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January 31, 1986 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-01-31

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, January 31, 1986 13

LOCAL NEWS

Groundhog Day
is not Sunday,

Super Sunday

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The Super Sunday committee includes- , seated, Edie Mittenthal, N.
Brewster Broder and Shelby Tauber, and, standing, Lois Falk, Sally
Mayer, Bernard Kent, Leonard Milstone and William Graham.

have resulted in the demand for
new .kinds of services and more
of them. More aged persons and
more single-parent families are
only two of the groups requiring
additional specialized programs.
Last year, for example; the
Jewish Family Service and
Jewish Vocational Service
served a combined total of
nearly 9,000 families — and
more are awaiting help. Young
and old, families and individu-
als, depend on the Jewish Wel-
fare Federation's 20 local be-
neficiaries, and the agencies, in
turn, depend on Campaign funds
to maintain their programs and
establish new ones.
Other agencies, such as the
Fresh Air Society and the
Jewish Community Center, are
enabling parents to send their
children to summer camp when
they cannot afford the full fees
— providing any youngsters
with their single positive Jewish
experience.
The Jewish Home for Aged is
implementing w programs
that cater to peo e requiring
supportive day pro ms, offer-
ing a full range of ac ivities for
both the frail and the indepen-
dent elderly. Both the JHA and
the Jewish Federation Apart-
ments serve hundreds of senior
adults at their various locations,
but the waiting lists are long.
According to Frankel, reports
from Federation's other agencies
are similar. They tell of de-
creased government funding and
inflationary costs. With imag-
inative programming — and the
commitment of Detroit Jewry —
these agencies will reach many
more of their fellow Jews here
at home.
There is also concern for our
partners in Isfael. In 37 years,
Israel has applied vision, energy
and intelligence to reviving a
wasteland acid resettling nearly
two million"' immigrants from
120 nations.
Detroit has been part of Is-
rael's pioneering process from
the very beginning. Through the
Campaign's partnership with
the United Jewish Appeal, De-
troiters have helped Israel ab-
sorb refugees, settle the land,
rehabilitate neighborhoods and
provide programs for the handi-
capped and aged.
But as the people of Israel st-
rive to build up their economy
and technology, the challenge to
provide human services is
greater than ever. And so are

our responsibilities as partners
with the Jewish Agency for Is-
rael, which helps allocate local
funds in Israel.
Bor-
This ye r , according to Bor-
man, Isra takes the second
step in helping recently arrived
Ethiopian JewL hecome an
active part of society. Their ab-
sorption got a brilliant start
with the generous involvement
of American Jews through Op-
eration Moses. Now the task
must be completed through the
regular Allied Jewish Cam-
paign.
Two thousand Ethiopian chil-
dren are now studying in Youth
Aliyah villages around the
country. Additional funding in
the months ahead would ac-
commodate 1,600 more students.
Also at stake this year are so-
cial services and vocational pro-
grams in Project Renewal
neighborhoods like Ramla, De-
troit's sister city. Government
budget cuts made necessary by
economic reform are hurting
those suffering most from grow-
ing unemployment.
As the physically-impaired
and the elderly are left behind
by the more able and the more
mobile, the need for assistance'"'
increases dramatically. Today,
the JDC supplies aid to Eastern
Europe, where many aged and
ill Holocaust survivors depend ,
on winter food gackages.
This month the Jewish Wel-
fare Federation and Allied
Jewish Campaign began their
60th aniversary year, celebrat-
ing a partnership of working to-
gether to maintain a lifeline to
Jews worldwide. This is one rea-
son, according to Shelby Tauber,
that this year's Super Sunday is
expected to be the best yet. "The
commitment and dedication of
our volunteers have been a tra-
dition since 1926, but we've just
been practicing until now,"
Broder added.
In addition to manning the
phones, handling pledge cards
and coordinating worker train-
ing, Super Sunday volunteers
will be saluted in song for their
efforts.
Prior to the telethon, 14 area
temples and synagogues wil par-
ticipate in Federation'Campaign
Sabbath tonight and tomorrow
morning. Speakers and rabbis
will highlight the work of Fed-
eration and the Campaign
through its nearly 70 worldwide
beneficiaries.

February 2.

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Super Sunday is!

Super Sunday — that's the day that
Allied Jewish Campaign volunteers call on
the community to help our partners in need
at home, in Israel and around the world.
You can help make it our most important day
of the year!
When we contact you, don't jump back in
your hole and hide. We know you're in there.
Stick your head up and throw your
chest out.
Spread a little sunshine — and while you're
at it, cast as tall a shadow as you can.



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