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Help ensure that everyone in our community
has a fulfilling Passover by feeding families in need.
Yad Ezra and Moles Chetim will use your donation to purchase
Passover food to distribute to local vulnerable families.
Michigan attendees: Avi Yazdi, board member Aliza Nivy, Michigan Region
executive director Tamir Oppenheim and wife, Elian Oppenheim, Marilyn
Karbal, Michigan chairman emeritus and board member Ann Newman, board
members Eugene Sherizen and Joshua Berkovitz.
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Over 1,500 families will receive a holiday package.
Packages include all the food items needed to celebrate a Seder.
Over 150 volunteers give the time and energy to sort, package
and deliver food,
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honoree Ann Newman of
Bloomfield Hills; Tamir
director; and Maj. Gen
(Res.) Jerry Gershon,
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ex-combat soldiers who lack funds to
attend college or advanced education-
al schools (the local group has spon-
sored 171 scholarships), and Dignity,
which provides soldiers and their
families with critical aid to help them
through difficult economic times.
Moved by a personal connection
he made at the Detroit FIDF dinner
last year, Sheldon Yellen of Bloomfield
Hills flew to New York just to see IDF
Capt. Seva, who lost the use of his
legs after he took a bullet while saving
one of his soldiers during a mission
In Detroit, Yellen spent three hours
at a restaurant talking with this IDF
hero. He says they left as brothers.
Seva was so touched by Yellen that
he took the elite sniper's medallion off
his uniform and gave it to him.
"He told me he dreamed his whole
life of getting this pin, and he insisted
I take it," said Yellen, who took the pin
after much arguing.
The two corresponded and swore
they would meet again.
Yellen jetted into New York for a
brief meeting before the dinner. He
gave Seva a letter telling him what it
meant to him to be in the presence of
such a hero, then gave the pin back.
When Seva tried to give it back,
Yellen told him it belonged to him,
then turned and left. He was in
Cincinnati for business by the time
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Ann Newman, a founder of the
Michigan Region FIDF group, received
special recognition and an award of
appreciation for her years of service
and support to the organization at the
national FIDF board meeting March 14.
Newman, a Metro Detroit philan-
thropist and president/owner of the
Frank W. Kerr Co., a wholesale drug
distributor in Novi, was introduced by
national FIDF director Maj. Gen (Res.)
Jerry Gershon as a "good friend of the
State of Israel and our soldiers?'
"Ann is a tremendous supporter of
Israel and other Zionist causes:' he
said before explaining that Newman
was in the Irgun and Lechi as a
combat soldier in the 1948 War for
Independence. "I would say she is a
woman of valor?'
"Thanks for the wonderful honor:'
Newman said at the meeting. "There is
no question that Israel is my life and
our work. I am physically here, but
spiritually I am in Israel. I was a sol-
dier in 1948. I love the soldiers.
"There is a long history of why
Israel will never be forsaken," she said
to the FIDF board members. "Without
Israel, we are no one." ❑
Keri Guten Cohen attended the gala dinner
as a guest of the Michigan Region FIDF.