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November 17, 1989 - Image 148

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-11-17

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Each month in this space,
L'Chayim will look back into issues
of The Jewish News to see what
was happening in the local Jewish
community or in the Diaspora 10, 20
and 40 years ago.

Mandell "Bill" Berman received
the Butzel Memorial Award for
outstanding community leadership.


Ground-breaking ceremonies
were held for Federation Apartments
in Oak Park.


Menachem Begin and Anwar
Sadat were acclaimed as Nobel
Peace Prize recipients.

Carl Levin was elected the
state's first Jewish U.S. Senator.


The Bank of Israel reported that
the nation's foreign currency
reserves dropped to a "danger

Israeli jet fighters shot down

three Egyptian MiG-21 interceptors
over the Suez Canal.


The Weizmann Institute of
Science was dedicated in Rehovot.

The second anniversary of the
formation of the Israeli Air Force
was celebrated in Tel Aviv.

Sword In The Desert, the first
full-length feature film on Israel to
come from Hollywood, opened at
the Adams Theater.

New Books Assist Family History Researchers


Interest in Jewish genealogy is
growing and keeping pace is a new
treasure of books. With the help of
these publications, family historians
are learning of the existence of
many records once believed to have
been destroyed.
In A Translation Guide to 19th-
Century Polish-Language Civil
Registration Documents, author
Judith R. Frazin explains why many
vital records from Jewish
communities are available and
copies obtainable. The guide
includes tips on locating documents
from Polish towns, reproductions of
Jewish communal documents, a
method for deciphering 19th-century
Polish script and topical word lists.
Published by the Jewish Genea-
logical Society of Illinois in 1989, it
can be ordered for $22.50 by writing
to JGSI, 1025 Antique Lane,
Northbrook, Ill. 60062.
Ancestry, Inc., has added
another volume in its series of
publications. In The Archives: A
Guide to the National Archives Field
Branches, authors Loretto Dennis
Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves
Luebking provide an exhaustive
survey of the eleven field branches
of the National Archives. Samples of
contents and topics covered include
immigration and naturalization
records, census returns, World War
II war crime documents, World War I
drat registration records and other
governmental records.
The book can be ordered for
$27.95 by writing to: Ancestry, Inc.,
P.O. Box 476, Salt Lake City, UT
Most have family who either
lived in or who passed through New
York enroute to establishing new
homes elsewhere. Genealogical
Resources in the New York
Metropolitan Area, edited by Estelle
M. Guzik and published by the
Jewish Genealogical Society, takes
the mystery out of genealogical

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research in New York. More than
100 repositories and libraries are
contained in its 400 pages.
In addition to listing facility
name, address, telephone number
and hours of operation, the guide
describes the holdings, scope and
time span of records, finding aids,
access and copying for each facility.
The guide tells which
repositories hold genealogical and
biographical materials, local
historical and newspaper collections,
maps and gazetteers, census
records, probate records,
naturalizations, name cfianges,
indexes to birth, marriage, death
and divorce records, voter
registrations and more.

The book can be ordered for
$28.50 by writing to Jewish
Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 6398,
New York, N.Y. 10128.
For those with roots in the
Soviet Union, genealogy research
has necessitated creative ideas,
such as utilizing Soviet telephone
books in the Library of Congress in
Washington D.C. Access to vital
records and on-site research in the
Soviet Union is not currently part of
"glasnost." Written requests for
documents usually result in a "form
letter" response after seven or eight
months stating "the records you
request cannot be located." One
person who has had access to
Soviet archives is Patricia Kennedy
Grimsted, a research associate at
the Ukrainian Research Institute
and a Fellow of the Russian
Research Center at Harvard
Beginning in 1972 with her first
volume, Archives and Manuscript
Repositories in the U.S.S.R.:
Moscow and Leningrad, and the
second volume in 1981 for Latvia,
Lithuania and Belorussia, Grimsted
has labored to explain the complex
archival system of the U.S.S.R.,
where they are, what they have and
for what periods.

From Grimsted's third volume
on the Ukraine, I found the name
and address of the local archive in
the small town northeast of Kiev
where a branch of my family once
lived. In a brief letter, written in
English, I explained that my family
formerly resided there and I was
interested in learning more about
the local history. Within six weeks, a
cordial response arrived from
"Natalia" listing several books on
the town's history and an offer to
continue corresponding with me.

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Miriam Weiner, a certified
genealogist, has prepared a
beginner's guide on how to
research family history that includes
charts, list of archives and libraries,
bibliography, maps, family group
sheets and more. She can be
contacted at 136 Sandpiper Key,
Secaucus, N.J. 07094.

Ways To Customize
it 0 Your Own Bread


Do you have a favorite kosher
recipe? Each month in this space,
L'Chayim will print kosher recipes
that the whole family can prepare
together. To contribute to the
column, write your recipe in a way
in which the entire family can
participate; type your recipe on
8 1 /2x11" paper and send it to
L'Chayim, clo The Jewish News,
27676 Franklin Road, Southfield

This month's recipe comes from
Better Homes & Gardens' August,
1986 edition, from which it is
reprinted with permission.

Make a culinary statement with
this bread that you customize
yourself. Choose from four options
— zucchini, carrot, pear or peach.
It's simple and super!


1 cup all-purpose flour
/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 /3 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 /2 cup butter or margarine
1 /2 cup sugar


Natalia included her office phone
number, but indicated she does not
speak English, though she can read
and understand it.

2 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 /2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon
1 cup finely shredded zucchini,
carrots, or peeled pears or
finely chopped peeled peaches
1 /2 cup chopped walnuts
Combine flour, oats, and soda;
set aside. In a large mixer bowl beat
butter or margarine with an electric
mixer on medium speed for 30
seconds. Add sugar, beat till fluffy,
scraping sides of bowl often. Add
eggs, milk, vanilla, and lemon peel,
beat well. Stir in vegetable or fruit.
Add flour mixture a third at a time,
beating on low speed till combined.
Stir in walnuts.
Spread batter in a greased
5 1/2-cup ring mold or 8x4x2-inch loaf
pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven 35
to 40 minutes for ring mold or 55 to
60 minutes for loaf pan, or till a
wooden toothpick inserted in center
comes out clean. Cover with foil the
last 10 minutes of baking. Cool 10
minutes. Remove from pan, cool on
wire rack. Wrap and store overnight
for easier slicing. Makes 1 loaf, 12

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