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July 11, 2003 - Image 33

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-07-11

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Federation Honors Lifetime Achievement

At the June meeting of the combined
boards of the Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Detroit and United Jewish
Foundation, Jerome Y. Halperin and
Helen Zuckerman received Federation's
Lifetime Achievement Award.
In his reflections to
the board and guests of
the Halperin and
Zuckerman families,
Federation President
Lawrence Jackier said
that the award is given
to those whose "spirit of
to our Jewish communi-
ty and longevity of serv-
ice warrant our deepest gratitude and
highest tribute."
A lifelong Detroiter and community
builder, Halperin began his career with
Coopers & Lybrand, an international
accountancy and consulting firm. He
rose through the ranks for 39 years. In
1994, he retired to become president of
the $52 million Detroit Investment
Fund with the dream of helping to
establish new businesses in Detroit.
Halperin has held service and leader-
ship roles on the boards of the
Cranbook Schools, Detroit Institute of
Arts, American Heart Association,
Hebrew Free Loan, Jewish Community
Center of Metropolitan Detroit and
Jewish Home & Aging Services.
Halperin began his Federation career
in the "Junior Division" and later joined
Federation's Board of Governors.
Zuckerman was co-founder of the


Angels of Michigan Cancer Foundation,
a group that holds a benefit each year to
help fund cancer research. In memory of
her husband, she founded the Paul
Zuckerman Support Foundation for
Cancer Research. She serves on the
board of the Detroit-based Barbara Ann
Karmanos Cancer
A member of Israel
Bond's top-level
President's Club, she has
continued the work she
and her husband began
as leaders early on in
Israel's bond program.
Longtime benefactors of Zuckerman
the state of Israel, the
Zuckermans established a study hall at
Hebrew University, a day care center,
pre-kindergarten school and park, all in
Jerusalem; a Magen David Adorn car-
diac service ambulance, as well as a com-
munity center near Ben-Gurion
University in the Negev Desert.
Zuckerman's contributions include
building a teaching auditorium and con-
ference center at Sinai-Grace Hospital
and a pre-kindergarten at Temple Beth
El. She also served on the boards of the
Detroit Institute of Arts, Friends of
Modern Art and Detroit Symphony
Orchestra. She has served Federation on
the Women's Department Advisory
Service Council and has founded the
Zuckerman leadership group, which has
mentored many of Federation's cam-
paign chairs.



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Alter Leads

Cindy Alter of Farmington Hills, right, was among the 23 women from 15
states chosen as leaders of the future for the Hadassah Young Women's mis-
sion. She is shown with Michal Dadash, who was injured in the terror
attack in Mombasa, Kenya, last November and transported to Hadassah
University Hospital in Israel for treatment.



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