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February 16, 1990 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-02-16

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I NEWS I

If she ever gets sick,
it's nice to know there's
a Children's Hospital
specialist nearby.

`Gay' Designation
Deleted By Synagogue

ELLEN BERNSTEIN

Special to The Jewish News

Introducing Children's-Oakland Center

Children's Hospital of Michigan-Oakland Center is right here in Oakland County at the
corner of Lahser and 11 Mile Road in Southfield (just off the Lodge and 1-696). This is
not just another clinic. This is customized health care for children, backed by Children's
Hospital of Michigan.

Specialists who specialize in children

Children's-Oakland Center brings most of the pediatric sub specialists available at
Children's Hospital of Michigan into your own neighborhood. Their specialties include
cardiology, developmental pediatrics, ENT, EEG, endocrinology, gastroenterology,
general surgery, genetic counseling, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, plastic surgery,
psychology, urology and specialists in speech pathology and audiology. All professionals
trained in the treatment of children.

Here's how to get an appointment

If your child needs specialized health care, ask your pediatrician or family doctor for
an appointment with a Children's Hospital specialist at Children's-Oakland Center. If
you don't have a family doctor or pediatrician, call our Physician's Referral Service at
993-0123. We'll be happy to give you the names of nearby Children's Hospital
pediatricians who meet your specific needs.

• •

Children's

HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN

OAKLAND

-
An outpatient satellite of
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN
A member of The Detroit Medical Center
27207 Lahser at 11 Mile Road, Southfield

CENTER

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1990

Vlith no guarantees of
acceptance into the
Atlanta Synagogue
Council, Congregation Bet
Haverim voted recently to
cease publicizing itself as a
"gay and lesbian syn-
agogue" and instead will be
known as a
"Reconstructionist syn-
agogue . . . serving the gay
and lesbian community."
Bet Haverim changed its
name "to pursue admission
to the Synagogue Council,"
said the synagogue's presi-
dent, Phillip Kaufman, "so
that we may become part of
this new voice in the Atlanta
Jewish community and be
able to confront and end
homophobia within the Syn-
agogue Council and the Jew-
ish community," he said.
In a narrow vote at a
closed-door meeting, Bet
Haverim members approved
the name change to
"Reconstructionist syn-
agogue," to comply with the
Synagogue Council's condi-
tion for membership, ap-

proved Nov. 29. But the add-
ed clause "serving the gay
and lesbian community" has
not been formally approved
by the citywide organization
of rabbis and synagogue
presidents.

Kaufman also said the
synagogue's new name
"reflects that . . . all Jews
are welcome" at Bet
Haverim even though the
synagogue is "comprised
primarily of gay men and
lesbians."
It is uncertain whether the
name change, deemed
semantical by some; will
persuade the more tradi-
tional wing of the Syn-
agogue Council to admit Bet
Haverim, whose member-
ship application last
summer spurred controversy
within the fledgling organ-
ization, formed one year ago.
Rabbi Shalom Lewis of
Congregation Etz Chaim,
who is leading the difficult
negotiations between the
Council and Bet Haverim,
told Kaufman a change in
definition would reopen
negotiations, which had
reached a stalemate. ❑

Hadassah, Israel Bonds
Launch Soviet Aid

New York (JTA) — Urgent
action to help Israel absorb
the tens of thousands of
Soviet Jews beginning to ar-
rive there has just been an-
nounced by the State of
Israel Bonds Organization
and by Hadassah, the Wo-
men's Zionist Organization
of America.
Hadassah has allocated $1
million for a wide range of
absorption needs.
The Bonds Organization's
aim is to help Israel build
housing and create jobs for
the Soviet Jewish immi-
grants.
The announcement by
Bonds' North American
chairman, William
Belzberg, cited reports from
the Soviet Union of a
dangerous rise of anti-
Semitism there.
It represents a departure
for the Bonds Organization,
which sells dividend-paying
Israeli bonds as capital in-
vestment instruments in all
aspects of Israel's economic
development.
Now it will launch an
emergency effort to convince
investors of $10,000 or more
to purchase new bonds im-

mediately, to provide loan
funds to Israel for the ab-
sorption of Soviet emigres.
That will be followed dur-
ing the Passover season in
April by Operation Aliyah, a
special mass campaign, to be
conducted in synagogues all
over the United States and
Canada.

New Tax Dodge:
Wife-Swapping

Jerusalem (JPFS) —
Israel's income tax au-
thorities have announced
that a new method of tax
evasion has now hit the
country — wife-swapping.
The authorities have un-
covered several recent cases
in which pairs of employers
have each falsely claimed on
tax returns that they employ
the other's wife.
In one case, the pair in-
cluded a lawyer, and in an-
other, the pair had used this
trick on the advice of their
accountant.
All the suspects, including
the accountant, have been
charged and released on
bail.

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