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October 21, 1988 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-10-21

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OCTOBER 21, 1988 / 10 CHESVAN 5749

Steinberg Is Named
Sinai Administrator


New Jewis gen • a mein i ers say
if people understood the group,
the would love it


Staff Writer

Longtime hospital trustee Robert
Steinberg's appointment as interim
chief executive officer of financially
troubled Sinai Hospital shows that
Sinai is committed to serving the
needs of the Jewish community,
Board of Trustee President Bruce
Thal said this week.
Steinberg, 56, an independent
health care consultant who has serv-
ed on the boards of many Jewish com-
munity organizations, replaces Irving
Shapiro. Shapiro told the board two
weeks ago he would leave the institu-
tion when his contract expires in
September 1989. Shapiro labeled as
inaccurate reports last week that he
wanted to withdraw his resignation.

The board accepted Shapiro's
resignation at a meeting on Monday,
and unanimously approved Steinberg
as interim president. Steinberg's
salary was not disclosed. Shapiro will
remain on staff as a consultant until
his contract expires.
"We are very pleased with the ap-
pointment of Mr. Steinberg, a leader
within the Jewish community. He is
great at talking and communicating
and is open-minded;' Thal said. "It is
a signal to the Jewish community. We
are part of the Jewish community."
Thal said a search committee will
begin interviewing executive search
firms in the next few weeks to select
a new administrator.
"This is the biggest business
challenge of my life," said Steinberg,
Continued on Page 18

JCCenter Prepares
JPM Pool Proposal


Associate Editor

Petitions signed by 800 Oak Park
and Southfield residents requesting a
swimming pool at the Jimmy Prentis
Morris Jewish Community Center
are helping build support for a $2
million enhancement proposal that
includes the pool, locker rooms and
multi-purpose areas according to JCC
President Richard Maddin.
Center officials are putting the
finishing touches on the proposal,
which they expect to submit within a
few months to the Jewish Welfare
"The idea of what to do with the
10 Mile Center (JPM) has changed
every two to three years over the last

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10 years," said Maddin. He credited
the Jewish Welfare Federation's two-
year-old Neighborhood Project with
helping the neighborhood "to
enhance itself." With stabilization of
the Jewish community in the area,
"people are now looking at this facili-
ty and want the amenities that other
Jewish community centers have."
Maddin said the JCC board has
never opposed a swimming pool at
JPM, but the community has had to
weigh pool construction against other
community needs. "Personally, I don't
think the community has a problem"
with making the $2 million capital
expenditure for the JPM im-
provements, but Maddin is concerned
that the added operating costs —
estimated to be between $1,00,000 and
Continued on Page 20

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