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June 11, 1993 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-06-11

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Heart disease is a leading cause
of death in our community.

You, or someone in your family may be at risk and not even.know it.
Every 32 seconds this silent disease claims another life. And women are
just as much at risk as men.
Find out if you're at risk through our Cardiac Risk Assessment Program
at Botsford CardioCare Center located at Botsford General Hospital.
Botsford CardioCare Center offers risk assessment and risk reduction
through one of the most comprehensive programs in Michigan. The
risk assessment includes a medical history and physical evaluation,
nutritional evaluation, body fat analysis and a fitness test for
only $150—plus lab tests and a chest X-ray which are normally
covered by most major insurance carriers.

Call our CardioCare Representative at (313) 471-8870 now to
schedule your risk assessment or reduction appointment.

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Botsford CardioCare Center phone lines are open from 9:00 am-9:00 pm, Monday
through Friday, and 10:00 am-2:00 pm on Saturday for your convenience.
Evening and weekend appointments are available.

Reaching out to the people of our community.

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dropped` out, a disastrous loss
that coincides with low birth
rates, a steep increase of in-
termarriage with non-Jews,
and the slim odds that chil-
dren from such marriages
will end up practicing the
faith."
Woven together, this data
creates a disturbing image.
More and more of our sons
and daughters will be enter-
ing into marriages which
have a less and less likely
chance of supporting Jewish_
lifestyles or producing Jew-
ish offspring. A community
with a 70 percent attrition
rate cannot expect to endure
for many generations. The re-
ality of the increase of mixed
marriages has implications
for every aspecf of our com-
munity. It involves more than
which pictures of newly en-
gaged couples should be pub-
lished by this publication (or
others). It has consequences
for each and every one of our
institutions: synagogues, or-
ganizations, community cen-
ters, etc. It has consequences
for our Federation and for all
Jewish charitable causes.
Mixed marriage is not simply
an issue affecting the per
lives of some families
— or even many. Its ultimate
consequences have to do with
the capacity of our commu-
nity to survive to maintain
the level of collective lives
that we enjoy and may take
for granted. A community
with severely diminishing
numbers may lose the capac-
ity to maintain the institu-
tions necessary for a high
quality of collective life. So all
of us are touched by the im-
plications of this series of
studies.
What can we do with our
information? Certainly we
cannot beCome immobilized.
It is not appropriate, as some:
choose, to simply deny the re-
ality of the statistics or of
their implications. We cannot
hide our heads: in the sand.
Some, on the right, imagine
that by withdrawing into
their own enclaves they can
somehow prevent the effect
of Americanization from hav-
ing consequences for their
group. They are mistaken.
The erosion of the institu-
tions that serve our commu-
nity will affect them as well,
as will the reality of inter-
marriage itself. Some, on the
left, imagine that by a vague
program of "outreach" they
can stem or reverse the rav-
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