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December 25, 1992 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-12-25

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COMPILED BY ELIZABETH APPLEBAUM

One Year After Bombing,
Zagreb Jewish Center Reopens

Hebrew texts to comput-
ers.
Since the end of World
War II, programming and
aid for Zagreb and all
other former Yugoslav
Jewish com-
munities have
come from the
American
Jewish Joint
Distribution
Committee.
JDC Presi-
dent Sylvia
Hassenfeld
(see photo)
, affixed the
center's new
mezuzah upon
the building's opening.
Few Jews in Zagreb
have left the city despite
the civil war there.
"This is a state in the
making," said Miki Gelb, a
businessman who spent
the past year helping with
the community's recon-
struction. "It will be
another five or 10 years
before this country is
built. As Jews, we get
along with our neighbors.
We want to help our coun-
try."

ore than 5,000
.1Viguests attended
the recent reopen-
iniu of the Jewish
Community Center of
Zagreb, capital city of the
former Yugo-
slav republic
, ei Croatia.
The celebra-
tion was held
one year after
a bomb ripped
through the
1-- building, caus-
ing damage in
the tens of
millions of
dollars. No
( one claimed
responsibility, and no
clues have yet been found.
With long-term, low-
7' interest loans and grants
from the Croation govern-
ment, this Jewish commu-
nity of 1,400 has rebuilt a
center that includes a
kindergarten (where 18
pupils study) and a youth
club where teens regularly
publish a newsletter and
hold seminars. The center
also features a synagogue,
theater and a library with
everything from ancient

Fo

P'TACH Creates
New Hotline

A

new toll-free num-
ber has been estab-
lished to help Jew-
ish educators, parents and
professionals from related
fields seeking advice on
working with learning dis-
abled youth or with chil-
dren who require special
assistance.
The hotline, established
by P'TACH (Parents for
Torah for All Children),
will feature educators,
psychologists and rabbinic
authorities. Since its
establishment last month,
the service already has
received dozens of calls
with questions ranging
from behavior manage-
ment to available curricu-
lum to special learning
problems.
Calls may be placed any
time, day or night.
The number is 1-800-
526-3364.

Bronfman Scholarships Available

A

pplications are now
available for the
1993 Bronfman
Youth Fellowship in
Israel.
The fellowships, in
their seventh year, offer
an opportunity for 25
students entering their
senior year of high school
to spend five weeks in
Israel this summer.
Fellows will be chosen on
the basis of character,
intellectual interests,
special talents and lead-
ership qualities.
living
in
While
Jerusalem, the Bronfman
Fellows participate in
seminars and dialogues
with a diverse rabbinic
faculty, representing a
wide range of Jewish per-
spectives. They explore
Jewish texts against the
background of Israel's
land, culture and cus-
toms. The Bronfman

.

Youth Fellowships pro-,
gram begins on July 11
with a two-day seminar
in New York City. The
students will return from
Israel on Aug. 18. All
meals will be kosher. All
expenses are covered by
the program, including
round-trip international
transportation, room and
board, travel in Israel
and incidentals.
High school students in
the United States and
Canada who will be
seniors in the fall of 1993
may obtain application
forms and detailed infor-
mation by writing the
Bronfman Youth Fellow-
ships in Israel, 17 Wilbur
St., Albany, N.Y. 12202,
or by calling (518) 465-
6575.
Completed applications
must be postmarked no
later than Feb. 1.

Bourbon Makes
Kosher Debut
In The U.S

N

ow here's something
worth drinking to.
Royal Kedem of
New York recently an-
nounced that it will be the
exclusive international
marketing agent of Old
Williamsburg, the first-
ever kosher-certified bour-
bon.
Produced by Old Wil-
liamsburg Products, Co.,
in Princeton, Minn., the
bourbon will conform to
all halachic guidelines.
"Finally, here is a bour-
bon Jews can enjoy from a
kashrut standpoint with-
out giving up anything in
taste or quality," said Jay.
Buchsbaum, Royal Ked-
em's vice president.

T

he first Internation-
al Conference on
Mishpat Ivri (Jew-
ish law), cosponsored by
Dor Hamshech-World
Zionist Organization, the
Institute of Traditional
Judaism, Bar-Ilan Uni
versity, Hebrew Univer-
sity Law School and the
International Association
of Jewish Lawyers and
Jurists, will be held Feb.
14 15 in New York.
Some 24 academic,
legal and rabbinic schol-
ars from around the
world --- including
Menachern Elon, deputy
president of the Israel
Supreme Court, and
.Colurnbia University
Professor David Weiss
Halivni — will make pre-
sentations at the two-day
conference.

-

The overall program
will be concerned with
how Jewish law deals
with issues ranging from
ritual to the social and
ethical, and in particular
how it influences the
"secular" law of the State
of Israel. The talmudic
roots of modern legal
policies also will be con-
sidered. Among the con-
ference themes will be
"Women's Suffrage," 'The
Components of Hala.cb.ic
Conversion" and "Human
Dignity and Personal
Freedom: Jewish and
Democratic Values:
Israel's. New Civil Rights
Law."
For information or to
register for the confer-
ence, call the Inter-
national Conference at
(212)'339-6074.

A Wrinkle
In Time

And A Good Year
To You, Too

T

is the season, it
seems, for just about
everyone to wish just
about everyone else the
merriest of Christmases.
"Ho, ho, ho, little girl,"
strangers will say to a
passing child. "Are you
one of Santa's little
helpers?" or how about
"What will be under your
Christmas tree, little
boy?"
So it's s00000 nice when
somebody you least expect
remembers that not all of
us celebrate Jesus' birth.
The Goodyear sign
accompanying that great
big tire on 1-94 near
Detroit Metro Airport reg-
ularly announces the
numbers of tires produced.
Other messages also flash
across the screen. But
none are so cheery as the
one there now: "Merry
Christmas; Happy Hanuk-
kah."
Thank you, Goodyear.
We'll never tire of your
thoughtfulness.

N

o wonder that man
of yours never takes
a second look at
stores featuring Younger
Than Springtime beauty
cream.
New research conducted
at the Hebrew University
of Jerusalem at long last
confirms — wow, just
what we wanted to have
confirmed — the old adage
that women wrinkle more
than men.
The research shows a
substantial rise in the
amount of wrinkles that
appear in women's skin
after menopause, accom-
panied by a sharp fall in
skin oiliness and mois-
ture. Men of a similar age,
by contrast, have only a
slight increase in wrinkles
and no great loss of oili-
ness and moisture.
This great news was
uncovered by Professor
Shabtay Dikstein of the
Cell Pharmacology Unit of
the Hebrew University
School of Pharmacy, who
has developed a number of
instruments for measur-
ing skin variables, includ-
ing surface oiliness, acidi-
ty, moisture and softness.

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