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November 10, 1989 - Image 47

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-11-10

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COMMUNITY

Major Authors Scheduled
For Annual Jewish Book Fair

Lubavitch To Honor
The Deans At Dinner

Dr. George A. Dean, a Bir-
mingham, Michigan, family
physician whose work has
received national recognition
and his wife, Vivian, will be
honored at the Lubavitch
Foundation's fourth annual
dinner Nov. 30 at the Westin
Hotel.
Dr. Dean is a charter
diplomate of the American
Board of Family Practice and
a charter fellow of the
American Academy of Fami-
ly Physicians, which recently
named him "Family Physi-
cian of the Year." He is also a
fellow of the American Socie-
ty of Gereatrics.
Mrs. Dean has served as
president of the Suburban
Hills Chapter of ORT and is
one of the founding members
of the Oakland Hills Chapter.
For many years, she work-
ed on Soviet Jewry programs
for the Jewish Family Service

and has been a docent for the
Arts to Schools program at
the Detroit Institute of Arts.
She is a member of
Hadassah, the National
Council of Jewish Women,
and a past member of
Maimonides.
The event will include a
one-hour concert of classical
and Jewish music by the
Michigan Symphony Or-
chestra. Gov. James J. Blan-
chard is honorary chairman
for the dinner. General.
chairmen are Norman Allan
and Jack Shenkman.
The Lubavitch Foundation
of Michigan operates schools,
student centers, Chabad
houses, summer campus,
retreats and other activities
from branches in Ann Aror,
Farmington Hills, Flint,
Grand Rapids, Kalkaska, Oak
Park, West Bloomfield, and
Toledo, Ohio.

Israel Travel Fair
Is Set For Dec. 3

The second annual Israel
Travel Fair will take place
2-3:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the
United Hebrew Schools,
Southfield. A round trip air
ticket to Israel will be
presented as a door prize and
additional prizes will be
awarded every 15 minutes.

The fair will feature booths
by the Israel Government
Tourist Authority, local travel
agents and Jewish organiza-
tions promoting group trips.
There will be information
about bar/bat mitzvah in
Israel, senior hostels, pro-
grams for high school and
college-aged youth, singles

travel and family travel.
Admission, food, entertain-
ment and Israeli wine-tasting
are free. The Jewish News
and Jewish Community
Council are sponsoring the
fair.
The safety and enjoyability
of travel to Israel will be cen-
tral themes. "Travel to Israel
is up, and people are realizing
that going to Israel is safe,
enriching and just plain fun,"
says Johanna Gordon,
chairperson of the Israel
Travel Promotion Committee.
"The fair will give attendees
a taste of the variety of ex-
periences waiting for them in
the Jewish homeland."

Mark Slobin, author of
Chosen Voices: The Story
of the American Can-
torate, 4 p.m. Nov. 19.

Special
Programs

Nov. 18 — 8 p.m. English-
Yiddish theater night with
Gideon Shemer as "Tevye
the Milkman." There is a
charge.
Nov. 19 — 2 p.m., "Joseph
and the Amazing Techni-
color Dreamcoat", play.
There is a charge.

New Camp Director
Builds On Success

KIMBERLY LIFTON

Staff Writer

S

usan Zaks grew up at
camp. Now she plans
to stay a while longer
as the new director of Camp
Tamarack in Brighton.
Zaks replaces Jeff Metz,
who is on leave and will take
on the newly created posi-
tion of marketing director
when he returns to work in
January.
"I'm excited. I love
Brighton," said Zaks, who
has supervised the girls'
villages at Ortonville for the
past three years. "I look at
summers at camp as going
home."
She started as a camper in
Fishman. Village at Camp
Tamarack in Brighton,
graduated to the Western
trip, and then went on to
become a counselor. She
even met her husband, Dr.
Jeffrey, at camp one summer
while they each were work-
ing as counselors.
Ever since she can re-
member, Zaks and her fami-
ly have spent summers in
Brighton or Ortonville. Her
late brother-in-law, Michael
Zaks, was a former Fresh
Air Society director. Jeffrey
Zaks has been a camp doctor.
The Zaks —with children,
Jason, Lisa and Alana —
have traveled to family
camp.
"Camp is for kids," she
says. "When you see kids
and counselors interacting,
you get a real good feeling."
Zaks' job is part-time for
10 months a year from
November through August.
She also holds a part-time
job at Hillel Day School in
the new position of student
adviser for the sixth, seven-

