ars Fetes Orleys' Aid
JFS presented Graham and Sally Orley and Suzanne and Joseph Orley, all of
Bloomfield Hills, with pen-and-watercolor renderings of the building to thank the
couples for their vision, commitment and generosity.
finds a piece of the
time capsule with his
signature on it.
ewish Family Service formally
dedicated its new West
Bloomfield building last week
with a ceremony honoring major
donors Graham and Sally Orley and
Joseph and Suzanne Orley, all of
Nearly 300 people attended, includ-
ing agency and capital campaign
donors, volunteers and friends of the
Brothers Graham and Joseph Orley
both spoke about their decision to
enrich the Jewish community
through their combined major gift.
They also spoke highly of the work
of JFS. Executive Director Norman
Keane extended thanks to the Orley
families for theiT involvement
beyond the major gift, including
active board membership and hands-
JFS President Terran Leemis pre-
sented each Orley couple with
framed pen-and-watercolor render-
ings of the new building and cited
the couples' vision, commitment and
— Harry Kirsbaum, staff writer
A copper art piece and donor wall
also was unveiled, which lists major
donors and represents JFS clients.
The wall was commissioned by the
seven Orley children and their fami-
n 1995, Rabbi Joshua Bennett and religious
school teacher Nancy Rosenthal created a
teacher assistant training program (madrichim)
at Temple Israel for seventh-graders.
The 15 students who enrolled at the West
Bloomfield synagogue would go on to be religious
school teaching assistants throughout their high
school years, said Rabbi Bennett. Rosenthal has con-
tinued to teach the class all these years.
"Anticipating their conclusion of high school and
college, we did a time capsule asking them for a
vision of the future," the rabbi said.
Along with time-weathered mementos like a
sports card from former Pistons star Grant Hill, the
students made predictions about pop culture.
Another time capsule may be buried but this time
using a waterproof container. It was nice to get the
kids back together and to hear that "all of them were
still involved in Judaism and connected to Jewish
communities around the country," the rabbi said.
A view of the donor wall from the
Nancy Rosenthal of Farmington Hills rummages
through remains of the time capsule.