THE EWISH NEWS
8 KISLEV 5755/NOVEMBER 11, 1994
$5 million gift carries
JILL DAVIDSON SKLAR STAFF WRITER
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HILLEL page 10
Tuesday's election results sent several Jewish candidates
to office and a strong Republican message.
JENNIFER FINER AND JILL DAVIDSON SKLAR STAFF WRITERS
s the realities of a Republican
sweep in the American politi-
cal landscape begin to set in,
attorney Andrea Fischer is
among those most elated.
Ms. Fischer saw her work
as an activist in the
Republican party pay off with victories by
Gov. John Engler and U.S. Senate can-
didate Spencer Abraham. Her cam-
paigning also landed her a position on
the University of Michigan Board of
"I am really excited for Spence and
John and my own race," Ms. Fischer said.
"For Spence, it's like a dream come true."
Jews, who were especially active in both
campaigns, clearly were split on Tuesday's
results. Supporters of Democrat Howard
Wolpe, who could have been
the state's first Jewish gov-
ernor, were disappointed
with Gov. Engler's landslide
our weeks after the announcement
of an $11 million capital campaign,
Hillel Day School may increase the
campaign to $16 million due to a
$5 million individl in] donation.
The possible enlargement of the cam-
paign hinges on several contingencies.
The major hitch is the school must move
from its Middlebelt and Northwestern
location to the Maple/Drake campus of
the Jewish Community Center and con-
struct a new
owner and devel-
oper Jay Kogan
offered the dona-
tion to the school's
night. If accepted,
it would be the
largest gift to a lo-
cal Jewish orga-
nization in the
history of the
Detroit Jewish Robert Schostak
The cost incurred in erecting a new
building is estimated to be about $10
million to $11 million, hence the exten-
sion of the campaign.
In response to the considerations, the
board has convened a task force of par-
ents, board members and administra-
tion to study the feasibility of such a
Results of the task force are due in the
first quarter of next year.
waits his turn to
victory. Leading Jewish
Republicans backing Mr. Abraham, one
of a small group of Arab-Americans ever
elected to Congress, were excited about
Ms. Fischer confirmed that two of Mr.
Abraham's political consultants will par-
ticipate in an American Israel Public
Affairs Committee trip to Israel on Jan. 5.
Like Ms. Fischer, Oakland County
Republican Chair Jim Alexander is
pleased with Tuesday's results. "I have
total confidence this (the Republican dom-
inated election) will mean good things
for the Jewish community. The party has
The Pivnick Center
is a first-ever.
proven it can get elected. Now we have to
govern. This means we need to under-
stand our constituents. We have to make
friends and overtures with those con-
stituents and they need to communicate
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