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June 04, 2009 - Image 24

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2009-06-04

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Awesome '80s

Young adults go back in time during prom-themed event.

Jennifer Noparstak of Berkley and Jennifer Levine of Pleasant

Brett Mountain of Huntington

YAD president Jill Menuck and co-chairs Heidi Wineman of

Birmingham and Andrea Beavers of Farmington Hills


specially in these tough economic times, every dol-
lar donated to the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan
Detroit counts and is appreciated. With that in mind,
Federation's Young Adult Division hosted an "Awesome '80s
Prom" May 14 at Boogie Fever in Ferndale for 20- and 30-some-
things who've made a contribution at the Chai Society level of
$18 or more.
"We put on this event to thank people,'
said Heidi Wineman of Birmingham.
She co-chaired the prom with Andrea
Beavers of Farmington Hills.
"We wanted people to know their gift
is appreciated no matter what the dollar
amount," Wineman said.
More than 100 partygoers dressed up
in 1980s attire for the party, which includ-
ed awards for individuals and couples
considered the "best dressed." Remnants
of the '80s were everywhere: Centerpieces
incorporated glow sticks and the three-
dimensional puzzle, Rubik's Cube. There were also old video
games to play including Pac Man and Donkey Kong.
"I wore a Madonna-style outfit with a black T-shirt dress,
bracelets on my arms, a big black belt and black plastic ear-
rings," said Wineman. "Other people wore old prom dresses,
skinny ties and big hair. It was a really festive atmosphere. Most
people in the YAD age group grew up in the '80s, so we knew it
would be a really fun theme."
Spotted in the crowd were: Jennifer and Todd Kroll,
Lisa and Mark Menuck and Matthew Schwartz, all of
Birmingham; Marla and Jason Golnick of West Bloomfield;
Lauren and Sean Kerman, Lena Epstein and Brett Koretzky
of Royal Oak; Marc Pearlman of Oak Park; and Jill Rosenfeld
of Farmington Hills.


June 4 2009

Josh Levine of Huntington Woods and Jeremy
Crane of Farmington Hills

Craig Eidelman of Berkley with Rebecca Lincoln and
Adam Scheinfield, both of Birmingham

Marty and Lindsey Maddin of Huntington Woods

Cindy and Keith Faigin of West Bloomfield

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