9:30 a.m. - Continental Breakfast
10:00-11:30 a.m. - Lecture
Friedman Conference Room
Sigmund and Sophie Rohlik Building
United Hebrew Schools
21550 West Twelve Mile Road, Southfield

$18 for the entire series


Tuesday, February 21
"Jews In The Islamic Near East: Past, Present and Future"

Aviva Kleinbaum is a former resident of Iraq and Israel and is a keen observer of
the current situation in the Near East.

Tuesday, February 28
"Ethiopian Jewry: The Unifinished Exodus"


an illustrated d lecture)

George P. Mann is an attorney and specialist in immigration and nationality law.
Having visited Ethiopia many times, Mr. Mann has a realistic sense of that Jewish
community's current situation.

Tuesday, March 7
"Through The Eyes Of The Only Jewish Boy In Town"

Rabbi Arnie Sleutelberg of Congregation Shir Tikvah has always been the only Jewish
kid on the block, growing up in Hudson, Michigan. He currently splits his time
between congregations in Troy and Traverse City.

For more information call

352-7117 or 423-4550

- Registration —






Zip Code


Please make $18 cheek payable to: Midrasha - College of Jewish Studies

21550 West 12 Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48076


Maxie Collision, Inc.

32581 Northwestern Highway, Farmington Hills, MI 48018
(313) 737-7122



Service Honors

As part of their life cycle
Shabbatot series, Congrega-
tion Beth Abraham Hillel
Moses will honor the children
of its members at their
Newborn Shabbat at 8:45
a.m. Saturday.
The following families will
be honored: Mr. and Mrs.
Howard Achtman and Darrin;
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Anstan-
dig and Jared; Mr. and Mrs.
Mark Canvasser and Lindsay
and Amanda; Mr. and Mrs. Ir-
win Groskind and Ashley; Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Horwitz and
Adam; Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey
Kahan and Sara; Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Levine and Avi;
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Miller
and Daniel; Mr. and Mrs.
Bruce Gilbert and Bradley;
Dr. and Mrs. Edmund Nadler
and Rachel; Mr. and Mrs. Ron
Nadis and Emily and Rebec-
ca; Mr. and Mrs. Mark
Rosenfeld and Amy. Amy
Rosenfeld will be named dur-
ing the service.
The congregation will host
a kiddush after the service.
Sylvia and Isadore Bernstein
are co-chairmen. The com-
munity is invited.

Beth El Hosts
Glazer Institute

Temple Beth El will sponsor
the Glazer Institute sym-
posium at 9:30 a.m. today.
The Glazer institute an-
nually brings together clergy
and representatives from the
Catholic, Protestant, and
Easten Orthodox religious
communities with the goal of
working toward a better
understanding of one
another's faith.
This year's program fatures
a lecture by Rabbi W. Gun-
ther Plaut titled, "Exploring
the Word: The Use of Midrash
for Biblical Intepretation' and
Dr. Michael Signer's presen-
tation, "Witness to the Word:
Passover and Shavuot/Pente-
cost as Covenant Festivals."
Rabbi Plaut also will speak at
Shabbat services 8 p.m. today.
Born in Germany; Rabbi
Plaut has served for the last
11 years as senior scholar at
Holy Blossom Temple in
Toronto. He received his
Master of Hebrew Letters
from the Hebrew Union Col-
lege in Cincinnati. He has
served as rabbi at B'nai
Abraham Zion in Chicago,
Mt. Zion Temple in St. Paul
and was senior rabbi at Holy
Blossom Temple in Toronto
from 1961-1977. Rabbi
Plaut's latest novel, The Man
Who Would Be Messiah, was
published last year. His book

The Torah was the first com-
plete Torah commentary in
North America written from
a Reform perspective.
Dr. Signer has served for
the last 14 years as professor
of Jewish history at HUC-JIR
in Los Angeles. A native of
Los Angeles, he graduated
with highest honors in
Hebrew literature from the
University of California-Los
Angeles in 1966; he then
studied independently at
Hebrew University. in
Jerusalem. Singer holds a
masters in rabbinic literature
and Jewish history and rab-
binic ordination from HUC.
In 1978, Singer received a
Ph.D. in intellectural history
from the University of
The public is invited to the

Movie Night
Slated Sunday

Congregation Beth Achim
will sponsor a movie night
featuring "The Rise and Fall
of the Borsht Belt" at 7 p.m.
The 80-minute film in-
cludes vintage photographs
and film clips dating back to
the Borsht Belt's earliest
days. The sound track
features popular songs of the
day, often flavored with
Yiddish-flavored lyrics.
Following the movie, coffee
and cake will be served. The
event is free.

Rabbi Wine
Plans Talk

Rabbi Sherwin Wine of the
Birmingham Temple will pre-
sent the second of four talks
on the theme "Who Wrote the
Talmud?" at 8:30 p.m. Mon-
day. He will discuss "Writing
Down the Oral Law."
There is a charge. For infor-
mation, call the temple,


Labor Zionist
Leader Dies

New York (JTA)— Dr. Marie
Syrkin, author, lecturer,
biographer of Golda Meir and
a leading figure in the Labor
Zionist movement for more
than 60 years, died in Santa
Monica, Calif., Feb. 1 at 89.
A gifted speaker and pro-
lific writer, Syrkin wrote
three volumes on the life and
work of Golda Meir, the only
woman prime minister of
Israel, with whom she was
closely associated.
Syrkin was on the editorial

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