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September 14, 1990 - Image 49

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-09-14

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COMMUNITY

Apple, Honey Supply
Lower For Holidays

JNF Campaign
Chairs Named

Sue Ellen Eisenberg, presi-
dent of the Jewish National
Fund Council, will handle the
major gifts division of Opera-
tion Promised Land, the
emergency campaign of the
JNF.
Jewish National Fund is
preparing land for homesites,
community centers, etc., for
Soviet Jewish immigrants.
"The Soviet Jewish im-
migrants have arrived . . . but
they must be housed . . . and
JNF is faced with a $35
million emergency," Mrs.
Eisenberg said.
Jack Zwick, chairman of
Operation Promised Land
and past president of JNF, an-
nounced that Dr. Lawrence
Loewenthal has accepted the
position of chairman of Pro-
ject Sponsors. Dr. Loewenthal
will be having a special
meeting in his home on Oct.
23.
Other OPL division
chairmen include Sherman
Shapiro, Harold Jaffa, Dr.
Dennis Blender and Eli
Scherr.

Bar-Ilan
Honors Detroiters

As Bar-Ilan University
celebrates its 35th anniver-
sary, its Detroit Friends will
honor the Detroit Jewish
community through past
honorees and chairmen at a
dinner Oct. 2 at Mat Shalom
Synagogue.
The following will be cited:
Avern Cohn, Max M. Fisher,
Donald Fox, Sarah and Mor-
ris Friedman, Sharon and Dr.
Martin Hart, Samuel
Hechtman, Doreen and David
Hermelin, Lawrence S.
Jackier, Emery I. Klein,
Beverly and Irving Laker,
Myron L. Milgrom, Robert H.
Naftaly, Barbara and Irving
Nusbaum, Norman A. Pap-
pas, Philip Slomovitz, Ber-
nard H. Stollman, Max
Stollman, Phillip Stollman,
and Paul Zlotoff.
The memories of the follow-
ing individuals who were in-
strumental in Bar-Ilan's
growth, will also be high-
lighted: Abraham Borman,
Irwin I. Cohn, Dr. Leon Fill,
Joseph H. Jackier, Irving
Schlussel, and Paul
Zuckerman.

Library Hosts
South Africa Talk

Professor Ronald Aronson
will speak on South Africa
7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Hun-
tington Woods Public Library.
Prof. Aronson, Wayne State
University department of
philosophy, has just returned
from South Africa.

SUSAN LUDMER-GLIEBE

Special to The Jewish News

s

Sue Ellen Eisenberg

Lawrence Loewenthal

JCCouncil
Hosts Assembly

The Jewish Community
Council will present the first
Community Assembly of the
1990-91 program year 7:30
p.m. Sept. 23 at Temple
Emanu-El.
The speaker will be Jeffrey
A. Ross, director of the na-
tional Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith
Department of Campus Af-
fairs/Higher Education. He
will speak on national efforts
to aid Jewish students in
dealing with the rising tide of

on these issues, as well as
how to deal with them.
The Community Assembly
is free. For information, call
Linda Foster, 962-1880.

U-M Hosts
Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel, winner of the
Nobel Peace Prize and pro-
fessor of philosophy and
religion at Boston University,
has been named the first reci-
pient of the University of
Michigan's Raoul Wallenberg
Medal. In conjunction with
the award, Mr. Wiesel will
deliver the University's in-
augural Wallenberg lecture 8
p.m. Sept. 25 in Hill
Auditorium
Mr. Wiesel's appearance is
sponsored by the university,
the Hillel Foundation, and
the Jewish Community
Center of Ann Arbor. There is
a charge. Tickets may be pur-
chased in advance at Ticket-
master outlets and at the box
office on the day of the
lecture.

