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October 09, 1987 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-10-09

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SERVING DETROIT'S JEWISH COMMUNITY

OCTOBER 9, 1987 / 16 TISHREI 5748

`Fisher Meeting'
Nets $10.2 Million

Record total amounts to 40 percent of the annual
Allied Jewish Campaign contributions

STAFF REPORT

Fifty-five years after making his
first donation of $5 to the Allied
Jewish Campaign, Max Fisher and
some 50 friends pledged $10.26
million toward the 1988 Allied Jewish
Campaign.
The amount was announced dur-
ing the 12th annual "Fisher
Meeting," held at the home of Max
and Marjorie Fisher for persons who
typically contribute at least $100,000
to the Campaign. Pledges at last
year's "Fisher Meeting" accounted
for over 40 percent of the $24.3
million raised by the 1987 Allied
Jewish Campaign.

Approximately 60 percent of
Campaign funds are typically ear-
marked for projects overseas, primari-
ly in Israel. Approximately 40 percent
are distributed locally for such agen-
cies as the Jewish Community
Center, the Jewish Home For The Ag-
ed, United Hebrew Schools and
Jewish Family Service.
Jane Sherman, daughter of Max
Fisher and 1988 Campaign chairman
with David Hermelin, told those
assembled of her recent visit to Israel
and the needs of a group of Ethiopian
immigrants she met at a Youth
Aliyah village.
"They are the most highly

Continued on Page 16

UHS Announcement
Delayed A Week

STAFF REPORT

CONFRONTING
The Missionaries

A fledgling group is
fighting back against
local 'Hebrew Christians'

Announcement of a task force to
study what changes can be made to
improve the United Hebrew Schools
has been postponed until next week.
Dr. Conrad Giles, president of the
Jewish Welfare Federation, told the
annual meeting of the Federation on
Sept. 30 that a joint announcement
would be made this week. Giles said
major improvements were necessary
for the 1990s.
Dr. Barbara Goodman, president
of UHS, said the announcement is be-
ing postponed until UHS board
members are informed about the task
force.

'Sports Hall
Cites
`Susie'

Giles, Goodman, and Martin
Kraar, executive vice president of
Federation, have refused to release
any information while working on a
joint statement. UHS board members
speculate that major changes in the
UHS afternoon-and-Sunday program
and at the Midrasha College of
Jewish Studies are possible. UHS has
also been working toward becoming
a central resource for all Jewish
schools in the metropolitan area.
UHS and Federation have been
conducting a national search for a
new superintendent. Dr. Gerald Teller
left this summer to become
superintendent for the Chicago Board
Continued on Page 16

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