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May 22, 1992 - Image 41

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-05-22

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Soviet Artists Perform
At Temple Israel May 31

Dr. Russell G. Mawby,
chairman of the board of the
W.K. Kellogg Foundation,
will keynote the United
Jewish Foundation annual
meeting and reception 4 p.m.
June 15 at the Max M. Fisher
Election and installation of
officers and board members
will take place, and recent
donors to the Federated En-
dowment Fund will be
As chairman and chief ex-
ecutive officer of the Kellogg
Foundation, Dr. Mawby heads
one of the nation's best-
known private grant making
foundations. The Kellogg
Foundation provides seed

money to institutions that
have identified problems and
have designed constructive
action programs aimed at
solutions. Programming pri-
orities concentrate on
developing leaders, philan-
thropy and volunteerism and
community-based health ser-
vices. Its areas of interest in-
clude youth, the physically
handicapped, the elderly,
seniors, women and
Dr. Mawby formerly served
on the faculties of Michigan
State and Purdue univer-
sities. In 1955, he joined the
staff of the Kellogg Founda-
tion as director of the Divi-
sion of Agriculture, becoming

JTS Study Session
Hears Dr. Visotzky

Dr. Burton Visotzky,
associate dean of the Jewish
Theological Seminary's
graduate school and professor
of Talmud and rabbinics, will
speak at the Detroit JTS
Friends breakfast study ses-
sion 7:45 a.m. May 27 at the
Federation building, 6735
Telegraph Road. His topic will
be "Word of God or Hand of
Moses? Fundamentalism and
the Rabbis!' A continental
breakfast will be available in
the first floor conference
room. The study session is
open to the community at no
Professor of the Nathan and
Janet Appleman Chair in
Midrash and Interreligious
Studies at the Seminary, Dr.
Visotzky joined the faculty
upon his ordination as a rab-
bi there in 1977. He also serv-
ed as the first rabbi of the
egalitarian worship service of
the Seminary synagogue. Pro-
fessor Visotzky is the founder
and director of the Genesis
Seminar, a monthly study
group of Christian and

Burton Visotzky

Jewish Bible scholars,
writers, filmmakers, critics,
editors and poets.
Dr. Visotzky's latest work,
Reading the Book: Making the
Bible a Timeless Text, ex-
plores the rabbinic under-
standing of the Bible and its
message for our day.
For information or reserva-
tions, call the Detroit JTS of-
fice, 258-0055.

Music Study Club
Will Hold Elections

The annual installation
luncheon of the Music Study
Club of Metropolitan Detroit
will take place noon June 4 at
Temple Beth El.
The slate to be elected and
installed are: president, Ber-
nice Pinsky; vice presidents,
Elaine Kohner, Mildred Char-
nas; secretaries, Janet Prog,
Ann Ross, Rose Mandelbaum;
treasurer, Matilda Gheorgh-

The board of directors are
Tillie Schkloven, Ann
Steinberg, Betty Weiss,
Marilyn Ash, Pat Stobbe,
Mimi Summers.
The musical portion of the
program will feature Miriam-
Bolkosky, cellist and Karen
Koch, pianist, Music Study
Club scholarship winners.
There is a charge for the
luncheon. For information,
call Joan Rose, 543-2036.

Russell Mawby

vice president in 1967 and
CEO in 1970.
There is a charge for the
event. For a reservation by
June 1 or for information, call
the United Jewish Founda-
tion, 642-4260.