Fisher To Present
Butzel Award

Jeffrey Ross

anti-Semitism and anti-
Zionism on college campuses.
Following Mr. Ross' presen-
tation at the assembly, col-
lege student Larry Seegull
will discuss local efforts. The
task force on college-related
issues will provide insights
into the issue. Task force
leaders Judy Silbert Loebl
and Howard I. Wallach will
encourage attendees to share
their experiences and views

Max M. Fisher, the 1964
recipient of the Fred M.
Butzel Memorial Award for
Distinguished Community
Service, will present the 1990
Butzel Award to Joel Tauber
at the Jewish Welfare Federa-
tion's 64th annual meeting
6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Adat
Shalom Synagogue.
Federation president Mark
E. Schlussel will deliver the
annual report, and the elec-
tion and installation of the
JWF board of governors will
take place.

weet apples dipped in
honey, signifying hope
for the New Year, have
traditionally been associated
with Rosh Hashanah.
But Joanne Smith, assis-
tant to the executive director
at the Ann Arbor Jewish
Community Center, has
learned this year is not sweet
for many of those producing
the symbols of sweetness.
Area beekeepers and apple
growers are having a rough
time of it.
Ms. Smith has been involv-
ing in a bumper crop this
Arbor's third annual "Apples
and Honey and Lots, Lots
More," a community celebra-
tion the coming of the New
Year.
The event will be held 1-4
p.m. Sept. 16 at the Ann Ar-
bor Jewish Community
Center. "It is a festival for
both adults and children,"
says Ms. Smith.
All the Ann Arbor Jewish
organizations will be
represented and there will be
candlemaking, challah bak-
ing, sukkah building, honey
tasting, carving apples and
wine tasting. Jewish books
and gifts will be sold. There
is a nominal admission
charge.
About a month ago, Ms.
Smith contacted beekeeper
Jeanette D'Agostino of
Highland, Mich., who had ap-
peared at last year's Apples
and Honey. "Jeanette had a
wonderful display last year,
including a hive behind glass
and other equipment so that
you could see how honey came
into existence," says Ms.
Smith. "She was great with
the children."
But Ms. D'Agostino told Ms.
Smith that she wouldn't be
able to make this year's
celebration. Ms. D'Agostino's
hives had recently fallen vic-
tim to mites and her hives
had to be quarantined.
Disappointed, Ms. Smith
called another area apiarist.
His hives, too, were being
tested by government officials
for mites.
"Michigan beekeeping is at
the lowest ebb I've seen it in
the past 25 years," says Roger
Sutherland of Ann Arbor. Mr.
Sutherland is one of the
state's premier beekeeping
educators and amateur hob-
byists. "There are two big
new problems facing beekeep-
ers now," says Mr. Sutherland,
"tracheal mites that get into
the bee's trachea and sap its

strength and varroa mites
that get into the hives."
According to Roger Hoop-
ingarner, professor of en-
tomology at Michigan State
University; the state's 2,700
registered beekeepers lost up
to half their 110,000 colonies
this year because of the
traceal mite alone. Although
the mites don't appear to af-
fect the quality of the honey,
they do affect the output. On
average a hive will produce
between 80-100 pounds of
honey, for Rosh Hashanah
and other purposes.
"The bees should be bring-
ing in a bumper crop this
year," says Mr. Sutherland,
"but I've noticed a decline in
honey production."
The decrease in the number
of pollinating bees has af-

Ms. D'Agostino's
hives had recently
fallen victim to
mites and her
hives had to be
quarantined.

fected other crops. "We're fin-
ding some shortages; all our
Delicious crops are down,"
says Sandy Alber, co-owner of
Alber Orchard and Cider Mill
in Manchester which grows
32 different varieties of ap-
ples on its 15 acres. "We're
not alone. We've heard from
several orchards that they're
finding the same thing."
The apple crop will be down
16 percent this year, accor-
ding to the Michigan
Agriculture Statistics Ser-
vice, but there will still be
enough for "Apples and
Honey and Lots, Lots More"
and for Rosh Hashanah. ❑

Ann Arbor Holds
Exodus Rally

A rally and march in
solidarity with Soviet Jews
will be held 12:15 p.m. Sept.
30 in Ann Arbor to mark the
end of Operation Exodus.
Participants will meet at
the U-M Diag and march to
West Park for a program of
klezmer and Hebrew music
by the Ethnic Connection.
Senator Lana Pollack and
Professor Zvi Gitelman will
speak.
In case of rain the program
will be held in the Hillel
building. The event is spon-
sored by the Frankel Center
for Judaic Studies and the
Jewish Community Associa-
tion/United Jewish Appeal.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS 49

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