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November 16, 1990 - Image 60

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-11-16

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Do You Know
Mitzvah People
In Our Midst?

"That man deserves the highest honors who does
not ask for them, but performs worthy deeds."

Rae Ann Sharfman

"Rae is constantly giving of
herself to help others. I can call
her up at 12:30 at night and say
I have a question, or need to
know something about a Soviet
Jewish family, and she's always
there for me. It's never a bother.
All her work is truly from the
— Judy Granader

From Chuck Pearlstein, a humble 26-year-old who inspires people
more than twice his age with a range of good deeds, to Bessie Chase,
a pint-sized, 80-year-old dynamo of energy intimately involved with
more than a dozen charitable causes . . . From Rae Ann Sharfman,
who has been at the forefront of the Soviet emigration movement,
to 14-year-old Jeff Lazar, whose drive and entrepreneurship benefit
many causes, particularly the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Jews
have been performing significant acts of charity and kindness with
little or no fanfare.

To honor those Jews in our midst who, through unusual or
extraordinary acts of personal charity and kindness, touch the lives
of Jews and non-Jews in the metropolitan Detroit area, and in the
hopes of having their actions inspire others in our community to
perform similar acts, The Jewish News will publish its third annual
Mitzvah Heroes special section.

We invite you to nominate a person or persons you may know for
this special honor. A panel of distinguished judges will select the
honorees, whose work will be featured in the special section.
Additionally The Jewish News will make a meaningful financial
contribution to the charities selected by the honorees, in their names.

Please fill out the form below, clip it, and return it with a description
of the acts or charity and kindness performed by the nominee. All
nominations must be received by Friday, December 14, 1990.

"Happy is the man whose deeds are greater than his learning."


Name of person you are nominating

Brief description of acts of charity and kindness performed

Address and/or phone number

Your Name

Your Address

Your Phone Number

Please attach additional information about the person you are nominating
and return it by December 14, 1990 to:




Mitzvah Heroes
The Jewish News
27676 Franklin Road,
Southfield, Michigan 48034

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