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April 03, 1987 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-04-03

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$175,000 chaired the World
Jewish
of
Gathering
Holocaust Survivors and is
executive vice president of
the United Jewish Federation
of Greater New York.
Born in Germany, Michel
• was placed in a labor camp as
a little bo3i. In the years fol-
lowing, he was.transferred to
several concentration camps,
escaping Iroin a death march
shortly before the end of
World War II. After the war,
he came to Michigan and
went to work as a copyboy for
a Port Huron newspaper. He
noted that his life and that of
his younger sister were
touched by the support -of -
American Jews through the
United Jewish Appeal in the
.
1940s.
"We don't have to tell each
other what happened then,"
he' said to his audience, "but
life has been very, very good
to us here. We owe some-
thing, and as American Jews
we have to play a role in the
American Jewish community.
Michel 'said that Holocaust
survivor Emery Klein's De-
troit Campaign co-
chairmanship is a 'national
"first" for survivors, shared
only by San Francisco.
Klein noted that, as
' Oesident of the Hebrew Free
Loan Association, he has be-
come aware of the large
number of Detroiters requir-
ing Jewish community assis-
tance. The Jewish Family
Service estimates that more
than ten percent of the Jews
in Detroit are living at the
poverty level,he said.
"Soon it will be Pesach,
and we will be reminded• to
invite, all 'who are hungry`to
join us at the seder - table. In-
dividually, we cannot'do that
How tan each of us care for
all who are hungry? But to-
_ gether, through our 'support
of the Campaign, we can help
thousinds-, of people here in
• Detroit; in Israel and around
the world.
"How can any Jew -- any
sufvivor — not give?". he

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Pacific region resolved_ to
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thodox religious courts).
The rabbis; from such far-
, off communities as 'Singapore
and Tokyo, decided to submit
all \their •minversions and di7,
vorces to these eccletiastical
courts for halaehie endorse-
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