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February 15, 1991 - Image 27

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-02-15

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Executive Vice President
Robert Aronson. "We have
three immutable forces:
Operation Exodus, local and
state cuts. Because of this,
there is • a boom in service
needs. We must examine
and re-allocate our resources.
"Whether we are in a bad
or good economy, I believe
we are not reaching our
potential for total con-
tributors," he said. "We've
been too reliant on too few
people.
"We established our fun-
ding priorities," Mr. Aron-
son said. "Maybe we need to
put more money into social
needs than in recent years."
Alan Goodman, executive
director for Jewish Family
Service, said his agency is
not directly affected by the
proposed cuts. But, he said,
Jews who are turned away
from other agencies will
turn to JFS, which has been
operating on a flat budget
for the past two years.
From September through
November 1990, JFS re-
ported a 40 percent increase
in requests for financial as-
sistance over the same
period in 1989.
"The impact comes to us,"
Mr. Goodman said. "There is
a growing number of poor
Jewish people and a lot just
making it. And we have had
no increase in funds Unfor-
tunately, we may be able to
respond only to the most se-
vere cases."
Homelessness, Mr. Good-
man said, is a threat to those
pinched by the recession and
unable to meet mortgage
and rental needs.
Vulnerable as well, Mr.
Goodman said, are those
single-parent families, new
Americans and elderly per-
sons on fixed incomes whose
rents could be increased
without notice.
In addition, the Jewish
Educational Loan Service, a
safety net for middle-income
families, has seen an in-
crease in requests for finan-
cial aid from college
students. And Hebrew Free
Loan Association, which re-
quires applicants to be
employed before qualifying
for a loan, reported it has
turned down an increasing
number of individuals who
are out of work.
If JFS emergency financial
aid, which has been dras-
tically cut in the last year, is
unavailable to them, they
could be forced to seek public
assistance.
Also on the cutting block
are Jewish agencies waiting
for grants from the Michigan
Council for the Arts, which

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As a supervisor, Abe often called JVS to help
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return the favor," he says.

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Since its founding in 1941, JVS has given thou-
sands of immigrants a boost into the Detroit-area
job market. And like Abe Holcman,
today's new Americans can count on JVS.

As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we invite
the entire community to share our pride in a half-
century of service to the community.

SOth

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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