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June 04, 1993 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-06-04

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THE

DETROIT

15 SIVAN 5753/JUNE 4 , 1993

Cardin's Concerns

Inside

BUSINE

Assessing our values, our future.

PHIL JACOBS EDITOR

uppose a group of
Jewish commu-
nal professionals
got together, but
wanted to talk
about everything
other than Jud-
aism.
That's what Shoshana
Cardin said she experi-
enced in the mid-1970s
at a Baltimore Jewish
communal staff retreat.
She said no one at the re-
treat wanted to talk
about what role Judaism
played in Jewish com-
munal life. Now, some 20
years later, the issue of
Jewish knowledge and
education as something
sacred and important is
at an even more critical
juncture.
This is what Ms.
Cardin told friends of the

Jewish
Theological
Seminary on Tuesday at
Congregation Shaarey
Zedek. The message was
also continued in discus-
sions with the Jewish
Federation's executive
board and Women's
Division on Wednesday.
For Ms. Cardin, the
chairman of CLAL, the
National Jewish Center
for Learning and
Leadership and the for-
mer chairman of the
Conference of Presidents
of Major American
Jewish Organizations,
the issue cannot be ig-
nored.
`This is an issue that I
have had to revisit," she
said in an interview with
The Jewish News. "It's
something that I wish

CARDIN

page 10

Jewish Community Survey

A random polling of Detroit area Jews will gather opinions
on current events and issues.

LESLEY PEARL STAFF WRITER

hile leaders of various
Arthur Horwitz, associate publisher of The
groups and agencies de- Jewish News, contacted the JCCouncil and WSU
velop programs on black- in hopes of taking periodic surveys "that would
Jewish, Arab-Jewish and take the pulse of our community as it relates to
Christian-Jewish rela- the interactions that it has with the public at
tions, the Jewish
large."
Community
Mr. Horwitz ap-
The Survey:
Council,
The
proached WSU be-
Jewish News
cause of its past
and the College * Some 500 Detroit area Jews will and present associ-
of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan
be called during the next two
ations with the
Affairs at Wayne State University hope
weeks.
Jewish community
to discover the true concerns of the
and the JCCouncil
Jewish public.
* Questions will take 10 minutes.
for its efforts at out-
The three organizations have formed
reach to the gener-
* The subjects will be current
a partnership to randomly survey the
al community.
events and concerns.
Detroit Jewish community about cur-
"The Jewish
rent events and interests. The survey
News
is interested
* Responses will be confidential.
will begin June 4 and last for two
in doing this due to
weeks.
a belief that we are
Callers from WSU will telephone about 500 a part of a larger community," Mr. Horwitz said.
Jews throughout metro Detroit with a 10-minute "As a newspaper serving the Jewish communi-
survey. All data will remain anonymous.
COMMUNITY SURVEY page 12

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