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August 23, 1991 - Image 41

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-08-23

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t's official — almost.
The already popular
and much used 1-696 deck
parks created in Oak Park,
behind the Jimmy Prentis
Morris Jewish Community
Center and behind the
former B'nai Moshe, and in
Southfield off Fairfax Road,
will be officially opened Aug.
25 — on schedule and as
The park located behind
the JPM Jewish Community
Center will be dedicated to
Oak Park Mayor Charlotte
Rothstein. Mayor Pro Tern
Jerry Naftaly announced the
naming several weeks ago at
a city council meeting.
"I'm pleasantly surpised
and thrilled, especially be-
cause I am still alive to see

this park named after me,"
Mayor Rothstein said.
Sunday's activities, begin-
ning at 11 a.m. at the
Charlotte M. Rothstein
Park, include Russian enter-
tainment, 1950s music by
Steve King and the Did-
dilies, a Frisbee demonstra-
tion, art, food, games, a
moonwalk and traditional
ribbon cutting ceremony.

According to Mayor Roths-
tein and director of Oak
Park recreation operations,
Steve Woodberg, response to
the parks has been extreme-
ly favorable — drawing in
both families with children
and older adults.

What appeared as a possi-
ble setback, recent anti-
Semitic vandalism at the
deck behind the JPM Jewish
Center, has had little if any
effect on the numbers of

Federation Meeting
Offers Tribute


The Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Detroit's 65th
annual meeting will take
place 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at
Adat Shalom Synagogue.
Tribute will be paid to
photographer Robert Benyas,
who has chronicled Federa-
tion events and local Jewish


tion, and in 1976, he won first
prize in photography in the
national communications
contest of United Way of
The Fred M. Butzel
Memorial Award will be
presented to Jack Robinson
for his years of dedication and
service to both the Jewish
community and the Detroit
A buffet will precede the
meeting, with a dessert recep-
tion to follow. For informa-
tion, call Hazel Shackelford,

Shir Shalom
Elects Board

Robert Benyas

life for 40 years. An exhibit of
his photos will be on display.
Mark Schlussel, Federation
president, will deliver the an-
nual report. The election and
installation of members to
the board of governors will
take place.
Mr. Benyas has photograph-
ed Federation and agency ac-
tivities since 1951. In 1981,
he won first prize in
photography in the Council of
Jewish Federations' Public
Relations Awards Competi-

'Temple Shir Shalom elected
1991-1992 board of trustees
and officers. Wally Sampson
will be president of the
Cheri. Victor and Steve
Schwartz will serve as vice
presidents; Allan Rothfeder,
treasurer; and Alan Mindlin,
secretary. Trustees are
Michael Salesin, Robert
Fineman, Michael Nosan-
chuk, Norman Lynn, Helen
Rowin, Norman Foster,
Robert Hertzberg, Leah
Foltyn, Gary Pollack and
Sandy Nathan.
Ruth Blackman and Gor-
don Weinstein will be ad-
ministrators. Rabbi Dannel I.
Schwartz also serves on the
board of trustees.

residents using the park's
"I've been back to the park
at night since the incident
and seen as many as 50 peo-
ple there," Mr. Woodberg
said. "We have not noticed
any decline.
"The building of a freeway
can be extremely detrimen-
tal to a community, but in
this case — because of the
parks — it has actually
brought the community
together," Mr. Woodberg

Merit Awards
To Businesses

Four local businesses won
the Neighborhood Project
Award of Merit for the ap-
pearance of their
Receiving awards were: the
Book Beat and Cohen and
Son Meat Market in Oak
Park, and Mr. Alan's
Footwear and Sara's Deli in
The Neighborhood Project's
merchants awards are
presented to businesses that
foster civic awareness and
neighborhood pride. The pro-
gram aims to increase com-
mercial opportunities in Oak
Park and Southfield and to
promote a sense of communi-
ty among merchants in the
Neighborhood Project area.
Sponsored by the Jewish
Federation of Metropolitan
Detroit, the Neighborhood
Project aims to enhance the
vitality and growth of the
neighborhoods of Oak Park
and Southfield. It works with
those municipalities and
reaches out to the business
community and other local
The program encourages
home buyers to locate and re-
main in Oak Park and parts
of Southfield by assisting
them with interest-free loans,
contacts with lending institu-
tions, home-buying informa-
tion, home improvement
loans and neighborhood tours
and orientations.
Any Jewish home buyer
purchasing a residence
within the Neighborhood Pro-
ject boundaries may be eligi-
ble for an interest-free loan.
Applicants need only qualify
for a mortgage and plan to
live in the houses. The
Hebrew Free Loan Associa-
tion participates as the len-
ding agency.
For information about the
Neighborhood Project, call

