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March 22, 1996 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1996-03-22

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These Three Students Previously Won
The Harry 5"T and Sarah Laker Israel Youth Scholarship...

You too can Study a Full Year
at a Leading
University in Israel!

Now Celebrating
20 Years

Sheryl Katzman

1993 Award Recipient

Attended University of
Jerusalem

Staci Di Bloch

If you win the scholarship,
you may attend The Hebrew.
University, Ben Gurion Univer-
sity, Tel Aviv University, Bar Ilan
University, or Haifa University.

1994 Award Recipient

Attended Hebrew
University of Jerusalem

For Application Form
or Details, phone

(810) 352 8670

-

Matthew David Levine

or write to address below

1995 Award Recipient

Attended Hebrew
University of Jerusalem

Final Day to Apply
is April 30, 1996

Harry')..iand Sarah Laker Israel Youth Scholarship Fund

Co-Sponsored by Congregation Beth Achim

ince Igor and Svetlana
Mishulin of Farmington
Hills have been in the Unit-
ed States for not quite five
years, they still have a few
months before they are eligible to
apply for citizenship.
Still, they want to make sure
their application is completed well
before that anniversary. They
even took and passed their writ-
ten naturalization exams in De-
cember.
"We want to be ready for our
citizenship when the time comes,"
said Dr. Mishulin, who went With
her husband to Jewish Family
Service in Southfield for a natu-
ralization workshop last week.
"It's helpful to be here and ask
questions if there is something
confusing on the application."
During the workshop, held
from 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. on March
14, 433 eligible Jewish immi-
grants from the former Soviet
Union completed their applica-
tions for naturalization. Staff from
the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Soci-
ety in New York and JFS were on
hand to help the New Americans
fill out the four-page application,
which includes biographical in-
formation, marital history, and
questions about memberships in
organizations and employment.
They also helped finger-print and
photograph those applying for cit-
izenship.
Thirty volunteers, including
Walker M. Stark of Huntington
Woods, helped with the process.
Mr. Stark, who emigrated to the
United States from Germany in
1938 when he was 19, spent part
of the afternoon asking applicants
for their green cards and check-
ing to see that they had been in
the United States for the required
period.

Mr. Stark felt it was important
for him to be there because "when
I came to this country, people
helped me and I was grateful.
This is my way of giving some of
it back."
Once the workshop partici-
pants left with completed appli-
cations, they could send their
paperwork, along with the $90
processing fee, to the Immigra-
tion and Naturalization Service
office in Detroit.
'We're getting people who have
been in this country for between
six and eight years," said Mar-
garet Demant, who chairs citi-
zenship events for JFS. "When I
asked them why they waited so
long to file, they said they are
afraid of government and bu-
reaucracy.
"None of these people are
strangers to JFS. Here, they feel

Over 400 Jewish
immigrants
completed their
applications.

they're among their own, and they
are familiar with this building
and the staff. I think that's the
reason we're so swamped."
Among those filling out the
forms, posing for pictures and get-
ting finger-printed were Vladimir
and Lana Ostrovskly of West
Bloomfield.
Although the couple became
stateless when they left the for-_
mer Soviet Union, they said they
already feel like U.S. citizens.
"The only big difference be-
tween being a citizen and a non-

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