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November 06, 1987 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-11-06

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NOVEMBER 6, 1987 / 14 CHESHVAN 5748

Mobilization For Washington Summit

York on Tuesday to plan the mobiliza-
Communal representatives and
Associate Editor
agency leaders were so enthusiastic,
The Jewish Community Council he said, that "we expect it to be the
of Metropolitan Detroit has chartered biggest Jewish rally ever held in
a 344-seat jet aircraft to take Washington." Preliminary estimates
Detroiters to the Washington call for a crowd of 100,000-200,000.
Former Jewish refuseniks Natan
Mobilization for Soviet Jewry on Dec.
6. The Council had 126 local Sharansky, Ida Nudel, Vladimir and
responses to its September appeal for Maria Slepak, Mikhail Kholmiansky
attendance at any future Reagan- and Yuli Edelshetin will speak at the
Gorbachev summit in the -U.S. With rally, along with representatives from
last week's announcement that the the Senate, the House, the Reagan Ad-
Soviet Union's Mikhail Gorbachev ministration, and other groups. In ad-
will sign a nuclear missile reduction dition, mobilization leaders are lining
pact in Washington on Dec. 7, na- up entertainers to perform at the
tional Jewish organizations began event.
Organizers are trying to get per-
finalizing plans for the mobilization.
for a mass rally on the Ellipse
Jeanie Weiner and Rabbi Richard
C. Hertz of the JCCouncil's Soviet in front of the White House, followed
Jewry Committee are co-chairing the by a march to the Lincoln Memorial
mobilization effort here. Detroiters for the program.
Although a mass rally to coincide
will fly to Washington on the morn-
ing of Dec. 6, be bused to the with a U.S.-Soviet summit has been
demonstration, and return to Detroit planned for two years, Natan Sharan-
sky pushed for the event when he was
that evening.
Council executive director Alvin in the U.S. in September. Recent
Kushner attended a meeting in New emigres Nudel and the Slepaks last


week warned • the Jewish Agency
board of governors in Jerusalem not
to trust the Soviets.
Detroiter Jane Sherman had a

two-hour private meeting with the
three in Jerusalem, and they
repeatedly told her, "Do not allow the

Continued on Page 14

Recall Petition
Stirs W. Bloomfield


Special to The Jewish News

For a place normally foreign to
earthquakes, West Bloomfield sure is
The shake-ups in this Oakland
County township (pop. 48,000) began
last week when a group of West
Bloomfield residents, infuriated by
what they call "uncontrolled develop-
ment" and traffic congestion, began
a recall drive against four township
board members who they say
threaten the area with "imminent
harm and destruction."

The angered residents warn the
township is on its deathbed as
"development after development is
approved to the detriment of the com-
munity." They have formed a group —
Organizations United to Save the
Township (OUST) — and filed peti-
tions with the county election clerk
calling for the recall of Supervisor
John Doherty, Clerk Betty Sue
Dupree and Trustees Jeffrey Leib and
Raymond Holland.
"If this development keeps on go-
ing, we'll destroy the area;' warned
OUST treasurer Michael Schwartz,

Continued on Page 14


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