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June 30, 1989 - Image 61

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-06-30

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Detroiters Link With Yavne Via Community Programs

Many Detroiters have become
involved in a people-to-people
program with Yavne — schools,
organizations, agencies and
individuals. Among them are:
CLASS PROJECT: A visual display
on the theme "Who Are We?" with
a written script and the taped voices
of UHS students. The display
centers around the personal and
Jewish aspects of students' lives, as
well as Americana — music,
clothes, books, magazines and the
paraphernalia of American teens.
Also included in the display will be
general information about Jews in
the United States, particularly teens.
teens from Yavne will come to
Camp Maas on scholarships this
summer. Several other Yavne teens
will join Detroit teens on a camping
trip in Israel. Last summer, 10
youngsters from Yavne and Ramla
were on scholarships at Camp
to the child care center in Neot
Shazar was given by the temple's
Pilgrimage Group 1988.

MISSION: In February, the mission
included Yavne on its itinerary to
explore business development
possibilities. A representative of the
Michigan Department of Commerce
was on the mission, and there was
an exchange of flags between
Michigan and Yavne.
APARTMENTS: A large-screen TV
for the present senior citizens'
center in Neot Shazar (to be put in
the new building when completed)
was purchased by the Residents
CoUncils of Prentis Towers and
Hechtman Federation Apartments.
JFA residents are also initiating a
pen-pal correspondence with older
adults in Yavne.
DAY CARE CENTER: Shelley and
Yair Nadiv and Lisa and Hannan Lis
held a fund raiser at the home of
Dr. William and Florine Mark Ross
to raise money for toys for the day
care center in Neot Shazar.
HOSPITALITY During visits to
Israel, the following have been
represented in Yavne: Adat Shalom
Synagogue, Temple Israel, the

Sharon Tsabari of Yavne came on scholarship to Camp Maas last summer.

Erica Gottfried, left, and Jamie Pollak, right, meet an Israeli high school student from Yavne.

Jewish Community Council, the
Jewish Community Center and
Project Discovery students (high
school students studying in Israel)
have enjoyed home hospitality
during their visits to Yavne, as have

other Detroit visitors and those on
Detroit college students
participating in Project Otzma
(Detroit's "peace corps") were each
"adopted" by a family during their
recent stay in Yavne.

Yavne Residents Wish
To Learn About Detroit

One way to learn about Jewish
life around the world is to write to a
Jewish family in another country.
What is daily life like in the pen
pal's country? What is Jewish life
like? How are the holidays
Cost of an international air mail
letter is 45 cents per half ounce.
This month, the addresses of
residents of Yavne, Israel, have
been provied by the Jewish Welfare
Livnat Perez (14) — female.
Address: 1046/9 HaHermon St.,
70600 Yavne, Israel.
Hi'lah Tuito (11) — female.
Address: 10543/16 HaHermon St.,
70600 Yavne, Israel.
Idit Ohana (19) — female,
currently doing army service with
the Israel Defense Forces as a
soldier/teacher. She is interested in
corresponding in Hebrew or English
with someone near her age.
Interests: reading and tutoring
children, especially in math.
Address: 1/11 HaHermon St., 70600
Yavne, Israel.
Rachel Cohen (17) — female,
11th grade; studying in the religious
high school; member of B'nei Akiva;
works as a counselor with young
children. Address: 1/16 HaHermon
St., 70600 Yavne, Israel.
Golan Cohen (21) — male,
religious; studying to become a
junior high school teacher;

interested in learning more about
Detroit. Address: 1/16 HaHermon
St., 70600 Yavne, Israel.
Sharon Tsabari (16) — male,
10th grade; was at Camp Maas last
summer. Interests: computers and
all sports. Address: 1/16 HaHermon
St., 70600 Yavne, Israel.
Orli Ayash (21) — female,
student; recently completed army
service; working as a clerk to earn
enough money to attend a
university; is working with the
OTZMA program; would like to
correspond in English. Address: 47
HaGilad St., 70600 Yavne, Israel.
Shula Dori (26) — female,
mother of three children; works in
the Neot Shaza neighborhood as a
para-professional community worker;
would like to correspond in Hebrew
or "very easy English." Address:
1051 HaHermon St., 70600 Yavne,
Tsipi Dadun (16) — female, was
at Camp Maas last summer, "where
she made good friends and would
like to have more friends in Detroit."
Interests: member of B'nei Akiva;
loves to read. Address: 16
HaHermon St., 70600 Yavne, Israel.
Simcha Tsabari (36) — female,
wife and mother; neighborhood
worker in Neot Shazar, helping to
run the "Laundry Club" and
second-hand clothing store; would
like to correspond in Hebrew.

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