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January 11, 1985 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-01-11

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Friday, January 11, 1985

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UJC re-elects Handleman

The re-election of David Hand-
leman as president and ac-
ceptance of his report listing
many important undertakings on
behalf of the Jewish community of
Detroit marked the 85th annual
meeting of United Jewish
Charities.
UJC, predecessor of the Jewish
Welfare Federation as this com-
munity's central fund-raising and
service-providing organizations
continues as Federation's agency
for maintaining communal prop-
erties, as well as developing and
managing endowment and ,trust
funds. Earnings generated by the
David Handleman
latter activity are distributed to a
wide range of charities.
year was the formal establish-
In response to urgent human
ment of the Federated Endow-
needs within the Detroit area,
ment Fund, in which Federation
UJC made a $25,000 emergency
and all its member agencies are
relief grant for distribution to
cooperating with United Jewish
hunger and shelter organizations
Charities to provide for the future
by the Jewish Community Coun-
of the Detroit Jewish community.
cil. It was the second such grant
Since January 1984, said Hand-
made by UJC.
leman, the Federated Endowment
UJC also made grants to the
Fund partnership has drawn
National Holocaust Conference
nearly $6 million in new monies
honoring the memory of the
for thevarious funds managed by
righteous Gentiles and to a na-
UJC. Endowment Chairman
tional program for creation of a
Mandell L. ,Berman and Endow-
campus advisory committee to
ment Director George M. Zeltzer
confront anti-Semitic and anti-
were credited with spearheading
Israel propaganda on college
the effort, unique in this country
campuses.
Funding for the exhibit of the for bringing together all of the
Federation agencies under one
Precious Legacy: Judaic Trea-
sures from the Czechoslovak endowment umbrella for the
State Collections also was ap- - benefit of the entire community.
In its other major role, as man-
proved, both to the national or-
ager of communal properties,
ganizing committee and the De-
United Jewish Charities provided
troit Institute of Arts, which will
a broad range of services, from
host the extraordinary showing
upgrading the site of the Jewish
March 12-May 5.
Community Campus at Maple-
UJC enabled WTVS Channel
56 to stumulate audience for Abba Drake to assisting the Jewish
Vocational Service in acquiring
Eban-produced series "Heritage:
larger Oakland County facilities.
Civilization arid the Jews."
UJC also enabled Federation to
Additional services to the com-
munity were made possible this modernize its downtown Detroit
offices in the Butzel Building to
year with grants from the UJC's
Max M. Fisher Jewish Commu- provide for more efficient use.
Elected along with Handleman
nity Foundation, which provides
at the annual meeting were
seed monies for creative and in-
Samuel Frankel, Graham Orley
novative demonstration pro-
and Frieda Stollman, vice
grams. Of the nearly $2 million
presidents; Samuel Schiff, trea-
allocated by the 20-year-old foun-
surer; and Wayne L. Feinstein,
dation, grants this year promoted
mainly youth services and pro-
secretary.
Others elected to the board of
grams for the aged.
Funds enabled a local coopera- directors were: Henry S.
Dorfman, Shirley Harris, Miles
tive venture between United He-
brew Schools and the B'nai B'rith Jaffe, Emery I. Klein and Stanley
Youth Organization, an outreach J. Winkelman.
program at the University of
Michigan Hillel Foundation and
continuation of a Yiddish profes-
sorship at U-M. The United He-
brew Schools also received a grant
to enable Detroit's Jewish day
schools to participate in an inter-
national project aimed at upgrad-
ing their curricula through the
Melton Research Center of He-
Amos Ganor of the Israel Minis-
brew University.
For senior adults, the Fisher try for Foreign Affairs will speak
Foundation made it possible for on behalf of the 1985 Allied
Federation to commission a U-M Jewish Campaign at 5 p.m. Tues-
study on the elderly of Detroit and day at the Fleischman Residence
to establish a Jewish information in West Bloomfield.
Social Service Section con-
and referral service to match the
tributors of $1,000 and their
needs of the elderly with available
programs. A case management spouses have been invited to
program in cooperation with the attend the gathering.
Ganor will explore the crisis
Area Agency on Aging also was
funded, as was a project to work which confronts Jews in Ethiopia.
For information about the
with leaders of ethnic minority
meeting,. call Mickey Meltzer at
groups across the United States.
Handleman said one of the most the Jewish Welfare Federation,
exciting undertakings of the past 965-3939.

Campaign event
at Fleischman

28585 Telegraph Rd. Across From Tel Twelve Mall
Southfield,Mich.

353-1300

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