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October 16, 1992 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-10-16

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German Ambassador
Hears Concerns

LESLEY PEARL STAFF WRITER

O

n Oct. 8, in the en-
tryway of the Holo-
caust Memorial
Center, Jewish Community
Council President Jeannie
Weiner handed German
Ambassador to the United
States Immo Stabreit the
concerns of the community.
The brief letter expressed
concern about recent ethnic
violence in Germany — es-
pecially the burning of a
barracks at the site of
Sachenhausen concentration
camp. In the letter, the
Council acknowledged the
efforts of the German
government to live in peace
and urged officials to take a
stand against neo-Nazi ac-
tivity.
Mr. Stabreit accepted the
letter and responded before
touring the Memorial
Center. "We are just as con-
cerned about this violence,"
he said. "But I am very op-
timistic."
He suggested three ways of
dealing with neo-Nazi upris-

Jeannie Weiner and Immo Stabreit

ings — through the existing
laws and courts of Germany,
education and exploring the
social roots of the outbursts.
"The vast majority of
Germans condemn this type
of behavior," Mr. Stabreit
said. "But I don't see a
danger of anti-Semitism
becoming a movement.
When it (anti-Semitism)
happens in Germany, it has
a specific weight. But unfor-
tunately, anti-Semitism
happens everywhere." ❑

Yad Ezra Appeal
Nets 20,000 Pounds

KIMBERLY LIFTON STAFF WRITER

hanks to the genero-
sity of area temples
and synagogues, Yad
Ezra has enough food on its
shelves to feed area Jewish
hungry for a month.

A Yom Kippur appeal to
he community through par-
ticipating congregations
netted an estimated 20,000
pounds of food for Yad Ezra,
il the kosher food bank, offi-
cials said.
,
"This is extraordinary,"
I said Yad Ezra President
Howard Zoller. "We are
L overwhelmed with the re-
/ sponse, and we appreciate
/ the help. Now we need ongo-
ing support."
This was a new kind of ap-
peal for Yad Ezra, whose
- client base has grown from
265 families (600 people) to
=c 550 families (1,200 people)
since it opened in February
1990. In its first month, the
food pantry distributed
11,000 pounds of food.
Today, Yad Ezra distributes
between 20,000 and 25,000

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pounds of food each month.

More than 13,000 bags
bearing the Yad Ezra label
were printed and sent to
area congregations for
distribution. Congregants
were asked to fill the bags
with kosher food, then
return them to their syn-
agogue.

Bags and boxes of food
came pouring into the area's
only kosher food pantry in
record amounts. Some was
not kosher and was taken to
the Oakland County Food
Bank in exchange for credits
to purchase kosher food, offi-
cials said.
"We had participation
from just about every temple
and synagogue," Mr. Zoller
said "Some small shuls
brought in 200 to 300 pounds
of food. That is incredible."

Next, Yad Ezra will host a
walk-a-thon for children, to
be held Oct. 25 at the Maple-
Drake Jewish Community
Campus. ❑

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ON THOUSANDS OF
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✓ porch lights

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warehouse, showrooms and back rooms.
We'll make it worth your while to come get it
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Choose from: floor samples
scratch
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YOU'LL FIND LIGHTING
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