Rachel Brooks displays
a STAR brochure.
A Rising STAR
Bat mitzvah raises $1,650
to help Israeli students.
Dachel Brooks didn't have to
n look far to find a service
project for her bat mitzvah. As
a volunteer for the Michigan
Region of Women's American
ORT, she found the project with-
in the organization.
She decided to raise money
for ORT's campaign to help
Israeli students in low-income
families with basic needs.
She also found a convenient
source of information. Her
grandmother, Michelle Passon,
is ORT's Michigan Region devel-
Rachel has been a volunteer
in the OW office for more than
two years. Her duties include
sending out fund-raising letters.
After talking to her grand-
mother last January about a bat
Rachel narrowed her
The money is used to
decision to ORT's
fund such necessities
STAR (Students At
as food, clothing,
ORT has agreed to
books or bus fare...
support 1,500 Israeli
the financial situation
students at $550
each, with the
is serious in Israel,
where one-third of
committed to spon-
soring 56 a year.
families live below
The money is used
to fund such neces-
sities as food, cloth-
ing, books or bus
fare. Passon said the
financial situation is serious in
hoped to collect enough to help
Israel, where one-third of fami-
one Israeli student — $550.
lies live below poverty level.
She wrote letters to her bat
Rachel, an eighth-grader at
mitzvah guests and others,
Bloomfield Hills Middle School,
seeking donations. By the time
"didn't know how I would come
she celebrated her bat mitzvah
up with the money." She initial-
Sept. 3 at Temple Israel in West
Mandy (Mayers) and Mark Rebtoy of
Waterford are delighted to announce the
birth of their son, Mitchell Robert
(Baruch Melech). Sharing in their joy are
loving grandparents Ralph and Denise
Mayers of West Bloomfield and Bob and
Leslie Rebtoy of Farmington Hills. Proud
great-grandparents are Valerie Cox and
Robert and Jean Dembeck. Mitchell is
named in loving memory of his great-
grandmother Betty Mayers.
Kimberlee (Rubin) and Jason Levy of Novi
proudly announce the birth of their son,
Maxwell William (Meir Zev). Delighted
grandparents are Ellen and Joseph Stuban
of Wolverine Lake, Joanne and Jack Rubin
of West Bloomfield, David Levy and Susan
Krall of Farmington Hills and Barbara
Burton of Phoenix, Ariz. Also sharing in
their joy are great-
Margaret and Albert
Schwartz and Lola
and Sol Rubin, all of
West Bloomfield, and
Roslyn Burton of
Lauderhill, Fla. Max is
also the great-grand-
October 13 . 2005
son of the late Herman Burton and the
late Esther and Mark Levy. He was named
in loving memory of his paternal great-
grandfather Mark Levy and his paternal
great-great-grandfather William Burton.
Bloomfield, she had gathered
$1,650 to aid three STAR stu-
Rachel, the daughter of Jamie
and Steven Brooks of
Bloomfield Hills, is continuing
to volunteer at the ORT office in
Fogelman of Palm
Fogelman of West
Bloomfield and Dr.
Armand and Cheri
Garcia of Columbus.
Sharing in their
excitement is great-
Mary Ruth Hughes and Kevin Shenkman.
of Los Angeles are thrilled to announce
the birth of their daughter, Samantha
Dawn. Happy first-time grandparents are
Anne and George
Watts of Canyon
County, Calif., and
Gail and Jack
Sharing in their
excitement is great-
Pryor of West
is named in loving memory of her pater-
nal great-grandfather Samuel Pryor and
her maternal grandfather Donald Hughes.
Michelle (Polan) and Marc Silverstone of
West Bloomfield are thrilled to announce
the birth of their beautiful daughter,
Amanda Jade (Ahava Jacoba), Welcoming
her home with love, hugs and kisses is big
brother Jason. Sharing in their joy are
grandparents Paula and John Polan of •
West Bloomfield and Charlotte and Bob
Silverstone of Commerce Township.
Amanda Jade is named in loving memory
of her maternal great-aunt Ann Rosenberg
and her paternal great-uncle Jack Scherr.
Aimee and Ryan Fogelman of Columbus,
Ohio, announce with great joy the birth of
their beautiful daughter, Olivia Lynn :The
very proud grandparents are Dr. Burt
Aviva (Levine) and Moses Fridman of
Birmingham welcome with much love and
happiness their daughter, Elianna Basha.
Loving first-time grandparents are Faye
In the Detroit sister city of
Migdal Ha'Emek, Israel, almost
all of the elementary and sec-
ondary schools are ORT
schools. ORT has also educated
25 percent of the Israeli work-
force, Passon said i
and Robert Levine of
Bloomfield Hills and .
Irina and Alex
Fridman of Livonia.
Also sharing in their
happiness are mater-
er Beth Chernikov of
Southfield and pater-
ers ReVekkah Mondrusova of Livonia and
Tatiana Mayorova of St. Petersburg,
Russia. Elianna is named in honor and
loving memory of her maternal great-
grandmother Bertha (Basha) Levine. She
is also the great-granddaughter of the late
Abraham Chernikov, the late Joseph
Levine, the late Mendel Mondrusov and
the late Moshe Fridman.
Geesin, formerly of
Southfield, and Troy
Geesin of Grand
announce the birth of
their daughter, Maia
Her big brother is
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