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October 03, 2003 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-10-03

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Old Friends

Franklin philanthropist Max Fisher, 95,
relaxed over lunch in Ann Arbor with a
longtime friend and former president,
Gerald R. Ford, 90, following the dedi-
cation of the new site of the Gerald R.
Ford School of Public Policy.

Lieberman will make an appearance
A car of an employee was taken 3-4
Tuesday's showing in West Bloom-
months ago; a resident's car was stolen
after the 70-minute film.
two weekends ago; and last weekend
Jewish Apartments & Services (JAS)
are $8 for all seats and can
— Rosh Hashanah — a resident's car
will break ground Oct. 17 on its new
be bought by calling (248) 432-5577.
David and Miriam Mondry
— Sy Manello
ices at nearby Temple Emanu-El were
Administrative Building on the A.
Alfred Taubman Jewish Community
Machlis said Oak Park Public Safety
Campus in Oak Park.
increased patrols in the area and
Miriam and the late David Mondry
residents have been asked
were active in the Jewish community
for many years. Miriam is an honorary to increase their vigilance.
For those interested in taking extra
— Alan Hitsky care in choosing the three types of
life director on the JAS board.
Currently, the executive staff of JAS
branches that make up the lulav used
occupies office space in numerous
at Sukkot, Borenstein's Book and
buildings on different campuses. An
Music store in Oak Park offers an
administrative office will maximize
staff efficiency by having the account-
"Some people spend a lot of time
The Jewish Community Center's
ing, marketing, development and
choosing their lulav," Avram
Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival
administration staff together under
Borenstein said of the ritual item that
will present two special film showings
one roof. And the move will free space of Only in America.
includes a long palm branch attached
for increased communal activity areas
to shorter branches from a myrtle
The first showing will take place on
for JAS residents.
bush and a willow tree. "Some even
Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Jewish
The agency was established in 1967
come back more than once."
Community Center in West
and today has seven buildings on two
While the store sells the lulavim
Bloomfield. An encore presentation
campuses; three in Oak Park and four
assembled, they also welcome
will take place on Thursday, Oct. 9, at
in West Bloomfield. It serves nearly
those who want to personally choose
the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor.
900 elderly residents.
each of the three parts.
Only in
— Keri Guten Cohen America fol-
"Some people pick out the etrog
[fruit of the citron tree], which is easy
lows Sen. Joe
to buy, and take it home and put it on
Lieberman, D-
a shelf," he said. "Then they come in
Conn., from
closer to Sukkot, when the lulav and
the 2000
etrog are used, because they know, in
While JAS ground is breaking (see
time, the willows will dry out.'
story above), someone has been break-
Borenstein recommends the lulav be
ing into and taking automobiles from
in a cool place.
the Prentis Jewish Apartments' parking
store will be open until 11 p.m.
lot across the driveway from the new
Wednesday and Thursday,
JAS site.
that he will
Oct. 7-9.
Four cars have been stolen during
— Shelli Liebman Dorfman
run for presi-
early morning daylight hours, con-
firms Larry Machlis, Prentis adminis-
trator. Three have been recovered.

JAS Breaks Ground

Personalized Lulav

`Lieberman' At JCC

President Gerald Ford and Max Fisher

Photo courtesy the Detroit News

The dedication kicked off a fund-
raising campaign for the $32 million
school building, to be at Hill and State
streets on the University of Michigan
campus. U-M has raised $17 million
and wants to raise the rest before con-
struction starts. Ford School faculty
and staff now are housed in three
The former president is U-M's most
prominent graduate and a former U-M
football player.
Fisher, the patriarch of Detroit Jewry
and a Republican Party activist, has
been an adviser on Jewish and Middle
East affairs for several presidents. By
the way, he played football at Ohio
State University.
— Robert A. Sklar

Hot Senior Cars


Postal Partnership




Julie.Eisman, assistant director of religious
education at Temple Israel, and students
Eric Stulberg and Jade Cook place Rosh
Hashanah postcards in a collection box.

Eric Stulberg of Farmington Hills, a
seventh-grade student at Temple
Israel's religious school, came up
With a way to spread Rosh Hashanah
cheer to kids in Israel.
By expanding on an initiative
started last year, Eric suggested that
students in the temple's school send
Rosh Hashanah postcards with per-
sonalized messages to students at the
temple's adopted school in Federa-
tion's Partnership 2000 region in the
Central Galilee.
Nira Lev at the Alliance for Jewish
Education contacted the principal of
the Shazar School in Netanya and
made arrangements to get the post-
cards to the school's 500 students,
many of them new immigrants. The
school is in an area hit hard by ter-

rorist attacks and by poverty.
"Most of my Jewish friends are
busy preparing for bar and bat
mitzvahs," Eric said in a letter to
the principal. "I think it's impor-
tant for us to take time out of our
busy lives to remember our ties
with the land and people of Israel.
Kids here should know that kids
our age are suffering terribly in
Israel and that we need to try to
help them."
Students in grade 4 and up took
time in class last week to write the
postcards. Some of the postcards
included drawings by the children,
prayers for peace, poems and some
criticism of President George W.
— Keri Guten Cohen

• In "Israel's Lifeblood" (Sept.
26, page 5), the photo caption
should have identified the couple
as Mickey and Debbie Stern.

• In "Mister Reluctant" (Sept.
26, page 18), it should have stated
that Mickey Maddin had a heart
valve repair operation in 2000
and that his mother's name was

• In "Hardly Maxed Out" (Sept.
19, page 5), it shoUld have stated
that Max Fisher has 10 great-

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