COMPILED BY STEVE STEIN
Federation Does Some
c71' s godiva,
hanks indirectly to a visit it, federation officials also
y President Bill Clinton, changed the name of the United
the Jewish Federation- Jewish Fund to the Jewish Fed-
Council of Greater Los Angeles eration Campaign.
has a new name after
ere's some good news for
36 years. It's now sim-
chocolate lovers: Just
ply the Jewish Federa-
about all prepackaged
Godiva chocolate products have
Here's what hap-
been certified as kosher and car-
pened: Mr. Clinton
ry the OU-D symbol.
came to Los Angeles
last month to address a
gathering in support of
the United Jewish
Fund, the federation's
But the Los Angeles
Times called it the Jew-
ish National Fund cam-
paign in its story on the
speech, sparking near-
ly immediate action
from federation execu-
tives and communica-
tions experts who had
talked last winter
about a shorter name
Rabbi Moshe Elefant of the
for the federation.
A speech by President Clinton led to a name change
Orthodox Union Kashruth Di-
While they were at in Los Angeles.
vision, Godiva's rabbinic coor-
dinator, is overseeing the
For information about Godi-
va's kosher products or to place
an order for delivery anywhere
in the United States, call (800)
Most Reform Jews
Remain Reform Jews
ew statistics from the 1990
The figures were published in
National Jewish Popula- the Joint Outreach Institute
tion Survey show just 22 newsletter, which noted that,
percent of those reared as Or- "Historically, the great majority
thodox remain so as adults, while of those raised Orthodox have
the number is 58 percent for Con- ended up identifying themselves
servative and 73 percent for Re- as Conservative or Reform Jews
Cboijes Cast Pall On Centennial
n Sunday, May 21, the
Torah school will celebrate
its 100th anniversary with a gala
bash. Not everyone in the Twin
Cities is in the mood for a par-
Last month, Talmud Torah
filed charges against a former
seven-year employee who school
officials accuse of bilking the
school out of $44,000.
Sandra Jeanne Manos, 53,
who was the school's business
manager, has been charged in
Hennepin County Court with
five counts of theft, each carry-
ing a penalty of up to 10 years in
jail and/or a $20,000 fine.
According to the criminal com-
plaint, Ms. Manos began forging
Talmud Torah checks in 1990.
A story in the Minnesota
American Jewish World says Ms.
Manos reportedly confessed the
crime last spring to Talmud
Torah executive director Rabbi
Avraham Ettedgui after the rab-
bi visited her in the hospital fol-
lowing an accident.
This Stuff Is Not Fine Wine
small Jewish community
in northern Italy is upset
bout bottles of red wine
being sold at a bar that have pic-
tures of Adolf Hitler and Benito
Mussolini on their labels.
Luciano Guiato is selling the
"Fuhrer's Wine" and "Camera-
ta" (a fascist term for brother in
arms) for $3.50 a bottle at his bar
in Bolzano, the capital of South
Tyrol, near the Austrian border.
Federico Steinhaus, president
of the Jewish community of
South Tyrol, said labeling the
bottles with the faces of the dic-
tators is a banalization of histo-
ry which "takes away all the
crime and horror they repre-
Mr. Guiato said he's selling
the wine purely to make money.
"People buy them as a joke or
out of sympathy," he said.
What's New? A Strictly Kosher
French Stea,k house
new 140-seat gourmet
restaurant has opened in
midtown New York City.
Why is this news? Because Le
Marais bills itself as "New York's
first shomer Shabbat, glatt
kosher, French-style steak-
Located at 150 W. 46th St., Le
"a Marais is named for the Paris
neighborhood that has usually
been the first stop for Jewish im-.
migrants. It is under the kashrut
supervision of the Brooklyn-
based OK Laboratories.
Proprietors Philippe Lajaunie
and Jose de Meirelles, who own
three other gourmet restaurants
in New York and Washington,
are not Jewish.
They told the New York Jew-
ish Week newspaper that they
opened the kosher steakhouse to
meet the culinary and religious
needs of New York's young Jew-
ish professional population.
is time to "tie" one on at the
Shirt Box. The Southfield
store's annual "Decorate-a-
Tie" contest, where students in
grades K-8 decorate a picture of
a tie, offers a Red Radio Flyer
wagon full of art supplies plus
$100 for their school's art de-
partment for the three winners.
Contest sheets have been dis-
tributed to area schools and they
are available at the Shirt Box.
The pictures are due at the Shirt
Box by Friday, June 2.
"Father's Day Fun Kits" also
are available at the Shirt Box.
These contain a Decorate-A-Tie
contest sheet, coupons from area
merchants, and an entry sheet
for the "Why my dad is the best"
The Shirt Box is located at
19011 West Ten Mile, east of
Evergreen. For information on
the contest, call Shirt Box owner
Ron Elkus, (810) 352-1080.
`lluzzsaw' Chops Down Her
boxing columnist called 103- student, knocked opponent Dee
pound Jill Mathews "a Hamaguchi to the canvas just
buzzsaw in a ponytail" after eight seconds into the fight and
watching her win the women's the referee stopped the bout at
light flyweight division title at 1:11.
the New York Golden Gloves
"This is probably the coolest
championships held in the Para- thing I've done in my life," Ms.
mount Theater of Madison Mathews told the New York
Ms. Mathews, 31, a college
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