Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1992-04-23, page 01
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1 "(j • i ■<%. •Vi M ■& ,'fP' "■ i'f' J K ft > & 'I ■w l; The Ohio Jewish Chronicle t &w% Columbus and the Ctntrd Qhity . JtonSt- Community since i$p , yohvm.m IWMBEE1T APRIL 23,1992 20 NISAN 5752 DEVOTED TO AMERICAN ANDJEW1S]- IDEALS Marlin nominated to second term as Tifereth Israel prexy . page 2 New American children circumcised •"•'.. pag-2' Jewish students on campus « '< V'.' "'*>;.v.!,; :ft5page<5;t Yom HaShoah Observances set page4V IfendsWlaniich emergency effort ?, , page 5j Tuckerman to be honored April 24 page'5 i In The Chronicle' W vpikliuiuilty' „.^,j,,,..it.,r„..,.,,......t...,tt».,....t. w9 "", . JPTOIll JTrttflCr, •»«»»»**»»«««»f»«»»«M»««»»»<l«f<r)(*«^M«J»»«»rtlri#( ;, x -> «/.1 r- " ,'-'<",irt-"" i .*' "• • " ''Vr"' *#■>:, - •> ^MHPlCe»)^WC^ »#«»i»«*»^»»««»M»4V»»MU»*a«MM«»»>»»*i'»«*i,*CS.' •* LjSfew'Cr^elwitiott'*^ ,■< Vt©wpOUlt t<««t>>»«V**''"*"'**<**'**»*^1'""'"""*"* Pc __M ^yn ISRAEL 44 Direct from Israel! 'Orot Hashchuna9 A family concert for all ages By Boberta Shkolnik On Sunday, May 3, at 3 p.m., as part of the Israel 44 Independence Day festivities at the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Community Center, "Orot Hashchuna," an Israeli dance troupe, will perform a free concert in the Roth/Resler Theater. The troupe, whose name literally means "Neighborhood Lights," was formed from Israel's 90 Project Renewal neighborhoods and is comprised often singers and dancers ranging in age from 17 to 22. "We are really excited about having this internationally acclaimed musical group perform at our Israel 44 celebration," stated Israel 44 Chairwoman Lori Serbin Lasday. "Everyone should be in the theater on Sunday, May 3, to see what this group of young Israelis is doing to communicate to Jewish communities worldwide the success story of Project Renewal." The group's members reprer sent a cross-section of the communities where Project Renewal, a program that has transformed over a 100 depressed and disadvantaged neighborhoods in Israel, is at work. These neighborhoods include Or Akiya, Ramat Eliahu in Rishon Le Zion, Bet Dagan, Givat Olga, Hadera, Tirat Ha Carmel and Ramie which are twinned with Jewish communities around the world. Since the inception of. Project Renewal, performing groups have become a way of improving neighborhood self-image and creating a sense of pride in both the community and the individual. Youth orchestras, community theater groups, dance troupes, choirs and ethnic folklore groups have devel oped in almost every renewal area. The "Orot Hashchuna" group, with its members being selected through an auditioning process, spends more than 15 hours a week rehearsing and learning material for their show. Each member, voluntarily, takes time off from school, work or army service to participate in tour preparations. This personal commitment and self-discipline demonstrates their sense of responsibility as representatives of the 450,000 residents of the Project Renewal neighborhoods. The troupe will perform its new program entitled "Katya Comes Home," which revolves around , the dramatic changes occurring in Israel, as the country faces the challenge of absorbing the hundreds of thousands of new olim from the Soviet Union who have arrived in Israel since the spring of 1990. The star of the show is Katya Koslovskay, a Soviet immigrant Jierself, who recently made Aliyah to Israel at the age of 20. In a humorous and upbeat fashion, Katya portrays the difficulties that a new immigrant from the Soviet Union faces upon her arrival in Israel. The show is interspersed with a variety of musical numbers in English, Yiddish and Hebrew. Members of the troupe who will be pejfonni-g for Yom Ha'atzmaut are: Re'em Ba- shari from Mizrach, Rishon Lezion who presently serves in the army and studied guitar in the neighborhood conservatory; Efrat Ezer from Beer- sheva, who has studied voice and, in addition to Orot, sings for a dance group; Revital Ga- lil from Afula, presently in the army and has studied ballet, jazz and tap dancing; Lilach Horen from Afula, who studied classical, modern and tap dancing; Alexander "Sasha" Kaminsky from Tel Aviv, who studied acting in Leningrad and has appeared on Israel television and made several stage appearances; Katya Koslovskay from Jerusalem, a music graduate from a Ukraine college who is presently studying music at the Rubin Academy in Jerusalem; Karin Lapi- dot from Beersheva, a student studying voice and guitar; Tzachi Levy from Tirat Ha- carmel, with the I.D.F., who has been on the stage since he was a child; Alton Ortal from Shchunat Hatikvah, Tel Aviv, who recently began his army service and has been working in gardening since graduation; and Galit Sabag from Ramie, with the I.D.F., who has been with Orot for over four-and-a- half years. Since the "Orot Hashchuna*' troupe began in 1985, more than 50 members have passed through its ranks. For more information about the performance or the Israel 44 celebration, call the Federation, 237-7686. i Roberta Shkolnik is a staff member at the CoIumbusJew- ish Federation. Israel 44 activities set "Kabbutz Galiot" or "Ingathering of the Exiles" is the theme for the 44th anniversary of Israel Independence Day. Columbus' New Americans are fully participating in the festivities, preparing strudel from old country family recipes, for sale at the "Dizengoff Cafe" which will be set up at the Jewish Center on May 3. This year's event will feature a "shuk" or marketplace with booths staffed by community organizations including Hadassah, Martin's, Agudas Achim, Tifereth Israel, Torah Academy, Israel Bonds, National Council of Jewish ■ Women, Jewish National Fund, ORT, Jewish Family Services, Americans For a Safe Isarel, ADL, Heritage House, Columbus Jewish Foundation and Deborah Art Collection. The shuk will be open from noon to 6 p.m. For the first time, the Columbus celebration is reaching out to non-Jewish friends of Israel. Many church members will be attending, including members of "Voices United for Israel," a gorup of Jews and Christians organized to support the Jewish state.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1992-04-23|
|Subject||Jews -- Ohio -- Periodicals|
|Place||Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)|
|Creator||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Collection||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Submitting Institution||Columbus Jewish Historical Society|
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