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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-05-22

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Celebrating 50 years of growth with the Detroit Jewish Community

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THE JEWISH NEWS

MAY 22, 1992 / 19 IYAR 5752

SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS

Davidson Grant
May Help Israel

WIISU Hillel Rabbi

Quits After Cuts

ALAN HITSKY

Associate Editor

T

he first major fallout
of the budget crunch
for the Metro Detroit
•,,Hillel Foundation occurred
last week. Rabbi Louis (Eli)
Finkelman, director of
Wayne State Hillel for the
last 14 years, announced his
resignation.
His decision to take a
pulpit position starting this
✓ summer with Congregation
6 .. Beth Israel, near the Uni-
r- versity of California —
Berkeley campus, comes
I on the heels of a nationwide
funding cut by the Interna-
tional B'nai B'rith Hillel
OF Foundation. In January,
• Metro Hillel lost all its
International Hillel funding
— $40,000 — which is a
quarter of its annual budget.
- The local Hillel encom-
passes Wayne State, Oak-
land University, Oakland

Community College's Or-
chard Ridge campus and
Lawrence Technological
University. The four cam-
puses are served by Rabbi
Finkelman and a full-time
office administrator at
Wayne, and two half-time
professionals, Sandy Loeffler
at OU and Lisa Sandler at
OCC and LTU.
Rabbi Finkelman's resig-
nation comes just ahead of a
May 26 meeting between
Metro Detroit Hillel and
David Raphael, former
Detroiter who is director of
field services for the interna-
tional. They will discuss a
self-evaluation by the local
Hillel.
International Hillel cut
$800,000 from its national
budget this year, from $3.2
million to $2.4 million. An-
other $800,000 is expected to
be cut next year said Rabbi
William Rudolph, associate
international director.

KIMBERLY LIFTON

Staff Writer

I

Rabbi Finkelman:
Greener pastures.

Metro Detroit Hillel was
one of 16 Hillel foundations
nationally that lost all
international funding,

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srael could become a
beneficiary of Jewish
philanthropist Bill
Davidson's $30 million
commitment to the Univer-
sity of Michigan business
school.
Last month, U-M an-
nounced plans for the
William Davidson Institute
at the business school, which
would help develop overseas
market economies through a
program of instruction,
faculty and student devel-
opment and research.

Targeted countries include
Eastern Europe, the former
Soviet Republics, India,
China and parts of Africa.
But U-M's Business School
Dean B. Joseph White last
week said that although the
program still is in the plann-
ing phase, "Israel certainly
is a possibility."
"We intend to have the
Davidson Institute become a
premier source of instruction
and expertise concerning the
development of free markets
and the role of business and
governments in market
economies," Mr. White said.

Continued on Page 28

CONSUMING OBSESSION

;Council Focuses
On Racial Issues

I. PHIL JACOBS

om Managing Editor

R

ace relations is a
timely topic that
we've lately seen turn
volatile.
l Where the Jewish coin-
0 munity fits in will be the
keynote topic when the Jew-
ish Community Council
hosts a town forum during
its annual meeting, 7:30
• p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at
P Temple Israel.
0 The town meeting format
was conceived long before
the Rodney King verdict
turned South Central Los
Angeles into an exploding
pressure cooker. It was put
together after Gail Parrish
of the Race Relations Coun-

cil of Detroit approached the
JCCouncil about bringing
the two organizations
together.
On Tuesday, Southfield at-
torney and television host
Brent Triest will hold a rov-
ing microphone, and au-
dience members will be in-
vited to discuss the issues of
race relations with three
panelists. They include
Blenda Wilson, the
chancellor of the University
of Michigan-Dearborn; Ed-
ward Hustoles, deputy direc-
tor for planning for the
Southeast Michigan Council
of Governments, and Temple
Israel Rabbi M. Robert
Syme. The panelists will
give different perspectives
on race relations and the

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1992 YEARBOOK
1992 MITZVAH HEROES

ANOREXIA NERVOSA AND BULIMIA ARE NO STRANGERS
TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY, BOTH YOUNG AND OLD.

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