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August 11, 1989 - Image 86

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-08-11

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LIFESTYLES

STORE TDA EY SALE

Crystal, dinner-
ware, flatware,
stemware, stain-
less, gifts &
decorative acces-
sories.

Many national
name brands.
Kosta, Boda, M.F.
Fraser, Colony,
Orrefors, Gerber,
Tuscany, Mikasa.

PROFILE

Les Goldstein: Bar•Ilan Booster

CARLA JEAN SCHWARTZ

Local Columnist

5 days only!
August 11, 12,
14, 15, 16
Friday, Saturday,
Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday.

`NATIONAL RETAIL PRICES
Excluding previous sales, layaways & special orders.

29209 Northwestern Hwy.
Southfield

352-9190

NAME: Leslie Michael Goldstein
AGE: 40
OCCUPATION: Midwest executive director

for Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan,
Israel

EDUCATION: B.A. degree from the
University of Michigan, majoring in
psychology.

RESIDENCE: Southfield
FAMILY: He is married to Dora Harrar,

Going away to school is one thing.
Getting your stuff there is another.

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Packing and shipping and a whole lot more

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(At Maple Rd.)

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FOR DIAMONDS, ESTATES
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1989

SYNAGOGUE: Congregation Beth Achim

ORGANIZATIONS: Neighborhood Project
of the Jewish Welfare Federation, Allied
Jewish Campaign phone squad, and
several synagogue committees at
Congregation Beth Achim.

W. Bloomfield

855-5822

an assistant at Adat Shalom nursery
school. His two children, Dan and
Michelle, attend Southfield public
schools. His parents, Alfred and
Elizabeth, reside in Oak Park, while
grandmother Jane Friedenberg lives in
Southfield. Two brothers: Paul is a
psychologist in San Diego; Mark is an
insurance executive in Washington, D.C.

FAVORITE BOOK: Catch 22 by Joseph

Alfred and Elizabeth, were charter
members of Congregation Beth Shalom.
Goldstein attended Oak Park schools
until the ninth grade and then went to
Berkley High School. He graduated
from Berkley in 1970. During his high
school years, he was active in United
Synagogue Youth.
When he entered the University of
Michigan, he decided to take Hebrew,
which he found stimulating. "I met a
group of people committed to Zionism,"
he said. His interest in Judaism and
Hebrew motivated him to spend his
junior year of college studying at
Hebrew University.
He became fluent in Hebrew and
traveled throughout Israel. After
graduating college in 1970, he decided
to move to Israel and lived there for six
years. He studied vocational
rehabilitation on the graduate level at
Bar-Ilan University. In 1975-76 he
served in the Israel Defense Forces in a
combat unit that luckily did not see
combat. "You learn you are capable of
far more than you thought," said
Goldstein about his experience in the
Israeli army.
While in Israel, he met his future
wife Dora. Since she was from Morroco
and spoke French, they communicated
in Hebrew. "Eliezer Ben-Yehuda (the
father of modern Hebrew) would have
been very proud," said Goldstein.
In 1976 he moved back to Detroit
becoming Michigan director of B'nai
B'rith Foundation in 1977. He worked
there for two years before becoming
Midwest director at Bar-Ilan, where he
is now completing his 10th year.
"The Detroit community has been
the number one supporter of Bar-Ilan
University since before its inception.
The first dollar was raised at the home
of the late Abe and Laura Nusbaum in
1952."
Goldstein's strong ties with Israel
are evident in his work for Bar-Ilan: "I
have a sense of commitment to
strengthen the Jewish people."

Heller

TIDBITS

HOBBIES: Intimate family time, reading
and walking.

BEST HUSBANDS

LATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: "Helping

organize a strong Bar-Ilan University
presence in Cleveland."

PHILOSOPHY: "It's a great subject. I'm
glad I didn't major in it. Seriously, I'm
a Jewish survivalist. It's very important
to me that Jews strive to put into
practice the high ideals we hold as a
people."

BACKGROUND: Les Goldstein was born
and grew up in Detroit. His parents,

The Young Variety Club of Detroit
sponsored the best husband of the year
award in conjunction with Lifetyles
magazine. Some of the judges at the
Radisson Hotel included Kitty Wagner,
Cynthia Cantry, Lori Weiss and
Sigrid LaFata. The best husband award
went to Robert Selik of West
Bloomfield. He was nominated by his
wife Dorothy. The Seliks have been
married for 49 years. She describes
Richard as a "loving husband who is
sometimes a pain in the tush."

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