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December 02, 2010 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2010-12-02

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Meet Al and Evelyn Jacobs.
Dancers. Performers.
Really Living since 2009.

Banded Together

Friendship Circle fundraises
with trendy shaped bracelets.

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Friendship Circle Jewly Bandz

SheIII Liebman Dorfman

Senior Writer


he organization that has
ingeniously spread their
word on car magnets,
through celebrity endorsements and
publicity stunts is now part of the
newest craze: rubberized, colorful,
pre-shaped bracelets.
Friendship Circle, the West
Bloomfield-based Chabad-Lubavitch
nonprofit that brings together teen-
age volunteers and children with
special needs, has its own design of
Jewly Bandz, described by their cre-
ators as "Jewish Silly Bandz."
"Around Metro Detroit, we began
seeing and hearing about the Silly
Bandz craze," said Bassie Shemtov,
director of Friendship Circle's Ferber
Kaufman LifeTown.
"Naturally, we thought to jump on
the bandwagon and add some brace-
lets to our Imprint The World cloth-
ing line.
"Around that same time, we
received an e-mail from a fel-
low Friendship Circle chapter and
they, too, had interest. We coordi-
nated a large order among 10 other

Friendship Circle locations:'
The Friendship Circle Collection's
12 bands — in six different shapes
— include the words "friend"
and "circle;' a star of David, the
Friendship Circle logo and two people
dancing hand-in-hand.
Shemtov and her husband Rabbi
Levi Shemtov, founded Friendship
Circle in 1994. There are now 11,000
Friendship Circle members in more
than 75 chapters worldwide.
"The Friendship Circle tries to
stay current and innovative with our
clothing line trends," Bassie Shemtov
said. "The bracelets were a rela-
tively low-cost means of creating an
advocacy-based item that was really
trendy." ❑

To purchase Friendship Circle
Jewly Bandz, call the Friendship
Circle at (248) 788-7878 or
go to 6892 W. Maple, West
Bloomfield. Cost: $5/packet.
For information about Friendship
Circle, access the website at
friendshipcircle.org .

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