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September 28, 1990 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-09-28

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SEPTEMBER 28, 1990 / 9 TISHREI 5751

War Memories
On Yom Kippur


Assistant Editor

Yom Kippur, 2 p.m., Satur-
day, October, 6, 1973.
Uri Segal was a student at
Lawrence Institute of
Technology when he heard
from classmates and on the
radio that Israel had been
attacked by Syria and
Mr. Segal, then 31, was
told by the Israeli Consulate
in Chicago to stay in Detroit.
But the paratrooper
sergeant from Haifa had to
get home. And in a matter of
hours he had secured the
last ticket on a flight out of
New York's Kennedy Air-
port and found himself on
the front lines of the Golan
Heights with his unit
Les and Dora Goldstein
didn't need a radio to know
that something was wrong,
terribly wrong. The couple,
who reside in Southfield,
were six weeks married and
living in Ramat Gan while
Mr. Goldstein studied at
Bar-Ilan University. They
were home in their apart-
ment during a break in Yom
Kippur services when a pier-

cing siren they had never
heard before broke the ab-
solute sanctity of the day
and changed the lives of the
Goldsteins and many of their
Israeli friends and family
Gila Natan, a native of
Long Island, was a 14-year-
old teenager who made
aliyah with her family in
1971. Like the Goldsteins,
she was home after services
and remembers her mother
grabbing cans of tuna fish
and hurrying the family into
her apartment's bomb
shelter. Susan Codish can
remember as a 16-year-old,
saying her Neilah prayers in
a Rehovot bomb shelter.
Parts of four separate lives
and 17 years have gone by.
As the Day of Atonement ar-
rives in 1990, the memories
of those who were there for
perhaps one of Israel's most
difficult times recall Yom
Kippur in terms that are
different than the rest of us.
There is repentance, there is
atonement, there is fasting,
and there is the common
ground of knowing that even
on the most sacred of days,

Continued on Page 14

Ann Arbor Hillel
Seeks $180,000


Special to The Jewish News

Fund-raising for the Hillel
Foundation at the University
of Michigan has entered a
new era, characterized by in-
creased reliance on individual
The Friends of the Univer-
sity of Michigan Hillel are
seeking to raise $180,000
from individuals. This is 29
percent of Hillel's $606,000
budget for fiscal year 1990-91.
To facilitate the Friends cam-
paign, Hillel recently hired a
full-time director of
"Independent fund-raising
is the only way a major Hillel
foundation can survive," says
U-M Hillel Executive Direc-
tor Michael Brooks. "Harvard
Hillel in Cambridge,
Massachusetts — the only
other Hillel program of com-

parable size — raises
$350,000 (half of its budget)
annually in memberships
through its Friends organiza-
Widely considered to be the
largest and one of the most in-
novative Hillels in the coun-
try, U-M Hillel has 30 in-
dependent student organiza-
tions and programs serving
over 1,500 people each week.
It also plays a role in campus
culture and politics with
special events and speeches
by authors Elie Weisel and
Joseph Heller.
Out of a pool of roughly
6,000 Jewish students at the
University of Michigan,
Hillel touches 4,000, Mr.
Brooks estimates.
The Friends campaign is
part of a major effort to keep
up with student demand for
programming at U-M Hillel.

Continued on Page 15

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