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July 31, 1992 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-07-31

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Celebrating 50 years of growth with the Detroit Jewish Community

THE JEWISH NEWS

1 AV

Strategic Plan

5752/JULY 31, 1992

Inside

SPORTS

Federation will change the way it does
business to reach more people in the
community.

A Free Press sportswriter says
the travel is the best.

DAVID KOTZEN-REICH STAFF WRITER

page 53

anted: Jewish
citizens of Mich-
igan interested
in getting in-
volved in the
Jewish commu-
nity in a mean-
ingful way. No previous
evolvement required.
!Ou need not be rich to
apply. Everyone wel-
come. Sign up now with
the Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Detroit.
You will never see this
ad in The Jewish News,
but if strategic planning
recommendations ap-
proved by the Federation
Board of Governors are
fully implemented, ma-
jor efforts will be
launched to rope in the

average Joe Schwartz
and turn him on to
Judaism.
Among many changes
expected, leadership de-
velopment will no longer
focus on developing the
next generation of fund-
raisers. Instead, the
Federation will reorga-
nize its human resource
development depart-
ments to include educa-
tional programming for
a wide spectrum of peo-
ple, particularly those
who have remained on
the fringes of the Jewish
community.
'e have to make ed-
ucational opportunities
available to all kinds of

STRATEGIC/page 22

YOUTH

Something Swell
For The Summer

Dateline: Barcelona

BUSINESS

Prolific Collection

At age 50, the WSU Press is
a primary Judaica source.

page 59

THE ARTS

Magic To Go

Yitzhak Rabin and the push for a new Middle East.

Magic Avi entertains the kosher
crowd at Sara's.

page 71

Contents on page 5

Changes Ahead For Yeshiva

Faced with major financial woes, Yeshiva Beth Yehudah announces fiscal
streamlining.

ELIZABETH APPLEBAUM ASSISTANT EDITOR

n an effort to save the financially
troubled Yeshiva Beth Yehudah,
which faced a possible 1993 deficit
of more than $1 million, the school's
board of directors this
week announced major
staffing cuts in all de-
partments and an in-
crease in tuition to

Story on page 96

Together with the Vaad Hachinuch (educa-
tion committee), the board recommended the
elimination of 14 personnel positions and in-
creasing tuition to cover 50 percent of the school's
annual expenses.
Last year, tuition
covered about 30
percent of annual
expenses.
$3,950.
"The combined
The changes, to go into effect for
leadership of the
the 1992-1993 school year, follow a
Yeshiva Beth Yehu-
June 3 report by Torah Umesorah,
dah, after an inten-
the New York-based national asso-
sive and thorough
ciation of (Orthodox) Jewish day
study of all aspects
schools, which examined the yeshi-
of the institution,
va's finances, fund raising, tuition The Yeshiva: Making changes to save the school.
has approved and
policies, personnel, lay and professional leader- begun implementation of a major budgetary
ship.
streamlining of the school operations," a board
After considering the report, along with stud- of directors statement says.
ies by the school's auditor and bookkeepers, the
"These changes took into account the deep
yeshiva board of directors cited a cash deficit of desire of the entire community to aid the yeshi-
$463,000, a figure it predicted would more than va in its efforts to move into the 1990s as a strong
double by June 1993 if substantial changes were and significant educational force for the families
not made.
YESHIVA/page 24

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