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May 16, 2003 - Image 39

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-05-16

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Women's Forum
Hosts Hassan

War's Moral Basis
Is Topic At Aish

The Detroit Women's Forum, a proj-
ect of the American Jewish
Committee, will hear Riffat Hassan,
chair of Religious Studies and
Humanities, University of Kentuc
at its final luncheon meeting noon
Friday, May 16, at the First
Congregational Church, 33 E. Forest
at Woodward, Detroit.
She will speak on the role of
women in post-Taliban Afghanistan
and the images of Muslim women in
western society and feminist theology
in the context of the Islamic tradition.
Hassan was born of a Saiyyad
Muslim family in Pakistan. She
received advanced degrees from the
University of Durham, England and
has been involved in interreligious
dialogue with Jews, Christians and
Muslims with a focus on human
Luncheon cost is $16; reservations
are required. Vegetarian meals will be
offered. Checks should be made out
to DWF/AJC and mailed to
American Jewish Committee, 6735
Telegraph Road, Suite 320,
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301. For
information, call (248) 646-7686.

In the wake of the military victory in
Iraq, the question still looms, is
America, or any country justified in
invading a sovereign nation because it
thinks it is morally obliged to do so?
What makes one county more moral
than the next? Can there be an objec-
tive standard of right and wrong with
which to measure a coun-
try's moral standing in
the context of the world
at large? Even if America
was justified in invading
Iraq, what are the guide-
lines to this type of mili-
tary action and what may
the fallout be?
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Berger
May 21, the Aish Center
will host Rabbi Motty
Berger, who will speak on "Moral
Imperialism." Rabbi Berger wilraddress
the above questions and will take ques-
Rabbi Berger is former director of
Aish's Discovery Productions. Mort
Klein, president of the Zionist
Organization of America, refers to
Rabbi Berger as his guide in interna-
tional relations and Mideast policy.
The Aish Center is on the garden
level of the 555 Building in downtown
Birmingham. Aish was founded to be a
meeting place for ideas and social
events for young Jewish professionals
and families.
The charge for the evening is $5. For
more information, call Ovadia Sofer,
Aish director of programming, at (248)
593-5138 or e-mail:

Hadassah Group
Holds Installation

Patricia Oseff of West Bloomfield was
installed for a second term as president
of the 648-member Eleanor Roosevelt
Hadassah Group at the Zionist women's
organization's May 13 installation din-
ner at Hadassah House.
Jackie Cohen of West Bloomfield,
one of the group's programming chairs,
was honored as Roosevelt Woman of
the Year.
Susie Barr of West Bloomfield, a for-
mer Roosevelt president, installed the
2003-2004 board. In addition to
President Oseff and Cohen, the
Roosevelt officers for the coming year
are Brenda Alms, Gayle Eder, Evelyn
Freeman, Raya Goldenberg, Sharon
Goldenberg, Judy Goodman, Phyllis
Jarvis, Sonja Kass, Gail Katz, Ilene
Klegon, Roz Klein, Eva Lande, Anita
Naigles, Bertha Rochlin, Carol Shuster,
Rita Sukenic, Janel Tarnow, Esther
Allweiss Tschirhart and Doreen Turbow.
Eleanor Roosevelt Group, part of the
Greater Detroit Chapter of Hadassah,
raises money for the Hadassah Medical
Organization in Israel.




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JARC Dedicates
Group Home

JARC will celebrate the dedication of its
new Jack and Evelyn Schreier Home
Sunday, May 18, 1-3 p.m.
The home in Farmington Hills was a
recent gift to JARC from the Schreiers
and is one of 20 group homes in south-
ern Oakland County owned and oper-
ated by JARC. Two men with develop-
mental disabilities live in the home.
Rabbi Charles Popky of
Congregation Beth Ahm will officiate at
the 2 p.m. dedication ceremony, which
is open to the public. JARC House
Beautification Committee member
Carol Ellis is chair of the event. To
attend, call Rena Friedberg, (248) 538-



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