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July 12, 1985 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-07-12

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Friday, July 12, 1985



We wish to express to all our
caring, wonderful friends and
relatives our deepest gratitude
for all your concern, support and
generosity during Michelle's
recent illness.


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Beautiful hand written
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• Weddings • Parties
• Bar Mitzvahs • Etc.
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Call Susan at 258-9574

AUGUST 18-21, 1985

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Basketball, soccer, swimming, tennis, racquetball, track, plus
opening and closing ceremonies, home hospitality, cultural and
social events.

Openings still exist on delegation to represent this com-
munity in the Games. Contact Physical Education De-
partment of the Jewish Community Center 661-1000, Ext.
181 for details.

1,360 Fewer Jews
Call Michigan Home

The state of Michigan showed a
net loss of 1,360 Jewish residents
last year, according to the 1985
American Jewish Yearbook. The
annual guide, published last
month by the American Jewish
Committee, ranks Michigan 12th
in terms of Jewish population
density among the 50 states.
The 85,275 Jews living in
Michigan constitute about 0.9
percent of the state's 9,069,000
residents, the guide reports. In
contrast, New York's 1,879,955
Jews make up 10.6 percent of the
state's total population. The
Yearbook lists the Detroit-area
Jewish population at 70,000,
based on figures supplied by the
Jewish Welfare Federation.
In 1983, the Michigan popula-
tion included 86,635 Jews, accord-
ing to the guide. The net loss of
1,360 persons represents a 1.5
percent dip in the state's Jewish
The Jewish population in the
United States in 1984 was esti-
mated by the Yearbook to be 5.817
million, an increase of 89,000 over
the 1983 figure.
Meanwhile, Florida registered
the largest gain in Jewish popula-
tion during 1984, substantially
leading other sunbelt states
which showed increases. Florida's
gain of nearly 80,000 Jews pushed
its total to 558,820, giving it the
third largest concentration of
Jews in the nation, following New
York and New Jersey.
Other states listing significant
gains were primarily in the


Southwest: Arizona, 53,285, up
4,000; Colorado, 44,365, up al-
most 3,000; and Texas, 78,470, up
more than 1,000.
The ten most populous Jewish
states are New York, California,
Florida, New Jersey, Pennsyl-
vania, Illinois, Massachusetts,
Maryland, Ohio and'Connecticut.
Other statistical data in the
1985 Yearbook is presented in an
article by Gary Tobin and Alvin
Chenkin, "Recent Jewish Com-
munity Population Studies: A
Roundup." All cities studied, with
the exception of Cleveland, re-
ported a smaller mean household
size than the 2.8 figure recorded
by the National Jewish Popula-
tion Study in 1970. Denver, Los
Angeles and Miami showed the
least number of Jews per family,
with 2.2 members.
According to the article, St.
Louis households reported the
largest annual incomes, with 43
percent earning more than
$40,000 annually.
The study showed a substantial
variation among cities in the de-
nominational affiliations of their
Jewish residents. St. Louis and
Milwaukee reported a larger per-
centage of Reform Jews — 52 per-
cent —than other denominations.
Conservatives comprised the
majority of Jews in Minneapolis-
St. Paul and Seattle reported the
largest concentration of Orthodox
Jews at 15 percent.
Detroit and Michigan statistics
were not among those analyzed.

Terrorist Acts Persist

Thursday, July 11
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

See you at
the Square'


Friday, July 12 & Saturday, July 13
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Northwestern Hwy.
Bet.12 & 13 MI., Southfield


Israeli security officers search area where a bomb exploded in Neve


Tel Aviv (JTA) — Police de-
tained 190 Arabs and 17 Jews
Sunday in connection with three
coinciding but apparently unre-
lated terrorist acts in the Tel Aviv
Arab terrorists are believed re-
sponsible for a roadside explosion
that injured five people slightly at
a bus stop near Holon on the
southern outskirts of Tel Aviv. A
few minutes later, another road-
side explosive detonated near
Geha, a short distance away,
without causing casualties.
Two Israel Defense Force-type
fragmentation grenades mean-
while partially destroyed the un-
used Hassan Bek mosque on the
seashore between Tel Aviv and
Jaffa. The grenades were thrown
by an unidentifed youth according

to two eyewitnesses who gave
chase after shouting at him in
Hebrew and English to stop.
Police said the man, apparently
a Jew, approached the watchman
at the Hassan -Bek mosque to
warn him there would be "trou-
ble" if repairs on the mosque were
not halted. He reportedly asked
the watchman if he knew that
Jews were being "murdered" in
the West Bank. According to
police, one of the 17 persons de-
tained in connection with the gre-
nade incident answered the de-
scription given them by the eye-
Meanwhile, a bomb exploded in
Jerusalem's. Neve Ya'akov
neighborhood, injuring a seven-
year-old boy.

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