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April 23, 1993 - Image 25

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-04-23

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A fresh look at some of the stories we reported on in the past weeks.

1500
Pounds
And
Growing

LESLEY PEARL

STAFF WRITER

D

etroit-area Jews
were generous.
Project Chametz, a
joint effort be-
tween the Jewish Com-
munity Council and The
Jewish News, collected
approximately 1500
pounds of food for De-
troit's homeless and hun-
gry in the days prior to
Pesach.
The program, in its
fourth year, was devel-
oped as a way for Jews to

Jerusalem
Meeting
Next
Month

ELIZABETH APPLEBAUM

ASSISTANT EDITOR

Feminist
( Seder
A Hit

KIMBERLY LIFTON

STAFF WRITER

I

he Detroit Women's
Forum's annual
feminist seder last
week drew nearly
100 women from Detroit
and the suburbs to read
from the women's Hag-
gadah and to hear
author Esther Broner
read excerpts from her
newest book,
The

Telling.

The group also partici-
pated in a makeshift
seder, in which stories

New District
Moves Levin
To The East

KIMBERLY LIFTON

STAFF WRITER

Sander Levin

kosher their homes for
Passover while helping
the community. The
unopened, non-perish-
able goods were donated
to the St. Vincent De
Paul Society and the
Food Bank of Oakland
County.
Drop-off sites, from
March 29 through April
4, included both Jewish
Community Centers and
the Agency for Jewish
Education building.

Janelle Miller, chair-
man of Project Chametz,
was pleased with the
amount of food collected
— about 500 pounds
more than in 1992.
"We are proud to be
part of a very generous
community, a community
whose observance of
Passover calls upon us to
say, in the words of the
Haggadah, let all who
are hungry come and
eat,' "Ms. Miller said.

ews from through-
out the world are
expected at the
Prime Minister's
Conference, to be held
next month in Israel in
celebration of the 25th
anniversary of the reuni-
fication of Jerusalem.
The conference marks
the conclusion of a year-
long observance, a high-
light of which was distri-
bution of the Jerusalem
Covenant. Hundreds of
synagogues nationwide,
including the Young

Israels of West Bloom-
field, Oak-Woods, South-
field and Greenfield,
received copies of the
petitions calling on sup-
port for recognition of
Jerusalem as Israel's
capital.
Signed petitions, each
of which was more than
4 feet long, were re-
turned to the New York-
based National Council
of Young Israel, which
forwarded them to Israel
where they were record-
ed in government ar-

chives.
The Prime Minister's
Conference will feature
guest appearances by
Prime Minister Yitzhak
Rabin, Jerusalem Mayor
Teddy Kollek and Minis-
ter for Foreign Affairs
Shimon Peres. Programs
include meetings with
new ohm (immigrants),
and forums on the
archaeology of Jerusalem
and Jerusalem as an eco-
nomic center.

were told through the
eyes of Miriam, and each
participant replaced
prayers for the wine with
feminist lines.
As women lifted the
first cup of wine, they
chanted, "We begin our
journey." And for the last
cup of wine, they read
from the Haggadah, "We
have been, and still are,
on our journey. We feel
our strength at this
moment in history. We

look to our new women
leaders."
Reading from the
Haggadah were Jewish
women, black women,
teen-age girls, mothers
and daughters, singles
and grandmothers.
Speaking at the podium
was Ruth Driker Kroll,
who founded the Detroit
Women's Forum for the
American Jewish Com-
mittee 18 years ago.
"Why is this Haggadah

different from traditional
Haggadot?" a woman
read. "Because this
Haggadah deals with the
exodus of women."
Ms. Broner, who spoke
on Thursday for students
at the University of
Michigan Hillel in Ann
Arbor, told stories of the
annual Passover seders
in which she participates
with Gloria Steinem and
other Jewish feminists.

hen word of
Michigan's de-
creasing popula-
tion changed
congressional districts
throughout the state,
Rep. Sander Levin and
his friend, then Rep.
Dennis Hertel, were in a
quandary.
They were merged into
the same area, now
called the 12th Congres-
sional District.
Mr. Hertel opted to
retire from Congress,

throwing his support to
his longtime friend, Mr.
Levin. That solved one
problem.
In November, Mr.
Levin won in his new
district, moving his con-
stituent base a bit fur-
ther east. Yet his office
was in Southfield, now
the westernmost portion
of his district.
There was a simple
answer to this dilemma:
he moved his office.
On April 1, the 12th

Congressional District
offices relocated from
Southfield to Sterling
Heights. The new ad-
dress is 2107 East 14
Mile Road, Room 130.
The phone- number is
268-4444. The office is
located about one mile
east of the Oakland Mall.
"We are now smack
center in the district,"
says Susan Miller, who
manages the Michigan
office.

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