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October 28, 1983 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-10-28

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Friday, October 28, 1983

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On the topic of the U.S.
creating a military base
in Egypt, Halprin said,

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"Why invest in a base in
Egypt when (you're) not
getting anything back for
your investment?"
On the Israel-U.S. trade,
Halprin said Israel would
"like to export more to the
U.S. under competitive
tariffs." He said he would
like to see the United States
"allow us to compete in the
U.S. with American and
European firms."
"We want mutually bene-
ficial trade relations, not
just relating to the mili-
'tary," he said.
Representative Sander
Levin addressed the Friday
afternoon plenary on the
topic of poverty.
In his remarks, Rep.
Levin stated that about
12 million American chil-
dren live below the pov-
erty line; a half-million
more families are now at
the poverty line than dur-
ing the 1975 recession
and about one-third of
female heads of house-

"The Evolving Jewish Woman"

In these confusing and complicated times of changing values, Jewish women are struggling with
questions of personal and professional growth. Participants in this seminar will be involved in a series
of practical workshops with unique and knowledgeable resource people and a stimulating lecture.
These sessions are designed for the woman who is making changes and choices in ‘ her life today and
seeking new directions and strategies for the 80's.

Sunday, November 6, 1983
Two Workshops: 10 to 10:50 a.m. and 11 to 11:50 a.m.
Where: The Midrasha College of Jewish Studies

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THE PROGRAM

"Resources for the Single Parent"

Community support for the single parent, support groups, counseling
situations, quality childcare and financial concerns will be reviewed.
Elaine Burton, Psychotherapist, Family & Divorce Mediator,
Facilitator for Space.

"Financial & Creative Planning
for the Woman Alone"

holds live in poverty.
According to Levin, in
1984, households earning
less than $10,000 will lose
$480 in federal services, and
those with incomes of
$20,000 will lose $380. But
those with incomes between
$40,000 and $80,000 will
lose only $140. Will state
and local units make up the
difference? Congressman
Levin cited a Princeton
University study saying
that states that are stepping
in have covered less than
one-fourth of their losses.
The impact of federal aid
cuts on Jewish communities
is exacerbated by the rise of
a new population needing
assistance: the young and
middle-aged newly poor.
The Administration's
position has _created a
no-win situation for
non-profit services. "Do
much more, the federal
government is saying ...
but do it with less," Levin
said. By fiscal year 1986,
the value of federal sup-
port for non-profit serv-
ice organizations will be
22 percent below the 1980
level of funding.
Some have advised. Jews
to pull their punches, be-
cause firm advocacy of so-
cial services would an-
tagonize right-wing suppor-
ters of Israel. Congressman
Levin's response was firm:
"We have to find ways to
maintain good realtions
with supporters of Israel
and still fight for social jus-
tice in America.
"If we rely on the hope
that increased growth in the
economy will 'trickle down,'
we will be caught in the
politics of polarization . . . a
position antithetical to our
heritage."
Major Detroit partici-
pants who shared in the
discussions were: James
August, Jackier, Judge
Avern - Cohn, Jack
Robinson, Joel Tauber,
Dr. Conrad Giles, Dr.
Richard Krugel, Dr. Dan

Guyer, Edie Mittenthal,
Sally Krugel, Michael
Feldman, Julie Borim,
Sonny Raichlen, Shelby
Tauber, Martin Feldman,
Susan Citrin, Dick Loe-
benthal, Stanley Frankel,
Irwin Alterman, Joel
Gershenson and Mark
Hauser.
Judge Cohn, president of
the Jewish Welfare Federa-
tion, stated in his welcom-
ing address on Friday:
"Each of you represents a
community with its own
special mix of problems. We
in Detroit — I'm sure it
comes as no surprise to you
— are emerging from the
deepest economic decline
since the Depression. A host
of challenges have con-
fronted us — challenges to
our traditional patterns and
policies of helping individu-
als at risk: the suddenly un-
employed, the single par-
ent, the children from a
troubled home.
"The groWing number of
elderly and the mobility of
our young adults pose other
concerns for our ability to
provide quality services to
our constituents .. .
"The combination of
problems we face would
appear overwhelming to
the faint-hearted. But
there is nothing faint-
hearted about the people
gathered in this room.
Our experience — in fact,
our very history — has
shown that the forces
against which each of our
communities contends
individually are no
match for us collectively.

" 'Weaving the Fabric of
Our Future' — the theme
you have chosen for this
conference — points to the
importance of such collec-
tive action. Each of us re-
presents a single strand
which, alone, can be broken.
But the closer we stand to-
gether, the closer the weave
and the stronger the fabric
of our Jewish life."

* *

The topics to be discussed include:
What financial planning is, How your money can work for you
and Planning to be financially independent.
Audrey Pearl, Certified
Financial Planner, Audrey Pearl CFP, Inc.

"Family Law"

Issues of custody, divorce and grandparent's rights will be discussed.
Allyn Ravitz, Attorney,
Eamon and Ravitz, Member of Family Law Section of State Bar

"Starting Over

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Joining the Work Force"

Planning for a career change, creating a
position and interviewing techniques will be discussed.
Sherri Lumberg, Vocational Counselor, Coordinator for
Displaced Homemaker PrOgram, Jewish Vocational Service

LUNCH AT NOON

KEYNOTE ADDRESS 12:45 P.M.

"Jewish and Female: Beyond the Stereotype of the Yiddishe
Mamma and the Jewish American Princess." ,

Susan Weidman Schneider, Feminist Journalist, Executive Editor, Lilith
Magazine. Author of on upcoming book, "The Complete Jewish
Women's Source Book: Making Choices and Changes in Our Lives Today".

In the top photograph, Detroiters Joel Gershen-
son and Dulcie Rosenfeld join Carl Kaplan of Wash-
ington, right, in leading the Havdala service Saturday
evening.
In the bottom photograph, at a regional UJA
Women's Division meeting Friday at the home of
Carolyn Greenberg are, from left, Marlene Borman,
Diane Cummins of Columbus, Mrs. Greenberg,
speaker Dr. Irwin Cotler of Montreal, regional
women's chairman Judith Swedlow and Marjorie
Scott of New York.

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