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November 09, 1990 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-11-09

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1990

Rabbi Yosef Mishulovin helps Vadim Goldman with his tallit.

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B

efore Vadim Goldman
came to Oak Park
with his family in
September 1989, he never
considered having a bar
mitzvah. It just wasn't
possible in Minsk.
But tomorrow, Vadim, who
had his 13th birthday Oct.
31, will stand before family
and friends at Bais Chabad
of North Oak Park and
celebrate his bar mitzvah.
His parents, Yury and
Polina Goldman, are more
nervous than he is, said
Vadim, who is confident he
won't have any trouble
reading the blessings over
the Torah.
Ever since he told his
parents a few months ago
that he wanted a bar mitz-
vah, Vadim, who had been
taking weekly Hebrew
lessons, has studied with
Rabbis Yosef Mishulovin
and Fivel Hitrik in prepara-
tion.
Vadim, who attends Norup
Middle School in the Berkley
School District, said, prepar-
ing for the ceremony "wasn't
hard. I wanted to do it. I
want to be Jewish."
Learning what it means to
be Jewish is a new experi-
ence for the family.
In Minsk, the family never
celebrated Jewish holidays,
said Mr. Goldman. Vadim
and his brother, Boris, 19,
were the only Jews in their
school.
"I didn't know about Jew-
ish traditions," Mr.

Goldman said. "Our syn-
agogue was closed. We had a
meeting house for a minyan,
but it wasn't a synagogue."
Lazar Livshits, Vadim's
grandfather, said he re-
members his parents
celebrating Jewish holidays
until the mid-1930s when
the Soviet government pass-
ed laws forbidding religious
practices. "To be a Jew in
Russia meant trouble," Mr.
Goldman said. "My son was
beaten up because he was
Jewish."
He is still worried about
his brother and sister and

"I want to be
Jewish."

Vadim Goldman

their families who remain in
the Soviet Union and are
waiting for permission to go
to Israel, Mr. Goldman said.
Not only must they contend
with growing anti-Semitism,
but with the nuclear fallout
from Chernobyl, which isn't
far from their homes.
While the family prays
their relatives will leave the
Soviet Union, they are
grateful that in Oak Park
they can be proud of their
Jewish heritage.
Once they settled in Nor-
thgate Apartments, the
Goldmans were connected
with Rabbi Alon Tolwin
through the Family-to-
Family program which mat-
ches Soviets and Americans.
Through Rabbi Tolwin, the
Goldmans got their first
taste of Judaism.

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