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October 11, 1991 - Image 43

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-10-11

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COMMUNITY

Ethical Lessons Is Subject
Of Oct. 23 Holocaust Conference

Financial Planning
Is Seminar Topic

"Health Care Planning for
the Aged: A Financial
Perspective" will be the
theme of a seminar on finan-
cial planning sponsored by
the Professional Advisory
Committee of the Federated
Endowment Fund 7 p.m. Oct.
24 at Knollwood Country
Club.
The seminar will feature
Alan Goodman, executive
director of Jewish Family Ser-
vice; attorney George Cooney;
and Larry Ziffer, director of
planning and agency rela-
tions for the Jewish Federa-
tion of Metropolitan Detroit.
Mr. Goodman will provide
"An Agency's Perspective" on
planning for the elderly.
The personal and financial
considerations involved in
planning for long-term care
will be discussed by Mr.
Cooney, who will talk about

Medicare, long-term care in-
surance, Medicaid and alter-
natives to institutionali-
zation.
Mr. Ziffer will explain the
Federation's network of social
services and how agencies
provide solutions to complex
problems. He will explore en-
titlement programs and agen-
cy workplace and ethical
issues.
Jerrold Bigelman and
Donald Lansky, co-chairmen
of the Professional Advisory
Committee, and Arthur
Weiss, the committee's ad-
viser, are organizing the
program.
A reception will follow the
seminar.
There is a charge. For a
reservation by Oct. 17, call
Lynn Harkins, 965-3939, Ext.
125.

JFA Begins 25th
Anniversary Year

Jewish Federation Apart-
ments, Inc. will begin a year-
long celebration, "25 Years of
Building Family," with its
1991 annual meeting 7:30
p.m. Oct. 16 at Prentis Apart-
ments. The evening will
highlight the agency's 24
years of operation and the
leadership of retiring ex-
ecutive director, Helen
Naimark.
The program will feature
musical entertainment by
Cantor Chaim Najman of
Congregation Shaarey Zedek
and dramatic readings by
Reuben and Elizabeth Weiss.
Proclamations and resolu-
tions will be presented to Mrs.
Naimark.
From February through
May, a series of open
workshops on "building fami-

Helen Naimark

ly" will be offered by agency
staff and local experts. Apart-
ment residents will hold
celebrations.

Abandonment of the Jews,
with a response by Dr. Melvin
Small, professor of history at
Wayne State.
The afternoon session,
"Psychological Perspectives,"
will include psychiatrist. Dr.
Yehudah Nir of the Cornell
Medical College staff and
author of The Lost Childhood,
with a response by psychia-
trist Dr. Emanuel Tanay.
Both Drs. Nir and Tanay are
survivors and were "Hidden
Children."
Attendees may participate
in an audiovisual presenta-
tion throughout the day that
will focus on the Holocaust,
Hidden Children and moral
courage. Sister Carol Rittner,
R.S.M., co-producer of the
Academy Award nominated
film The Courage to Care will
moderate, assisted by Bar-
bara Demlow, a history
teacher from Ferndale High
School who has included
teachings on the Holocaust in
her curriculum for several
years.
The luncheon program will
focus on "Morality in Today's
Business Reality." A panel
discussion, facilitated by
Jewish News Associate
Publisher Arthur M. Horwitz,
will feature local business-
men and women.
The late afternoon session
will feature small group

discussions. Topics will in-
clude: Connecting the
Holocaust to modern day pre-
judices, the Holocaust as a
standard of contemporary
behavior, teaching about the
Holocaust for developing
moral values and the rela-
tionship between morality
and surviving the Holocaust.
The attendees may tour the
Holocaust Memorial Center.
Docents will be available.
High school and college
students in attendance will
have a special "wrap-up" ses-
sion led by ADL board
member Judy Loebl, prin-
cipal of the Jewish Communi-
ty High School.
The evening program, a

public lecture, will feature Dr.
Wyman summarizing the
day's events and offering
some comments. A dessert
reception will follow.

This conference has been
underwritten by the Carol
and Joel Dorfman Educa-
tional Foundation. Mr. Dorf-
man is chairman of the
Holocaust Memorial Center's
annual dinner Oct. 20. Fran
Gross Linden is chair of the
conference and of the
Michigan Committee for the
Jewish Foundation for Chris-
tian Rescuers.
There is a charge for the
conference. For information
call ADL, 355-3730.

UJA Young Leaders'
Detroit Chairs Named

COMMU NITY

Over $315,000 in Israel Bond investments were realized at the State_ _
of Israel Bonds Women's Division ninth annual Art and Home Tour, "A
Kirkway Kruise." Shown at the event are: Marjorie Krasnick, Meryl
Podolsky, Bluma Schechter, Nettie Firestone and Madeline Forbes.

An Oct. 23 conference will
focus on moral courage dur-
ing the Holocaust and the
ethical lessons to be drawn
from it in today's high-
powered, highly-competitive
business climate.
The conference at the
Jewish Community Center is
sponsored by the Anti-
Defamation League's Jewish
Foundation for Christian
Rescuers and is presented in
cooperation with the
Holocaust Memorial Center.
Attendees will pick from
lectures, discussion groups,
films and a tour of the HMC.
Holocaust experts will in-
clude David Wyman and
Yehudah Nir. The Conference
is expected to draw par-
ticipants from all segments of
the academic and religious
communities as well as
students and the general
public.
The conference will begin at
8:30 a.m. with a continental
breakfast. Distinguished Pro-
fessor Guy Stern from Wayne
State University will serve as
moderator. The morning ses-
sion, entitled "Historical
Perspectives," will feature Dr.
David Wyman, author of The

Dennis Bernard

Susan Alterman

Dennis S. Bernard and
Susan E. Alterman have been
appointed Detroit chairmen
of the United Jewish Appeal
Young Leadership Cabinet
(YLC) and Women's Young
Leadership Cabinet (WYLC).
Recipient of this year's
Sylvia Simon Greenberg
Award, Ms. Alterman is co-
chairman of the Jewish
Federation's Business and
Professional Women's
Hatikvah Section. Nationally,
she is the WYLC Region 2
recruitment chairman.
Mr. Bernard chairs the 1992
Yom Hazikaron (Memorial
Day) Committee and the pro-
fessional services committee
of Jewish Vocational Service.
He is a past president of the
Young Adult Division and
past recipient of the William
H. Boesky Memorial Leader-
ship Award.
The Young Leadership
Cabinet was created in 1963

to train future leaders. The
Women's Cabinet was created
in 1976. The two groups iden-
tify, educate and train leaders
among young men and wo-
men in the Jewish corn-
munity.
Detroiters in the 1992
Young Leadership Cabinet in-
clude Gilbert Borman,
Ronald Klein, Paul Magy, Dr.
Owen Perlman and David
Victor. The Women's Cabinet
includes Roselyn Blanck, Jo
Frank Goodman, Betsy
Snider Heuer, Lynn Sachse,
Barbara Tronstein and
Kathleen Wilson-Fink.
Next March, cabinet
members will join in the UJA
Eighth National Young
Leadership Conference.
For information about the
YLC or WYLC or par-
ticipating in the Washington
Conference, call Shelley Milin
at the Jewish Federation,
965-3939, Ext. 149.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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