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March 12, 1993 - Image 27

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-03-12

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► JE Remembers

Warsaw Ghetto

a ,
Children from Congregation Shaarey Zedek's Beth Hayeled joined with resi-
dents at the Jewish Home for Aged's Borman Hall for Purim songs, treats and
mask-making.

Brandeis University
Holds All-Day Event

Albert Axelrod

"University on Wheels," an
all-day cultural event spon-
sored by the Brandeis
University National Wo-
men's Committee, Greater
Detroit chapter, will take
place March 31 at the
Bloomfield Township Lib-
> rary, Telegraph and Lone
Pine roads, beginning at
9:45 a.m. A donation, which
benefits Brandeis University
libraries, includes lunch. For
information or to make
reservations, call Marjory
Raskin, 626-8665; or Harriet
Colman, 626-1743.
This year's speakers will
be Rabbi Albert Axelrod,
chaplain and B'nai B'rith
Hillel director at Brandeis
University; and Hope
Palmer, art historian and
lecturer at University of
Michigan-Dearborn and
Oakland Community Col-

Hope Palmer

lege. Rabbi Axelrod will dis-
cuss "Mixed Marriages and
the Jewish Community: A
Rational Alternative to
Company Policy." Ms.
Palmer's talk, titled "Two
Hands — One Heart," will
offer a presentation of recent
art by artists who have a
Jewish heritage.
Rabbi Axelrod is a long-
time activist, known for his
commitment to such causes
as peace, social justice and
human-civil-minority rights.
He also is the author of
three books.
Palmer has
Hope
advanced degrees in art and
art history from the
University of Michigan. She
is teaching art and art histo-
ry at University of
Michigan-Dearborn and
Oakland Community Col-
lege.

"The Spirit of Jewish
Survival," a program com-
memorating the 50th
anniversary of the Warsaw
Ghetto uprising, will be
held at the Agency for
Jewish Education 7:30 p.m.
March 22. The program will
honor the spirit of Jewish
survival as embodied by the
Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto,
who fought insurmountable
odds against Hitler's reign
of genocide.
The speaker will be Dr.
Sidney Bolkosky, Holocaust
scholar and historian. In
addition, attendees will
view documentary film, "A
Day in Warsaw," which
depicts Jewish life in pre-
war Warsaw. There will be
a candle-lighting ceremony
to honor the memory of the
6 million Jews who were
slaughtered by the Nazis.
The program is the result
of a collaboration of organi-
zations acting on a proposal
by the Jewish Community
Council's Holocaust
Committee. In addition to
the Council, program spon-
sors are Hidden Children
Organization In Michigan,
Children of Holocaust
Survivors Association in
Michigan (C.H.A.I.M.),
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith and Jewish
Historical Society of
Michigan.
The program is free and
open to the public.

Beth Achim Men
Hear Bluestone

The Men's Club of Con-
gregation Beth Achim will
host a fraternal get-
together 9 a.m. March 21
at the synagogue. Morn-
ing services will be fol-
lowed by breakfast.
The speaker will be
Irving Bluestone, former
president of the U.A.W.
and co-author of the book,

The Need For Labor
Movement Change. Mr.

Bluestone will address
the historical develop-
ment of the unions and
Jewish leaders. There is a
charge.
For reservations by
March 17, call the syna-
gogue office, 352-8670.

N usbaums Chair
Independence Day

The Nusbaums

Irving and Barbara Nus-
baum will chair the Jewish
community's annual Israel
Independence Day celebra-
tion in May. The celebra-
tion will mark Israel's 45th
anniversary of statehood.
A past president of
Detroit Men's ORT, Mr.
Nusbaum is a board mem-
ber of Jewish Family
Service, Southfield Feder-
ation for the Arts and
Holocaust Memorial Cen-
ter.
Mrs. Nusbaum is on the
executive committee of
Resettlement Service and
served for four years as
acculturation chairman of
Jewish Experiences For
Families.
The Israel Independence
Day celebration will begin
May 2 with the annual Quiz
Bowl, when students from
area Hebrew schools will
compete for prizes based on
their knowledge of Israel.
On May 12 at 6:30 p.m.,
Jewish Experiences For
Families will present a
mini-mega mission through
the tastes, sights, sounds
and smells of Israel at the
Jimmy Prentis Morris
Jewish Community Center.
Families with children
under 7 will be invited to
participate in Israeli danc-
ing, crafts, cooking and
more. The program will be
repeated at the Maple-
Drake Jewish Center fol-
lowing the Walk for Israel.
The observance will con-
tinue May 12 with a Yom
Hazikaron (Israel Remem-

brance Day) memorial to
Israel's fallen soldiers. A
letter-writing campaign will
match Detroit families with
those in Israel who lost
loved ones in Israel's wars.
On May 15 at 9:30 p.m.,
the Israeli performing
troupe Gevatron will sing
Jewish, Chasidic, Russian,
Ukrainian and original
songs. Admission is $10.
The celebration will be
highlighted by the annual
Walk for Israel, leaving
11:30 a.m. from the Jewish
Community Campus in
West Bloomfield. The 3.5-
mile walk this year will
have a new route.
After the walk, there will
be family activities at the
Maple-Drake Jewish Com-
munity Center, including
games, an indoor Israeli
street fair, crafts, exhibits
and entertainment.
Ohio Congressman Eric
Fingerhut will speak after
the walk on "U.S.-Israel
Relations."
The celebration will con-
clude on May 23 at the
United Hebrew Schools
Building in Southfield with
a Jerusalem Day commemo-
ration for teens and college
students, sponsored by the
Detroit Zionist Federation.
There will be a song con-
test, Israeli dancing, pizza
party and exhibit about
study-in-Israel programs.
Bus transportation to the
walk will be available at a
small charge from the
Jimmy Prentis Morris
Jewish Community Center.
Among the sponsoring
organizations are: the
Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Detroit and
its Israel Desk, Jewish
Community Council, Jewish
Community Center, Jewish
Experiences For Families,
Detroit Zionist Federation,
Jewish Educators Council
and The Jewish News.
Sponsorship opportuni-
ties are available, and vol-
unteers are welcome.
Pre-registration for the
walk is requested. For reg-
istration, sponsorship or
volunteer information, or
bus transportation, call
Andrea Polk, 642-4260.

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