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September 27, 1991 - Image 41

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-09-27

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AJCommittee Human Rights
Award Slated For Leon Cohan

Leon Cohan

both as an Assistant Attorney
General and as Deputy At-
torney General for the State
of Michigan. In 1973, he join-
ed Detroit Edison where he
has general responsibility for
all the legal affairs of the

He is a past president of the
Jewish Community Council
of Metropolitan Detroit and
former member of the ex-
ecutive board of the American
Jewish Committee's Detroit
Chapter. He is a lifetime
trustee of the Michigan

Na'amat USA
Holds Luncheon

Na'amat USA, Greater
Detroit Council, will hold its
annual Donor Luncheon noon
Oct. 30 at Congregation Adat
The speaker will be Yitz-
chak Ben Gad, Israeli Consul
in Chicago. A musical pro-
gram will be presented by the
Rose Morgan Choral Group,
directed by Rose Morgan.
There is a charge for the
luncheon. For reservations,
call the Council office,

Cancer Foundation, a board
member of the Race Relations
Council of Metropolitan
Detroit and an appointee to
the Arts Commission of the
City of Detroit.
Eugene Driker will chair
the dinner. Dennis Archer,
Paul D. Borman, Rachel
Keith and Alan Schwartz will

serve as dinner co-chairs.
Maynard Wisher, honorary
president of the American
Jewish Committee, will pre-
sent the award. David
Lawrence, Jr., publisher of the
Miami Herald, will be the
For ticket information, call
the AJC, 965-3353.

Heritage Ball Proceeds
Aid Women, Baby Units

The proceeds from Sinai
Hospital's 1991 Heritage Ball
will support the Detroit-based
hospital's services for women
and newborns.
The third annual ball,
which will be held Oct. 23 at
the Palace of Auburn Hills, is
the hospital's only organized
medical endowment fund-
raiser. Last year the ball rais-
ed $400,000 and benefited
Sinai's Laser Surgery and
Photobiology Institute.
The theme of this year's
ball is "The Magic of Sinai."
The evening's events will of-
fer ballgoers an entertaining
opportunity to learn more
about Sinai's medical

To kick off this year's
celebration, a patrons' even-
ing is planned for Sept. 25 at
the Franklin Hills Country
Club. The evening will be
hosted by Mr. and Mrs.
Mandell Berman, Mr. and
Mrs. Alfred Deutsch and Mr.
and Mrs. Maxwell Jospey.

Heritage Ball honorary co-
chairs are Susan Sosnick and
Linda Taubman. Ball co-
chairs are Marjorie Jospey,
Leah Snider, Marta Rosen-
thal, Dorothy Gerson and
Carolyn Greenberg.

For information on the 1991
Heritage Ball, call Sinai
Hospital's Development Of-
fice, 493-5877.

Adat Shalom Plans
Education Programs

Adat Shalom Synagogue
will launch its fall educa-
tional programming with "A
Feast of Knowledge," dinner
and three evening classes in
conjunction with the
Midrasha College of Jewish
Studies. The classes are set
for Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30.
Participants may select
from Hands on Holidays,
Maimonide's 13 Principles of
Faith, and The Jewish
Heritage As Expressed in
Jewish Art.
From 7 to 8 p.m. Narda Oz,
Hebrew language instructor,
A.J.E., will provide material
on how to celebrate the
holidays at home with your
The class based upon the
philosophy of Maimonides
also takes place from 7 to 8
p.m. taught by Rabbi Alon
Tolwin of the Midrasha
From 8 to 9 p.m. Esther Tar-
noff Cooper, of the Detroit In-
stitute of Arts Speakers
Bureau, will focus on the
roots of Jewish art, Marc
Chagall, and American and
Israeli art.
There is a charge. Dinner

will begin at 6:15 p.m. Ad-
vance reservations are re-
quired by the Monday before.
Other educational fall pro-
gramming at Adat Shalom

• A Sisterhood Studies
Series, "An Introduction to
the Prophets," with Rabbis
Efry Spectre and Elliot
• "Insight into the Shabbat
Service," a seminar with Rab-
bi Elliot Pachter from 9:30 to
10:30 a.m. on the first and
third Sundays of each month.
• Sisterhood
classes from 10:30 to noon on
Mondays, beginning Oct. 14.
For information call Adat
Shalom, 851-5100.
Cantor Howard Glantz,
associate cantor at Adat
Shalom, will open the con-
gregation's 1990-1991 Lunch
and Learn Series with a pro-
gram entitled "Chazzanut at
a Glantz" Oct. 5 immediate-
ly following Shabbat morning
There is a charge. For reser-
vations by Oct. 3, call Rabbi
Spectre's secretary, 851-5100.

Mark Schlussel, president of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan
Detroit, presented Max Fisher with an architect's rendering of the
new Federation building that will bear his name. The tribute was
made at the 1992 Allied Jewish Campaign pacesetters "Fisher

ADL Michigan Board
Elects Norman Beitner

Norman Beitner, local at-
torney and long-time activist
with the Anti-Defamation
League's Michigan Board,
was elected its president. Mr.
Beitner, an associate member
of the League's national
board (commission) as well,
succeeds Linda Soberman.
Mr. Beitner, a partner in
the law firm of Honigman,
Miller, Schwartz and Cohn,
specializing in corporate,
securities and mortgage
banking matters, also is ac-
tive in Congregation Shaarey
Zedek as well as the Jewish
Welfare Federation. He was
president of Federation's
Young Adult Division from
1987 to 1988; and won the
William Boesky Young Lead-
ership Award of Federation in
1988. Active with the Anti-
Defamation League for over a
decade, Mr. Beitner previous-
ly held the office of secretary,
and was a vice president of

Norman Beitner

that board for the last four
Mr. Beitner will be assisted
by vice presidents Gene
Farber, Barry Goodman, Fran
Gross Linden, Sherri Schiff,
and outstate vice president,
Ruth Lando of Kalamazoo.

March Of Living
Trip Meeting Set

The Agency for Jewish
Education will hold an orien-
tation meeting and video
presentation for the March of
the Living program 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 2 at the United Hebrew
Schools Building for 10th-
12th-graders and their
In March of the Living an
estimated 5,000 Jewish teens
from countries around the
world will march three
kilometers from Auschwitz to


Leon Cohan, senior vice
president and general
counsel, Detroit Edison, has
been named recipient of the
Learned Hand Human Rela-
tions Award from the In-
stitute of Human Relations of
the American Jewish
The award will be presented
to Mr. Cohan at a tribute din-
ner Oct. 29 at the Westin
During his legal career, Mr.
Cohan has served in the
United States Army Counter-
Intelligence in Europe, as a
private practitioner in
Detroit, and with distinction

From Poland, the trip will
proceed to Israel, and on May
7, Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel In-
dependence Day), students
will be joined by teens from
the entire country.
The dates of the program
will be April 26-May 10, 1992.
The program cost is $2,650
plus round-trip airfare be-
tween Detroit and New York,
per participant. Scholarship
money is available.
For information, call



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