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December 08, 1989 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-12-08

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Super Phonathon
Set For Sunday



he Allied Jewish Cam-
paign's Super Sunday
— largest one-day
phonathon appeal for the
1990 Campaign — will take
place Dec. 10 at the United
Hebrew Schools building in
During five phone calling
sessions throughout the day,
more than 400 volunteers,
organized by event chairmen
Sharon Hart and Edie
Slotkin, will attempt to reach
10,000 prospective con-
triutors. Workers will be ask-
ing for support of the Jewish
Welfare Federation's 60 local
and worldwide beneficiaries.
"The needs of the Cam-
paign are many, but the story
of the Campaign is people,"
said 1990 Campaign co-
chairman Paul Borman.
Joseph H. Orley, the Cam-
paign's other co-chairman,

DECEMBER 8, 1989 / 10 KISLEV 5750


emphasized the urgent needs
of the community. "There are
the Soviet Jews entering
Detroit and Israel in record
numbers. Youngsters are
awakening to their Jewish
identity, the elderly are being
housed and cared for, and
troubled families are getting
counseling and job assistance

400 volunteers will
call 10,000

— all with an assist from
Campaign supported agen-
cies," he said.
In the past fiscal year, 160
Soviet Jews immigrated to
the Detroit area. It is ex-
pected that another 1,000 will
arrive before May 31.
With the assistance of
Federation agencies, the im-
migrants receive grants and
no-interest loans for rent, food
Continued on Page 24

Southfield Buys
B'nai David


Staff Writer


ongregation B'nai
David will move
within the next three
years when the city of
Southfield converts the
facility into a community
arts resource center.
Southfield Mayor Donald
Fracassi on Wednesday said
the city would purchase the
building and its 10 acres on
Southfield Road between 10
Mile Road and Mt. Vernon
for $1.45 million. Fracassi
said the city will move into
the building in three years,
providing adequate time for
the 20-year-old building to
be renovated and for the
synagogue to relocate.
The purchase culminates
months of negotiations bet-
ween the synagogue and the
city, and gives B'nai David
the go-ahead to proceed with
plans to move to a prospec-
tive West Bloomfield site.
A limited partnerhip com-
prised of B'nai David
members purchased a 10-
acre tract on Maple Road

west of Halstead Road in
January 1987. B'nai David
officials could not be reached
for comment.
"This is a tremendous op-
portunity," Southfield Parks
and Recreation Director
William Walenczak said. "It
will give Southfield a first-
class art resource center.
We've been dreaming of an
opportunity like this for
years and it finally
presented itself."
Fracassi said the city con-
sidered building a new
facility, but said costs for
such a building were
estimated at $8 million. He
said B'nai David's
44,000-square-foot building
featured all the right
elements — a 1,000-seat
auditorium, 12 classrooms, a
large meeting room with
kitchen facilities and offices.
When complete, the new
center will be used for per-
forming arts presentations,
recitals, art camps and arts
and crafts shows. It will also
house a permanent art
gallery and the city's
cultural arts offices.

Rabbi Menachern
Mendel Schneerson


How the Rebbe and
his Chasidim rebounded from
the Who's A Jew damage.

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