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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
Center in the mixed city of Jaffa offers a wide
array of after-school activities — such as
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,
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