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March 04, 1994 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-03-04

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COMPILED BY ELIZABETH APPLEBAUM

Institute Seeks
Survivors With
Chicago Connection

T

he Spertus Institute of
Jewish Studies is gather-
ing names of Holocaust
victims who were friends or rel-
atives of Chicago residents. The
names will be added to a video
scroll at the Zell Holocaust
Memorial, to be shown April 10
during a children's education
program in observance of Yom
HaShoah.
Include the name of the in-
dividual and details about his
life and fate and send to Yom

HaShoah Program, Spertus
Museum, 618 S. Michigan Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60605. For infor-
mation, call Paula Chaiken
(312) 322-1747.

The Magic Bus (Stop)

T

1 Aviv — An Israeli ad-
vertising company has
patented a novel concept
in attracting the public's atten-
tion: singing bus stops. Thanks
to Poster Media, the Tel Aviv-
based specialists in outdoor ad-
vertising, passengers in Israel

are being serenaded by famil-
iar jingles as they wait for their
bus.
It works like this: a person
entering a bus shelter activates
a sensor which, in turn, causes
a computer chip to render a jin-
gle associated with the adver-

tising poster featured in the
shelter.
The singing bus stops have
been installed in 50 bus shel-
ters in the greater Tel Aviv
area. In the coming months,
more than 50 more bus stops
will join ship.

ORTnet To Link Community

A

computer network that
will link Jewish schools
and communities
throughout the world was un-
veiled at the American ORT
National Conference, held re-
cently in Atlanta.
Designed by the London-
based World ORT Union De-
partment of Information Tech-

nology, ORTnet will allow Jews
in geographically remote areas,
such as those in Eastern Eu-
rope, access to ORT technology
and enable them to participate
in ORT programs of study.
"Distance will no longer be
an obstacle to students seeking
ORT training," said World ORT
Union President David Her-
melin of Detroit.
"An ORT student
in Atlanta will be
able to work on
projects jointly
with students at
ORT schools in
Tel Aviv, Paris,
Bombay or any-
where else in the-
world."
The Russian
government al-
ready has offered
to finance ORT
programs. More
than half the
places will be re-
served for Jewish
Michael Slain, director of the World ORT Union Department of
students.
Information Technology.

Lilith Creates

Talent Bank

L

ilith, the Jewish feminist
magazine, is creating a
i "talent bank" of Jewish
women to serve as speakers, ad-
visers and board members of
Jewish organizations.
The National Women's Tal-
ent Bank and Resource Net-
work will work as a clearing-
house for Jewish women
throughout the country. Its goal
is to see an increased presence
of women in Jewish leadership
positions and as spokesmen for
the Jewish community.
For information, contact
Lilith, (212) 757-0818.

Marc Chagall

Sotheby's Sets Israel Sale

S

otheby's auction house
will celebrate its 10th an-
niversary in Israel with a
sale of 19th- and 20th-century
paintings, drawings and sculp-
ture on April 4, and a collection
of Judaica items on April 6 at
the Tel Aviv Hilton. Among the
items to be included in the sale
is Marc Chagall's Souvenir de
Paris, a celebration of his life-
long affair with the city; a group

of works representative of the
Israeli abstract schools of the
1950s and '60s; a 1732 burial
society beaker from Alsbach,
Germany; and a Ukrainian
Chanukah lamp from the ear-
ly 19th century.
Founded in 1744 in London,
Sotheby's has 40 offices
throughout Europe, North and
South America and Asia.

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