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April 01, 1994 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-04-01

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he American Gathering-
Federation ofJewish Holo-
caust Survivors is
sponsoring summer fellowships
for secondary school educators
who conduct courses on the
The three-week seminar,
which will focus on teaching
the Holocaust, begins July 5. It
is open to men and women of
all faiths.
In Poland, teachers will vis-
it former centers ofJewish cul-
ture as well as Nazi death
camps. In Israel, the program
will include study at the Yad
Vashem Documentation and
Research Center in Jerusalem
and the Ghetto Fighters House
at Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot.
Participants pay $1,750,
which includes travel from
New York, hotels, two meals a
day and side trips.
The application deadline for
this summer's program is April
15. For information, write the
Summer Fellowship Program,
Jewish Labor Committee, 25
E. 21st St., New York, NY


Daddy Dearest And Ivana Be In Hadassa

ollywood" founder
Dolly Parton has
written a letter of
apology for her comment, in a
January issue of Vogue, that
she decided not to do a TV se-
ries about a gospel singer be-
cause "everybody's afraid
to touch anything that's
religious because
most of the people out
here (in Hollywood)
are Jewish, and it's a
frightening thing for
them to promote Chris-





her), her father.
"I'm very pleased and
I feel lucky to have two fathers,"
Rhonda Ross told "Hard Copy."
"These are two wonderful men
who are in my life that I'm re-
ally happy to have in my life."
Rhonda Ross, 22, performs
jazz at a night club in New
You just never know what
that Ivana will do next!
The former Mrs. The Don-
ald recently hosted a kosher
party at Trump Tower for the
New York chapter of Hadassah.

According to
the Jewish Week, Ivana held the
cocktail reception as a precur-
sor to a Hadassah dinner in
honor of playwright Wendy
Wasserstein. Among the guests
were Dr. Ruth Westheimer and
Tovah Feldshuh, who was just
in Detroit for a Federation
Women's Division program.
During the party, chapter
president Theda Zuckerman
made Ivana a lifetime member
of Hadassah, as "an expression
of our deep appreciation for your
kindness and support."



he United Jewish Ap-
peal is set to hold its first
"Interfaith Couples Mis-
sion" to Israel this June, host-
ed by Mark and Sally Isaacs of
Louisville, Ky.
"This first UJA Interfaith
Couples Mission is a unique op-
portunity for you to experience
a land and people where 'caring
is all that matters' " reads a
UJA brochure.
The brochure cover shows a
couple strolling across a golden
beach, while the itinerary offers
stops at such "Holy places (as)
the Western Wall, stations of
, the Cross, Dome of the Rock
and Christian Quarter."


he next time you're in Tel
Aviv, take a walk down
Simtat Plonit and you'll
be experiencing a bit of Detroit
Fodor's Israel Guide
recounts this story of ,
Simtat Plonit, just'
off King George Street,
an alley whose - en-
trance features two
obelisk-style struc-
tures, followed by a
stucco lion "which
used to boast glowing
eyes fitted with light
The land on which
the alley stands was
purchased in the
1920s "by an outspo-
ken builder from De-
troit named Meir
Getzel Shapira. (He
established what is
still known as the
Shapira Quarter just
south of the Central
Bus Station, now one
of the city's seedier
The founding of Tel Aviv
story goes that he fought furi-
Fodor's tells that af-
ously with Tel Aviv's first may-
ter buying the land, Shapira
or, Meir Dizengoff, to get his
demanded "this pint-size street
be named after him, and the


In a letter to Anti-Defama-
tion League National Director
Abraham Foxman, Ms. Parton
said she was sorry for her re-
marks and added, "I know from
personal experience how stereo-
types can hurt and I regret that
my words could have conjured
up an impression of Jewish 'con-
trol' of Hollywood."
Despite the fact that Mo-
town great Berry Gordy Jr. is
her biological parent, Diana
Ross' daughter says she still
considers Ms. Ross' ex, Bob Sil-
berstein (the man who raised

In a letter describing the trip,
the UJA says of this new pro-
gram, "The Interfaith couple
represents a sector that cannot
be ignored today. Our need to
reach out to the non-tradition-
al community reflects the re-
alities we face in the '90s. Let's
make a partnership between
the federations, synagogues,
and community institutions to
achieve this goal."
Trip host Mark Isaacs is a
former member of the UJA Na-
tional Young Leadership Cabi-
net. His wife is active in
EarthSave, a health and envi-
ronment educational organiza-


But it was Dizengoff who
won out; he named the alley
"Plonit," which means "what's
his name."

ollowing in the foot-
steps of other Jewish
cosmetics greats like
Charles Revson, Helena
Rubenstein, Max Factor and
Estee Lauder comes Bobbi
A native of Illinois, Ms.
Brown has done makeup for
actresses including Darryl
Hannah and Cher, as well as
for models in top-fashion mag-
azines such as Vogue, Cos-
mopolitan, Self and Glamour.
A graduate of Emerson College
in Boston, she holds a degree
in theatrical makeup and now

serves as resident makeup
artist at the Frederick Fekkai
Salon at Bergdorf Goodman in
New York.
After 13 years as a profes-
sional makeup artist, Ms.
Brown has launched her own
line, Essentials, available at
Neiman Marcus in the Somer-
set Collection. Fans of Essen-
tials include Diane Sawyer,
Jane Pauley and Sally Jessy
Essentials features lipstick,
powder, eye shadow, mascara
and a new foundation, in stick
form, that comes in 10 shades.

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