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The Detroit Jewish News, 2011-12-01

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$2.00 DEC. 1-7, 2011 / 5-11 KISLEV 5772
A JEWISH RENAISSANCE MEDIA PUBLICATION

»Tent City

Camp Take Notice gives homelessness a face, a voice and a
purpose. See page 8.

» Latke Vodka

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Young adults returning home to Detroit for Thanksgiving gathered
for this annual festive reunion. See page 26.

»Jewish Football League

Flag football! season attracts its largest field of players ever. Team
Gunsberg triumphs. See page 66.

metro >> cover story

Cooking Up Kindness

Jewish chefs among nearly 100 restaurants helping 'Feed the Need.'

Gift Guide

Robin Schwartz I Contributing Writer

Turn to the JN's annual Gift
Guide for special gifts for
Chanukah and beyond.

SEE GUIDE, PAGE 27

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Only The Start!

Chaldeans
and Jews
develop a
strategic
model to
build an eth-
nic network.

early every day, in several cities, delicious pots of
soup are bubbling with veggies, spices, noodles
and other mouth-watering ingredients in the
kitchens of Zoup! Fresh Soup Company. Eric Ersher, 47,
of Bloomfield Township created the company in 1998
after he owned a small spice business and discovered that
really good soup is hard to find."
Zoup! has concocted hundreds of soup recipes includ-
ing Tomato Bisque, Rustic Vegetable Bean, Mulligatawny,
Chicken Pot Pie and Wild Mushroom Barley; they rotate
12 daily varieties. The restaurant also serves made-to-
order salads, grilled sandwiches and baked goods. Zoup!
now has 37 locations in eight states and Ersher says 11
more restaurants are in development. He's made a living
giving customers that warm, well-fed feeling; now he's
also helping feed Metro Detroiters who may not know
where their next meal is coming from.
"There are sad stories and hungry kids out there — it's
our reality," Ersher says. "It's a pleasure to be in a position
to help."
Zoup! is one of nearly 100 local restaurants participat-
ing in a new program called Detroit Area Chefs Feed the
Need. Each restaurant is assigned one Wednesday a year
to prepare, deliver and serve nutritious lunches to 100-
400 people at one of five area soup kitchens: two Cass
Community Centers and Capuchin Kitchen in Detroit,
and Baldwin House and Grace Centers of Hope in Pontiac.
Participating chefs cook and deliver the meals that include
protein, starch, salad, bread
and dessert. They also pro-
Judi Shefman of
vide 3-4 volunteers to help
Orchard Lake with Feed
serve and clean up. They
The Need brings food to
plan to feed 12,000 people
people sitting down for
a year.
lunch.
"It's an unbelievable
cause, and it's consistent
with one of our core values, reaching out into the com-
munity," Ersher said. He once served on the board of Oak
Park-based Forgotten Harvest, which rescues surplus, pre-
pared and perishable food from supermarkets, restaurants
and other places, and donates it to emergency food pro-
viders. Zoup! also has a nonprofit community foundation
that raises money for local charities.

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Camp Guide

JN's annual Camp Guide
helps makes the decision
easy, even for first-time
campers and their parents.

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