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April 09, 2009 - Image 29

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2009-04-09

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On Campus

Rebuilding New Orleans

Janet Dashevsky

Special to the Jewish News

Habitat for Humanity.


hanks to the generos-
ity of Federation's
unteetr Base Cat ,
Millennium Fund, nine Hillel of
Metro Detroit students and one
staff member traveled to New
Orleans for a week-long vol-
unteer trip March 15-22.
HMD students in New Orleans
The students resided at
that was once a funeral parlor on the
Camp Hope, a converted
middle school in St. Bernard's Parish, and ground floor and a disco on the upper
level into the future offices of Rebuilding
worked with Rebuilding Together New
Together New Orleans.
Orleans. The group assists senior citizens
One night, the Hillel group visited the
and people with special-needs children to
ruins of Congregation Beth Israel. Today,
get back into their homes.
the congregation is rebuilding in a new
Because of their hard work and drive,
neighborhood and has 140 families,
the HMD group was able to complete
only 60 fewer than before Hurricane
four projects in five days.
On the first day, the group worked
on the uninhabited home of a woman
Janet Dashevsky is a junior at Wayne State
with two special-needs children. She
University, Detroit.
was being fined for the untidy facade
of her house. The Hillel group scraped,
scrubbed, painted and weed-whacked.
On the second day, HMD installed a
HMD Events
radiant barrier in the attic and insulated
April 11 Saturday, 9:30 p.m. Glow
the incomplete portion of the house.
bowling at Langan's, 32905
Next, HMD worked two days on a
Northwestern, Farmington Hills.
home in the well-to-do Broadmoor
Cost: $5 with a donation of a
neighborhood, demolishing the plaster
music CD to be sent to Israeli
ceiling in preparation for insulation
soldiers; $7 without CD. RSVP by
and reconstruction. On the final work
April 10 to hilleled@wayne.edu or
day, HMD spent the morning by the
(313) 577-3459.
Mississippi River, converting a building

EMU Battle Rages

248 683.1010

Visitors welcome!
Call or stop by today.

Clara Silver

Special to the Jewish News


illel at Eastern Michigan
University has "battled" for
three years to determine the
best EMU rock band. The battlefield
was the Student Center Auditorium last
month and the combatants were dozens
of musicians and hundreds of students
at one of the most popular arts and cul-
ture events on campus.
"The Battle of the Bands 2009" was
organized by Hillel at EMU students Ben
Henig and Krista Gjestland, and co-spon-
sored by EMYou magazine, EMU Student
Government, and EMU Campus Life.
Participating bands included
"Algernon;' "Bookstore Bards;' "Reef
Theory;' "Walk Your Bike" and, "Saturday
Night Shakedown."
"Walk Your Bike" won, and will

rom the day I moved to
Street of West Bioomfield, it ha
elt like home. The staff is kin
they are experts at what th

Walk Your Bike won the battle.

receive, among other prizes, 20 hours
of recording studio time and a perfor-
mance at Sidetracks Bar and Grill.
"The Battle of the Bands" was created
in 2007 by Hillel at EMU alumnus Joey
Elrom, and co-organized by Elizabeth

4460 Orchard Lake Rd. West Bloomfield, MI 48323

Clara Silver is director of EMU Hillel,


Located next to Comerica Bank

Created to care for our family, devoted to serving yours.. )

April 9 2009


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