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December 25, 1992 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-12-25

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JNF Servicemen
Make Headlines



year), and add to the
agenda Simon House
transitional home for
women with AIDS and
their children, Baldwin
Human Services Center
in Pontiac and Turning
r - Point shelter for victims
1 of domestic violence in
( 1 Macomb County.
"YAD has always been
= into volunteering," said
Rick Krosnick, director
of YAD. "We have the
day off from work on
Christmas with not
much to do. This is a way
to relieve non-Jewish
"Federation agencies
will always be a number
one priority for us. But
by offering our services
into the non-Jewish com-
munity we evolve," he
Volunteers will pre-
pare and serve meals at
Baldwin Human Services
Center, Turning Point
and Simon House. They

will visit with residents
at Jewish Federation
Apartments and Jewish
Home for Aged. At Sinai
Hospital, the volunteers
will work in pairs in
nursing units, the emer-
gency room and nurs-
eries. They will also cir-
culate the hospital's gift
and library carts.
Although no doctors
have made an organized
effort to work their off
hours at Sinai, Jewish
medical professionals are
known to volunteer their
time — lightening the
load for others.
Many local police and
fire departments receive
offers of volunteer help
on Christmas Day. How-
ever, most turn down the
well-intentioned offers —
juggling schedules with-
in the department.
"Christmas is normally
a slow day for us," said
Officer Lowell Moore of


The Rishon Section of the Jewish Federation Business and Professional
Women's Division raised over $15,000 - a 32 percent increase over last year
from the same contributors - at a fund raiser on behalf of the 1993 Allied
Jewish Campaign. Sandy Shipper chairs the section, and Debbie Levin,
Marcy Gottesman, Gail Alpert and Helene Cohen (not shown) are associate

Early Deadlines

The Jewish News will have early news and advertising
deadlines for the issues of Jan. 1 and Jan. 8.

Jan. 1 deadlines:

Display ads, noon Wednesday, Dec. 23
Classified ads, noon Monday, Dec. 28
Local news, noon Tuesday, Dec. 22

Jan. 8 deadline:

Local news, noon Tuesday, Dec. 29

the Southfield Police
Department. "The offers
are kind, but there are
many other sorts of orga-
nizations that need help
this time of year."
Volunteer Impact recent-
ly visited Simon House
in Detroit — bringing
personalized gifts deliv-
ered by a Jewish Santa
Claus and conducting
programming with the
children. On Christmas
Day, the three-year-old
group will pack 1,500
meals from 6 a.m to 11
a.m. for Detroit Area
Agency for Aging's Meals
on Wheels program.
Not a specifically
Jewish volunteer service,
Volunteer Impact's mail-
ing list boasts 2,700 indi-
viduals serving more
than 60 agencies. Its
founder, Liz Kanter, is
"We have volunteers
from every Zip Code,"
Ms. Kanter said. "We're
trying to bridge the gap
of cultures and religions
and to humanize the
In preparation for the
holiday season this De-
cember, Volunteer Im-
pact has worked with
Pontiac Area
Transitional Housing, St.
Vincent's and Sarah
Fisher Home For
Children, Coalition Of
Temporary Shelters
(COTS), Focus Hope and
Habitat For Humanity.
For nearly 40 years,
the brotherhood of
Temple Beth El has
focused on working to
help the needy. The first
Sunday of each month,
members of brotherhood
lend a hand at COTS.
In the past on Dec. 25,
the brotherhood and its
volunteers have worked
at area hospitals, reliev-
ing staff and visiting
patients. This year, vol-
unteers will serve a mid-
day dinner to 250 people
at Christ Cornerstone
Missionary Baptist
Church in Detroit.
From 9 a.m. to noon,
the brotherhood cuisine
committee will cook up
fried chicken, potatoes
and other treats. Dinner
will be served at 2 p.m. ❑



n honor of the national
JNF conference at the
Book-Cadillac Hotel,
Mayor Jeffries set aside
Saturday as Jewish Na-
tional Fund Sabbath in a
special proclamation. A
banquet to conclude the
sessions honored Dr. Israel
Goldstein for his 10 years
of service as the president
of the JNF of America.
Local and state commit-
tees, branches of the
Jewish Welfare Board,
were serving servicemen in
14 military units. In rec-
ognizing the various orga-
nizations and their contri-
butions, special mention
was made of Samuel
Rubiner, chairman of the
Detroit Army and Navy
Committee, and Mrs. Hen-
ry Wineman, president of
Travelers' Aid.
A new weapon was
introduced in fighting the
war of misinformation
about Jews. The Anti-
Defamation League pub-
lished a book, Questions
and Answers Concerning
the Jews, with much of the
information arising from a
gathering in which
Christians raised ques-
tions about their Jewish
As the new year ap-
proached, local synagogues
were called on to hold spe-
cial services to protest
Nazi atrocities and to
mourn 2,000,000 Jewish
martyrs who were mur-
dered in Europe; this call
conformed with President
Roosevelt's call to all reli-
gious elements in the coun-
try to register protest.
The Jewish Radio Hour
celebrated its 13th an-
niversary. The directors,
Mr. and Mrs. Hyman
Altman, were honored by
having 600 trees planted
in Israel in their name by
friends and organizations.
Daniel Temchin, region-
al president of Midwestern
Mizrachi, issued a plea to
Detroit Orthodox Jewry to
support the militant move-
ment to build a religious
Palestine by participating
in the 31st anniversary of
the founding of Mizrachi.
Under the leadership of
Rabbi Moshe Rotenberg
and with financial aid from
Mr. and. Mrs. Samuel

Chachmey Lublin planned
a remodeling of its build-
ing at Linwood and
Elmhurst. Joseph Bern-
stein was honorary chair-
man of the committee
planning a dinner to honor
the 50th birthday of Dr.
Shmarya Kleinman at
Workmen's Circle Hall.
The Detroit Hebrew Hos-
pital Association reelected
Dr. Leon Katzin as its
president. Ida Baker,
Sarah Goldman and
Miriam Shelovsky were
responsible for raising
$1,170 for European and
Palestinian yeshivot.
Looking back 20 years,
the paper listed these as
some of the events that
made the news. The JDC
and the Soviet govern-
ment reached an agree-
ment to make available
1,600 tons of coal to heat
institutions maintained by
the JDC. The president of
the Argentine republic
received a delegation led
by the chief rabbi of the
Jewish community. David
Brown of Detroit, chair-
man of the American
Jewish Relief Drive, met
with President Harding in
connection with a possible
U.S. loan to Russia.
There were several
important changes in the
local scene. The Detroit
Institute of Technology
went co-ed. Due to gaso-
line rationing, the Myer
Kaufman Insurance Agen-
cy moved from the Fox
Theater Building to Glynn
Court and requested that
clients save gas and tires
by making payments by
mail. Those who remem-
ber having to substitute
oleo for butter will espe-
cially appreciate the
notice inserted by the
Perwein Pastry Shop to
the effect that they were
still using "the finest but-
ter" in all baked goods
that called for butter.
Bar mitzvah boys in-
cluded Gerald Miller,
Edwin Lewison and David
Weiner. Newly married
couples were Elaine
Rosenberg and Charles
Canvasser, Eada Ruben-
stein and Seymour
Barrier, Lucille Lasky and
William Silver. 1:3









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