A 2002 Michigan Press Association
General Excellence winner
Friday, Nov. 29, 2002
Kislev 24, 5763
Vol. CXXII, No. 16
he annual Jewish News
Chanukah Art Contest is a
to begin the
Chanukah holiday. We
always look forward to
seeing the work of hun-
dreds of talented young
artists and we work dili-
gently to select a repre-
sentative sampling of the
great art for this Chanukah issue. You
can find the best of the best on the cover
_ of this issue and beginning on page 64
One of our
favorite . activities
year is working .
with this con-
test. It isn't only
fun for the com-
are several JN
for many years to help select the winning
artists. This year's judges included
Dharlene Norris, Esther Tschirhart, Erin
Huf, Alison Blau and Alex Lumelsky.
It is always a thrill to inform the win-
ners and their families that they have
been selected, and to interview the
grand-prize winner whose work appears
on the cover of the Jewish News. This
year's winner, 10-year-old Rena Molnar
of West Bloomfield, is no exception. A
bright young lady who loves to draw,
Rena was surprised to learn that she had
won. She thought several of her class-
mates at Congregation Shir Tikvah in
Troy had created better entries. But our
We hope the beautiful art and bright
faces displayed in this issue from
throughout metropolitan Detroit — and
beyond — will begin your holiday with a
16 Fate Uncertain
37 A Sliver Of Hope
Plan to close Shaarey Zedek
Southfield nursery school
In shadow of war, Seeds of
Peace holds annual dinner.
18 Not By The Numbers
Medicare report tells only a partial
story about care at Danto.
57 jtockin' Shabbat
Adat Shalom clergy, friends record
the music of Friday night.
72 Eight Essentials
The eight essentials of Chanukah.
7.5 Still 'Hot'
"Best looking Jewish kid"
takes stage in classic.
31 A Host Of Challenges
Hillel Day School is a microcosm
of American Jewry.
97 Cheesy Custom
Eating dairy at Chanukah
recalls Judith's advantage.
A Candle For Peace
ne of the miracles of the modern State of Israel, born 54'/2 years
ago in the shadows of the Holocaust, is its survival against con-
With Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, beginning tonight, let
each of us light a candle not only to commemorate the Jewish rededica-
tion of the Temple in 165 BCE after the Assyrian-Greeks defiled the sanc-
tuary, but also secure the future of Israel.
May the collective candlepower burn away the lies, hatred and terror
thrust upon Israelis by Islamic extremists who won't rest until the Jewish
homeland is destroyed.
As American Jews, we must never let down our guard on behalf of our
Israeli brethren. Please have them in your hearts as you commemorate the
holiday that marks our people's fight for religious freedom.
Shabbat shalom and Chanukah sameiach!
Robert A. Sklar
Danny Raskin .. .92
Editor's Notebook . .5
Mazel Tov .
New Arrivals ... . 48
Out & About . . .76
Staff Notebook . .14
Torah Portion . .63
Artwork, Rena Molnar
Page design, Alex Lumelsky
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