AJCommittee Topic
Is Regionalization

"Is Regionalization the
Solution?" is this year's
American Jewish Commit-
tee's annual meeting program
presentation 7:30 p.m. June 3
at Temple Emanu-El.
The evening's panelists are
charged to respond to Jewish
communal concerns. Panel-
ists include Don H. Barden,
president of Barden Cablevi-
sion; Peggy Dickinson, SEM-
COG board member and
mayor of Lathrup Village;
Dan Gillmor, the regional af-
fairs writer of the Detroit Free
Press; and Patrick J. Johnson,
chairman of the Macomb
County Board of Commis-
sioners. The program will be
chaired by the Hon. Helene
The Detroit Chapter's an-
nual meeting also will in-
clude the election of new of-
ficers and board members.
The annual report will be
presented. The 1992-1993
slate of officers includes
Laurence R. Imerman, presi-
dent; Brian J. Kott, Ann
Mandelbaum, Erica
Peresman and the Hon.
Helene White, vice
presidents; and Oscar Genser,
New nominees for a term of
three years on the chapter
board include Dr. Allen
Berlin, Keith Braun, Leon
Cohen, Hannah L. Gladstone,
Phyllis Eisenstein, Julius
Harwood, Seifu Lessanework,
Sheldon Lutz, Martin Mayer,
Anita Plous, Henry Politzer,
Levi F. Smith, Irene S. Sobel
and Andrew S. Walker.
A dessert reception will
follow the program. For reser-
vations, call the Michigan
area office, 646-7686. There is
a charge.

The last concert in this
season's Schmier Chapel
Chamber Series will take
place 7:30 p.m. May 31 at
Temple Israel. Titled "Jewish
Music From Many Lands,"
this concert will feature re-
cent Russian immigrants
Yefim Goldvecht, Ludmila
Lemberg, Alexei Vais and
Margaret Yelekoveya.
Yefim Goldvecht, oboist, ar-
rived in this country seven
months ago from Tashkent,
Uzbekistan. He graduated
from the Tashkent Conser-
vatory and was principal
oboist with the Tashkent
State Symphony Orchestra as
well as with state opera and
ballet theatres.
Ludmila Lemberg, pianist,
was born in Moscow into a
family of musicians and has

appeared in concerts locally
with her flautist husband,
Alexei Vais, tenor, is also
originally from Moscow,
where he sang in the Moscow
Synagogue Choir and joined
the Repertory Music Theatre
with whom he toured the en-
tire country of the former
Soviet Union.
Margaret Yelekoyeva,
flautist, is here from St.
Petersburg, where she per-
formed with the St. Peters-
burg State Chamber Music
Orchestra. Since her arrival
in this country, Margaret has
performed in many concerts
around the metropolitan
Detroit area.
For free tickets and infor-
mation, call Temple Israel,


Foundation Meeting
Features Speaker

JFS Luncheon
Features Margolis

Jewish Family Service and
Resettlement Service are
hosting their annual
Volunteer Recognition Lun-
cheon noon June 18 at the
Fleischman Residence, 6700
West Maple Road, West
The luncheon will feature
speaker Sherry Margolis,
news anchor from WJBK-
TV2. She has been involved
with the Cystic Fibrosis Foun-
dation as a spokesperson
since 1990 and with fund-
raising for Children's
Hospital of Michigan. She
also serves on the advisory
board for All Kids Con-
sidered, Ltd. family magazine
Metro Parent.

Sherry Margolis

For reservations by June 5,
call JFS, 559-4046.

Annual Meeting, Election
For AJE On May 28

The Agency for Jewish
Education will hold its 73rd
annual meeting 7:30 p.m.
May 28 at the United Hebrew
Schools building.
The slate of officers for the
coming year is-Dr. Joseph N.
Epel, president; Robert A.
Berlow, Dr. Gerald Stollman,
Jerome Schwartz, vice
presidents; Robert H.
Schwartz, secretary; Sylvia
Iwrey, treasurer.
The board members are
Joseph N. Epel, Ellen
Hechler, Barbara Klarman,
Dr. Leonard Lachover,
Adrienne Milin, Matilda
Rubin, Pamela Salba, Robert
Sandler, Ruthe Stein and
Janis Waxenberg.
New board members are

Harold Berry, Dr. George
Gruenberger, Robert Harris
Orley, James Safran and I.
William Sherr. Three
members at large of the ex-
ecutive committee are
Lawrence Lax, Adrienne
Milin and Mel Seidman.
Brigadier General Nechem-
ia Dagan, senior education of-
ficer of the Israel Defense
Forces, will speak on "Where
Israel Differs: The Unique-
ness of the Israel Defense
Ofra Fisher, executive direc-
tor of AJE, will be leaving the
agency. A special farewell to
Mrs. Fisher is planned.
A reception will follow. The
public is invited.



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