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April 15, 1994 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-04-15

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In celebration of the 46th an-
niversary of Israel's indepen-
dence, the annual Arlene June
Gottlieb Memorial Concert is
planned for May 1 at 4:00 p.m.
at Temple Israel. Co-sponsoring
"A Tribute to Jerusalem" with
Temple Israel are the American
Zionist Movement, Michigan Re-
gion; Congregation Shaarey
Zedek; Temple Beth El; and the
Jewish Federation of Metropol-
itan Detroit.
A special keynote address will
be presented by Seymour D. Re-
ich, president of the American
Zionist Movement. Also featured
will be Cantors Gail Hirschen-
fang of Temple Beth El, Chaim
Najman of Congregation
Shaarey Zedek, and Harold Or-
bach of Temple Israel. Directed
by choral director Matthew
T c zar, other participants will be
the Congregation Shaarey
Choir, conducted by Eugene
Zweig; the Temple Beth El
Chorale, conducted by Cantor
Gail Hirschenfang, the Temple
Israel Choir, conducted by Ellen
Duncan; the Temple Israel
Choral Group, conducted by
Elaine Greenberg, and the Za-
mir Chorale, conducted by Ben-
jamin Cohen.
Mr. Reich, an activist and
leader in world Jewish affairs,
has held many high positions in
American Jewish life, including
two terms as president of B'nai
B'rith International and two
terms as chairman of the Con-
ference of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organizations,
the umbrella group represent-
ing 50 national Jewish organi-
zations. In that position he
served as the chief spokesman
of the world's largest Jewish
community in its relations with
the Bush Administration, the
UN, the State of Israel and gov-
ernments around the world.
For complimentary tickets,
call any of the sponsoring orga-
nizations or the Temple Israel
office, 661-5700. ❑

Festival Marks
Statehood

Detroit will celebrate Israel's
46th anniversary of statehood
with a fun-filled community-
wide festival April 30, May 1,
at the Maple/Drake Jewish
Community Center.
The program will begin April
30 after Shabbat, with Noa
(Achinoam Nini) and Gil Dor
in concert in the JCC's Shiff-
man Hall. Doors open at 9:15
p.m.
Noa just debuted her latest
album, Noa, in the United
States. Her music is a pop/jazz
mix in English and Hebrew.
The celebration will contin-
ue May 1, with the annual
Walk for Israel, which begins
its 3.5 mile trek at 12:30 p.m.
Registration starts at 11:30
a.m.
The Celebrate Israel festivi-
ties will feature Israeli food, art
and music. Programs for peo-
ple of all ages will include an
art show, a technology fair and
a video presentation of the Is-
rael independence celebration
in Yavne, Detroit's Project Re-
newal sister city in Israel.
Lunch and snacks will be
available at an Israeli food
court, which will be open all af-
ternoon, in Shiffinan Hall-West
and the cafeteria.
All families are invited to
participate in the Israel Inde-
pendence Youth and Family In-
door Games for children age
2-15, who must be accompanied
by an adult. The games will in-
clude relays, sack races, bas-
ketball shoots, as well as face
painting and a chance to play
with interactive toddler gym
equipment.
Children will have their very
own birthday party for Israel
in a special program in the Dis-
covery Room.
Matthew T a zar will conduct
a concert at Temple Israel, fea-
turing cantors Gail Hirschen-
fang, Chaim Najman and
Harold Orbach, and the choirs
of Congregation Shaarey
Zedek, Temple Beth El and
Temple Israel. Seymour Reich,
president of the American Zion-
ist Movement, will be the
keynote speaker.
Free bus transportation will
be available from the Center's
Jimmy Prentis Morris building
at 10 a.m., Highland Towers at
10:30 a.m. returning through-
out the afternoon. Shuttles also
will transport revelers from
auxiliary parking at the Hen-
ry Ford Medical facility on
Maple Rd. and Congregation
B'nai Moshe on Drake Rd.
south of Maple.
To volunteer for any of the
Israel Independence programs,
contact the Michigan/Israel
Connection, 645-7878. ❑

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