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May 14, 2009 - Image 52

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2009-05-14

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Family Focus

MAZE! TOV!

April 4
j Jill (Kahn) and Aam

Gantz welcome with much
love the birth of their
daughter, Mia Olivia.
She joins her big brother
Michael, 4, at home. Very
proud grandparents are
Gantz
Carl Kahn of Rochester
Hills, Alan and Idee Fox
of West Bloomfield and Susanne Gantz of
Center Reach, N.Y. She is also the grand-
daughter of the late Michael Gantz. Thrilled
great-grandparents are Dorothy and Manuel

Krashin of West Bloomfield. Mia Olivia is
named in loving memory of her paternal
uncle Mason Gantz.

A.

Brandon David Ben-
Ezra (David Judah)
will read from the
Torah as he celebrates
his bar mitzvah at
Temple Israel in West
Bloomfield Saturday,
May 16. He is the son
Ben-Ezra
of Laura Ben-Ezra
and Phillip and Ioana
Ben-Ezra and the brother of Maelani
Leia, Logan Michael and Alden Joseph.
Sharing in the simchah will be his
proud grandparents Elaine and Dr.
Stephen Bertman, Leslie and David Ben-
Ezra and Floare and George Pusta and
great-grandfather Joseph Ephraim. He is
also the great-grandchild of the late Ida
and the late Michael Rosenthal, the late
Miriam and the late Harry Bertman, the
late Shirely Ephraim, the late Lisa and
the late YomTov Ben-Ezra.
Brandon attends O.E. Dunckel Middle
School in Farmington Hills. He felt
planting trees for the Keeping it Green
project at Tamarack Camp was his most
meaningful mitzvah project.

Kevin Jake Berkowitz
of Franklin will be
called to the Torah as a
bar mitzvah Saturday,
May 16, at a Havdalah
service at Temple
Beth El in Bloomfield
Township. He is the
Berkowitz
son of Kerri and Mark
Berkowitz and brother
of Jeremy. His proud grandparents are
Gail and Lloyd Tamarin of Jackson,
N.J., and Frances Berkowitz of Boynton
Beach, Fla. He is also the grandson of
the late Harry Berkowitz.
Kevin is a student at Berkshire Middle
School in Beverly Hills. His mitzvah
projects include volunteering at Yad
Ezra in Berkley.

B16

May 14 2009

Feb. 12
Joanna (Miller) and
Michael Steinberg of New
York City are thrilled to
announce the birth of
their daughter, Emma
Jeri (Tziporah Rachel).
Sharing in their happiness
are proud grandparents
Carole and Larry Miller

Rebecca Claire Berman
(Rivkah Chaviva) will
be called to the Torah as
a bat mitzvah Saturday,
May 16, at Adat
Shalom Synagogue in
Farmington Hills. Proud
parents are Barbara and
Berman
Gary Berman. Rebecca
is the terrific sister of
Jordan and Samantha. Sharing in her
simchah will be her grandfather Charles
Berman. Rebecca is also the granddaugh-
ter of the late Maxine Berman, the late
Joan Cafara and the late Alfred Cafara.
Rebecca attends Warner Middle School
in Farmington Hills. Her most mean-
ingful project was volunteering at the
Michigan Animal Rescue League because
animals are her passion.

Sara Cahn will become
a bat mitzvah as she
reads from the Torah
at Congregation
B'nai Moshe in West
Bloomfield on Saturday,
May 16. She is the
daughter of proud par-
Cahn
ents Marla and Mark
Cahn, sister of Andrew,
granddaughter of Rochelle Iczkovitz and
Anne Cahn, and the late Stanley Iczkovitz
and the late Joel Cahn.
Sara found it meaningful to participate
in the Christmas Day gift distribution
program with Jimmy's Kids in Southwest
Detroit.

