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Mandell and Madeleine Berman
to fund Shaarey Zedek library
and religious school renovations.
Robin Schwartz I Contributing Writer
Passionate U-M Hillel students worked hard
to combat on-campus anti-Israel resolution.
Ronelle Grier I Contributing Writer
urmoil at the University of Michigan over a controversial divestment
proposal culminated at an emotionally charged six-hour meeting of
the Central Student Government (CSG) assembly, where the resolu-
tion was defeated by a 25-9 vote. Endorsed by Students Allied for Freedom
and Equality (SAFE) and other groups, the resolution asked the university to
divest funds from four companies: Caterpillar, General Electric, Heidelberg
Cement and United Technologies. Supporters alleged that those businesses
At one of many strategy
sessions, students lis-
ten to U-M Hillel chair
Michele Freed give her
ideas about defeating
undreds of smiling faces — frozen in time — are
captured in black-and-white class photos that hang
along the walls leading to the
library and religious school classrooms at
Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield.
The old pictures, some dating as far back
as the early 1900s, are both haunting
and captivating; a visual reminder of the
Conservative synagogue's long educational
While those images represent the past,
CSZ's leaders say an extraordinary $2 mil- Berman
lion gift from the Mandell and Madeleine
Berman Foundation represents the future.
The gift will be used to renovate and upgrade the library
and religious school wing of the facility on Bell Road, which
opened in 1962. Construction of the Berman Center for
Jewish Education is set to begin in late May. The Southfield
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the BDS resolution.
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A bird's-eye view of the planned school wing renovation