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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-07-01

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22 TAMMUZ 5754/JULY 1, 1994

AJE Allocations Continue
To Decline For 1994-95

AJE Executive Director Howard
Gelberd said, "Now that we are trying to
serve 400 teachers and 5,000 kids in 27
schools we are getting $804,000."
Former Federation Education Division
Chairman Irwin Alterman said last year,
"When the revised mission (of the agen-
cy) is fully operational, AJE will need sub-
stantially more money to provide the
services the community expects."
Federation's Giles and Tauber com-
missions on Jewish education in the late
Hillel, Akiva and Yeshiva Beth 1980s and early 1990s called for substan-
Yehudah day schools have each been pro- tial across-the-board increases in funding
jected to receive $40,000 increases from of Jewish education in the Detroit area
the Federation board.
and major changes in delivery of educa-
AJE is projected to receive $850,000 — tion in response to increasing assimila-
the same as last year
— and its officials be-
lieve the actual figure
for the agency is
$804,000 after direct
subsidies to Adat
Shalom, Beth Shalom
and other programs
are factored out.
According to AJE
figures, the agency received $925,000 in tion.
1991-92 from Federation when AJE was
But because of the expected reduction,
operating the United Hebrew Schools AJE teen and early childhood development
branches and the Community Jewish programs planned for 1994-95 are on hold.
High School. Today, the agency serves "It was suggested that we take $50,000
as a resource for other schools and no out of the teen programs since we closed
longer operates UHS and the high school. the high school," Mr. Gelberd said. "There
"Jewish Experiences For Families are 1,000 teens in the schools, and we need
(JEFF), teacher training, curriculum de- to give them strategies, programming and
velopment and other programs take time better teachers."
to flower," said Robert Berlow, AJE pres-
The Federation committee is asking
ident. "Educators know what we are do- AJE to absorb 3 percent inflation costs,
ing, but the Education Division is
apparently not as aware."
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Flat AJCampaign, Federation decision to favor day schools.



Tour Guide

he allocation check
has not even been
written, but Agency
for Jewish Education
officials are sure it
won't be enough.
Jewish Federa-
tion of Metropolitan
Detroit's Education
Division has proposed
an $850,000 allocation for the 1994-95
year for the Agency for Jewish Education.
The AJE requested $945,000. It marks
the fourth straight year of declining allo-
cations for the agency.
Federation's board of governors made
final ratification of Allied Jewish
Campaign distributions last night. In ad-
vance of that meeting, little change was
expected from the Education Division rec-
'e are committed to education. A lot
of beneficiaries are getting more cash,"
said Douglas Bloom, Federation's
Education Division chairman. 'We spent
a lot of time analyzing and decided the
best place to put more money is in day
"No one should be shocked."

Detroit youths prepare for
a summer in Israel.

Page 14


If Men Had Babies

The males come to terms
with life and pregnancy.

Page 32


More Than Prayer

A peek inside the business

of the synagogue.

Page 40

Contents on page 3

Out Of The Running


Oak Park High School's
Classes of 1974, '84 and '94
contemplate life, bell-
bottoms, Judaism and
today's youth. Where has
that lost sense of
community gone?





After making anti-Semitic remarks, candidate James Miller steps
out of the race for Oakland County commissioner.



candidate for Oakland County Republican, remains on the ballot (the
commissioner who apologized deadline for withdrawing from the elec-
for anti-Semitic remarks he tion was in May). But the 48-year-old
made last week has announced Hazel Park resident says at this time he
he will not continue his bid for is not planning to continue in the race.
Mr. Miller said he hopes his decision to
James Miller, who was run- back out of the race will lessen the ani-
ning as a Republican in the 25th District, mosity he has seen from the Republican
which includes Ferndale and Hazel Park, Party, Christians and the Jewish com-
approached Joan Newby, a
munity because of his remarks.
current commissioner, during
James Alexander, the
the June 23 Oakland County
Oakland County Republican
Board of Commissioners meet-
chairman, said if Mr. Miller
ing. He said: 'We have to get
makes public his announce-
those Levin brothers (Rep.
ment not to run (so far he has
Sander Levin and Sen. Carl
not made his announcement
Levin) out. We have to get
official), Mr. Alexander plans
those Jews out of there."
to put in a write-in candidate.
"I probably did make those
Local Republican Party
remarks but it was the slip of
leaders were quick to respond
my tongue and it got me in
to Mr. Miller's comments.
trouble," Mr. Miller said. "I did
Oakland County Executive
not mean what I said. I love
L. Brooks Patterson, who is
the Jewish people. I have noth-
also a Republican, wrote a let-
Jim Alexande r: Will put
ing against them."
ter endorsing Ruel E.
up candidate if Miller
The name of Mr. Miller, a drops out.
RUNNING page 8

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