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April 23, 1993 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-04-23

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B'nai B'rith Youth Hold
Open House at JCC

Congregation B'nai Moshe of West Bloomfield

proudly presents

The

30th Annual Cantonal Concert

featuring

Cantor Aaron Bensoussan

Cantor Pau( Kowarsky

TEMPLE BETH SHALOM
ROSLYN HEIGHTS, NEW YORK

BETH TZEDEC
TORONTO, CANADA

Cantor Louis Vein

CONGREGATION B'NAI MOSHE

In a program of Hebrew, Yiddish and Cantonal- Masterpieces

RUTH UTTMANN STAFF WRITER

I

n an all-out effort to re-
cruit new members, the
B'nai B'rith Youth Orga-
nization (BBYO) will hold
an open house at the
Maple/Drake Jewish Com-
munity Center 2 p.m. this
Sunday.
The open house differs from
previous BBYO recruitment
drives, which have been host-
ed by individual chapters.
This one, hosted by the en-
tirety of BBYO, aims to give
potential members a look at
the youth group as a whole:-
The open house will introduce
Jewish eighth- and ninth-
graders to most of BBYO's 32
chapters in metropolitan De-
troit and Windsor.
Open house organizers rec-
ognize the challenge of sus-
taining youth groups in the
1990s.
"It used to be when you
were growing up in Detroit,
most Jewish kids went to a
few high schools," said Sheri
Schiff, an adult board mem-
ber of BBYO. "Our kids are so
spread out today. Our world
has gotten so much larger. We
needed one central event so
that the kids can come and
look and see and get to know
people. Then they can think
about affiliating with a cer-

tain chapter.
"Kids don't affiliate because
they don't know (BBYO chap-
ters) exist," she said. "We felt
we needed to provide some
type of program that puts the
whole palette on the table."
The event also will serve to
boost youth group member-
ship, leaders hope.
Arnie Weiner, executive di-
rector of Michigan BBYO,
says that the youth group's
membership fluctuates each
year, but in the past decade it
has decreased from 1,248 in
1982 to 1,070 last year.
"There's been a big move-
ment in the Jewish commu-
nity. Southfield used to be the
major focus of BBYO activi-
ties," he said. "We want to
maintain chapters in South-
field, but it's tough — just for
lack of kids."
Student BBYO leaders Jeff
Gell and Amy Jablin hope
Sunday's open house will at-
tract a crowd.
"I want (potential mem-
bers) to see how diverse
BBYO is and how they can
find . their own niche in the
group," Amy said.
Said Jeff: "I hope they'll see
the warmth and the friend-
ships BBYO members share
with each other." 111

TUESDAY, MAY 18, 1993 8:00 P.M.

in the Main Sanctuary
6800 DRAKE S. OF MAPLE, WEST BLOOMFIELD

Call 788-0600 for further information

Public Invited

No Charge

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Hezbollah Claims
Bomb Attack

Jerusalem (JTA) — The fun-
damen.talist Hezbollah
movement has claimed
responsibility for an attack
that left two members of the.
Israeli-backed South Leb-
anon Army dead and ,three
others wounded.
In response to the attack,
which occurred in the
Israeli- controlled border
security zone, the Israeli .
Defense Force and SLA im-
mediately began shelling
Hezbollah targets.
The hostilities followed a
Katyusha rocket attack in
the security zone.
The attack was the first
such action to follow last
week's alleged attempt by
the IDF to assassinate ter-
rorist leader Samir Suwaden

in a village north of the
security zone.

Mr. Suwaden is a leading
member. of the POpular'
.Front for the Liberation . of:
Palestine and apparently
has been on Israel's wanted
list for years. He reportedly
was wounded in the attack,
which killed his wife, child
and driver.
Maj. Gen. Yitzhak
Mordechai, IDF commander
of the northern region, said
Hezbollah and other ter-
rorist organizations are ex-
pected to step up their ac-
tivities with the approach of
Israeli Independence Day
next Monday and the
resumption of the Middle
East peace talks.

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