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June 14, 2012 - Image 58

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-06-14

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DETROIT
JEWISH NEWS

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The Economy And Detroit's Jewish Population Shrink; World

February 5,2009

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The housing market, credit crunch

and struggling automobile industry

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Metropolitan Detroit is closing its

savings and lives in Michigan. For

2009 Annual Campaign six weeks

the first time in many years, the

early so that it can more quickly

Jewish community is not immune.

funnel money to its agencies strug-

Doctors, lawyers and other white-

Federation Campaign closing early
help Jewish agencies extend
sappy
economy.
amid Michigan's chilled

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doors of local Jewish agencies,

week about Federation's decision,

desperately seeking help to find

the impact of the economy on local

a job, to pay a mortgage, to fund

Jewish agencies, and the heart-

their kids' college tuition or to buy

wrenching stories of Jewish indi-

a used car. They've tapped all their

viduals suddenly finding themselves

resources and have nowhere else to

clients of, rather than donors to,

turn.

these agencies.

Bloomfield Hills to Oak Park, as

homes for sale sit on the market

as we look at the impact on other

waiting ... and waiting ... to be sold,

agencies, schools, synagogues and

and longtime employees suddenly

individuals.

jobs, a totally new process that can

June 14 2012

In the coming months, the Jewish

News will do occasional articles in
this "Facing The Downturn" series

find themselves looking for new

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numbers of clients.

The Jewish News is writing this

neighborhoods and old, from

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gling to help rapidly increasing

engineers — are beating on the

The impact is being felt in new

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The Jewish Federation of

have combined to shatter jobs, life

collar professionals — not just auto

DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

take six to 12 months ... or more.

— Alan Hitsky, associate editor

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