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September 13, 2002 - Image 46

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-09-13

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May tke comins Yeah

Jewish Hospice And Chaplaincy
Network Names. Development Head

Zvi & Yaffa Shevach
Leeat & Adam Baker


September 28, 2002
Parthenon House • 5586 Drake Road
For Information Call: Class Reunion Plus


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When you're disabled, or just not able to move around as
freely as you once could, stairs can be a real problem.
But there is a simple answer. The powered stairway lift.
Easily installed to fit curved or straight stairs. They give
you back the ability to move around your own home.
Folds back-gets in nobody's way.

I love my
Stairway Lift!

It takes me


and down the
stairs with the
push of a but-
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(248) 540-5550


Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy
University of Michigan Medical
Network — which has grown to serv-
Center, leadership positions in rehabil-
ing about 85 patients a day, a team of
itation, long-term care, medical hos-
three full-time and six part-time rab-
pice work and with non-profit organi-
bis, a social worker, 30 volunteers and
zations dedicated to promoting family
affiliations with eight medical hospices stability. She is a licensed nursing
and most major hospitals — has hired
home administrator and certified
Harriet Cooper to help it through
human resources professional.
another important phase of develop-
In 1986, Cooper became the first
director of the
Founded in June
Neighborhood Project, an
1999 by Oak Park
interest-free loan program
Rabbi E.B. "Bunny"
for Jews buying homes in
Freedman and Jewish
Oak Park and Southfield.
Family Service, with
She has fought for ini-
financial suppo-rt from
tiatives and legislation on
the Jewish Federation of
behalf of older adults and
Metropolitan Detroit,
those with disabilities.
the Jewish Fund and
She has worked in grant
individual donors,
writing, program evalua-
JHCN's mission is to
tion, fund-raising and
ensure that, regardless of
demonstrated the ability
religious affiliation, "No
to bring together different
Jew is Ever Alone" when
professional, financial,
facing terminal illness.
consumer and advocate
Rabbis, social workers Harriet Coop er
interests around a com-
and volunteers provide a
mon purpose.
range of services within
Cooper is also a mem-
a Jewish context to
ber of the Jewish
patients and families served by the
Community Council Board of
medical community, including fined-.
Directors and involved in program
ically certified hospice programs.
and development activities related to
Rabbi Freedman, director of JHCN, Jewish Apartments and Services.
said Cooper's primary responsibilities
Cooper's husband, Richard Cooper,
are to develop and implement a major
previously was director of mental
gift campaign and build the organiza-
health in Oakland County. They have
tion's infrastructure for supporting
a family of five adult children and are
fund-raising activities.
active members at Temple Beth El.
Cooper previously was the first
`=Harriet's experience, talents, profes-
director of the Jewish Fund, where she sionalism, commitment and keen
was instrumental in encouraging the
understanding of all levels within
board to support initial grants impor-
JHCN and the broader community
tant in JHCN's formative years.
make her a perfect fit with where we
Her professional career includes
are and where we need to be," said
years of experience in special educa-
Rabbi Freedman.
tion, senior executive positions at the

Designer Tour Aids
Ecumenical Institute

The Michigan Design Center in Troy
will host a tour and luncheon to benefit
the educational programs of the
Southfield-based Ecumenical Institute
for Jewish-Christian Studies Wednesday,
Sept. 18.
Guests will tour the showrooms with
a designer and purchases may be made

the day of the event. The tour begins at
10 a.m., followed by a luncheon at
noon. During the luncheon, Roseanne
Duncan will speak on "Decorating
With Color."
There is a charge of $75 per person
and reservations are necessary. Call
Barbara Yuhas, (248) 557-4522.

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