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ter (under 40) of
American ORT lives up to
its name, Koach — Hebrew
"These young women are
already emerging as region-
al and national leaders in
our organization," says
Michelle Passon, ORT
Enjoying Bingo and dinniT at Wingo 2003 are Micki
Michigan region director.
Lynn ofWest Bloomfield, Paula Lynn of Commerce
"Their commitment is
Township, Julie Hirsch ofWest Bloomfield, Lyn Klein
Bloomfield and Dori Leib of Farmington
For the past 13 years,
Koach has hosted one of the Hills.
largest fund-raisers for
Hermelin ORT Resource Center in
Michigan's seven ORT chapters —
the Jewish Community Center.
Wingo (women-only bingo). Last
Wingo 2004 also will include a spe-
year, 420 women attended and the
group raised $22,500 for ORT's more cial bat mitzvah celebration, includ-
ing a candlelighting ceremony. Koach
than 800 schools around the world.
will honor those who have enriched
Wingo 2004 will be held at 6 p.m.
the Michigan ORT chapter, Hirsch
Wednesday, March 3, at
Congregation B'nai Moshe in West
Sherman, regional treasurer and
Bloomfield. Admission is $35,
Michigan vice president, recently
including a bingo card and dinner.
"There's a lot of laughter in a warm returned from Israel where she visited
ORT schools that teach women tech-
atmosphere and everyone walks out a
nical skills to become self-sufficient
winner," says Koach president Julie
and better their lives.
Hirsch of Bloomfield Hills, a Wingo
"What impressed me most was
co-chair with Margo Miller of
wherever you go in Israel they know
Bloomfield Hills and Robbie
ORT — whether they've gone to or
Sherman of Farmington Hills.
know someone who've gone to an
Because of more than 75 gifts donat-
ed by local businesses, every table will ORT school," she says.
But what most moved her was
win prizes. There will also be a silent
viewing the Sunflower project in the
auction with trips to restaurants, spas
pediatric oncology wing of Hadassah
Hospital, she says.
What's most important, Hirsch
"ORT set up a computer school
says, is what the money goes toward.
center at the hospital where ORT
"We pay for tuition at ORT
schools, hot meals in Argentina where high school students tutor these chil-
dren and play computer games with
people are going through very diffi-
them — offering some normalcy in
cult economic times, security officers
their lives," Sherman says. "These are
outside Israeli classrooms as well as
for computers, scholarships and much the kind of programs Wingo raises
money for, and so much more.
For more information about
This year, they also will be con-
WINGO, call ORT at (248) 723-
tributing to the newest ORT center
in West Bloomfield, the David B.