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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-05-25

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THE JEWISH NEWS

THIS ISSUE 754P

SERVING DETROIT'S JEWISH COMMUNITY

MAY 25, 1990 / 1 SIVAN 5750

U.S. Will Study
Holocaust Class

ALAN HITSKY

Associate Editor

T

he Holocaust cur-
riculum for high
school students that
was produced by Detroit's
Center for the Study of the
Child three years ago is
undergoing evaluation for
the U.S. Department of Edu-
cation.
If approved, the cur-
riculum will be added to the
department's National Dif-
fusion Network, which
should escalate sales and
distribution. Approximately
400 schools in 32 states and
10 countries now use the 18-
lesson curriculum, Life Un-
worthy of Life, which com-
bines a videotape,
workbooks and lesson plans.
Peter Nagourney, project
administrator for the cur-
riculum, said that accep-
tance by the U.S. Depart-
ment of Education, combin-
ed with a major endorsement
by Holocaust historian Lucy

Dawidowicz last December,
may lead to wider distribu-
tion of Life Unworthy of Life
through a major secondary
school publisher.
In her upcoming book
evaluating Holocaust cur-
ricula available in the
United States, Dawidowicz
said, "Your curriculum is
without question the best of
all the curricula I have
studied."
"We hope that approval by
the Department of Edu-
cation and Dr. Dawidowicz'
endorsement will attract a
major publisher,"
Nagourney said.
Financing has been a
major concern for the Center
for the Study of the Child, a
non-profit offshoot of Lutz
and Associates in Farm-
ington Hills. The Jewish
Community Council of
Metropolitan Detroit com-
mitted $25,000 toward the
$260,000 cost of the cur-
riculum three years ago. The
Continued on Page 12

Home For Aged
Unveils Wish List

KIMBERLY LIFTON

Staff Writer

ewish agencies this
week began mustering
forces to map out a
long-term plan to care for
the elderly.
The first item on the draw-
ing board is a lengthy "wish
list" designed by the Jewish
Home for Aged, which wants
to provide a centralized con-
tinuum of care systems for
the Jewish elderly when
it moves to the Maple-
Drake Jewish Community
Campus.
Groundbreaking for a 250-
bed geriatric center is ex-
pected within the next four
years. The Home's initial
plan calls for a facility with
fewer beds than the JHA's
current bed count with 312
beds at two facilities, and
puts more emphasis on out-
side services.
Cost of the project has not
yet been estimated. Money
will come from a private en-
dowment campaign, com-

j

What Judaism says
about immortality, and
Who merits a place
in the world to come.

munal funds and possible
public bonds.
To discuss the proposal, of-
ficials from several Jewish
service agencies said they
will meet with Jewish Home
for Aged representatives in
the coming weeks. Word on
the projected move date
follows last week's state ap-
Continued on Page 14

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