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Jewish Historical Society's journal
marks group's 50 years.
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TheTikkun Olam Award -
WHAM Eight Over Eighty — The Tilikun Olam Award
Eight Over Eighty is an annual event at Jewish Senior Life of Metropolitan Detroit
that honors eight senior adults, eighty years or older, who have dedicated their
time. talents and lives to our community.
WHY: To recognize eight senior adults for their lifetime achievements
WHEN: Sunday, May 16, 2010, BRUNCH 11:00, CEREMONY 12:15
WHERE: Jewish Community Center West Bloomfield
Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Jewish Community Campus
Do you know a deserving
older adult who...
• Is at least 80 years old?
• Has been a long-standing
volunteer in the community?
• Is active and volunteering today?
• Is dedicated to maintaining
strong Jewish values?
• Is an inspiring leader or mentor
in the community?
How to Nominate:
Write or email JSL describing the worthiness
of the nominee. Please include (as applicable):
• Name and age of nominee
• Duration of volunteer service
• Involvement in Jewish organizations and causes
• Leadership positions held
• Current accomplishments
• Letters and newspaper articles supporting nominee's
• Explain how the nominee's long-standing activities
exemplify a commitment to the Jewish value of
Tikkun Olam (Repairing The World).
Nominations are due by January 18, 2010.
Mail or email nominations to:
Honorees will be inducted into the Senior Adult
Jewish Hall of Fame at a community brunch held
during Older American's Month in May.
Proceeds go to:
The JSL Quality of Life Fund, which enriches the
lives of our residents.
November 12 • 2009
Eight Over Eighty
Jewish Senior Life of Metro Detroit
6710 W. Maple
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Pete Wurdock, Director of Communications
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MICHIGAN IEWISH HISTORY
sk Richard Leland, a
founding member of the
Jewish Historical Society of
Michigan (JHSM), about the society's
past 50 years, and his thoughtful
answer is summed up in a single
The JHSM was founded in 1959
by a small group of Jewish men who
wanted to create a forum for the pres-
ervation and teaching of Michigan's
"Founder Allen Warsen taught with
me at Cody High School," Leland said.
"He said he's starting this historic
organization and wanted us to become
members. So, we paid the $5 and we
Warsen gathered an impressive
group of community leaders and
scholars to lead the society, includ-
ing Irving Katz, executive secretary
of Temple Beth El and one of the
Detroit area's leading historic schol-
ars. Warsen also tagged the talents of
several rabbis, including Leon Fram
of Temple Israel and Morris Adler of
Congregation Shaarey Zedek, as well
as Emanuel Applebaum of the United
Hebrew Schools, the first editor of
Michigan Jewish History the scholarly
journal published by the JHSM.
Late last month, the 2009 edition,
Vol. 49, of Michigan Jewish History was
mailed to JHSM members. For the
first time, in commemoration of the
Society's 50th anniversary, the journal
features a color cover.
The tale of the JHSM's 50-year anni-
versary was written by Edith Resnick,
a regular contributor. Struck by the
foresight of these founding fathers,
Resnick punctuates the story with
reminders of other 50-year milestones
— the opening of Sinai Hospital and
Hillel Day School and the establish-
ment of the first suburban Jewish
Community Center, to name a few.
But it was Warsen's devotion and
dedication that is hailed as the reason
the JHSM exists today. Aside from
developing the journal, he led the
society through many growth years
and is credited with the erection of the
first Michigan Historic Marker, which
depicts a notable Jewish person.
The article also peeks back at some
of the more memorable articles pre-
sented in Michigan Jewish History
and recounts the establishment of
the Settlers to Citizens bus tours of
Jewish Detroit. These award-winning
tours, led by the JHSM, take hundreds
of children and adults through the
streets of Detroit each year.
For those who love reading about
World War II, grab a box of tissue and
read the article on the young men of
Central High School who fought and
perished during WWII. Lovingly writ-
ten by the Leo M. Franklin Archives'
archivist Jan Durecki, the article pro-
vides a glimpse into the lives of these
young men who gave the ultimate
sacrifice for their country.
"The dedicated work of the volun-
teers of the Jewish Historical Society
of Michigan has contributed to build
what was once a minor organization
into a major force of Jewish scholar-
ship:' Leland said.
Stuffed with photos, little-known
facts and countless true and fascinat-
ing stories, Michigan Jewish History
is a must-read for any person with an
interest in the heritage and history
of Michigan's Jewish community, its
leaders and trendsetters. Join JHSM
($36 family membership) and receive
a copy of the journal as a bonus.
The journal also makes a wonderful
Chanukah gift. Call (248) 432-5517 or
go to www.michjewishhistory.org . Li
Wendy Rose Bice is editor of
the JHSM Journal.