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March 26, 1982 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-03-26

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16 Friday, March 26, 1982


JVS CW Is Marking 40th Year of Service to Detroit


The year 1982 marks the ing services, JVS-CW
40th year that the Jewish now operates sheltered
Vocational Service and workshops in Oak Park
Community Workshop and Detroit where men-
(JVS-CW) has offered voca- tally and physically
tional services to Metropoli- handicapped adults
tan Detroit. Despite deep learn social and work
cuts in funding for social skills while preparing to
services, JVS-CW, with a enter, or re-enter the
staff of 110 people, will have work world.
To-,help its clients become
served nearly 2,500 persons
more knowledgeable, in a
by mid-year.
Nora Barron, JVS work sense, JVS-CW has
president, has described the developed a job-matching
agency as _ one that offers system which takes into ac-
"help and hope" to people count individual strengths,
who, without the agency's weaknesses, interests,
resources could not live in- abilities and achieveinents
and matches the persop
Albert I. Ascher, JVS with a variety of possible
executive director, noted jobs. In addition, JVS-CW
that since the agency was operates the following pro-
founded in 1941, "to help grams:
• 'Displaced Homemaker
hundreds of fleeing Euro-
pean Jews resettle and ad- Program for women enter-
just to a new culture, a new ing or re-entering the job
job and a new community," market after serving
the JVS has made many primarily as homemakers.
• Job placement services
In addition to job to assist the unemployed in
placement and career finding suitable jobs and
and educational counsel- help emplOyers fill .yacan-


In the top photograph, instructor Yakov Shteyn-
gart helps a participant in the JVS Adult Day Pro-
gram improve his strength and agility. In the bottom
photograph, JVS nurse Carol Dragos gives a physical
screening to Jacob Feldman, who participates in the
Adult Day Program.

Coca-Cola Bottlers of Detroit, Inc.
are proud to announce .


cies with qualified indi-
viduals. Among those
served are the newly unem-
ployed, young graduates
seeking their first job, new
immigrants and individuals
looking for a job change.

eligible participants to gain
meaningful work experi- ,
ence in non-profit organiza-
tions while earning CETA
In the celebration of its
40th anniversary, the
JVS has planned a series
of festivities. These ac-
tivities began with an
open house in December,
will include a series of
meetings with commu-
nity leaders, and will
culminate with the JD
annual meeting in
Jewish Vocational Serv-
ice and Community Work-
shop is a member agency of
the Jewish Welfare Federa-
tion. Its $2.9 million budget
is supported by funds from
Jewish Welfare Federation,
United Foundation, gov-
ernment and private funds.

• Scholarship counsel-
ing for college-students.
• Career and educational
counseling for students
selecting their first careers,
as well as adults making a
career change. .
• Project Outreach for
isolated, elderly Jewish
people who are often cut off
from their religious and cul-
tural heritage. Volunteers
visit Jewish indigents and
arrange social and cultural
• Rehabilitation case
management to help dis-
abled, industrial workers,
and others return to work
by providing evaluation, Internships
medical management, at RIETS
counseling and vocational
NEW YORK — Rabbinic
preparation services.
• Rehabilitation serv- students at Yeshiva Uni-
ices for handicapped versity's affiliated Rabbi
people to build confi- Isaac Elchanan Theological
dence, communication Seminary are now required
and work readiness skills to complete internships
needed to successfully' with an ordained rabbi in
enter the competitive job order to, receive ordination. -
In the Apprenticeship
market. _
• Senior Service Corpg - Program, a third-year stu-
allows older or retired dent may choose a field of
people to volunteer their ta- interest in the pulpit, edu-
lents in avariety of commu- cation, or chaplaincy. He is
nity settings, helping them then assigned to a host
to feel appreciated, form rabbi through a placement
new friendships and mutual officer.
support systems.
• Work activity and CCAR Resolution
adult day services provide Hits Creationism .
disabled adults with the
opportunity to work and
.• learn in a workshop setting The Central Conference of
where they receive wages American Rabbis (CCAR)
commensurate with their has adopted a resolution op-
rate of production and the posing "scientific
necessary support services creationism" legislation
to increase their self- and urging support by Re-
form rabbis of efforts to
challenge the constitution-
• Transitional employ- ality of such legislation in
ment " program allows states where it has become
C ETA- law.
, •


. Look for these specially marked
bottle caps at your favorite store.

In-the top photograph, JVS placement counselor-
Claudia Hershman helps an unemployed woman use
the jokplacement resources in the JVS library. In the
bottom photograph, a disabled individual tries var-
ious jobs as part of a vocational assessment at the
Arnold E. Frank Community Workshop.

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