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July 19, 2002 - Image 51

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-07-19

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Attorney Sidney Kraizman Hopes
To Be Elected 47th District Judge

Editor's Note: Jewish candidates seeking
elective office this year are welcome to
announced their candidacy in the Jewish
News. Sidney Kraizman is running
against Paul J. Blizman, Jim Brady Barry
Brickner, Larry Leib, Annette T
Raczkowski and Alan Vosko.

Chapter president of the Alexander
Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing; since 1987, he
has chaired the A.G. Bell summer camp
Kraizman received a national award
from A.G. Bell for his work
in advocating hearing
screening (testing) of all
Sidney Kraizman has
newborns. Today, every hos-
pital in Michigan does the
announced his candidacy for
judge of the 47th District
screening. He says the early
Court, which covers
identification of hearing loss
Farmington Hills and
has given a large majority of
deaf and hard of hearing
Kraizman has more than
children the opportunity to
lead fuller lives by develop-
30 years of experience prac-
ticing law in Michigan and
ing their capacity for lan-
federal courts. For 28 years,
guage and speech.
he practiced law with his
Kraizman is a member of
Sidney Kraizman
Congregation B'nai Moshe
father, Jack J. Kraizman.
The candidate says he has
and a former member of the
won many decisions before
board of trustees of
the Michigan Supreme Court, including Congregation B'nai David. He and his
wife, Helen, have two daughters, Lisa
a decision that requires a pre-sentence
report before sentencing in every felony
and Jill, and have lived in Farmington
Hills for the past 17 years.
"This was fair to the defendants in
As a district court judge, Kraizman
says he would want to start a drug treat-
criminal cases and has helped to ensure
ment court. He estimates that "a drug
the safety of the public," he says.
Kraizman specializes in representing
treatment court would cut the crime
clients who are deaf and hard of hearing. rate by 30 percent and allow many alco-
One-third of his clients are in this cate-
holics and drug addicts to regain their
gory; for them, he provides nationally
lives and their families."
certified sign language interpreters or
Kraizman also would encourage the
real-time captioning by court reporters.
use of mediation services, which he says
He has been a special education hearing
have proven "remarkably successful in
officer (judge) from 1995 to the present. quickly resolving civil disputes."
Another third of his practice is as a
Mediation provides "great cost efficien-
judge in special education cases.
cies for citizens and for the court system,
The candidate's volunteer work pri-
while at the same time increasing citizen
marily is directed toward improving the
satisfaction with the resolution of dis-
education of deaf and hard of hearing
putes," he says.
children. Kraizman served as Michigan

Kadima Lauds Zussman

Southfield-based Kadima honored
Milton Y. Zussman for his contributions
by honoring him at the Kadima Golf
Classic on July 15 at Franklin Hills
Country Club, Farmington Hills.
All proceeds went to the Milton Y.
Zussman Kadima Drop-In Center.
Zussman was born in New York and
served four years in the Navy during
World War II. He and his wife, Lois, of
Bloomfield Hills, are original founders

of Kadima, a nonprof-
it, nonsectarian mental
health agency serving
local citizens who
struggle with psychi-
atric disabilities.
Zussman was chair of
Milton Y
the 1999 Kadima par-
lor meeting. He is
instrumental in help-
ing Kadima move clients forward.

Charaches Honored For Service

Natalie and Manny Charach will
The Charaches have established a
receive the Distinguished
Pediatric Cancer Research Endowment
Humanitarian Service Award of the
Fund at Children's Hospital of
American Red Magen David for Israel
Michigan in Detroit and have spon-
at the Michigan Region's annual din-
sored a room at Ronald McDonald
ner 5:30 p.m. Sunday, August 25, at
House. Supporters of Gilda's Club in
Adat Shalom Synagogue.
Detroit, where they serve on the
Manny Charach is chairman of the
board, they contributed a room called
local chapter; Natalie serves as vice
Noogieland in memory of their loving
president. They are being honored for
daughter, Janice. The Janice Charach
their dedicated efforts
Epstein Gallery at
and for 25 years of
the Jewish
continuous support of
Community Center
the lifesaving humani-
in West Bloomfield
tarian programs of
is in memory of
Magen David Adom
their daughter and
(MDM), Israel's
they are actively
National Emergency
involved with the
Medical, Blood and
Ambulance Service.
They established
They also are being
the Natalie and
recognized for their
Manny Charach
involvement and phil-
Cancer Treatment
anthropic support of
Center at Huron
charitable, social, cul-
Valley Sinai
tural and educational
Hospital in
Natalie and Manny Charach
causes locally and in
Township. They
Their gifts to the
support JARC and
American Red Magen David for Israel
Kadima and to each they have donat-
include a wing and a laboratory in the
ed two homes for clients.
MDA National Blood Center in
Judith Grant Granader will be din-
Ramat Gam They have gifted 26
ner chair; Shari Ferber Kaufman, din-
ambulances. The 27th is a bulletproof
ner co-chair; Nancy Adler, Norma
ambulance. Proceeds from this year's
Dorman and Sheri Stay, special events
dinner will be earmarked for the
chairs. For information, call ARMDI,
Natalie and Manny Charach MDA
(248) 353-0434 or (248) 851-6575.
Emergency Medical Center in

Mideast: Theme Of AIPAC Lunch

Is the path to peace in the Middle
East negotiable? What does a "provi-
sional" Palestinian state mean? And
what lies ahead for Israel?
The complexities of U.S. govern-
ment support for Israel will be
explored at a lunch-and-learn session
with Jeffrey Colman, deputy legisla-
tive director of the American Israel
Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
The public program is 1-2:30 p.m.
Monday, July 29, at the Max M.
Fisher Federation Building, 6735
Telegraph, in Bloomfield Township.
Sponsor is the Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Detroit, in partnership
with the Jewish Community Council
and AIPAC.
AIPAC has 65,000 members. The
organization has applauded President

George W. Bush's call for a new
Palestinian leadership that rejects ter-
rorism as a precondition for American
recognition of a provisional
Palestinian state.
Colman is one of six AIPAC lobby-
ists with an inside track in
Washington. They encourage mem-
bers of Congress to promote aid to
Israel and advance legislation that
could strengthen the U.S.-Israel rela-
The July 29 program includes a
kosher lunch for $12. For information
or reservations, call Cherron Jackson
in Federation's Israel and Overseas
Department, (248) 642-4260, or
make reservations online at

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