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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-01-19

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COMMUNITY

University Of Michigan
Hillel Plans Programs

The B'nai B'rith Hillel
Foundation at the University
of Michigan will host a
discussion, lecture and slide
show on art and society in
Israel at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31.
Ruth Volk, formerly arts
and culture radio reporter for
Kol Yisrael, will discuss the
impact of historical and
political events as reflected in
Israeli art. She will focus on
the Zionist art created by the
pioneers in the early 1900s,
Canaanite art and political
protest art from the 60s.
Arabs and Jews: Children
Teaching Children will be the
seminar at 7:30 p.m. on Feb.
1. Gary Brenner, North
American representative of
the Givat Haviva Institute
and founding member of
Peace Now, will speak about
his experience in fostering
communication between
Arab and Jewish children in
Israel.
The Reform Chavurah will
hold Shabbat services at the
Milan Prison for the Jewish
inmates on Feb. 2. Meet at
Hillel at 4:45 p.m. Reserva-
tions are required. For infor-
mation, call 769-0500.
Hill St. Forum and Celebra-
tion of Jewish Arts will pre-
sent Voice of the Turtle: Great
Early Jewish Music at 8 p.m.
on Feb. 3, in the Irwin Green
Auditorium. Voice of the Tur-
tle will offer the folk music of
the Sepahrdim, stories,
poems, drama and humor.
There is a charge.

U-M Will Host
Dr. Segal

Dr. Jerome Segal, president
of the Jewish Peace Lobby,
will speak on the situation in
the Middle East at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 7 at the University of
Michigan.
Segal was one of the first
Americans to open a dialogue
with the PLO leadership. He
has written a book titled
Creating the Palestinian State:
a Strategy for Peace.
This event is sponsored by
the Hillel Foundation and
other campus and communi-
ty groups.

CHAIM
Hosts Speaker

Children of Holocaust —
Survivors in Michigan
(CHAIM) will hold a meeting
at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 28 at the
Maple-Drake Jewish Com-
munity Center.
The guest speaker will be
Professor Sidney Bolkosky,

professor of history at the
U-M Dearborn. His topic will
be Understanding What's
Happening in Germany To-
day: An Historian's
Perspective.
Bolkosky co-authored the
high school Holocaust cur-
riculum "Life Unworthy of
Life" as well as a history of
the Detroit Jewish
Community.
There will be no charge for
members.

Dr. Ralph Cash
To Speak At JCC

Dr. Ralph Cash

from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesday
and Thursday from 6-8 p.m.
and Sunday from 1-3 p.m.
with extended hours each day
for volunteer activity.
Included in the target
population are the elderly,
unemployed, working poor,
single parents, children,
Soviet Jews and those in
emergency situations.
Recipients of the all-Kosher
food will be asked to submit
to a simple screening process
which will be strictly con-
fidential. Yad Ezra staff will
determine the amount of free
food to be distributed.
Volunteers are needed to
assist the organization in the
areas of determining who the
needy are; for future distribu-
tion of food to those unable to
come in to the pantry; the
packaging of food; general of-
fice work and the coordina-
tion of food drives.
The agency will be
publishing a list of suggested
foods to donate which will be
available by the opening of
the pantry. All food unable to
be used by Yad Ezra will be
given to the Food Bank of
Oakland County.
For information, call Jean-
nette Eizelman, 557-FOOD
(3663).

Akiva Holds
Sports Day

Dr. Ralph Cash will speak
at the Bagels and Babies Pro-
gram, Jewish Community
Center Maple-Drake
Building 11 a.m. Jan. 21, in
Room 118.
Dr. Cash, pediatrician and
columnist, is an associate pro-
fessor at Wayne State Univer-
sity and attending physician
at Children's Hospital, Mt.
Carmel Hosptial and Hutzel
Hospital.
There is no charge. For in-
formation, call Lois Zemmol
or Irma Starr, 967-4030.

