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February 24, 1989 - Image 82

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-02-24

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AROUND TOWN

Adopting

Shaping Leaders for Our Times

Continued from preceding page

The Master of Science in Management

New at Walsh College in Troy
A Special Open House
to announce this new graduate degree program

Wednesday, March 1, 1989

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Walsh College
3838 Livernois, Troy
Call 689-8282 ext. 215 for more information.

Walsh College admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

FIGHT
THE BIG "F"...

Feeling Depressed? Family Problems?
No One To Talk To?

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CONTEMPORARY COUNSELING CENTER

No Waiting

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1989

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We are winning.

,ANIERCAN
CANCER
SOCIET
SOCIETY'

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Lisa. "They still don't believe
it can be as beautiful in
Detroit as it really is."
Relocation Assistance in
West Bloomfield is an in-
dependent firm retained by
corporate clients to assist pro-
spective employees. "We
listen to their needs for hous-
ing, education, and the type of
environment they want for
themselves and their
children," says Linda Ser-
man, co-owner. "And they are
• more comfortable talking to
someone outside the corn-
pany. I also talk to the kids
and try to meet their needs
before their first visit here."
The firm assesses a family's
economic situation and puts
them in touch with realtors.
"We discuss the history of the
city from the times of the
glaciers to the present as well
as the ethnic diversity which
exists today in Detroit and its
suburbs," says Serman.
"Basically, what they go
away with after their first
visit is that Detroit is an open
city with many possible
places t live and a quality of
life that is very good." Reloca-
tion Assistance maintains
contact with new families for
six months after their arrival.
Becoming integrated into
the Jewish community was
difficult for Lisa and Warren
Brandes because they were
single when they first moved
here. Once they married and
had children, it became much
easier.
Carole Hooberman, chair-
man of Shalom Detroit, says,
"We would like to greet many
more single people into the
community. However, Shalom
Detroit comes in contact with
most newcomeers after being
notified by a realtor, or by a
temple or synagogue. And
although we greeted approx-
imately 160 families last
year, we are still missing
many new arrivals." _
Families contacted by
Shalom Detroit receive a com-
plimentary three-month
subscription to The Jewish
News and a six-month
membership at the Jewish
Community Center. Families
are greeted at home by a
member of Shalom Detroit,
who acquaints them with the
activities of the Jewish
community.
"This year we hope to get
the husbands more involved,"
says Hooberman. "Most
times, they only meet new
people at the office. It is im-
portant for both husbands
and wives to get involved
together and they will find a
whole network of newcomers
in the same boat."
This year Shalom Detroit
plans to hold a couples get-
together one evening, morn-

ing coffees, and a spring
luncheon.
For Orthodox Jews,
"automatic integration into
the community occurs once a
new family joins a shul," says
Rabbi Bunny Freedman of
Yeshivath Beth Yehuda. Or-
thodox congregations are
smaller, and families get to
know each other very quickly.
The Women's Orthodox
League, the Welcome Wagon,
and the fact that most Or-
thodox families live close to
their synagogues help to in-
tegrate newcomers.
"Study groups for adults,
Hebrew school for the
children, and religious ser-
vices bring Orthodox families
together several times a
week, encouraging a rich
social life as well," says
Freedman.
The Women's Orthodox
League prints a directory of
Orthodox Jewish families in
Detroit. The directory also
lists the kosher food stores
and the Hebrew book stores.
"Most newcomers should
remember that you cannot sit
back and be shy," says Betsy
Friduss, "and dori't be afraid
to ask a favor of a neighbor.
Most people are more than
happy to help." D

ON CAMPUS

Israel Tour
Organized

"Explore The Land" a three
week seminar-tour of Israel,
has been organized for
university students who want
to see the country from a non-
tourist's perspective.
The trip will include special
political and military brief-
ings on location — in the
Knesset and the field — plus
visits to kibbutzim and set-
tlements, exploration of ar-
cheological sites, swimming
in the Dead Sea, climbing
Masada, hiking in the Ju-
dean Desert.
For information, contact the
B'nai B'rith office, 552-8177.

Activism Center
Offers 'Damning

College-age American Jews
will learn activist techniques
in Israel this summer at a six-
week program sponsored by
the new Center for Jewish
Activism.
Participants will be trained
to become Jewish activists on
their campuses and in their
communities. They will be
taught everything from how
to defend the Jewish claim to
the Land of Israel to how to
design an effective leaflet. In-
structors will include faculty

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