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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-05-28

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8 SIVAN 5753/MAY 28, 1993

Flattened Again?

Youth agencies have been given priority by Federation, but a flat
Campaign will pre-empt increases.


s the Allied Jewish Campaign
nears completion with its Days
of Decision, a final plug for
pledges, representatives of agen-
cies catering to young people hope
their agency budgetary needs will
be met.
But there's no guarantee.
If the Campaign does not reach
its $27.5 million target by the end
of Days of Decision on June 17,
these agencies will likely sustain
cuts — even though many of their
programs have been designated
for priority funding.
This year, the board of the
Jewish Federation of Metro-
politan Detroit has targeted "con-
tinuity programming" as a
priority for AJCampaign alloca-
tions. The category includes pro-
grams sponsored by youth groups,
campus Hillels, Jewish day schools
and other institutions geared to-
ward helping Jewish children,
teens and young adults maintain

Federation's board of governors
partly determined the 1993 fund-
ing priorities on the basis of a 1989
demographic survey showing an
increase in intermarriage and as-
similation. The board reasoned
that programs catering to the
needs of Jewish young people
should be supported to counteract
these trends.
Still, if the Campaign is flat, as
it has been for the past two years,
there will be less money for all pro-
grams, including "priority pro-

their Jewish identities:
Special support for these areas
marks a departure from years
past, when agencies that provide
help for popula-
tions at risk, like
the Jewish poor,
were afforded a
larger percentage
of AJCampaign
"We recog-
nized that basic
human needs
were allocated al-
most all of the
available new
money is badly needed by organizations such as the University of
dollars during More
Michigan's Hillel.
the past two
years," said Irwin Alterman, chair- grams" for young people. The
man of Federation's Jewish Campaign currently stands at ap-
Education Division and co-chair- proximately $23.1 million. Last
man of Days of Decision. "We de- year's Days of Decision brought in
termined that this was a year to $1.5 million; so it is possible, but
balance it a little more or we'd nev-
er meet other needs."


Success Stories

Many Americans have
done well with Israel.

Page 32


Summer Pleasures

Cool fashions, kids outings,
hot grills, easy entertaining.

Special section


Going Home

Michael Binder turned back
the clock in Indian Summer


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A Tale Of Two

Story on page 41


Forst And Foremost

A year ago, they left
Southfield for Israel.

Page 80

Contents on page 3

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