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September 29, 1995 - Image 86

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-09-29

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common interest instead of a common con-

Coexistence Begins Young

flict," Mr. Slifka said.

bridge builders of their society, and they are,

indeed. true heroes," Mr. Slifka said.

The Jewish-Arab Community

In Jerusalem, the

International YMCA's


Center in the mixed city of Jaffa offers a wide

Kindergarten has

array of after-school activities — such as

professionally devel-

dance, judo and pottery — for children of all

oped a series of multi-

ages, mostly from low-income households.

cultural, educational and

This year, The Abraham Fund is helping to

social activities for the stu-

support Project Upward Bound, a supple-

dents as well as their par-

mentary English and Math course for Jewish

ents, while preserving the

and Arab students preparing to pass the

cultural a.nd religious

Israel high school matriculation exam.

identity of every child

A Jewish-Arab youth theater

Jewish and Arab "dancers" at the
Partnership Jewish-Arab Community
Center in a mixed neighborhood of Haifa

and adult. In this set-

group seeks to teach young Arabs and Jews

ting, 50 Jewish and Arab

about tolerance and cooperation. "Peace

toddlers come together to

Child Israel has organized six workshops

play and develop relation-

throughout Israel to allow young Arabs and

ships with a sense of openness

Jews to come together through an area of

and trust b ouidin. them.

Detroit Fiends Short Coexistence


hen Milton Dresner met Alan Slifka at a ftmdraiser in 1993, he made a monetary pledge to The Abraham Fund. The following year, that

pledge turned into a promise: to help The Abraham Fund broaden its base of support throughout the United States. And in September

1994, the Detroit Friends of The Abraham Fund was formed by Mr. Dresner, who is a loyal supporter of the Fund's coexistence pro-

grams in Israel and around the world.

"When I first met Alan Slifka, I immediately became convinced of the great

need and urgency for coexistence in Israel — a land where in order to achieve real

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and lasting peace, the Jewish majority must recognize and live side by side with the Arab minority,"

Mr. Dresner said. "I knew I wanted to be a part of the Fund's laudable work."

A resident of Birmingham, Mich., Mr. Dresner is a founding partner of The Highland

Companies, a real estate development and management organization, and is involved in various

capacities in a diverse range of companies, from insurance to investment banking and arbitrage.

For more information

about The Abraham Fund,

please contact:

Mr. Dresner is thrilled to have the upcoming women's tour for coexistence make a stop in

Detroit on October 19th. "Our city is full of supporters of The Abraham Fund who are fortunate to

have a valuable program like this in our area." If you happen to live in or visit Detroit, Mr. Dresner

would be delighted to hear from you. He can be reached at (810) 354-6800.

The Abraham Fund

477 Madison Ave.

New York, NY 10022

(800) 301-FUND

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