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November 01, 2002 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-11-01

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• 2002


before your mother!

Chanukah Stamp
Once More

Mitzvah You Have Ever Been To...Trust Us!
Jeffrey Eric Tischler (known
affectionately as JET), will
absolutely be called to the
Torah at 6:30 p.m. on
Sunday, Nov. 3 at Temple
Israel, whether he's ready or
not — the caterer's deposit
just became non-refundable.
He is the son of Steven and Susan Tischler
and the brother of Stacey. Grandparents are
Ida and Sol Tischler, who flew in early from
Boca just so there won't be any problem
missing a flight, and Grandpa Chuckie
Stein, who will be there on time but can lis-
ten to the end of the football game on a small
radio if he wants. Jeff attends North Hills
Middle School, where his grades just haven't
improved at all. Jeff has finally decided on a
mitzvah project, which involved donating
old XBOX, Game Cube and Play Station 2
games to the first charitable organization he
found in the phone book.
Sunday, Nov. 3 • Temple Israel • 6:30 p.m.
For tickets or more information,
call JET at (248) 788-2900.

onald Scheiman's efforts to
ensure that American mail is
graced with a stamp in cele-
bration of Chanukah have spread
across the country.
"Let's just say I am a one-man
advertising agency for just one item,"
says the Holbrook, N.Y., postal clerk,
who relayed information on the stamp
to 100 Jewish newspapers and 141
Jewish agencies nationwide.
The self-adhesive
"Hanukkah stamp,"
1.1 A
with a colorful depic-
tion of a lighted meno-
rah, is the work of
Washington, D.C.,
graphic designer
Hannah Smotrich. First
made available in 1996, it was the first
stamp to be jointly issued by Israel
and the United States.
The re-printed, re-valued 37-cent
stamp has been available this year
since Oct. 11, but Scheiihan says, "If
your local post office does not have
the stamps, tell the postmaster to
order them immediately."
In 1993, Scheiman became involved
in the fight for the creation of the
stamp as well as efforts toward the 1994
change in the postal regulation that for-
bade the display of a Chanukah meno-
rah as part of the holiday. decorations.
"Chanukah menorahs [menorozI —
without a Star of David on them — are a
permitted holiday display," he says, in ref-
erence to the July 2002 Post Operations
Manual, Issue 9, Section 124.57c.
Scheiman is continuing his push
toward having a new and different
Chanukah stamp printed each year.
And his correspondence still ends with
the tag line, "The Quest for Annual
Hanukkah Stamps.
For information and requests for the
Chanukah stamp and post office
Chanukah displays, contact your local
post office.

— Shelli Liebman Dorfman

School Conference
On Shoah Survivors

66 W hen it's cold outside and

you're safe inside wearing
a sweater, that's not the
time to thank God. That's the time to
go out and make sure someone outside
isn't cold."
This is a message Jane Taubenfeld
Cohen's father, a Holocaust survivor,

used to tell his children.
Cohen, now head of the South Area
Solomon Schechter (SASS) Day
School in Stoughton, Mass., feels that
the message of giving and hope repre-
sented by the now-elderly survivors
should not die with them.
With this goal in mind, she devel-
oped the L'Chaim project, a curricu-
lum for grades 1-8 that focuses on the
lives of Holocaust survivors after
World War II — and the lessons suc-
ceeding generations can learn from
them. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie
Wiesel is the project's honorary chair.
Day school educators
from throughout the
United States are invited
to a conference on the
project at the Boston-area
school Monday and
Tuesday, Nov. 11-12.
"We want not just to
present what we did, but
how to use it in your school," Cohen
During the past year, students and
adult mentors at the SASS Day School
interviewed about 30 survivors and
published a book highlighting the sur-
vivors' achievements since 1945. The
school choir performed an original
cantata in English, Hebrew and
Yiddish; the school orchestra learned
Yiddish melodies; a living museum was
begun and students created sculptures
to capture the meaning of the project.
"For us, it was all-encompassing, but
schools can use the project in any way,"
said Cohen.
She said her curriculum emphasizes
the lives and accomplishments of sur-
vivors after the Holocaust to show that
"Hitler didn't triumph."
"Survivors have had a huge impact
on our culture and our lives," Cohen
said. "Their resilience teaches us about
perseverance, family, community, our
faith and the sacredness of life."
For information about the Nov. 11-
12 conference, contact Sandi Morgan,
project coordinator, at (781) 341-
8040 or e-mail smorgan@sassds.org .

— Diana Lieberman


• In "Vision For Israel" (Oct. 11,
page 26), Alana Graziano, 22, is
a recent graduate of Kalamazoo .
• In "Argentinean Jews Focus Of
SZ Show" (Oct. 25, page 14),
John Sloan is a junior at the
International Academy, a public
high school in Bloomfield Hills.




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