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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-05-02

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Jerusalem, Israel's "City of Gold"

>> cover story

Sixty-Five
Years Ago

Yachad volunteer Alyssa

Adler, 15, of Southfield

with Danny Friedman,

25, of West Bloomfield at

Yachad Detroit's weekly

Parsha and Pizza

program

Detroit Jewry responds
vigorously to the founding
of the State of Israel.

Louis Finkelman

Special to the Jewish News

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The rally at Detroit's Central High School

on May 17, 1948, to celebrate Israel's
independence

(Editor's note: As Detroit's Jewish community
readies to celebrate Israel's 65th anniversary
at the Walk for Israel on May 5, this story
looks back at how Detroit Jews honored
Israel's founding in 1948.)

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n November 1947, the United Nations
General Assembly voted to partition
Palestine into two lands, one for Arabs
and one for Jews. Detroit's Jewish commu-
nity followed the news avidly.
Jane Sherman of Franklin recalls her late

CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

Yachad Detroit brings more Jewish inclusion
for individuals with special needs.

W

Shell! Liebman Dorfman I Contributing Writer

hen asked about the organization Yachad,
Danny Friedman, 25, who has Down syn-
drome, opened his journal, drew a picture of a
boy and wrote the word "happy."

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Connecting
Jewish Detroit
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"That tells it all:' said his mom, Linda Friedman of West
Bloomfield. "Being part of this group makes him very
happy. He looks forward to participating, and thinking
about it makes him smile:'
Danny is a member of the newly formed Yachad Detroit,
an Oak Park-based group dedicated to addressing the needs
of individuals with disabilities and including them in the
Jewish community.
The group's tagline — Because Everyone Belongs — reso-
nates in their programming, activities, educational compo-
nents and with the relationships forged between members
and Yachad volunteers.
"Yachad is so special because it represents friendship

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