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DETROIT

THE JEWISH NEWS

16 SHEVAT 5754/JANUARY 28, 1994

Super
Boost

Executive Director
Leaves Home For Aged

he Jewish Home
for Aged board
announced Tues-
day that Denise
Bortolani-Rabi-
doux will not re-
new her one-year
contract as execu-
tive director.
Ms. Rabidoux
said her decision,
spurred by family
and professional
concerns, is a sad
one.
"I'm leaving because I need to," she
said. "I found myself away from home
more and more. Working in a commu-
nity-based environment is very difficult."
The mother of 11-year-old twins, Ms.
Rabidoux said nighttime JHA board
meetings prevented her from spending
enough time with her children.
Professionally, Ms. Rabidoux will
make the move to Evangelical Homes of
Michigan, a nonprofit church-related
group that owns four skilled nursing fa-
cilities and provides other services for
the elderly.
She says the opportunity is more in
line with her expertise in running large
institutions. Prior to working at JHA,
Ms. Rabidoux oversaw operations of 17
skilled nursing homes as regional man-
ager for International Health Care

Management Inc.
JHA includes three separate facilities
— Borman Hall, Prentis Manor
and Fleischman Residence. The latter is
not a skilled nursing home, and the fate
of troubled Borman hangs in
limbo.
Ms. Rabidoux said she did not intend
to remain executive director of the nurs-
ing homes for more than a year when
she signed her contract 12 months ago.
She said the JHA board urged her to
stay.
Said JHA President Robert Naftaly:
"(Ms. Rabidoux's one-year commit-
ment) brings to a close a year of great
change for the Home, throughout which
she has been a superb executive, con-
scientious and caring toward the resi-
dents, families and employees of Borman
Hall and the JHA's two other facilities."
The JHA board Tuesday appointed
Ms. Rabidoux's successor, Margot Parr.
Ms. Parr will become the fourth JHA
executive director since 1990, not in-
cluding the consulting team that took
over the Home before a critical state in-
spection last year.
Ms. Parr will begin work with JHA on
Feb. 16 but will start training with Ms.
Rabidoux on Monday.
Her position of executive director has
been restructured, however. Instead of
overseeing all three JHA homes, Ms.

HOME page 18

I

t took but a moment for
Jewish listeners to recognize
the voice they heard last
week on radio stations WWJ
and WOMC.
"Your gift to Campaign can
provide a lonely, elderly wom-
an with transportation to the Mira and Shelley Edelman solicit pledges.
Jewish Center...can enable a
before," said Barbara Cook, Super
child with a learning disability to expe-
Sunday co-chairperson with Jewish
rience the joy of Jewish learning...can
News Associate Publisher Arthur
rescue a family from danger in the for-
Horwitz.
mer Soviet Union..." said the familiar
Ms. Cook noted the large group of new
voice in a spot that aired 25 times.
Americans who volunteered for the
Last week marked Super Week, the
Federation's biggest annual push for
SUPER page 18
pledges to the Allied Jewish Campaign.
Community activist David Hermelin, at
the behest of Federation, plugged the
fund-raiser over the airwaves.
The radio publicity was a new twist
to Campaign. Allan Gelfond of
Federation believes these announce-
ments, along with ads on Continental
Cablevision, were effective. Prior to
Super Week, which ran Jan. 14-24, the
Campaign had been lagging behind last
year's total.
Super Week, however, gave it a boost
A Detroiter teaches in
of $1,400,000, bringing the Campaign
developing nations.
total up to $18.8 million dollars. This rep-
resents a $785,000 increase from last
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year at the same time.
"I think people are very sensitive to
local needs this year, more than ever

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