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February 25, 1994 - Image 82

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-02-25

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. . . FROM THE WAREHOUSE

On Thursday, January 6, 1994, a
fire swept through an entire apartment
building in the Northgate Apartment
complex, resulting in the complete
destruction of 11 apartments. Four
Resettlement Service families were dis-
placed, along with one client of Jewish
Family Service and three other fami-
lies. All have since been relocated.
The Jewish community's response to
this disaster was overwhelmingly gen-
erous. The Jewish Federation's
Women's Division and the Avery
School mounted a clothing drive the
very next day which resulted. in so
much clothing and toiletries being col-
lected that our warehouse was immedi-
ately filled. We even had enough
clothing to share with other organiza-

FAIRLY LIFE
EDUCATION PROGRAM
ADDRESSES
INTERMARRIAGE

The variety of issues that often perplex
intermarried couples will be addressed in
a four week series at Congregation Shir
Shalom in West Bloomfield, beginning
Thursday, March 3, 1994. Dr. Nancy
Gad-Harf of Temple Israel will open the
course. Dr. Gadzflarf is the Union of
American Hebrew Congregations regional
outreach representative.
In the ensuing three weeks, small
groups, led by Jewish Family service staff
members Margaret Weiner, MSW, and
Marilyn Hertzberg, MSW, will meet to
talk about parenting concerns, religious
education, relationships to the community
and relationships with extended families.
The public is invited to attend and the
sessions are open to both the couples and
to their extended families. There is a
charge for this program.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION,
CALL FLO BLOCH AT 737-8700.

tions in our area and still clothe the
newcomers who continue to arrive
daily. One kind donor filled his truck
with lovely clothing and household
goods and made a special, off-hours
trip to the warehouse to deliver them.
He and others have also contributed
monetarily which has helped
Resettlement Service to purchase
much-needed dinette sets.
We wish to thank all those thought-
ful people who have donated to
Resettlement Service so promptly and
so kindly. We wish to remind you also
that newcomers arrive daily-70 in the
month of January alone—and that our
needs for these new arrivals continue
as always.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

HOUSING ALTERNATIVES FOR
JEWISH OLDER ADULTS is a free
community forum sponsored by Jewish
Family Service. The forum will be held
on APRIL 12, 1994 at the Jewish
Community Center (Maple/Drake) from
7:OOPM-9:OOPM. Issues being discussed
include: housing options available in the
Jewish community; medical and psycho-
logical assessments; "the unknown: fears
and concerns in the relocation process;"
and a question and answer period.

FOR MORE INFORMATION,
PLEASE CALL JUDY KOTZEN AT
559-1500 X246

FOR MORE INFORMATION,
PLEASE CALL SANDRA HYMAN
AT 559-1500.

ADOPTION RESEARCH
PROJECT

A University of Michigan sponsored
research project seeks families with
adopted children between the ages of
5-10. Confidentiality will be observed.
Please call collect Ruth Drasin, M.A., at
313-662-6173.

JFS STAFF
FEATURED AT
NATIONAL
CONFERENCE

Margaret Weiner, MSW, JFS Associate
Executive Director, recently presented a
half day workshop on "The Older Adult:
Group Therapy Choices" at the American
Group Psychotherapy Association Annual
Conference. The Conference was held in
Washington, DC in February, 1994.

[111) JEWISH
FAMILY
SERVICE

RESETTLEMENT SERVICE

24123 Greenfield Road
Southfield, MI 48075

THE FIRST ANNUAL REVA
STOCKER LECTURE ON DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE will take place on Tuesday,
June2, 1994 at 7:30PM at the Applebaum
Center in the Congregation Shaarey
Zedek/B'nai Israel Building. (4200
Walnut Lake Road, W. Bloomfield).
The Lecture is being planned by the JFS
Education Forum Committee, and is a
service of the agency's WINDOWS
Program on Child Abuse and Family
Violence Prevention. Dr. Paul Pearsall,
former Director of the Sinai Hospital
Clincil of Problems of Daily Living, and
a popular lecturer on mental health and
healing issues, will be the speaker. The
Reva Stocker Lecture was established
through a recent endowment gift made by
Reva Stocker. The endowment will fund
annual educational programs in the area of
child abuse and/or domestic violence.

THE GAEP
Is 15!

The Group Apartments for the Elderly
Program, a unique program of group liv-
ing for the elderly, sponsored by Jewish
Family Service, has been available in the
Jewish community for fifteen years. The
GAEP has provided dignity and a special
quality of life for over 75 older adults.

To celebrate the existence of the GAEP
and honor the volunteers and staff, fami-
lies and residents, there will be a program
and open house on May 22, 1994 from
1:00 to 3:00 pm at North Park Place.

The community is welcome to join us
in this special observance. For further
information about the GAEP, please call
Jan Bayer, GAEP Program Manager at
559-1500.

• THE INSIDER •

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE
RESETTLEMENT SERVICE

24123 Greenfield Road
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: 810-559-1500

JFS Branch Office:

6960 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 202
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Phone: 810-737-5055

Alan Goodman
Executive Director
Margaret Weiner
Associate Executive Director
Reuben D. Rotman
Director
Community Resource Development
Susan Ulanoff
Donations Liaison

Beneficiary of:

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