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February 19, 1993 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-02-19

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Spring is a comin'
we gotta get this stuff
outta here SALE!

SAVE 25.60%

Splingis coming and so are

truckloads of new

outdoor fumitize!

Meanwhile we need to clear
out our showrooms. Take
advantage of our sale and sate on:

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Bedroom sets
0 Fireplace accessories
0 Dining sets

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EvelYthing must go!

NOW

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O4 ML &OUTDOOR FEMME

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Completely Casual fir Over 46 Years

WHY

WOULD YOU SHOP
ANYWHERE ELSE
FOR A FUR
WHEN THERE'S
A SALE AT
ROBERT MANN FURS

40-50% OFF

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ENTIRE COLLECTION

Valentino - Calvin Klein
Bob Mackie - Anne Klein
Basile - Geoffrey Beane

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JHA page 1

ter all other resources are
used up. This meeting will
lead to a solution. Dollars will
be spent."
Added Robert Naftaly,
chairman of the newly
formed JHA board of direc-
tors, "We will lay out what
happened in the past, and
also discuss options for the
future. Hopefully, after see-
ing all of the options, the com-
munity will give the mandate
to see if it can run the Home
with the quality care and op-
erating subvention it can af-
ford."
In the past two years, com-
mittees, boards and
Federation executives have
spent countless hours dis-
cussing options for JHA. Now
the community's leaders
must decide how it will effec-
tively care for the elderly.
Plans for a new facility are
indefinitely on hold.
Among the options are:
selling or leasing Borman
Hall to an outside vendor
who could run it as a Jewish
nursing home; finding an out-
side management company
to run JHA; closing Borman
and keeping Prentis open;
closing Prentis and keeping
Borman open.
No matter what happens,
Mr. Aronson said, the Jewish
community never will put its
elderly out on the streets.
"In the next few weeks, we
will decide what we will do
with the Home for the next
year," said Federation
President David Page. "As a
community, we want to do
the responsible thing. We
probably should continue to

be in the (nursing home)
business."
The Federation first \
stepped into Home opera-
tions in July 1991 because -
JHA could not account for
money spent through Fed-
eration allocations. Then fed-
eration president, Mark
Schlussel said JHA needed to
balance its books and get its
finances in order.
JHA has been tangled in a
management and operating
dilemma ever since. When
Denise Bortolani-Rabidoux
takes over JHA as executive
director next week, she will _
become the third adminis-
trator in three years.
Borman Hall had to cor-
rect four of the highest levels
of health code violations.
With assistance from
Federation, Borman hired -\
Ann Arbor consultant
Markey Butler, who oversaw
what was projected to be a
successful $1 million clean
up. The money had been ear-
marked from the community
reserve fund of Jewish
Community Foundation.
If Borman had failed the
state survey, regulators could
have closed the Seven Mile
Road facility. Though state
regulators removed all major
code violations, officials be.-_(
lieve costs may have far ex-
ceeded the $1 million
projection. And after com-
pleting a game plan for
Borman, consultants began
launching a corrections plan I
at Prentis Manor. Costs to
clean up Prentis have not yet
been finalized. ❑

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aide Percy Kaplan, former ex-
ecutive director of the Jewish
National Fund in Detroit.
But mostly, he relied on his
memory. He could recall crit-
ical nuances from history-
making events of 50 or 60
years ago — events which he
lived through, influenced and
reported.
These included Henry
Ford's anti-Semitism, the
broadcast propaganda and
Vatican silencing of Royal
Oak radio priest Father
Charles Coughlin, the found-
ing of the United Nations, the
enlisting of United States
support for the birth of the

State of Israel, and a trip to
Israel in 1961 to cover the
sensational trial of Hitler's -
"Final Solution" director,
Adolf Eiclunann.
In summary, he was a
Zionist. He helped found a
Zionist student organization
at the University of Michigan -\
during the World War I era —
30 years before Israel became
a state. While a reporter at
the Detroit News and then as /
editor of the Jewish Chronicle
in the 1920s, he was a cata-
lyst for the formation of the' \
local Jewish National Fund
effort.

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