th and eighth-grade
students. She started in
September.
Before that, she was a full-
time volunteer who wasn't
looking for work. Rather,
Zaks "fell into it." Fresh Air
Society Director Sam Fisher
approached her for the job.
Zaks, 39, graduated from
Eastern Michigan Univer-
sity with a degree in

Susan Zaks: Camp Director

teaching during a time it
was difficult to secure a job
in education.
Instead of pursuing a
teaching career, she took to
raising a family and vol-
unteering for many
organizations, namely the
Fresh Air Society, Hillel
Day, School and the Adat
Shalom Sisterhood.
Now, she says, she has a
job and a half. Zaks will con-
tinue working two hours
each week day at Hillel and
as many hours a day as
necessary for camp.
"I want to build on the
success of Camp Tamarack,"
she says. "When you have a
good thing going, you make
it better."
Among her plans is im-
proving sports programs by
bringing in more specialty
activities.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

47

11M

Vivian and Dr. George Dean

David Cohen, editor of
The Jews in America, 8
p.m. Nov. 11.
Barry Louis Polisar,
children's author and per-
former, 2 p.m. Nov. 12.
Yaffa Ganz, author of
Savta Simcha and the
Seven Splendid Gifts, 4
p.m. Nov. 12.
Richard Parrish, au-
thor of Our Choice of
Gods, 11 a.m. Nov. 12.
Lucy Dawidowicz, au-
thor of From That Place
and Time: A Memoir, 1
p.m. Nov. 12.
Louis Redstone, au-
thor of From Israeli
Pioneer to American
Architect, 2 p.m. Nov. 12.
Fred Mustard
Stewart, author of The
Glitter and the Gold, 3
p.m. Nov. 12.
Moshe Leshem, author
of Balaam's Curse, 4 p.m.
Nov. 12.
Harold Kushner, au-
thor of Who Needs God, 8
p.m. Nov. 12.
Doris Mortman, au-
thor of Rightfully Mine,
10 a.m. Nov. 13.
Faye Kellerman, au-
thor of The Quality of
Mercy, 1 p.m. Nov. 13.
Judith Ramsey
Ehrlich, author of The
Quality of Mercy, 8 p.m.
Nov. 13.
Susan Weidman
Schneider, author of
Intermarriage: The
Challenge of Living with
Differences of Christians
and Jews, 10 a.m. Nov.
14.
Norman Garbo, au-
thor of Dirty Secrets, 1
p.m. Nov. 14.
Steve Shagan, author
Pillars of Fire, 8 p.m. Nov.
14.
Raymond Sokolov,
author of Jewish
American Kitchen, 10
a.m. Nov. 15.
Shari Lewis, author of
One Minute Jewish
Stories, 1 p.m. Nov. 15.
Arthur Hertzberg, au-
thor of The Jewish in
America, 8 p.m. Nov. 15.
A. Scott Berg, author
of Goldwyn: A Biography,
10 a.m. Nov. 16.
Herbert Tarr, author
of A Woman of Spirit, 1
p.m. Nov. 16.

Frank Gervasi, author
of The Violent Decad, 8
p.m. Nov. 16.
Thomas Friedman,
author of From Beirut to
Jerusalem, 10 a.m. Nov.
19.
Ira Berkow, editor of [
Hank Greenberg: The
Story of My Life, 11 a.m.
Nov. 19.
David Roskies, author
of Literature of Destruc-
tion, 1 p.m. Nov. 19.
Robert Lapides , au-
thor of Lodz Ghetto, 3 p.m.
Nov. 19.

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The 38th annual Jewish
Book Fair will be held
Nov. 11 - 19 at the
Maple/Drake Jewish
Community Center. Au-
thors appearing at the
book fair are:

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