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ewish stars created by local art-
ists appear on the pages of this
Rosh Hashanah edition of the
Jewish News as a reminder of the mitzvah
of feeding the hungry.
The colorful stars — all original works
of art no larger than 8 inches by 8 inches
— were donated by the artists and will be
auctioned as part of the JN's campaign to
Proceeds from the auction will benefit
Yad Ezra, a kosher food pantry in Berkley,
and Gleaners Food Bank of Southeast
An exhibition of the stars will be
on display in the atrium of the Jewish
Community Center in West Bloomfield
September 13 • 2007
beginning Sunday, Sept. 16, through its
closing day, Sunday, Oct. 7. An auction on
the closing Sunday begins with a preview
at 3:30 p.m. and bidding at 4 p.m.
JCC Executive Director Mark Lit, who
submitted his own work of art — a cut-
glass star — will also serve as auction-
The JCC's Janice Charach Epstein
Gallery is co-sponsor of the exhibition
and auction. Deborah Schultz, JN creative
director, came up with the idea after par-
ticipating in a similar project last year. She
also created a star for the event.
A total of 18 stars were submitted by 14
1. Eileen Aboulafia, West Bloomfield,
"Why You Always Leave a Note,'
depicts her grand-nephew's fears and
emotions at serving in the Israeli army
2. Joyce Brodsky, West Bloomfield,
watercolor star depicts "Freedom"
3. Jacqueline Goldstein, West
Bloomfield, "Star of Life" in mixed
media with pears
4. Sandra Gross, Troy, "Three Talleism,"
a photo collage using folded paper to
depict prayer shawls (on the JN cover)
5. Lori Halberstadt-Zuroff, Southfield,
"From the Heart" made of wire,
beads, ribbon and marker represent-
ing diversity and acceptance (on the
6. Margaret Kelly, Grosse Pointe,
"Night and Day" made of acrylic paint
and crayon on baked Sculpey clay
7. Arlene Kingston, West Bloomfield,
two stars — one is a drawing (on the
JN cover), the other is a glass mosaic
8. Cynthia Leven, Huntington Woods,
"Holidays for Celebration7Tradition:'
and "Shabbos" in Fimo clay, paper
collage and tooled copper
9. Mark Lit, Commerce, star out of cut
10. Lynn Halper Rosen, Bloomfield Hills,
"Holding On',' a mixed media star that
represents the textures of Judaism
11. Deborah Schultz, Plymouth,
"Tikkun Olam", acrylic, pen and
12. Lesley Serri, West Bloomfield,
"Star of Love & Light" in watercolor,
ink and acrylic
13. Rachel Siegel, West Bloomfield, "My
Beloved Israel;' "My Beloved Israel IF,'
made of acrylic
14. Edie Simons, West Bloomfield,
"Dream Star',' mixed media with resin
coating. I I