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December 07, 1990 - Image 136

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-12-07

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You can look forward to an elegant,
entertaining New Year's Eve. With
extensive Hors D'oeuvres, magnificent
sweet and fruit tables, an open bar,
dancing to live music provided by the
Dennis Tini Group in the best of
company, as Beth Shalom welcomes the
community to a gala celebration. From
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1990

18 Jewish Plebes
Enter Annapolis

IRA RIFKIN

Special to The Jewish News

ason Berger grew up in
Annapolis and came
under the Naval Acad-
emy's spell early. At age
five, he met his first mid-
shipman, a young man who
regularly visited his home
under the Academy's local
sponsor program. From then
on, he wanted to be a mid-
shipman.
When Leah Cassorla was
eight and growing up in
Phoenix, Az., she decided
she wanted to be an
astronaut. In high school,
she applied to both the Air
Force Academy and the Na-
val Academy, the two surest
routes to accomplishing her
goal. When Annapolis ac-
cepted her, she withdrew her
application to Colorado Spr-
ings.
As a high school freshman
in Louisville, Ky., Robbie
Zeitman, already a standout
football player, received a
letter from the Academy in-
quiring whether he had any
interest in attending. Until
then, he hadn't. But the let-
ter sparked his interest.
While their paths to the
Academy have been differ-
ent, this is a trio that shares
a common distinction. They
are members of what is be-
ing called the largest group
of Jewish plebes (freshmen)
ever to enter the 145-year-
old institution, other than
during World Wars I and II.
According to Lt. Com-
mander Albert I. Slomovitz,
the Academy's Jewish chap-
lain and a Reform rabbi, 18
of the 1,232 plebes who be-
gan their Academy careers
this year have identified
themselves as Jews.
That ups the Academy's
current total of identified

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Jewish midshipmen to 60,
out of a total of about 4,500.
That's ten more than last
year and the largest number
since World War II, he said.
"Basically, we gained a
minyan," Rabbi Slomovitz
quipped.
Compared to the numbers
of Jews who entered the
Academy during the world
war years, however, this
year's crop is still small,
noted Col. Harry Lindauer, a
retired World War II mili-
tary officer, who with his
wife, Thea, has been keeping
track of Jewish midshipmen
since 1968. During World
War II, said Col. Lindauer,
who lives in Annapolis, as
many as 55 Jews entered the
Academy in a single year.
However, this year's three

Pho to By Ira Rifkin

PARTS & SERVICE:

Midshipman 4th Class Leah
Cassorla: One of three Jewish
female plebes at the Naval
Academy.

Jewish female plebes consti-
tutes the largest number of
Jewish women ever to enter
the Academy at one time, he
said.
The actual number of Jew-
ish midshipmen is problem-
atic, however.
"There really are more
than we know about," Rabbi

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