Reed Says What You Read Wasn't Right
Julie Bodnick and her mother Marjerie Kurzmann check out a 1917 swimsuit.
On A Snowy Day, Memories
of South Haven Beaches
o, what was fashionable on
the beaches of South Haven
in 1917? The participants
on a Jewish Historical Society of
Michigan tour of a new exhibit at
the Chicago Historical Society
can answer that question.
The exhibit was titled "Be-
coming American Women: Cloth-
ing and the Jewish Immigrant
Experience, 1880-1920," and in
one display was a sample of
South Haven swimwear.
The late Detroiter Lillian Kei-
dan Levin was quoted in the cat-
alogue for the exhibit. She
described her mother's special
1890's Sabbath clothing as "shim-
mering made-to-order silks, a
gold watch, and special hats that
were carefully packed away and
taken out once a week. It was a
delight to watch mother prepare
to go to the synagogue."
The Jewish Historical Society's
one-day trip to Chicago on a
snowy Wednesday earlier this
month also included a tour of the
Spertus Museum, billed as the
largest Jewish museum in the
The trip was led by Jewish
Historical Society president Judy
Cantor. With her were Harriet
Alpern, Sharon Alterman, Julie
Bodnick, Lillian Hurwitz, Mar-
jorie Kurzmann, Barbara Satin-
sky, Diane Savin and Gail Tukel.
Students Will Learn About Each Other
his spring, upwards of a
dozen college undergradu-
ates concentrating in either
Jewish or African-American
studies will take part in a unique
Sponsored by American Uni-
versity's Jewish Studies Pro-
gram, Howard University's
Afro-American Studies Depart-
ment and the Anti-Defamation
League (ADL), the program will
include lectures on African-Arner-
ican history, the Jewish ex-
perience in America and the
history of black-Jewish relations.
In addition, students will work
in pairs (one from each univer-
sity) doing internships with
African-American or Jewish com-
munal organizations or work on
independent research projects on
topics such as white supremacy
and Holocaust denial.
Toward the end of the semes-
ter, the group will go through a
session modeled after the ADL's
"A World of Difference" prejudice
n the July 19 edition of the
Wall Street Journal, Christ-
ian Coalition executive di-
rector Ralph Reed is quoted as
saying the goal of the coalition is
for Christians "to take back this
country one precinct at a time"
so "we will see a country once
again governed by Christians ...
and Christian values."
Earlier this month, in a letter
to American Jewish Congress ex-
ecutive director Phil Baum, Mr.
Reed wrote, "I never made any
such remark. During my entire
tenure at this organization, I
have never made a comment
that even remotely resembled
he International Jewish
Sports Hall of Fame has
honored the memory of
Jewish athletes slain during the
Holocaust with a sculpture
which is on permanent display
at the museum, located in Ne-
American artist Marcia Riff
of Gainsville, Fla., designed the
sculpture. The six-foot-high
bronze piece depicts the Hebrew
letter chai (life). Inset into the
chai are six interconnecting
rings, five broken and one left
Six gold-medal winning
Olympians are known to have
lost their lives in Nazi concen-
tration camps. They include
gymnasts Alfred and Gustav
Flatow (1896), and fencers Os-
kar Gerde (1908 and 1912),
Janos Garay (1928), Attila
Petchauer (1928 and 1932) and
Endre Kabos (1932 and 1936).
Former world flyweight box-
ing champion Victor Perez
(1931-32) died in Auschwitz.
The Hall of Fame is a project
of the U.S. Committee Sports
for Israel. Started in 1979, the
Hall of Fame has nearly 200 in-
ormer Kansas City Roy-
als star and future base-
ball Hall of Famer George
Brett received an award re-
cently at the Kansas City Jew-
ish Community Center's
According to the Kansas City
Jewish Chronicle, during his ac-
ceptance speech, Mr. Brett said:
"I feel like a pork chop at a bar
In his letter to Mr. Baum, Mr.
that which has falsely been at-
Reed quotes from his book Po-
tributed to me."
Mr. Baum confronted Mr. litically Incorrect: The Emerging
Reed following a late November Faith Factor in American Poli-
meeting in Washington between tics. In the quote, Mr. Reed
Jewish and evangelical leaders discusses "the enormous contri-
during which Mr. Reed made re- bution that Jews have made in
marks which contradicted the America" and calls the idea of a
statements he made in the Wall Christian nation "something of
Will She Convert For Artie?
n upcoming episode of the Keyser, the executive pro-
Fox television network's ducers/creators of "Party of
"Party of Five" drama se- Five," wrote "Not Fade Away."
ries focuses on 12-year-old Clau- They also have written for "LA
Five" is the
who are deter-
mined to stay
the death of
which will be Claudia and Artie discuss Judaism.
aired at 9 p.m.
Jan. 4, Clau-
dia (Lacey Chabert) thinks about Law" and served as co-executive
converting to Judaism for her producers and writers on
good friend Artie (Michael "Sisters."
"Not Fade Away" can be seen
Amy Lippman and Chris on Channel 2 in Detroit.
Food For Thought:
Kosher Meals In Jordan
Israeli tourists who observe Jew-
ish dietary laws.
Jacco Klip, food and beverage
manager at the hotel, told the
JTA he was considering hiring a
full-time Jewish cook to prepare
the kosher food. The story did not
indicate who is doing the work in
meals when Is-
raeli tourists be-
gan coming to
Jordan," Mr. Klip
At least 3,000
Israelis have vis-
ited Jordan since
July, when Prime
Rabin and King
ended the 46-year
state of war be-
AP/NATI HARNIK tween the coun-
Peace and kosher food have come to Jordan.
hought you've heard every-
thing? Well, you haven't.
Would you believe kosher
food is being served in Jordan?
According to a Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency (JTA) report, the
nental Hotel in Amman has be-
gun serving kosher meals for