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May 24, 1996 - Image 33

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1996-05-24

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Getting An Early Start On Art

f your child fancies himselfa budding Camille Pissarro, or perhaps a Pablo
Picasso, here's his chance to give his talent a try.
The University of Michigan's Museuth of Art is giving children the op-
portunity to mimic the masters, or create their own memorable works of
art, with crayons and specially prepared coloring sheets. •
The project was prepared by Thom Walsh and features outlines of works
by Picasso, Tiffany, Dubois-Pillet and others. The coloring sheets, a drawing
board and bag of crayons are available at no cost at the museum's informa-
tion desk.
Also included in the coloring sheets is Pissarro's 1876 oil Young Girl Knit-
ting. Pissarro (1830-1903) was born into a Sephardic-Jewish family. At 17
he began working as a clerk in his father's general store, but he ran away
to Venezuela to become an artist. He later settled in Paris.
Pissarro was an Impressionist whose colleagues and friends included
Cezanne, Renoir and Monet. His sons Lucien, Georges, Felix, Ludovic-
Rudolphe and Paul-Emile also were artists.
The U-M museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m., on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. From
Memorial Day to Labor Day the museum will open at 11 a.m Tuesday through
Saturday. There is no charge for admission.


The Cat's

o people say you look like your
cat? Are you and your dog an
exact match? Could you and
your fish be twins? If so, Fam-
ily Fun wants to hear from you!
Please send a photo of you and your
look-alike pet to Family Fun, do The Jew-
ish News, 27676 Franklin
Road, Southfield, MI
48034. If we agree that
you two are doubles, we'll
run your picture on this
page! (If you would like
your photo re-
turned, be sure
to include a self-
stamped en-




randparents, if you're
looking for a great gift
for your grandchildren,
consider making a
"When I Was a Little Girl (or
Boy)," book.
For this great project, sent
in by Claudia Mandelbaum of
Overland Park, Kan., all you
need is a blank book, pho-
tographs and other family me-
mentos, a pen and your

Air Torah

ew York (JTA) — Men have been
there; women have been there.
Even monkeys have been there.
Now, a Sefer Torah has joined the
growing list of earthly objects that have
traveled in space.
"Wherever Jews have wandered, they
have taken the Torah," said Jeffrey Hoff-
man, a Jewish astronaut who carried the
scroll while aboard a trip on the space shut-
tle Columbia last March. "Astronauts are
human beings, and when we travel we take
with us our culture and heritage. It is im-
portant to me to take my Jewish her-
itage with me, as well."
On other space shuttle mis-
sions, Mr. Hoffman has car-
ried a dreidel, a silver
pendant inscribed with
the prayer for a safe jour-
ney; a mezuzah; a yad
(used to point to words
while reading from the
Torah) and a breastplate.
Mr. Hoffman is a member of
Congregation Or Hadash in

Dedicated To The
One I Love

Do you have an idea
or photo that would be
good for The Jewish News
Fun for the Family section?

Houston. The synagogue donated the Se-
fer Torah he took with him on the shuttle
trip. In addition to bringing the Sefer Torah,
Mr. Hoffman had his grandfather's tallit,
in which he wrapped the Sefer Torah.
The "Space Torah," 7 inches long and 4
inches across, was unveiled to the public at
Congregation Or Hadash. Despite its corn-
pact size, it is completely

lie One Om


re you looking for a
new way to tell
Please send to
your friends, fami-
Elizabeth Applebaum,
K. We've seen a lot of nice dedications
ly and colleagues
Family Fun, do The Jewish News,
in books, but this one, sent in by the
how much you appreciate
Fox family of Oak Park, certainly
27676 Franlilin Rd.,
them? Then take this tip from
takes the cake.
the Ferndale school district.
Southfield, MI 48634
Magnetic Resonance: Bio-effects, Safety and
For Staff Appreciation Day, teachers
Photos become the
in the Ferndale Adult Education De-
Patient Management (sounds like fun reading!),
published by Raven Press, was written by Frank
Property of The Jewish News
partment received a large pretzel,
and cannot be returned.
G. Shellock and Emanuel Kanal.
a o t , with a oem b Di-
shape d inIm
Mr. Kanal dedicated his book to his parents and
ane Rizzo of Grant School. It began: "Un-
to his wife, "my Eishes Chayil — my everything." (Eish-
appreciative we are knot..."
es Chayil is, of course, Hebrew for "righteous woman.")



Begin by collecting as many
treasures from your past as
you can find: birth certificates,
newspaper articles, menus
from restaurants where you
ate, photographs of the first
home where you lived, a post-
card from the city of your
birth. It's best to focus on
your own youth (rather
than try to write a complete
autobiography) as this is cer-
tain to especially interest your
grandchildren. Not only will
they be able to identify with
another child, but they will
appreciate hearing about a
way of life very different from
their own.
Next, place the items in
chronological order and
consider which you will
want to use.
Finally, glue them in
the blank book, leaving
- for your com-
- plenty of room
ments. The more personalized
and the more details you can
remember, the more your
grandchildren (and genera-
tions thereafter) will enjoy it.
Tell them all about life
" when you grew up:
what people ate (in-
clude favorite fami-
ly recipes, if
available), what they
wore, how much things cost,
where you liked to play.

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