Welcome, Israeli Artists
Woman's World event features art boutique, author's talk.
Clockwise from top left:
"A Jerusalem Imaginary" by
Silkscreen prints, titled
Contemporary Judaica and jew-
elry created by the silversmiths
and jewelers of Greenvurcel
SHELLI LIEBMAN DORFMAN
n a touching message, Israeli artist
Toby Shuster wrote of the grad-
tude felt by fellow artists invited
to pack up their creations and
participate in American art shows.
"I am writing to tell you how much
the artisans and I appreciate the tremen-
dous support you are giving us by host-
ing the art and Judaica fairs and by gra-
ciously opening your homes and your
hearts to us," wrote Shuster, who will
come to Detroit as part of a group
including jewelers, painters, silversmiths
and wood workers.
Shuster will be one of 48 vendors —
half of whom are traveling from Israel
— taking part in Woman's World 2004
on Wednesday, May 5. The event is the
major find-raising project for the
Congregation Shaarey Zedek Sisterhood.
In addition to the show, a luncheon
and talk by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach,
author of Kosher Sex, also will be held.
His topic will be "Hating Women: The
New Racism and the Scandal of
Feminist Indifference." The rabbi will
answer questions and sign books includ-
ing his newest, The Private Adam:
Becoming a Hero in a Selfish Age.
Co-chairs for the event are Beth
Margolin and Harriet Orley, with Suzi
Terebelo and Jeri Fishman organizing
"We understand why tourists do not
come to Israel," wrote Shuster, whose
street where she lives in Jerusalem was
the site of a bus explosion in January.
"So the work you are doing is invaluable
in helping us to earn a living and keep
our head above the turbulent waters
that engulf us. In that respect, you are
also helping the fellow Jews in your
community by giving them a channel
through which to support Israel." ❑
Woman's World 2004 will kick off
with a gala preview Tuesday, May 4,
at the home of Harriet and Gregg
Orley for contributors of $118;
Rabbi Boteach will attend.
The public event runs 9:30-11:30
a.rn. and 1:30-7 p.m. May 5 at
Congregation Shaarey Zeclek in
Southfield. There is no admission
charge for shopping at boutiques.
For reservations for the 11:30 a.m.
talk by Rabbi Boteach, to be fol-
lowed by the luncheon, call (248)
357-5544. Cost for the talk and
luncheon is $45.