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May 28, 1993 - Image 29

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-05-28

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Israel Bonds Honors
George Vine

George Vine

Congregation B'nai David
will pay tribute to longtime
member George Vine at its
32nd- annual Israel Bonds
dinner 6 p.m. June 13 at
the synagogue. Mr. Vine
will receive the prestigious
Unity Award for his work
on behalf of the community
and state of Israel.
Born in Ciechanow,
Poland, Mr. Vine immigrat-
ed to the United States in
1947. He began his new life
in the sweat shops of New
York City and then moved
to Detroit where he worked

as a salesman in the gar-
ment industry. In 1956, Mr.
Vine opened George Vine
Associates, a wholesale
women's sportswear compa-
ny. Today, he continues as
president of that business.
He has been active in
Israel Bonds for more than
20 years and is a member of
the organization's Prime
Minister's Club. In two vis-
its back to Poland, Mr. Vine
participated in the filming
of a documentary on the
Holocaust and helped lead
two groups of teachers from
across the U.S. on an educa-
tional tour of concentration
Mr. Vine is on the board
of the Jewish Community
Center Health Club, a dele-
gate to • the Jewish
Community Council, a
member of B'nai B'rith and
Shaarit Haplaytah, and a
life-time charter member of
the Holocaust Memorial
Center. In addition, he has
established the George Vine
Philanthropic Fund with
the • United Jewish
For information on the
dinner, call Gerry Berkal,

Historians Plan
Annual Lunch

Bernard Wax

The Jewish Historical
Society is planning its
annual luncheon noon
June 13 at the Plaza
Hotel, Southfield.
Bernard wax, director
emeritus of the American
Jewish Historical Society,
will speak on "At the
Edge of the 21st Century:
The Past, Present &
Future of American
The Leonard N. Simons
History Award will be
presented to George M.
Stutz. For information,
call Harriet Siden, 335-

JTS Annual Dinner

Will Honor Students

The Detroit Friends of the
Jewish Theological Semi-
nary of America have dedi-
cated this year's dinner,
June 1 at Congregation
Shaarey Zedek, to Detroit
students studying at the
seminary. Funds raised at
the dinner will be used for
student scholarships for
the more than 500 stu-
dents enrolled in the semi-
nary's four schools.
Area students will be
acknowledged as future
leaders of the Conservative
Movement. Detroiters
enrolled include: Sharyl
Solomon, Adat Shalom,
who is finishing her double
B.A. program at the semi-
nary undergraduate Albert
A. List College and
Columbia University; Amy
Goldstein, a Ph.D. candi-
date in the department of
medieval Jewish history;
Michael Pont of
Congregation Shaarey
Zedek, recently accepted
into the rabbinical school;
Michele Faudem Ershler of
Beth Abraham Hillel
Moses; Avi Friedman of
Beth Achim; Alex
Greenbaum of Beth
Shalom; Ron Kopelman

Neighborhood Project
Plans Family Day

The Neighborhood Pro-
ject's Free Family Fun
Day will be noon-4 p.m.
June 13 at the Jimmy
Prentis Morris Jewish
Community Center and
Oak Park's Charlotte
Rothstein Park.
The afternoon will fea-
ture kosher refreshments
and activities for children,
including a treasure hunt
project, a skatemobile,
clowns, crafts, a puppet

show, games and door
Street Corner, An all-
male musical group, will
perform 50s, 60s and
Motown music at. Roth-
stein Park's stage.
The public is invited to
tour the ongoing renova-
tions of the JPM-JCC. In
addition, the Rudy
Brothers Circus will hold
three performances under
a 1,400-seat "big top" at

the Jewish Center. The
90-minute shows include
performances on a high
wire/trapeze, animal acts,
clowns, jugglers and acro-
bats. Children also will be
able to view the circus ani-
mals between shows.
Free Family Fun Day is
sponsored by the
Neighborhood Project of
the Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Detroit. It is
organized in cooperation

with the Jewish Commun-
ity Center, the city of Oak
Park, Jewish Experiences
For Families and The

Jewish News.
There is a charge for the
circus, and proceeds will
be donated to charities
throughout the communi-
ty. For information about
the Free Family Fun Day,
call the Neighborhood
Project, 967-1112; or JPM-
JCC, 967-4030.

and Francine Green of
Temple Israel.
Other students to be rec-
ognized are: Marcia Tilchin
of Beth Shalom/Adat
Shalom; Cindy Friedman,
B'nai Moshe; Robert
Gamer, Beth Achim; Shula
Fleischer, Adat Shalom;
Stephanie Bash and
Cheryl Cook, both of Adat
Shalom; and Rachel
Tessler, Beth Abraham
Hillel Moses.
This year's dinner also
will acknowledge lay lead-
ers from Detroit syna-
gogues, who will be pre-
sented with the Second
Century Award for com-
mitment to the Jewish
community and fostering
the religious and cultural
traditions of Conservative
Judaism. They include:
William and Susan
Graham, Richard and
Renee Gunsberg, Joel and
Loraine Shapiro, Max M.
Shaye, Howard and Susan
Tapper. The dinner speak-
er will be Shoshana
For information or for
dinner reservations, call
JTS, 258-0055.


A sampling of Jewish
communal events:

June 1
Jewish Theological
Seminary dinner,
Shaarey Zedek,
6 p.m.
ZOA reception for
Ezekiel Leikin,
Beth Achim, 7:30
June 3
Home for Aged
installation, B'nai
Moshe, 11 a.m.





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