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February 26, 1988 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-02-26

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Lifton, Kaplan Join
Jewish News Staff

Kimberly Lifton and
Elizabeth Kaplan have
recently joined The Jewish
News as staff writers.
Ms. Lifton and Ms. Kaplan
bring considerable experience
to their positions. Ms. Lifton,
26, comes to The Jewish News
after reporting for three years
for the Fort Lauderdale News
and Sun-Sentinel. There, she
covered local government and
wrote a weekly political col-
umn for the 300,000-circu-
lation daily. A Southfield
native and graduate of Groves
High School and Michigan
State University, Ms. Lifton
also worked for the United
Press International, the
Saginaw News and the
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial
Foundation in Washington,
Ms. Lifton will concentrate
on local and state politics and
business and financial news.
Ms. Kaplan, 29, comes to
The Jewish News from the
Kansas City Jewish Chroni-
cle, where she served as
associate editor. There, she
wrote about local, national
and international Jewish
issues, including personal
meetings with refuseniks in

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Moscow, Minsk and Len-
ingrad. A native of Columbus,
Ohio, Ms. Kaplan is a
graduate of Stephens College
and completed two years of
post-graduate education at
Hebrew University in
Jerusalem. Ms. Kaplan also
worked for the New Orleans
Ms. Kaplan's writing will
focus on Detroit Jewish com-
munal life.
"We are pleased to add
these thoughtful, talented
writers to our staff and look
forward to providing our
readers with greater levels of
local news coverage," said
Associate Publisher Arthur
M. Horwitz and Editor Gary
Rosenblatt. "We are confident
that Kimberly and Elizabeth,
together with Associate
Editor Alan Hitsky, News
Editor Heidi Press, staff
writer David Holzel, special
sections editor Carla
Schwartz and sports writer
Mike Rosenbaum, will allow
The Jewish News to present,
each week, the most com-
prehensive package of news
and information available to
any Jewish community in
North America."

Temple Emanu-El an-
nounces that Rabbi Marc
Blumenthal of Thmple Beth
El, a charter member of the
Union of American Hebrew
Congregation's National
Committee on AIDS, and Ted
Duncan, -executive director of
Wellness House, Detroit's
residential home for AIDS pa-
tients, will address the plight
of AIDS sufferers at Temple
Emanu-El's Social Action
Shabbat at 8:15 p.m. today.
An update on the continu-
ing projects for the hungry
and needy and Soviet Jewry
also will be discussed.
Rabbi Blumenthal is known
for his work in hospital
chaplaincy and grief and
bereavement counseling. He
spent a year as the full-time
Jewish chaplain at Calvary
Hospital for Advanced Cancer
Care and Misericordia
Hospital Medical Center, both
in New York.
He is a charter member of
the UAHC National Commit-
tee on AIDS. He is also a co-
chairman of the AIDS Inter-
faith Network, a member of
the board of Wellness House,
and a member of the AIDS
Task Force of the Detroit In-
terfaith Round Table.
Duncan received his Ph.D.

from Wayne State University
and taught at WSU for 11
years. Before coming to the
Wellness House, he was with
the hospice program . in

Council Prepares
Holiday Calendar

The Jewish Community
Council has issued a new
pamphlet entitled Public
Schools, Religion and the
Constitution. The publication,
along with Council's annual
and five-year Holiday Calen-
dar, will be distributed to
3,000 school principals and
superintendents, legislative
and judicial policy-makers, as
well as college and universi-
ty personnel.
According to Howard I.
Wallach, the Jewish Com-
munity Council's
Church/State Separation
Subcommittee chairman, the
pamphlet has guidelines
regarding prayer in the public
schools, accommodation of
religious minorities in
scheduling, teaching about
religion, dissemination of
religious literature and pro-
selytizing students during
school hours.

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