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October 28, 1994 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-10-28

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PHOTOS BY GLEN N TRIEST

TH E D ETR O IT J E WIS H NE WS

14

Volunteers
show up en
masse for a
Campaign blitz.

RUTH LITTMANN STAFF WRITER

mery Klein knows what goes on behind the
scenes — and sometimes it's a far cry from the
wealth and well-being associated with metro De-
troit's Jewish community.
As a former president of the Hebrew Free
Loan Association, Mr. Klein has spent some 25
years helping destitute Jews in metro Detroit.
HFLA, a recipient of monies from the Allied Jew-
ish Campaign, issues interest-free loans to sick
people, poor people, immigrants, students, sin-
gle mothers. The list goes on and on.
One woman, whose husband was dying of can-
cer, asked HFLA for money to replace the fam-
ily's broken refrigerator.
"I saw tremendous need," Mr. Klein says. "Peo-
ple who had nothing. People who had nobody."
That's why Mr. Mein considers his role in the
Allied Jewish Campaign so important. The vet-
eran solicitor for the Jewish Federation of Met-

Jerry Kaufman and
ropolitan Detroit's annu-
Sharon Lipton co chair
al fund-raiser was among
Super Sunday.
more than 400 volunteers
who showed up Oct. 23 at
the Max M. Fisher Building. They were there
for Super Sunday, a 12-hour phonathon to raise
Allied Jewish Campaign dollars.
In a demonstration of what Federation offi-
cials are calling increased community support
for Campaign, representatives from a record-
breaking 43 Jewish organizations volunteered
Sunday. Their efforts raised $640,908.
Super Sunday is generally held in Decem-
ber or January, but in accordance with efforts
to create a shorter, more compact Campaign,
Federation decided to hold this year's calling
blitz last Sunday.
"We're going to catch dlot of snowbirds whom
we wouldn't normally catch," says Jerry Kauf-

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