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May 21, 2004 - Image 79

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2004-05-21

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Love has bloomed for Fran Dell, Szold & Savage BBG's (1969-72), and Paul
El!stein, Sporn AZA (1969-72). Fran was sweetheart of Sporn AZA (S-P-O-R-
N, we got soul) when she was in Szold (Sold on Szold!) and later served as
S'ganit of the BBG Council. After their wedding in November, the couple
will be residing in the Chicago area. Just another notch in BBYO's chupah!
Eric Adelman, Marx AZA (1992-96), was profiled in November 2003 in
the Detroit Jewish News as one of "four young leaders to watch." Eric
serves as the Community Affairs Associate of the Jewish Community
Council of Metropolitan Detroit. Eric is a past Aleph Godol of Marx AZA
and served as Michigan Region Aleph S'gan for two years. Eric was
quoted as saying that BBYO was one of his seminal experiences. "That's
what started to shape my desire to do things for the Jewish community."
David Rosenberg, Kishon AZA (1990-94), starred in November 2003 in
an episode of Get Packing, a reality game show on the Travel Channel.
The show is like a reality dating service with a twist - men and women
compete to win a vacation with a mystery date. David lives in Coconut
Grove, Florida, and practices law in the Miami area.
Denise (Anchill) Sweet, Shira BBG (1991-95), is the catering director
with the Detroit Lions at the headquarters training facility in Allen Park.
Her husband, Ian Sweet, Jolson AZA (1992-96), is a financial advisor with
Morgan Stanley. Of course, they met in BBYO and served as co-execs!
Amy Jablin, Shira BBG (1989-93), recently became engaged to Eric Forseter
of Washington, D.C., with a May 2004 wedding planned. Amy has an MBA
and Master's Degree in Jewish Communal Service from Brandeis University
and is currently the Assistant Director of Israel and Overseas for the Jewish
Federation of Greater Washington. Amy is a past Regional N'siah of Michigan
Hillary Rubin, Ahavah BBG (1995-99), and Adam Kresch, Jolson AZA
(1995-99), are among the AZA and BBG alumni who have recently formed
the B'nai B'rith Young Leadership Network in Detroit. The group, aimed at
young adults from 20-30, hope to get people active and keep them involved
in the Jewish community through social and community service/social action
Adam Stone, Hart AZA (1990-94), is an attorney in Phoenix, Arizona, for Platt
Westby, P.C., a general practice law firm. He mostly handles divorce,
bankruptcy, real estate and contract matters.
Samantha Rollinger, Achayot BBG (1995-99), graduated from the
University of Michigan with a BA in Judaic Studies and is now serving as
the Midwest Director of Academic Affairs for the Consulate General of
Israel in Chicago.
Rick Nessel, Benny AZA (1974-79), has been promoted to a Senior
Account Executive position with the Detroit Jewish News and Style
Magazine. Rick has been a member of the advertising staff for 20 years,
coming to the publications shortly after graduating from Michigan State
Sue Shapiro, Aliyah BBG (1974-77), recently had her first book published.
"Five Men Who Broke My Heart, is a funny, brisk, and honest memoir of her
romantic past," as described in an article in The Detroit Free Press. Sue is a
Greenwich Village-based author who also teaches journalism at New York
University and has been published in Cosmopolitan, The New York Times, The
Washington Post, and other top newspapers and magazines.
Leslie (Kollin) Pardo, Shira St Achayot BBG's (1984-88), has been promoted
from account supervisor to vice-president at Marx Layne Co., a Farmington
Hills marketing and public relations agency.
Eva (Soltan) Footlik, Ahavah BBG (1991-95), is living in Northbrook, IL,
with her new husband, Ari. Eva met Ari via J-Date. Eva is teaching a
1st/2nd grade multi-age class in Arlington Heights, and Ari is a network
Bobby Efros, Rose AZA (1979-83), has been promoted to Vice-President
of the Mortgage Division of Paramount Bank and will be responsible for
developing target markets and initiating new programs.
Scott Lachman, Jolson AZA (1999-2003), has been elected as President of
the Hillel Jewish Student Center at Michigan State University for the 2004-
05 year. Scott also serves as Vice-President of the AEPi Fraternity. Scott is a
past Aleph Godol of Jolson AZA and a past Regional Aleph S'gan.

A Future AZA Leader Is born

Tara Kaufman, Michigan Region Assistant Director, and
her husband, Dr. Aubry Tager became proud parents on
February 26th at 7:18 am to a beautiful baby boy, Zachary
Benjamin Tager. The trio is happy and healthy and Tara is
preparing to come back to work next month.

Jewish Heritage Night #3:
Celebrating American Jewry

ewish Heritage Night #3 celebrated 350 years of
American Jewry on Sunday, March 28. Here Bowen
Vernan, AZA Council Aleph Sopher, who helped to lead
the program, admires a special 7-layer cake in honor of
the evening's theme.

Shapiro AZA:
2004 Basketball Champions

Top Row: Justin Rolnitzky, Matt Tugender, Shawn Achtman,
Eric Hoffman. Bottow Row: Yale Miller, Chad Mahakian,
Andrew Baum.



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