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Avraham), son of
Steven and Deborah
brother of Jonathan,
will become a bar
mitzvah on Friday,
May 28, at Temple
Shir Shalom in West
Bloomfield. Ben is the grandson of
Dr. Stanford and Judith Singer and
Herbert and Dorothy Reinheimer.
Ben is a student at Orchard Lake
Middle School in West Bloomfield. His
mitzvah projects included helping at
a food and clothing program for the
Spencer and Aaron Schafer
Aaron Jacob Schafer (Aahron
Yuhuda) and Spencer Ross Schafer
(Simchah Ephriam) will celebrate
their b'nai mitzvah at Congregation
Beth Ahm in West Bloomfield on
Friday, May 28. Sharing in their special
occasion will be their parents, Dr. Cara
and Steven Schafer, and their siblings,
Nathan, Marni, and Aiden. Proud
grandparents are Herbert and Marilyn
Racklin, Fred and Diana Speier and
Frank Westburg. Aaron and Spencer
are also the grandsons of the late
Arnold Schafer and Carol Westburg.
Aaron and Spencer are seventh-
grade students at Hillel Day School of
Metropolitan Detroit in Farmington
Hills. Their mitzvah project was help-
ing to renovate a youth theater in
Detroit with Motor City Blight Busters.
of Karin Sherman
and Dr. Michael
Sherman and very
proud sister to
Joshua Sherman and
Fallan Sherman, will
read from the Torah as she becomes
a bat mitzvah on Saturday, May 29,
at Congregation Shaarey Zedek
Southfield. Sharing in this joy-
ful simchah will be her loving and
dedicated grandparents, Sharon Hope
and Samuel Katz, Esther and Edward
Sherman, all of Bloomfield Hills, as
well as maternal great-grandmother
Ida Sanders of West Bloomfield.
Danielle is a student at West Hills
Middle School in Bloomfield Hills.
Among her various mitzvah projects,
she felt the most meaningful was vol-
unteering at the Friendship Circle in
Stern, daughter of
Lisa and Scott Stern,
will celebrate her bat
mitzvah at Havdalah
May 29, at Temple
Israel in West
Bloomfield. She is
the sister of Talia and
Jonah. Thrilled to be participating are
her grandparents Sherrie and Norton
Stern and Judy and Richard Mintz.
Carly is a student at Berkshire
Middle School in Beverly Hills. She felt
her most meaningful mitzvah project
was creating and selling notebooks to
raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes
Wolfe, son of Tracey
and Eric Wolfe, will
read from the Torah
on the happy occasion
of his bar mitzvah
Saturday, May 29, at
Temple Israel in West
Bloomfield. He is the
grandson of Avis and
Harold Wolfe. He is also the grandson
of the late Caroline and Leo Wells.
Lowell is a student at the Roeper
School in Bloomfield Hills. He felt his
most meaningful mitzvah project was
volunteering at the Oakland County
Braces use steady, gentle pressure over time to move teeth into their proper
positions. They don't look like they're doing much just sitting there, but in fact
happening every moment during your orthodontic treatment!
for tooth movement are braces attached to the teeth,
a wire uniting the braces, and teeth of course! light wires used during the
beginning of orthodontic treatment have 'memory' that when bent to the
position of crooked teeth apply light pressure to guide teeth into alignment.
metimes these wires are even temperature sensitive, allowing the patient
to manage their activation and therefore level of comfort. Finishing archwires
may be bent if necessary to reflect your 'ideal" bite - what we want you to look
like after treatment. Thanks to advances in the technology of braces and wires
all this happens much quicker and gentler than ever before - an engineering
• lents also contribute to achieving a heathy and beautiful treatment result.
importance of cooperation with oral hygiene and care of the braces
cannot be minim iz ed. Healthy tissues allow teeth to move more predictably .
and efficiently during treatment. Rubber bands or elastics are often utilized to
achieve straighter teeth and bite coordination. When attached to your braces,
elastics exert the force that creates the right amount of pressure to move teeth
In directions that the braces alone can't. A kick of consistency in wearing rubber
bands can create discomfort or bring treatment to a, ,•41...1_
move when elastics are worn as directed!
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact or visit
Hersh and Beattie. Our offices are boated on the border of West
Commerce Township at 2300 Haggerty Road, Suite 1160 (248) .926-.-:
4100, and in Waterford 5133 Highland Road (248) 673-4100.
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