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The Detroit Jewish News, 2011-11-10

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around town

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Walk For Food Allergy

Teen participant with
nut allergy understands the importance of allergy awareness.

Tori Abrahams, 14, has a life-threatening nut

Participants in the recent Walk for Food

allergy. She participated in the Walk for Food

Allergy in Farmington Hills


or Tori Abrahams, 14, the word "caution"
is an understatement. For most of her
friends, caution consists of simply look-
ing both ways before crossing the street. For Tori,
caution is reading every label and never touching
anything that has come in contact with peanuts
or tree nuts. She has to be 100 percent certain
that what she is eating will not harm her. If infor-
mation is not available, she simply avoids it.
With a life-threatening allergy to peanuts and
tree nuts, Tori, who lives in West Bloomfield, has
had some major life-threatening allergy attacks
in her young life. Luckily, Tori has a great group
of friends who understand what she can and can-
not have or be near. There have been situations
over the years that have occurred during school

where her friends have had to protect her. She also
knows there are never any guarantees; eating at
restaurants, attending parties, going trick or treat-
ing on Halloween or even airline flights have been
difficult over the years. She never goes anywhere
without her Epi-pen and medications.
Tori has a compassion for people with differ-
ences and, along with her family, she knows that
education is the key. That's why she participated
in the Oct. 22 Walk for Food Allergy sponsored
by the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
(FAAN) at the Orchard Ridge campus of Oakland
Community College in Farmington Hills. The
event drew 800 people and raised close to
$50,000. For more information or to donate, go to
the FAAN website at www.foodallergy.org . II

State Of Israel Bonds Art & Home Tour

Development Corporation for Israel/State of Israel Bond's Metro

Detroit Women's recent Division House tour raised more than

$300,000 in new investment capital for the State of Israel.

Participants who purchased a minimum of $1,500 in Israel Bonds

toured the homes of Gloria and Bruce Colton in Bloomfield Hills

and Barbara and Gary Eisenberg in Franklin. Dr. Mel Lester and

Doreen Hermelin hosted a "Petite Brunch" and house tour at

Lester's Franklin home. Shown standing: Doreen Hermelin, Metro

Detroit Israel Bonds executive board co-chair; Bluma Schechter,

Israel Bonds Women's Division co-chair; Margie Krasnick, Women's

Division co-chair, and Paula Lebowitz, Israel Bonds registered

Opening Meeting

Hadassah's successful
season-opener features author Anita Diamant.


reater Detroit Chapter of Hadassah's
Opening Meeting in late September
drew more than 650 women to
Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield to
hear keynote speaker Anita Diamant, a well-
known author and lecturer from Boston. Her
first novel, The Red Tent, was based on the
biblical book of Dinah and became a national

The day included many boutiques and raffle
winners. The grand prize was an exquisite
necklace designed and donated by MB Jewelry
Design. An inspiring video was shown by Joan
Epstein, president of Greater Detroit Chapter
of Hadassah, depicting the many important
projects of Hadassah. II


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Author Anita Diamant, Greater Detroit Chapter of Hadassah

President Joan Epstein, Opening Meeting co-chairs Carol Ogusky
and Sally Hertzbach


Dorothy Collens, co-chair of boutiques,

Chris Schornack of MB Jewelry Design, Carol

author Anita Diamant, Opening Meeting

Ogusky, Judi Schram, Morry Bednarsh of MB
Jewelry Design

co-chair Carol Ogusky


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Annette Meskin, Joan Epstein, Hadassah Executive Director Evelyn
Diskin, Wendy Kohlenberg

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