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Heath J. Meri-
wether, publisher of
the Detroit Free Press,
will headline the next
Federation Forum to
be held on Thursday,
March 20, noon to
1:30 p.m., at the
Townsend Hotel in
topic will be
"Striking a Balance,"
reflecting on his recent trip to Israel.
Federation Forum is chaired by
Mindy Soble Kaufman and is spon-
sored by the Community Outreach
and Education Department (CORE)
of the Jewish Federation of
The cost for the luncheon is $25.
Reservations are requested by March
12 and can be made online at
www.thisisfecleration.org or by calling
Alaine Waldshan, (248) 203-1486.
The Arab American and Jewish Friends
will sponsor its annual essay/scholarship
contest for local high school junior and
senior students of Arabic, Chaldean and
The goal of the annual "Ties That
Bind" contest is to allow students to dia-
logue, interact and learn about each
other and each other's cultures.
Students are required to participate in
a cultural sharing day, giving them an
opportunity to not only share and learn
about their individual and cultural dif-
ferences, but to understand and cele-
brate their commonalities. Students are
partnered with each other on that day_
and are expected to spend additional
time getting to know one another and
exploring their respective values, beliefs
Participants work together to write an
essay about the ties that bind them as
people. A half-day writing workshop will
provide students with structure and
assistance. The final document must be
between 750-1,000 words. Essay win-
ners receive scholarship awards of $250-
$1,500. The money is raised vai the
annual AAJF dinner in June. The stu-
dents are welcome at the dinner, where
the contest winners will be honored.
Students interested in receiving infor-
mation about the contest can call (313)
567-6225. The application deadline is
Friday, March 21.