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April 17, 1987 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-04-17

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THE JEWISH NEWS

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FOR PE A
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1987 Campaign Boosts
Detroit Into Fifth Place

14th largest Jewish community has second highest per capita
giving, but faces a difficult allocations process

ALAN HITSKY

Associate Editor

Births
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Synagogues
Women

APRIL 17, 1987 / 18 NISAN 5747

SERVING DETROIT'S JEWISH COMMUNITY

THIS ISSUE 60c

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CANDLELIGHTING 8:05 P.M.

The Detroit Jewish commu-
nity's landmark achievement in
pushing its Allied Jewish Cam-
paign above the $24 million mark
for 1987 has vaulted the local
community into the Jewish philan-
thropic record book.
With $22.8 million in hand and
a projected $24.7 million total ex-
pected via previous donors who
have yet to make their 1987
pledges, Detroit has moved into
fifth place among Jewish cam-
paigns in America and tied for sec-
ond place in terms of per capita
giving.
With 70,000 Jews, Detroit is
tied with Cleveland and San Fran-
cisco for 14th place in Jewish popu-
lation in the United States. But
Detroit moved up from sixth place
to pass Cleveland in generos-

ity according to Jewish Welfare
Federation executive vice president
Martin Kraar. Only New York,
Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadel-
phia surpassed Detroit's campaign
total, Kraar said, "and each of
those communities has at least
250,000 more Jewish residents."
On a per capita basis, Detroit
moved into first place among the
19 largest cities with an average
$343 per person contributed to the
Campaign. Minneapolis leads the
country overall, based on 1985 fig-
ures, with a $450 per person total.
Kraar said that Detroit's Allied
Jewish Campaign has increased 33
percent between 1980 ($17.8 mil-
lion) and 1986 ($23.8 million), with
allocations to local Jewish agencies
up 45 percent.
With the Campaign officially
over, .although many prospective
donors' willstill be contacted in the
coming weeks, the Federation turns

to the allocation process to fund
local, national and overseas Jewish
agencies. Despite the increase of $1
million over last year's total, the
budgeting process remains difficult
because of needs both at home and
abroad.

Continued on Page 18

Inmates Gain
United Seder

DAVID HOLZEL

Staff Writer

A Jackson rabbi went to Fed-
eral District Court in Detroit this
week to bring Jackson State Pris-
on's dozen Jews together for a
Passover seder.
Rabbi Jeffrey Gale of Temple
Beth Israel sought a temporary

Continued on Page 20

THE
SEPHARDI
REVOLUTION

Sixty percent of Israel's
population is now Sephardi and
many are looking to David Levy
to become the Jewish state's first
non-European" prime minister

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