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May 04, 1990 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-05-04

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I TRAVEL

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Summer

NEW CARS

GC

NEW '90 GEO METRO XFI

OVER TRucks
500
CARS &
To CHOOSE FROM

$5995* $5395*

NEW '90 2-DR.
CAVALIER
VL
COUPE

NEW '90 GEO STORM 2+2

2-DR. H.B.

P145/80R12 ALS S-B radial tires, front and rear mats,
sport mirrors, 1.0L TBI L3 engine, 5-speed manual trans. Stk. #4354.
to the gallon. Number one
millage vehicle for 2 years standing.

THIS WEEK508NMI.";

SPORT COUPE

THIS WEEK ONLY

$6225*

NEW '90
BERETIA
2-DR. COUPE

WAS
TAKE THE LEAD REBATE
JOE PANIAN REBATE
THIS WEEK ONLY

$1200

1st Time Bu yer

. $9350*

NEW '90 4-DR. CORSICA
LT
SEDAN

$9025*

NEW '90 TRACKER
CONVERTIBLE

Air, man. trans., spare tire carrier, cover, am/fm stereo with seek/scan/clock, cloth interior 6
more. Stk. #4430.
.

$11,652-
$1200

WAS
FACTORY REBATE

$13,210

-1000

$
THIS WEEK ONLY 9663*

1st. Time buyer

$8425*

28 At Similar Saviiigs

$8025*

36 At Similar Savings

Cloth buckets, r. wind. def., air, 2.2L EA L4 eng., auto., P185/7513 S/B radial tires, t-glass, in-
ter. wipers, floor mats. map lamps w/roof console and more. Stk. #4305.

THIS WEEK ONLY

$11 068
$1000
4500
1st Time Buyer

$8625*

46 At Similar Savings

WAS
TAKE THE LEAD REBATE

C

P175/7DR13 ALS SIB radials, Mir. mats. 1.6L MFI Lr eng.. 5-spd. man. trans, cloth buck-
ets, p.s., am/fm stereo w/seek .6 scan., digital clock, full whi. covers, sport mirrors. Stk. #
3897.

$12,667

$9950*

8225.

NEW 4-DR.
'90 SEDAN
PRIZM

Cloth buckets, elec. r. wind. def. 22L EFI L4 eng., auto., P195/70815 ALS SIB rad. BAY, air,
elec. speed control w/resume. tilt. inter. wipers, floor mats, map lamps w/consolette and
mom. Stk. #3203.

THIS WEEK ONLY

Special to The Jewish News

34 At Similar Savings

27 At Similar Savings

WAS
TAKE THE LEAD REBATE

RUTH ROVNER

$10,705
$800

1st Time Buyer

$8825*

1st Time Buyer

$6825*

St. Thomas Has That
Special Jewish Flavor

1.6L SOHC L4 MPH engine, 13 185/60R 14 steel belt tires and more. Stock #4046.

WAS
TAKE THE LEAD REBATE

$8514
$1000

THIS WEEK ONLY

1st Time Buyer

23 At Similar Savings!

Cloth bucket seats, 2.2L ER L-4 engine. P185/80R13 tires, 5-speed trans., metallic paint
and more Stk. #4246.

WAS
TAKE THE LEAD REBATE

The Synagogue entrance.

_

1ST TIME BUYER ELIGIBLE FOR ADDITIONAL $600 OFF!

NEW TRUCKS

NEW '90 WMINA APV

Deep tint, 3.1 ER V-6, auto., CL trim, AM/FM cass., pwr. wind. and
locks, cruise control, remote sport mirrors, front and rr. floor mats, 2
tone paint and more. Stk. #3913X.

WAS
FACTORY REBATE
THIS WEEK ONLY

517,385
-1000

NEW '90 WORK TRUCK

1/2 TON PICK-UP

4.3 V.6, 160 H.P., 5 spd., manual old, AM/FM radio, clock, p.s., p.b., P235/
75R15 steel betted radial tires, H.D. chassis, H.D. shocks, large mirrors, cloth
seat, painted rear step bumper and more. Stk. #3693.

