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Clark Hill PLC is pleased to welcome

Paul S. Magy

Jewish Teen Volunteers
Sought For Awards
The Helen Diller Family Foundation is
expanding the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam
Awards, issuing a national call for nomi-
nations to identify Jewish teens whose
volunteer service projects demonstrate
a determined commitment to make the
world a better place.
Up to 10 selected teens, five from
California and five from other commu-
nities across the country, will each be
acknowledged for their visionary actions
with an award of $36,000 to be used to
further their philanthropic work or their
education. Deadline for nominations is
Jan. 6, 2013.
The Diller foundation has given more
than $1 million dollars to 30 teens to
further their vision of tikkun olam.
"It has been a joy to celebrate so many
incredible Jewish teens over the past
six years, and to support them in their
efforts to repair the world," said Helen
Diller, president of the sponsoring foun-
dation. "This opportunity to empower
and nurture teens throughout the entire
United States is a dream come true"
The Jewish Federations of North
America (JFNA) and their network of
155 Jewish federations throughout the
country will collaborate with the Diller
foundation, a supporting foundation of
the Jewish Community Federation of
San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and
Sonoma Counties.
Past award recipients have gone on to
create a nonprofit that helps terminally
ill high-schoolers attend their prom, a
soccer-focused social media fundrais-
ing campaign that supplies water to
Third-World communities, and a wide
range of projects that support education,
tolerance issues, autism awareness, anti-
poverty efforts, environmental responsi-
bility, wildfire safety and others.
For eligibility guideline and nomina-
tion forms, got to www.jewishfed.org/
teenawards/process.

Michigan League
For Human Services
Receives Endowment
Twink Frey, founder of the Grand Rapids-
based Nokomis Foundation, a progres-
sive, feminist nonprofit that works to
amplify the voice of women and children,
announced a $1 million permanent
endowment and a $500,000 challenge
grant to the Michigan League for Public
Policy, formerly the Michigan League for
Human Services.
The announcement came recently at
the League's 100th anniversary celebra-
tion at the Michigan Historical Museum
in Lansing.
"The League's work is built on sound
research, reasoned advocacy and strong
collaboration to get things done," Frey
said.
The gift of $1 million will establish a
permanent endowment for the League,

to our Birmingham Office

a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and
advocacy organization dedicated to eco-
nomic security for all in Michigan. Areas
of research include health care, child well-
being, budget and tax policy, workforce
development and economic security.
In addition, Frey announced a
$500,000 challenge grant. Every dollar
pledged to the League through January
2014, up to $250,000, will be matched by
two dollars. The challenge grant, endow-
ment and matching donations would
bring the total amount to $1.75 million.
"This is an amazing gift that will great-
ly enhance our work and help the League
going forward," said Gilda Z. Jacobs, pres-
ident and CEO of the Michigan League
for Public Policy.
Last week, the League officially
changed its name to the Michigan League
for Public Policy to more accurately
reflect the scope of its work and to end
confusion with the similarly named
Department of Human Services.

'Kabbalah Of You'
Series Begins Oct. 28
Sara and Morris Tugman Bais Chabad, the
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
and the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute
(JLI), the adult education arm of Chabad
Lubavitch, will present "The Kabbalah of
You: A Guide to Unlocking Your Hidden
Potential: a new six-session course that
will begin during the week of Oct. 28.
Rabbi Shneur Silberberg of Bais Chabad
will conduct the sessions twice weekly —
on Sunday mornings at Bais Chabad in
West Bloomfield beginning Oct. 28 and
on Thursday evenings at the Federation
building in Bloomfield Township (begin-
ning Nov. 1). Participants may alternate
between class locations.
`As diverse as our talents and inter-
ests may be, there is an underlying
core that is common to all',' said Rabbi
Naftali Silberberg of JLI's headquarters
in Brooklyn. "We all share that human-
ity, that dignity that makes our lives
immeasurably valuable. 'The Kabbalah of
You' addresses that core'
Through the examination of the entire
spectrum of what it means to be human,
the series offers recipes, tips and tech-
niques for not only discovering where
your true meaning lies, but in actually
making it a part of your daily existence.
These sessions will help you see life as the
mysterious, challenging and satisfying
wonder it really is.
Silberberg has been giving the JLI
courses at the Federation and Bais
Chabad for four years, with students
ranging from unaffiliated to Orthodox.
"The Kabbalah of You" is designed to
appeal to people at all levels of Jewish
knowledge, including those without any
prior experience or background in Jewish
learning.
To register or for more information,
call (248) 207-5513 or visit baischabad.
com/JLI.

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