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November 25, 1994 - Image 104

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-11-25

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Book Series
At The JCC

As part of Bagels and Books, a
new book discussion series spon-
sored by the Jewish Community
Center of Washtenaw County,
Lila Green will talk about "Mak-
ing Sense of Humor: How to Add
Joy to Your Life" Dec. 4 at 10 a.m.
As part of her presentation for
Bagels and Books Ms. Green also
will discuss the importance of hu-
mor in Jewish history and the
value of having a sense of humor
to Jewish life today. Ms. Green is
a founding member of the amer-
ican Association of Therapeutic
Humor and a member of the Na-
tional Speakers Association.
Future Bagels and Books lec-
tures include U-M English pro-
fessor Eric Rabkin speaking Feb.
8 about Marge Piercy's He, She
and It. U-M Judaic Professor
Todd Endelman speaking Feb.
26 on When Memory Comes, by
Saul Friedlander; playwright
Rachel Urist speaking April 2
about Shylock, by John Gross; U-
M Hillel executive director
Michael Brooks speaking April
25 about Saving Remnants: Feel-
ing Jewish in America by Sara
Bershtel and Allen Graubard;
and U-M linguistics professor
Deborah Keller-Cohen talking
May 7 about The Telling by E.M.
Each of the boOks to be dis-
cussed in Bagels and Books will
be on sale at the JCC Book Fair
or may be borrowed form the
public library. Participants are
encouraged to read each book be-
fore the scheduled discussion.

Israel Travel

College Students:

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As part of the Jeanette & Oscar Cook Jewish Occupational Intern
(JOIN) program, you'll gain valuable on the job experience in
business administration, communication, public affairs, research
and planning, human services and recreation.

You must be a tri-county area resident and a full-time undergraduate
or graduate student ready to learn about and work in metro Detroit's
Jewish community.

Written applications must be received by December 19, 1994.
Personal interviews are being held through January 31, 1995.
For an application and more information, call Elaine Goldman at
Jewish Vocational Service, (810) 559-5000.

Each summer hundreds of Amer-
ican high school students travel
to Israel to participate in every-
thing from archaeological digs to
yeshiva studies in Jerusalem.
The Jewish Federation of Washt-
enaw County helps underwrite
these trips with partial scholar-
ships. If you are a high school stu-
dent who's been bugging your
parents to let you go abroad,
here's your chance! Come to the
Jewish Community Center Dec.
8 from 6 to 8 p.m. and learn about
all the Israel summer programs
available to American high school
students at a pizza gathering
with Jeffrey Kaye of Detroit's Is-
rael Desk. Parents as well as stu-
dents are invited to attend pick
up brochures and ask questions.
The Federation is now accept-
ing applications for partial Israel
scholarships for high school stu-
dents to travel to Israel on ap-
proved, organized, Jewish youth
program next summer. Students
receiving scholarships will have
a commitment to the Jewish com-

munity. A pre-trip meeting will
be held with students, their par-
ents, and the Federation's Edu-
cation Committee to determine
how each student will share his
or her experience when he or she
The total funding available
each year for scholarships will be
recommended by the Allocations
Committee and approved by the
board of directors for the follow-
ing year's trips.
Applicants for Israel scholar-
ships must live in Washtenaw
County and be currently enrolled
in grades 9 to 12. Applications
must be received in the Federa-
tion office by the March 1, 1995
deadline. For forms and infor-
mation, call the Federation, 677-

Gala Dinner
For Pacesetters

Pacesetters, those who have
made a "Pacesetter" gift to the
Jewish Federation of Washtenaw
County/UJA's Campaign '95, will
be honored at a gala Pacesetters'
Dinner Dec. 4 at the Washtenaw
Country Club. Pacesetters have
made a minimum contribution of
$2,000 to Campaign '95.
The keynote speaker for the
event will be Rabbi Steven
Greenberg, a senior teaching fel-
low at CLAL, the National Jew-
ish Center for Learning and
Following a cocktail hour and
Rabbi Greenberg's talk, Paceset-
ters will dine, dance and be en-
tertained by the klezmer, Israeli
and ballroom dance music of
David Owen and his Ethnic Con-
Call the federation, 677-0100,
to make reservations.

Series Held

The issues confronting interfaith
couples vis-a-vis friends and rel-
atives will be addressed by Tem-
ple Beth Emeth Rabbi Robert
Levy and Bill Flick, the marriage
preparation and social outreach
coordinator for St. Francis
Catholic Church, on Dec. 11 at
7 p.m., at the Washtenaw Coun-
ty JCC. The presentation is part
of a 5-session JCC series for in-
terfaith and intermarried cou-
ples. A fee is required per couple.
The remaining series programs
planned are:
Jan. 19 — Judith Seid, direc-
tor of the Jewish Cultural Soci-
ety, and the Reverend Dr.
Kenneth Phifer from the First
Unitarian Universalist Church,
speaking about their experiences
and their approach to interfaith
couples; Feb. 19 — John Hart-

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