ferently,” he said. "So when we
reached a point that we were able
to contribute back to the corn-
> munity, I was happy that I stayed
true to my word."
Mr. Weinzweig had the same
vision. "Our mission has always
been to bring the Zingerman's ex-
perience to as many people as
possible — even to those who
can't afford to eat here," said Mr.
Weinzweig, a Chicago native and
is also a U-of-M graduate. "Our
goal has never been to open a
chain of restaurants across the
country. It doesn't fit with our
The partners said they are
thrilled about being honored, yet
embarrassed at the same time.
"That's not why we did any of
this," Mr. Weinzweig said. "We
just wanted to make a difference.
And we're glad that we could."
Proceeds from the dinner will
go toward food and shelter for
Russian refugees resettling in
Ann Arbor. 111
Tr Tickets are $100 a plate and
corporate tables $1,000. For more
information and reservations, call
the Ann Arbor Jevvish Federa-
tion, (313) 677-0100.
And The Elderly
The problem of substance abuse
and the elderly will be the topic
of a discussion on Thursday,
March 23, at 1 p.m. at the Jew-
ish Community Center of Wash-
Anita Rubin-Meiller, a social
worker with the Chelsea Hospi-
tal Older Adults Recovery Cen-
ter, and members of the ARC
Peer Players will join in an ex-
amination of the beliefs, atti-
tudes and symptoms of elderly
substance abuse, be it social
drinking gone awry or excessive
use of prescription medications.
The presentation is free and
open to the public.
Alyn Hospital is Israel's only or-
thopedic hospital and rehabili-
tation center for physically
handicapped children. For over
50 years, this nonprofit organi- .
zation has been treating and car-
ing for children, regardless of
religion or ethnic background,
suffering either from crippling
diseases or from trauma after ac- .
Brenda Hirsch, Alyn's Inter-
national Communications Di-
rector, will visit Ann Arbor on
March 23. She made aliyah from
England in 1963 and has been
the spokesperson for Alyn since
Ms. Hirsch will give an update
on the treatment and care of dis-
abled children in Israel on Thurs-
day, March 23, 7:30 p.m. at the
home of Dr. and Mrs. Owen Perl-
man of Ann Arbor. Minimum do-
nation is required.
For information, contact Lisa
Lis, (810) 547-6769.
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On Sunday, April 30, the He-
brew Day School of Ann Arbor
will celebrate its 20th anniver-
sary with a dinner. The event
will take place 6:30 p.m. at
Washtenaw Community College
in the Morris Lawrence Building
(Parking Lot F).
Rabbi Allan Kensky, associate
dean of the Rabbinical School of
the Jewish Theological Seminary
in New York, will return to Ann
Arbor as guest speaker for the
event. Rabbi Kensky is former
rabbi of Beth Israel Congrega-
tion. Music will be provided by
the Klezmer Fusion Band. The
evening will honor the school's
founding families. Part of the
ticket price is tax-deductible.
Event donors will be acknowl-
edged in the following categories:
Benefactor: $1,000 (4 tickets); Pa-
tron: $500 (3 tickets); Sponsor:
$250 (2 tickets); Friend: $100.
Task Force Set
In response to evidence that the
use of alcohol and drugs is again
rising — especially among chil-
dren and the elderly — Jewish
Family Services of the Jewish
Federation of Washtenaw Coun-
ty has established a Task Force
on Substance Abuse to address
these problems in the Jewish
During March and April, the
task force will sponsor a number
of programs and activities to
heighten awareness of the prob-
lems of alcohol and drug abuse
in the Jewish community and
expand community services.
"Chemical Dependency and Re-
covery in the Jewish Communi-
ty," a workshop for mental health
professionals, will be held on
Sunday, March 19, 10 a.m.-noon
at the Washtenaw County JCC.
A Recovery Seder for adults
and teens will be held on Thurs-
day, April 20.
A 12-Step Group for Jews
meets Saturday afternoons at 3
p.m. at Temple Beth Emeth.
The normal deadline for local
news and publicity items is
noon Thursday, eight days
prior to issue date. The dead-
line for birth announcements
is 10 a.m. Monday.
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