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Gift Of Giving
JCC day campers hold
toy drive for Bottomless
oni Nadiv, unit head of the
Trekkers (ages 9-12) at the
Jewish Community Center of
Metropolitan Detroit day camp in West
Bloomfield, was looking for something
meaningful for his campers to do this
summer. He contacted Elana Weinstein,
program coordinator of the Bottomless
Toy Chest in Birmingham, to set up a
way for the campers to help other kids
in the community.
He felt the Bottomless Toy Chest,
which collects toys for pediatric cancer
patients, was a perfect organization
for a tikkun olam (repair of the world)
For several months, Trekkers hosted a
campwide toy drive to collect new toys.
They created a great sign to promote the
toy drive, which amassed 150 toys.
On July 17, Trekkers and staff spent
the day wrapping toys themselves
and giving them a personal touch
meant to lift the spirits of the hospi-
talized patients. The event was called
"Chanukah in July"
Malik Molloy wraps gifts.
Yoni Nadiv speaks with his campers about helping kids through the Bottomless Toy
Ari Gayer and Max Barash work together to wrap toys.
Campers wrap gifts for pediatric cancer patients.
Young families and
a day at the zoo.
emple Israel parents, grand-
parents and children gathered
July 11 at the Detroit Zoo in
Royal Oak for a summer outing.
Families enjoyed a picnic dinner
under a tent, along with animal-
themed crafts and delicious desserts.
The event was sponsored by the
West Bloomfield-based Temple Israel's
IMAGINE Young Adult Group and the
Temple Israel Grandparents Club. JI
Brady and Sydney Gartrell of West
Jack Linden of Bloomfield Hills, Karen Linden of Farmington Hills, Shaun Linden
of Birmingham and Terri Chicorel of West Bloomfield
Jill Goldman of Walled Lake and Sophie Frank of West Bloomfield
August 16 • 2012
Shirley Halprin of West Bloomfield with grandsons Joshua and Sammy