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Without a Single Answer: POEMS ON CONTEMPORARY ISRAEL, a new collection, includes poems by Marcia Falk, Irene Klepficz, Alicia Ostriker, Dahlia Raviko-vitch and others. $11.95 plus $1.25 postage (CA add tax) from the Judah Magnes Museum/2911 Russell/Berkeley, CA 94705.

In MITZVAHS Danny Siegel, founder of the Ziv Tzedakah Fund, tells the stories of indi-vidals whose grassroots projects he admires. 272 pages, $10 from Town House Press, Inc.1552 Weathersfield/Fearrington Post/ Pittsboro.NC 27312.

Sixteen STUDY PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN are featured in the Israel Yeshiva Guide for Overseas Students. Detailed information and descriptions provided. $9.95 from National Council of Synagogue Youth/70 W. 36th St./New York, NY 10018


A professional THEATRE group “Cameo Productions” plays to Jewish audiences of all ages in Canada and the Northeastern US. Contact playwright-director, Aviva Ravel/Cameo Productions/5317 Lucy Place/Montreal, PQ H3X ILUCanada.

The Jewish Women’s Resource Center FILM FESTIVAL opens on October 15, with the New York premiere of “Half the Kingdom” which documents Jewish women’s struggles to reclaim a role in Jewish life. On November 12, “Women’s Peace in the Middle East” will be shown with a talk by Israeli filmmaker Shuli Eshel. A variety of films will be screened on selected Mondays from October through December. For schedule and reservation form write to: JWRC/National Council of Jewish Women/9 E. 69 St./New York, NY 10021.

How to be wholly Jewish: HALF THE KINGDOM, a film by Fran-cine Zuckerman, portrays seven Jewish feminists including New York writer Esther Broner, Boston Rabbi Elyse Goldstein activist Alice Shalvi, and documents their diverse quests to discover their place within Judaism. Rent or purchase on 16MM film or VHS cassette from Direct Cin-ema/PO Box 315/Franklin Lakes, NY 07417.


a documentary by filmmaker Reuben Aaronson, focuses on the 1,600 Ethiopian Jewish children who have achieved their dream of living in Israel, but are separated from their parents who remain in Ethiopia. $30 from American Association for Ethiopian Jews/1836 Jefferson PI., NWI Washington, DC 20036.


EXPERIENCED JEWISH EDUCATORS who can commit a month or more of their time are urgently needed in Minsk where many Hebrew classes now hold 300 students. Teachers who can cover travel expenses to the USSR will be housed in the community. Contact: Action for Soviet Jewry/24 Crescent St., #306/Waltham, MA 02154.

Volunteer readers of RUSSIAN AND HUNGARIAN are needed to record books on subjects of Jewish interest to be sent to the Soviet Union and Hungary. Contact: Richard Borgersen/J ewish Braille Institute/110 E. 30th St.I New York, NY 10016.


The ISRAEL WOMEN’S NETWORK, founded in 1984, is an independent non-partisan coalition working to improve the status of women in Israel. Funds are sought for legislative and ad-minstrative advocacy and for newsletters for public education. Tax exempt contributions designated for IWN may be made to New Israel Fund/111 W. 40th St., #2600INew York, NY 10018.

A new BEIT MIDRASH in Flat-bush, NY, to accomodate women who are interested in serious Torah study, will offer its first classes in the fall. They are seeking to raise $15,000 to cover their budget for the year. Tax deductible contributions payable to the Flatbush Women’s Davening Group, earmarked for Machon N’shei Torah, may be sent to Machon N’shei Torah/Box 2361 Brooklyn, NY 11230.

ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS in any condition are sought for students at Kiryat Tivon High School in Israel. Please contact Henry Hindin/312-764-6488.


Describe your typical (or favorite) Rosh Chodesh celebration for inclusion in an international DIRECTORY OF ROSH CHODESH GROUPS. Give meeting place and name, phone and address of contact person. Indicate if a Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, feminist, egalitarian or other orientation predominates. Jewish Women’s Resource Center/ National Council of Jewish Women/9 E. 69th St./New York, NY 10021.

To teach new Russian immigrants to the US about their Jewish heritage, and gather materials to teach Americans about the NEW RUSSIAN ARRIVALS, the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education with the Jewish Educational Service of North America has established a clearinghouse for resources to be used. Contact CAJE Curriculum Bank/15600 Mulholland Dr./Los Angeles, CA 90077.

WOMEN/CANCER/FEAR/ POWER? Send essays, articles, or personal stories with political and or emotional components for an anthology by women and for women. Queries, contributions, with SASE, by October 15 to Third Side Books/2250 W. Far-ragut, Chicago, IL 60625-1802.

Are you working in the field of women’s mental health? For a special issue of the journal Women and Therapy on REFUGEE WOMEN AND MENTAL HEALTH, to be published also in book form, send two copies of a one page, double-spaced abstract before November 1 to: Ellen Cole/ Prescott College/220 Grove Ave./ Prescott, AZ 86301.

WOMEN, CHILDREN, AND ABUSE: THE ROLE OF LAW, is a project focusing on the specific situations of abused women and children, how the law and other agencies have contributed to that abuse, and how women and children have empowered themselves. Please send first-person accounts to: Kathleen A. Laheyl Faculty of Law/Queen’s University/Kingston , Ontario/Canada K7L 3N6.

New ideas for JUDAICA STITCH-ERYDESIGNS needed. Full color catalog of Judaic designs free from Judy Rosenbaum/California Stitchery/6015 Sunnyslope Ave.I Van Nuys, CA 91401.


For information about WOMEN’S GROUPS WORKING ON THE AIDS ISSUE contact Women’s Centers and AIDS Project/Women’s Action Alliance/370 Lexington Ave./ New York, NY 10017.

If you are in a MARRIAGE WITH A CHRONICALLY ILL PARTNER, there is a support group available to you. Contact: Well Spouse Foundation/Central Mailing Office/8768 West Barkhurst Dr./ Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

A free JEWISH LENDING LIBRARY FOR HOMEBOUND CHILDREN sends Jewish books, videos, electronic games, board games, puzzles and tape cassettes as far away as Canada, Israel and Switzerland. To donate materials, volunteer to deliver packages or to make a request, please call Gan Shoshanal 718-338-4816.