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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-05-16

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For Openers

Shticky Business

talks, often done with accents, are laced with "human-inter-
S ometimes she's a Yankee Doodle Dandy.
est
stories, which help impart knowledge," Dunitz said.
Or she might be a clown, an aviator or "El
She
also donates her time to do a free presentation for
Orador Fascinador" — a saucy Spanish lady with a
service groups called
fan.
"Revolutionary Results in
Whoever she chooses to be when
Recessionary Times." The 30-40
she presents educational talks to
minute programs cover several
audiences, Carol Dunitz seeks to
"how-to" topics from the com-
make the experience entertaining.
munications modules, including
Dunitz, a veteran advertising and
shmoozing, working a room,
marketing "communicologist" from
improving sales and advertising
Ann Arbor, has
effectiveness and building non-
been writing
verbal skills.
music and per-
Dunitz plays Uncle Sam for
forming since
the volunteer programs, and she
childhood. She
was only too happy to perform
was an undergrad-
one of her original songs for this
uate theater major
reporter.
at the University
Jewish Community Council
of Michigan and
of
Metropolitan Detroit
ESTHER
she received her
Executive Director David Gad-
Ph.D. from
ALLWEISS
Had, who attended Dunitz's
TSCHIRHART Wayne State
speech for the West Bloomfield
University's
Special to the
Optimists, said she "was humor-
Department of
Jewish News
ous and outgoing and provided
Speech
us with pragmatic suggestions
Communication,
on how we can communicate
Theater and Journalism.
more effectively."
Some 18 months ago, with her
Psychologist Robert Hack,
livelihood threatened by the eco-
who booked her for the West
nomic downturn, the mother of four Carol Dunitz as Uncle Sam, a persona she adopts
Bloomfield Rotary Club, said,
teenaged daughters "finally
when she makes presentations to civic groups.
"She had an interesting way of
embraced" a career path that people
putting her points across and
had frequently suggested for her.
looking at the positive side of life."
Dunitz reinvented herself as a speaker on business commu-
Gail Gotthelf Fisher, a media salesperson, heard Dunitz
nications — but a fun one.
speak to the Birmingham Lions and also knows her from
As part of her business, "The Last Word," Dunitz offers
advertising. "She's very witty and creative," Fisher said.
clients a choice of "info-tainment modules" that she pro-
"She has a knack for creating messages that grab your atten-
duces and performs herself. Costumed to suit each theme,
tion
and get you involved."
she speaks and also sings to association and corporate
Dunitz has found her audiences to be very responsive:
groups in Michigan or as far away as Houston and Biloxi,
1 laughing a lot, posing questions and sometimes giving her
Miss.
standing ovations.
Handouts help the audience review her points about dry-
"They've even asked me to e-mail my song lyrics. It's a
sounding topics, such as "Communications for Health Care
real
thrill." ❑
Professionals" and "Top-Notch Customer Service." Her

Shabbat Candlelighting

"Lighting Shabbat candles makes me feel warm inside, and I am happy to
be doing something that God told us to do. It's nice to celebrate Shabbat
with the family."

— Lauren Goldstein, 11, West Bloomfield

Sponsored by Lubavitch
Women's Organization.
To submit a candlelighting
message or to receive
complimentary candlesticks
and information on Shabbat
candlelighting, call Miriam
Amzalak of Oak Park at
(248) 967-5056 or e-mail:

mamzalak@juno.com

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ews could be reminded to use
eight candles for Chanukah, as
opposed to two for Shabbat
and seven in the synagogue, by
looking at the first two Hebrew letters of
the holiday's Hebrew name. How?

— Goldfein

•(sl-q2ii) Jo..qvu piOM
maiqaH atp jo .Tan al lsnj alp ‘unu sr
Jana' puopas sir !ni2ID • o uowenumu
-e!nutua2 E get' tptim %No Jana'
alp TplM str!2aq LIENnumo :Jamsuy

notables

"A generation of young Jews grows
more distant from Israel as Israel
grows more distant from them. Public
relations campaigns aren't going to
bring more young Jews to Israel, just
as these same campaigns won't solve
the problems of contemporary Israel.
Only trading in hard political choices
will do that."

— Jo AnnMort, co-author of the new
book "Our Hearts Invent a Place: Can
Kibbutzim Survive in Today's Israel?"
(Cornell University Press), as quoted in
the Forward.

Yiddish Limericks

My tsi-tsiss* help me feel secure,
And not at loose ends, or unsure.
If I didn't wear 'ern,
Deep in my gederem**
I'd feel nahkedik,*** as it were.

— Martha Jo Fleischmann

* four-cornered, fringed religious
garment worn by men beneath a shirt
** bowels
*** naked

Yiddish-isms

levaye

Candlelighting

Candlelighting

Friday, May 16, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, May 23, 8:37 p.m.

Shabbat Ends

Shabbat Ends

Saturday, May 17, 9:40 p.m.

Saturday, May 24, 9:48 p.m.

Funeral

Source: From The New Joys of Yiddish
by Leo Calvin Rosten, edited by
Lawrence Bush, copyright 2001, by
the Rosten Family LLC. Used by per-
mission of the Rosten Family LLC.

J147

5/16
2003

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