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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-07-09

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DETROIT

20 TAMMUZ 5753/JULY 9, 1993

JHA On A Schedule

Improvements won't happen overnight.

RUTH LITTMANN STAFF WRITER

he home won't
heal in a day.
. That's the mes-
sage Borman Hall
administrators
are sending out to
members of metro
Detroit's Jewish
community. But with
time and cooperation, the
facility won't close its
' :doors, they say.
Improvements to the
212-bed nursing home,
which last year twice
failed public health in-
spections, include up-
graded meal service,
health care and efforts to
--i lincrease communication
-.,--3,
_1 between management
and staff.
Borman Hall adminis-
trators expect the Home
to pass its next inspection
this August, but they

i k

Crowning
Achievement

forecast a long road
ahead when it comes to
providing top-notch care
for Jewish elderly.
"I believe we'll still
have problems after the
inspection," said Denise
Bortolani-Rabidoux,
hired earlier this year as
executive director of the
Jewish Home for Aged.
She referred to ongoing
efforts to monitor resi-
dent care, meal service
and the Home's finances.
"Families (of residents)
must work together as a
team and try to under-
stand that it can't be per-
fect overnight. We must
have quality within a
budget," she said.
Last February, the
Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Detroit
HOME page 8

Inside

Devoted Donors

Jewish groups take a close
look at potential givers.
Page 28

Phantom Night

An outdoor spoof makes
for lively theater.
Page 65

Taking Notes

Prices and attitudes are cliangintj Detroit's kosher mea
industry

Local high school students
take a look at their world.
Page 81

Fact, 46

Schools Battle Rising Costs

Detroit's day schools are fighting a major battle over increasing costs vs.
pricing their students out of Jewish education.

LESLEY PEARL STAFF WRITER

Story on page 37

and economic times, sin- Scholarships have been eliminated for kinder-
gle-parent families and garten students without an older sibling already
high numbers of new attending the school.
Americans have forced
As a beneficiary of Jewish Federation of
day-school tu-
Metropolitan
ition assistance
Detroit, Hillel re-
to new limits.
ceived $273,000
Increased en-
last year. Of its $4
rollment for the
million budget,
upcoming school year shows Hillel Day
more than
School and Darchei Torah literally split-
$700,000 was di-
ting at the seams. As administrators
rected toward
and lay leaders look for answers to
scholarships.
space problems, they also must address
Hillel expects
the question: If a Jewish education is
650 students next
the right of every Jewish child, who will
- year, up from 634.
help pay for it?
"A concern of all
Hillel: Tuition vs. mission.
Last spring, Hillel Day School issued
schools is the in-
a letter to parents asking for delinquent tuition creased costs of operation. As costs go up, we ei-
payments. Administrators there said they had ther have to increase tuition or fund-raise," said
no other options.
Robert Steinberg, the outgoing executive direc-
Tuition was raised from $5,300 for the 1992- tor of Hillel. "Increases force more and more fam-
93 school year at Hillel to $5,700 for 1993-94. TUITION page 10

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