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March 03, 1995 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-03-03

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school students from schools as
far as Winnipeg and Miami also
competed for top prizes.
"Other kids come really pre-
pared, with their lap top corn-
puters and things like that. They
are really competitive," Nechama
said.
Kathy Sklar, a high-school
teacher at Akiva, told the stu-
dents that winning was not the
goal.
"She just said, 'Go, do your best
but have fun,"' Nechama said.
"That's what I did."
Ms. Sklar said she was proud
of the students who competed
this year.
"They all did very well," she
said. "They were competing
against other kids who are just
as bright and very aggressive.

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The daughter of Dr. Solomon
and Ilene Hochbaum, Nechama
plans to finish her education at
Akiva and hopes to continue her
studies at the University of
Michigan. She is not exactly sure
what she will study.
"My father would be happy if
I became a doctor like him but I
am not sure yet," she said.
For now, her activities include
serving as student council pres-
ident and as a member of the Na-
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eunions come in all shapes photograph in front of the same
and sizes, but rarely does bimah used as the backdrop 50
a temple confirmation years ago. The bimah was
class get together, espe- brought from Temple Beth El's
Woodward and Gladstone sanc-
cially after 50 years.
But Temple Beth El's 1945 con- tuary in 1972 and installed in the
firmation class is doing just that, small chapel at the Telegraph and
and doing it big. Class members 14 Mile Road site.
Invitations and copies of the
are planning a daylong reunion
June 10, complete with a Shab- 1945 class picture were sent to 40
bat service and luncheon at the class members throughout the
temple, and an evening dinner at United States and Canada. The
organizers believe six of the orig-
the Caucus Club.
The event even has two
guests of honor: Ada Glazer,
widow of Temple Beth El
Rabbi B. Benedict Glazer,
and Mamie Tickton, widow
of Jason Tickton, the tem-
ple's longtime music direc-
tor. Both women have been
active with the temple for
more than 50 years. Their
husbands were among the
teachers of the confirmation
class.
Walter Shapero, one of
the organizers, said reunion
plans began after a chance
remark several months ago. Ada Glazer and Mamie Tickton pose on the old
"A lot of us remained bimah.
friends over the years, part
of the Temple Beth El family. We inal 60 members of the group
still see each other and it sound- have died, and they are still look-
ing for 17 others.
ed like a good idea."
Those still being sought are:
Other organizers of the reunion
include Carolyn Wallach Ash, By- Kenneth Adler, Genia Berman,
ron Canvasser, Carolyn Kaplan Morris T. Brewer, Carolyn
Greenberg, John Hopp, Marianne Brown, Ruth Ephronson, Mari-
Shapero Schwartz and Joyce lyn Epps, Joyce Gilbert, Judith
Kaplan, Harry Lippman Jr., Ed-
Rashti Sosin.
Mrs. Ash said that after 50 ward Levenberg, Richard A.
years "it's just nice to be around" Mann, Jeanine Perlstein, Shirley
to be able to have the event. "This Rapkin, Carol Popkins, Harvey
Rosenberg, Samuel Wineman
is going to be fun."
In addition to the luncheon and and Geraldine Yagoda.
Persons with information
dinner, members of the 1945 con-
firmation class will conduct the about these class members may
Shabbat service. The group is also call Mary Shapero, (313) 862-
planning a new confirmation class 2779.



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