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Behind The Scenes
JET's seventh annual gala
gathers supporters to honor
Bill and Madeleine Berman.
he Bingham Farms home of Doreen
Hermelin hosted the Jewish Ensemble
Theatre's seventh annual Behind the Scenes
Gala on Nov. 17. The event's honorees were Bill and
Madeleine Berman of Franklin. Sue Curtis of West
Bloomfield was feted as Volunteer of the Year.
The event raised $35,000 for JET.
Left: Board members Henrietta Hermelin Weinberg of Southfield and Dr. Phoebe Mainster of Bloomfield Hills with
Volunteer of the Year Sue Curtis of West Bloomfield Right: Honorees Madeleine and Bill Berman of Franklin
Board Vice President Mary Lou Zieve of
Dorothy and Byron Gerson of Franklin
Board President Tom August of Bloomfield Hills and
Artistic Director David Magidson of Bloomfield Hills
Kol Ami religious school
kids make masterpieces
with artist Rosenstein.
Mordechai Rosenstein spent
the weekend of Nov. 18-20
with Temple Kol Ami and B'nai Israel
Synagogue as an artist in residence.
Rosenstein attended and spoke at Kol
Ami's Friday night Shabbat service and
B'nai Israel's Shabbat morning service,
and then hosted a Saturday night event for
both West Bloomfield congregations.
The weekend culminated on Sunday
morning with a special program for
Kol Ami's religious school children.
Rosenstein first explained how he draws
Hebrew letters and uses his creativity to
make the letters look like other objects,
and then he passed out sheets of paper
with the beginning of an art project
already on them.
The children then created their own
masterpieces, with many of the kids writ-
ing their Hebrew names and decorating
them just like Rosenstein does in his
paintings. They were so excited to take
home their original Jewish artwork. Li
Dawn Freed of Wixom, Kol Ami; Roxane Newhouse
Kol Ami religious school students work on their masterpieces.
of West Bloomfield, B'nai Israel; and Brian Sayles of
Macomb Township, Kol Ami
Rosenstein with Lexie Formanek, West
Lainey Morton of West Bloomfield shows Ashley Morton of West Bloomfield
Bloomfield, and Heather Sayles, Macomb off her work.
with her final work.
December 1 • 2011