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The Detroit Jewish News, 2008-11-06

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ZOA Hosts Bolton
The Zionist Organization of America
Michigan Region will welcome
U.S. Ambassador John R. Bolton as
guest speaker at the annual Balfour
Celebration Sunday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m.
at Congregation Shaarey Zedek
Bolton was the key player in repeal-
ing the infamous U.N. resolution that
stated "Zionism is racism!'
This year's celebration will honor
Ann and Leonard P. Baruch, who
will receive the 2008 Justice Louis P.
Brandeis Award in recognition of their
achievements as civic and community
General admission is $50. Students
will receive the discounted price $20
with a student ID.
For information on this event, con-
tact Sarah Lorenz, (248) 282-0088 or
sarah@mizoa.org .

After Nov. 4
Phil Power, founder of the Center for
Michigan, a political think tank and
the former owner
and chairman of the
board of HomeTown
Network Inc., will
discuss "After the
Election: Prospects
for Real Reform" at
a "Conversations
with Legislators
and Civic Leaders" breakfast briefing,
sponsored by the Jewish Community
Relations Council on Tuesday, Nov.
18, at 8 a.m. at the Max M. Fisher
Federation Building in Bloomfield
Township. Arthur Horwitz, publisher
of the Detroit- Jewish News, will serve
as program moderator.
Following a career of nearly 40
years at the helm of HomeTown
Communications, a group of 62 com-
munity newspapers including the
Observer & Eccentric newspapers,
which he founded, Power established
the Center for Michigan in 2006. A
think-and-do tank, the Center for
Michigan is aimed at improving the
policy and political environment in
Michigan by developing a series of far-
reaching, broadly acceptable reforms
in taxing, spending and the priorities
of state government.
"Conversations with Legislators and
Civic Leaders" are designed to provide
opportunities for dialogue between
key decision makers and the Jewish
community Reservations are required.
For information, contact the Council
office, (248) 642-5393.

Turkish Jewish Relations
Former Turkish Ambassador Mustafa
Aksin and Curator of the Jewish
Museum in Turkey Naim Guleryuz will
discuss Turkish-Jewish history and
current diplomatic relations at a des-
sert reception at the Townsend Hotel
on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 7:30-8:45
p.m. The program is open to the pub-
lic, but reservations are required. For
information, contact American Jewish
Committee at detroit@ajc.org or (248)
Retired Ambassador Aksin has
an extensive background in public
service and international diplomacy.
Currently, he is the Turkish National
Director of the International Center
for Black Sea Studies in Athens,
In addition to his work with the
Jewish Museum in Turkey, Naim
Guleryuz is also the vice president of
the Quincentennial Foundation, which
serves to educate the public about the
history and culture of Turkish Jews.
A moderated question and answer
session with the audience will follow
the speakers' remarks.
The American Jewish Committee,
the Embassy of Turkey and the
Assembly of Turkish American
Associations are co-sponsoring the


Fighting Pediatric Cancer
Local shoppers can contribute to the
fight against neuroblastoma and other
pediatric cancers by purchasing the
Shop4aCure Card. Purchasers will
receive a 20 percent discount on all
regularly priced merchandise at 200
locations through Sunday, Nov. 9.
The cards are being sold at retail-
ers, by volunteers and at itswhatmat-
ters.org, the official Web site of the
Matthew Bittker Foundation.
Proceeds form the $50 card will
benefit the foundation, a 501 (c)(3)
charitable organization based in West
Bloomfield dedicated to funding
research for neuroblastoma, a deadly
form of cancer which typically strikes
very young children, as well as other
pediatric cancers,
The foundation was created in
memory of Matthew Bittker, who died
of neuroblastoma at age 6 last year.
His parents, Ellie and Allan Bittker,
West Bloomfield residents, created the
foundation with the hope of prevent-
ing other families from experiencing
the tragic loss of a child.
For information, contact Allan
Bittker, (248) 626-04800.


We're new to
Shalom Street.

Please help us become part
of the Shalom Street family
by choosing names for us.

Girl Name:

Boy Name:

Your name:


Phone Number .



Please fill out the submission slip above and return it to Shalom Street by Decembgr 1, 2008.
6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield, Michigan 48322

Kohelet: "A good name is beller than the finesleil."


(Kids 12 and under eligible)

The winning names will be revealed December 14

at Shalom Street's birthday party!


Jewish Community Center
of Metropolitan Detroit

of Metropolitan Detroit



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