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October 30, 1992 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-10-30

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In W.B. Races

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M array Sachs, a West
Bloomfield resi-
dent, does not feel
well-informed on
many of the issues and can-
didates in the upcoming
local elections.
So he is not sure how he
will vote.
Yet he is certain about one
thing. For the first time in
the historically Republican
township of West Bloom-
field, he believes the Dem-
ocratic candidates can do
well.
Nationally, Arkanasas
Gov. Bill Clinton is leading
the polls over President
George Bush. If the polls
hold true, Mr. Sachs believes
West Bloomfield Democrats
will "ride on the coattails of
the Democratic national
program."
In the race for West
Bloomfield Township
trustee, this Democratic
edge could boost possibilities
for Jewish candidates
Richard Barr, Al Holtz and
Anthony Spokojny, who are
Democrats.
Mr. Barr believes electing
Jewish candidates will give
the Jewish community a
voice in community issues.
"This is an opportunity for
Jews to elect strong repre-
sentation," Mr. Barr said.
"For a long time Jews felt
they weren't getting a fair
shake in West Bloomfield.
Look at all the problems
Shir Shalom, B'nai Moshe
and the Lubavitch Center
have had."
All three organizations
ran into difficulties getting
the green light to begin
groundbreaking.
Like Mr. Barr, Mr. Holtz
believes Jews need represen-
tation on the board of trust-
ees. His wife, Judy Holtz,
who did not seek re-election,
was the only Jewish trustee.
"I was a student at Beth
Yehudah, went to an Or-
thodox rabbinical seminary,
but now attend conservative
Adat Shalom," Mr. Holtz
said. "There is a large Jew-
ish population in West
Bloomfield. It needs to be
represented by people who
understand our needs —
what is important to us."
Mn. Holtz hopes additional
Jewish members on the
board of trustees will help
educate non-Jewish board
members of these needs.
Republicans Michael

Schwartz, Marc Shulmang-
Ray Holland and Dennis
Vatsis round out the race.
Mr. Schwartz and Mr.
Shulman are also Jewish.
Although he focused more
on environmental issues —
discussing the importance
wetlands and natural
resources and the threat of,
increased urbanization, can-
didate Michael Schwartz
agreed having Jews on the
board of trustees would be
beneficial.
Mr. Spokojny is focusing
on the threat of increased
growth and its effects on the
environment. Mr. Spokojn
is especially interested in
the protection of wetlands
and woodlands.
Marc Shulman is running'
on the issues of develop- ,
ment, crime and the envi-
ronment.
Religion will not be at
issue in other West Bloom-
field races.
Republican Jeddy Hood is
challenging Democra,t
Roberta Boyle for township
supervisor. Sandra Draur
was upset by Ms. Hood in the ')
August primary.
The environment is of con-
cern to both Ms. Hood and
Ms. Boyle. Ms. Boyle is em-
phasizing the issues of taxe-=H
1
and senior citizens.
Township Clerk Sharon
Law, a Republican, is runn-
ing unopposed for a four-
year-term.
Denise Hammond, a
Republican and townshipii ,
treasurer, is also unoppos-
ed. ❑

Chabad Sets
Fall Events

Rabbi Elimelech Silberberg
of Bais Chabad Torah Center
will deliver a lecture ors—
"Family Relationships: Deal-
ing With Relatives Who Can
Be Difficult" 8:15 p.m. Nov. 2
at the Torah Center.
The Torah Center will con-
duct a weekday lunch and
learn on Thursdays 12:30 p.mp
at the offices of Arthur Liss,
1400 North Woodward,
Bloomfield Hills, 647-9700.
The lunch and learn will
focus on the weekly Torah
portion.

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