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The Detroit Jewish News, 2011-05-26

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life c rcles

April 22
Jill (Bruss) and
Loren Rivkin of
Chicago are elated to
announce the birth of
their son, Jacob Eli
(Uri), little brother
to Meredith Leah.
Rivkin
Thrilled grandpar-
ents are Lauren and
Joel Bruss of West
Bloomfield, and Helen and Richard
Rivkin of Deerfield, Ill. Jacob is blessed
to have great-grandparents Corinne
and Norman Rivkin of Northbrook,
Ill. Jacob is named in loving memory
of his maternal great-grandmother
Jacqueline Posner, his maternal great-
grandmother Evelyn Bruss and his
paternal great-grandfather Paul Low.

Feb. 9
Jodi (Weiss) and
Michael Feld of
West Bloomfield are
thrilled to announce
the arrival of their
beautiful baby girl,
Bryce Harlow (Bayla
Feld
Panina). Welcoming
her home with hugs
and kisses is her big
brother Brady. Also sharing in the
excitement are lots of loving aunts,
uncles and her grandparents Andy and
Steve Weiss of White Lake, and Ann
and Jeff Feld of Las Vegas, Nev. Bryce
is named in loving memory of her
great-grandmothers Freda Weiss and
Bertha Konopko.

Ellery Bryce Benson
will read from the
Torah as she becomes
a bat mitzvah at
Congregation
Shaarey Zedek
in Southfield on
Saturday, May 28.
Benson
She is the daughter
of Marci and Alex
Benson and the sister
of Sara. Celebrating with her will be
her grandparents Merle and Stanley
Bassin, Sandy Benson and Fran and
Jerry Uzansky. Her late grandfather
Martin Benson will be there in love
and spirit.
Ellie is a seventh-grader at Derby
Middle School in Birmingham. In
the quest for a "greener" tomorrow,
during her bat mitzvah year, she col-
lected approximately 4,500 returnable
cans and bottles and with the money
raised, she worked with the Jewish
National Fund to plant 50 trees in
Israel.

Jan. 18
Marla (Myerson)
and Marc Shefman
are thrilled to
announce the birth
of their son, Avery
= Max (Usher Migdal).
Proud grandpar-
Shefman
ents are Susan and
Jules Myerson and
Judi and Stephen
Shefman. Avery is named after his
maternal great-grandfather Max
Myerson, maternal great-grandmother
Mollie Cohen and paternal great-
grandfather Edwin Finsilver.

Dec. 19
Rebecca Newman-
Gonchar and Todd
Rope of Glendale,
Calif., are overjoyed
to announce the birth
of their son, Oliver
Simon. Thrilled
Gonchar-Rope grandparents are Ann
Bingham Newman
and Art Gonchar
of Claremont, Calif., and Barry and
Roz Rope of Farmington Hills. Happy
and proud to welcome her 13th
great-grandchild is his paternal great-
grandmother Onny Rope of Scottsdale,
Ariz. Also proudly welcoming her first
great-grandchild is maternal great-
grandmother Blanche Gonchar of
Sunrise, Fla. 011ie was named in loving
memory of his great-grandparents
C. Robert Newman, Nathan Gonchar,
Irving Sarnoff and Sanford Rope.

Ethan Franklin
Cantor, son of Joy
and Mark Cantor,
will celebrate his bar
mitzvah at Havdalah
services Saturday,
May 28, at Temple
Israel in West
Cantor
Bloomfield. He is the
brother of Rebecca,
Michael, Richard
and Claire. Sharing in the simchah
will be his grandparents Elaine and
David Polk and Clive Cantor. He is
also the grandchild of the late Claire
Cantor. His late great-grandparents
are Ada and Jack Polk, Faye and Meyer
Pomerantz, Dorothy and Louis Cantor
and Irene and Isadore Mulmat.
Ethan attends the Eton Academy in
Birmingham.
He felt his most meaningful mitzvah
project was working at Temple Israel's
Purim carnival.

