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Do It For Detroit
Jewish News Intern
ommunityNEXT's Do It For
Detroit campaign runs in August
and started with a kickoff
party Aug. 3 at Groves High School in
Beverly Hills. There, 200 next-generation
Detroiters gathered for food and kickball.
The kickoff party, sponsored by Fuze,
had a large variety of the fruit drink and
pizza and salad from Jerusalem Pizza.
Do It For Detroit events continued Aug.
4 for Detroiters living in Chicago. The
Sammi Cutler and Ryan Rosenberg, both
of West Bloomfield
CommunityNEXT kicks off its campaign with an outdoor party.
next Detroit event is Dodgeball in the D, a
dodge ball tourney on Belle Isle on Aug. 20.
All proceeds from the campaign go to
the Live Detroit Fund. The goal is to create
a community of 25 rent-subsidized young
adults who will host one substantial com-
munity event a month that will strengthen
the Jewish and larger Detroit communities.
"It is so exciting to see young adults
from Detroit all across the country getting
involved and coming together to show
pride in making a difference for our next
generation," said Rachel Winer, marketing
strategist for CommunityNEXT.
Brad Steel of Birmingham and Jodi
Beals of West Bloomfield
Justin Jacobs, Detroit; Rachel Winer, Bloomfield Hills; Sara Spalter, Farmington
Hills; Max Franklin, Birmingham; Emily Schonberg, West Bloomfield; Shereef Elias,
Bloomfield Hills; Benjy Gordon, Birmingham
Amanda Zwiren, Bloomfield Hills; Jodie
Ari Katz of Waterford, Jessica Fisher
Rosenbaum, Ferndale; Becca Kowaisky,
and Jayme Barouch, both of West
West Bloomfield; Audra Lachman,
Seniors enjoy services
and a concert of Yiddish
music at Temple Israel.
Temple Israel Cantor Michael Smolash gives a Yiddish concert.
ore than 500 seniors from
around the community
gathered at Temple Israel in
West Bloomfield on July 30 for a special
Senior Shabbat experience.
The morning began with a tradi-
tional Shabbat service led by the Temple
Israel clergy. Following services, seniors
enjoyed a delicious light lunch while
shmoozing with family and friends. After
lunch, all enjoyed a Yiddish concert by
Cantor Michael Smolash — the perfect
finish to a delightful afternoon. II
Isadore and Melanie Richman, both of Oak Park
Volunteers Irene Al-Azem and Shirley Saltzman, both of
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