The Interior Do:A(111(T chi
Hardwood floor': ;
.)t,aillicss Wei Ayplicmccs
Custom I unlit/um -
B'ham Chai Center
to honor founders.
but Air Master designed the most impoi m
"Went n eco-friendly environment.
Special to the Jewish News
It's not just about how your home looks.
It's about how it breathes.
wwwairmastermi.com or (248) 399-1800
---- Thank You For 25 Great Years!
It's the air you breathe.
Heating o Air Conditioning Air Quality
Locally prevented by
FIFTH THIRD BANK
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
NOVEMBER 19 - DECEMBER 28
for teens by teens
Save up to 50% for all performances Nov. 1 9-2 7
courtesy of FIFTH THIRD BANK
KIDS SAVE S5* on all shows!
Tickets at OlympiaEntertainment.com • Box Office
Ticketmaster Outlets *Charge by phone 248.433.1515
Groups 10+ SAVE! 313.471.3099
*Subject to availability. no double discounts. Some restrictions apply.
November 6 • 2008
n 1985, Eileen and Jerry
Borsand of Bloomfield Hills
started a small Shabbos min-
yan in their Bloomfield Hills home.
Now 23 years later, that small min-
yan is known as the Birmingham-
Bloomfield Chai Center, meeting at
the Birmingham Masonic Temple.
This year brings another first for
the Chai Center. It will be holding its
first annual dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday,
NOV. 23 — with a 5 p.m. pre-glow
reception — at the Bloomfield Open
Hunt Club in Bloomfield Hills. The
evening's honorees will be Eileen and
Jerry Borsand. Guest speaker is well-
known author/lecturer/radio host
This year's cel-
ebration is seen as
to gain more vis-
ibility for the
center. The event is
chaired by two of
the Borsand's five
children, Dena Borsand of Oak Park
and Yosi Borsand of Farmington
Hills, an attorney. Before the arrival
of Rabbi Boruch Cohen, Yosi often
served the congregation by leading
services and giving sermons.
For many years, the shul has bat-
tled challenges like small member-
ship, sometimes unable to procure
the requisite 10 men for a minyan,
and fluctuating leadership. The
late Rabbi Moshe Poker served as
resident rabbi for many of the early
years, followed by his sons Rabbis
Dovid, Yechiel and Yochanan Polter.
But four years ago, the Borsands
handed the helm to Rabbi Cohen and
his wife, Ita Leah. They have a lofty
The Cohens have brought a con-
nection with grassroots Judaism and
"I think that the Chai Center has
tapped into a certain vibe from the
Baal Shem Tov, one that perhaps
eludes some bigger institutions;'