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September 28, 1990 - Image 70

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-09-28

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In Ann Arbor, they held a rally on the U. of M. Diag. In
West Bloomfield, they marched for Israel and Soviet
Jewry. In Southfield, they turned the phone lines into an
Operation Exodus lifeline. And, in Huntington Woods,
they celebrated freedom—and friendship—with a
family picnic.

Joining other Jewish communities across America,
Detroit accepted the obligation of rescue and the chal-
lenge of resettlement. But the responsibility could not
end there. It was equally important to bring them home
to Jewish life.

Clockwise from top right:

For many immigrants, their new
freedom means a return to
long-forgotten traditions.

Ben Rosenthal is chairman
of the committee that
monitors the resettlement

Through Family-to-Family,
new Americans and their
matched families build
friendships— like this one at
a backyard picnic.

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