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July 12, 2002 - Image 49

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-07-12

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Fresh Air Holds
Annual Meeting

Standing are Ruth Broder and Marvin Danto; seated, Beryl Winkelman and
Helen August.

Federation Honors Four Detroiters

Four longtime Detroiters
were honored as recipients of
Federation's Lifetime Achievement
. Award, the community's recognition
for outstanding volunteer service.
At the June meeting of the board of
governors of the Jewish Federation and
United Jewish Foundation of
Metropolitan Detroit, Larry Jackier,
president of Federation, presented the
awards to Helen August, Ruth Broder,
Marvin Danto and Beryl Winkelman.
Reflecting on the award which was cre-
ated in 2000, Jackier described how
these four remarkable individuals had
"demonstrated their dedication, not
just by their longevity, but also by the
range of their commitment and energy
for the work of serving our communi-
At 98, August epitomizes the notion
of lifetime achievement. Past president
and continuing force of Federation's
Women's Campaign and Education
Department, August cares passionately
about women's issues, family issues and
community issues. She has served on
the boards of the Jewish Community
Center, Jewish Family Service and
Federation's Women's Department. She
has also served as chair of the National
Council of Jewish Women Scholarship
Committee and the Hadassah Program
Broder has served as a board member
of Federation and the Women's
Campaign, Jewish Family Service, JVS,
and United Israel Appeal. Broder's
name is often associated with
Federation's missions to Israel. She has

served Federation as chair of the
Missions committee, Super Sunday,
and the Women's Campaign. She has
the distinction of being named
Federation's first recipient of the Sylvia
Simon Greenberg Award for young
leadership in community volunteerism.
An engineer, furniture retailer, real
estate developer and philanthropist,
Danto is active in civic as well as
Jewish organizations. He is past presi-
dent of the World Association of
Merchandise Marts and has served on
the boards of American Crafts Council,
Cranbrook Museum, Federation and
Jewish Home for Aged. He has funded
the Children's Psychiatric Center in
Miami and the Danto Center for the
Sarasota Ballet of Florida. Danto is a
member of the Commission on Jewish
Eldercare Services (COJES) and the
Jewish Community Endowment Fund
Winkelman serves on Federation's
Board and in the Women's
Department. She has served on the
boards of Bellefaire, the Detroit
Symphony Orchestra, Hilberry
Theater, Merrill Palmer and Sinai
Hospital Guild. She has served as
president of the National Council of
Jewish Women and the Sinai Hospital
Guild, has chaired Orchard Children
Services, has been a recipient of
United Way's Heart of Gold Award,
Jewish Apartments and Services' "8
Over 80" Award and has been named
Volunteer of the Year by the National
Association of Social Workers.

The annual meeting of the Fresh Air
Society and election of
officers will take place 11 a.m. Sunday,
Aug. 11, at Camp Maas, Ortonville.
The nominating committee was
made up of Jeff Appel, Frank Ellias,
Darren Findling, David Kirsch, Susan
Roth, Henry Wineman.
Officers will be: Ron Sollish, presi-
dent; Brian Kepes and Barbara
Tronstein, vice presidents; Frank
Ellias, treasurer; Tim Cohen, secretary;
Henry Wineman II, past president.
Nominated for a first three-year
term as directors are Shelly Hutton,
Bill Lakritz, Michael Langnas, Brian
Segal, Scott Stern, Barb Zaltz.
Nominated for a second three-year
term is Tim Cohen. Nominated to
serve a second three-year term are Fred
Bartholomew, Rabbi David
Castiglione, Arnold Gross, David
Kirsch, Susan Roth, Robert Sher,
Vicki Solway, Lori Weberman.
The Fresh Air Society will honor
major donors and their families for
allowing Tamarack Camps to be a
leader in Jewish camping.
A special performance by song
leader Debbie Friedman will take
The community is invited to attend.
For directions, call the Fresh Air
Society office, (248) 627-2821.

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Mature Drivers
Can Hone Skills

The Jewish Community Center of
Metropolitan Detroit and the
American Association of Retired
Persons will offer a 55 Alive Mature
Driving Program on two days,
Tuesday, July 16, and Wednesday,
July 17, at the Jewish Community
Center in Oak Park from 10 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. each day.
The refresher course is designed to
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