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November 16, 1984 - Image 36

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-11-16

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for a year. "A lot of members leaders who do not attend
who are Lebanese did not want AAJF meetings. The Jewish
to meet while the bombs were News heard criticism of Max
falling," Michlin said. "It was Fisher, Judge Avern Cohn and
simply impossible to focus on Allan Schwartz during its in-
anything else," added Saad. terviews.
But some people would say
The Federation official re-
that we should be able to sit sponded: "There is on-going
down and talk during times communication between Arab
like these."
leaders and Jewish leaders in
Members of the Chaldean community forums. They are
community and Christian not going to solve the Middle
Lebanese, Detroit's oldest East problems, and they dis-
Arab groups, make up 80 per- cuss local problems at the
cent of the AAJF's Arab mem- meetings of the (Detroit)
bership. Moslem Arabs from Round Table (of the National
many countries are also repre- Conference of Christians and
Jews), New Detroit and De-
Jewish communal leaders troit Renaissance . . . George
deny allegations that there is Bashara sits on all three," he
a policy against meeting with pointed out.
Arabs. Alvin Kushner, execu-
Bashara, for ten years a
tive director of the Jewish judge- of the Michigan Court of
Community Council, attended Appeals, was elected last week
the AAJF's first meeting in to the Wayne State University
1981, but has not returned.
Board of Governors on the
Our support depends on state-wide ballot.
what their agenda is," said
He told The Jewish News
Kushner. "If there is a prob- that he did not know what the
lem in the community and ultimate goal of the AAJF
they want to deal with it, would be. "Maybe it is just to
that's good. But they origi- get together every three-to-six
nally wanted to have a major months to rap and break
dinner with no format . . . and bread. We sit down and talk
that's bad . ."
about mutual problems here,
"I have seen nothing to in
and what is going on in our
duce me or my executive corn
home countries. Everybody
mittee to get involved. If it is believes the Middle East
working Abi gezunt. If it is would be better if everybody
working well, so much the bet- got along, both here and
ter. But when we (the Jewish there."
Community Council) go on re-
Saad adds, "There are going
cord, we ought to know what to be critics on both sides, rais-
we are going on record for."
ing the obvious objections. But
Kushner and a leader of the there is enough animosity and
Jewish Welfare Federation de- hatred. This (the AAJF) lets
fended prominent Jewish people sit down and meet."


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Preparing for the annual B'nai Moshe Sisterhood Torah Fund
luncheon are, from left: Ruth Marcus, sisterhood president; Doreen
Raskin, honoree; and Pearlena Bodzin, Torah Fund vice president.
The Sisterhood of Cong. B'nai
will offer a Torah musical salute
Moshe will honor Doreen Raskin,
and Torah Fund benefactors will
1984-1985 Ha'yay Olam reci-
be introduced to participants.
pient, at 'a Torah Fund luncheon
Admission is by pledge to the
to be held on behalf of the Torah
Torah Fund. There is a charge for
Fund-Residence Halls Campaign
on Nov. 28 at 11:45 a.m. in the
Babysitter services will be pro-
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