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September 25, 1992 - Image 49

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-09-25

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POLITICALLY SPEAKING

OAK PARK SAYS HAPPY 90TH

College Skirball Museum in
Los Angeles. The group has
launched a national cam-
paign to collect memorabilia
of American Jewish political
history. --
Buttons, bumper stickers,
banners, posters and pens or
anything else of interest will
suffice. Materials collected
will be used for exhibits at
the new Skirball Cultural
Center, now under construc-
tion in L.A.
For information, write to
Ellen Dryer Kaplan, Project
Americana Coordinator,
HUC Skirball Museum,
3077 University Ave., Los
Angeles, Calif. 90007, or call
213-749-3424.

Jewish Women
Get Out The Vote

Izzy Youngworth and Gerald Naftaly hold the proclamation.

KIMBERLY LIFTON

Staff Writer

T

he City of Oak Park
gave an innovative
birthday gift to the
Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi
Menachem Schneerson, who
recently turned 90.
Mayor Gerald Naftaly
signed a proclamation and
delivered to the Rebbe's
Brooklyn office a symbolic
key to Oak Park via local
Lubavitch member Izzy
Youngworth. Mr. Young-
worth is gabbai of Chabad of
North Oak Park.
"Oak Park, Michigan, is
proud to be home to many
members of the Lubavitch
community," Mr. Naftaly
wrote in a letter to the
Rebbe. "As I am also known
as Menachem Mendel Nafta-
ly, Ben Tova Naftaly, I am
proud to bestow this small
tribute."

NJDC is an independent
organization whose mission
is to enhance the Democratic
Party throughout the United
States and advance Jewish
concerns through the in-
creased political participa-
tion of its members.

HUC Collects
Political Gadgets

Do you have a button from
the failed Congressional
campaigns of Jewish polit-
ical rivals David Honigman
or Alice Gilbert? Or how
about something bearing
Michigan Sen. Carl Levin's
prized slogan "Send a
mensch to the Senate"?
If you can answer yes to
the above questions, you
may consider sending the
material to Project Ameri-
cana of the Hebrew Union

Three From Mich.
On NJDC Boards

Detroit Democrat Emery
Klein, a longtime board
member of the Motor City
Political Action Committee
and a Jewish community ac-
tivist, joins Susan Miller,
administrator for Democrat-
ic U.S. Rep. Sander Levin's
Michigan office, on the board
of directors for the National
Jewish Democratic Council.
Flint Jewish community
activist Michael Pelavin has
been named to the NJDC ex-
ecutive committee and its
board of directors.
The Washington-based

Emery Klein

Jewish women have been
mustering political forces to
educate their peers and to
get out the vote in the Nov. 3
presidential election. A
sampling of what's been go-
ing on:
• Carol King, executive di-
rector for the Michigan
Abortion Rights Action
League, has been making
the rounds. This week, she
discussed the abortion
debate with the Social Ac-
tion Council of the National
Council of Jewish Women,
the Golda Meir Chapter of
B'nai B'rith Women and the
women's division for the
United Jewish Appeal in
Ann Arbor.
• The Temple Israel
Sisterhood this week kicked
off its opening meeting with
Dr. Raymond Tanter, a Uni-
versity of Michigan political
science professor. He up-
dated the group on "The New
Israel and the Peace Pro-
cess."
• The Adat Shalom
Sisterhood this week also
kicked off its program year
with a discussion of can-
didates and the importance
of voting.
• Temple Beth El's
Sisterhood this week laun-
ched its new year with a
panel discussion on the em-
powerment of women.
A sampling of what's to
come:
• The American Jewish
Committee's Detroit Wo-
men's Forum will host a lun-
cheon on "The Year of the
Woman" noon Sept. 25 at the
International Institute at
Kirby and John R in Detroit.
Panelists are Shelley Good-
man Taub, candidate for
Oakland County commis-

sioner; Ida Short, candidate
for Detroit School Board;
and Mildred Jeffrey,
longtime political activist
and co-founder of the Na-
tional Women's Political
Caucus. There is a charge.
• Arlene Victor and Linda
Soberman and their group,
Women in Politics, will br-
ing Andrea Briggs, wife of
11th District Congressional
candidate Walter Briggs,
and a few others to a forum
on women's issues. Races on
their slate include Michigan
Supreme Court and Oakland
County executive at 7:30
p.m. Sept. 30 at the Bloom-
field Township Library.
• The offices of State Rep.
Maxine Berman, D-
Southfield, and Shirley
Johnson, R-Royal Oak, have
been flooded with phone
calls from curious people
assigned to a new task.
The two women soon will
be fair game for even their
staunchest supporters when
the National Women's Polit-
ical Caucus hosts an evening
roast 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at the
Kingsley Inn on Woodward
Avenue at Long Lake.
Among the roastees are
Betty Howe, Democratic
candidate for Oakland
County executive who is
running against former
county prosecutor L. Brooks
Patterson; state Rep. Lynn

Maxine Berman

Carl Levin

Johndahl, D-Okemos; and
MARAL's Carol King.
There is a charge.
• Former GOP commit-
teewoman Ronna Romney
and Democrat Deborah
Dingell will take a bipar-
tisan look at the year of the
woman for the Jewish Fed-
eration's Business and Pro-
fessional Division's opening
dinner, to be held 6 p.m. Oct.
14 at the Townsend Hotel in
Birmingham. There is a
charge.

Linda Soberman

Fein Forms Liberal PAC

The newly formed Multi-
Issues Political Action
Committee is somewhat
different from the standard,
one-issue pro-Israel PAC.
This one, chaired by
Leonard Fein, founder of
Moment magazine, is com-
mitted to progressive liberal
philosophical views.
The PAC supports Israel
fully but was founded for
other reasons.
In announcing the PAC's
formation, a press release
stated, "We look for legis-
lators who are progressive
on women's issues — stead-
fastly committed to the
freedom of choice and also on

church-state, civil liberties
and civil rights issues."

Serving on its advisory
committee are a number of
well-known Jewish figures.
Among them are interna-
tional folksinger Theodore
Bikel; retired former direc-
tor for the Washington office
of the American Jewish
Committee Hyman
Bookbinder; past president
of the Conference of Presi-
dents of Major Jewish
Organizations Theodore
Mann; and Democrat Stuart
Eisenstat, who was an ad-
viser to former President
Jimmy Carter. ❑

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