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August 19, 1994 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-08-19

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12 ELUL 5754/AUGUST 19, 1994

Joint Visions

Hundreds gather to celebrate
Vatican-Israel accord.



ore than 350 persons gathered
this week for an event celebrat-
ing a Vatican accord expected to
profoundly shape relations be-
tween Catholics, Israel and the world-
wide Jewish community.
The ecumenical program, held Sunday
at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, followed
the June 15 signing of the accord, which
establishes diplomatic ties between the
Vatican and Israel, and commits the
Vatican to battling anti-Semitism around
the world.

Dr. Eugene Fisher with Arnold Michlin of the
Greater Detroit Interfaith Round Table.

"It was more than a formal accommo-
dation of the interests of the Vatican and
Israel. It was more than a practical solu-
tion for political or institutional problems
and issues of diplomacy. It is all this but
much more," said Irwin Groner, senior
rabbi of Shaarey Zedek.

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9 Maccabians

LEVELAND — It didn't
take long for the Detroit
delegation to make its mark
on the 1994 Jewish
Community Centers' North
American Maccabi Youth
Games in Cleveland.
Detroit athletes won
medals in seven events Monday, the first
day of competition. On Monday night,
more than 200 Detroit parents, coaches
and officials filled a meeting room at one
of the host hotels, drawing looks of amaze-
ment from passersby from other
"If you would have told me
when we planned the reception
that we would have had 75 to
200 people there, I would have
cheered," said Metropolitan
Detroit Maccabi Club director
Jay Robinson. "It was unbeliev-
able. After one hour, we already
were into our second tray of chocolate chip
Security was tight at all of the sports
venues. Uniformed policemen from
Cleveland-area communities checked cre-
dentials, patrolled parking lots, directed
traffic and wandered among the athletes
and coaches. A helicopter flew overhead,
providing additional security.

Detroit swimmers and sis- Flag bearers
ters Melissa and Stacey practice for
parade of
Axner each earned two
cities last
medals in individual events. Thursday at
Melissa won the gold in the
the JCC.
age 13-14 100-freestyle in
55.57 seconds and the silver
in the 100 backstroke in 1:03.02. Stacey
took the gold in the age 15-16 100 back-
stroke in 1:04.88 and the bronze in the
100 freestyle in 57.81.
Detroit's 15 and 16 girls' 4x100 freestyle
relay team of Melissa Axner, Cheri
Farber, Julia Music and Stacey
Axner won the gold in 3:59.40.
The 13 and 14 mixed 4x50
medley relay team of Jessica
Canosa, Steve Misuraca,
Jeremy Landa and Jenny
MacDonald won the silver in
In track, Detroit's Chad
DeWolf captured the gold
medal in the 15-16 boys' high jump, with
a leap of 5-8. Jenny Adelson was fourth
in the 13-14 girls' shot put.
Detroit's boys' and girls' volleyball
teams won four of five matches, and the
boys' basketball team opened with a 60-
41 victory over St. Louis as Matt Stein
scored 12 points and Justin Kaplan pulled
down 17 rebounds. D

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