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March 17, 1995 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-03-17

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DETROIT

THE JEWISH NEWS

15 APAR H

5 755/MARCH 17. 1995

Study
Continues

Hillel Day School board
requests extra time to examine
task-force findings.

JILL DAVIDSON SKLAR STAFF WRITER

he wait is not over at Hillel Day
School.
One week after a task force
studying a potential move to the
Jewish Community Campus in
West Bloomfield presented its
findings, the board requested until April
10 to study the issue.
At a regularly scheduled board meet-
ing Tuesday night, board member
Shaarey Zedek Rabbi William Gershon
calmed anxious parents who wanted to
know whether their children's school
would be moving. He explained the im-
portance of taking extra time for study.
"The board now needs to take proper
and due diligence to analyze the infor-
mation and to debate the issues so we can
have the most information to make a de-
cision," he said. "It is very important to
make sure we have all of the time possi-
ble to do this."
Prior to the meeting, board members
did not have a chance to question the task-
force findings or come to a conclusion.
After taking nearly three hours' worth of
questions from the audience, the board
excused the parents and went into exec-
utive session. The closed meeting con-
cluded at 1:10 a.m.
The task force did not make a joint rec-
ommendation at the meeting March 7.
Instead, subcommittees reported their

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The Text Generation Orlsraeli Artists.

It All
Adds Up

Beth Abraham Hillel
Voses children raise
S 5,000 in memory of a
cherished friend.

ELIZABETH APPLEBAUM
ASSOCIATE EDITOR

arilyn Rice knows
that a group of de-
termined Jewish
children and a lot of
small change can add up to
something remarkable.
Mrs. Rice, chairman of a
Beth Abraham Hillel Moses
dinner honoring Harris and
Phoebe Mainster, last week
asked children in the BAHM
religious school and the syna-
gogue's Hillel Day School stu-
dents to raise funds to help
with renovations at Children's
Hospital in Detroit, in memo-
ry of the Mainsters' grandson,
Sebastian.

A former Hillel student and
Children's Hospital patient,
Sebastian Mainster Dittman
died last year of a brain tumor.
He was 6 years old.
Mrs. Rice said her objective
in the venture, marking the
first joint effort between
Children's Hospital and a syn-
agogue, was not simply get-
ting money. The issue was
how it would be raised.
Mrs. Rice wasn't interested
in one of those fund-raisers
where parents call in every fa-
vor, pleading with friends and
colleagues to take out a sub-
scription to Reader's Digest,

buy gift wrap or purchase yet
another box of candy. She
wanted the children to do it all
themselves.
"I told them, 'Get pennies,
dollars, quarters — whatever
you can do is fine,' " she said.
"But you do it."
In one week, students
raised more than $5,000.
Before being donated, the
funds will be combined with
proceeds from auctions at the
April 9 dinner and a donation
from the Mainsters, who will
be honored by the synagogue
as humanitarians of the year.
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Purim Pleasures

JARC lends a hand
with parcel project.

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Top Cats

Three Jewish athletes
earn All-State honors.

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