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September 10, 1993 - Image 37

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-09-10

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Fisher Foundation
Bestows Grants

Sparky Anderson

The Michigan Jewish
Sports Hall of Fame has
selected Detroit Tiger man-
ager George "Sparky"
Anderson to receive the
1993 Alvin Foon Memorial
Award at its annual induc-
tion banquet to be held Nov.
1 at Congregation Shaarey
The honor, in memory of
the Hall of Fame's first
president, is presented
annually to an individual
for outstanding contribution
to sports and athletics in

Mr. Anderson's humor,
enthusiasm and skillful
approach to the game have
made him one of baseball's
premier ambassadors with
legendary statistics as a
manager. This year he
passed Walter Alston and
Leo Durocher to become
number five on baseball's
list of managers with the
most victories.
He was the first manager
ever to win 100 or more
games in a season with two
different teams and was
also the first to win a World
Series in both leagues.
He is known for his
efforts on behalf of CATCH,
a charity benefitting
Children's and Henry Ford
hospitals and other chari-
Tables can be reserved by
calling Elayne Wolfson,
788-0921. During the cock-
tail hour before dinner,
guests can meet and have
their pictures taken with
sports celebrities. Guests
will be invited to bid on col-
lectible sports items in the
silent auction.

Cited by ZOA for outstanding service were Malcolm Leventen, Barbara
Rabotnick and Dr. Leon H. Warshay. ZOA President Anne Gonte Silver,
center, made the presentations. Mr. Leventen was honored for his
leadership in initiating three ZOA-sponsored Israel Investment Clubs;
Barbara Rabotnick, executive secretary, was cited for her dedicated
service; Dr. Leon H. Warshay was honored for his "distinguished ser-
vice" as chairman of ZOA's Israel Advocacy Committee.

Anthony Franco

JNF Dinner
Honors Franco

The Jewish National Fund
will honor Anthony M.
Franco at a tribute dinner 6
p.m. Oct. 14 at Con-
gregation Shaarey Zedek.
The speaker for the din-
ner will be U.S. Ambass-
ador James J. Blanchard,
Ambassador to Canada and
former governor of
Mr. Franco will receive
the Tree of Life Award in
recognition of his outstand-
ing community involvement
and dedication to the cause
of American-Israeli friend-
ship and devotion to peace.
Mr. Franco founded the
agency that bears his name
in 1964 and had devoted
more than 30 years of pro-
fessional experience to pub-
lic relations. He is past
chairman of WTVS-
Channel 56 and past chair-
man of the Greater Detroit
Chamber of Commerce. In
addition, he is a member of
the board of directors of
Ross Roy Group. He also
serves as a member of the
executive board of the
Detroit Sports Commission;
the advisory boards of the
United Way for
Southeastern Michigan and
the Hospice Foundation of
Southeast Michigan; the
President's Advisory Board
of Walsh College; on the
board of directors for the
Oakland County Chamber
of Commerce and Library of
Michigan Foundation; and
is a member of the 1,000 of
the Italian American
For dinner information,
call Laurie Nosanchuk
Blum, 557-6644.

Services for seniors and
children with special needs,
together with programs to
reinforce the Jewish identi-
ty of young people, singles
and children in interfaith
families, have been granted
$150,000 by the Max M.
Fisher Jewish Community
Foundation of the Jewish
Federation of Metropolitan
A coalition of Reform and
Conservative congregations
received $24,000 to contin-
ue a special program offer-
ing Shabbat services for sin-
gles. Twelve such services
will be held this year.
In addition, Stepping
Stones, another consortium
of Reform and Conservative
congregations, received
$25,000 to continue reach-
ing out to the children of
interfaith families not affili-
ated with a synagogue or
temple. The project, which
is being incorporated into
the Agency for Jewish
Education and is assisted
by Jewish Experiences For
Families (J.E.F.F.), consists
of a two-year Jewish family
educational program, fol-
lowed by a family decision
about raising their children
in a Jewish environment
and joining a congregation.
The B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization and the
Agency for Jewish
Education (AJE) received a
$4,200 grant for an ongoing
joint project to offer Jewish
programming for BBYO
members. Programs will be
planned by BBYO members
in consultation with AJE
Keshet, which works to
alleviate the feelings of iso-
lation and frustration expe-
rienced by families of chil-
dren with special needs,
received a second-year
grant of $26,000 to provide
clients with a sense of com-
munity through a variety of
support services. These
include workshops, multi-
support groups and family
holiday celebrations. Keshet
also consults with local
agencies about program
development and promotes

Yad Ezra received
$29,000 to help provide
kosher food supplements to
Jewish individuals and fam-
ilies in need. The communi-
ty kosher food pantry serves
1,400 people (500 families)
per month.
A $17,170 grant was
approved to fund part of a
staff position at Michigan
State University for devel-
opment of Jewish studies
program. Begun last year,
the program has created
additional courses at MSU,
a Jewish faculty and staff
association and a series of
lunch and learn programs.
In addition, the Jewish
Family Service Personal
Care Plus Program received
$26,300 to continue provid-
ing personal care services
for fragile residents of the
JFS group apartments for
the elderly.
Federation's Max M.
Fisher Jewish Community
Foundation distributes
unrestricted endowment
income from the United
Jewish Foundation to
research and demonstration
projects not covered by
agency operating budgets.
Chaired by Dr. Dan Guyer,
the Fisher Foundation has
awarded more than $3 mil-
lion for these projects since
its creation in 1964. Grants
may be awarded for up to
three years.

The List

A sampling of Jewish
communal events:

SEPT. 12

8 a.m. Chair Run/Walk,
12:30 p.m. Apples &
Honey program,
Camp Maas.
1 p.m. Beth Achim

SEPT. 13

8 p.m. Agency for

Jewish Education
annual meeting,


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