Newspaper of the Year
Friday, Aug. 23, 2002
Elul 15, 5762
Vol. CXXII, No. 2
Sta ff photo by Krista Husa
14 Finding The Formula
Jewish day schools use creative
methods to recruit science teachers.
41 With A Mitzvah
A Jewish way to mark
the Sept. 11 tragedy.
Community-• • •
45 Feeling Of Beshert
Tamarack has musical, joyous
celebration of 100 years.
Imp /Watts camper: Allison
Werthei wife- and S ,maw ha
both 14 of tau'
Illotthifield at the damp_' 1 0011
65 Constant Attention
Jewish On Campus
Clover Hill adds acreage,
ore and more Jewish programs
are actively seeking out Jewish
students on campus in hopes
of fending off the effects of disinterest,
assimilation and proselytizing.
"Many of the Jewish students we see are
apathetic in their practical approach to
Judaism, but deep down, we find they're
very, very interested in what it means to be
Jewish," says Rabbi Avraham Jacobovitz,
whose Oak Park-based Machon L'Torah-
The Jewish Learning Network of
Michigan operates the Jewish Resource
Center in Ann Arbor.
JRC serves students from all streams of
Judaism. The most-pressing issue on their
minds is a successful college agenda,
providing little time for anything else, says
Rabbi Jacobovitz, known as "Rabbi J" to
students and friends.
"It's crucial that we reach out to them
because they're at a juncture where the
decisions they make will determine the
way they go in life," he says. "It may take a
long time for the right moment to come
for them to seek us out."
78 Inconvenient Woman
Israeli actress gets caught
between generations at war.
101 Family Recipes
Good holiday cooking
is in the genes.
107 Start Smart
Back to school with cool
facts on Judaism, education.
Rabbi J also serves as a rabbinic adviser
to other Michigan universities, including
Michigan State, Wayne State and Western
Michigan. He works in concert with
campus Hillels, he says, to "enhance the
opportunities for Jewish learning and
"Even for the most firmly committed,
maintaining a strong Jewish connection
on today's college campus is difficult,"
says Richard Moline of Koach College
Outreach, a project of the United
Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
"The familiarity and comfort of home is
Today's Cover Story, directed by Story
Development Editor Keri Guten Cohen,
provides a glimpse into Jewish campus life
in Michigan. As always, we invite your
Robert A. Sklar, editor
Cover Story page 25
110 Young Man's Disease
Testicular cancer is easily cured
if men only would chec
A 2001 Michigan Press Association
The Jewish Focus On Education
Michigan colleges increase Jewish offerings —
both in and out of the classroom.
On the cover.
At Machon LTorahs Jewish Resource Center in Ann Arbor are, standing
Joel Ring 33, of Vag Colo.; Devorah Matthews Schenectady 20, of New
York Ci t y; Joanna Steinhardt 23, of Huntington Woods; Brett Kifferstein,
20, of West Bloomfield; Lindsay Klein, 25, ofAtknta; Shira Klein, 20, of
West Bloomfield; Louie Whitesman, 22, of Denver; Rabbi Aaron
Eisemann of Oak Park; seatech Avital Landau, 20, of Oak Park; Jessica
Leeb, 20, of Orchard Lake; Sara Rubinog 21, of Toledo.
B'nai Mitzvah . . . 57
Danny Raskin . . . 96
Editor's Notebook . .5
New Arrivals . .
Out & About
Staff Notebook . . 12
Torah Portion . . .74
Photography, Krista Huss
Page design, Alex Lumelsky
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