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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-11-15

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Gift Of Ending Poverty

Mark Feuerstein and Ed Asner encourage
tzedakah through Heifer International.


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Imperial Tsesarevich
Easter Egg, 1912
lapis lazuli, gold, diamond,

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OCTOBER 14, 2012 - JANUARY 21, 2013

Discover the story behind the renowned House of Faberge, the

luxury brand created by preeminent artist and jeweler Karl

Faberge. The exhibition features more than 200 precious objects

from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and traces Faberge's rise

to fame, highlighting his business savvy, artistic innovations

and privileged relationship with the Russian aristocracy.


Despite the firm's abrupt end in 1918, the name Faberge



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The exhibition is organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in collaboration with the Detroit Institute of Arts. In Detroit, the
exhibition is supported by the City of Detroit. Educational programming is provided by the GM Foundation. Karl Faberge, Henrik
Wigstrtim, workmaster, Imperial Tsesarevich Easter Egg, 1912, egg: lapis lazuli, gold, diamond; frame: diamond, gold, platinum
or silver, lapis lazuli, watercolor, ivory. VMFA. Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt (photo: K. Wetzel. m Virginia Museum of Fine Arts).

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his Chanukah, Heifer
International is pro-
viding a variety of gift
options that fulfill the respon-
sibilities of both tzedakah and
tikkun olam.
The website, www.heifer.org/
heifer-at-hanukkah, has just
been launched, and shoppers
can go there to honor a loved
one — from Abba to Zaide —
with a cow, goat, chicks or bees
to help an impoverished family
move from dependence to indepen-
dence. Heifer's mission is to end
hunger and poverty by providing 30
kinds of livestock, trees, seeds and
training in environmentally sound
agriculture to families in more than
42 countries, including the United
States, Nepal, China, Brazil, Rwanda
and Armenia.
Mark Feuerstein, best known as
the star of USA Network's Royal
Pains, and Ed Asner, the Jewish
actor best known for his roles in
The Mary Tyler Moore Show and the
Pixar film Up, are fea-
tured in a family-friendly
video on the site. In the
video, Feuerstein dresses
up as a Heifer — the gift
that Asner plans to give
his granddaughter, which
will provide an impov-
erished family with four
gallons of milk a day.
"My granddaughter will
receive the gift of giv-
ing tzedakah," he says.
"Kids play with a good
toy for a few months or
a year, but this gift ends
poverty here at home and
Jewish shoppers can select
socially-conscious and eco-friendly
gifts to dedicate to their loved ones,

flock of chicks can help families add
nourishing, life-sustaining eggs to
their inadequate diets. The protein
in just one egg is a nutritious gift
for a hungry child. Protein-packed
eggs from even a single chicken can
make a life-saving difference.

• A Boost of Nutrition
($36): This gift has everything

Ed Asner and Mark Feuerstein

a malnourished child needs to
become healthy and happy: fruit
and vegetable seeds to provide
vitamins and minerals, chickens
to provide daily protein from eggs,
training in sustainable farming and
nutrition for parents.

• Women's Self Help Group
($72): Help start a group to
empower women to learn to read,
teach them valuable skills, and
decrease their vulnerability to
domestic violence, trafficking and
health-related issues.

• A Goat ($120):
A dairy goat can
supply a family with
up to several quarts
of nutritious milk a
day — a ton of milk a
year. Extra milk can be
sold or used to make
cheese, butter or yogurt.
Families also learn to
use goat manure to
fertilize gardens.

• An Ark ($5,000):

The Heifer Gift Ark
is one of the most
comprehensive gifts
you can make to hungry families
worldwide — 15 pairs of animals to
change their lives.

Family and friends will receive
a beautiful card in the mail (or
via email) describing the benefits
of their gift. Givers and recipients
can rest assured that their gift is
making an impact as one of Heifer
International's fundamental prin-
ciples — "Passing on the Gift" —
creates a living cycle of sustainabil-
ity that develops community and
enhances self-esteem by allowing
gift recipients to become donors.

November 15 • 2012


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