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April 02, 2004 - Image 85

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2004-04-02

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Dana's Family Affair

Bat mitzvah is family's latest simchah
at Ann Arbor's Beth Israel Congregation.


Ann Arbor


ana Margolis' bat mitzvah was a
"rather unique situation," said Rabbi
Robert Dobrusin of Beth Israel
Congregation in Ann Arbor.
"Her family has been involved here over the
generations. Her father, Barry, celebrated his bar
mitzvah at Beth Israel when he was 13; and her
mother, Elaine, recently had her adult bat mitz-
vah here.
"There's a real sense of mishpachah in this con-
gregation," said the rabbi, who also officiated at
Dana's baby naming.
But Dana didn't just ride on her connections.
She studied hard, Rabbi Dobrusin said. Since
becoming a bat mitzvah March 20, Dana has
been asked to be one of the congregation's "lay
cantors" for part of the Shabbat service.
Dana's mitzvah projects have alsO been a family
affair. Her aunt Shelly Mendelson of Farmington
Hills, her two daughters and Dana's sister Erin,

New Arrivals

March 17
Rosellene (Rosemberg) and Robert
Bronstein of Chicago welcome with
much love the birth of their daughter,
Mia Rebecca (Sura Baile). Proud
grandparents are Sam and Fay
Rosemberg of West Bloomfield and
Harvey and Marion Bronstein of
Southfield. Also sharing in their joy are
great-grandparents Saul Rosenberg of
Mexico City and Ellanore Bronstein of
Farmington Hills. Mia Rebecca was
named in loving memory of her mater-
nal great-grandmother Rebeca Polov
and paternal great-grandmother Bertha

March 2
Jennifer and Michael Beerman of New
York City welcome with much love the
birth of their son, Jack Andrew (Leib
Noah). Sharing in their joy are grand-
parents Sarabeth and William Levine of
New York City, Larry Firestone of New
Jersey, Arlene and. Charles Beerman of
Bloomfield Hills, Barbara and Barry
Litvin of West Bloomfield. Jack
Andrew is named in loving memory of
his great-grandfather Louis N. Beerman.

14, joined Dana for one of her mitzvah
projects through the Jewish Family
Service of Metropolitan Detroit, spend-
ing time with seniors at a convalescent
center on Christmas Day. "The elderly
there didn't have any family nearby, and
they needed comfort and help on this
special day," said Dana, who also studies
piano and dance.
She made donations to Jewish organi-
zations and to Myasthenia Gravis
because of "a special relative" who has
the disease.
One of Dana's most meaningful mitz-
vah projects, Dana said, was through
Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw
County. She volunteered to spend time
with a Jewish couple who came to the
United States five years ago from Russia.
The couple, Sophia and Avram of Ann
Arbor, shared stories with Dana about the Dana Margolis
upheaval in Russia and that they weren't
Neither of Dana's grandfathers is alive, she said,
allowed to practice Judaism, Dana said.
so when she asked Avram what she should call
"They don't have any family in the area, so we
him, he replied, "Zaydeh."
became family."


Feb. 26
Eric and Linda Wein of Birmingham
announce with much love the birth of
their son, Robert Layne. Welcoming
him home are brother Zachary, 5, and
sister Madeline, 2 1 12. Sharing in their
joy are grandparents David and
Marsha Wein of Bloomfield Hills,
Robert and Marilyn Grabowsky of
Canton, Ohio, and great-grandmother
Yetta Fenton of West Bloomfield.
Robert is named in admiration of and
in tribute to Hall of Fame quarterback
Bobby Layne, who led the Detroit
Lions to three NFL championships in

Feb. 25
Lori (Wolok) and Ronald Semel of
West Bloomfield are thrilled to
announce the birth of their daughter,
Lilli Rachael (Liat Rachael). Proud
grandparents are Fran and Harvey
Wolok of Farmington Hills. Lilli is
named in loving memory of her
maternal great-grandmother Lillian
Wolok and her paternal grandfather
Robert Semel. She is also the grand-
daughter of the late Mary Semel.

Jan. 30
Jocelyn (Traitel) and Jason Tink of
Birmingham welcome with much love
the birth of their daughter, Zoey Rose.
Proud grandparents are Gloria and
Richard Traitel of West Bloomfield and
Linda and Myron Tink of Farmington
Hills. Sharing in their joy is great-
grandfather William Traitel of West
Bloomfield. Zoey is named in loving
memory of her maternal great-grand-
mother Rose Jerris.

Jan. 29
Heather (Fisher) and-Greg Welsh of
Toledo, Ohio, proudly announce the
birth of their daughter, Carys Rhiann.
Sharing their joy are big sisters Meagan
Ashley, 9, and Shayna Rose, 5, and
grandparents D.D. and Steve Fisher of
Oak Park, Joan Welsh of Toledo and
William Welsh of Tucson, Ariz.

Jan. 20
Denise (Clifford) and Michael
Tarnopol of West Bloomfield are ecstat-
ic to announce the birth of their identi-
cal triplet daughters, Kylie Shane,
Bailey Erin and Madison Lee. Sharing
in their happiness are Herb and Ceryle
Clifford of West Bloomfield and first-

time grandparents Lou and Helaine
Tarnopol of Delray Beach, Fla. Kylie
Shane (Aviva Rachel) is named in lov-
ing memory of her maternal great-
grandfather and great-grandmother
Abraham and Rose Klaper and her
paternal great-grandfather Arthur
Tarnopol. Bailey Erin (Bracha -Eliana) is
named in loving memory of her pater-
nal great-grandfather and great-grand-
mother Edward and Evelyn Burke and
her paternal great-grandmother Bobbie
Tarnopol. Madison Lee (Maya Hadas)
is named in loving memory of her
maternal great-grandfather and great-
grandmother Harry and Mildred

Dec. 16
Beth and Adam Lutz of Huntington
Woods announce the birth of their son,
Carter Andrew. Sharing in their excite-
ment is his sister Danielle, 2. Very
proud grandparents are Allan and Kay
Freedman of Philadelphia and Eric and
Linda Lutz of West Bloomfield. Carter
is named in loving memory of his
maternal great-grandmother Ann
Kinderman and his paternal great-
grandfathers Edward Lutz and Harry



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