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Unprecedented Gift

The $122,000 matching donation
was the largest gift ever given by the
Foresters to a Michigan organiza-
tion.
The group was impressed by plans
to build the Ferber Kaufman
LifeTown, a state-of-the-art therapy
center to be located at the Meer
Family Friendship Center, on six
wooded acres on Maple Road near
Drake in West Bloomfield. The
Friendship Circle plans to break
ground for the new building this
fall.
The Daniel B. Sobel Counseling
Program, also planned for the
Friendship Center, provides the con-
fidential guidance and support of a
full-time therapist and rabbi to
recovering addicts and their loved
ones.
At the annual dinner, the organi-
zation also honored young volun-
teers who quietly donate their time
to the mitzvah of helping children
with special needs.
"We have the staff, God willing,
we're going to have the building,"
said Rabbi Shemtov. "We have the
volunteers, we have the community
support, as evidenced by the amount
of people who came to the dinner,
and we're ready to go to the next
level. We think that having all this
infrastructure in place tells us that
we'll be able to continue to make a
tremendous impact on the commu-
nity, and on the lives of children
with special needs."
Master of ceremonies for the
annual dinner was Oak Park Rabbi
E.B. "Bunny" Freedman, director of
the Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy
Network.
Richard Bernstein, a blind attor-
ney in Farmington Hills, spoke
about the importance of having
friends when growing up with a dis-
ability, and about the importance of
friendship in the scheme of therapy.
Col. Jacob Goldstein said a prayer
for both Americans and the Israeli
soldiers. As chief chaplain of the
New York Army National Guard, he
served 60 days as chief chaplain for
military personnel stationed at
Ground Zero in New York City. ❑

Adoption Seminars
Begin In August

Alliance for Adoption will host com-
munity-wide information seminars,
for people interested in International
or Domestic Adoption, the third
Thursday of each month, 7-8:30 p.m.
at the Jewish Family Service West
Bloomfield office, 6960 Orchard Lake
Rd., Suite 202.
The next meeting will take place
Thursday, Aug. 15. Prospective par-
ents with questions about adoption
are encouraged to attend. Alliance for
Adoption is a division of Jewish
Family Service of Metropolitan
Detroit. It offers home studies for
domestic and international adoption;
child placement; pregnancy, infertility
and post-placement counseling; and
searches-reunions. All adoption servic-
es are non-sectarian, and tailored to
the individual needs of each member
of the adoption triad.
Alliance for Adoption is always
accepting profiles of pre-adoptive par-
ents interested in domestic adoption,
including home studies, "dear birth-
parent" letters, and photographs.
Other seminars include a discussion
with a representative from the Jewish
Family & Children's Service of
Greater Philadelphia, Oct. 6, and a
workshop with Anne Liddicott, direc-
tor of social services at Frank
Adoption Center (specializing in
Russian/Ukrainian adoption) of
North Carolina, Nov. 16.
For information or to confirm
attendance, call Diane St. Peter, (248)
559-0117.

Music Students
Win Scholarships

Collette Salon Rosner, pianist at Temple
Beth El for the past 52 years, and her
husband, Bernard, sponsor the Karlene
and Ben Salon Music Scholarship
through the Detroit Alumni Chapter of
Mu Phi Epsilon International
Professional Music Fraternity.
This year's winners of the Salon schol-
arships are Ji-Young Lee, pianist, and Jin
Park, clarinetist, both students at
Michigan State University.
Karlene Salon, a scholarship student
in piano at London's Royal Academy of
Music, was an officer in the National
Council of Jewish Women/Detroit
Section and of Temple Beth El.

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