Detroiters will commemorate terror victims through
photos, stories and a special community photograph.
cos, bus stations and restaurants.
"It is important to take visible
action, and to take the message
n Tisha b'Av next week,
beyond the confines of the Jewish
community," said Cohen, also not-
when Jews mourn the
destruction of both Holy
ing that the high proportion of ter-
rorist-caused deaths in Israel, per
other historic losses,
capita, would translate to
Detroit will be among the
a loss of 19,357 American
communities also focusing
attention on a rnodern-
A focal point of the
day tragedy: the targeted
"Vigil for Israel" that's
mass murder of civilians
unique to Detroit, Cohen
said, will be the taking of
More than 400 Israeli
a photograph to symbol-
civilians have been killed
ize our community's com-
and thousands wounded
passion for the victims of
since the intifada
terrorism. A group of 400
volunteers will stand
started in September
COMMEM ORATING among pictures of 400
2000. Keeping their mem-
terror victims to show
ory alive is important to
so many lost lives
the Oak Park-based Labor
Zionist Alliance — which
The event is scheduled
decided to organize a local show of
for the evening of Wednesday, July
17, outside of the JCC in West
strength and solidarity with the
Bloomfield. (See box below for
Israeli people in conjunction with
details.) The photo will appear in the
the American Zionist Movement, a
Jewish News and will be sent to other
New York-based umbrella organiza-
local media, to an Israeli newspaper
tion for U.S. Zionist groups.
and to elected officials.
A number of Jewish groups and
institutions will sponsor the local
Local sponsors, in addition to
Labor Zionist Alliance, are Aish
component of the AZM's national
program, "Vigil for Israel:
HaTorah, American Red Magen
David for Israel, Congregation B'nai
Commemorating Victims of Terror."
Moshe, Detroit Friends of Israel, the
Making the local arrangements are
Jewish News, Hadassah, Jewish
Labor Zionist Alliance President
Community Council of
Jeremy Salinger of Southfield and
Metropolitan Detroit, Jewish
Don Cohen of West Bloomfield, an
independent Israel advocacy consult-
Community Center of Metropolitan
Detroit, Jewish National Fund,
ant who runs the Web site
National Council of Jewish Women
and Temple Emanu-El. ❑
To remember each precious life
lost to terrorist attacks, photos of
the victims and a recitation of their
stories will be shared at two loca-
Volunteers are needed for the
tions: 6-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July
community photograph. To reg-
17, at the Jewish Community Center
ister in advance for the picture,
in West Bloomfield and 10 a.m.-9
or 'to host or participate in pre-
p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Temple
senting a photo display any day
Emanu-El in Oak Park.
between July 19-21, call (248)
Additionally, between July 19-2 1 ,
967-3170 or visit the Web site
Salinger and Cohen are placing
-If you want to register in person
smaller displays of the photos in
for the group photograph, cc me
outdoor places around metro Detroit
for viewing by Jews and non-Jews
to the JCC in West Bloomfield
alike. The places will be similar to
(near the preschool playground)
those where many Israelis lost their
no later than 7 p.m. on July 17.
lives, such as pedestrian malls, dis-
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