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April 11, 2003 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-04-11

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Staff Notebook

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is_pleased to announce
artments the winners of our 2003
services Eight Over Eighty Event!

Rabbi Gold is a musician and leader
-in Aleph, the Alliance for Jewish
Renewal. Her retreat, April 25-27, is
part of an expanding leadership pro-
ne of the faces in the kitchen at gram offered by the progressive, trans-
denominational spiritual-practice cen-
Congregation B'nai Moshe
may be new, but the other has
Former Detroiter Rabbi Stacie
spent many hours in front of the over-
(Fine) Bahle, rabbi of the independent
sized sinks and hot eight-burner stoves.
Ahavat Shalom, says, "Our mis s ion is
Mimi Markofsky is back in the
to create a welcoming Jewish retreat
familiar territory where she once
center in a quiet, natural setting where
worked with former synagogue caterer
we celebrate ' and create contemporary
Alan Linker of Sperber's Kosher
Jewish practice through shared learn-
Catering. Her new partner at Elite
Kosher Catering, Jeffrey L. Rosenberg, ing."
Previous retreats have attracted par-
may be the new guy at B'nai Moshe,
ticipants from Ohio, Illinois,
but he's hardly a catering novice. His
long-spanning career
Canada and
goes back to the
Michigan, says
days when he
Arlin Wasserman
worked alongside his
of Traverse City,
parents Al and Sarah
co-chair of the
Rosenberg at Adat
center's leadership
Shalom Synagogue,
team and member
where he still caters.
of Ahavat Shalom.
In fact, he and
"We look at deep-
Markofsky also work Mimi Markofiky
ening our relation-
side-by-side at the
ship with these communities as the
Adat Shalom-based Farmington Hills
retreat center grows."
Kosher Catering, where Markofsky is
Says Rabbi Bahle: "Doing deeper
catering manager for owner Rosenberg.
The seasoned catering team has been spiritual work on retreat enhances
what we take back to whatever Jewish
providing in-house and off-site meat
practice we are, wherever we are."
and parve food preparation and service
Although Jewish community build-
at B'nai Moshe since last month.
ing often has been around negatives,
When Markofsky said, "We wear a
such as incidents of anti-Semitism,
lot of hats," she refers to the ones
"we're trying to build a model of
worn for typical, day-to-day catering
Judaism that honors that past and also
as well as some new ones.
builds a positive and hopeful vision for
Rosenberg and Markofsky are plari-
ning to bring a successful Adat Shalom the Jewish future."
For information, call Rabbi Stacie
tradition to B'nai Moshe, in offering
(231) 929-4330.
regular theme dinners and cafe nights.
— Sharon Luckerman
The two also brought back a, past
tradition that once involved each of
them. While Markofsky was involved
in Passover carryout catering while
working with Linker, Rosenberg also
offered the service many years ago at
The article on Synagogue 2000
Adat Shalom. "Because of Mimi, we
("Daring To Be Different," April
going about it again," he said.
page 64) gave an incorrect
Elite Kosher Catering replaces
affiliation for Nancy
Sperber's Kosher Catering run by
Meyer Cohen.
Township. The Evanson family
— Shelli Liebman Dorfman
belongs to Temple Kol Ami in
West Bloomfield.
In the article titled "Strangers
No More" (April 4, page 55),
highlighting the new Adat
Shalom Synagogue prayer book,
econstructionist Rabbi Shefa
Siddur Na'aseh Venishmah, the
Gold of Jemez Springs, N.M.,
Web site for its publisher Dr. Joe
will lead a retreat at the
Lewis of the Singlish Publication
Northern Michigan Jewish Retreat
Society should have read:
Center (NMJRC), opened two years
ago by members of Congregation-
Ahavat Shalom of Traverse City.

Wna.LIVIoshe Gets
New Catering Team


Leonard P.


Roth Drapkin


Dunsky Weiss



Eight Over Eighty is a yearly event recognizing distinguished senior
adults who have dedicated themselves, their time, talents... their-
lives to our community. Tickets are $65.00 for brunch prepared by
Unique Restaurant Corporation. Your tax deductible gift goes
directly to provide food for those Jewish Apartments & Services
older adults with low incomes.

• Sunday, May 4, 2003 • 11 a.m. brunch • Noon induction ceremony

• Norma Jean and Edward Meer Jewish Apartments
6760 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield

• For more information, please call (248) 592-1101

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