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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-10-31

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Obituaries from page 76

Developer, Philanthropist
Paul Reichmann, 83
(JTA) — Paul Reichmann, a Canadian real
estate developer and philanthropist who
led the family's Olympia & York company,
has died.
Reichmann, whose
family business devel-
oped the Canary Wharf
business district in
London and New York's
World Financial Center,
died Friday in Toronto.
He was 83.
He and his family lost
most of their fortune
in the early 1990s during the global real
estate slowdown — the company went
bankrupt in 1992 — but later were able to
recoup some of it.
The Reichmann family donated up to
$50 million a year to yeshivahs, syna-
gogues and hospitals around the world,
according to the New York Times.
Olympia & York closed its construction
sites on the Jewish Sabbath and Jewish reli-
gious holidays, as well as Christian ones. It
paid overtime for workers on Sundays.
Reichmann was born in Vienna in 1930,
two years after his family left Hungary. The
family later fled to Paris when Germany
annexed Austria, and then to Morocco.

After studying in yeshivas in Britain and
Israel, Reichmann worked from 1953-1956
as the unpaid educational director of Ozar
HaTorah, which runs Jewish day schools.
He and his wife moved to Toronto
in 1957, where he joined the family's
Olympia Tile, which later became Olympia
& York.The company built nearly 100
buildings in the Toronto area during its
first 15 years of operation. He purchased
eight Manhattan office buildings in 1977
for more than $300 million; 10 years later
they were worth $3 billion. In 1980, the
company was tapped to build the World
Financial Center in New York.

Musician Lou Reed, 71; In
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
(JTA) — Musician and guitarist Lou
Reed, the frontman for the band Velvet
Underground as well as a solo artist, has
Reed, who was born
to a Jewish family, died
Sunday at 71. A cause
of death was not made
public. He had a liver
transplant last year after
years of alcohol and
drug abuse.
Reed, born Lewis
Lou Reed
Allan Reed in Brooklyn,


"My parents took part... I just want to say
how wonderful it is that you provide this
program... (it's) something phenomenal."

We appreciate the community's positive
feedback on and strong support of the
16th annual Kever Avot program, in
partnership with Temple Israel.

This year, more than 113 volunteers
helped 75 seniors visit more than 200
graves of their loved ones.


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N.Y., became influential in rock by blend-
ing art and music in New York in the 1960s
through Velvet Underground's collaboration
with pop artist Andy Warhol. The band was
inducted into the Rock and Roll of Fame in
Reed quit the band in 1970 and focused
on his solo career, which featured the 1972
hit song "Walk on the Wild Side He visited
Israel five years ago with his musician wife
Laurie Anderson during her world tour.

H. Foxman, ADL national director, said
in a statement. "The groups are fixated
on delegitimizing Israel and convinc-
ing the American public that Israel is an
international villain that deserves to be
ostracized and isolated."
ADL said it considered the endorsement
of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
campaigns against Israel, as well as tactics
such as using anti-Semitic motifs in pro-
gramming, while compiling its list.

ADL Lists 'Top 10'
Anti-Israel Groups
(JNS.org ) The pro-Palestinian campus
group Students for Justice in Palestine
and the far-left Jewish group Jewish
Voice for Peace are included in the Anti-
Defamation League's (ADL) report on the
top 10 anti-Israel organizations of 2013.
Joining those groups on the list are
ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and
End Racism), American Muslims for
Palestine, CODEPINK, Friends of Sabeel-
North America, If Americans Knew/
Council for the National Interest, the
Muslim Public Affairs Council, Neturei
Karta and the U.S. Campaign to End the
Israeli Occupation.
"The Top 10 anti-Israel groups are the
most significant players in the domestic
anti-Israel movement today," Abraham

The Story Of Max Fisher
Is Told On New Website
The Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher
Foundation, in collaboration with the
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit,
has launched an online resource dedicated
to the life and accomplishments of one of
the worlds most important and influential
Jewish leaders, Max M. Fisher.
The website
Maxmfisher.org tells his
history in photos, video
and articles. Users can
learn about a key figure
who made the Detroit
Jewish community one
of the most vibrant any-
where, and who shaped
the destiny of the State
of Israel.

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