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January 15, 1988 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-01-15

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JANUARY 15, 1988 / 25 TEVET 5748

Students Disrupt
Ann Arbor Speech


Special to The Jewish News

The month-long unrest within
Israel's administered territories
spread all the way to Ann Arbor
earlier this week, when Jews and
Arabs clashed during a not-so-
peaceful protest.
The confrontation took place Mon-
day night on the steps of the Univer-
sity of Michigan Union during a
demonstration sponsored by more
than a dozen Ann Arbor groups, in-
cluding two Jewish organizations, in
protest of Israel's policy toward the

Palestinian people and the recent
violence in the West Bank and Gaza.
The protestors, many of them Arab
students, were opposed by a handful
of counter-demonstrators from
TAGAR — a student Zionist
Since Dec. 8, a surge of unrest has
spread through the West Bank and
Gaza Strip. Young Palestinians have
resorted to stone throwing, fire bom-
bing and tire burning. More than 30
Palestinians have been killed.
The object of the Ann Arbor
demonstrators' wrath was Monday's
Continued on Page 14

Jewish Home Brakes
Its Runaway Deficit


Staff Writer

Detroit's Jewish community will
continue to pour in about $1 million
annually to cover the Jewish Home
for Aged's budget deficit for the
forseeable future. The losses, however,
which had been galloping like "a
runaway train," have been contained.
This is the upbeat assessment of
the Jewish Welfare Federation and
the Home's director, Alan Funk,
almost a year after Federation gave
$600,000 above its budgeted $850,000
into the Home's coffers and set into
motion a study of the Home's continu-
ing money woes. The study is now
nearing completion.
According to Funk, the Home's
projected 1987-1988 deficit will reach
$1,100,000, a $350,000 decrease from
the previous year. Federation has

guaranteed that Jewish community
funds will cover the losses so that the
Home will not have to dip into the
principal of its capital funds, he said.
United Jewish Charities, the Federa-
tion endowment arm, will provide the
monies. Other Federation allocations
should not be affected.
Funk maintained the shortfall
stems from inadequate state
Medicaid reimbursement for the 67
percent of the Home's 312 residents
who receive Medicaid payments.
Medicaid only pays $23,000 per pa-
tient bed when the real cost is
$40,000 per bed, he argued.
"If you built a nursing home at
$23,000 a bed, you'd end up with card-
board," he said.
According to Funk, who has been
the Home's director for almost two
years, Federation is satisfied with his

Continued on Page 14


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Sholem Aleichem Institute's Betty Schein.


Secular Jews pursue
currents of belief
outside the mainstream

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