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October 27, 1995 - Image 31

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-10-27

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OCTOBER 27, 1995

Hollywood Director Speaks At Benefit

Linda Lee

AIDS Coalition

Elects Ms. Lee


inda Lee was elected pres-
ident of the Michigan Jew-
ish AIDS Coalition (MJAC)
at its annual meeting.
Ms. Lee is past vice president
of MJAC and is a past president
of the Jewish Community Cen-
ter. She also is a past recipient of
the Jewish Federation of Metro-
politan Detroit's Sylvia Simon
Greenberg Young Leadership
Award and has served in various
leadership roles for the Jewish
Federation, most recently as the
1995 Allied Jewish Campaign
Days of Decision co-chairperson.
Also at the meeting, Ron Elkus
and Peggy M. Frank were named
vice presidents; Carol Kaczander,
secretary; Gary Anders as trea-
Board members include: Rab-
bi Joshua Bennett, Michelle Co-
hen, Peter Cooper, Suzan
Curhan, Michael Daitch, Elissa
Driker-Ohren, Sue Efros, Sue
Ellen Eisenberg, Sherry Feldman,
Margie Fuller, Julia Greenblatt,
Eileen Isenberg, Harriet Kanter,
Jan Laurencelle, Ken Levin,
Robert Mattler, Laurence Miller,
David Moss, Andrea Nitzkin,
Michelle Passon, Jimmy Popkin,
Cheryl Riskin, Diane Sasson, Joy
Schumacher, Rabbi Arnie Sleutel-
berg, Jerry Soble, Marilyn Soble,
Irma Starr and H. James Zack.
Jewish Federation liaisons are
Marci Benson and Sari Cicurel.
Teen liaisons are Michael Coop-
er and Jodie Klein.
MJAC was founded in 1991
and is based in Southfield. The
non-profit organization connects
Jewish people touched by
HIV/AIDS with social service, re-
ligious and community organiza-
tions. It also provides educational
programming and presents a cur-
riculum about HIV/AIDS to area
religious schools.
For details, call or leave a mes-
sage at the MJAC office., (R10)

ollywood writer, di-
rector and producer
Lawrence Kasdan
will appear at the Birming-
ham Temple in Farmington
Hills at 8 p.m., Monday,
Nov. 6, to present a talk on
"A Humanist in Hollywood."
The event is a benefit for the
Eli Master Memorial Schol-
arship Fund for the train-
ing of Humanistic rabbinic
Larry Kasdan is a grad-
uate of the University of
Michigan and worked as an
advertising copywriter in
Eli Master was a past-
president of the Birming-
ham Temple, a community
leader and businessman
who died suddenly in 1993.
He was very active in the
International move-
ment for Humanistic
Judaism. The Eli
Master Memori-
al Scholarship
Fund was cre-
ated in his

Tickets are $15. Checks
should be made out to The
Eli Master Memorial Schol-
arship Fund and sent to
the Birmingham Tem-
ple, 28611 W. Twelve
Mile Rd., Farmington,
MI 48334.


Jewish Women's League
Hosts Ms. Konvisser


he League of Jewish Women's Organizations
of Greater Detroit will hold the 68th opening
meeting and program honoring presidents of
league member organizations. The meeting will take
place on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 12:30 p.m. at Congre-
gation Shaarey Zedek.
Zieva Dauber Konvisser will be the keynote speak-
er. Her topic, "Random Thoughts On a random
Walk," will cover relevant issues for the American
Jewish woman. Ms. Konvisser is the distribution
and facilities plan-
ning manager for
Chrysler Corpora-
tion - Mopar Parts
Division. She is one
of 23 women who are
members of the Na-
tional Commission
on American Jewish
Women which is
sponsored by Hadas-
sah and conducted
by Cohen Center For
Modern Jewish
Studies at Brandeis
University. This
commission is doing
a major study on the
changing outlook for
the American Jewish
Zieva Konvisser
There is a charge for the petite lunch which pre-
cedes the meeting and program. For information,
call Beverly Canvasser, (810) 681-5855; or Hanna
Moss, (810) 541-1129.

Leonard Sahn

New ADL Team
Reflects Restructuring

outhfield neurologist Leonard
Sahn was elected president of
the Michigan Regional Advi-
sory Board of the Anti-Defamation
League. Dr. Sahn takes over, head-
ing a restructured board, the re-
sult of a two-year self-study. Sheri
Schiff and Ruth Lando (Kalama-
zoo) join Michael Horowitz as vice
presidents; Richard Nodel was
elected treasurer.
Joining the officers as at-large
members of the executive commit-
tee are Gene Farber, Howard Gold-
berg, Michael Serling, and Nancy


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