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April 21, 1995 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-04-21

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INSIDE: DETROIT/ A NEW ERUV HELPS THE ORTHODOX IN WEST BLOOMFIELD;
BUSINESS/ FIVE BOSSES OFFER TIPS ON ASKING FOR A RAISE.

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DETROIT

THE JEWISH NEWS

21 NISAN 5755/APRIL 21, 1995

Marking
Liberation

Survivors to
commemorate 50 years.

ALAN HITSKY ASSOCIATE EDITOR

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Have I Got A Deal For You

An Ungaro suit for $75.
A pair of Nikes for $7.50.
And a "Dream Boy" (would Gwen ever find true love?) for 10 cents.

A look at some of the treasures at local thrift shops.

ELIZABETH APPLEBAUM ASSOCIATE EDITOR

arry Praw will remember his
five sisters, two brothers, his
parents and other relatives
at the annual Holocaust com-
memoration April 30. And
he'll remember his six years
in the Nazis' Jewish ghettoes and death
camps.
"When it comes to these things," says
Mr. Praw, president of the Holocaust
survivors' organization Shaarit
Haplaytah, "no one in the world can
know what we feel, because we were
there."
But he and his fellow survivors will
try to share their feelings while light-
ing memorial candles and recalling the
liberation of the death camps 50 years
ago at the end of World War II.
Ten soldiers from Selfridge Air
National Guard base in Mt. Clemens
will carry flags at the April 30 ceremo-
ny at the Maple-Drake Jewish
Community Center. The flags will rep-
resent American army units that liber-
ated the major death camps. The
soldiers will be accompanied by a sur-
vivor from each large camp and
American veterans who helped liberate
them.
The survivors will light candles in
memory of the 6 million Jews who died
in the Holocaust. Other participants in
the ceremonies will include Col. Ronald
W. Rubin, vice commander of the 127th
Fighter Wing at Selfridge, Cantor
Harold Orbach and the Temple Israel
Choir, and Rabbi Charles Rosenzveig of

LIBERATION page 12

Story on page 48

The $5 Million Man

After Hillel declined Jay Kogan's offer, the man behind the gift speaks out.

JILL DAVIDSON SKLAR STAFF WRITER

ay Kogan did not originally pick
the Jewish Community Campus
as a home for Hillel Day School.
He didn't have a site in mind.
Mr. Kogan only had one specifica-
tion: build a beautiful building in a
prominent place, on a prominent street
that would serve the Jewish commu-
nity for at least a century.

j

"I never said Maple and Drake," he
said last Friday from his Bloomfield
Hills office. "I said, 'I will give you $5
million providing you find a new site
other than Middlebelt and 14 (Mile
Road).'"
"I didn't say where," he said.
"Federation found the site at the
Jewish Community Campus."

"I said, 'Okay. I'll give you the $5
million for that.'"
Ten days ago, Hillel declined his of-
fer, saying the land would not be avail-
able in time for their construction goals
of breaking ground in June.
Robert Aronson, executive director
of the Jewish Federation of

$5 MILLION page 14

Jay Kogan: Ready to donate...to someone.

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