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October 21, 1994 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-10-21

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COMPILED BY STEVE STEIN

Lights! Camera! Actium!

here will be an added at-
traction at the 10th annu-
al induction dinner for the
Michigan Jewish Sports Hall of
Fame.
For the first time, the athlet-
ic and personal achievements of
the year's inductees will be doc-
umented in a video presentation.
Detroit Free Press columnist
Mitch Albom will narrate the
video, which will focus on in-
ductees James Kamman, Robert
Luby and David Rott.
The dinner is scheduled for
Nov. 7 at Congregation Shaarey
Zedek in Southfield. It will begin
at 6 p.m.
For ticket information, call
Elayne Wolfson, 810-788-0921.

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Mitch Aibom will narrate the first
Michigan Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
video.

Justin Time
For A Correction

ustin Goldfarb was sur-
prised to read in The Jew-
ish News that he had lost
8-0 to Stuart Levy of
Great Britain in a
first-round age 15-
16 boys tennis
match at the 1994
Jewish Community
Centers North Amer-
ican Maccabi Youth
Games in Cleveland.
That's because he wasn't
even at the August games. A
back injury early in the summer
forced Goldfarb off the Detroit
team, but the word never reached
the organizers in Cleveland.
Goldfarb was kept on the
tennis bracket sheet and his
name was listed in the results
which were posted in the busy

foyer at the Mandel JCC and dis-
tributed to media and team lead-
ers.
"My friends have been won-
dering what happened to me
there," Goldfarb said. "I've been
trying to tell them that I didn't
even go to the games."
Goldfarb, 17, a senior at
Bloomfield Hills Andover High
School, will be a co-captain of the
Andover boys tennis team next
spring. It'll be his fourth year
on the squad.
As a junior, Goldfarb
won the Southeastern
Michigan Association
championship at No. 2 singles.
Goldfarb also played No. 2 sin-
gles as a sophomore and he was
on the Barons' No. 2 doubles
team as a freshman.

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T H E D E TR OI T J E WIS H N E WS

Blurs A
Mond' Of 1,1mcites

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he non-profit North Amer-
ican Conference on Ethi-
opian Jewry (NACOEJ)
has an idea for area parents who
don't know what to give their
child for the eighth day of
Chanukah.
According to the NACOEJ, an
$18 gift in honor of the local child
will provide a nutritious lunch for
one month for an Ethiopia Jewish
child enrolled in an NACOEJ af-
ter-school program in Israel.
The idea behind the programs
is to give Ethiopian students a
chance to study in the afternoon
and catch up to their Israeli-born
classmates.

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"The lunches are essen-
tial because Ethiopian chil-
dren are poorly nourished,"
said NACOEJ national di-
rector Barbara Ribakove.
The honored local child
will receive a personalized
certificate of appreciation
and an Operation Solomon
reunion photo from NA-
COEJ.
Parents should send
their contribution, name,
address and child's name to
the NACOEJ at 165 East
56th Street, New York, NY
10022, or call 212-752-6340.

orry, Roseanne, but you
can't do a Chanukah special
this year. That's the word
from ABC Television brass, who
said last week there wasn't
enough time for Roseanne to
produce a Festival of Lights spe-
cial before the holiday begins
Nov. 27.
Unofficially, according to a
New York Newsday story re-
ported by the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency (JTA), network
officials didn't like the idea of
Roseanne turning the Jewish
holiday into a comedy routine.
One of the proposed guests
for Roseanne's special was Neil
Diamond, who hosted a network
Christmas special last year.
The JTA also reported that
Roseanne has been trying to put
together a Chanukah special
since 1991.

Their Narration
Is Just Zoo-Per

our celebrities with Michi-
gan ties have provided nar-
ration for videos that Sue
Marx Films of Royal Oak is pro-
ducing for the Detroit Zoo.

This Story Is
For The -Birds

Magician Harry Blackstone
Jr. will "appear" In a
Detroit Zoo video.

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of even buzzards are safe
in the skies over
Lebanon. During their
usual fall migration from Eu-
rope to their winter home in
Africa, at least 10 were shot.
According to a Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency (JTA) report,
the 10 wounded honey buzzards
were brought to the Hula na-
ture reserve in northern Israel
for treatment.
Five died from their wounds,
and five were transferred to the
Ramat Gan Safari park. Game
officials said none of the five sur-
vivors is expected to fly again.

The videos are part of a series
of nine which will be shown dai-
ly in the new Wildlife Interpre-
tive Gallery after its scheduled
opening in the spring of 1995.
The celebrities who
have recorded for the
videos (and their Michi-
gan connections) are ac-
tress Julie Harris
(Grosse Pointe), actor
James Earl Jones
(Manistee), magician
Harry Blackstone Jr.
(Colon) and ABC tele-
vision's Hugh Downs
(Wayne State Univer-
sity graduate).
Actress Lily Tomlin
(Detroit Cass Tech
High School and
Wayne State graduate)
and actor/playwright
Jeff Daniels (Chelsea)
will record for zoo
videos later this year.

Tourney Raises Racquet
And Scholarship Funds

e Jewish Community
Center's Sam Young
Memorial Fund will be at
least $4,000 richer thanks to the
second annual Sam Young
Memorial Racquetball Tourna-
ment.
Thirty players took part in the
two-day, blind-draw doubles
tourney at Franklin Racquet
Club and the winning team was
made up of Mike Yellen and
Moses Nicholson. They defeated
Robert Young and Sheldon Yellin
in a tie-breaker in the finals.
The other semifinalists were
Dave Woodcox and Jay Lieber-
man and Craig Meklir and Bill
Deacon.
Mr. Young died of cancer 41/2
years ago at age 47. He was one
of the Detroit area's first rac-
quetball pros and a champion
player.
The interest from the endow-
ment fund which bears his name
is used for scholarships for
youngsters who can't afford to
take part in the JCC's summer
camp program, especially sports
activities.
Gail Young, Mr. Young's wid-
ow, said this may have been the

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last Sam Young Fund racquet-
ball tournament, but not because
it hasn't been a success.
"We may do a run/walk next
year to get more people involved,"
she said. "You can only get so
many people to play racquetball."

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Gail Young's husband was a
racquetball pro.

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