THIS WEEK ONLY

WAS
FACTORY REBATE

$7210*

$8395
$500

THIS WEEK ONLY

$14,374*

WAS
FACTORY REBATE

NEW '91 S-10 PICK-UP

5 spd. man. O.D. trans., 2.51.. ER eng., steel belted radial tires, rr,
anti-lock brakes and more. Stk. #7024X.

$11,854
$750

$9420*

NEW '90 CONVERSION VAN

350 V8 EFI, auto. trans. w/overdrive, at pwr. wind. & locks, tilt, cruise, loaded
chassis, 4 captain chairs, fold down sofa, color TV, custom table and more. Stk.
#3788.

WAS
FACTORY REBATE
THIS WEEK ONLY

$17 1407*

$24,833

$750

Just add tax, title, dest. All rebates and dealer incentives included where applicable. Dealer participation may affect consumer cost. First Time Buyer deducted
from price where applicable to qualified buyers. 6.9% for up to 48 months in lieu of rebate on select models. Based on approved credit. Prices Expire May 11, 1990.

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THE UNBEATABLE DEALER THE UNBEATABLE DEALER

ars climb slowly up
hilly Crystal Gade
street in St. Thomas.
Pedestrians walk slowly, too,
especially in the tropical sun.
Halfway up the hill, a sign
reads "Synagogue" and an ar-
row points the way.
Then around a bend, the
synagogue itself is visible: a
simple, one-story structure
with unusual circular brick
columns. Steps lead the way
to a gate. And beyond it, more
steps - marble ones this time
- lead to the entrance.
Despite the climb - and
then the steps - tourists who
finally enter the sanctuary of
St. Thomas' only synagogue
always feel the trek was
worth it.
Soft sand covers the floor.
An 18-arm candelabra hangs
from the ceiling. The arched
windows surrounded by brick,
the polished wooden pews, the
sturdy central bimah - all
create a sense of beauty and
of solid, enduring history.
"Many tourists are at first
surprised that such a
beautiful synagogue exists on
this small island and that it
has such an illustrious
history," Rabbi Stanley
Relkin says.
Built in 1833 after fire
destroyed an earlier struc-
ture, the synagogue has been
the spiritual home of Jews on
the island ever since.
Travel brochures for St.
Thomas call this the second
oldest synagogue in the
Western Hemisphere. The
oldest is on Dutch-owned
Curacao. But the rabbi puts it
differently. "The is probably
the oldest synagogue building
in continuous use under the
American flag," says Relkin,
who's been rabbi here since
1976 and helped edit a

history of the congregation.
His phrasing is careful.
Curacao's synagogue is older,
but that's a Dutch island. St.
Thomas, part of the U.S.
Virgin Islands, has been an
unincorporated American ter-
ritory since the United States
purchased it from the Dutch
in 1917.
"I like to call it new wine in
old skin," Relkin says, referr-
ing to the way a modern
Reform congregation has
adapted to the "old skin" of a
historic synagogue.
Because of its history and
beauty, the synagogue is a
prime tourist destination. It's
visited by Jews and non-Jews
alike, Relkin says. Cruise ship
passengers, beachcombers,
shoppers who come to St.
Thomas for duty-free
bargains, sightseers - all
make their way to the sanc-
tuary on Synagogue Hill, as
the street is popularly know.
"We recently estimated
that we get about 10,000
visitors a year," Relkin says.
And some visitors, he says,
are so enthusiastic that they
join the Hebrew Congrega-
tion of St. Thomas even
though they're tourists.

"We have honorary and
associate members from all
over the world who have
enrolled as supporters of this
small congregation," Relkin
says. While resident members
number just 200, the
associate membership, Relkin
says, now numbers 1,500 and
is still growing.
As for the full-fledged resi-
dent members, most are "con-
tinentals" from the main-
land, who came to establish
businesses since the 1960s
when the island began its
economic development.
"Some people are surprised
to find a modern congregation
that's alive and thriving,"
Relkin says. "They sometimes

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