all Rachel needs is
a hug to feel safe.
LETTERS from page 6
But that's not enough
for her mother.
In Israel, every day is filled with fear for mothers like Rachel's. But thanks to
Jewish National Fund, comfort is at hand. JNF constructs security roads so
children can travel to school shielded from those who would do them harm.
JNF-built parks allow families to gather safely and enjoy simple pleasures.
Please help us continue our life-saving work. Because in Israel, Rachel and
her mother need more than a hug to feel safe. They need our help.
To donate, call JNF at 1-888-JNF-0099
or visit us at www.jnf.org .
Or mail your contribution to:
Jewish National Fund, Israel Forever Campaign
42 East 69th Street • New York, NY 10021
Contributions are tax-deductible.
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and reputation, and removed the word
"vocational," which limited our poten-
Our carefully crafted mission state-
ment with the word "Jewish" is proud-
ly proclaimed on large signs in our lob-
bies, on the back of our business cards,
in our annual report and on all other
appropriate materials, including the
referenced invitation to the Jay Leno
fund-raiser for JVS.
People who attended [the fund-rais-
er] heard Dennis Bernard, an event co-
chair, speak about the fact that we are a
Jewish organization; watched a video
that included this information; read
our mission statement, and saw ads in
the program guide that listed three of
our programs with "Jewish" clearly
It is interesting that the letter writer,
and probably others in the community,
assumed that the name change related
to the "J" and never gave any thought
to the appropriateness of the "V".
We know how much JVS does for
our community, and we are proud of
our reputation as a well-run, dynamic
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan
Detroit constituent agency that meets
the increasingly complex needs of our
chair, board of trustees
president and CEO
A Real Mitzvah
I want to publicly thank Temple Israel
for the planning of the Sept. 15 pro-
gram to take seniors to visit the ceme-
teries of their choice ("Volunteers Help
Elderly Visit 'Graves Of Our
Ancestors,'" Sept. 27, page 60).
Being ill after the death of my hus-
band, I was unable to go for a number
of years. The transportation, flowers,
stones and sandwiches they prepared
for us were unbelievable. They had
maps and directions for everything.
I think they gave a real mitzvah. My
heart was filled with joy and sadness.
Temple Israel is to be commended •
for the many activities they plan for