Jared Blake Char
will read from the
Torah at Temple
Israel in West
Bloomfield Saturday,
May 28, as he cel-
ebrates his bar mitz-
vah. He is the son of
Char
Heidi and Brad Char
and the brother of
Darin. Sharing the
joy of the simchah will be his proud
grandparents Joan and Sherman
Char and Marlene and John Storer.
Jared attends O.E. Dunckel Middle
School in Farmington Hills. He was
a baseball buddy volunteer at the
Miracle League of Michigan and felt
it was his most meaningful mitzvah
experience.

Lily Jenna Dizik,
daughter of Lisa and
Dr. Jeffrey Dizik and
sister of Bradley
and Jordan, will cel-
ebrate her bat mitz-
vah Saturday, May
28, at Temple Israel
Dizik
in West Bloomfield.
Her proud grandpar-
ents are Micki and
Alan Leibowitz and Bettyruth Dizik.
She is also the grandchild of the late
Bernie Dizik.
Lily attends Bloomfield Hills
Middle School. She raised funds for
a local animal shelter and partici-
pated in their annual fundraiser and
felt this was a meaningful mitzvah
project.

Samantha Tillie
Katz will be called
to the Torah as a bat
mitzvah at Temple
Emanu El in Oak
Park on Friday, May
27. She is the daugh-
ter of Amy and Ivan
Katz
Katz and big sister
to Lindsey Katz.
Samantha's proud
grandparents are Brenda Brook and
Joe Feinstein, Larry and Marilyn
Katz and Ruth Katz. Her elated
great-grandfather is Aaron Slootsky.
She is also the granddaughter of the
late Larry Brook.
Samantha is a seventh-grade stu-
dent at Norup International School
in Oak Park. Among her mitzvah
projects, she found working with
the Farmington Hills-based JARC
residents to be the most meaning-
ful.

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Jake Kovacs, son
of Nicole and Rick
Kovacs and brother
of Jayme, will be
called to the Torah
as a bar mitzvah
on Friday, May 27,
at Temple Shir
Kovacs
Shalom in West
Bloomfield. Sharing
in the simchah will
be grandparents Judith Newman and
Peter Trepeck, Sanford and Jackie
Layne, and great-grandmother
Phyllis Newman. Jake is also the
grandson of the late Florence and
the late James Kovacs and the great-
grandson of the late Albert Newman.
Jake is a seventh-grade student
at Abbott Middle School in West
Bloomfield. For his mitzvah proj-
ects, Jake volunteered his time to
two charities that his parents are
passionately involved with: ORT
America and Friends of the Israel
Defense Forces.

Eden Stephanie
Lichterman (Eden
Yisraela) will be
called to the Torah
as a bat mitzvah on
Saturday, May 28, at
Congregation Beth
Shalom in Oak Park.
Lichterman
She is the daughter
of Susan and Mark
Lichterman and
the sister of Yossi and Allie. Proud
grandparents are Annie and Judge
Benjamin Friedman. Eden is also
the granddaughter of the late Gerald
and the late Ruth Lichterman.
Eden is a seventh-grade student
at Hillel Day School of Metropolitan
Detroit in Farmington Hills. For her
mitzvah project, she organized a
drive to collect school supplies and
personal hygiene items for clients of
the Children's Center in Detroit.

Adam Stuart Raab,
son of Laurie and
Emil Raab and
brother of Benjamin,
will celebrate his bar
mitzvah as he reads
from the Torah on
Saturday, May 28,
Raab
at Congregation
Shaarey Zedek in
Southfield. Sharing
in the simchah will be proud grand-
parents Toby and Samuel Shapiro
and Irene and Alexander Raab.
Adam attends O.E. Dunckel
Middle School in Farmington Hills.
He felt his most meaningful mitzvah
project was volunteering at Yad Ezra
in Berkley.

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