The Jewish Welfare Federation is
the central organization of the
Jewish community of metro-
Mal Yisrael—the oneness of the People Israel. It's an age-old Jewish
concept that speaks of mutual responsibility and the strengthening of
Jewish life. Of continuity and of vision.
Operating as a voluntary body
and guided by Jewish values,
Federation is dedicated to the en-
hancement and survival of Jewish
life at home and abroad.
Working together throughout 1988, thousands of citizens of the Jewish
community of Detroit demonstrated their understanding of Mal Yisrael.
They rejoiced together and sometimes grieved together. They gave of
themselves and their resources so that others might have a better life
today and for the future.
Together with its agencies, Fe-
deration identifies needs within
the Jewish community and co-
ordinates planning, budgeting,
fund-raising and advocacy to
meet those needs.
Some gave an extra measure. Hundreds of volunteers participated in
meetings of Federation budgeting divisions, committees and task forces—
seeking ways to meet the requirements of the organization, its agencies
Hundreds sat on Federation agency boards, addressing the needs of
the aged, of young people and of families in trouble—supported, as
always, by those volunteers who bring a hot meal, a caring word and a
taste of Yiddishkeit to those who are alone or suffering.
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And, finally, there were the hundreds of Allied Jewish
Campaign and Federated Endowment Fund workers who
understood that promises can be fulfilled only if we have
the financial resources to do so. Out of their own com-
mitment, they moved others to share.
Whatever their contribution, all of these people enabled
our community to meet its responsibility.
Clockwise from right:
Women's Division Allied Jewish Campaign telethon
Allocating funds for human service agencies
Detroiters on Israel 40th anniversary mission
Campaign volunteer rally under the sukkah
Tribute to a leader: Max Fisher