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November 03, 1989 - Image 49

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-11-03

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Temple Israel Classroom
Addition Is On Schedule


Staff Writer


Hadar and Lois Granader, and their friends Dr. Jerome and Barbara
Sitner, recently dedicated the Jacob Granader Memorial Forest near
Jerusalem, under the auspices of Jewish National Fund. Hadar and
his brothers, Ronnie and Harry Granader, established the forest in
memory of their father.

Elie Wiesel To Speak
At Lubavitch Dinner

Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace
Prize laureate, will be the
featured speaker at the Luba-
vitch Foundation's fourth an-
nual dinner at the Westin
Hotel Nov. 30.
Dr. Wiesel, a survivor of the
Holocaust and Lubavitch sup-
porter, has received interna-
tional acclaim for his writings
on Germany's attempt to an-
nihilate the Jewish people.
The dinner will honor Dr.
George A. Dean, a family
physician whose work has

Letter Prepared
For Moscow Circus

On the occasion of the visit
of the Moscow Circus to
Detroit Nov. 8-12, the Soviet
Jewry Committee of the
Jewish Community Council
is appealing to Soviet
authorities on behalf of the
family of Anatoly and Galina
Genis of Moscow.
This family has been denied
permission to leave the Soviet
Union based on knowledge of
"state secrets" that Anatoly
allegedly possesses for
routine work done more than
16 years ago as an engineer
at the Electro-Mechanice
In addition, • Galina's
mother has refused to sign
necessary affidavits releasing
her daughter from future
financial obligations, without
which Galina cannot proceed
with her application for
The Soviet Jewry Commit-
tee will hand-deliver a letter
to a member of the circus
delegation addressed to
General Secretary Mikhail

been recognized nationally,
and his wife, Vivian. It will
include an hour-long concert
of classical and Jewish music
by the Michigan Symphony
Michigan Gov. James J.
Blanchard is honorary chair-
man for the dinner. General
chairmen are Normal Allan
and Jack Shenkman.

Dudu Did It
For Balfour Event

David "Dudu" Fisher's im-
pressive voice would have
brought down the house
anyway, but the Israeli
singer's love affair with the
musical Les Miserables
became an added treat for
the near-capacity audience
at last week's Balfour
Celebration at Ford
Fisher, a trained cantor,
sang "Kol Nidrei" from the
Yom Kippur liturgy, while
his accompanist worked in
measures from the popular
musical. Fisher is a leading
candidate to play Jean val
Jean in a film version of Les
Miserables in 1991. He later
sang "Bring Him Home"
from the musical for the
Balfour crowd.
The 56th annual Balfour
Celebration was the most
successful in the event's
history for Detroit District of
the Zionist Organization of
America, according to
Ezekiel Leikin, executive di-
rector. With the help of
honorees Irwin and Bethea
Green, the ZOA raised
$250,000 for its educational
programs at Kfar Silver,

onstruction of new
classrooms and a
youth wing at Temple
Israel is on schedule and
should be completed before
fall classes begin, Temple
Administrator Eva Shapiro
Shapiro said the new $3.
million temple construction
and renovation project
which began five months ago
is "shaping up as expected."
Already the temple has
reaped the benefits of the
renovation work, she said.
The chapel, which got a new
outside entrance, was used
during High Holiday ser-

The roof, which was leak-
ing in places, will also be
repaired and given a new
look to match the roof on the
addition, Shapiro said.
In the meantime, the
foundation, basement and
walls of the
30,000-square-foot additon
are already completed, she
said. A roof is expected to be
built soon.
Once it is finished, the ad-
dition will include 12 new
classrooms, a social hall on
the first level and more
space on the lower level.
"It's right outside the
clergy and administration
offices so we have a good
view of it," Shapiro said.
With more classroom
space, the temple can add

SZ %LEAF. Committee
Hosts Parenting Talks

The Jewish Experiences For
Families (JEFF) Committee
of Congregation Shaarey
Zedek, in cooperation with
the Beth Hayeled Nursery
School, will begin a three-
part series for parents to
discuss unique issues of
parenting at 7:30 p.m. on
three consecutive Monday
evenings in November at the
Monday, Dr. Leonard
Kaplan, professor of educa-
tion at Wayne State Univer-
sity, will speak on "Parents
are People, Too!"
Nov. 13, Rabbi Chuck Dia-
mond, director of education
and youth at Shaarey Zecek,
and Janet Pont, director of
the Beth Hayeled, will speak
on "lb Dare to be Different."
A panel discussion on "How
to Talk to Your Child About
Death," will be held Nov. 20.
The panel includes Rabbi Ir-
win Groner, Congregation
Shaarey Zedek; David
Thchner, funeral director of
Ira Kaufman Chapel; and
Ann Mintzer, clinical social
worker at Jewish Family

Ohr Somayach
Founder To Speak

Rabbi Nota Schiller will be
the guest speaker for a parlor
meeting on behalf of the
Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater
Detroit at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Rosenhaus, 26880
Willowgreen, Franklin.
Neil Satovsky will be
honored at the event.

Registration is necessary. For
information, call lbbye Bello
at the synagogue office,

more programs like
Alcoholics Anonymous to its
already full schedule of
events, Shapiro said. The
addition will also allow the
temple to move classes
which were held on a stage
or in a cloakroom to rooms
better suited for teaching.
Despite the additional
class space, Temple Israel
may still use Green Elemen-
tary School and Orchard
Lake Middle School for
religious classes and pro-
grams, Shapiro said.
Plans to add onto the
building started two years
ago when temple officials
realized it needed more
space to serve its 2,200
Temple Israel built 10
classrooms when it moved to
the site from the Palmer
Park area eight years ago.
The congregation was
smaller at the time, and
planners didn't know how
extensive temple programm-
ing would become or how
quickly the congregation
would grow. D

Political Conference
Will Help Israel

The Jewish Community
Council of Metropolitan
Detroit and AIPAC, the
American Israel Public
Affairs Committee, will
co-sponsor "Grassroots
Political Action: A Workshop
to Strengthen the U.S.- -
Israel Relationship," 9 a.m.-
2:30 p.m. Sunday at Adat
Shalom Synagogue.
Elizabeth Schrayer, AIPAC
political director; Spencer
Abraham, Republican state
party chair; and Tom Lewand,
Democratic state party chair,
will join Jewish elected of-
ficials and local community
leaders in conducting panels
and breakout sessions at the
Schrayer will give the open-
ing address, "The Imperative
for Jewish Involvement in lb-
day's Political Arena," and
Abraham and Lewand will
serve as panelists for
"Political Action in Michigan:
Partisan Perspectives."
Rep. Bob Carr will be the
keynote luncheon speaker.
Carr, a Democrat from East
Lansing, is a member of the
House Appropriations Com-
mittee, the Arms Control and
Foreign Policy Caucus and
the Select Committee on

Bob Carr
After the luncheon, each
breakout session will serve as
an open dialogue on state and
local opportunities to further
the pro-Israel agenda. Among
the featured speakers will be
Michigan Jewish legislators
Maxine Berman, Jack Faxon,
David Gubow, David Honig-
man and Burton Leland, as
well as political activists Rick
Wiener, Jim Alexander and
Joe Forbes.
There is a charge. For infor-
mation, call Allan Gale,



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