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April 17, 1992 - Image 47

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-04-17

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Congregation B'nai David Firms
Plans For Its Centennial Weekend

V.K. Vaitkevicius, oncologist, received a tribute from the Detroit
Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science at a recent parlor
meeting. Shown with Dr. 'We' are Lois Spector Freeman, Bernice
Gershenson, and Professor Haim Harari, president of the Weizmann
Institute of Science.

Father Alex Brunett
To Discuss Judaism

The Midrasha-College of
Jewish Studies, B'nai B'rith
Michigan Regional Council
and Michigan Board of Rab-
bth will co-sponsor a lunch
and learn noon, April 30 at
the United Hebrew Schools
Monsignor Alex J. Brunett,
pastor of Shrine of the Little
Flower, will speak on "A
Catholic Looks at Judaism."
Monsignor Brunett is director
of the Office of Ecumenical
and Interreligious Affairs of
the Archdiocese of Detroit, a

Spanish Heritage
Is Concert Theme

The next concert in the
Schmier Chapel Chamber
Series will be offered 7:30
p.m. April 26 at Temple
Cantor Harold Orbach will
sing Ladino songs with guitar
and flute. "Our Spanish
Heritage" will highlight the
poetry of Yehuda HaLevi,
12th-century Spanish poet.
For complimentary tickets
and information, call the tem-
ple office, 661-5700.

SZ Men's Club
Hosts Russian

Alexander G. Grachev,
political officer of the Russian
Federation Embassy in
Washington, D.C., will be the
speaker at the SZ Men's Club
Sunday Breakfast Seminar
10 a.m. April 26 at the
synagogue. An open discus-
sion will follow the
Continental breakfast will
be served at 9:30 a.m.; there
is no charge.

Alex Brunett

member of Vatican Study
Group on Ecumenical Issues,
and a member of Wranglers
(Ecumenical Dialogue).
He has won awards in-
cluding the Ecumenical
Award for National Chair-
man of the 4th National
Workshop on Jewish-
Christian Relations,
Ecumenical Award from the
American Jewish Committee
for Furthering Catholic-
Jewish Relations and the
Rabbi Leo Franklin Award in
Human Relations.
The last lecture of the series
will be held May 21 with Rab-
bi Joseph Gutmann, adjunct
curator of the Detroit In-
stitute of Arts speaking on
"Possible Jewish Origins of
Christian Art."
The program is open to the
community. There is a charge.
For reservations or informa-
tion, call Midrasha, 352-7117;
or Arnold Michlin, 626-1570.

Maxine Berman, Michigan
State representative, and
Mark E. Schlussel, president
of the Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Detroit, will be
the speakers at the May 3
gala dinner dance celebrating
Congregation B'nai David's
100th anniversary.
Rep. Berman is from
Michigan's 64th district,
which includes Southfield
and Lathrup Village. A mem-
ber of Congregation B'nai
David, she serves on the
board of the Jewish Voca-
tional Service and is a mem-
ber of Hadassah, National
Council of Jewish Women,
Jewish Historical Society and
the National Association of
Jewish Legislators.
Mr. Schlussel, an attorney
with Miller, Canfield, Pad-
dock and Stone, sits on the
boards of the United Jewish
Foundation and Jewish
Federation Apartments. Mr.
Schlussel also has served in a
leadership role at Akiva
Hebrew Day School and Sinai
Hospital and was president of
the -Detroit Chapter of the
Jewish National Fund.
In celebration of B'nai
David's centennial, anniver-
sary committee chairwomen
Blanche Brant and Helen
Brown are planning a
weekend of festivities April
30-May 3.
A gala cantorial concert
will take place April 30. Can-
tor Stuart Friedman will be
joined by Cantor Louis Dan-
to of Congregation Beth
Emeth-Bais Yehuda, Toronto,
Ontario, and Cantor Moshe
Schulhof of Congregation
Beth Torah Adat Jeshurun,
N. Miami Beach, Fla. The
Sam Barnett Orchestra will
accompany the cantors. Max
Sosin will serve as master of
A Shabbat dinner and Oneg

Shabbat will be field May 1.
The B'nai David Young
Leadership will host.
Shabbat services on May 2
will be dedicated to the
children of the congregation
and third- and fourth-
generation family members.
The dinner-dance celebra-
tion on May 3 will honor all
past presidents.
For information, call the
synagogue office, 557-8210.



Young Adults Hear
Political Talk

"Shaping our Future
Through Political Action!' will
be the topic of a program
sponsored by Jewish Federa-
tion Young Adult Division
Political Awareness Commit-
tee 7:30 p.m. April 26 at Adat
Shalom Synagogue.
The presentation will
feature Doug Ross, former
Michigan state senator and
director of Michigan Depart-
ment of Commerce, the Mich-
igan Youth Corps, Project
Self-Reliance and the Gover-
nor's Task Force on a long-
term economic strategy for
Mr. Ross is president of
Michigan Future, Inc., a
think-tank focusing on the
state's economic and social
future. He also serves as
senior consultant to the Cor-
poration of Enterprise
Development, which
specializes in economic
development and human in-
vestment strategies.
The series is being organiz-
ed by Ronald Klein and

Doug Ross

chairmen of the YAD Political
Awareness Committee, and
Nathan Upfal, vice-president
of YAD.
There is a charge. For
details, contact Rick
Krosnick, 642-4260.

Midrasha Sets
History ToUr

The Midrasha-College of
Jewish Studies, Ibmple Beth
El and Jewish Historical
Society of Michigan will co-
sponsor an afternoon bus tour
of Jewish Detroit April 26.
Buses will leave from the
United Hebrew Schools
building parking lot at 12:30
p.m. The tour will be led by
Dr. Aaron Lupovitch.
A light refreshment will be
served on the bus. The tour is
open to the community. There
is a charge.
For registration informa-
tion, call Midrasha, 352-7117;
or Thmple Beth El, 851-1100.

The Fred Butzel Conference Suite of the Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Detroit's Max M. Fisher Building was dedicated with a
hand-crafted mezuzah presented to the Detroit Jewish community
from the Jewish community of Morocco. Pictured are Marlene
Borman, Mark Schlussel, Robert Aronson and Graham Orley.



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