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July 19, 2002 - Image 54

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-07-19

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Matthew Finegold, grandson of
Geraldine Finegold of West
Bloomfield, was a member of the
championship debate team that won
the Forensic League Championship in
Pittsburgh. The team represented
Glenbrook North High School of

Benjamin Siegel, son of David and
Sharon Siegel of Bloomfield Hills, is a
recipient of a
Bronfman Youth
Fellowship. He
will spend five
weeks in Israel
with the Youth
Fellowship pro-
gram. Siegel is ,a
junior at
Benjamin Siegel
Kingswood High
School, where he
is editor-in-chief of the school newspa-
per and active in. the Model United
Nations and Quiz Bowl. He is a diver-
sity coordinator at his school and a
member of Gold Key. He is fluent in
Hebrew and French and is learning
Arabic. He has become active in Seeds
of Peace. Siegel is a member of Temple
Kol Ami and attends Olin-Sang-Ruby
Union Institute, a National Federation
of Temple Youth camp in
Oconomowoc, Wis.

Jay L. Waldman, a middle school
teacher from Farmington Hills, won
the grand prize in the ACDelco Drive
to Victory con-
sumer sweepstakes.
Waldman was
unable to accept
the original grand
prize of a trip to
Paris, France, for
the 2002 24-hour
LeMans auto .
Jay Waldman
endurance race
and instead
received the cash

Rick Sperling of Detroit has been
awarded the Commissioner's Award
from the Wayne County Council for
Arts, History and Humanities. Sperling
is the founder of Mosaic Youth
Theatre. He is a recipient of a Crain's
Detroit Business 40 Under 40 Award.
Charlotte Dubin of Farmington



Hills is completing her first year as
a volunteer tutor with the non-
profit Oakland
Literacy Council,
which provides
free one-on-one
literacy instruc-
tion for adults.
Dubin's student
Linda Parker of
Novi was nomi-
Charlotte Dubin
nated for student
of the year.

AJC Honors The Cantors

The American Jewish Committee,
serves on the executive committee of
Metropolitan Detroit Chapter, will
the American Technion Society.
present Bernard and Judith Levin
Judy Cantor is a teacher, author,
Cantor with the Cyrus Adler
archivist and activist. She has curated
Distinguished Jewish Community
exhibits throughout Michigan and has
Service Award at the chapter's annual
authored Jews In Michigan and
summer eve party 6 p.m.
Detroit's Story, a CD on
Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the
the Jewish community,
Bingham Farms home of
for the public schools.
Doreen Hermelin. The
The evening's pro-
evening will include a
gram will feature Larry
tribute and program ded-
Tye, former reporter for
icated to Bernard and
the Boston Globe and
Judith Cantor, a dinner
author of Home Lands:
and a dessert reception.
Portraits of the New
The award will be pre-
Jewish Diaspora.

sented in recognition of
The evening's tribute
the Cantors' contribu-
co-chairs are Dr. Arthur
tions to the Jewish peo-
and Chacona Johnson,
ple, to the preservation
Bernard and Judith Cantor Dr. Jeffrey and Carol
and strengthening of
Maisels, Burton and Sue
democratic ideals and to
Shifman, Adelle Staller,
the welfare of Michigan. The award
Kathleen Straus and Melba Winer.
was created to honor select individuals
Advance reservations are required.
who mirror the spirit of excellence
Tickets for the evening are $125 per
which characterize the life and work
guest. Tickets may also be purchased
of Cyrus Adler, a special figure in
forthe 7:30 program and dessert
American Jewish history.
reception for $75 per guest. Proceeds
Cantor, a patent attorney and part-
beyond the evening's costs are tax de-
ner in the law firm of Harness, Dickey ductible donations to the AJC. The
& Pierce PLC, has served as a mentor
funds generated help to underwrite
to young people in the legal field and
ongoing chapter programs. For infor-
to young men through scouting. He is mation, call AJC, (248) 646-7686.
a former board member of the Fresh
Air Society-Tamarack Camps and


Sue Marx of Birmingham of Sue
Marx Films Inc. produced the
Emmy-award winning National
Bone Marrow Transplant Link's
film The New Normal: Lift After

Bone Marrow-Stem Cell Transplant.

Myra Jacobs of West Bloomfield
and Carole Slotkin of Bloomfield
Hills are staff at the National Bone
Marrow Transplant Link in

Shev Goldstein of Oak Park creat-
ed and directed The Date, an 8'/2-
minute video program for the Yaffe
Group, Southfield. The film won a
Gold Remi in the short subject
category at the Houston
International Film Festival and the
highest winner award in the short
film category in the Telly competi-

Alan J. Kaufman, senior managing
partner and founder of the
Kaufman and Payton law firm in
Farmington Hills, was keynote
speaker at the Troy-based Walsh
College graduation June 8. He is
also chairman, CEO and president
of the H.W. Kaufman Financial
Group, Inc. Walsh College.
President Keith A. Pretty posthu-
mously conferred the 2002 hon-
orary doctor of laws on Kaufman's
father, Herbert W. Kaufman, a
Walsh student, trustee and bene-
factor, in recognition of his profes-
sional accomplishments and phi-
lanthropy. The 2001 Barry Award
for Educational Excellence and
Service was presented to Herb
Kaufman's family as a posthumous
recognition of his efforts on behalf
of Walsh College.

Corps Members Feted

Southfield-based JVS held its annual Senior Service Corps awards luncheon,
honoring members of the corps who volunteer their services weekly at local non-
profit organizations. Shown are Barbara Peltz, SSC coordinator; Sol Dembs,
17-year SSC member; Bertha Fischer, 20-year SSC member; and Gloria
Bender, SSC coordinator.

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