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October 02, 1987 - Image 73

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-10-02

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June 10, 1907: Detroit's Jewish com-
munity undertook the responsibility for
providing lodging and meals for the
homeless aged.

Out of these beginnings and the Jewish Old Folks
Home of Detroit—as it was then known—has arisen
the complex of buildings and programs that comprise
the Jewish Home for Aged.

The Home has moved with the community—creating
facilities and services that are a model in the field of
geriatric care. A new concept in Jewish communal liv-
ing was introduced in 1982 when the J HA established
Fleischman Residence for independent and semi-
independent adults.

With day care programs and other creative answers to
the needs of elderly persons, the Home works to fulfill
the biblical injunction to honor our parents.

September 29, 1937: Representatives
of 155 Detroit Jewish organizations
convened at the Jewish Community
Center on Woodward and Holbrook for the first delegate
assembly of the Jewish Community Council.

The past 50 years have been etched with the pride and
pain of Jewish history—moments in which the Jewish
Community Council has played an important role.
Mass demonstrations to protest Nazi massacres of Jews,
a rally to celebrate the rebirth of the State of Israel and
unceasing efforts on behalf of Soviet Jewry have been
among the highlights of those five decades.



With 300 member organizations on its rolls, the
Council seeks to build understanding and cooperation
within the Jewish community and among religious,
ethnic and racial groups in the general community.

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Then-1938—and now at the
Jewish Home for Aged

Rally for the reborn state of Israel-1949

Interfaith Passover workshop

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