Celebrating 50 years of growth with the Detroit Jewish Community
THE JEWISH NEWS
5 ADAR 5753/FE BRUARY 25, 1993
or Housing Its Elderly
President Robert Aronson said. 'We
have been focusing on the crisis.
Now it is time to do the rest."
The boards also voted to put aside
for at least one year any further ex-
amination for a new state-of-the art
nursing home and assisted living
complex in West Bloomfield.
Much of JHA's extra expenses
accumulated after the agency twice
failed state inspection of its 212-bed
Borman Hall. JHA hired a consul-
tant to clean up the facility.
Clean-up costs for the past six
months were hefty but resulted in
state inspectors giving Borman a
-ederation and UJF and the Campaign will cover
he Home for Aged's $4.5 million deficit.
OMBERLY LIFTON STAFF WRITER
he Jewish commu-
nity will remain in
the nursing home
boards of the
the Jewish Home
for Aged said this
At a meeting Tuesday, the boards
unanimously agreed that the
Jewish community must continue
caring for its aging population.
"We are reconfirming our com-
mitment to run quality nursing
home facilities," said Federation
President David Page.
To implement its plan, the boards
of Federation and its endowment
arm, UJF, voted to finance the $4.5
million operating deficit accrued by
JHA for the 1992-93 fiscal year end-
ing May 31. The money will come
from the unrestricted reserves of
In addition, the Federation ap-
funds for JHA
through May 1994
that will not exceed
$1 million. That
money will come
from the Allied
The decision to
support the Home's
Borman Hall in
Manor in Southfield
The Jewish community will continue caring for its elderly through its
and Fleischman three Home for Aged facilities.
Residence in West
Bloomfield comes amid critical
clean bill of health. The same plan
times for the agency, which this
used for Borman now is being im-
year nearly doubled annual oper-
plemented at the 100-bed Prentis
ating debts of previous years.
Manor, which is up for a routine
"This is the culmination of a great
deal of time and hard work,"
Federation and JHA officials ex-
Federation Executive Vice HOME FOR AGED page 26
Women Need Not Apply
A problem hiring female rabbis?
ELIZABETH APPLEBAUM ASSISTANT EDITOR
everal months ago
the leadership of a
New York Conser-
began their search
for a new rabbi.
They weren't inter-
ested in just any qualified candi-
date. Days before the interviews
were to begin, the search commit-
tee announced, "We're not hiring a
Representatives of the Rabbinical
Assembly (RA) were less than
pleased and said as much to the
search committee. After all, the
Jewish Theological Seminary has
been ordaining women since 1983.
Still, the search committee's de-
cision stood. The Conservative
movement does not have a policy
requiring member congregations to
hire female rabbis.
A number of JTS rabbinic stu-
Story on page 65
dents say it's time for a change.
They are encouraging the RA to set
a policy obligating Conservative
congregations to fairly consider fe-
male rabbinic candidates and not
reject them out of hand.
"Next year will be the tenth an-
niversary of the decision" to ordain
female rabbis, says JTS rabbinic
student Pamela Jay Gottfried. "Yet
we still hear from congregations,
`We don't want you.' You would
think that, in 10 years things would
have moved a little faster."
Ms. Gottfried, whose husband
David is from Southfield, will grad-
uate in May. She hopes to become
a Hillel rabbi. Yet many of her
friends are looking for a congrega-
tion and feel frustrated that they
can be rejected even before the ini-
The problem is what Rabbi Lynn
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