6800 Drake Road • West Bloomfield
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Mimi Cohen Markofsky
Harold Wade and chaperone Harvey Miller, both of West Bloomfield
Despite meticulous efforts by
bus captions to flag graves ahead of
time, some seniors decided right at
the cemetery to visit more graves.
Volunteers lovingly trudged through
the grounds to locate those sites as
The people connections are what
have kept Kever Avot going year after
year. "The special theme this year was
that we were able to locate and serve
12 seniors who had been living at the
Hechtman II Jewish Apartments in
West Bloomfield, the scene of that bad
fire last April: said David Techner of
Ira Kaufman Chapel.
A recurring gift is the friendships
made among volunteers and seniors;
some even have dinner together or ask
to be with one another the next Kever
Avot as well.
"You walk away feeling so good
about the experience said Frank
Kutinsky. "It's truly a mitzvah."
"And we appreciate it:' said his
newfound friend Charlotte Waxer,
speaking, no doubt, for all the senior
Kever Avot, Hebrew for "Graves
of our Ancestors," is an 11-
year-old program of Temple
Israel's Robert Sosnick Family
Life Center under the direction
of Kari Provizer. Ira Kaufman
Chapel sponsors it. Kever Avot
has served more than 900
seniors. Fleischman Residence/
Jewish Home & Aging Services
donated snacks and lunches.
Breath of Spring of Bloomfield
Township provided flowers.
Hiller's Markets was another
donor. The program is open to
the community regardless of
May the coming year be filled with
health and happiness for all our family and friends,
Judy, Gregory, Alana and
May the New Year bring to all
our friends and family health, joy,
prosperity and everything good in life.
Karen and Jeffrey Kraft
Aimee and Matt Spatzner
Elissa and Rachel Kraft
Sofia Kopilevich with chaperone Bob Miller, both of West Bloomfield
September 25 2008