Relay Online Connects
With $74,336 aready in, online
donations for West Bloomfield Relay
for Life have kept the American
Cancer Society (ACS) Web site
This season, West Bloomfield par-
ticipants joined others nationwide in
a pilot program allowing donations to
be made online.
"We have come from 30th place to
first in the state in community relays
in less than three months," said Bill
Graham, online chair for Relay for
Life of West Bloomfield, which took
place June 12-13. West Bloomfield is
just $374 short of being the No. 1
community relay in the country.
Graham is also the top individual
fund-raiser among West Bloomfield
relay donors with $7,854.
Graham said online donations are
proving to be more successful than
phone calls, mail and other offline
methods. Online donations brought
in a big chunk of the $245,913 total
raised through the West Bloomfield
Donors making online contribu-
tions will receive an e-mailed tax
receipt from the ACS. Relay Online's
other features include pages for par-
ticipants to share the story and photo
of loved ones affected by the disease
and for survivors to share their own
stories of hope.
For example, there is a page dedi-
cated to Graham's daughter Alex, who
died of cancer in 1999 at age 17.
To make an online donation to
West Bloomfield Relay for Life,
access the Web site at www.acsev-
Click on "general donations" or on
the name of a specific team.
Donations can also be made by
calling (248) 557-5353, or sending a
check to: American Cancer Society,
18505 W. 12 Mile, Lathrup Village,
— Shelli Liebman Dorfinan,
on airports and train stations and even
fuel prices in Europe, Australia and the
An online question-and-answer proj-
ect, led by Rabbi Shlomo Levi, head of
the Hesder Yeshiva of Rishon LeZion,
Israel, helps provide answers to travel
The group's Web site address is:
— Shelli Liebman Dorfman,
Traveling Jewish can be as easy as book-
ing a ticket, packing — and checking
out the Seder Olam Web site.
The site, offered in Hebrew and
English, offers everything from Shabbat
candlelighting times for 600 cities
worldwide to listings of synagogues,
kosher restaurants, hotels and mikvahs.
It also provides online news from
Israel, currency converter charts, packing
tips and international dialing codes.
Links include weather information for
500 cities worldwide, maps, information
What Jewish food product was once produced
with a swastika adorning its packaging?
Barrie Schwartz, 15, of West Bloomfield and Ariella Morrison, 16, of Huntington
Woods, are captains of the first Jewish Academy of Metropolitan Detroit Relay for
Lift team, which raised $3, 000 for the American Cancer Society.
NYU And The Rebbe
New York University is
planning a three-day aca-
demic conference in the
fall of 2005 on Rabbi
The conference title is
"Reaching for the Infinite:
The Lubavitcher Rebbe,
Life, Teachings and
Impact." It's being devel-
oped by Professors Elliot
Wolfson and Lawrence
Schiffman of NYU's
Hebrew and Judaic
Studies Department and
Dr. Naftali Loewenthal of the
University of London.
Do You Remembe&
We've fought far too long to secure
Our liberty. You can be sure
Our sonim* will fail,
Our freiheit** prevail,
And our Goldeneh Medina*** endure!
— Martha Jo Fleischmann
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Presenters will be asked
to bring "new research"
based on literary, sociologi-
cal or media sources, the
organizers say. The confer-
ence will produce "the first
full-length academic treat-
ment of the Rebbe" and
greatly widen "the academ-
ic perspective on the
Rebbe and his contribu-
The event was
announced in June on the
10th anniversary of Rabbi
— Alan Hitsky,
*** golden country (the United States)
Rabbi Leon Fram, founding rabbi of Temple Israel,
was honored at services.
He received a citation from the Union of
American Hebrew Congregations naming him hon-
orary chair of its commission on education, a title.
granted only twice before in the 110-year history of
UAHC. Rabbi Fram has been a member of the
commission for almost 60 years.
— Sy Manello, editorial assistant