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January 12, 2012 - Image 31

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-01-12

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Share The Light

Chabad of Commerce marks its
10th anniversary.


habad Jewish Center of
Commerce held its "Share the
Light" dinner Dec, 11 to cel-
ebrate its first decade as a Jewish center
in the Commerce/Lakes area. The eve-
ning's theme spoke to both the upcoming
Chanukah season as well as the main
focus of Chabad, which is to welcome and
re-enfranchise Jewish people in all parts
of the world.
The evening in the banquet room of
Steinway Piano Gallery in Commerce
attracted more than 100 people. The event
began with a video presentation spon-
sored by Aaron Barris of Visionary Sound
Rabbi Schneor and Estie Greenberg,
who run the Chabad Jewish Center of
Commerce, honored some supporters
who have helped shape the center and
programs in the last 10 years. The couples
included Katrina and Arthur Gluzman
of Commerce, Sue and Frank Trionfi
of Wolverine Lake, Naomi and Vadim
Matatov of West Bloomfield, Rene and Dr.
Jay Kozlowski of Bloomfield Hills, Rusty
and Stephen Rosman of Commerce, and
Diana and Sy Freilich of White Lake.
Special recognition was given to
Yasmine and Arkan Jonna, who for the
the past eight years have been donating a
storefront for Chabad of Commerce's use

Katrina and Arthur

during the High Holidays.
"Arkan is such an incredible and
gracious person, refusing to charge us
for rent or any utility expenses," Rabbi
Greenberg said. "He always says that he
does it for the mitzvah. This really goes
to show us that despite our different reli-
gions, it is our common faith in God, the
good in people and our humanity that
connects us all',' Greenberg said.
Dr. Brian Gendelman of Edgewood
Center Pediatrics was the emcee; keynote
speaker was Rabbi Zushe Greenberg of
Solon, Ohio; and the featured musician
was local pianist Cliff Monear. Chef Cari
Herskovitz of Oak Park prepared the
delicious meal, and Carrie Long of Carrie
Long Interiors decorated the room.
Throughout the evening, many
remembered the humble beginnings
of this Jewish center and applauded
its accomplishments. The party also
kicked off a fundraising drive to retrofit
a permanent structure for the group. A
house has been purchased, all regula-
tory hurdles have been cleared; and now
the building process is almost ready to
For information on Chabad of
Commerce and its programs, call
(248) 363-3644 or go to www.
JewishCommerce.org .

Apply for a
secured credit card
through an interest free
loan provided by


National Council of Jewish Women

Greater Detroit Section


Frank and Sue Trionfi with Estie and Rabbi
Schneor Greenberg

Jewish women, 18 years and older,
have the opportunity to establish credit
in their own name.

Left: Vadim and
Naomi Matatov

Right: Renee
and Dr. Jay

Provided by National Council of Jewish Women,
Greater Detroit Section, through funding from
Jewish Women's Foundation and in cooperation with
JVS and Hebrew Free Loan.

Kozlowski flank
the Greenbergs.

Left: Stephen
and Rusty


Right: Sy and
Diana Freilich

For information, call NOW/GDS office,
248-355-3300, ext. 0





Rnizing Lift's Potential




January 12 • 2012


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