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January 25, 1991 - Image 39

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-01-25

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COMMUNITY

Jewish Home For Aged Units
Plan Spring 'Celebration of Life'

The Benefactors of the
Jewish Home for Aged and
the JHA Auxiliary will host
"Gala Celebration of Life"
May 16 at the Troy Marriott:
The two organizations will
sponsor the event to an-
nounce a new era in eldercare
as the Home prepares to
relocate its nursing home
facilities. A single facility to
be constructed on the West
Bloomfield Jewish Communi-
ty Campus will provide state-
of-the-art services for

residents and the community.
Designed to showcase the
activities and support of the
Benefactors and Auxiliary,
the gala will also feature
presentations of architect's
renderings for the new
building, announcement of
planned services as well as
recognition of early major
donors to the upcoming
capital campaign for the
facility.
Committee chairpersons in-
clude Pearlena Bodzin and

Bea Breiner, souvenir ad
book; David Fink and
Kathleen Wilson-Fink, pro-
gram; Sharon Fleischman
and Steven Weiss, ticket
sales; George Glassman, Nan-
cy Jacobson, and Reva
Stocker, hospitality and
souvenirs; Garaldine
Margolis and Elaine Sabbota,
decorations and display;
Carolyn Marks and Joel
Smith, publicity; Ilene
Nemer, banquet seating; and
Rosie Schlussel, invitations.
For information, call the
Home's Community Relations
and Development office,
532-7112.

Rose Gift To Fund
A Freedom Flight

A $250,000 Operation Ex-
odus gift to fund a freedom
flight of Soviet Jews to Israel
has been made from the
estate of Edward and Lillian
Rose.
Mr. Rose, who died in 1989,
was a Detroit area builder.
According to his son, Leslie,
Mr. Rose had a deep interest
in Soviet Jews. Born in
Russia, he made many, con-
tributions to help the cause of
Soviet Jewry. "My brothers
and I felt this was an ap-
propriate way to honor our
father's memory," Mr. Rose
said. No date has been set for
the flight from Moscow.
A longtime Allied Jewish
Campaign supporter, he back-
ed Project Renewal, the joint
program between the Israeli
government and Jewish
federations around the world.
In 1979, a $500,000 gift
made possible the construc-
tion of the Edward and
Lillian Rose Regional Com-
prehensive High School in
Ofakim. A $100,000 United
Jewish Charities endowment
provided for a library in
Ramla, Detroit's sister city.
The Edward and Lillian Rose
Library. Fund continues to
support a variety of services,
including educational

Israel Update
Crisis Information

A weekly series of Israel
Update programs will begin
this Sunday to provide in-
dividuals in the Jewish com-
munity with up-to-the-minute
information on Israel's situa-
tion during the current Gulf
crisis, and historical back-
ground on Israel's role in the
Middle East.
Sponsored by the Detroit
Zionist Federation in coopera-
tion with the Jewish Com-
munity Council, the lec-
tures/Q and A sessions will be
held at the Agency for Jewish
Education building, 21550
West Twelve Mile Road,
Southfield, from 10 a.m.-noon
on Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17,
Mar. 3
The programs are free and
open to the public, but pre-
registration is requested.
Please call the D.Z.F. office,
353-8828 to register.

Edward Rose
materials, computers and pro-
grams for people of all ages.
As vice president of Temple
Israel, Mr. Rose assisted with
construction at the current
site.
The founder of Rose and
Sons was recognized locally
for significant and lasting
contributions to housing. Mr.
Rose was admitted to the
Housing Hall of Fame in 1981
by the Builders Association of
Southeastern Michigan.

Carlos Rizowy
Will Speak

Free Loan Sabbath

The annual observance of
Hebrew Free Loan Sabbath
will take place on Shabbat
Mishpatim, Feb. 8-9.
Synagogues and temples
throughout the United States
and Canada are expected to
mark this occasion establish-
ed by the Association of
Hebrew Free Loans (AHFL).
The Torah portion on this
particular Sabbath specifical-
ly instructs Jews "not to ex-

act interest from the needy."
It is this biblical injunction
which serves as the cor-
nerstone for today's free loan
agencies whose purpose is to
provide interest-free loans to
persons in need.
As Shabbat Mishpatim ap-
proaches, rabbis in metro-
politan Detroit have been
asked by. Irwin L. Kahn,
president of Detroit's Hebrew
Free Loan, to participate.

