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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-08-15

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When • • •

From the pages of the Jewish News
from this week 10, 20, 30, 40, 50
and 60 years ago.

Keeping It Kosher

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Ice cream and doughnut shop patrons help maintain new restaurant's menu.

one of only seven kosher restaurants
in metro Detroit spearheaded a com-
munity phone call and e-mail barrage
asking for support. Customer care
representatives at Allied Domecq
were contacted with requests to
reconsider the policy and to keep the
restaurant kosher.
"There is no way we would have
been able to stay kosher without the
support of this close-knit communi-
ty," Jabbori said.
"The outpour of community sup-

About 70 percent of the new shop's
clientele came from kashrut-obser-
vant Jews, including many from the
ord that the new Royal
nearby neighborhoods.
Oak Township Dunkin'
"At 1 and 2 a.m. Sunday, there
Donuts-Baskin Robbins
were still families here together eat-
would remain kosher
ing," Jabbori said.
— despite concerns to the contrary
Jabbori can gauge the increase in
— traveled fast among kashrut-obser-
customers that accompanied the tran-
vant patrons last Thursday night.
sition to kosher because the Dunkin'
"We were extremely busy," co-
Donuts was non-kosher before reno-
owner Ted Jabbori said of the post-
Tisha b'Av fast-day crowd. "One man
"We expected to be busier than
even bought $80 worth
before since we remod-
of bagels, doughnuts and
eled and added Baskin-
portable coffee pots."
Robbins products and
Less than a week earli-
the drive-through win-
er, on Aug. 1, when the
dow," he said. "But this
store opened as a kosher
exceeded what we ever
eatery, Jabbori and his
thought we would do,
brother Danny, both of
and it was only done
Novi, had already been
with the help of this
notified by Allied
Domecq Quick Service
Jabbori was thrilled
Restaurants in Randolph,
with an Aug. 8
.Mass. — who franchise
announcement from
and market the stores —
Allied Domecq that they
that they may not be
could remain kosher.
able to remain kosher.
In a written statement,
While Dunkin' Donuts
the company emphasized
bagels, cream cheese,
that "supporting our
cookies, muffins, dough-
franchisees in meeting
nuts and coffee products
customer needs is a top
. A
have kosher certification
priority." Stores that
Danny Jabbori, Rabbi Joseph Krupnik and Ted Jabbori at the
— as do enough Baskin-
'provide sufficient evi-
drive-through menu board behind the new kosher Dunkin'
Robbins flavors to meet
dence that there is a
Donuts-Baskin Robbins restaurant.
the company's ice cream
demonstrated communi-
choice quota — other
ty need for a shop" will
port showed that there was a demon-
standard menu items do not.
be permitted the exemption of non-
strated community need for a kosher
The company informed the
kosher food items.
shop," said Michelle L. King, assis-
Jabboris of their expectation that all
"The policy remains that fran-
tant manager, Dunkin: Donuts Public chisees are required to sell standard
their restaurants sell the same food
Relations, Allied Domecq Quick
items, including bacon, ham, sausage
menu items for Dunkin' Donuts,"
Service Restaurants.
and non-kosher cheeses. With the
King said. "Franchisees interested in
chance of the non-kosher items mix-
pursuing kosher status must apply to
ing with the kosher ones, the Vaad
us for an exception from selling cer- .
Community Need
Harabonim, the Council of
tain non-kosher products."
The Jabbori brothers, who are Iraqi-
Orthodox Rabbis of Greater Detroit
The Vaad is already complying
Christians (Chaldean), have a long-
in Southfield, could not continue to
with the additional requirement that
standing relationship with the largely
certify the restaurant as kosher if the
"the shop has received and will main-
Orthodox Jewish community in Oak
policy was changed.
tain proper kosher certification."
For Rabbi Reuven Spolter of Young .Park, Southfield and Royal Oak
Supervision of the store — includ-
Township because they own a Sunoco
Israel of Oak Park, the threat of the
station next to the doughnut shop.
kashrut status being removed from



Employees of Israel Aircraft
Industries held a rowdy one-day
strike and went on a spree of van-
dalism outside their headquarters
at Ben-Gurion airport.
The first program in this season's
sanctuary series at Temple Israel in
West Bloomfield will be a family
Concert Under the Stars featuring
David Syme on piano and Cantor
Harold Orbach performing
"Favorite Broadway Melodies."

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More than 20 Detroit-area congre-
gations will participate in the city-
wide Bar-Ilan Shabbat observance.

N .

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UAW president Leonard
Woodcock will receive the 1973
National B'nai B'rith
Humanitarian Award at a commu-
nity-wide dinner in Detroit.


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The Young Israel Center of Oak-
Woods announces the appointment
of Rabbi James I. Gordon as spiri-
tual leader.



Sixty-three members of Congress,
including 19 senators, notify the
U.S. Post Office Department of
their support for issuance of a
commemorative stamp next year to
mark the 300th anniversary of
Jewish settlement in the U.S.

• N,VW•W k, .Vr


Some 6,000 Jews who lived in the
French concession near Shanghai
are transferred to the Shanghai
ghetto, where 15,000 other Jews
are interred.
The Jewish Children's home on
Burlingame is turned over to the
Detroit Board of Education for use
in its rapidly expanding childcare
program — the first in the city to
operate a 24-hour schedule.

— Compiled by Holly Teasdle,
archivist, the Rabbi Leo M. Franklin
Archives of Temple Beth El




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