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September 27, 2002 - Image 35

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-09-27

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.try tntstvo of our Jewish heritage...
obligatitm t(> cherill it, improve it
gtlarti itt. future."

M. Fisher -cad art rs


Max Fisher
with daughter
Jane Sherman,
of the United Israel
Appeal, after
unveiling a plaque•
of dedication to him
at the Max M
Fisher Headquarters
of UJC.



UJC headquarters in New York City named for Detroit Jewry's beloved Max Fisher.

New York City

- n recognition of his decades-long devo-

tion, commitment and generosity to the
worldwide Jewish community, the
North American federated world and
the State of Israel, the United Jewish
Communities (UJC) has named its headquar-
ters after Franklin philanthropist, industrialist
and mentor Max M. Fisher.
Jewish lay and professional leaders joined
Fisher and his family in New York City to for-
mally dedicate the Max M. Fisher
Headquarters of United Jewish Communities.
UJC represents 156 Jewish federations and
400 independent communities across North

Related editorial: page 29

Max Fisher is flanked by Charles Bronfman, left, former UJC
chairman, and James Tisch, current chairman, at the dedication.

"You could call Max Fisher the ultimate
Jewish leader," UJC Chairman James S. Tisch
said during the dedication ceremony.
"For almost half a century, he has been one
of the most prominent figures on the national
Jewish landscape. His foresight, vision and pas-
sion are equaled only by his willingness to give
of his time as well as his means. He is a stan-
dard-bearer for Jewish philanthropy and leader-
"We are proud that our headquarters will
carry his name, for no one better than he sym-
bolizes the North American Jewish communi-
ty," Tisch continued. "It is fitting that we are
dedicating these headquarters to honor this
man who has given us so much."
Fisher, 94, served as president and national
chairman of United Jewish Appeal (1965-




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