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June 25, 1993 - Image 27

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-06-25

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Congregation
Is Adopted

Atthe recent 32nd annual B'nai David
Bonds Vine
Dinner,
new
to George
who over
was $574,851
given the in Unity

rt of the development of the State of
loan dollars was raised in h is support
eaker; Helen
Raymond
Tanter, guest sp
Award in recognition of
are: Professor
Ray Vine; Rabbi Morton F. Yolkut; and Fred
George
Israel. Shown
Brown , dinner co:
Ferber, dinner co-chair.

Meryl C. Podolsky was honored at a Women's Di vision
State the
of Aliyah
Israel
resented
Ida ir Club brunch, where she was p
Award. Go
More Man $1,038,000 was generated in Israel Bonds. Shown are
Bonds
Nancy. Jacobson, GoIda Meir Club Chairwoman; Sheldon A. Goldman,
Metro Detroit Israel Bonds General Chairman; Meryl C. Podolsky; Dr. Ruth
Wisse and Rochelle Lieberman, Wom en's Division Chairwoman.

Schochet Achievement Awards
Are Given To Three Teachers

Nira Lev has been named
recipient of the Schochet
Family Outstanding
Teacher Award, and
Florence Ziffer and Bea
Kriechman will receive
Achievement in Teaching
Awards.
The annu-
al teacher
award is
sponsored by
the Frank
and Freda
Schochet
Fund of the
Federated
Endowment
Fund to rec-
ognize excel-
lence in Jew-
ish educa-
tion. Director
of the Agency
for Jewish
Education
Hebrew Learning Center
and the Community
Jewish High School
Hebrew Department, Mrs.
Lev received the $1,000
cash award for her project
proposal to develop
instruction materials for

teaching conversational
Hebrew in combination
with Jewish and Israeli
culture. The materials are
geared for teens and
adults at the intermediate
and advanced levels.

Nira Lev

In addition to her duties
at AJE, Mrs. Lev is associ-
ate professor of Hebrew at
the Midrasha-College of
Jewish Studies. Previous-
ly, she taught at Oakland
University and the Jewish
Community Center.

Mrs. Kriechman, who
received a $500 award, is
retiring after 47 years in
Jewish education. She has
taught at the Agency for
Jewish Education and its
forerunner since 1946. She

Bea Kriechman

also held teaching posi-
tions at the Rose Sittig
Cohen School, Congre-
gation Ahavas Achim,
Congregation Beth Aaron
and Congregation Beth
Achim. Mrs. Kriechman
was assistant principal

and recently principal at
the Adat Shalom
Synagogue branch of the
AJE. Mrs. Kriechman has
conducted study groups for
the Beth Achim Sisterhood
and taught Hebrew classes
for Hadassah.
Mrs. Ziffer,
who teaches
at Akiva
Hebrew Day
School, also
a
received
cash
$500
A
award.
of
teacher
first and third
grade Hebrew
and religious
studies, Mrs.
Ziffer previ-
ously taught
at the . AJE's
Beth Achim
branch and at
the Community Jewish
High School. She earned a
master's degree in special
education at Columbia
Teachers' College and a
B.A. degree at Yeshiva
University's Stern College
for Women.

The Jewish Congregation
of the city of Minsk in the
republic of Belorus was
adopted by the Metro-
politan Detroit Federation
of Reform Synagogues
(MDFRS) by resolution of
their board of trustees.
With this action, the
Reform Jewish community
of Detroit has committed
itself to support the Minsk
congregation with the
means to provide material,
personal and spiritual
needs required by this
community.
James Jonas, president
of MDFRS, has appointed
Walter M. Stark and
Phyllis Strome as co-chair-
persons of the committee to
co-ordinate this activity.

JWV Plans
Convention

The Jewish War Veterans
will award 24 college schol-
arships.
The $500 scholarship
awards program will be
held in conjunction with
Friday night Sabbath ser-
vices 7 p.m. June 25 at the
JWV Memorial Home.
Other convention activi-
ties June 26 will include 9
a.m. services at Beth
Achim Synagogue, a 2 p.m.
seminar on Veteran bene-
fits by national service offi-
cer, Irving Keller, and a 7
p.m. dinner-dance at
Vladimir's on Grand River.
The June 27 program
will begin with a memorial
service at 9 a.m. and con-
tinue with a business meet-
ing and election of officers.
For information, call the
JWV Memorial Home, 559-
5680.

Art Work Is
Explained

Avraham Leaf, director of
Art Judaica Foundation,
will explain "The Mission,"
a piece commemorating
4,000 years of Jewish histo-

ry.

The session will take
place 7 p.m. June 30 at the
Baldwin Public Library,
Birmingham.
For information, call
Rabbi POttei, 544-8639.

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