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The Detroit Jewish News, 2014-04-17

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Jewish Federation


Women's Philanthropy

Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit is proud to announce its SLATE OF OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS who will
be installed at the 68th ANNUAL MEETING, scheduled for Thursday, May 22, 11:30 a.m., at the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit. All women
in the community are invited to attend. Please call Women's Philanthropy at 248-203-1456 for additional information.

The Chair of the Nominating Committee was Marcie Orley and the members included:

Suzan Curhan

Sherrie Singer

Jodi Goodman

Dona Stillman

Leah Trosch

Barbara Zaltz

Ex - Officio

Lisa Lis

Susie Citrin

Nominees for the Women's Philanthropy Board


Campaign Vice-President

Roselyn K. Blanck

Leah Trosch

Education Vice-Presidents

Suzan Curhan

Sue E. Kaufman Linda Spigelman

Corresponding Secretary

Recording Secretary

Jennifer Silverman

Debbie Levin

Designates to Board of Governors

Miriam Forman

Karen Simmons

First Three-Year Term Ending 2017

Sharyn J. Gallatin
Stacey Gordon

Susie Sills-Levy
Fran Newman
Denise Parr

Second Three-Year Term Ending 2017

Barbara Zaltz
Rachel Zimmerman

Robyn Canvasser
Joan Chernoff Epstein
Norma Dorman

Miriam Forman
Pamela Lippitt
Natalie Newman

Amy Shefman
Nancy Stone
Lori Weisberg

New Advisory Service Council

Enid Goodman Lynn Rubin

Re-nominated Advisory Service Council

Barbara Bloom, Lauren Daitch, Judy Elson, Marcy Feldman, Marilyn Goldberg, Rose Rita Goldman, Cheryl Guyer, Jan Hauser, Nancy Jacobson,
Sissi Lapides, Dottie Levitsky, Renee Mahler, Florine Mark, Gail Mayer, Selma Schwartz, Donna Slatkin, Malka Torgow, Trudy Weiss

In accordance with the Federation's Women's Philanthropy Bylaws, Article IX, Sections 1 - 3:

Section 1: Elections shall take place at the Annual Meeting of the Women's Philanthropy membership.

Section 2: Notification of the Annual Meeting shall include the slate to be presented for election. The slate shall also be made a matter of public notice to the membership at
least thirty (30) days prior to the date of the Annual Meeting.

Section 3: Additional nominations may be made by petition, signed by twenty-five (25) members of Women's Philanthropy and submitted at least one (1) week prior to the
Annual Meeting, provided that such nominees have consented to serve if elected.

hila ious musical comedy


[ title of show]

Music and Lyrics by Jeff Bowen I Book by Hunter Bell

April 25 - 27, May 1- 4, 2014

Half-Price Student Night on Thursday, May 1

Tickets: $18 - $20 ea I Rated PG-13 (strong language)
All shows at 8 pm except Sundays at 2 pm • No late seating
415 S Lafayette Ave Royal Oak 48067
All seats reserved I Visa / MC accepted
Tickets at 248-541-6430 or online at

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Financial Pressure

from page 9

getting people to
sign up, Shenker
is useful "if you
use it:' says Marc
Fisher, CEO of the
Mayerson JCC in
Marc Fisher
Cincinnati, which
went through
the process dur-
ing the last two years. Cincinnati's
JCC has about 8,400 members and
an annual operating budget of $9
million, in contrast to Detroit's $13
million budget.
Some of the programming that
has been successful is communal; it
involves projects that engage Jews
and non-Jews, such as its "Under
One Roof" program in which arts
organizations and other secular
agencies, along with synagogues,
created panels for a communal suk-
kah in the building's courtyard.
"We changed up some of our pro-
gramming to be more communal-
based:' Fisher says. "We partner
with schools from the Jewish and
non-Jewish communities. We are
not organizing these programs
with an eye on making money,
but because they fit our mission of
being a community neighborhood:'
The Mayerson runs an annual
operating deficit of $300,000, Fisher
says, but in order to eliminate it, the
center would have to cut programs
and services. If the community
wants to continue serving seniors,
children and families and assisting
those with financial need, it needs
to financially support the JCC.
"I don't think it's so bad that a
nonprofit runs deficits:' he says.
"It means we have to raise money.
We're a social service agency.
People don't think of a JCC as a
social service agency but as a fit-
ness center. We would prefer that
along with being a fitness center,
we are also seen as a social service

The Way Forward
The JCC's debt problem is something
its leaders don't talk about publicly.
But, if Florine Mark is correct, it is a
mere blip in the center's history.
What she sees is a JCC abuzz
with conversation and cultural
and athletic opportunities — the
film festival, music fest and book
fair, entertainment at the Berman
Center for the Performing Arts,
top-notch senior facilities, the day
care center and inline hockey.
"Everything we do is first-class.
We are the heart of the Jewish corn-
munity," she says.

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