Making Her Mark
hoppers at the annual Temple
Israel Book Fair will come away
with a bookmark created by one
of the synagogue's own students,
9-year-old Rebecca Glasser.
Rebecca, daughter of Allen and Lynda
Glasser of Orchard Lake, won the Grand
Prize in the synagogue's recent book-
mark design contest for religious-
Special to the in preschool
Jewish News through fifth
bookmark is being reproduced
for inclusion in every purchase
made during the Book Fair,
which runs Sunday-Thursday,
Dec. 1-5, at the temple in West
Bloomfield. In addition to that
honor, Rebecca will receive a
$25 Book Fair gift certificate.
"I was stunned at first when I Rebecca Glasser and the
found out I won," Rebecca said. bookmark bearing
"Now I'm just really over-
whelmed with excitement."
Rebecca, who has taken class-
es at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center in
Birmingham, said she enjoys all kinds of artwork.
"I like doing anything where I can use my hands," she
Her mother added, "Rebecca has always been very cre-
ative, very artsy-craftsy."
Contest guidelines stated that the bookmarks must
incorporate the themes of reading and -Judaism.
Rebecca's design, drawn in colored pencils, shows a girl
reading a book. A thought bubble above her head depicts
the world surrounded by children holding hands. In the
center of the world, she's drawn a Star of David inside of
"I wanted to show how Jewish children can all be dif-
ferent, but still share a lot of things in common, like our
religion, the holidays and reading," Rebecca said.
There were more than 650 entries from students. In
addition to Rebecca's prize, a first pri'ie and an honorable
mention were awarded within each age group.
Members of the Temple Israel Book Fair
Committee served as judges.
"The judges were very impressed with the,
attention to detail in Rebecca's drawing,"
said Rachel Kamin, director of the libraries
and media center at Temple Israel.
"Although the drawings of the children
are very small, each one has a different
Other prize winners include Claire
Cantor, Jill Spohn, Kelly Giuliani, Tyler
Weberman and Valerie Levine of West
Bloomfield; Alexandra Kamen of
Wixom; Brandt Williams, Julia Fertel
and Sara Al-Azem of Walled Lake;
Lauren Sallen and Megan Fox of
Orchard Lake; Ava Scott of
Birmingham; and Noah Collen of
"I hope a lot of people come to the
book fair," Rebecca said. "I want everyone to see my
The annual Temple Israel Book Fair runs Dec. 1-5 at
the temple, 5725 Walnut Lake Road, West
Bloomfield. Hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m." Sunday, 9 a.m.-
6:30 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m.-
4:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Information: (248) 661-5700.
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— Bernard Lewis, in his book "What
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ter issr ofRefirm Judaism magazine.
"This is real barbarity, but it doesn't
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increased vandalism at the centug-old
cemetery of the 800 person Jewish commu-
nity in this North African, Spanish-ruled
enclave, as quoted by JTA.
"When you light Shabbos candles, you feel a kind of glow inside of
you, like at that time you are closest to Hashem. It makes you spe-
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Dad's diet is taking a beating.
This Chanukah, Mom caught him
He stood in his gotkehs*
Knee-deep in the latkehs**
Ts2plotzed un tsshprungen*** from eating.
— Martha Jo Fleischmann
* long underwear
** traditional potato pancakes fried in
oil for Chanukah
*** (idiomatic) filled to bursting
A rag;,cheap, shoddy junk; a person •
unworthy of respect.
(Source: The Joys of Yiddish by Leo