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November 15, 1991 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-11-15

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Staff Writer

. W

ith the local econo-
my in a deep freeze,
local charities are
taking it on the chin.
In the last two months, two
national organizations —
Histadrut and American
Friends of Hebrew Univer-
sity — have closed their of-
fices in the Detroit area.
Both organizations cited the
worsening economy as the
prime reason.
"We found the regional of-
fice not to be economical,"
said Yehuda Ebstein, ex-
ecutive vice president of
Histadrut, the Israeli labor
organization. "It was a pure-
ly economic move."
Thanks to the recession,
Jewish organizations have
been thrown into competi-
tion — whether they admit it
or not — for an ever-
shrinking charitable dollar.
The result is discouraging.
Even as some national
organizations close their
doors locally, others are cut-
ting corners.
"We're hurting," said
Richard Lobenthal, director
of the Michigan Region of
the Anti-Defamation
League. Two years ago, ADL
had to lay off two assistant
directors and two office staff.
But the local office is still fi-
nancially strapped.
What's worse, he said, the
economy has increased the
need for ADL services.
"Every time there's an
economic downturn, there's
a greater amount of
scapegoating," he said.
Vandalism, anti-Semitism
and harassments have been
on the upswing, which puts
stress on ADL's services.
"Fund raising to date has
been a virtual disaster," Mr.
Lobenthal said. Since ADL-
sponsored cocktail parties
failed to raise enough
money, an ADL phonathon
will have to raise about 50
percent more than it did last
year just to help ADL break
even.
Similarly, Women's
American ORT, which sup-
ports Jewish vocational
training around the world, is
anticipating the worst. Its
annual sale of gift wrap at
local malls is at the mercy of
the economy.
"I'm wondering if people
are going to be out there
shopping," said Cynthia
Franklin, who heads ORT's
local executive committee.
Volunteers, a commodity

in itself, are also affected by
the economy, said Ms.
Franklin. Volunteers who
would ordinarily have time
to devote to ORT now have
to work to make ends meet.
The fund-raising circuit
has not been completely
devastated by the economy.
A few select organizations
have managed to attract do-
nors to dinners and other
events.
"I don't think we felt it,"
said Ed Rosenthal, regional
director of the Jewish Na-
tional Fund.
"We have found that the
major donors are cutting
back somewhat," he said.
But, the local community
has responded to JNF's
needs for funds to resettle
Soviet Jews in Israel, Mr.
Rosenthal said.
Part of JNF's success also
rests on popularity. Last

Thanks to the
recession, Jewish
organizations have
been thrown into
competition
whether they admit
it or not — for a
shrinking dollar.

year's dinner, honoring Irv-
ing and Sarah Pitt, was an
"unbelievable" success, Mr.
Rosenthal said, mainly be-
cause the couple has so much
support in the community.
Similarly, American
Friends of Bar-Ilan Univer-
sity has weathered the
recession with the help of its
main benefactor, the
Stollman family. In the
fund-raising year that ended
Sept. 30, the local office rais-
ed more per capita than any
other Bar-Ilan regional of-
fice in the country.
But for those organizations
that don't have "popular"
honorees and benefactors,
this has been a dry season.
ADL and the American
Committee for the Weiz-
mann Institute of Science
both moved their dinners
from September 1991 to May
1992.
"We felt we couldn't throw
money away at a dance
band. We would rather
throw it toward Soviet scien-
tists," said Edie Slotkin, ex-
ecutive director of the
Detroit section of the Weiz-
mann Institute.
The school, located in
Rehovot, Israel, educates
and provides research

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