ARMD1 Dinner
Names Chairman

Dr. Stewart Epstein has
been named chairman of the
annual testimonial dinner of
the Dr. John J. Mames
Chapter — Michigan Region
American Red Magen David
for Israel (ARMDI) to be held
6 p.m. Oct. 9 at Adat Shalom
Synagogue. Honorees will be
Dr. Morris and Betty
Dr. Epstein, a member of
Congregation Shaarey Zedek,
serves on the synagogue's en-
dowment committee. A
former member of Adat
Shalom, he participated in
the congregation's choir. His
affiliations include: Young
leadership of the Jewish
Federation, B'nai B'rith,
Jewish National Fund, Anti-
Defamation League, State of
Israel Bonds, Magen David
Adorn, Allied Jewish Cam-
paign, Bar-Ilan University,
Men's ORT and the Holocaust
Memorial Center. Dr. Epstein
serves on the board of the
local chapter of ARMDI.
The dinner will aid the in-
flux of Soviet and Ethiopian
immigrants in need of
emergency medical, am-
bulance and blood services.
Joel Bruss and Dr. Robert
M. Katz are associate
chairmen. Eugene Ap-
plebaum, Paul Borman,
William Davidson, Joel Dorf-
man, Max Fisher, Irwin
Green, Mrs. Samuel Ham-
burger, David B. Herm.elin,
David Mondry, Irving
Nusbaum, Jack Robinson,
Mrs. Morris L. Schaver, Mark
Schlussel, Carmi Slomovitz,
Philip Slomovitz and Myron
Steinberg are honorary
Mr. and Mrs. Allen
Charlupski are the chairmen
of the advanced gifts division
and the leadership reception,
which they will host. Mr. and
Mrs. Manny Charach, Mr.
and Mrs. Lawrence Charlup-
ski, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dorf-
man, Bernard Edelman, Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Ferber, Mr. and

Young Israel
Elects Officers

Young Israel of West Bloom-
field elected 1991-92 officers
and board of directors.
Richard Lugar is president;
Simon Schwarzberg, vice
president; Frances Levine,
treasurer; Dan Mendelson,
Alan Lijker are secretaries.
Directors elected were:
Hartley Harris, Len Wanetik,
Mimi Markofsky, Datia
Traison, Marvin Herschfuss,
Bill Leutcher.

Stewart Epstein

Mrs. Joseph Gyongyosi, Mr.
and Mrs. Alex Karp, Dr. and
Mrs. Harold Maxmen, Mr.
and Mrs. Mike Must, Mr. and
Mrs. Irving Pitt, Mrs. John
Pollak, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert
Rechter, Mr. and Mrs. Neal
Rott, Mr. and Mrs. Julius
Schaumberg, Mr. and Mrs.
Donald Sharfman, Mr. and
Mrs. Grant Silverfarb, Mr.
and Mrs. Louis Silverfarb, Mr.
and Mrs. Max Sosin, Robert
D. Starkman, Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Weiss and Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Young will serve
as the associate chairmen of
the advanced gifts section.
For information, call
American Red Magen David
for Israel, 353-0434.

Israel- Bond
Art, Home Tour

The Israel Bond Women's
Division Sponsor Society will
hold its ninth annual Art and
Home Tour, "A Kirkway
Kruise" 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Sept. 12.
Eligibility for participation
in the tour is by a 1991 pur-
chase of $1,500 or more in •
Israel Bonds. Members will
receive pins, designed ex- -
elusively for the 1991 Sponsor
Society by renowned Israel
artist Chaim Gross, who pass-
ed away earlier this year.
The tour will visit the
homes of Meryl and Dr. Terry
Podolsky, Maddie and Sidney
Forbes and Nettie and Dr.
Morie Firestone, where a lun-
cheon will be served.
Transportation between
homes will be provided by
Trolley Car.
Chairing the event are Mar-
jorie Krasnick and Bluma
There is no charge. For in-
formation, call the Bond of-
fice, 352-6555.




Sunday Festivities Will Mark
Official Opening Of 1-696 Parks

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