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S Kira Stoorman and Perry
Teicher took the top prizes
May 18 at the 58th annual
Jewish Youth Awards ceremony held
at Temple Israel in West Bloomfield.
Nineteen high school seniors
entered the competition sponsored by
the National Council of Jewish
Women, Greater Detroit Section.
"We could have had 19 winners;
these kids were so phenomenal. But
the judges simply could not choose
between these two," said Bobbie Patt,
co-chair with Lois Granader.
The program, supported by Betty
and Grant Silverfarb, requires an aca-
demic 3.0 average; letters of recom-
mendation from rabbis, principals or
teachers; involvement in the Jewish
and secular communities; an interview
with the judges; and an essay. This
year's topic was "The Challenge of
Being Jewish in Today's World of
Stoorman, sponsored by
Congregation T'Chiyah, wrote about
her experience on the March of the
Living during her sophomore year.
Teicher, sponsored by Adat Shalom
Synagogue and the B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization (BBYO), wrote about
his two trips to interact with
Bulgaria's Jewish community.
Each winner received 51,000 and
an invitation from State See. Gilda
Jacobs, D-Huntington Woods, to
spend a day with her. Other appli-
cants were given two books and S100
Other participants were Deborah
Anstandig, Jewish Academy of
Metropolitan Detroit; Wendy Benson,
Temple Israel; Brian Brodsky, Adat
Shalom; Shara Cherniak, Temple
Emanu-El; Sarah Choinard,
Congregation Shir Tikvah; Emily
Feldman, Temple Israel; Dayna
Frenkel, Temple Emanu-El; Jessica
Garelik, Temple Israel; Jennifer
Greene, Jewish Cultural Society;
Michael Jurewicz, Temple Israel;
Rachel Kahn, Temple Emanu-El;
Scott Lachman, BBYO; Bret
Malkowski, Congregation Bet
Chaverim; Dana Rosenblum,
Congregation Beth Shalom USY-Adat
Shalom; Sally Scharg, Keter Torah
Synagogue; Adina Wexelberg-Clouser,
Beth Shalom; Lisa
Yoskowitz, Adat Shalom. L-
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