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September 12, 1986 - Image 30

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-09-12

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Friday, September 12, 1986 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Chairman: Mr. Gary H. Torgow

Judah Levin leads a Zionist parade down Brush Street in
Detroit.

strengthen unity. It has a
cheering message eliminating
whatever differences may
have ever divided this com-
munity when he states in
this concluding message to
his readers:
In this study, I have de-
scribed the development of
the Detroit Jewish com-
munity's major religious,
educational, social, and
philanthropic institutions
and its principal leaders,
from the community's be-
ginnings to the outset of
World War I. At the same
time, I tried not to neglect
telling the story of the
community's lower, but far
from inarticulate, classes.
And wherever possible, I
compared Jewish eco-
nomic and social strata
with that of other Detroit
ethnic groups and other
American Jewish com-
munities.
Economic mobility is a
central theme in American
and American Jewish his-
tory, and so it is in this
study as well. I have
shown that by 1880 De-
troit's German Jews had a
higher proportion of
white-collar workers than
did the city's British, Irish,
German, Polish, and native
white American groups.
Instead of following in
their parents' footsteps,
most of Detroit's second
generation German Jews
preferred careers in the
profesions or opened their
own businesses. While the
economic rise of the East-
ern European Jews did not
match that of the earlier
German Jews, by 1900 the
Eastern Europeans had a

higher proportion of white
collar workers than all the
other Detroit ethnic groups
except for native white
Americans. These statistics
approximate those of the
Jews in other cities arountii`l
the United States. I also
found that three times as=h
many Jewish working
women engaged in white
collar occupations than
did Detroit's non-Jewish
women.
Notwithstanding the
classic stereotype of the _y
Jew as peddler and the
fact that by 1890 Jews
dominated Detroit's waste
industry, less than 20 per-
cent of the city's Eastern
European Jews peddled
for a living. Contrary to
the Jewish experience in
New York and other large
urban centers, few of De-
troit's working-class Jews
enrolled in the labor
movement. This reflected
local conditions, as Detroit-/ \
remained a non-union
town until the 1930s.
Both German and East-
ern European Jews ex-
hibited an extraordinary \
degree of geographic mo-
bility, with few individuals
or families remaining at=\
the same address for more
than a few years. Despite.—/
Industrial Removal Office
claims that 74 percent of
the men they sent to a
community chose to re-
main, over 80 percent of
the removals sent to De- -\
troit left the city within
three years.
Jewish religious prac-
tices underwent a change
in Detroit during the
period from 1850 to 1880,
as they did in other

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