Take Charge Of Your Health
Columnist Jane Brody addresses Weizmann luncheon.
CARLA JEAN SCHWARTZ
he Michigan Region of the American
Committee for the Weizmann Institute of
Science presented New York Times columnist
Jane Brody at its annual Women & Science
luncheon Nov. 20 at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in
Southfield. Linda Hayman and Amy Willens
Rosenberg were the event co-chairmen.
"This is the largest attendance for any-
where in the United States," said Ira Mondry,
Michigan Region chairman, as he thanked
the crowd of more than 520 patrons. Amy
Willens Rosenberg introduced writer Brody.
"She deserves the credit for the packed house
today," noted Rosenberg.
Before speaking on the topic "Take Charge
of Your Health," Brody acknowledged the
wonderful work of the Weizmann Institute.
`As a Jew and a journalist I am proud to be
celebrating the scientists of the Weizmann
Institute," said Brody.
After listing some scientific myths, Brody
focused on the word "moderation." She
mentioned that a healthy lifestyle is neither
deprivation nor self-denial. Brody gave a
common sense approach to healthy living —
exercise, eat healthy and take advantage of
early detection tests. Develop an eating and
exercise program that you
can manage because there
is no quick fix or a magi-
cal diet. She actually tout-
ed Weight Watchers as the
most effective diet plan
around. "The real secret is
not what the doctor does,
but how you live your
Israel. A fictitious bar mitzvah family kvelled
throughout the evening, while more than 380
patrons dined and schmoozed. Jonathan and Jan
Frank were co-chairmen.
Sosin Award Dinner
The fourth annual Sosin Award Dinner to benefit the
Myasthenia Gravis Association (MGA) was held Nov. 2
Above left: Amy Willens Rosenberg and Linda
Hayman co-chaired the Women Science luncheon
to benefit the Weizmann Institute in Israel.
Above: Cantor Harold Orbach chats with Bluma
and Leonard Siegal at the JET anniversary event.
The Zionist Organization
of America benefit Balfour
Concert 69 honored Dr.
Norman and Harriet
Rotter with the Justice
Louis D. Brandeis Award. More than 1000 patrons
attended the Oct. 20 event at the Southfield
Millennium Theater. Some of the organizers included
Beverly Baker, Judge Joan E. Young, Thomas L.
Schellenberg, Richard and Judith Komer, Dr. Mark
and Pamela Rosenblum, Nanci J. Rands and Rayna
JET Bar Mitzvah
The Jewish Ensemble Theatre recently celebrated its
13th year with a "bar mitzvah" party at Temple
at Oakland Hills Country Club. More than 350
patrons attended the event. The Sosin Award is named
in honor of Jean Sosin and the late Herbert Sosin,
who were instrumental in the beginning of the MGA
40 years ago. R. Hamilton Schirmer received the
MGA Sosin Award, while Gregg Leshman received the
MGA Corporate Citizen Award. Rabbi Dannel
Schwartz of Temple Shir Shalom gave the invocation at
the dinner. [I
Above: Gregg Leshman,
Rhonda Leshman, Arnold
Leshman, Sandra Leshman
and Tara Zarosley attended
the Myasthenia Gravis benefit.
Right: Govenor John Engler
and Lt. Gov. Dick Posthumus
flank ZOA honorees Dr.
Norman and Harriet Ratter: