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April 15, 1988 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-04-15

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THE JEWISH NEWS

THIS ISSUE 60(P

SERVING DETROIT'S JEWISH COMMUNITY

APRIL 15, 1988 / 28 NISAN 5748

AJCampaign Stages
Star-Studded Closing

CLOSE-UP

ALAN HITSKY

Associate Editor

The Jewish Welfare Federation
held its own Academy Awards Mon-
day evening, presenting a "Freddie"
to its Women's Division and several
humorous song-and-dance routines,
and closing out the most successful
Allied Jewish Campaign in Detroit's
history.
"The Academy Awards have been
delayed tonight because this is where
the action is," joked David Hermelin,
Allied Jewish Campaign chairman
with Jane Sherman and master of
ceremonies for the Campaign closing
event at Adat Shalom Synagogue.
A record projection of $26 million
for the 1988 Allied Jewish Campaign
was the major highlight of the show,

which featured two musical duets by
Hermelin and Sherman in tribute to
Campaign staff and volunteers, an
upbeat printed program featuring the
"Freddie" trophy, and an hour-long
performance by folksinger Theodore
Bikel.
The printed program reflected the
light-hearted theme of the evening:
Rabbi Efry Spectre's invocation was
billed as "A word from our 'accoun-
ting firm! " Federation President Dr.
Conrad Giles' short remarks, one of
the few serious speeches of the even-
ing, were billed as "A word from our
sponsor."
Dr. Giles asked the crowd of 500
to stand in silent tribute to former
Federation President Martin Citrin,
who died last weekend. Dr. Giles link-
Continued on Page 18

`Healer And Mediator'
Citrin Dead at 59

KIMBERLY LIFTON

Staff Writer

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MONITORING
THE PROCESS

Five months after becoming
`Mt Federation,' Bill Berman maintains
lofty goals for the Jews of North America

Martin Citrin wanted to make a
difference in the Jewish communal
world.
And those who knew him well say
Mr. Citrin did indeed fulfill his wish.
Friends and business associates say
his countless volunteer tasks had
great impact, leaving a legacy they
say will be hard to follow.
Shock and despair filled the com-
munity when Mr. Citrin, 59, took his
life last weekend. Yet friends and
business associates prefer to speak of
his goodness, and not of the tragedy.
Mr. Citrin, says Jewish Welfare
Federation President Dr. Conrad

Giles, was the type of person who
would have made an impact toward
any charitable cause. He chose the
Federation and "made a difference by
providing a role model for other
leaders:'
An impressive resume, says friend
Dan Honigman, couldn't adequately
show the "blood, sweat and tears"
Citrin put into his volunteer
activities.
His father, the late Jacob Citrin,
founded the Citrin Oil Co., which for
years distributed gasoline for Stan-
dard Oil. Martin Citrin was chairman
of the company before the family sold
the lucrative business to Total
Petroleum. He served on the board of

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