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September 14, 1990 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-09-14

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Our rejoicing in the homecoming of tens of thousands of Soviet )ews is tempered
the cities
o f 1950s by t ent
dispiriting reality of a severe housing shortage in Israel. The recollection
and the social tensions they caused moves us to respond as quickly and as forcefull

as possible.
reason, the Jewish W elfare Federation is in full support of the Jewish National Fund's
that -
of manpower and machinery to prepare land for major residential projects
under the Israel government's accelerated housing program.
From Carmiel in the North, to Eilat in the South, the )NF will prepare land for 20,000 housing
units. Through Operation Promised Land, American Jewry will seek to raise $15 million
toward the jewish National Fund's worldwide goal of $35 million for this vital project:

Detroit's Jewish National Fund office cancelled its 1990 spring campaign and June 13 annual
dinner in an expression of communal support for Operation Exodus, the campaign to rescue
individual to support the )NF's Operation
and resettle Soviet
Promised Land, whose goals we share toward helping Israel and the )ewish People.

In bringing our people home, we are duty bound to complete the task of ensuring a
brighter future for them and for the Israeli people. Please join in this vital
undertaking by supporting Operation Promised Land.

Mark E. Schlussel

)ewish Welfare Federation

Contributions may be sent to:
)ewish National Fund
8877 W. Ten Mile
Southfield, Ml 48075


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