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March 14, 2003 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-03-14

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For Openers

Mitchell's Mitzvah Mosaic

Hills and Dalai Katsir of West Bloomfield designed the
Instead of "cutting a rug" on
multi-colored
mosaic. It has a Shabbat theme, with a
the dance floor, friends and
tallit,
candles
and
flowers.
family members of Mitchell
The
artists
helped
guests cut the pieces of colored
Adler celebrated his bar mitz-
glass
into
various
shapes
and place them on the wooden
vah by cutting colored glass pieces to
background,
according
to
the pre-drawn pattern. A
create a mosaic wall-hanging for the
group
of
Fleischman
residents
also were invited to help.
lobby of the Fleischman Residence in
Everyone
worked
together,
including
Mitchell's sis-
West Bloomfield.
ters,
Eden,
10,
and
Jesse,
6.
Mitchell, who attends Hillel Day
RONELLE
The mosaic was installed in the main entrance lobby
School
of Metropolitan Detroit, is the
GRIER
of
the residence later that week.
Special to the son of Nancy and Jeffrey Adler of
"I
felt so good when I saw it hanging on the wall,"
Jewish News Farmington Hills. His bar mitzvah
said Mitchell. "It
service
was amazing."
took place
Printed
at
across
the top
Congregation Beth Ahm in
and
bottom
West Bloomfield on Feb.
of the mosaic,
15. The party at
in Hebrew
Fleischman was held the
and
English,
following day.
is
a
quotation
The Adders had formed
from Leviticus,
an attachment to the facili-
the third book
ty when Mitchell's aunt,
of the Torah,
Esther Newman, lived
which
reads,
there. After she died,
"Rise
before
Mitchell and his mother
the aged and
continued to visit the
bring
beauty
home, helping the residents
to
those
who
play bingo, which had been
are
wise."
one of Mrs. Newman's
"What a
favorite activities.
statement,"
"My son didn't want the
Bar mitzvah celebrant Mitchell Adler places glass tiles onto the
said Carol
typical dance party," his
mosaic with Fleischman residents Shirley Seyburn, Gertrude
Rosenberg,
asso-
mother said. "We tried to
Brainim and Ida Zuroffl
ciate
director
of
think of something that
Jewish
Home
would be fun and meaning-
and Aging Services. "It sums up what we're all about,
ful at the same time. Fleischman immediately came to
the art of Jewish care-giving.
mind."
"This was a magnificent get-together for young and
"My mom and I decided it would be very fitting to
old.
It served so many purposes — love, caring, joy,"
have my bar mitzvah party there," said Mitchell, who
Rosenberg
said. "The Adders have tzedakah [righteous
credits his mother for planning and implementing the
acts]
in
their
blood, they really understand what com-
entire event. "She came up with the idea, she organized
munity
is
all
about.
the whole thing. She was very devoted."
"It
was
beyond
gorgeous; it was a 'happening."' ❑
Local artists Gail Rosenbloom Kaplan of Farmington

I

"Shabbat candles start a beautiful 25 hours of rest and spirituality time for me. I try to
think about the past week and if any changes need to be made, how I can best do that and
what I can focus on the next week to come."

— Lana Sherman, Oak Park, administrative assistant

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© 2003

I

t is estimated that one out of five Jews reg-
ularly votes Republican. There are current-
ly two Jewish Republicans in the U.S.
Senate (Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and
Norm Coleman of Minnesota), but there is only
one in the House. Can you name that con-
gressperson?

— Goldfein

TRIT2JIA JO

loittED D!2

:13A1SUV

Quotables

"The beauty of the Jewish tradition lies in its open-
ness to debate and dialogue. We do not always have
to agree with one another. We do, however, have to
allow each to speak."

— Jill Jacobs, a fifth -year rabbinical student at the
Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York
City, quoted in her commentary in the Forward.

"It's clear that we're living in fear. In Israel, we have a
term ... 'the routinization of emergency.' We're
adapters, survivors. We're doing a lot of improvi-
sion."

— Sociologist Oz Almog of the University of Haifa,
quoted in the February Hadassah magazine article,
"Security and New Moves: Period of Adjustment."

Yiddish Limericks

Saddam is enjoying the stress
Of making the whole U.N. guess.
`Y1 magayfe," he'll rant,
"Zol dikh trefiz,* but can't."
Don't bank on it, says the U.S.

— Martha Jo Fleischmann

Shabbat Candlelighting

Women's Organization.
To submit a candlelighting

Don't Know

* (literal) You should find (guess the whereabouts
of) a plague.
(idiomatic curse) A plague should befall you.

Yiddish-isms

nebbish

Candlelighting

Candlelighting

Friday, March 14: 6:19 p.m.

Friday, March 21: 6:27 p.m.

Shabbat Ends

Shabbat Ends.

Saturday, March 15: 7:22 p.m.

Saturday, March 22: 7:30 p.m.

An innocuous, ineffectual, weak, helpless or hap-
less unfortunate. A "loser."

Source: From The New Joys of Yiddish by Leo
Calvin Rosten, edited by Lawrence Bush, copy-
right 2001, by the Rosten Family LLC. Used by
permission of the Rosten Family LLC.

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