.

Political commentator
Carlos Rizowy will headline a
dessert reception on behalf of
the Jewish Welfare Federa-
tion Young Adult Division,
7:30 p.m. Feb. 6. The event for
contributors of $500 will take
place at the home of Joy and
Allan Nachman.
A former chairman of the
political science department
at Roosevelt University in
Chicago, Mr. Rizowy is a pro-
minent Chicago attorney. He
comments on international
relations and political
violence on National Public
Radio.
The event is organized by
James Bellinson, Richard
Blumenstein and Scott
Eisenberg.
For information, call the
Young Adult Division office,
965-3939, Ext. 155.

Camp Means A Lot
To This 9-Year-Old

Editor's Note: The lives of
thousands' of Jews are touch-
ed by the Jewish Welfare
Federation and its Allied
Jewish Campaign. This is one
of a series about the people
who benefit from Federation
agency services.
Joashua Shulman knows
how to position his bat when
he wants to hit the ball down
the left field line. The 9-year-
old Little Leaguer also knows
where to find Jewish friends.
"Most . . . are from Camp
Tamarack, Camp Maas,
Hillel and Little League. I
went to camp because some of
my friends were going and I
wanted to make new ones,"
said Joashua, a 6th grader at
Hillel Day School.

Joashua Shulman

Both camps he attended are
operated by the Fresh Air
Society (FAS), which provides
recreational and educational
opportunities in a Jewish
environment.
Joashua, who lives in an
apartment complex near
Eight Mile and Lahser roads,
enjoys spending summers in a
camp atmosphere. "I like
learning crafts, skills and,
especially, swimming across
the lake," he said.
While Joashua's baseball
team is hot, finishing second
last year in Southfield, camp
has enabled him to develop
his interest in the water. He
has earned a beginner's Red

Cross badge for swimming.
The Jewish atmosphere of
FAS camps — the Shabbat
observance and kashrut — are
important to Caryn Shulman,
Joashua's mother, a single
parent. "I didn't want my son
to lose his [Jewish] identity,"
she said. "He needed to have
the Jewish experience at
camp and Hillel, so he
understand his roots."
Joashua also likes the
religious aspects at camp.
"Shabbat dinners were
always really good. I liked
spending time with friends
and counselors on Shabbat."
Seven out of 10 children be-
tween the ages of 5 and 14 at-
tended or worked in summer
camp, according to the Jewish
Population Study report on
Jewish communal services in
Detroit. Most of them went to
Jewish-sponsored camps.
Nearly half of Fresh Air
Society campers receive
financial assistance, accor-
ding to Elliot Sorkin, director
of administration. Aid ranges
from partial subsidies to
scholarships of any amount
for tuition.
"We will not deny any
Jewish child a camping ex-
perience for financial
reasons," said Sam Fisher, ex-
ecutive director.
Compared to other camps in
the state, FAS camp tuition is
low, said Mr. Sorkin. The
standard fee pays the actual
cost of the camping program.
Subsidies and scholarships
are made possible by the
Allied Jewish Campaign and
individual contributors. In
addition, interest-free loans
through- the Hebrew Free
Loan Association are
available. -
Fresh Air Society includes
the resident camps in
Brighton and Ortonville; out-
post sites in Michigan's Up-
per Peninsula and Canada;
teen trips to Israel, the
western United States and
Alaska; programs for children
with emotional impairments;
and family camps.

Israel And Ethiopia

AJCommittee board mem-
bers George Mann and Seifu
Lessanework have returned
from a national mission to
Israel and will be speakers at
a joint program 7:30 p.m. Jan.
28 at Congregation Beth
Abraham Hillel Moses.
Israel's role in the Gulf crisis,
Soviet resettlement, the in-
tifada and Israel's political
and economic future will be

the focus of the discussion.

George Mann, born in
Romania, is a practicing at-
torney and past vice president
of the American Jewish Com-
mittee. Seifu Lessanework,
entrepreneur and owner of
the Blue Nile Restaurant,
was born in Ethiopia and
following his recent trip to
Israel, spent time in Ethiopia.

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