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January 16, 2004 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2004-01-16

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Something Extra

ADL Receives Grant

Top Newsmaker

community achievement.
The show highlighted Fisher's sup-
port of Israel since even before it
became a state. It also spotlighted his
political role, especially with
Republican presidents.
The show discussed his dedication
to family and helping build metro
Detroit into a world-class region. He
and his wife, Marjorie, have five chil-
dren, 14 grandchildren and 10 great-
Among those interviewed were son
Phillip Fisher, attorney Alan E.
Schwartz and U.S. Court of Appeals
Judge Damon Keith.
"It saluted an extraordinary individ-
ual," said Marla Drutz, WXYZ direc-
tor of programming.
— Robert A. Sklar, editor

Franklin indus-
trialist Max
Fisher, a giant of
who gave $10
million toward
the October
opening of the
new Max M.
Fisher Music
Center in
Detroit, was
named 2003
Newsmaker of the Year by WXYZ-TV.
A half-hour tribute to Fisher, 95,
was broadcast on Channel 7's
"Spotlight on the News" Dec. 28.
Host Chuck Stokes visited Fisher at
his winter home in Florida to discuss
seven decades of world, national and

For the second year, the Ravitz
Foundation of Southfield has
approved a $100,000 grant to the
Michigan Region of the Anti-
Defamation League to fund the
World of Difference Institute pro-
gramming for metropolitan Detroit
school districts.
The institute provides custom-
designed programs to fit a specific
school's needs, including diversity-
awareness workshops, anti-bias study
guides and peer training programs.
"We know that hate behavior gen-
erates humiliation, shock, outrage
fear or anxiety in the victim and in
the victim's community. When such
an incident occurs at school, the
entire school community experiences

Israeli Dancing

Swirling Kilt$

tion and 7:30 p.m. Evita performance,
call (248) 646-3877.
— Alan Hitsky, associate editor

The 34 Birmingham Groves High
School students selected to represent
Michigan at the Scottish Festival
Fringe in August are continuing their
efforts to raise $150,000 for the trip.
The students include Alexi Bolton,
Adam Colton, Ben Friedman, Alyssa
Gale, Eric Kahn Gale, Valerie Inwald,
Jaquelyn Johnson, Michael Klar,
Jeremy Moss, George Roberts, Zack
Rovinsky, Dan Silverman, Brooke
Vallone, Casey Zamler and Hanna
Among the fund-raising activities is
a "kilt-a-thon" Jan. 19-23. Boys and
girls will wear plaid skirts and Fringe
T-shirts all day, every day to raise
money and publicize a Jan. 28
Stagecrafters benefit performance of
Evita at the Baldwin Theatre in Royal
To pledge funds for the Kilt-a-Thon
or purchase $25 tickets for the Jan. 28
6:30 p.m. "Mad About Plaid" recep-

Brooke Vallone, Jeremy Moss, Alexi

Don't Know@2004

-(7 ](73

Where in the world is a city that has 6 million
Chinese, fewer than 2,500 Jews, no kosher
Chinese food, but has a kashrut supervisor?

— Goldfein

In the midst of community service,
educational programming, retreats
and conferences, members of the
Zionist youth movement Young
Judaea are dancing.
"The group of active high school
students who plan programs for
younger Young Judaea
kids are starting up a
new, monthly Israeli
dancing program," said
Julie Ruskin, Detroit-
Ann Arbor city coordi-
nator for the youth
group, which is spon-
sored by Hadassah.
While much Young
Judaea programming is
held for those in third-
through 12th grades,

Yiddish Limericks

I have to be perfectly frank,
Regarding if parents should spank.
A good potsh* when needed
Has often succeeded
While talking just adds to the krenk.**

— Martha Jo Fleischmann

* (literal) slap; (idiomatic) spanking
** (literal) sickness; (idiomatic) problem




a feeling of loss of safety," said Betsy
Kellman, ADL regional director.
"World of Difference Institute
programs and materials are designed
to counter the adverse effects of
prejudice in learning environments
through education and social
"This is not only for kids,"
Kellman said.
"It is for teachers, administrators
and family members as well. We are
finding that faculty members are not
trained for dealing with diverse pop-
ulations; they need anti-bias training
as much as the students."
— Harry Kirsbaum, staff writer

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Israeli dancing is open to those of all
ages — including adults. Kids
younger than 9 must be accompa-
nied by an adult.
Led by Israeli dancer Jodi Mills of
West Bloomfield, the first dance ses-
sion will be held 4-6 p.m. Sunday,
Jan. 25, at Young
Judaea's base, Hadassah
House, 5030 Orchard
Lake in West
Bloomfield. There is no
charge for participation
in any of the dance pro-
For information, call
Julie Ruskin at (248)
— Shelli Dorfman, staff


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