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The Detroit Jewish News, 2004-02-20

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Comrades in Arms

Local boy and local girl fall in love
after working with army in Israel.

SHARON LUCKERMAN

Staff Writer

hik Elizabeth "Lizzy" Cohen of
Southfield grew up within miles of her
finance, Ben Doppelt of Livonia, they
illir never met until they were halfway
around the world, in Israel.
Both worked at an Israeli army base last year through
Volunteers for Israel.
"We did a lot of the grunt work so Israeli soldiers
could do more important things," said Cohen, 24,
who is program coordinator of Shalom Street, the new
children's cultural museum at the Jewish Community
Center in West Bloomfield. "And I felt like I came
alive in Israel. It was the best place for me, a special
spiritual place."
Doppelt, 26, a registered nurse, said Cohen was part

of a group that cleaned
and organized a new ware-
house. His group checked
batteries and cleaned tank
parts.
But, he added, he never
would have been able to
get to Israel — or meet his
future wife — if his co-
workers hadn't covered for
him at Detroit Receiving
Lizzy Cohen and Ben Doppelt in Israel
Hospital.
each had in our work and in the values we hold." The
Lizzy and Ben were just friends until they returned
two will be married in June at Congregation Shaarey
to the states, said Cohen. Their romance blossomed
Zedek
Southfield.
after an Ann Arbor dinner for the returning Israeli vol-
They're
not the only ones in the family who found
unteers.
love
in
Israel.
Doppelt's parents, Myrna, who was from
"He was a real hottie," Cohen says of Doppelt. But
England,
and
Arthur,
from Canada, met in 1971 while
the dinner gave them a chance "to really open up
working
on
a
kibbutz.

about who we are as people. We saw the passion we

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New Arrivals

Jan. 27
Elissa (Lorfel) and Jason A. Miller of
Caldwell, N.J., welcome with much
love and gratitude the birth of their
son, Joshua David Miller (Yehoshua
Dovid). His thrilled grandparents are
Bobbie and Gary Miller of West
Bloomfield and Jackie and Ron Lorfel
of Farmington Hills. Proud great-
grandmothers are Del Gudes, Roz
Gilson and Fran Lorfel, all of West

Bloomfield. Josh is named for his
mother's paternal great-grandmother
Jean Rottenberg and for his father's
maternal grandfather David Gudes.

Jan. 21
Jodi (Carris) and Adam Becker of
Bloomfield Hills welcome with much
love and joy the birth of their son,
Ryan Bradley (Rouvain Baruch).
Waiting with hugs and kisses is 16-
month-old brother Eric Bradley:
Sharing in their joy are grandparents

Harry and Arline Carris of Margate,
Fla., Ricki Becker of Bloomfield Hills
and Joe Becker of Traverse City.
Great-grandparents are Sylvan and
Norma Stillman of Greenwich, Conn.
Ryan is named in loving memory of
his maternal great-great-aunt Jeanette
Stewart-Fink.

Blair (Batya Gita). Proud grandpar-
ents are Sara and Joel Silberblatt of
West Bloomfield and Lillian and
Harold Gold of Windsor, Ontario.
Gillian is named in loving memory of
her paternal great-aunt Gertrude
Isaacs and her maternal great-grand-
mother Bessie Fingeroot.

Jan. 18
Sheryl (Silberblatt) and Michael Gold
of Royal Oak are thrilled to announce
the birth of their daughter, Gillian

Jan. 16
Rachel (Grey) and Jason Ellis of Oak
Park are pleased to announce the

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