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January 25, 1985 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-01-25

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, January 25, 1985

17

LOCAL NEWS

Super Sunday Phone Appeal Kicks Off 1985 Allied Campaign

Suzy Gershenson, Paul Feinberg and Rochelle Gold were among the
350 Allied Jewish Campaign volunteers who reached out to the
community for support during last year's Super Sunday telephone
appeal.

Our partners in need need you!
( That's the message for the 1985
Allied Jewish Campaign's Super
Sunday telephone appeal, set for
I this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Detroit is one of more than 100
L communities nationwide that will
be keeping the phone lines busy
on behalf of the Campaign's 60
local and overseas beneficiaries.
Several hundred volunteers
will gather at the United Hebrew

Schools in Southfield, asking con-
tributors to respond with their
best possible gift in support of
human services here at home, in
Israel and around the world.
Volunteers will be briefed on
the needs that must be met this
year and learn how Allied Jewish
Campaign funds help enrich the
quality of Jewish lives. Harriet
Dunsky and N. Brewster Broder
are chairing the effort, which will

reach 10,000 households in the
metropolitan area.
Mrs. Dunsky noted that volun-
teers provide a personal touch to
the community-wide appeal. "Of-
ten they give as much as they re-
ceive, providing information and
assistance to those they call. They
know they may be talking to
someone who can use the services
of our agencies, so while it is vital
to get a pledge, it is just as impor-
tant to offer help where it is
needed."
Broder added that with infla-
tion in Israel approaching 1,000
percent and stringent economic
measures under way, the lives of
the elderly, ,handicapped, young
people and new immigrants will
be most adversely affected.
Of particular concern is the re-
settlement of Ethiopian Jews,
who reach absorption centers
without any understanding of
modern living conditions or any
knowledge of Israeli society.
Here in the Detroit community
there also are critical needs. Last
year, for example, the Jewish
Family Service and the Jewish
Vocational Service served a com-
bined total of more than 8,000
families and more are awaiting
help.
Other agencies, such as the
Fresh Air Society and the Jewish
Community Center provided
many youngsters with their

single positive Jewish experience
through campership assistance
during the summer. The Jewish
Home for Aged and the Jewish
Federation Apartments serve
hundreds of elderly at their var-
ious locations — including the
new buildings at Maple-Drake —
but the waiting lists are long.
Campaign chairmen Robert H.
Naftaly and Stanley D. Frankel
noted that last year $493,809 was
raised on Super Sunday. "In
1985," Naftaly said, "we must ex-
ceed that goal to meet the chang-
ing needs of the community and to
create new services for those who
require assistance."

Meanwhile, Dr. Howard L.
Adelson will address the Young
Adult Division major gifts, men's
Campaign cocktail reception on
behalf of the 1985 Allied Jewish
Campaign 8 p.m. Feb. 4 in the
home of David and Doreen
Hermelin.
A noted author and educator at
the City University of New York,
Adelson is a member of the Na-
tional Committee on American
Foreign Policy. Well versed in the
problems of Soviet Jewry, he
served as a delegate to both of the
world conferences.
Dr. Adelson has been chairman
of Columbia University's Semi-
nar on the History of Legal and
Political Thought and holds de-

Dr. Howard Adelson

grees from New York University,
Columbia and Princeton.
A recognized scholar in his
field, his biography was included
in the Encyclopedia Judaica as
well as in Who's Who in America.
Bernard Kent is chairman of
the division. Gerald Brody and
Ian Pesses are vice chairmen, and
the division's group chairmen are
Arnold Jacob, David Foltyn, Gil-
bert Silverman Jr. and Stuart
Snider.
In other Campaign events, the
Israeli section of the Allied
Jewish Campaign will host Dr.

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The Alliediewish Campaign

NEEDS YOU

to be there for your partners
on Super Sunday, January 2 7

.

January 27—Super Sunday—is the day Allied Jewish
Campaign volunteers will be calling on the community
to strengthen our lifeline of hope and help to our fellow
Jews in need locally, in Israel and around the world.

Please be there...respond with your 'best possible
pledge to the '85 Campaign.

Be a partner on Super Sunday...
a partner for life!

Allied )ewish Campaign of the )ewish Welfare Federation • 163 Madison Avenue, Detroit, Ml • 965-3939

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