Staff Notebook/News Digest
Chenille Sisters Sing
To Aid Patty Glick
he singing Chenille Sisters will
perform at a special children's
concert and fund-raiser to
help with medical expenses for Patty
(Kerr) Glick of Royal Oak.
The Fall Family Festival is 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 12, at Dondero High
School, 709 N. Washington, in Royal
Oak. Besides the concert, families are
invited to enjoy games and crafts pre-
sented by Family Fun magazine, along
with food, raffles and other activities.
Last February, Glick, 41, contracted
a rare form of viral encephalitis.
Having lost her short-term memory
and many cognitive skills, she is
unable to be left alone or care for her
two young sons.Three medical insti-
tutions recommended aggressive reha-
bilitation for her in a long-term, assist-
ed-living facility, but the family's
HMO has denied coverage.
To assist the Glick family, their
friends and family formed PattysPlace,
a charitable organization. Already, it
has helped pay for Glick's short-term
care. Funds from the Fall Family
Festival will help Glick get treatment
that the HMO would not cover.
"This is the type of tragic situation
that can strike any family at any
time," says Connie Coon of
PattysPlace. "Considering the long
road ahead, the Glicks can use as
much help and support as they can
Tickets for the Fall Family Festival
to benefit wwvv.PattysPlace.org are
$15 adults; $6 ages 3-15; free for
For information, call Coon at (248)
— Sharon Zuckerman
Art's In The Alley ,
ourth- and fifth-graders of
Harms Elementary School in
southwest Detroit recently cele-
brated the completion of 167 murals
in their neighborhood and honored
the fund-raisers who made the project
On Sept. 27, students at Harms
School welcomed volunteers from
organizations that included
AmeriCorps, Ford Motor Company
and City Year Detroit. The latter
includes participation from the Jewish
Community Council of Metropolitan
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After cleaning neighborhood alley-
ways in a 22-block area near the
school, students worked with local
artists to paint garages. The images
and poetry used were gathered from
workshops with the young students.
Lead artist Wade Rosenthal, 25, of
Detroit said the project "gave kids an
opportunity to work together and cre-
ate something they could appreciate
and learn to respect.
"We have kids here who live in drug
houses and many don't have adults who
work with them in meaningful ways.
"The students are already dreaming
about next year's project."
— Sharon Zuckerman
• In "Adding Jewish Flavor," Carl
Ruby is an owner of the Farmington
Hills Inn (Sept. 20, page 34).
• In a photograph on Contents
(Sept. 27, page 3), the man on the
left is Boaz Saks of Oak Park.
Now that you've had a little time
to read your 2002-2003
SourceBook, you know it's chock
full of information plus our new
Reader's Choice Awards.
To ensure its usefulness all year-
round, please make these correc-
tions to your edition . of SourceBook:
• In the Editor's Letter, page 23,
an unfortunate typo inflated met-
ropolitan Detroit's Jewish popula-
tion by just a tad. In the opening
line, please amend 960,000 Jews
to the more accurate 96,000 Jews.
• A few businesses were inadver-
tently left out of Other Choices cat-
egories within the Readers' Choice
Awards listings. They include Little
Friends, Children's Clothing, page
35; Allied Cabinets and Gittleman
Construction, Kitchen Design,
page 40; and Lynn Fink,
Residential Realtor, page 41.
• Contact for the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Michigan
is Diane Freilich, page 70.
• The e-mail address of the Anti-
Defamation League, pages 50 and
68, is email@example.com
While we've got your attention,
if you have suggestions for cate-
gories for next year's Readers'
Choice Awards, e-mail SourceBook
Editor Keri Guten Cohen at
Bloomfield Township — In recognition
of National Domestic Violence
Awareness Month, a program will be
held at which Shalom Bayit, a Jewish
response to domestic violence and
abuse, will distribute its new
brochures offering educational and
referral information about domestic
The program begins 8:30 a.m.
Monday, Oct. 7, at the Max M. Fisher
Federation Building in Bloomfield
Township. Speakers will be Ellen
Yashinsky-Chute, clinical director of
Jewish Family ServiCe and herself a
survivor of domestic abuse, and Hedy
Nuriel, chief executive officer of
HAVEN (Help Against Violent
Encounters Now), a shelter for bat-
tered women and children in Pontiac.
For program reservations or infor-
mation, call Yashirisky-Chute, (248)
Washington/JTA — Former Israeli
Prime Minister Ehud Barak is helping to
market an Israeli invention to help rescue
people trapped in high-rise buildings.
The newly developed cylindrical res-
cue sleeve enables people to slide to
safety down a fire-resistant chute from
high floors. Barak, a senior adviser to
the company, took part in a demon-
stration of the product in Washington
this week, when staff at the Omni
Hotel volunteered to slide down from
the 12th floor.
Washington/JTA — Former Sen.
Frank Lautenberg was named to
replace Sen. Robert Torricelli as the
Democratic candidate for a Senate
seat from New Jersey.
Lautenberg was not only one of the
first Jews elected to the U.S. Senate,
he was the first Jew ever elected
statewide in New Jersey. A staunch
supporter of Israel, Lautenberg has
actively embraced Judaism and Jewish
causes. In 1974, at the age of 50, he
became general chair of the United
Jewish Appeal, the youngest person
ever to hold the title.