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July 29, 1994 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-07-29

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COMPILED BY STEVE STEIN

B'nai B'rith Aiding Flood

B'rith, which has been ter Relief Fund at 1640 Rhode Is-
providing disaster relief for land Avenue NW, Washington,
126 years, has created a D.C. 20036.
fund to aid victims of the worst
Last year, B'nai B'rith helped
flooding in Georgia history.
the areas in the Midwest hit by
The flooding has claimed
severe flooding by provid-
28 lives and may affect
ing food, bottled water,
public health and the envi-
medical supplies and in-
ronment for many years.
dustrial-strength cleaning
Many bridges, rail lines,
solutions and instru-
roads and dams were de-
ments.
stroyed.
B'nai B'rith's first dis-
Contributions — earmarked aster relief effort also centered
for Georgia Flood Relief— should around a flood. That was in Bal-
be sent to the B'nai B'rith Disas- timore in 1868.

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radition! Tradition! will be difficult for us to find interesting
on the road early next and unusual Judaica without go-
month. Items from the ing elsewhere," said Marilyn
Southfield Judaica gallery owned Dresser, who manages the Kalei-
by Alicia Nelson will be on dis- doscope Gallery in Bay City.
play and for sale at the Bay City
Terry Tarnow, a congrega-
home of Seena Cook on Aug. 4 tional leader at Temple Beth El,
and at Temple Beth El in Tra- says she's hoping the exhibit will
verse City from Aug. 5-7.
attract not only synagogue mem-
Organizers of the "tour" are bers but other Traverse City area
looking forward to the arrival of residents so they can learn about
the exhibit.
Judaica.
"This is exciting because it's so

Laughter Is The
Best Medicine

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TH E D E TRO I T J EWISH NEWS

hey clown around, but the
reason why they perform at
the bedside of hospitalized
children is no laughing matter.
Michael Christensen and
Laine Barton, members of the
New York Big Apple Circus
Clown Care Unit, flew to Israel
recently on El Al Israel Airlines
to conduct a workshop for the-
ater students at Tel Aviv Uni-
versity on "clowning" in
hospitals.
With Mr. Christensen and

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Ms. Barton at a send-off cere-
mony in New York were Am-
bassador Colette Avital, the
Israeli consul general; Jules
Love, executive vice president of
the American Friends of Tel
Aviv University; Evelyn Royal,
chairwoman of the New York
City Council of the American
Friends; and Leon Hasdai, vice
president/general manager of El
Al North.
While in Israel, Mr. Chris-
tensen and Ms. Barton visited
hundreds of
critical and ter-
minally-ill
youngsters at
Petach Tikva's
Children's
Medical Center
of Israel. Their
trip was spon-
sored by the
American
Friends as part
of their "Bridge
to Peace" pro-
gram.

Jules Love, Michael Christensen, Leon Hasdai, Laine
Barton, Evelyn Royal and Colette Avilal.

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Tell Them You CARE

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any motorists on the
main road to the Israeli
city of Eilat drive too
fast. In an effort to slow them
down, the stu-
:;, Jai' dents at Eilat's
Project for Gift-
ed Children came up with some
catchy slogans which are dis-
played on signs along the high-
way. Among them are:
— "Drive Slowly and You'll
Get There Quickly"
— "Slow 717 14,
Down
While You
Still Can"
— "Alcohol and I Don't Dri-
ve Together"
— "In Order To Enjoy Eilat,
You Have To Reach It Whole"
— "Life and Death Are in
Your Right Foot."

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ust after the end of World War kindness, the trademark of peo-
II, millions of Jews who sur- ple helping people."
vived Nazi persecution re-
Atlanta-based CARE is now
ceived plain brown boxes from the world's largest independent
overseas.
relief and development organi-
Inside were much-needed gifts zation. It assists more than 30
of food, medicine, tools, books and million people in 53 developing
other humanitarian supplies.
countries.
The organization which coor-
The number to call with
dinated the massive distribution CARE memories is 1-800-422-
of 100 million boxes to Jewish 7385.
and gentile war victims
was the Cooperative for
American Remittances
to Europe, better
known as CARE.
As it celebrates its
50th anniversary,
CARE wants to hear
from persons who re-
ceived one of the origi-
nal CARE packages
and those who con-
tributed items for them.
Photographs also
would be appreciated.
Auschwitz survivor
Georges Selzer of Lan-
ham, Md., already has
called CARE.
"The CARE package
I received in 1946 re-
stored my faith in hu-
manity," he said. "It
was a symbol of human The Butvol family received one of the original CARE

packages.

A Call For
Memorabilia

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f you were a student,
teacher, parent or board
member of a folkshule
(Yiddish secular school),
Gella Schweid Fishman
wants to hear from you.
Ms. Schweid Fishman,
long active in the New York
City Sholem Aleichem folk-
shule, is putting together a
history of Yiddish secular
schools in America. She's
looking for letters, papers,
documents and photos and
she wishes to conduct in-
terviews.
She can be contacted at
345 Sheridan Ave., Palo
Alto, Calif. 94306 during
the summer and winter
and 3340 Bainbridge Ave.,
Bronx, N.Y. 10467 during
the spring and fall.

'1A(Nake Q1(Note
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aquel Pomerantz or adaptations of traditional
Gershon of South- source material in English and/or
field is among five Hebrew.
finalists in the first American
Ms. Pomerantz Gershon's en-
Zionist Movement (AZM) song- try is titled Kol Yisrael Arevim.
writing competition.
The director of the teachers' re-
Selected from 155 entrants by source center at the Agency for
a panel of judges
Jewish Educa-
from Jewish mu-
tion of Metropol-
sic, education
itan Detroit, Ms.
Pomerantz Ger-
and Zionist cir-
shon has taught,
cles, the finalists
will perform
performed and
their songs Aug.
composed Jew-
16 at the annual
ish music for
conference of the
many years.
Coalition for Al-
The song-
ternatives in
writing contest
Jewish Educa-
winner will re-
tion (CAJE) at
ceive a free
Indiana Univer-
round-trip tick-
sity.
et to Israel on El
Contest rules
Al Israel Air-
required that the
lines, free tuition
and housing at
entries be un-
published and
next year's
unrecorded and
CAJE confer-
two to four minutes in length. ence and the first Tiles Prize—
The songs celebrate Zionism and an original piece of art designed
Israel with either original lyrics by Israeli artist Dani Katsir.

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