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May 31, 2007 - Image 43

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2007-05-31

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To Life!

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Staff photos by Angie Baal)

et Cookinr!

NCJW feasts for funds to
benefit community projects.

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Sharon Lipton of Waterford; Abbey Brasch of Bloomfield Hills; Janice Morse of
Bloomfield Hills, president of Designs Unlimited; Shayna Silverman of Farmington

Hills

Rhoda Medow of Beverly Hills, Cheri Victor of Sandie and Steve Matz of Franklin
Bloomfield Hills, Sue Lasser of Birmingham

Nancy Josephson and Jain Lauter, both
of West Bloomfield

Judith Adelman of Birmingham and
Susan Marwil of Bloomfield Hills

he Southfield-based National
Council of Jewish Women
cooked up a clever way to raise
money for community service projects.
They invited more than a dozen Metro
Detroit chefs and caterers to prepare
delicious dishes for a patron event called
Delightful Diversions, an evening of food,
wine, fundraising and friends held at the
brand-new Designs
Unlimited Showroom
in Birmingham.
More than 130
people attended the
May 14 event, which
also doubled as a grand
opening for the design-
er kitchen retailer in its
Robin
new location.
Schwartz
"We had everything
Columnist
from hors d'oeuvres
to desserts:' said Jain Lauter of West
Bloomfield. She co-chaired the event
with Nancy Josephson, also of West
Bloomfield. "There were mushroom cana-
pes, spinach pies, salads, chicken risotto,
and pastas. Then we had cupcakes, choco-
lates and individual key lime pies."
The second annual event helped raise
more than $30,000 for the NCJW's pro-
grams aimed at improving the lives of
local women, children and families. The
volunteer organization oversees the area's
only kosher Meals on Wheels program.
They're also responsible for developing
a handicapped accessible playground at

Hess-Hathaway Park in Waterford where
a new maze for the children will be dedi-
cated in June.
"I believe in what we do, and I like
that we're in the general community','
said NCJW president Sharon Lipton of
Waterford. "We affect lives and social
change through advocacy and community
service."
Spotted in the crowd enjoying delight-
ful diversions were: Abbey and Ken
Nathan, Sandra Seligman, Brenda
Rosenberg, and Ann and Bill Zousmer,
all of Bloomfield Hills; Shayna Silverman
and Pola Friedman, both of Farmington
Hills; Myrna Edgar of Birmingham;
Sandie and Steve Matz of Franklin; and
Jennifer and Mark LoPatin of West
Bloomfield; and Marsha and Len Zucker
of Huntington Woods. I I

The chefs and caterers involved in
the event all donated their services.
They were: Amaryllis, Annabel's &
Co., Chef David's Gourmet Pastries,
Edible Arrangements, Michelle
Bommarito, Sommelier Michael
Cregar, Kilwin's Chocolates, Morton's
Steak House, Pasta Fagioli, Paul
Kohn — Quality Kosher Catering,
Peabody's, Salvatore Scallopini, the
Community House and the Cupcake
Station.

Harriet Dunsky, Brenda Rosenberg, Sandra Seligman and Elaine Minkin, all of
Bloomfield Hills; Sharon Lipton of Waterford; Peggy Daitch of Birmingham

May 31 2007

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