Celebrating 50 years of growth with the Detroit Jewish Community
19 ADAR5753/MARCH 12, 1993
New AJE Committees
Get Mandate For Change
AJE consortium and transition panels are empowered to implement
major decisions on the future of Jewish education.
PHIL JACOBS MANAGING EDITOR
todgy, out of touch
with the 1990s
Jewish child, lethar-
That is how
Howard Gelberd de-
scribed the Agency
for Jewish Education
that knew well the
children of the 1950s
and '60s, but not the
children of the '90s.
As part of his vision for Jewish
education in metropolitan Detroit,
the AJE executive director was look-
ing for "people who are liberated
from the past."
Last week, he got his wish when
AJE formed two new vehicles to im-
plement the findings of last year's
Giles Commission on Jewish
Education and take Detroit suc-
cessfully into the next century.
The board of directors of AJE is
still in place, but it is uncertain what
Done talking about
United Hebrew Schools.
its future role will be. A new con-
sortium was called for by the Giles
Commission, a 10-member
Federation panel, chaired by Dr.
Conrad Giles. The consortium cre-
ated last week by the AJE board will
be made up of 18 members, includ-
ing eight from synagogues and tem-
ples, four from the Jewish Educators
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lltuhammad's "call" came as a vision. He had
received a message, he said. He was to be
God's last prophet and spread the message
of Islam to Arabic-speaking peoples every-
where. Some 1,300 years later, Islam is the
fastest-growing religion in the world. It
shares a basic tenet of faith, monotheism,
with Judaism. It encourages tithing and
good deeds and regarding everyone with re-
spect. Islam also has been the basis for
murderous attacks on Israel and its people.
In the words of the Hamas convenant: "All
Jews must be killed."
In The Name Of Allah
Story on page 48
The job, the bills. Maybe you
need an hour in saltwater.
Eight Jewish stars known
for work on-screen and off.
Contents on page 5
Photos on page 87