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The Detroit Jewish News, 2004-06-11

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Winning Mitzvah Team

Bat mitzvah becomes a woman by helping women.

everyone invited to her ceremony and
asked
them to participate in the race in
Staff Writer
lieu of gifts. Last Saturday, at Comerica
Park in Detroit, 73 people signed up to
annah Hodari, 13, of West
walk with Hannah, 50 of them kids,
Bloomfield has participated in
said her mother, Nancy Hodari. In
the Susan G. Komen Race for
addition, Hannah raised $7,000 from
the Cure to raise money to fight breast
those unable to attend.
cancer ever since she was a baby — her
"The race is important because my
mother pushed her along in a stroller.
grandma and aunt both have breast
Last weekend, Hannah had her own
cancer," said Hannah, a student at
team in the race — Hannah's Mitzvah
Detroit Country Day School in Beverly
Team — and an even stronger commit- Hannah Ho dari
Hills. "It's a very common disease and I
ment to the cause: Her grandmother and
want to help find a cure so not as many people get
aunt were diagnosed this year with breast cancer.
it.
Hannah, who will become a bat mitzvah Sept. 18
Dealing with cancer has not always been easy for
at Temple Israel in West Bloomfield, sent letters to

SHARON LUCKERMAN

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her or for other girls her age, said her mother.
. "Hannah was afraid because kids tend to focus on
people who die with cancer and not those who live
with it. She has friends who have a parent who died
of it."
Becoming involved in the race, Nancy added, is a
way to address a health and social issue as well as
turning Hannah's attention toward those in need.
Those lessons were not lost on Hannah, who has
been inspired by the race for the Cure over the
years.
"The race is a lot of fun; you're not just walking
alone," she said. "There's a lot of people there, and
then you see all those wearing pink shirts who had
breast cancer and survived ... all that's good energy
and you want to be there." ❑

New Arrivals

May 21
Rebecca (Stern) and Mitchell Klausner
of Southfield welcome with much love
a daughter, Yaffa Golda. Also welcom-
ing Yaffa home are her helpful big
brothers Alter, 5 1 /2; Raffi, 3 1 /2; and
Ezra, 2. Thrilled grandparents are
Dorothy and Stephen Klausner of
Southfield and Laura and Myles Stern
of Farmington Hills. Proud great-

grandparents are Adeline Stern of West
Bloomfield and Florence and Bud
Waisbren of Milwaukee, Wis. Yaffa
Golda is named in loving memory of
her paternal great-grandmothers Jean
Sandler and Gertrude Klausner.

May 4
Michelle (Rott) Rosenblum and Ira
Aron Rosenblum of New York City
are thrilled and delighted to announce

the birth of their daughter, Amalia
Simone Shimcha Rosenblum. Proud
grandparents are Carol and Sheldon
Rott of West Bloomfield and Priscilla
and Herman David Rosenblum of
East Hampton, N.Y. Amalia is named
in loving memory and great joy after
her maternal bubbie Celia Shimcha
Rott and her paternal grandfather
Abraham Rosenblum.

April 16
Carol (Hirschhorn) and David
Fleishman of Chicago announce with
love the birth of their daughter, Sara
Lily. Sharing in the joy are both sets
of delighted first-time grandparents,
Susan and Austin Hirschhorn of
Huntington Woods and Sandra and
Jack Fleishman of Boston.

Ben Goutkovitch was called to read
from the Torah on the occasion of
his bar mitzvah
Saturday, June 5,
at the Shul. He is
the son of Coby
Goutkovitch and
Ronit
Goutkovitch and
stepson of Susan
Goutkovitch. He
is the brother of
Tal Goutkovitch
and stepbrother of Alicia, Avery and
Ethan Mendelson. Ben's proud
grandparents are Nitzchya
Goutkovitch of Afula, Israel, and
Rachel Miller of Ashdod, Israel. He
is also the grandson of the late
Chaim Goutkovitch and the late
Raffi Miller.
Ben is an honor student at Hillel
Day School of Metropolitan Detroit
in Farmington Hills. He participat,
ed in the mitzvah of working with
JARC residents.

Rachel Mickie
Kaplan, daughter of
Dr. Larry and Lisa
(Kaufman) Kaplan,
will celebrate her bat
mitzvah at the
Butzel Conference
Center in
Ortonville. She is a
member of Adat
Shalom Synagogue. Rachel is the sister
of Benjamin and granddaughter of Dr.
Jerome Kaufman, Suzanne and Gene
Curtis, Dr. Aaron and Shirley Kaplan
and the late Marilyn Simandl Kaplan.
Rachel is an honor student at Dunckel
Middle School in Farmington Hills. She
volunteers each year with Women's
American ORT and the Oakland
County Shelter program at Adat Shalom.

B'nai Mitzvah

Nathan Chesterman will be called
to the Torah as a bar mitzvah
Saturday, June 12, at Congregation
Beth Shalom. He is the son of Barry
Chesterman and Elaine Webber and
brother of Benjamin, Miriam and
Ari. Nathan is the grandson of Ruth
and Mark
Webber and Joy
and Harvey
Chesterman.
Nathan is a sev-
enth-grade honor
student at Hillel
Day School of
Metropolitan
Detroit in Farm-
ington Hills. During the past year,
his bottle and can drive raised
money for Magen David Adorn. He
also volunteered at Yad Ezra in
Berkley, helped host the homeless at
Congregation Beth Shalom and
joined in Federation's Mitzvah Day.

Brandon Rodman Friedland, son of
Tammi and Dr. Mark Friedland will cel-
ebrate his bar mitzvah at Temple Israel
Saturday, June 12. He is the brother of
Jarett, Brittani, and Stephen. His excited
grandparents are
Sandra Rodman and
Joan and Lester
Friedland. He is also
the grandson of the
late Stephen
Rodman and the
great-grandson of
Samuel Berman, the
late Ethel Berman
and the late Reinie Blenu.
Brandon is an honor student at
Orchard Lake Middle School in West
Bloomfield. He participated in bowl-
ing with children with special needs
through the National Council of
Jewish Women and he donated to the
Make-A-Wish Foundation as part of
his mitzvah projects.

Jonathan Howard Klar will be called to
the Torah as a bar mitzvah at
Congregation Shir Tikvah Saturday,
June 12. He is the son of Reva and

B'NAI MITZVAH

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