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January 14, 2010 - Image 24

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2010-01-14

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Ann Arbor Honorees

Laxes to be feted for volunteerism.

Judie also received a master's degree

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distinguished career in education and
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Washtenaw County will honor
Detroit natives Judie and

Jerry Lax with the Claire and
Isadore Bernstein
Leadership Award at 3

The Graduate School

p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24,
in the Morris Lawrence
Building at Washtenaw

H. L. Miller Cantorial School and
College of Jewish Music

Community College in
Ann Arbor.

William Davidson Graduate School
of Jewish Education

This award is given
each year to Ann Arbor

The Rabbinical School

area residents who have
demonstrated outstand-

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The theme of this year's event,
"Delightful, Delicious, De-Laxes," will

Law School. He has
established himself
as an outstanding attorney special-
izing in municipal and employment

set the tone for an afternoon of des-
serts, good cheer and wonderful trib-

law, litigation and alternative dispute
resolution. He is professor emeritus in

utes to a deserving couple.
Involvement in their community and

the Department of Urban Planning at

Judie and Jerr y Lax

father was the choir director for many

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attended the Jewish Parents Institute
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attending Adat Shalom Synagogue
in Detroit/Farmington Hills (where his

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U-M. He has served as Ann Arbor city
attorney and, since 1990, has been a
partner at Bodman LLP.

He has served on the boards of
the Jewish Federation of Greater
Ann Arbor, Temple Beth Emeth,

Performance Network, Planned
Parenthood and the Ann Arbor
Summer Festival.

years) and also was active in several
synagogue youth groups.

The Laxes requested that proceeds
from the Jan. 24 event as well as
gifts in their honor be earmarked to

The Laxes met on a blind date in
May 1968 and were married a mere

Washtenaw JFS' Emergency Aid Fund.
To register, donate or learn about

three months later at Adat Shalom.
Both earned undergraduate degrees
from the University of Michigan, where

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contact Robin Little, (734) 769-0209 or
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later a member of their
board), Friends of the

Jerry earned his law
degree from Harvard



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as role models, Judie has helped
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