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May 11, 2006 - Image 71

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2006-05-11

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Mazel Toy!

Musical Mitzvah

Teen pianist entertains Federation
apartment residents.

Leonard Poqer
Copy Editor


ilia Helfrick uses
her piano talents to
brighten the days for
residents in an assisted living
facility in Oak Park.
The 12-year-old stops by
the Coville Assisted Living
complex in Prentis Federation
Apartments once or twice a
month as one of her bat mitz-

vah projects. She was bat mitz-
vah May 6 at Temple Emanu-El
in Oak Park.
The Huntington Woods girl, a
seventh-grader at Norup Middle
School in Oak Park, "loves play-
ing piano!' Her mother, Freya
Weberman, played the instru-
ment as a youngster.
Talia attends Temple Emanu-
El Religious School and is a
choir member at the temple
and at Norup. She has been tak-
ing piano lessons for six years,

April 16
Robin (Sherr) and Danny Davids of
Beverly Hills, Calif., are pleased to
announce the birth of their daughter,
Georgie Juliette. She was welcomed home
by big brother Jonas Julius. Sharing in
their happiness are grandparents Linda
and Ron Sherr of West Bloomfield and
Ilana Davids of London, England.

April 10
Eran and Diana (Ruckert) Singer of Oak
Park announce the
birth of their daughter,
Sarah Grace Singer.
Grandparents are Gerald
and Myra Ruckert of
Southfield, Stanford
and Judith Singer of
Farmington Hills. Sarah
is named for her pater-
nal great-grandfather Sol Singer and for
her maternal great-grandmother Goldie

April 7
Stacy Keywell and David Warshawsky of
Waterford announce the birth of their
daughter, Cameron Elle. Sharing in the
excitement is big sister Molly Paris, 3.
Proud grandparents are Claudia and Eddie
Keywell of Farmington Hills and Gerry
and Sy Warshawsky of West Bloomfield.
Cameron was named in loving memory of
her maternal great-great-aunt Clara Topor
and maternal great-grandmother Elma

April 5
Drs. Lauren Katz and Joel Rubenstein
of Ann Arbor announce with love the
birth of their daughter, Hannah Libi
Rubenstein. Thrilled grandparents are

currently studying with Henry
Feinberg, also a Temple Emanu-
El member.
She decided last fall to play
piano for the Coville residents
to fulfill her mitzvah project.
She plans to continue her musi-
cal visits.
Bonnie Meek, Coville's pro-
gram coordinator and case
manager, said Talia's perfor-
mances "bring much life" to
the 15 Coville residents who
leave the "comfort zones of their

Sharon and Marvin Katz of Houston,
Texas, and Joyce and Saul Rubenstein of
Bloomfield Township. Sharing in their joy
are great-grandmothers Carol Turboff of
Houston and Lillian Finkelstein-Falick of
San Rafael, Calif. Hannah Libi is named
in loving memory of her maternal great-
grandfather Harold Turboff and her
paternal great-grandmother Leona (Lee)

March 27
Rachel (Zager) and Darin Kanfer of Royal
Oak welcome with love the birth of their
son, Zachary Evan (Baroch Eliyahou).
Zachary's proud maternal grandparents
are Judith Zager and
Carl Hoff. Zachary's
proud paternal grand-
parents are Michele and
Max Dubrinsky. He is
also the grandchild of
the late Robert Zager
and the late Edward
Kanfer. Zachary Evan is named in honor
of his late grandfathers.

March 21
Eric and Renee Zacks of Davisburg,
Mich., are proud to announce the birth
of their son, Asher
Maxwell (Meir Asher).
Sharing in their happi-
ness are grandparents
Mark and Alice Zacks
of West Bloomfield
and Bo.bbi Levin of
Richboro, Pa. Asher
is named in loving
memory of his great-uncle Frederick
Asher Bird and his great-grandfather
Meyer Allen.

Talia Helfrick enjoys playing the piano for Coville residents.

When she comes to play, "the
room is always full and they
[the residents] all love her."
They also "marvel at her talent:'
Meek added.
Talia plays a variety of selec-
tions at Coville, including
Jewish music.

Jan. 11
Lisa (Soble) and Tal Siegmann of Oak Park
are thrilled to announce the birth of their
third child, Amit Beni Siegmann.
He was welcomed home with loving arms
by his adoring siblings, big brother Adi, 5,
and big sister Maya, 3 1h.
Amit's proud American
grandparents are Fred
and Joan Soble and
great-grama Annie
of Cleveland. Amit's
Israeli grandparents are
Professor Arnon and
Yudit Siegmann and
great-saba Alfred Levin of Haifa and Gedera.
Amit is named after Keeva (Akiva) J. Kekst
of Cleveland.

Jan. 10
Emily (Bean) and Alex Fish are proud to
announce the birth of
their daughter, Sarah
Halley (Sarah Chava).
Grandparents are Dr.
Barry and Renee Bean
and Mark and Mira Fish.
Sarah is named after her
maternal grandparents
Herbert and Shirley Bean
and her paternal grandfather Samuel Fish.

Dec. 27

Emily (Opfermann) and
Evan Ellis of Seattle,
Wash., are thrilled to
announce the birth of
their beautiful daughter,
Sadie Ruth (Sarah
Ruth). Proud grandpar-
ents are Susan and Paul
Opfermann and Mary and Jerry Ellis, all
of Farmington Hills. Sharing in the joy are

Talia is the daughter of
Freya Weberman and Richard
Helfrick of Huntington Woods,
the sister of Philip, and the
granddaughter of Miriam
and Harry Weberman, Gloria
Helfrick Cousins and the late
Philip Helfrick.

maternal great-grandparents Mary Lou
and Eugene Opfermann of Monroe. Sadie
is named in loving memory of her pater-
nal aunt Stephanie Hope Ellis and mater-
nal great-grandmother Edith Ruth White.

Dec. 16
Erin (Auslander) Bleiberg and Dr.
Marvin Bleiberg of Farmington Hills are
thrilled to announce the birth of their
daughter, Graycin Henrie Bleiberg
(Tsvia Shoshannah). Gracie's ecstatic
first-time grand-
parents are Marcia
and Ira Auslander of
Farmington Hills and
Ada and Mike Bleiberg
of Del Ray Beach,
Fla. Gracie is named
in loving memory
of her paternal great-grandmothers
Gretta Bleiberg and Rose (Shoshannah)
Kaisman as well as her maternal great-
grandparents Henry (Tsvi) Auslander
and Helen Linden.

Dec. 6
Kathy (Lee) and Bradley Shapiro of Long
Grove, Ill., proudly announce the birth of
their son, Jacob Lee (Yacov). Welcoming
him into the family is big sister Hilary
Rachel, 2. Sharing in their happiness are
delighted grandparents Barbara Shapiro
of Southfield and
Young and Sang Lee of
Napierville, Ill. Jacob
is also the grandson of
the late Harvey Shapiro.
Jacob was named in
loving memory of his
paternal uncle Jordan
Paul Isaacs and his
maternal aunt Joanne Glick Levey.

May 11 • 2006


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