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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-09-09

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May the ccnniwyear brity
ad the bkssings of
Peace, Health and Haffiness.

American Jewry
Moved Ahead In 5748

MANDELL L. BERMAN

Special to the Jewish. News

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Unless we can create a world which
offers the possibility of aging with
grace, honor, and meaningfulness,
no one can look forward to the
future.
—Seymour Halleck

On behalf of all of the residents and staff at Fleischman
Residence, our home for aged serving the semi-independent;
Prentis Manor and Borman Hall, our two nursing homes pro-
viding skilled and basic nursing care to the frail elderly; and the
Levine Institute on Aging, I extend wishes for a joyous New Year
to our family members and the community.
Daniel Clark
Alan S. Funk

President

Executive Vice President

The Jewish Home for Aged has been caring for the elderly in
Detroit since 1907. Today the Home cares for 418 residents at three
facilities. In addition, two day programs are offered for older adults
living at home. The LeVine Institute on Aging has also been
created within the structure of the Home to explore the aging pro-
cess and introduce educational programs.

Day Program/Borman Hall
Club Blumberg Day Program/
Fleischman Residence
Admissions/Borman Hail &
Prentis Manor
LeVine Institute on Aging

JEWISH HOME

1988 FOR AGED

532-7112

661-2999

5327112
532-7112

n Rosh Hashanah,
the sound of the sho-
far will usher in the
New Year 5749. For Jews
around the world, it will be a
time to reflect on the events
of the past year, to renew our
commitments and to pray for
a good year to come.
For Soviet Jewry advocacy,
this has been an uplifting
year. Last fall, we were elated
when many long-time Soviet
Jewish refuseniks, including
Ida Nudel and Vladimir and
Masha Slepak, were finally
permitted to emigrate to
Israel. In the months leading
up to the December summit
between President Reagan
and General Secretary Gor-
bachev in Washington, D.C.,
Jewish federations across the
continent formulated plans to
send a strong message to the
Soviet government regarding
human rights.
Our message was heard on
Dec. 6, when a quarter of a
million Jews were mobilized
for a historic march and ral-
ly on the Washington Mall in
support of freedom for Soviet
Jews. This message must be
sounded over and over again
in the year ahead.
On the domestic front, the
Jewish community also made
progress in addressing a
number of vital issues, in-
cluding outreach to the next
generation, long-term health
care insurance for senior
citizens and the special needs
of Jews with disabilities.
However, this year also
brought continued anguish
over the situation in Judea
and Samaria — the West
Bank and Gaza. Amid distur-
ing media reports of conflict,
tension and bloodshed in
Israel's territories, we
struggled to understand the
complexities of the problem
and to show our continuing
support for Israel.
In recent months, there has
been a flurry of peace in-
itiatives concerning Israel
and the Palestinians. During
these difficult times, we must
pursue every possible path to
ensure peace and harmony
within Israel, between Israel
and its neighbors and in the
entire Middle East region.
Very shortly there will be
major elections in both the
United States and Israel.
Since it is likely that the

Mandell Berman of Detroit is
president of the Council of
Jewish Federations.

Mandell Berman

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government officials who are
elected wil play a significant
role in any future peace
negotiations, it is crucial that
we make an effort to unders-
tand the issues and to exer-
cise our right to vote.
In North America, recent
studies indicate that Jews are
no longer voting in as
disproportionately high
percentages as before.
Therefore, the Jewish com-
munity must step up its ef-
forts to combat apathy and to
foster a sense of caring and
responsibility in its members.
"Areyvim Zeh Bazeh:
Responsibility and Service —
Federation's Role in Creating
a Caring Community" is the
theme of the 57th General
Assembly of the Council of
Jewish Federations, which
will convene in New Orleans
in November. Together we
will search for ways to develop
more creative and effective
services that reflect the
quintessential Jewish concept
of responsibility and
compassion.

Germany May
Send Funds To
West Bank

Bonn (JTA) — West Ger-
many is studying the possibil-
ity of channeling its economic
assistance to the West Bank
and the Gaza Strip through
independent Palestinian in-
stitutions, a spokesman for
the Ministry of Economic
Cooperation said last week.
The ministry handles Bonn's
aid programs to development
countries around the globe.
In the past, West Germany
has channeled its assistance
to the territories, held by
Israel since 1967, directly
through Jordan or in consent.
with Jordani ln officials.

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