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July 23, 1993 - Image 140

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-07-23

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"We now offer monuments,
and assistance with
selecting appropriate
inscriptions for
everlasting memorials."

Asher Tzvi Tatelbaum

ebrew
emorial
Chapel

Serving the
entire
Detroit
Jewish
community
with dignity,
tradition and
compassion
since 1916.

MINIM

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26640 Greenfield Rd. (313) 543-1622
Oak Park, MI 48237
1-800-736-5033

Give someone another starry night .. .

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A Thoughtful Expression...
With a
Cookie or Candy Tray

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354-3499

Baskets and trays of
gourmet
cookies and- brownies
delivery available

+ American Red Cross

855-1605

Blood Services
Southeastern Michigan Region

Nun
NIBBLES not & enough.

When So Sony is

Send a tray of candy, nuts & fruit

73708088 •

Outside Of Michigan

' , MasterCard,

TH E D E TRO I T J EWIS H N EWS

1-800-752-2133

Specializing in
Shiva Dinners & Trays
DeliVery Available
Under the supervision of the
Council of Orthodox Rabbis
of Greater Detroit

r

Ceramic Tile
Marble
Granite
Whirlpool Tubs
Faucets
Bath Accessories

CERAMIC TILE SALES

33020 NORTHWESTERN

UNIQUE KOSHER
CARRY-OUT & CATERING

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Cookies Etc.

Please give blood.

Special Candy & Sugarfree Available

-

Sweets and-Sympathy
from


another song .. .
another dance .. .
another chance.

140

Talisman Leaves
His CJF Post

Local & Nationwide Delivery

Ti Marble and Granite Shop
23455 Telegraph Rd.
North of / Mile in Southfield
356-6430

Shiva Dinners
and Trays

By

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Specializing In DAIRY TRAYS
• Fruit & Nut Trays • Chocolate Trays • Baskets

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Agglirt4h.

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Washington (JTA) Ensur-
ing that apples in the
supermarket conform to
kosher laws, taking Hopi In-
dians to Israel to discuss ir-
rigation projects and bring-
ing an exhibit of Jewish life
in Central Europe to North
America: These are but
three examples of the
myriad areas into which
Mark Talisman has ven-
tured in his 18 years as di-
rector of the Council of Jew-
ish Federation's Washington
Action Office.
Mr: Talisman stepped
down from his post last week
to open his own office, on
Capitol Hill, where he will
continue to be involved in
many of the same issues that
have shaped his tenure at
CJF.
Mr. Talisman is viewed
here as something of a
Washington institution.
After more than a decade
working for former Rep.
Charles Vanik, D-Ohio, Mr.
Talisman started CJF's
Washington office in his
home in 1975.
It has expanded both in
space and in influence since
then, until, almost two
decades later, it seems there
is no issue in Washington
with which Mr. Talisman
has not been involved at
some point.
In a wide-ranging inter-
view with the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency shortly
before stepping down, Mr.
Talisman recalled an
episode when his son was in
elementary school. -
A teacher had asked each
child in the class what his or
her parents did. The other
children, Mr. Talisman
recalled, answered that their
parents were lawyers, doc-
tors, dentists.
It came time for Mr.
Talisman's son to tell what
his father did, and the boy
was perplexed, unable to
figure out from all his
father's activities exactly
what he did.
Finally, he said, "My
father is king of the Jews."
Mr. Talisman has certain-
ly been active in most issues
of concern to the Jewish
community, particularly on
the domestic side.
He regards domestic issues
as crucial to American Jew-
ish interests.
"I've seen a maturity in
the community regarding
, public policy on domestic
issues," Mr. Talisman said.

Mark Talisman: Stepping down.

While foreign policy issues
can be more immediately ex-
citing, he said, the domestic
issues are the ones "keeping
the community here day b
day."
Working on them can be
"much tougher, it drones on
and on, but it has got to be
done."
A sampling:
In 1977, he helped start a
governmental matching
grant program for Sovie
Jewish emigres that is stil
in existence.
In 1979, his office created a
partnership with the
Department of Housing an
Urban Development to teat
energy conservation tech
niques.
In 1983, he helped treat
an emergency food an
shelter fund through th
Federal Emergenc
Management Agency. H
now sits on the fund's board.
And he is currently work
ing on an irrigation projec
with Hopi Indians, the onl
Native American tribe t
believe in one God, Mr
Talisman said.
He arranged for a group o
Hopi Indians to travel t
Israel and learn abou
Israeli irrigation techniques
Mr. Talisman tells a sto
that he says demonstrate
how well his office function
in getting things ac
complished in Washington.
A few years ago, a friend
his, a rabbi, approached hi
in tears.
The rabbi had jus
discovered that the wax use
in stores to coat apples an
other fruits was beef-base
and thus the fruit was n
longer acceptable uncle
Jewish dietary laws.
Mr. Talisman says h
swung into action, callin

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