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June 03, 1988 - Image 46

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-06-03

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LIFESTYLES

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PROFILE

CARLA JEAN SCHWARTZ

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Local Columnist

MARGOLIS

to be realized to the fullest. Knowing
myself as a people person, my strengths
and weaknesses, sensitivities, needs and
inevitable changes has determined my
course in the past and future."

PRESENTS:

BACKGROUND: Marilyn Brenner Schlain
attended Roosevelt, Durfee and Central
High School in Detroit while living on
La Salle Blvd. with her parents Rose
and Herman Brenner. Her grandmother,
Bessie Simon resided with the family.
Her Orthodox grandmother instilled
Jewish values and traditions in the
home. The grandmother attended B'nai
David. Schlain recalls her family
emphasizing honesty, kindness and
learning during her Childhood. "All the
attributes that have no economic
prerequisites," she says. She remembers
growing up during the Depression and
being preoccupied with uncomplicated
goals. "The major family goal was
education during the Depression when
stability and security were threatened."
School was the focal point of her
activities through her teen years. She
speaks fondly of the old neighborhood
concept and how she is still friends with
people from her elementary school.
After graduating from Central High
School in 1941, she attended Wayne
State University. She met her husband
Bud at the university in 1943 and
married him four years later. Her first
teaching job was at Winship
Elementary School in Detroit. She
stopped teaching while raising her three
children, but always continued with
graduate studies. She was also active
with the American Jewish Congress at
that time. In 1964 she finished her
master's degree and accepted a position
at Seaholm High School in Birmingham
as a counselor. Two years later she was
promoted to assistant principal in
charge of student activities. She created
many programs on topical issues in the
1960s which involved parents and
students. "It was truly a challenge
working with volatile feelings and
creative kids." She retired at age 55 and
developed art as a hobby. While
studying art, she became involved in
volunteer groups and began to organize
activities. One group is the Archives of
American Art. She was the national
chairman of the major fund raiser "A
Splash of Sunshine" held in Palm
Beach, Fla. She organized several events
for the group including a fund raiser
with Donald and Ivana Trump at their
Mar-a-Lago Estate. A future project is
the International Sculpture Gardens in
Boca Raton.

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NAME: Marilyn Schlain
AGE: 62
OCCUPATION: Form _ er educator in Detroit
and Birmingham Public Schools.
RESIDENCE: West Bloomfield
FAMILY: Married to Abbott (Bud)
Schlain, owner of Abbott K. Schlain Co.
Three children, Robert, a songwriter in
Los Angeles, Barbara, an attorney in
Los Angeles and Jan Schlain-Cohen, an
artist in Ann Arbor. Sister, Shirley
Seyburn and brother, Dennis Brenner.
EDUCATION: B.A. degree from Wayne
State University and master's degree in
guidance and counseling from Wayne
State University. Post-graduate work in
administration.
SYNAGOGUE: Temple Beth El-
ORGANIZATIONS: Detroit Chapter
President, Midwest Regional Chairman
and National Trustee of the Archives of
American Art/Smithsonian Museum.
Chairman of the Family Art Game
Project of Detroit Institute of Arts.
Member of the President's Council of
Norton Gallery of Palm Beach. Publicity
chairman of Friends of Asian Art.
Member of Anthony Wayne Society.
FAVORITE BOOK: "A Fresh Start: How to
Let Go of Emotional Baggage and Enjoy
Your Life" by Leonard Felder.
HOBBIES: Continuing education,
organization of projects, travel and
further exploration of the arts.
LATEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS: "I have
been married 40 years and have three
children. Also, I have had a successful
retirement. I found a way to be
productive and creative on my own
terms."
PHILOSOPHY: "Life is very precious to
me and requires a plan/a raison d'etre,

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