Gift Of Life
At the annual dinner of the American Red Magen David for Israel, a fully
equipped basic life support ambulance was dedicated by the John J. Mames
/Chapter, Michigan Region. Above are Minnie and Sam Berman, Maimonides
Award recipients, who made the donation in memory of their brothers Meyer,
Marx and Dovid Margolis and Alter Berman. Shown are Manny Charach,
ARMDI local chair, and Sam and Minnie Berman.
Volunteers from Jewish Family Service and St. John Hospital as well as members of
the Goldberg family package Thanksgiving baskets.
Gift Of Food
Thanksgiving baskets make the
holiday for needy families.
One family plus two local Jewish agen-
cies and 50 volunteers equals a happy
Thanksgiving for 123 local families.
For 23 years, Jeanette and Harry
Goldberg Thanksgiving Baskets Inc.
has offered families the fixings for a
complete Thanksgiving dinner.
Thanksgiving Baskets Inc. spends
100 percent of contributions on food,
with no overhead. Thanksgiving
Baskets works in concert with Jewish
Family Service and the kosher food
bank Yad Ezra.
JFS and St. John Hospital volunteers
as well as members of the Goldberg
family gathered on Nov. 24 at Yad Ezra
to package and distribute baskets con-
taining kosher turkeys and all the trim-
For more information on the pro-
gram, contact Michelle Malamis at JFS,
(248) 559-1500. Donations may be
sent to Goldberg Thanksgiving Baskets,
Inc., P.O. 2722, Farmington Hills, MI
The New Leaders class of 2004 presented a check to the Northwest Activities Center in
Detroit to help refurbish the center's reading room. Shown (seated) are reading room
coordinator Carolyn Blue; New Leader graduates Glen Parey Lisa Zimmer; coordina-
tors Alaine Waldshan, Nitzana York; (back row) NWAC executive director Ronald
Lockett; NLP graduates Andrew Newman, Judy Stern, Stephanie Berke, Michele
Malemis, Margery Klausner. The center is the former JCC.
Jewish Fund Honors
The Jewish Community Center in
Oak Park is registering for winter
In the sports and recreation depart-
ment, classes offered include in-line
hockey, basketball, golf, gymnastics,
The aquatics department will offer
Red Cross swimming classes for adults
and children as young as 6 months.
For information including birthday
party packages anci class catalogues,
call Kurt Schummer or Tim
Skrowronki, (248) 967-4030.
Northwest Child Rescue Women, a
charitable organization for children
with special needs, will sponsor a char-
ity gift bazaar 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday,
Dec. 14, and Monday, Dec. 15. at the
Jewish Community Center in West
There is no admission fee. All pro-
ceeds will support the special needs
program. For information, call Carole
Kaftan, (248) 645-1617
Comprehensive Heart Program has
received the Robert Sosnick Award of
Excellence at the. Jewish Fund's annual
Sinai Hospital, from whose sale the
Jewish Fund was created, was a recog-
nized leader in cardiac care. After pur-
chasing and consolidating Sinai and
Grace Hospitals, DMC/Sinai-Grace
Hospital opened a new and improved
$6.2 million Comprehensive Heart
Center in November 2001.
The center includes three new surgery
suites with state-of-the-art technology, a
new telemetry patient unit with
advanced monitoring capability, and ren-
ovated preoperative and postoperative
Other actions at the annual meeting
included election of two new board
members, Glenda Price and Allan
Nachman, and re-election of board
members Nancy Grand, Merle Harris,
Dr. Samuel Indenbaum, Florine Mark
Ross, Dr. Eduardo Phillips, Richard
Roth and Karen Sosnick Schoenberg.
David Page was re-elected as board
chair and Robert Naftaly as vice-chair.
Outgoing board members Mark Hauser
and Wilbourne Kelley III were recognized
for their years of service to the board.