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August 02, 1991 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-08-02

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THE JEWISH NEWS

SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS

SERVING DETROIT'S JEWISH COMMUNITY

CLOSE-UP

AUGUST 2, 1991 / 22 AV 5751

Fishers Leave
Fresh Air, AJE

KIMBERLY LIFTON

Staff Writer

F

resh Air Society Ex-
ecutive Director Sam
Fisher and his wife,
Agency for Jewish Edu-
cation Executive Vice Presi-
dent Ofra Fisher, are resign-
ing from their agencies and
moving to Washington, D.C.
Mr. Fisher, 56, will become
international director for the
B'nai B'rith Youth Organ-
ization — headquartered in
Washington — the agency
for which he worked before
moving to Detroit from
Israel in 1987. Mr. Fisher
begins his new position in
September.
BBYO is the largest inter-
national youth organization

in the world with 30,000
high school-aged girls and
boys in chapters in the
United States, Canada,
Great Britain, Europe,
Israel, South Africa and
Australia.
Mr. Fisher replaces Dr.
Sidney Clearfield, who was
promoted to the top position
of executive vice president of
B'nai B'rith International
after serving in the interna-
tional directorship for 10
years.
"B'nai B'rith is indeed for-
tunate to get such a man
who has outstanding experi-
ence in dealing with Jewish
young people," Dr. Clear-
field said. "He is a welcome
addition to our staff."

Continued on Page 18

Federation Cites
Jack Robinson

Has

YERIDAH
Become a Dirty Word?

Local Israelis explain why they left Israel
and what keeps them from going back.

Page 24

ALSO INSIDE:

Marketing Maven Senior Stretch

From WXYZ to Kmart,
Loren is a household word.

Thrice-a-week workout
benefits body and mind.

Page 51

Page 83

Jack A. Robinson has been
named recipient of the Fred
M. Butzel Memorial Award
for Distinguished Communi-
ty Service by the Jewish
Federation of Metropolitan
Detroit.
For 40 years, the award has
recognized outstanding
volunteer service to both the
Jewish community and the
Detroit community at large.
It is named for the late
Jewish leader and attorney
Fred M. Butzel, who devoted
his life to serving the under-
privileged of Detroit.
The award will be presented
at the Federation annual
meeting Sept. 26 at Adat
Shalom Synagogue.
Chairman of the 1984
Allied Jewish Campaign, Mr.
Robinson is a vice president of
United Jewish Charities and
past vice president of Federa-
tion. He also was a founding
board member and president
of Jewish Federation
Apartments.
He serves on the boards of
many humanitarian, civic
and arts groups, including
Weizmann Institute of
Science, Friends of Hebrew
University, Holocaust
Memorial Center, Wayne
State University Center for
Judaic Studies, Community
Foundation of Southeastern
Michigan, the Children's

Jack Robinson:
Butzel honoree.

Trust Fund of Michigan,
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Hall, Harper/Grace Hospital
and the Food Bank of
Oakland County. In addition,
he is a member of the NAACP
and the Detroit Roundtable of
Christians, Jews and
Muslims.
A past chairman of the
Wayne State University
Fund, Mr. Robinson is chair-
man of the board of Concern-
ed Citizens for the Arts of
Michigan and vice president
of United Way for Southeast-
ern Michigan.

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