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July 07, 1989 - Image 35

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-07-07

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COMMUNITY

Hebrew Teacher Nira Lev
Wins Berman Community Award

Dennis Bernard, right, passes the gavel to new president Paul Magy
at "YAD Under the Stars," the 51st annual meeting of Jewish Welfare
Federation Young Adult Division.

Nira Lev, associate pro-
fessor of Hebrew at Midrasha
College of Jewish Studies,
will receive the community's
second annual "Berman
Award for Outstanding Pro-
fessional Service."
Created through an endow-
ment by Mandell L. and
Madeleine H. Berman, the
award recognizes the con-
tritutions of Jewish com-
munal professionals within
the network of the Jewish
Welfare Federation and its
beneficiaries.
At the Midrasha, Lev
teaches adult Hebrew classes
and trains professors to teach
Hebrew as a second language.
Lev is also a member of The
Midrasha Journal editorial
board and editor of Ivriton, a
Hebrew journal for students.
Besides her responsibilities
at Midrasha, Lev instructs
high school students at the
Agency for Jewish Education
(United Hebrew Schools).
In her 25 years of teaching,

Nira Lev teaches Hebrew to adults at the Midrasha.

Lev has compiled and written
many booklets, cassettes and
articles on Hebrew
instruction.
A committee of lay leaders
and professional colleagues,
chaired by Dr. Conrad L.
Giles, selected Lev for the

award. She will be honored
Aug. 31 at a meeting of the
Jewish Welfare Federation
Board of Governors. The
award will enable Lev to at-
tend a seminar which will
enhance her professional
skills.

Louis and Vivian Berry
Will Be Weizmann Honorees

Congregation B'nai David members purchased more than $478,000 in
Israel Bonds at the congregation's annual State of Israel Bond Tribute
Dinner. Eleanor Maness, seated, center, B'nai David Sisterhood
president, accepted the Israel Tower of David Award on behalf of the
Sisterhood, collective honoree at the dinner. Shown with her are,
seated from left: Rabbi Morton F. Yolkut, and dinner chairman Tillie
Brandwine; and standing, from left: Israel Bonds General Chairman
Jerome Soble and congregation President Alex Blumenberg.

Detroit Committee for the
Weizmann Institute of
Science will have its annual
dinner Sept. 7 at the Hyatt
Regency hotel. Honorees will
be Louis and Vivian Berry.
The Berrys have long been of
with the Weizmann
Institute and the Detroit
Committee. Berry was among
the founders of a Detroit sup-
port group in the 1940s. He
and Mrs. Berry serve on the
Detroit board of directors and
also on the national board
and the national advisory
council of the American
Committee.
Robert Sosnick, chairman
of the Detroit board, has an-
nounced that Wilfred B. and
Rolla Doner will be honorary
chairmen of the black-tie
event. Detroit Board Vice

Discovery
Is Enrolling

Estelle and Harry Kaufman, center, received the State of Israel
Freedom Award at a recent tribute dinner on behalf of Israel Bonds,
sponsored by the B'nai B'rith Louis Marshall Suburban Tikvah Lodge.
Shown with them are, from left: guest artist Joey Russell; Alice
Kushner and husband Max Kushner, dinner chairman.

Registration has begun for
the spring 1990 semester of
Project Discovery, the Detroit
high school in Israel program.
Interested 10th and 11th
graders should contact the
Israel Program Center of the
Jewish Welfare Federation,
661-5440; or the Agency for
Jewish Education/United
Hebrew Schools, 354-1050.

Vivian and Louis Berry

Chairman, Norman A. Pap-
pas, will be the general chair-
man of the dinner. Proceeds
will benefit the research in-
stitution in Rehovot.
The Doners will host a
cocktail party on Aug. 1 to
benefit the newly established

Louis and Vivian Berry Fund
for Research in Immunology.
Proceeds of the fund will go
toward research in
scleroderma.
For information about the
dinner and cocktail party, call
Edie Slotkin, 855-4112.

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