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December 31, 1982 - Image 3

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-12-31

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, December 31, 1982 3

Protecting Dignity and Privacy of Jewish Poor Object of JFS

(Continued from Page 1)

donate what they would
have exchanged as gifts
for Hanuka to needy
Jews. They were not
given names of recipients
of their generosity, but
were assured that their
donations would go to
those who would other-
wise be without.
Jewish War Veterans
posts made donations for
the needy and corporate
cash gifts, including those
from non-Jewish firms, also
were received, Lerner
noted.
He emphasized that fi-
nancial and food assistance
to needy Jews isn't given
just at holiday time. It is on-

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going. So important is this
aspect of JFS services that
the Jewish Welfare Federa-
tion, through its Allied
Jewish Campaign, ear-
marks a specified amount of
funds just for that purpose.
"We always had a few
thousand, $3- to $8,000 to
give to the poor," Lerner
said. For 1983, he added,
$85,000 was earmarked for
financial assistance and an-
other $25,000 budgeted to
help the poor and needy.
Lerner decried what he
called the myth that the
poor and hungry are
concentrated primarily
among the elderly. He
agreed that the elderly
were among the needy
Jews served, but added
that newly-arrived Rus-
sian Jews, unemployed
Jews from what would
traditionally be labeled
the middle class and
single parent families
also receive help from the
JFS.
He said the percentage of
families receiving assis-
tance, where the head of the
household is under 60 years
old, is rising. According to

ropolitan area, but de- just getting rid of things ting of funds from Social Se-
clined.
from their shelves they curity and Medicaid meant
"I can't give a number of don't want," he said. What that the poor will haVe to
how many (Jewish) poor the poor need are protein — pay more for medical serv-
there are because numbers tuna fish, salmon — and ices, leaving less to spend on
are deceptive. Some don't these items are not found in food and heat, for example.
even know about our serv- can collections, Lerner said.
"In Detroit at the present
ices.
He said that cash dona- time, the prospects are not
"Who is poor? It depends tions to the JFS fund for the good for jobs, income and
on who's defining it."
aged and poor are preferred. sustaining the current level
Frequently Lerner em- Rather than a one-time food of existence."
As we recite "nes • gadol
phasized the JFS method of gift, the monies can be used
hayya sham — a great
providing assistance while all year long.
protecting the privacy of the
Looking to the future, miracle happened there" in
recipients.
Lerner took a dim view. the Hanuka story, perhaps
"People who wish to
"The future is grim be- it will inspire another mira-
make donations won't cause of the whole affect of cle here, that the .holiday
know who the recipients Reaganomics on the aged gift-giving spirit will linger
are. We try not to make and poor." He said the cut- throughout the year.
people feel inferior."
He cited as an example an
effort by a local Jewish
organization that collected
TEL AVIV (JTA) — The vision and radio manage-
baskets of food to deliver to
army has told the Israel ment has informed the
needy Jewish families. The
Broadcasting Authority army that it will not accept
organization asked for ad- that it will no longer coop- dictation from anybody as to
dresses of JFS clients, but erate with television's mili- which correspondent should
Lerner turned the group tary correspondent Dan cover any news story or take
down, offering the JFS staff Scemama and will cancel a part in an interview pro-
to make the deliveries in-
scheduled interview pro-- gram.
stead. The group withdrew
gram with outgoing Air
its offer- of the baskets.
Force Commander Maj.
He expressed disap-
Gen. David Irvey if
pointment, but explained Scemama takes part.
that he did not favor can
The ban on the military
drives. "Usually people are
correspondent — similar to
an earlier attempt by Fi-
nance Minister Yoram
Aridor to bar TV's financial
point new management. correspondent for "anti-
Major changes are expected Aridor sentiments" — fol-
lowed a television report on
on the management level.
El Al sources said soldiers serving in Lebanon.
Scemama's program
that _it would take 2-3
For Love
opened with a shot of
months to inspect and
repair the company's soldiers singing a parody of
that
has passed
a popular children'esong,
grounded aircraft before
the lest of Time
they can carry with the words rewritten to
say: "Airplane come down to
passengers again.
The circle is the symbol
El Al suspended service us/Fly us off to Lebanon/ We
of unending love. Like the
will
fight
for
Sharon/And
circle, your love traces and
three months ago and its
reinforces its own pattern,
sales organization-has been return home in a coffin."
A -majority of - the
growing stronger with time.
dormant for two months.
government-appointed
The Eternity Ring is
a circlet of diamonds,
Broadcasting Authority
emeralds, sapphires or
board joined in criticism of
other precious gems. It's
the broadcast. But the tele-
the perfect gift for the

Israel Army, TV Feuding

El Al May Resume Operations

(Continued from Page 1)
- -
economy measure.
It guaranteed man-
agement sole decision-
making power with respect
to future airline operations
without interference by
employees. Histadrut will
be consulted on dismissals.

The new agreement
means that the temporary
receiver will cancel his ap-
peal to a district court to ap-

point a final receiver to liq-
uidate the company. Liq-
uidation was decided by El
Al shareholders last month,
most of them proxies of the
government which owns 98
percent of the carrier. That
would have opened the way
for the government to sell
the airline to private inter-
ests.
The government is now
expected to instruct the El
Al board of directors to ap-

Forum, Telethon Spur Campaign

Continued from Page 1)
Hospital board since his ap-
pointnient in October 1977.
He is also on the board of
Henry Ford Hospital-West
Bloomfield.
It is one of several tele-
thons to be held on behalf of
the 1983 Campaign.
Women's Division held its
Phonogift in October.

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his figures, 51 such families
received assistance in Feb-
ruary 1981. That number
rose to 60 in November 1981
and 77 in October 1982.
The number of families
with children needing assis-
tance rose from 26 in Feb-
ruary 1981 to 39 in October
1982. The total number of
cases overall needing finan--
cial assistance jumped from
115 in February 1981 to 134
in October 1982. Lerner
said currently there are
about 250 cases receiving
direct financial assistance,
106 of them being carried
over from prior years.
Focus: Hope, a civic
organization that provides
food for the hungry in the
general community, turned
over 25 families to the JFS,
22 of which were Russian
Jews. According to a letter
sent from Focus: Hope to the
JFS, the families were
turned over to JFS for its
"fantastic, reliable" service
to the needy. Ten more
Focus: Hope cases have
been referred to JFS.
Lerner was asked to es-
timate the number of
Jewish poor in the met-

For details call

Sec. Frank Selman — 543-1281
Castle Hall (Tues. Nite) 541-9723

Contributors will be con-
tacted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jan. 9 and from 9:15 a.m. to
noon and 4 p.ta. to 8 p.m.
Jan. 10.

Besides affording -for-
merly unsolicited com-
munity members an
opportunity to partici-
pate in the Campaign,
telethon solicitors will be
extending invitations to
new contributors for the
Women's Division Insti-
tute Day, which will take
place Jan. 18.
Approximately 2,000
women will be contacted
during the two-day tele-
thon. Under the direction of
Campaign Chairman Mar-
lene Borman, hundreds of
volunteers will be calling
for a one-time gift to the
I special Israel Emergency
Fund and for a pledge to the
1983 Campaign.

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