College student at national assembly finds many
share her passion for Jewish community.
to see so many others with the same
had the privilege of attending
the United Jewish
It does not matter what aspect of
cultural, religious or political
Assembly in Philadelphia Nov.
life they care so deeply about. What
matters is that they are dedicated to
This conference is an opportunity
the Jewish community, and they are
for professionals and lay leaders in the
themselves to supporting and
Jewish community to come together
sustaining this community.
to discuss various issues affect-
I came home from the
ing today's Jewish community.
exhausted, but filled
I had never been to a G.A.
before, so I was not quite sure
of us who
what I was going to experience.
What I did end up experienc-
ing was a sense of community
and identity that reaffirmed
about the community —
my own passion and dedica-
yet we are all part of it and
tion for the Jewish community.
are all striving for the
Sometimes, it is easy to forget
things. Seeing every-
that even though we all might
one at the G.A. who came
Sp e c ial to the
not agree with one another, we
out to advocate and support
Jewi sh News
are all striving for the same
aspect of the Jewish
things for our community.
reminded me of
At the G.A., I met people
with differing religious ideas, dissent-
We may not all be interested in
ing_political views and contrasting
that our community offers,
opinions regarding what our commu-
a role. We cannot
nity should look like. These people
potential as a united
reminded me that there are so many
until we acknowl-
ways to be Jewish, and so many ways
in which to help the Jewish communi- edge and commend people who may
not agree with us and may not have
ty. Despite all of their differences,
the same interests as us, but who are
these people were at the G.A. for the
their hardest to fulfill their
same reason. They were all there to
for our community. II
show their passion and dedication for
the Jewish community.
It is certainly not an easy task work-
ing in the Jewish community and try-
ing to satisfy all the Jews of the world.
However, I am pursuing a career in
this community because I am deeply
passionate about what I want to do. It
is this passion that overrides every-
thing else, and it is incredibly amazing
Hillel of Metro Detroit will have a
winter "Pool Party" for young adults
Jenny Cohn of Southfield is a first-year
student in the Sol Drachler Program in
The party will be held 7-10 p.m.
Jewish Communal Leadership at the
Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Snooker's
University of Michigan School of Social
Pool and Pub, 30295 Woodward,
Work in Ann Arbor and will receive a
Royal Oak. The cost is $5. Light
master's in social work and certificate in
refreshments will be served.
Jewish communal service in May 2004.
For information, contact Lesley
All 10 of U-M's Drachler students
Weiss, (313) 577-3459 or
attended the General Assembly.
Steve Perlman has
been named the new
president of the
is president of West
Homes, which specializes in creating
new communities in both the single
and multi-family markets. Perlman -
was the BIA's Builder of the Year in
2001 and Young Builder of the Year
Barbara L. Mandell
of Beverly Hills has
joined the intellec-
tual property law
firm of Rader,
Fishman & Grauer
PLLC as of counsel.
She will practice
from the firm's
office, focusing on
litigation in all areas of intellectual
president of Fairway
Construction Co. of
tials from the
of Home Builders.
John E. Jacobs of
Huntington Woods and Michael B.
Perlman of Franklin have become
shareholders in the law firm of
Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth &
Heller PC in Southfield.
Levi Smith, real estate broker, attor-
ney and CEO of Levi F. Smith Real
Estate in Southfield, has been select-
ed to become the exclusive southeast
Michigan member of ATR, Alliance
of Tenant Representatives. The
organization has 20 member compa-
nies across North America exclusive-
ly representing users of commercial
The InLine Hockey Center at the
Jewish Community Center in West
Bloomfield is accepting registration for
winter leagues and classes for children
and adults. Winter Leagues run from
Jan. 12 to April 3.
For information about IHC pro-
grams, call (248) 432-5584.
Temple Israel Brotherhood, Dec. 1:
Ron Klein 255/680; Cy Rott
225/661; Dan Abramson 237; Rick
Kirsch 235; Dan Bagdade 232; Jerry
B'nai B'rith Morgenthau
L'Chayim/Zeiger-Gross, Nov. 25:
Carl Berlin 241; Mark Warshaw 225;
Steve Hoberman 246; Morrie Katz
B'nai B'rith Downtown-Fox, Nov.
26: David Little 246/650; David
Shanbaum 277; Mel Toby 231;
David Rose 230; Larry Frommer
JWI Galilee Monday, Nov. 18: Ann
Gallison 530. Nov. 25: Leslie Ben
Ezra 551; Barbara Papo 510;
Lorraine Friedman 504.
JWI Galilee Tuesday, Nov. 19:
Hallie Serling 236/600; Karen Minc
219/547; Frayda Riger 200/537;
Alice Labes 517; Shelley Gershune
509. Nov 26: Karen Minc 561;
Hallie Serling 204/203/534; Annette
Rubinstein 208/531; Judi Grant 503;
Cidnie Herold 202.
JWI Galilee/Centennial, Nov. 20:
Sherry Gittleman 502; Marianne
Pesick 205. Nov. 27 Sherry
JWI Galilee Thursday, Nov. 21:
Lorraine Friedman 506.
JWI Israel/Zeiger, Nov. 21: Janet
Sigmon 558; Cindy Moss 514;
Debbie Chinitz 500.
JWI Galilee Tuesday bowler Carol
Shapiro, with an average of 120,
bowled 150-172-160 for a 482 series.
She was 122 pins over average
Galilee Tuesday posted its third 600
series of the year, the second one by
Hallie Serling. She bowled 188-176-
Women interested in bowling with
the Jewish Women International
Leagues (JWI) can e-mail Fran