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The Detroit Jewish News, 2008-09-04

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Simon & Schuster editor heard it and
called to ask for a manuscript. "It is one
of -those absurd stories',' Erin says.
Erin always understood just how
much hard work it took to be a success
— and she was willing to make that
effort:' says Harriet Maza, who was her
journalism teacher at West Bloomfield
High and in Erin's mind, "the teacher
who influenced me most!'
"From the moment she entered my
journalism room as a sophomore, Erin
was hooked," Maza says. "For her senior
year, I chose her to be editor in chief
... Because of her versatility, her overall
understanding of the entire communi-
cations package, her ability to assimilate
information quickly and teach others
what she knew, she made the perfect
leader and manager. I could almost sit
back and relax,"the Farmington Hills
resident says.

Family Ties
Erin has been back to Poland and
Bedzin several times, bringing her
immediate and extended family and
working with a series of attorneys on
the property issue. She and her dad,
Brian Einhorn, just returned from
marking Bedzin's 650th anniversary.
The event, attended by many survivors
and their families, she describes as

HMC Docents Training
The Holocaust memorial Center
Zekelman Family Campus in
Farmington Hills has scheduled a
third orientation this year for indi-
viduals wishing to serve as docents.
The new session will begin 10 a.m.
Monday, Sept. 8, at the complex, 28123
Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills.
The session will last 90 minutes and
will establish a calendar of subsequent
meetings for the group. Judy Miller,
board member and chair of the train-
ing program, will preside with co-
chair Harold Goodman.
Individuals who began training in
prior years but were unable to com-
pete the program are invited to return.
Advance registration is necessary. Forms
may be obtained at the museums front
desk or by phone from Selma Silverman,
(248) 553-2400, ext. 12.

Holocaust Center Concert
The Holocaust Memorial Center
Zekelman Family Campus in
Farmington Hills will have its 24th
anniversary dinner Sunday, Sept. 14. It
will include a tribute and a concert,
The event will honor Dr. Michael H.
Treblin, a pediatrician, who has served

pretty intense'
Family members are proud of her,
but had different views of how Irene
would have reacted.
"Going to live in Poland for a year
is quite a feat:' says Brian, who lives in
Royal Oak. "It's nothing I would ever
do. I think Irene would have loved the
fact that Erin spent so much time tell-
ing the story"
"She would have been extremely
proud:' says Erin's "Aunt Fran" Wolfe, a
Farmington Hills resident who is Irene's
sister-in-law. Wolfe was part of the trip
to Poland in which Erin took them to
the house where her mother was born.
"I think she would have had mixed
feelings," says her brother, Dr. Derek
Einhom, an internist and pediatri-
cian who also lives in Royal Oak. "She
would have been very proud of Erin.
But a big part of her didn't want to
know. It would have evoked a lot of
emotions that would have been hard
for her to deal with:'
"Erin's dream was to take her mother
there;' Wolfe says. "Irene would have
gone because of Erie
Erin Einhorn will be a featured
author at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at the
57th Annual Detroit Jewish Book Fair
at the Jewish Community Center in
West Bloomfield. ❑


as president of the HMC for the past
four years.
Tenor James Benjamin Rodgers will
perform. He also appeared at the event
last year. Rodgers won the first prize at
the 2007 Lotte Lenya Competition for
Singers and this year was the winner
of the Joy in Singing competition.
Also performing will be mezzo-
soprano Rebecca Jo Loeb, winner of
this year's Lotte Lenya Competition.
At the piano, accompanying the
two singers, will be area artist Martin
Mandelbaum. He is a dance accompa-
nist at Marygrove College in Detroit
as well as conductor of the Bel Canto
Choral Society.
The annual dinner will be at Adat
Shalom Synagogue in Farmington
Hills. A cocktail reception will start at
5 p.m. The concert begins at 6:15, fol-
lowed by dinner.
Dinner chairs are David and Amy
Tickets are $300 per person or $200.
The higher price includes preferred
seating and a name listing in the din-
ner program.
For information, call Selma
Silverman, (248) 553-2400, ext. 12.




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