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May 22, 1987 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-05-22

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UP FRONT

Supporters Of Sinai Employee
Threaten Boycott Of Hospital

ALAN HITSKY

Associate Editor

The reduction in hours of one of
150 employees laid off or reduced to
part-time status by Sinai Hospital of
Detroit may cost the hospital some of
its Jewish clientele.
Members of the Orthodox Jewish
community circulated a second peti-
tion this week on behalf of Eli Apt, a
17-year employee of Sinai who held
kosher supervision and pastoral care
duties. The petition asks the hospital
to restore Apt to full-time status. Apt
was reduced to 16 hours per week —
in effect, weekend employment —
when the hospital announced cost-

cutting measures two weeks ago. The
new petitions, with 800-1,000
signatures, will be presented to Sinai
administrators and the Jewish
Welfare Federation.
The first petition in Apt's behalf
gained 1,000 supporters asking that
Apt's hours not be reduced. Mrs.
Sarah Bricker of Oak Park and a
dozen friends circulated the second
petition this week. It states their
belief that pastoral care and kashrut
supervision will be "critically
hampered" by Apt's part-time status,
and suggests that the Orthodox com-
munity — "loyal patrons of Sinai
Hospital even though it is not
geographically convenient" — may

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Staff Report

Members of the Young Israel
Council of Metropolitan Detroit are
purchasing a 2 1/2-acre site on Maple
Road west of Farmington Road to con-
struct Young Israel of Bloomfield.
The parcel is located three-tenths
of a mile west of Farmington Road,
adjacent to a Montessori school on the
south side of Maple.

The new Young Israel branch is
planning a meeting June 29 at the
Maple/Drake Jewish Community
Center to enlist founding members.
Among the backers of the new facili-
ty are Erry Loewenthal, a past presi-
dent of the Young Israel Council;
David Tanzman, current Council

president; Michael Weiner; and
Samuel Prero, rabbi emeritus of
Young Israel of Greenfield.
Plans for the new building have
not been finalized, Loewenthal said,
because the founders must check with
West Bloomfield Township for zoning
restrictions. But Tanzman hopes the
new facility will have a social hall
that can accommodate 400-500
persons.
Asked by The Jewish News if the
proposed facility would draw the Or-
thodox population away from Oak
Park and Southfield, Tanzman was
adamant. "If we thought a Young
Israel of Bloomfield would be a
counter-productive place, that it

Continued on Page 12

Glenn Triest

Parcel In West Bloomfield
Purchased By Young Israel

Kids and parents enjoyed Sunday's Lag b`Omer parade, sponsored by the Jewish
Community Center by Lubavitch.

ROUND UP

ADL Left Out
Of 'Hamtramck'

At least one of the partners to
the "World of Difference" pro-
ject was not consulted in the
making of Hamtramck, the
local-flavored situation comedy
which aired recently on WDIV
Channel 4 and drew howls of
protest from local Polish
Americans.
"We were not consulted," said
Stuart Lockman, president of
the Michigan Region of the
Anti-Defamation League. The
ADL has scheduled a meeting
with Channel 4 Thursday to
discuss World of Difference and
Hamtramck. Just why the ADL
was never involved in the pro-
ject is "one of the things that we
have to talk about," Lockman
said.
Upon viewing the program,
Lockman said, "We're not sure

all the criticisms are justified.
But there were aspects that
showed a lack of sensitivity."

Wallenberg Alive
Says Brother

Tel Aviv (JTA) — Raoul
Wallenberg's brother, Guy Von
Dardel, said that the family of
the missing Swedish diplomat
recently received information
from the Soviet Union confirm-
ing its long-held belief that he
is still alive.
Von Dardel came to Israel to
accept, on behalf of his brother,
the Freedom of the City of
Ramat Gan. He would not
elaborate on the information
but said it was sufficient to con-
vince the family that Wallen-
berg is not dead.
Wallenberg was arrested
when the Red Army entered

Budapest in 1945 and has not
been heard from since. Soviet
authorities claimed he died in
Lubyanka Prison in 1947. But
many reports have surfaced
over the years that he was seen
alive in one or another prison.

Israelis Split
On Concessions

Tel Aviv (JTA) — Israelis,
by a margin of 51.8 to 46.4
percent, would be prepared to
make territorial concessions
in exchange for peace with
Jordan, according to a poll by
the Modi'in Ezrachi Research
Institute, published in
Maariv recently.
The responses were to the
question, "Are you in favor of
a peace agreement with Jor-
dan under which Israel un-

dertakes to give up territories
in Judaea and Samaria (West
Bank)?" Only 4.4 percent re-
plied affirmatively with re-
spect to the entire West Bank
and East Jerusalem.
By a margin of 59.1 to 37.9
percent they would agree to
curbs on Jewish settlements
in the West Bank as part of a
peace treaty with Jordan, the
poll found.

PLO Ouster
Gains Support

Washington (JTA) — Support
is growing rapidly in Congress
to have the Administration
shut down the two offices of the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion in the United States on
grounds that a terrorist
organization has no business in

this country and is a menace to
security. The State Department
said it has the matter under
"review."
Sen. Robert Dole of Kansas,
the Senate Republican leader,
drew strong bipartisan support
for a measure he introduced
May 13 to close the PLO's In-
formation Center in
Washington and its Observer
Mission at the United Nations
in New York.
Backing him were Sens. Rudy
Boschwitz (R.-Minn.), Charles
Grassley (R.-Iowa), Frank
Lautenberg (D-N.J.), Alfonse
D'Amato (R.-N.Y.) and Howard
Metzenbaum (D-Ohio).
A similar measure was in-
troduced in the House by Rep.
Jack Kemp (R-N.Y.). It would
make it a felony to aid the PLO
whose offices he said are in
violation of the Racketeerin-
fluenced Corrupt Organization
Act.

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