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We start with a blank sheet of paper.
Their 19-year-old daughter,
who attends the University of
Delaware, is hoping to transfer
to Wayne State University.
Mr. Sorkin, who led the Wilm-
ington JCC for eight years, hopes
the community will immediate-
ly feel his presence at the Center.
"My job, the way I see it, is to
empower leaders and members
to develop a community agency
that works for them. Any orga-
nization should be well-kept,
clean and working. Beyond that,
it's a question of what members
see as a comfortable environment
"The foundation of communal
work is helping leaders and
members realize the dreams they
want for their Jewish communi-
ty. An architect can design a
beautiful, functional JCC, but if
input is missing it's not a com-
munity center, it's another insti-
Mr. Sorkin has been to Detroit
three times since March, when
he signed a three-year contract.
He met with JCC staff and the
Center's lay leadership.
Scott Kraiza, the Center's di-
rector of health, fitness and
sports, said he cannot imagine a
better candidate for the execu-
tive director job.
"From a sports and fitness
standpoint, we're looking for-
ward to his arrival because he
has an extensive background,"
Mr. Kraiza said. "I think he will
bring us a wealth of experience.
Leah Ann has done a fabulous
job, and David Sorkin will be
picking up where she left off. He
is someone who can give us guid-
ance and leadership, and he will
be able to take us to the next lev-
Mr. Sorkin said his meetings
here have further convinced him
of the community's commitment
to the future of the Center.
"Some may be concerned
about whether people believe in
this business," he said. "I really
believe that people believe in the
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Carly, 11, and Jaimee, 9, are Gary Wine's pride and joy.
oon, a group of grown
men, all fathers, will be
given a pair of scissors,
some colored paper, a bot-
tle of glue and the daunting task
of producing a self-portrait.
Once the project is complete,
it should illustrate three things
these dads want their children
to know about them.
The art project is part of a six-
week workshop sponsored by
Jewish Experiences For Fami-
lies (JEFF) and Jewish Family
Service (JFS). The program is
specifically designed to address
issues faced by single fathers
and to help them enhance their
parenting skills. It's the first in
the community to address par-
enting issues faced by unmar-
"This is about moving for-
ward. It's about helping fathers
recognize who they are, em-
powering them and giving them
the opportunity to network,"
said Marilyn Hertzberg, a JFS
social worker who will facilitate
It's the networking aspect
that captured the interest of
Gary Wine, who divorced four
years ago. Mr. Wine has joint
custody of his 9- and 11-year-old
daughters. That translates into
spending time with his kids
three weeks during the summer,
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