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May 05, 1989 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-05-05

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THE JEWISH NEWS

THIS ISSUE ar

SERVING DETROIT'S JEWISH COMMUNITY

Independence Day
Celebration Sunday

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perform at 2:30. At 3:30, the Israel
Knowledge Quiz Bowl competition
will be held, featuring students from
The 3.5-mile Walk for Jewish area Hebrew and day schools.
Solidarity on Sunday will kick off
Hashachar Young Judaea and
Detroit's celebration of Israel's 41st
Hadassah
will set up a model of the
anniversary.
kibbutz
they
sponsor in Israel, com-
All events on Sunday will be held
plete
with
a
petting
farm for children.
at the Maple/Drake Jewish Com-
Israeli
films
will
also
be shown at
munity Center.
The 11:30 a.m. walk has a noon and 3:30 p.m.
Other activities at the Center
10:45 a.m. registration. Walkers will
head north on Drake Road to Walnut next week include: Yom Hazikaron-
Lake Road, walk through subdivi- Israel Memorial Day observance,
sions east of Temple Israel and then 7:30 p.m. Monday; Yom Ha'atzma'ut
—Israel Independence Day free con-
return to the Center.
The Great Israeli Kumsitz fami- cert by Yoel Sharabi, 7:30 p.m. Tues-
ly picnic will begin at 1:30 p.m.. The day; and concert by Gevatron, Israeli
Israeli singing group Dudaim will folk singers, 9:30 p.m. May 20.

STAFF REPORT

Federation Approves
Demographic Study

tion, and fund-raising information. It
will be the first full-scale survey of
Associate Editor
Detroit's Jewish community since the
A New York team of Jewish 1950s, Hrtzberg said.
Hertzberg said the survey will
demographers, working with a na-
provide
information about the Detroit
tionally known opinion research firm,
Jewish
community's geographic
will conduct a detailed study of the
distribution
and mobility pattern, the
Detroit area Jewish community.
The Board of Governors of the percentage of Jews who are dues-
Jewish Welfare Federation on Tues- paying members of synagogues and
day approved the hiring of Jack contributors to the Campaign, what
Ukeles and Steven Cohen to lead the accounts for differences in participa-
study, which is to begin in the fall. tion in communal agencies, to what
Ukeles is former executive director for extent communal services meet com-
planning of the New York Jewish munal needs, and how the contributor
federation while Cohen, a Queens base can be broadened for these
College professor, is a leading services.
The researchers will contact 1,200
demographer and sociologist.
Jews
in the Detroit community by
The board approved an expen-
diture of $265,000 for the study — randomly taking names from Federa-
$195,000 for the demographers and tion's master list of the community
Market Opinion Research, which will and through random telephone
perform the data collection — and sampling. The 30-35 minute inter-
$70,000 to upgrade Federation's data views will begin in September and
base and to access and utilize the in- Hertzberg expects the first results in
formation. "We think we will more January.
"The entire study is supposed to
than get that money back," said
Stuart E. Hertzberg, chairman of the take two years, but we will try to com-
Federation's demographic study com- pact that to 15 or 16 months. It will
mittee. "We will be more efficient and hopefully be done by July 1990
responsive to community needs and because we want the data as soon as
services and improve the Allied possible," Hertzberg said.
James August, a member of the
Jewish Campaign as a result of this
demographic
committee's technical
study."
The study will include a advisory group, said the study is
demographic profile of the Jewish necessary and overdue. "This com-
community, trends in population munity operates a very large service
movement, perceptions and needs for organization in terms of the people
Jewish communal services, informa- whose needs are met, in terms of the
Continued on Page 16
tion on Jewish identity and affilia-

ALAN HITSKY

MAY 5, 1989 / 30 NISAN 5749

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