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Building Community 2012

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Chaldean-Jewish
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Targets 2013 Israel Trip

WAY N E STATE
UNIVERSITY

Martin Manna
Co-Publisher
Chaldean
News

Arthur Horwitz
Publisher
Detroit Jewish
News

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The Chaldean-Jewish Building
Community Initiative has exceeded
our expectations since its launch in •
April 2010. Stereotypes have been
shattered, friendships formed, busi-
ness collaborations spawned, meals
shared and achievements celebrated.
The Chaldean and Jewish com-
munities are about to engage in what
promises to be the
Building Community
Initiative's most
ambitious and
rewarding collabo-
ration ... a visit to
Israel and the Holy
Land. Two dynamic
and experienced
Jeannie Weiner
community lead-
ers, Jeannie Weiner
and Florence Atto,
have agreed to co-chair this visit,
which is tentatively set for April 2013.
In the coming weeks, they will be
assembling a workgroup to begin

Section Editor: Ken Guten Cohen
Cover Design: Michelle Sheridan,

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Cover Story

Expressing Our "Roots"

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Building Community Update
Teen Panelists Speak Out

mapping out potential itineraries and
will draw upon the special knowl-
edge and capabilities of the Jewish
Community Relations Council (JCRC)
of Metropolitan Detroit.
Weiner is a past president of the
JCRC, accomplished author and most
recently served as co-chair of the
Building Community Initiative Social
Action Workgroup.
Atto has worked
for the Bloomfield
Hills School District
for more than 22
years and is currently
its community rela-
tions coordinator.
She is also an active
Florence Atto
volunteer with the
Chaldean Community
Foundation and the Chaldean Amer-
ican Ladies of Charity.
Among the trip possibilities: the
Old City Stations of the Cross and
the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the

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Cover Photo: Jerry Zolynsky
Inside Design: Michelle Sheridan, Farago & Associates.
Copy Editing: Jackie Headapohl, Robert Sklar,
Renaissance Media Solutions;
Joyce Wiswell, Chaldean News.
On The Cover: Mira Burack and Dr. Sulafa Roumayah,
co-chairs, upcoming "Roots" art exhibit.

Western Wall, the Mount of Olives and
the Garden of Gethsemane, David's
Tomb, the room of the Last Supper, the
Israel Museum and Dead Sea Scrolls,
Yad Vashem Holocaust museum,
Nazareth, Mount of Beatitudes, Sea of
Galilee and Jordan River, archeological
sites, a visit to Jewish Detroit's Central
Galilee partnership region, meet-
ings with government officials, home
hospitality with leaders of the Iraqi-
Jewish community, etc.
We have been impressed by the
number of people in our respective
communities who want to experience
Israel and the Holy Land together,
seeing it through each other's eyes
while deepening existing friendships
and creating new ones. If you are
interested in working with Jeannie
and Flo on this workgroup or have a
potential interest in joining us on this
visit, please contact us at mmanna@
chaldeanchamber.com or ahorwitz@
renmedia.us . BC

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Jeannie Weiner

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