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September 08, 1989 - Image 47

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-09-08

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COMMUNITY]

Eight Detroiters Prepare
For Year Of Work In Israel

Bella Abzug

Maxine Berman

Na'amat Women Hear
Bella Abzug Thursday

State Rep. Maxine Berman
will introduce Bella Abzug at
the opening meeting of
Na'amat USA, Greater
Detroit Council, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday at Adat Shalom
Synagogue. The meeting, free
and open to the public, is co-
sponsored by the Labor
Zionist Institute.
Abzug, a long-time advocate
of rights, will speak
on "The Empowerment of
Women: Erosion of Civil
Rights!'
A former congresswoman,
Abzug was first elected in
1971 to Congress, where she
served six terms before giving
up her seat in a bid for the
U.S. Senate and then for
mayor of New York City. Ear-
ly in her first term in Con-
gress, Abzug announced
plans to sponsor legislation
for the federal financing of
24-hour-a-day child care
centers.
A specialist in labor law,
Abzug is known for her work
for civil rights and civil liber-
ties litigants and on behalf of
the peace movement. She was
instrumental in drafting
legislation incorporated into
the Civil Rights Act of 1954
and the Voting Rights Act of
1965. Appointed by President
Jimmy Carter, she presided at
the National Commission on
Observance of the Interna-
tional Women's Year in
Houston in 1977. She was a
founder of the National
Women's Political Caucus.
She is the author of Bella:
Ms. Abzug Goes to
Washington and Gender Gap:
Bella Abzug's Guide to
Political Power for American
Women.
Maxine Berman was first
elected to the Michigan
House in 1982 from the 64th
district, representing
Southfield and Lathrup
Village. She is chairman of
the Elections, House Taxation
and Sub-committee on Tax
Credits and serves as vice

chairman of the Consumers
Committee, as well as serving
on the House Oversight and
Economic Development and
Energy Committees. As ex-
ecutive director of a statewide
citizen's network, she headed
efforts to lobby legislators on
consumer issues. She is a
former member of statewide
Michigan Job Training Coor-
dinating Council.
Greater Detroit Council
President of Na'amat is
Evelyn Noveck. Past National
President Frieda Leemon is
chairman of the evening.
Others planning the event
are Ruth L. Miller, Dorothy
Tendler, Berniece Shapiro,
Margaret Bialkin, Renee
Shuster and Belle Glenner
Schwartz.

Hadassah Event
Features Chef

The Greater Detroit
chapter of Hadassah will
open the 1989-90 season
Tuesday at Adat Shalom
Synagogue with a fall ex-
travaganza featuring Elwin
Greenwald, executive chef of
Van Dyke Place.
A native Detroiter, Green-
wald graduated from Cass
Technical High School and
the Center for Creative
Studies. He studied French
cooking techniques in An-
necy, France, with Madelaine
Kamman.
He will demonstrate recipes
which the Mat Shalom cater-
ing staff will prepare and
serve at lunch. Doors open at
10 a.m. for boutique shopping
and will reopen after the lun-
cheon program until 3:30.
Chairmen of the day are
Barbara Ben and Beverly
Fine.
There is a charge for lunch.
Guests are welcome.
For information, call the
Hadassah office, 683-5030 or
357-2920.

For eight Detroit young
adults, Project Otzma will
provide an opportunity to
learn and experience Israel
first hand.
Detroiters, Steven Brodson,
Matthew Kaufman, Jason
Liss, Lewis Oleinick, Stephen
Pincus, Laura Romanoff,
Scott Sherman and Randy
Wolf are among this year's
national group of 74,
representing the largest
number of participants in
Project Otzma, a volunteer
service program sponsored by
the Jewish Agency, Council of
Jewish Federations and
Detroit's Jewish Welfare
Federation.
On a kibbutz ulpan, the
group will be involved in in-
tensive language study and
social and cultural activities.
They will then spend time on
a moshav and participate in
agricultural programs.
The core of the project con-
sists of communal service
work in Yavne, Detroit's Pro-

CJF's Theodore Comet joins Detroit Otzma participants Steven Brodson,
Matthew Kaufman, Jason Liss, Lewis Oleinick, Stephen Pincus, Laura
Romanoff, Scott Sherman and Randy Wolf.

ject Renewal city, and in
Youth Aliyah villages. Other
opportunities include trips to
various parts of the country,
seminars and spending time
with each adoptive family.

Recruitment has begun for
the fifth year of Otzma in
1990-91. The program is open
to participants 18-24 years of
age. For information, contact
Ken Mintzer, 965-3939.

Bar-Ilan U. Chancellor
To Present Honorary Fellowships

Rabbi Emanuel Rackman,
chancellor of Bar-Ilan Univer-
sity, will prsent honorary
fellowships to Irving and
Beverly Laker at the univer-
sity's Detroit Friends annual
dinner Wednesday. The event,
which will be held Wednesday
at Congregation Shaarey
Zedek, also will mark the in-
auguration of the Beverly and

.

Campaign Workers
To Have Outing

The 40th annual Detroit
Service Group outing for
Allied Jewish Campaign
volunteers will take place
Thursday at Franklin Hills
Country Club.
This year's event will honor
past DSG presidents and
former Campaign chairmen.
The day will include golf and
tennis. Lunch, cocktails and
dinner will be served.

Campaign Seminar
Planned Sept. 24

Allied Jewish Campaign
workers will gather for
breakfast and a "partner-
ship" seminar at the Birm-
ingham home of Marlene and
Paul Borman 9 a.m. Sept. 24.
The day will focus on 1990
local and overseas needs and
solicitation techniques.

Irving Laker Natural
Sciences Library Fund.
The Lakers are being
honored for their work on
behalf of the university and
their commitment to the
Detroit Jewish community.
The library fund the Lakers
are helping establish will pro-
vide a permanent source of in-
come for Bar-Ilan's library
collection in the natural
sciences including life
sciences, physics,
mathematics and chemistry.
Rabbi Rackman, who also
served as the Bar-Ilan
University's president, is a
native of Albany, N.Y. He
received his rabbinic training
at Yeshiva University, was
graduated from Columbia law
school and • holds a doctorate
in political science from Col-
umbia University. He was
rabbi of the Fifth Avenue
Synagogue in Manhattan
before coming to Bar-Ilan.
Rabbi Rackman also served
as professor of Jewish studies

Rabbi Emanuel Rackman

and consultant to the
chancellor of the City Univer-
sity of New York on Jewish
studies and as provost of
Yeshiva University.
For information, call the
Bar-Ilan office, 423-4550.

We've Moved!

The Jewish News has moved to new quarters to better
serve our community. Our new office is in the Regency
Office Center, 27676 Franklin Road, Southfield 48034.
Our telephone number remains the same: 354-6060.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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