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March 22, 1996 - Image 93

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1996-03-22

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Micro Chips 'N' Salsa
Surfin' Rock 'N' Roll

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Sweet Bytes
Melafefon: Gig Of The Gurki
Young adults affiliated with the
A Wolverine foursome will per-
American Committee for the form Israeli rock songs during the
Weizmann Institute of Science will upcoming Celebration of Jewish
sponsor Dr. Udi Meirav, an Is- Art, to be held 12-4:30 p.m. Sun-
raeli researcher who will speak on day, March 24, at the Ann Arbor
— get this —"The Bizarre Future Civic Theater, 2275 Platt Road off
of the Microchip."
of Washtenaw.
The presentation, to be held at
Jeremy Shere, Dan Shere,
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Steve Maize and Richard Klar-
the Big Surf Cyber Cafe in Birm- men — all students or former stu-
ingham, will be followed by a how- dents at Michigan's most
to Internet demonstration. Very noteworthy institution of higher
learning — have formed an un-
So, tell me, what's bizarre — usual musical ensemble on cam-
and, evidently, so universally rel- pus.
evant — about a microchip?
It's called, tentatively, "Melafe-
Howard Jacobson, who
fon." Sounds like: mel-
helped organize the event,
ah-fa-phone, as in
suggests a vision: "Com-
cucumber. Sounds a
puters are getting quicker
lot better in Hebrew,
and smaller all the time.
and that's the whole
Someday, you might have
a day planner on your
Shere, Shere, Maize
and Blue-I-Mean Klan
Or a calculator in your RUTH LITTMANN men struck up their
necklace, video games on
band about five
car dashboards and caller
months back. "We just
I.D. blinking from belt
started it as a lark,"
buckles of guys with cellular says Jeremy. "Just for fun."
. When things clicked, they
The Weizmann night costs $25. seized the chance to popularize
Participants will be treated to modern Israeli music for local au-
sweet "bytes," coffee and surfing diences. For a few hours each
time at the Cyber Cafe, 750 South week, the guys practiced in the at-
tic of Jeremy's Fifth Avenue house.
For reservations and more in-
A sampling of their ever-ex-
formation — or, to get involved panding repertoire: "Ani Ohev
with the Ambassadors Division Otach" (I Love You) by Friends of
(Weizmann's group for young Natasha; "The Old Bus Station"
adults) — call Daphna Ruby at by the Tea-Packs; and "Boi Kemo
(810) 258-9890.
She-at" — better known as "Come
As You Are" by Nirvana.
For more information about
Melafefon (the band plays for
simchot), call (313) 332-8694.
If you've got questions about the
free Celebra-
Left: Randy Topper: tion of Jewish
Back from his first
Art, sponsored
trip to Never-Never- by the Ann
Arbor Jewish
Below: Danielle
Kuffler: Wigged out. Center, call


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Aaron Kleid and Jill Barack, engaged,
first set eyes on each other at the HMD
office at Wayne State.

Sam Sokolove at (313) 971-0990.
"I think (Melafefon) will be a
very good experience, especially
for American young people," says
Sam. "It'll give them an idea of
what their peers are doing in

Strange Daze
Sahar Oz, with candy wrap-
pers and popcorn pinned to his
black T-shirt, came disguised as
the messy floor of a movie theater.
Rachel Lawson was Punky
Brewster, the way-too-cute kid of
bygone family T.V.
Mira Zeevi wore a mustache
and came as Charlie Chaplin.
Amy Goodman bravely showed
her faux hairy face as an anony-
mous bearded man.
Danielle Kuffler, with a wig,
looked like Elvira gone blonde.
Randy Topper dropped in, a
charming Peter Pan. And some-
one else lent spirituality to the
scene as Rabbi Efry Spectre.
The recent Purim Ball, spon-
sored by Hillel of Metro Detroit,
drew upwards of 100 wacky peo-
ple in even wackier wear.
To Adat Shalom, a co-sponsor
in Farmington Hills. There was
dancing, a cappuccino bar, choco-
late strawberries, pastries and car-
nival games. Prizes went to young
adults who donned the most cre-
ative costumes.
Kevin Elbinger, a longtime
HMD leader, emceed the post-
Sabbath festivities. In a subtle po-
litical statement, Avi Drissman
wore a baseball cap and sus
penders over his plaid shirt. Tout-
ing racially offensive buttons (and
rumored to have been spewing the
glory of tariffs), Avi showed up to
the gala dressed as a Buchanan

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