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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-10-04

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Initiative Maturing

Building Community sees collaborations blossom.

Chaldean News iN

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Bank of America.

At an informational meeting, Arthur Horwitz talks with people
interested in the Jewish-Chaldean Israel trip next April. Page 50.

Fellow Republicans Klint Kesto and Bubba Urdan are joining forces with
other young Jews and Chaldeans. Page 48.

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As the Chaldean-Jewish Building
Community Initiative (BCI) moves
through its third consecutive year of
stimulating meaningful and durable
relationships, we continue to be
impressed, and humbled, by the
breadth and depth of collaborations,
many at the grassroots level, being
initiated by interested and caring
Built on a foundation of knowledge,
respect and trust, and anchored by the
reach and resources of the Chaldean
News and the Detroit Jewish News, these
collaborations are indicative of an ini-
tiative that is maturing before our eyes
— and yours.
The recent 39th District State House
of Representatives primary is serving
as a stimulus for the development of an
agenda of issues that both communi-
ties, regardless of political affiliation,
can rally around. The agenda may
include economic development, job cre-
ation, entrepreneurship, immigration
and refugee status, educational quality
and provision of services to needy seg-
ments of the two communities.
Under this conceptual umbrella, a
group of younger Chaldean and Jewish
Republicans, including 39th District
primary competitors Klint Kesto and


Martin Manna

Arthur Horwitz




Detroit Jewish

Bubba Urdan, is already mapping out
ways to harness and refine collective
strengths and stimulate election-day
turnout. Experienced public servants
from both parties have expressed
interest in helping to shape a common
agenda and mentor a new generation of
Concurrently, recruitment for the
unprecedented Chaldean-Jewish trip
to Israel and the Holy Land (April
16-25, 2013) is accelerating, with
deposits continuing to arrive every
week. Not only will this trip, its itiner-
ary, its guides and its accommodations
be first rate, the experience of seeing
this remarkable country through each
other's eyes also will be memorable.
Trip co-chairs Flo Atto and Jeannie
Weiner continue to help fine tune virtu-

Cover Story

Fast Friends



Arts/Native Iraqis' Plight
Politics/Joint Campaigning
Israel/Cross-Cultural Trip


ally every exciting detail. Please contact
Robert Cohen, executive director of the
Jewish Community Relations Council of
Metropolitan Detroit, cohen@jfmd.org ,
to secure your place on the journey at a
very attractive price.
While these are among the more vis-
ible activities of the Initiative, we con-
tinue to identify and showcase, through
the pages of the Chaldean News and the
Detroit Jewish News, the partnerships,
collaborations and friendships that are
creating more connective tissue ... in
medicine, law, business, social action,
education and the arts.
We hope you enjoy this Building
Community Initiative special section.
We'll be back again in early December
to share our progress with you and
report on new endeavors that continue
to model collaborative behavior for our
communities and Southeast Michigan.


Arthur Horwitz
Publisher/Executive Editor
Detroit Jewish News

Martin Manna
Chaldean News

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On The Cover: Anmar Sarafa, Larry Jackier in
Jackier's law office library







Honorary Chairs

Frank gonna

David Victor

Workgroup Chairs

Nancy Welber Barr,

Vinos Kassab, Gail Katz,

Barbara Kratchman,

Jovian Nafsu, Richard Nodel,

Mary Romaya, Anmar Sarafa

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