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August 21, 1992 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-08-21

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, Celebrating 50 years of growth with the Detroit Jewish Community

THE JEWISH NEWS

22 AV 5752/AUGUST 21, 1991

CLOSE-UP

Back To School Means
Changes At Day Schools

Local Jewish day schools are looking at increases in enrollment
and tuition.

ELIZABETH APPLEBAUM ASSISTANT EDITOR

espite increases in
tuition and closer
scrutiny of scholar-
ship recipients, De-
troit's five Jewish
day schools are set
to open this year
with a record num-
ber of students.
Hillel, Akiva, Ye-
shiva Beth Yehu-
dah-Bais Yaakov, Darchei Torah
and the Lubavitch cheder all ex-
pect an increase in enrollment,
with some schools reporting an
addition of more than 50 students.
Hillel is expecting 648 students,
up from 597; Akiva will have 310,
up six from last year; Beth
Yehudah anticipates 660 stu-
dents, up 10 from 1991-92;
Darchei Torah expects to increase
from 125 to about 150; and the
Lubavitch cheder projects 145 stu-
dents, up from 135.

Going
For Gold

hen Israel was under Roman control, Rabbi
Shimon bar Yohai was forced to hide or forfeit
his life. Anyone caught studying or teaching
Torah was tortured and executed.
He and his son, Eleazar, hid inside a cave in the
Galillee for 13 years, where according to leg-
end, they were visited daily by an angel. When
the rabbi emerged, he took with him the secret
knowledge of the Zohar, hidden codes found
within Torah.
For centuries, the Kabbalah has remained vitu-
ally inaccessible. Today, ordinary Jews are
seeking the answers once reserved for the holi-
est of men.

The Mystic Quest

Story on page 28

166 Detroit teen athletes
are looking for more
than medals.

ALAN HITSKY ASSOCIATE EDITOR

eather Rosenberg is not going
to feel the pressure in
Baltimore next week. A vet-
eran of three Jewish Community
Centers North American Maccabi
Youth Games, Rosenberg felt more
pressure at home in 1990 when
family and friends jammed into
the stands at the West Bloomfield
High School swimming pool to
watch her compete in the Maccabi.
Rosenberg will be one of seven
veteran Detroit athletes Sunday
evening to lead their 166-person
team into the Baltimore Arena for
the opening ceremonies for the
week-long games. Joining her car-
rying flags and banners for the

H

MACCABI/page 63

Hillel Day School:
Fifty-one new students.

The Yeshiva Gedolah, which in-
cludes boys' high school, is ex-
pecting the same number of
students, 60, as last year. The
school's first Russian student will
join the yeshiva in 1992-1993.
The increases come in the midst
of major changes in the financial

DAY SCHOOLS/page 34

Inside

NATIONAL

Ad Battle

Two Jewish organizations —
for and against Israel —
fight for public opinion.
page 41

KIDS

Young Yachters

Great Lakes Yacht Club's
junior sailing program
booms this summer.

page 96

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