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May 24, 1991 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-05-24

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MAY 24, 1991 / 11 SIVAN 5751

Acculturation Of Emigres
Gets High Agency Profile


Staff Writer


fter two years of liv-
ing in the United
States, Gregory Mor-
dukhovich, a Soviet Jew
from Leningrad, doesn't con-
sider himself completely in-
tegrated into American
He's not alone.
A recent Council of Jewish

Federations conference on
the acculturation and in-
tegration of Soviet Jews into
the North American Jewish
community revealed the
American Jewish commun-
ity needs to do more to reset-
tle and understand the cur-
rent wave of Soviet Jewish
The conference, which took
place May 13-15 at the
Mayer Kaplan Jewish
Community Center in

Skokie, Ill., was the first to
convene Jewish social ser-
vice professionals from the
United States and Canada to
talk about how to program
for Soviet Jewish immi-
By coincidence, Mr. Mor-
dukhovich, who is 26 years
old, knew nothing about the
conference. He was sent to
Chicago by General Motors
to take a technical training
Continued on Page 20

A resident in a Borman Hall lounge.

JHA Plans Move
In Four Years


Staff Writer


he Jewish Home For
Aged is moving ahead
with plans to relocate
Borman Hall and Prentis
Manor into a projected $25
million West Bloomfield
In April, JHA formalized a
four-phase planning
strategy to be implemented
over the next four years. Op-
tions now, including a 312-
bed geriatric center focusing
on specialty care units, are
being reviewed by several
committees within the
Home's board of directors.
When review is completed
in September, recommenda-
tions will be presented to the
the board of the Home and to
the executive committee of
the Jewish Welfare Federa-
tion for approval.
Tentative plans call for
construction of a center at
the Maple-Drake Jewish
Community Campus — clos-
ing Borman Hall in Detroit
and Prentis Manor in
Southfield and combining
them into one facility.
According to a project
description recently released
to the Home's board of direc-
tors, JHA also will consider
adding a health care center
on the campus. The health
center would expand the
care services network for
Jewish elderly already liv-
ing on the campus at the

200-unit Hechtman Apart-
ments for independent elder-
ly and the 116-bed Fleisch-
man Residence for assisted
To implement the move,
JHA has hired Arnie Budin,
former deputy director of
health for the state of
Delaware, as director of de-
velopment. Mr. Budin, who
said he is not comfortable
with the $25 million cost
estimated by project archi-
tects KKE of Minneapolis,
said the Home also has hired
the accounting and con-
sulting firm of Delloite and
Touche for a financial analy-
sis of the project.
KKE, hired by the JHA
board last November, spe-
cializes in cluster building
and has designed many Jew-
ish nursing homes. Among
them are Jewish homes for
aged in Minneapolis, Mem-
phis, Denver and Florida.
Delloite and Touche will
provide cost options for
building, fund-raising and
operations of the new state-
of-the-art facility, Mr. Budin
"This will be a facility that
is designed in the way of a
home-like environment that
is responsive to the various
needs, and it will be a facili-
ty that is designed more effi-
ciently for staff," Mr. Budin
said. "We are extremely
concerned about operating
costs as well."

Continued on Page 29

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