Akiva Hebrew Day School
will hold its annual sports
day 12:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the
Compuware Arena in Oak
Park.
Special appearances will be
made by the Compuware
hockey players and costumed
characters. Door prizes, raf-
fles and a silent auction will
be provided. Kosher hot dog
lunches will be available for
purchase.
There is a charge. For infor-
mation, call Sarina
Steinmetz, 968-3663.

Yad Ezra Sets
Opening Date

Alpha Omega Sets
Fund Raising

The Detroit area's first
Jewish food pantry, Yad Ezra
— Feeding The Jewish
Hungry, will open for food
distribution 11 a.m. Feb. 5.
The all kosher pantry,
targeted at the approximate-
ly 1,500-2,000 hungry Jews in
Metro Detroit, will operate a
six-day-a-week distribution
schedule from its offices at
15670 W. 10 Mile in
Southfield.
Yad Ezra's hours will be
Monday-Wednesday-Friday

To start the 1990 fun-
draisers the Alpha Omega
Auxiliary will host a dessert
buffet at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at
the Skyline Club. Proceeds
will help fund projects at
Hebrew University, Tel Aviv
University, the Jerusalem-
Children's Dental Center and
other local Judaic projects.
Entertainment will be Nor-
ma Zager, comedienne. There
is a charge. For reservations
by Jan. 24 call Lori Roth,
737-4415.

Gilbert and Sophie Averbuch, along with their daughter and son-in-
law, Sharlene and Dr. Sidney Beck, dedicated a grove of 1,000 trees
in Israel under the auspices of Jewish National Fund. This project, in
honor of the Becks and son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Fred and
Deanna Averbuch, is located in the American Independence Park
near Jerusalem.

New Committee To Help
Welcome Soviet Jews

SUSAN GRANT

Staff Writer

T

he committee doesn't
even have a name yet,
but it is already busy
welcoming Soviet Jews to
Detroit and getting them in-
volved in the Jewish com-
munity.
Designed to bring ac-
culturation experiences to
Soviet Jews, the committee
met for the first time last
week and is tentatively
called the Jewish Social Ab-
sorption Committee. It was
formed with a $40,000 grant
from the Jewish Welfare
Federation's Resettlement
Review Committee to en-
courage acculturation pro-
grams.
Harlene Appelman, direc-
tor of Jewish Experiences for
Families and a committee
member, said the group is
already planning events to
welcome Soviet Jews into
the community.
One proposed project is in-
viting Soviet Jews to the
Jimmy Prentis Morris
Jewish Community Center
on Sundays to participate in
basketball, games or arts
and crafts with American
Jews. While the Soviets are
having fun they will also
learn about Judaism and
American society by
meeting American Jews.
While she does not want
too many acculturation pro-
grams to overlap, Appelman
hopes the committee can
work with other area groups
interested in giving Soviet
Jews acculturation experi-

ences and have joint pro-
grams.
She would also like to
work with area synagogues,
inviting more Soviet Jews to
participate in their pro-
grams.
For example, a few weeks
ago Congregation B'nai
Moshe invited a Soviet faith-
1 y to the synagogue's
weekend retreat, Appelman
said. It was the first time the
family had experienced a
Shabbat meal and services.
In addition to planning
events, the committee decid-
ed to do a survey of com-
munity acculturation pro-
grams already available,
Appelman said.
"We want to know what is
going on now so we can
make sure nothing falls
through the cracks," she
said.
Unlike other acculturation
groups, the committee in-
cludes five Soviet Jews who
came to Detroit about 10
years ago.
Committee co-chairwoman
Barbara Nusbaum said ask-
ing Soviet Jews to par-
ticipate on the committee is
also part of the acculturation
process by making these
Jews feel like they are part
of the community. They can
help those who have recently
come to Detroit to adjust to
their new surroundings and
culture, she said.
One project the committee
wants to try is asking the
Soviets on the committee to
form a welcoming organiza-
tion to encourage the new
arrivals to participate in the
community, she said.



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