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June 10, 1994 - Image 25

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-06-10

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Days Of Decision Hails
End Of AJCampaign

Congregation Beth Shalom
Wins Israel Quiz Bowl

RUTH LITTMANN STAFF WRITER

LESLEY PEARL STAFF WRITER

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the Campaign total
he 1994 Allied
hit $23,400,000.
Jewish Cam-
Traditionally,
paign came to a
Days Of Decision
close Friday
closes each year's
morning after hun-
Campaign. In June,
dreds of people partic-
Federation leader-
ipated in the Days Of
ship tallies revenues
Decision phonathon, a
and allocates money
super-powered plug for
.te
to affiliated agen-
last-minute pledges.
ak
cies. Though the
Days Of Decision be-
tf
o•
Campaign officially
gan June 5 with a
—Politac
ended Friday, Di-
crowd of 65 people who
rector Allan Gelfond
gathered at the Max
Allied Jewish Campaign
encourages people to
M. Fisher Building to
pledge more if they
man the phones.
Michael Gilbert, associate Campaign di- can — or if they haven't already.
"Although it's hard to judge, I'd say
rector, said the turnout was impressive,
despite competition with Sunday's sun- Campaign could be somewhat short of
last year," he said on Monday. "Some
ny skies.
"People were very upbeat, very posi- agencies are going to hurt. The only
tive," he said. "It's amazing. Almost every way to avoid that is for people who can
phone was filled on such a glorious day." give to give and for those people who
Volunteers on Sunday raised $370,000, aren't giving to consider making a con-
bringing Campaign coffers closer to last tribution to their community. We all ben-
year's total of $26.2 million. On Monday efit."

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t's definitely not World
Cup soccer, but the re-
cent competition at the
Agency for Jewish Edu-
cation had Congregation
Beth Shalom congregants
excited.
May 22, students of three
congregations matched wits
at the annual Israel Quiz
Bowl.
Grades 6 and 7 of con-
gregational schools are eli-
gible for the competition,
which has been running
more than 10 years.
Participants for 1994 in-
cluded students from the
Birmingham Temple and
Congregations Beth Shalom
and B'nai Moshe.
Questions included Is-
raeli history, leaders, geog-

raphy, population and Zion-
ism. Two points separated
the winner, Beth Shalom,
from second-place Birm-
ingham Temple.
Brian Sha-piro, a sixth-
grader at Norup Middle
School, participated alone
for Beth Shalom. Teams
could participate with up to
three players.
Shoshana Ben-Ozer, ed-
ucation director for Con-
gregation Beth Shalom, was
somewhat disappointed
with the small number of
participants but pleased
with the results.
"It's a lot of material to
learn. There are young
scholars and there are those
content with getting by,"
Ms. Ben-Ozer said.
Brian Shapiro: The winning team.

Record Numbers Grant
Defrays
For Tamarack
JFS Costs

JENNIFER FINER STAFF WRITER

une is the time of year school ends and
summer plans begin.
For a record 1,800 youngsters, summer
evenings will be spent under the stars and
under new circumstances at Fresh Air Society's
Camp Maas in Ortonville.
For the first time, younger campers, who in
the past have attended camp at FAS's Brighton
site, will join the older campers in Ortonville.
Over the winter, additional facilities were built
at Camp Maas so that 750 campers and 300 staff
can be accommodated at one time. Twelve new
cabins and two additional lodges were complet-
ed May 31.
Meanwhile, the 193-acre Camp Tamarack still
remains up for sale. The land went on the mar-
ket last fall. There have been no serious bids for
the property.
"We expect it to take a total of three to five
years to sell the land," said Harvey Finkelberg,
FAS executive director.
The decision to close
Camp Tamarack and
merge the facility with
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Camp Maas came af- CO
ter increased com- 4,d
rcl
mercial development ct
forced FAS to reeval- ‘A.,
uate the Brighton lo-
cation.
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/iy
Camp officially begins
CE
June 26. Mr. Finkelberg at-
tributes the record enrollment
to an increase in marketing and recruitment pro-
grams and additional facilities like a radio sta-
tion, water skiing and an increase in Judaic
programming.

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Dr. Darryl De Vivo, director of pediatric neurology for the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (third
from left), with colleagues at the first international symposium on Canavan Disease.

New York Hosts Canavan
Disease Conference

ELIZABETH APPLEBAUM ASSOCIATE EDITOR

T

he Canavan Foun-
dation recently
hosted its first sym-
posium devoted ex-
clusively to the debilitating
disease that strikes most-
ly Jews from Eastern Eu-
rope.
The symposium, held at
the Columbia-Presbyter-
ian Medical Center,

brought together research that incapacitates its
scientists and clinicians young victims. It is gener-
from the United States, ally fatal.
The Canavan Founda-
Holland, Italy and Israel.
It included a presentation tion was established in
by Dr. Reuben Matalan, 1992 to support research
who several months ago and to educate and screen
identified the gene re- the at-risk population.
For information, contact
sponsible for Canavan.
Canavan is an inherit- the Canavan Foundation,
ed, degenerative disease (212) 877-3945.

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JENNIFER FINER STAFF WRITER

oney may not make the
world go around but it
definitely helps — espe-
cially at nonprofit agen-
cies like Jewish Family Service.
Over the past year, JFS has
been running a support group for
families of persons with AIDS and
the HIV virus. Cost to clients is
based on ability to pay.
Now, thanks to a $9,000 grant
from the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services, JFS
will be able to provide free ses-
sions for the five clients.
This money will be used for
staff and recruitment.
This is the only group situation
addressing AIDS and the HIV
virus offered within the frame-
work of a Jewish agency, accord-
ing to Sandy Hyman, director of
the Department of Children,
Adults and Family at JFS.
"We deal with issues like Jew-
ish funerals and Jewish tradition,"
Ms. Hyman said. "For us to try
and meet the needs of the com-
munity, we have to find resources
for outreach programs that serve
a limited population."
The grant provides funding to
cities with AIDS caseloads that
exceed 2,000.

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