Gaft

Ross Ahron Gaft
(Reuven Aharon) will be
called to the Torah as a
bar mitzvah on Saturday,
May 16, at Congregation
Beth Shalom in Oak
Park. Ross is the son of
Sally and Mitchell Gaft
and the older brother
of Rachael Chava. He

of Bloomfield Hills and Debby and Terry
Steinberg of Woodmere, N.Y. Excited great-
grandparents are Gert Cohen of Brick, N.J.,
and Rita and Gil Steinberg of Lawrence, N.Y.
Emma is named in loving memory of her
maternal great-grandmother Peggy Miller
and her paternal great-great-grandfather
Jerry Steinberg. Emma is also the great-
granddaughter of the late Harry Miller.

Dec. 15
Sarah (Novetsky) Wolfe and Todd Wolfe of
Farmington Hills announce with much love
the birth of their son, Ari Jakob (Jonah).

is also the grandson of Joyce and Sidney
Schulman of Oak Park and Yvette and
Harold Miezner of Walled Lake.
Ross is a seventh-grade student at Hillel
Day School of Metropolitan Detroit in
Farmington Hills. For his mitzvah project,
he volunteered and spent time with the
residents of Farmington Hills-based JARC.

Paige Syndey
Hamburger will be called
to the Torah as a bat
mitzvah on Saturday, May
16, at Temple Beth El in
Bloomfield Township. She
and her younger brother,
Justin, are the children
Hamburger
of Wendy and Douglas
Hamburger. She is the
granddaughter of Barbara and Jonathan
Haber and Lois and Richard Hamburger.
Paige is a seventh-grade student at
Warner Middle School in Farmington
Hills. Among her wide variety of mitzvah
projects the most meaningful is helping the
special education students at her school.

Danielle Paige Jacobson,
daughter of David
Jacobson and Stephanie
and Josh Freedman,
will be called to the
Torah as a bat mitzvah
on Saturday, May 16, at
Congregation Beth Ahm
Jacobson
in West Bloomfield. She
is the sister of Jenna and
Max. Proud grandparents are Bernice and
Leonard Burg, Nancy and Joseph Jacobson
and Shelley Freedman.
Danielle attends Bloomfield Hills Middle
School. Her most meaningful mitzvah
project is collecting music CDs for disabled
residents of Chicago-based Misericordia
Home, where her uncle resides; she also
volunteered for the home's Candy Days
fundraiser, collecting donations on the
streets of Chicago.

Showering Ari with hugs
and kisses is big sister
Micole Sloane, 5. Proud
grandparents are Laurie
and Howard Novetsky and
Avis and Harold Wolfe,
all of West Bloomfield.
Sharing in their happiness
Wolfe
are proud great-grand-
parents Doris and Irving
Novetsky of Oak Park and Esther Karber of
Southfield. Ari is named in loving memory
of his maternal great-grandfather George
(Jonah) Karber.

Alexander Jacob Kay,
son of Laura and Jeffrey
Solomon and Michael Kay,
will read from the Torah
on the occasion of his
bar mitzvah at Temple
Israel in West Bloomfield
on Saturday, May 16. He
Kay
is the brother of Zack,
Lindsay, Jake, Dan, Tony,
Jordan, Sam and Brad. Sharing in the sim-
chah will be his proud grandparents Elaine
and Alex Solomon, Helene and Moishe Last
and Goldie Kay. He is also the grandchild of
the late Jack Kay.
Alexander attends Orchard Lake
Middle School in West Bloomfield. He felt
volunteering at West Bloomfield-based
Friendship Circle was the most significant
of his mitzvah projects.

Brittany
Murray

Samantha
Murray

Brittany Nicole Murray and Samantha
Paige Murray, daughters of Vicki and
Rod Brown and the late James Murray, will
share the bimah at Temple Israel in West
Bloomfield Friday, May 15, as they celebrate
their b'not mitzvah. They are the sisters of
Josh, Bryan, Andrew and Jason. Sharing in
the simchah will be proud grandparents
Fran and Ron White, Helen and Fred Brown
and Joyce and Walter Gresko.
Brittany and Samantha are students
at Geisler Middle School in Walled Lake.
Among the numerous mitzvah projects that
were done, Samantha felt volunteering at a
First Step Shelter party was the most mean-
ingful project for her; Brittany felt making
dolls for hospitalized children through
Hadassah was most significant for her.

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