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December 07, 1990 - Image 62

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-12-07

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L.A. Jews Fear
A Milken Backlash

YEHUDA LEV

Special to The Jewish News

T

he sentencing

of
Michael Milken to a

10 year prison term
has sent a wave of anxiety

through the Jewish communi-
ty here, which, in recent
years, has benefited hugely
from his generosity, both fi-
nancially and by example.
By grants ranging as high
as $5 million and in hours of
community service (as a
volunteer math teacher at a
local Jewish day school, for
example) Mr. Milken has
made a deep impression on
Jewish Los Angeles, nowhere
more than in its media which
have treated him with kid
gloves.
While the Los Angeles
Times has had no compunc-
tion about running as many
as five stories a day whenever
Mr. Milken's fortunes were in
the news, Jewish Los Angeles
has held its breath and re-
mained quiet, partly out of
compassion for a local boy in
trouble and partly because
there has been a fear that the
charitable spigot might be
turned off.
There is scarcely a Jewish
charity in Los Angeles, local
or Israeli, that has not re-
ceived funding from one of the
three Milken foundations.
The total of Jewish recipients
is more than 100.
The $5 million grant went
to the Jewish Federation-
Council to complete the con-
struction of its giant Jewish
Community Center in the
west San Fernando Valley
which is named after Mr.
Milken's father, Bernard. Un-
til the money was offered, the
Federation was in serious
trouble with its plans and
there was a good possibility
that its steel structure would
stand naked on the site, a
memorial to overambitious
planning. But a private ap-
peal to Mr. Milken from a
small number of Jewish lead-
ers resulted in the grant
which has given direction to
a new and rapidly growing
Jewish area in the city.

While up to date figures by
the three foundations (Mi-
chael Milken Foundation,
M(ichael) and L(owell) Foun-
dation and the Corporate
Fund Foundation) are not
available, it is now known
that disbursements to 1988
included more than $2

Yehuda Lev is a writer who
lives in Los Angeles.

million to Stephen S. Wise
Temple, the largest Reform
synagogue on the West Coast;
more than $1.5 million to the
Jewish Federation Council
(the $5 million already men-
tioned came later); and
almost $1.3 million to the
United Jewish Fund, the Los
Angeles equivalent of the
United Jewish Appeal.
Since then the list of Mr.
Milken's beneficiaries has
lengthened and includes day
schools, synagogues and
almost every Israeli institu-
tion that has held a fund rais-
ing event in Los Angeles. To
Ariel, a Jewish settlement on
the West Bank, Mr. Milken

Jewish Los
Angeles has held
its breath and
remained quiet,
partly out of
compassion for a
local boy in trouble
and partly because
there has been a
fear that the
charitable spigot
might be turned
off.

contributed $1 million to help
fund three schools.
Whereas Mr. Milken was
once an unobtrusive, almost
reticent personality rarely
seen at a Jewish function,
even those he helped to fund,
in recent years, first under
suspicion and then, having
pleaded guilty, awaiting sen-
tencing, he has sought publi-
city for his charitable giving
and also for his personal in-
terest in education and
children. His has become a
familiar face on the dias at
major Jewish community
fund raising dinners and his
name began to appear in the
general press in connection
with his taking deprived or
disabled children to ball
ga-mes and other events.
One of the most publicized
of his donations was of
$165,000 to the Simon Wies-
enthal Center for the pur-
chase of letters written by
Anne Frank to her friends
before she was forced to live
in an attic. His interest in
education also grew to the
point where the Los Angeles
Times estimated that 40 per-
cent of his giving was for ed-
ucational programs and
schools, both Jewish and
general.
But there has also been a

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