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Metro

A Winner

The JN brings home
honors in competition.

Grant Awards Made

In its initial grant from the recently
established Emery and Diane Klein
Excellence in Education Endowment
Fund, the Federation's Alliance for
Jewish Education has awarded sti-
pends for travel and study to Ahuva
Newman, Rabbi Tuvia Weiss and
Rochel Levin, three Jewish educators
in metro Detroit.
Levin of Southfield and Weiss of
Oak Park received scholarships for
the Torah U'Mesorah Convention,
held in upstate New York in May.
Weiss, at Yeshivas Darchei Torah, has
taught first grade for 19 years. Levin
has taught fifth grade for 12 years at
Beth Jacob School for Girls of Yeshiva
Beth Yehudah. This year, she became
assistant principal of Judaic studies
at the school.
Newman of Southfield received
a scholarship to attend the CAJE
Conference in August at Duke
University. Newman has taught
Hebrew for 24 years. She cur-
rently teaches at congregations Beth
Shalom and B'nai Moshe and Temple
Emanu-El.

Hadassah Honored
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist
Organization of America, received
the 2006 National Advocacy Award
presented by the Genetics Policy
Institute. It was honored for contin-
ued work in advocating for favorable
stem cell legislation and funding
at the federal and state levels since
2001, when the Bush administration
limited federal support of stem cell
research.
In 2005, Hadassah mobilized
grassroots membership support to
participate in "SOS: State of Stem
Hadassah delegations visited
lawmakers in all 50 state capitals.
The Greater Detroit Chapter of
Hadassah will work with an advo-
cacy group dedicated to legalizing
embryonic stem cell research in
Michigan. The chapter's advocacy
coordinator, Sue Luria, will help
organize a statewide speakers bureau
and education outreach.

Diane and Emery Klein

Grant Awards Made

In its initial grant from the recently
established Emery and Diane Klein
Excellence in Education Endowment
Fund, the Federation's Alliance for
Jewish Education has awarded stipends
for travel and study to Ahuva Newman,
Rabbi Tuvia Weiss and Rochel Levin,
three Jewish educators in metro Detroit.
Levin of Southfield and Weiss of Oak
Park received scholarships for the Torah
U'Mesorah Convention, held in upstate
New York in May. Weiss, at Yeshivas
Darchei Torah, has taught first grade for
19 years. Levin has taught fifth grade
for 12 years at Beth Jacob School for
Girls of Yeshiva Beth Yehudah. This year,
she became assistant principal of Judaic
studies at the school.
Newman of Southfield received
a scholarship to attend the CAJE
Conference in August at Duke
University. Newman has taught Hebrew
for 24 years. She currently teaches at
congregations Beth Shalom and B'nai
Moshe and Temple Emanu-El.

Hadassah Honored
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist
Organization of America, received the
2006 National Advocacy Award pre-
sented by the Genetics Policy Institute.
It was honored for continued work in
advocating for favorable stem cell leg-
islation and funding at the federal and
state levels since 2001, when the Bush
administration limited federal support
of stem cell research.
In 2005, Hadassah mobilized grass-
roots membership support to par-
ticipate in "SOS: State of Stem Cell?'
Hadassah delegations visited lawmak-
ers in all 50 state capitals.
The Greater Detroit Chapter of
Hadassah will work with an advocacy
group dedicated to legalizing embry-
onic stem cell research in Michigan.
The chapter's advocacy coordinator, Sue
Luria, will help organize a statewide
speakers bureau and education out-
reach.

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