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November 01, 2012 - Image 29

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-11-01

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RETAIN SUPREME COURT JUSTICE

HMC Dinner To
Honor Weisbergs

T

he Holocaust Memorial Center
is hosting its 28th Anniversary
Dinner, Sunday, Nov. 11,
at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in
Southfield.
.
The event will honor Henrietta and
Alvin Weisberg for their dedication and
commitment to the HMC.
Father Patrick Desbois, a Catholic
priest who has devoted his life to con-
fronting anti-Semitism and furthering
Catholic-Jewish
understanding as well
as taking on the huge
task of uncovering
mass gravesites in
Eastern Europe where
Jews were killed dur-
ing the Holocaust, is
Fr. Patrick
the keynote speaker.
Desbois
The Weisbergs
are longtime benefactors to the HMC
as well as Congregation Shaarey Zedek,
the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan
Detroit and Beaumont Hospital, among
many other organizations.
Recently, the couple made a generous
gift to the HMC to fund construction of
a permanent exhibit/gallery to house an
authentic World War Thera boxcar used
to transport Jews and other victims of the
Holocaust to concentration camps.
Henrietta Weisberg and her fam-
ily were transported on such boxcars,
which took them to various concentra-
tion camps where most of her family
perished. Only Henrietta and her sister,
Rachel, survived. Having survived three
concentration camps, Henrietta is pas-
sionate about educating today's children
about tolerance, the need to stand up for
others and the importance of never for-
getting those who perished and survived
the Holocaust.
Desbois and his organization Yahad-
in Unum have received international
acclaim for locating mass gravesites in
Eastern Europe so that countless Jews
killed during the Holocaust will no longer
be forgotten. To date, Yahad-In Unum
has identified more than 800 mass killing
sites with more than 2,000 mass graves.
Karen and Joel Kahn are chairing the
annual fundraising event.
Dinner tickets are $200 each or
Double Chai at $360 each; tickets for
those age 35 and under are $136 each.
Table prices begin at $2,000.
A preview of "Light from the Ashes:'
an exhibit of pre-war photos opening in
November, will be shown at 5 p.m., when
the event begins.
Reservations for dinner are required;
complimentary valet parking will be pro-
vided. For tickets, contact Jackie Schwartz
at or jackie.schwartz@holocaustcenter.org
or (248) 553-2400 (ext. 29). i

TOUGH
FAIR
RESPECTED

•Michigan Supreme Court Justice

•U.S. Attorney for the
Eastern District of Michigan

•Assistant Attorney General of the
United States for Legal Policy

•Professor of Constitutional Law

Endorsed by:
Detroit Regional Chamber
Michigan State Medical Society
Fraternal Order of Police

"The first function of the judiciary
is to uphold the people's first civil
right, their right to be free from
violent criminal predators!'

Stephen Markman
Supreme Court Justice

SUPREME COURT

"Justice Markman has shown over the years that he understands
judicial balance and integrity, and that he profoundly comprehends
the biblical instruction that judges must always be fair."

Rabbi David Nelson, Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Beth Shalom

PAID FOR BY STEPHEN MARKMAN FOR JUSTICE. P.O. Box 737. OKEMOS, MI 48805

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