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May 15, 1992 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-05-15

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Celebrating 50 years of growth with the Detroit Jewish Community

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MAY 15, 1992 / 12 IYAR 5752


ngler's Staff
Bungles Tribute


Staff Writer


he Engler administra-
tion this week reacted
to angry Jewish
leaders by signing a procla-
mation that acknowledges
the 25th anniversary of the
•eunification of Jerusalem.
Previously, the governor's
staff members returned to
Jewish Federation President
Mark Schlussel a heavily
edited version of an ex-
ecutive declaration that
ommemorated Israel's 44th
anniversary yet eliminated
any references to Jerusalem.
"The governor's office had
no intention to do anything
wrong to offend anyone,"
said John Truscott, Mr.
Engler's press secretary.
"This was handled at the
staff level. The staff person
had no idea it was wrong.
But it was rectified within
24 hours."
Because of the editing, Mr.
Schlussel declined to read
the declaration during Sun-
lay's annual Israel In-
dependence Day festivities

at the Maple-Drake Jewish
Community Campus.
The new proclamation,
issued Monday, follows
angry comments about the
situation by Mr. Schlussel
and inquiries to the gover-
nor's office by Jewish News
"This administration is
out of touch with the Jewish
community," Mr. Schlussel
said after he received the
edited certificate.
This is the second year
that the governor's office
apologized to the Jewish
community for botching up a
routine proclamation for
Israel Independence Day fes-
Last year, because of some
questions by state staff
members, a resolution
wasn't ready for the event.
Also last year, Mr. Schlussel
felt snubbed. But he said he
felt good would come from
the mix-up.
When the edited proclama-
tion arrived, Mr. Schlussel
said he knew the state had
not been sensitized to this

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Budin Named
HA Director


Staff Writer


f a nursing home isn't
good enough for Arnold
Budin's parents, it just
isn't good enough.
"Six months ago, I got up
before a group and said that
Borman Hall was not
meeting the quality stan-
dards I would want for my
parents," said Mr. Budin,
expected to be named next
week as executive director
for the Jewish Home for
Aged. "That's my measure."
Mr. Budin said his corn-
ments were not popular
among relatives of residents
who believed their loved
ones were receiving the best
possible care. But, he added,
his goal was to be honest so
staff could fix any problems.
"Now there is a new sense
of leadership and direction,"
said Mr. Budin, 46, who has
been serving for the past six

months as interim ad-
ministration team chair-
man. "I want quality. I know
what it is, and I will accept
nothing less."
Before Mr. Budin officially
takes office as executive di-
rector, he must be confirmed
by the Home's board of di-
rectors at the annual
meeting May 21. He would
replace Alan Funk, who re-
signed last August in the
midst of severe financial
problems at the Home.
In the past six months, Mr.
Budin's management team
has trimmed administrative
layers, cutting what he calls
unnecessary management
positions by 20 employees.
In addition, 12 positions
have been cut in other
departments, bringing the
total number of jobs down
352 to 320.
He also has teamed up with
Hospice of Southeastern

Continued on Page 28

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