Haggadot Collection Shown
Raising Resilient Children
When children go off to kindergarten for
the first time, most have big smiles on
Within five years, many are depressed
and demoralized. And, according to educa-
tional psychologist Dr. Sam Goldstein, one
of four will have a major depressive
episode by age 14.
Dr. Goldstein, co-author of Nurturing
Resilience in Our Children (McGraw-Hill;
$14.95) and a host of other parenting
books, spoke March 14 to teachers and
counseling professionals, followed by an
interactive session with parents. This
Family Circle Seminar was presented by
Opening the Doors, a program of the
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan
Detroit's Alliance for Jewish Education.
Past chairman of the national profession-
al advisory board of the support group
CHADD (Children with Attention Deficit
Disorder), Dr. Goldstein is a clinical
instructor in the department of psychiatry
and adjunct professor of educational psy-
chiatry at the University of Utah.
"Being connected to a charismatic adult,
with a special place in their mind and
heart for that child, is probably the most
important factor in ensuring resiliency in
children," Dr. Goldstein said.
Although.the family is the crucial ele-
ment in instilling the ability to cope with
stress and recover from adversity, teachers
are the other major influence, he said.
"Some teachers are happy as long as a
third-grader can do math on a third-grade
level," he said. "They are missing the boat.
"Success is not about how well you can
read or write or spell, but how you are
going to interface with the world around
For more information, see the Web site
— Diana Lieberman, staffwriter
Anita Naftaly, Alliance for Jewish
Education's associate director of special edu-
cation, with Dr. Sam Goldstein.
Celebration Of Freedom
elements of Jewish, Christian and
African American traditions in a celebra-
tion of freedom from slavery, will take
place 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 25 at
Congregation Shaarey Zedek in
The seder's readings, written by Rabbi
Jonathan Berkun of Congregation
Shaarey Zedek and Rev. Nicholas Hood
III of Plymouth United Church of
Nine rabbis and African American min-
isters will take the opportunity at their
annual Passover Interfaith Celebration
for talks of healing, which will add a
new dimension to their ongoing com-
In addition to a seder-like program,
the group will discuss the movie The
Passion of the Christ.
The program, which will incorporate
Several aspects of Jewish life are so well known
to traditional Jews who revere them that, instead
of their proper names, they are spoken of as sin-
gle-word nouns. One example is HaTefillah (the
prayer), whose proper name is the Amidah. Can
you name others?
Thousands of editions of the
Haggadah have been published
since the book that retells the
story of Passover originated as a
separate text in the seventh or
About 100 of these are on view
through April 2 at the Max M.
Fisher Federation Building,
Bloomfield Township. The col-
lection was assembled by the
Women's Campaign and
Education Department of the
Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Detroit, under the
direction of event chair Lori
Barron of Birmingham.
Arranged in 16 display cases
are Haggadot of various eras.
They include ancient and mod-
ern Haggadot; corporate
Haggadot (remember the
Maxwell House Haggadah?);
Haggadot dedicated to the mem-
ory of the .Holocaust; those
designed for families with babies
and children and those crafted
by famous Israeli artists.
Many are from the collection
of Irwin Alterman of Bloomfield
Hills. Others were donated by
Federation staffers and lay lead-
Christ, will be accompanied by music,
singing and dancing. A kosher dinner
will feature traditional African American
The event is sponsored by the Detroit
Jewish Initiative of the Jewish
Community Council and the clergy
who participated in the Council's Spring
2002 mission to West Africa and Israel.
Participating congregations include
Congregations Beth Shalom, Shaarey
Zedek and Shir Tikvah.
For information, or to make a reserva-
Also on the agenda for the
Women's Campaign. and
Education Department is the
seventh annual Women's Seder,
scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 24, at Adat
Shalom Synagogue, Farmington
The seder, led by Harlene
Appelman, Federation's chief
Jewish education officer, will
center around a theme of
"Growing Jewish Women:
Women Who Help Us Grow."
Leading the music will be Lisa
Soble Siegmann, director of
Jewish Experiences for Families,
a program of Federation's
Alliance for Jewish Education.
All females 12 years of age and
older are welcome to attend, at a
cost of $36 per person. Dietary
laws will be observed.
For more information, contact
Heidi Hes at (248) 203 1459.
— Diana Lieberman, staffwriter
The Haggadot are on exhibit at
the Max M. Fisher Federation
Building, 6735 Telegraph Road,
tion by Monday, March 22, call (248)
642-5393. There is a charge.
— Shelli Liebman Dolman, staff writer
Dr. Steven Kaufman ("Rabbi Teacher
Shark," March 12, page 26) fin-
ished in third place, not fourth, in
the 2000 World Series of Poker
Championship game. He won
Do You Remember?
"Before cheating, simply recall
Your conscience will plague you," said Saul.
"For a nacht on shlof
Iz di gresteh shtrof,
And the ergsteh kloleh** of all!"
In the spring, the American pastime reawakens
with the aid of our own "Mr. Baseball," Irwin
He reported that there would be several Jewish
baseball players in the major leagues during the
current season, including rookie Steve Greenberg
and batting champ Rod Carew. Carew is a recent
convert to Judaism.
The others are Ron Bloomberg, Mike Epstein,
Ken Holtzman, Steve Stone and Norm Miller.
— Sy Manello, editorial assistant
— Martha Jo Fleischmann
* A sleepless night is the greatest punishment.
** worst curse