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June 26, 1987 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-06-26

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Berries 'n Bon Bons

Fourth of July is
Fireworks and Frisbees .
Family and Friends . .
Food and Fun

VALID ANYTIME

GAYNORS

4th of July orders taken until Friday 5 lam. July 3rd
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351-4362
Southfield, MI 48075

SUGAR FREE & KOSHER UPON REQUEST

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ORCHARD LAKE RD. & 14 MILE
HOTLINE: 855-0033

Fanfare
for
America!

Raised with infinite pride, waving
in testimony to this country's greatness._

Our Flag.

Join the merchants of La
Mirage in this colorful
celebration now through the
4th of July. Register at any
one of the fine shops in La
Mirage and six couples will
win dinner for two, each
chauffeur driven in their
private limousine.

compliments of Norms, Ristorante Di Modesta,
Romaniks and V.I.P. Limousines.

Merchants, their families, mall employees, advertising
agency employees and their families are ineligible.

(just north of 12 Mile Rd.)
29555 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, MI

14 Friday, June 26, 1987

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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Institutions

Continued from Page 7

values teach us that it is a
mitzvah to concern ourselves
with the needs of the "stran-
gers" among whom we live
and to participate with them
in acts of tzedakah.
Do they hire Jewish staff ex-
clusively?
No. To insure that the
quality of services that are
offered are provided by people
with the highest level of ex-
pertise, we recruit on the
basis of qualifications for the
job. As a result, while some
of our employees are Jewish,
others are not. We feel it is
commendable that there are
so many dedicated people,
both Jewish and Gentile, who
wish to devote their lives to
human service. We are glad
that we can employ people
who have such values and
that our community can
benefit by their dedication. In
addition, JVS does not dis-
criminate in its hiring prac-
tices because it is against the
law.
Why do they have "Jewish" in
their title?'
Jewish Vocational Service
is a Jewish agency because it
continues to be operated by
the Jewish community as an
expression of their commit-
ment to the Jewish values
which we have already de-
scribed.
Are there other private or gov-
ernmental organizations that
serve the same purpose?
Yes. Some of the services
provided by the Jewish Voca-
tional Service are provided by
the state and other non-profit
organizations. It is our belief,
however, that in a pluralistic
society all religious groups
have an obligation to partici-
pate together in addressing
the needs of the handicapped,
aged and unemployed. We do
our part; other religious
groups do their part. We at
JVS feel that the high qual-
ity of services that we pro-
vide are seldom replicated by
other agencies and, as a re-
sult, those members of the
Jewish community who need
vocational services are better
served because there is a
Jewish Vocational Service.
Do they receive a large portion
of their support from other
charities to which Jews also
contribute?
No. Although the Jewish
Vocational Service does re-
ceive support from the United
Foundation, this support con-
stitutes only six percent of
the JVS budget. Without the
basic support from the Allied
Jewish Campaign, the OF
funds would be insufficient to
maintain needed services for
Jewish clients.
Are they more successful than
other private or governmental
agencies that perform the
same function?"
Yes. The quality of JVS
service is among the finest of

its kind. This statement was
recently documented by a
comment in an official publi-
cation of the Michigan De-
partment of Labor which de-
scribed one of our programs
as the "largest and most suc-
cessful".
Are those non-Jews served by
these agencies made aware
that the services are provided
in part by Jewish charity?
Yes. All of our literature
and our letterhead clearly
indicate that we are a
member agency of the Jewish
Welfare Federation. In addi-
tion, people receiving services
from an agency called Jewish
Vocational Service accurately
conclude that there is Jewish
charitable support.
Is there still a need for the
Jewish community to con-
tinue to support these in-
stitutions?
Yes. It is the JVS view
that the Jewish Vocational

We feel the high
quality of services
we provide are
seldom replicated
by other agencies
and the Jewish
community is
therefore better
served.

Service is essential to the
welfare of the community,
both for the reasons that
have been stated above, but
also because of the vital role
that these agencies have
played in enabling Jews who
are fleeing from oppression
overseas to make adjustments
to this country.
It is not that long ago, dur-
ing the large influx of Rus-
sian emigres that JVS and
JFS . undertook a cooperative
major effort to assist this
group to adjust to a new cul-
ture and find jobs, something
that would not have been
possible were there no JVS or
JFS. JVS, alone, found jobs
for 1,075 of these Russian
emigres. We are hopeful that
we will once again be called
upon to provide this vital
service in the near future.
In summary, we conclude
that the Jewish Vocational
Service is a vital force that
enables the Jewish commu-
nity to act on its highest val-
ues and is vital to the welfare
of 7,000 people each year.

Terrorist Acts

Tel Aviv (JTA) — Media
coverage increases the
number of terrorist acts, their
escalation and their spread,
according to Dr. Gabriel
Weiman of Haifa University.

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