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The Detroit Jewish News, 2007-05-31

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Man Of Education

Leslie Jacobs

JESNA to honor co-founder.



Robert M. Morgenthau Wing
ne of American
will provide the backdrop (as
Jewry's leading pro-
well as views of the Statue of
ponent agencies for
Liberty and Ellis Island) for
Jewish education will corn-
the evening.
memorate its 25th anniver-
Hosts of the event include:
sary with a gala celebration
JESNA s co-founders Albert
honoring Metro Detroit's most
Ratner and Arthur Brody
respected supporter of Jewish
Bill Ber man
along with longtime friends
learning, Mandell L. "Bill"
of Bill Berman, William
The Southfield philanthropist will be Davidson and Henry Goodman.
Michigan's senior U.S. Sen. Carl Levin
honored Sunday, June 3, in New York.
will be a special guest.
The JESNA (Jewish Education
Service of North America) event will
pay tribute to Berman, the honorary
chair and founder whose vision pro-
Gala tickets, at $250 per person
pelled the formation of the agency in
for the cocktail reception and
1981 and continues as a guiding force
dinner (dietary laws observed),
for the organization today.
are available through Ellen
Located on the waterfront of New
Goldstein at the e-mail address,
York Harbor in Battery Park City, the
egoldstein@jesna.org .
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and challenged baseless anti-
ret Stephens, Wall
Israel propaganda and hateful
Street Journal editor
rhetoric demonizing and de-
and foreign affairs
legitimizing the Jewish state.
columnist and former edi-
SWU-Michigan was at the
tor-in-chief of the Jerusalem
forefront alongside students
Post, will be keynote speaker
to repel renewed divestment
at StandWithUs-Michigan's
drives on campus and to raise
first anniversary celebration
Bret Stephens community awareness of stu-
fundraiser Monday, June 11,
dent concerns about building
at Adat Shalom Synagogue,
anti-Israel hostilities.
29901 Middlebelt, Farmington Hills.
After hosting two specialized media
Stephens will address current devel-
workshops, SWU-Michigan
opments in Israel and the Middle East.
an all-volunteer media
He will share some of his perspectives
and response team to rebut
in his forthcoming book.
in the local and
Stephens' signature column in the
Project has successfully placed collec-
Tuesday. He is a regular panelist on
tions of books and resources about
the Journal Editorial Report, a weekly
Israel in a dozen public libraries.
show on the Fox News Channel.
Proceeds from the evening will
support the increasing demands for
The evening's salute to
StandWithUs-Michigan's program-
StandWithUs-Michigan's banner
ming on campus, in schools and in the
inaugural year and to its corps
community. The group was launched
of volunteers will begin with an
one year ago as the local chapter of
hors d'oeuvres reception at 6
the international, interfaith, nonprofit
p.m. Advance reservations are
Israel education and advocacy organi-
required. For tickets, call
zation. In its first year, SWU-Michigan
SWU-Michigan at (248) 432-
hosted 30 speaker and educational
1384 or e-mail:
swumichigan@istandwithus.com .
Locally, StandWithUs has exposed

May 31 a 2007


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