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HMC exhibit on famed
partisans opens with
talk by granddaughter.
baron Rennert, an award-
winning independent filmmaker
and television editor, spoke at
the opening of the exhibit, "Courage and
Compassion: The Legacy of the Bielski
Brothers" on July 15 at the Holocaust
Memorial Center Zekelman Family
Campus in Farmington Hills.
Rennert recently made the documen-
tary, In Our Hands: A Personal Story of the
Bielski Partisans. She is the granddaughter
of the famed partisan Tuvia Bielski, who,
along with brothers Zus and Asael, refused
to succumb to the hopeless circumstances
of the Holocaust, took fate into their own
hands and kindled a flame of hope in the
hearts of Jews searching for sense and
meaning during one of their darkest times
The exhibit, from the Florida Holocaust
Museum and sponsored nationally by
Bank of America, details the resistance
group operating against the Nazis during
the occupation of Poland and Belarus.
Their story was made famous in the 2008
The exhibit runs through Nov. 4.
Sharon Rennert, documentary filmmaker and
Steve, Jerry and Matthew Teitlebaum, Sharon Rennert and Jannie
granddaughter of Tuvia Bielski, speaks with audience
Teitlebaum. The Teitlebaums of Bloomfield Hills are Rennert's
members following her presentation.
Janis Sattler, survivor Kathy Sattler, docent Bernice Garon, Francine
Holocaust Memorial Center executive director
Friedman and docent Bob Feldman, all of West Bloomfield
Stephen Goldman with his wife, Sylvia, and
Wooden Acres Camp marks a decade with a festive celebration.
ore than 500 friends, fam-
ily, staff and campers from
both past and present joined
Wooden Acres founders Harvey and
Linda Finkelberg July 22 for a 10th
anniversary celebration at the camp on
Lake Huron in Lexington, just north of
The day kicked off with swimming,
tubing, art projects and sports before
a short break for a barbecue lunch fol-
lowed by a carnival featuring music by
Joe Cornell, a rock-climbing wall, giant
blow-up toys, and different snack and
The main event of the day was a con-
cert opened by a dance performance
from the Summit 8 boys' bunk fol-
lowed by the Wooden Acres Summer
Sensations choir of campers and staff,
and finally a performance by local art-
ists Brilliance and Jessie Dean.
During the final performance, camp
director Harvey Finkelberg also honored
the individuals and families that have
been involved with the camp for all 10
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Members of Wooden Acres' Summer Sensations dance during
Brilliance's performance at the camp's 10th anniversary celebration.
Wooden Acres camper Josh Elias enjoys the
Local artist Jessie Dean of Jeff Bass Music performs during the
"Trampoline Thing" toy at camp.
culmination concert of Wooden Acres Camp's 10th anniversary.