Home No. 27
Kadima dedicates a house in Farmington Hills for
those with chronic mental illness.
Seated are Jack Waterstone, Leibel Wiener, occasional substitute teacher
Rabbi Dovid Polter and Rabbi Hershel Zaklos. Standing are some of the many
classmates who have passed through over the past 25 years.
Kadima Executive Director Janet Shall& at the new home in Farmington Hills
n. Nov. 4, Kadima dedicated its
27th residential home that will
provide intensive programs and
services for men and women diagnosed
with chronic mental illness.
Located in Farmington Hills, the home
was donated by longtime Kadima support-
ers, Marianne and Jay Victor. Rabbi Joseph
Krakoff of Congregation Shaarey Zedek in
Southfield officiated at the dedication. He
affixed the mezuzah and led guests and
Kadima staff in a short prayer and song.
The Victor home will provide resi-
dential and clinical services to five adult
clients as well as help clients with daily
living skills, medication administration,
socialization activities and community
Kadima is a nonsectarian agency com-
mitted to providing clinical, residential,
socialization, rehabilitation and case
management services to men and women
living with mental illness. Kadima also
provides outpatient clinical services to
children ages 3-18 diagnosed with serious
emotional and behavioral disorders, and
their family members. Kadima has been
serving the community for 28 years.
November 29 • 2012
On Oct. 22, the Monday night Chumash
shir (Torah study group), hosted by
Leibel Wiener of north Oak Park, cel-
ebrated its 25th anniversary.
He recalled, "During Succos 1987,
a Hakel year [a year of gathering], the
Lubavitcher Rebbe spoke about how
can we promote Jewish unity. He said
by learning Torah, the Jewish people
are united throughout the world — and
requested that there should be estab-
lished groups of learning Torah for men,
women and children.
"I decided to ask Rabbi Hershel
Zaklos to teach a class on the weekly
Torah portion at our home on Monday
nights. He agreed, and we invited
friends and neighbors. That was 25
years ago! Rabbi Zaklos' steadfast com-
mitment continues to inspire, encour-
age and uplift all his students both
in the learning of Torah and its daily
New members are welcome, Wiener
said. He can be contacted at (248) 495-
of the Michigan Israel Business Bridge,
a nonsectarian binational chamber
The Bookstock used book and
of commerce. All donations to
media sale is holding its
the foundation will be used
for educational programs.
Colossal Collection Day
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday,
The foundation is nonprofit
Dec. 2, at the Jewish
501(c)3 organization, and
Community Center in
all gifts are tax-deductible.
Donations can be made
through the organization's
Drive through and
drop off donations of
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used books, records,
MIBBFoundation or by
video and CDs, etc.,
. calling the foundation
at the north side of
office at (248) 642-1701.
JCC loading dock
near the Nursery
School entrance. Tax receipts will be
Travel To Israel Hosted
By Shaarey Zedek
Rabbi Joseph Krakoff of Congregation
Bookstock also has drop-off and
volunteer sorting 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every
Shaarey Zedek in Southfield is hosting a
Wednesday through April 11 at the JCC.
trip to Israel April 21-30.
For information on additional Bookstock
The price per person
price is $4,290 for CSZ
drop-off sites, visit www.bookstock.info.
members and $4,450 for
others, based on double
Sets Challenge Grant
The MIBB Education Foundation Inc.,
For information, con-
with the aid of an anonymous donor, has
tact Tobye Bello at (248)
announced a matching challenge grant
357-5544 or tbello@
for all donations made in November and Rabbi Joseph shaareyzedek.org .
December of 2012.
The foundation supports the work
Study Group Celebrates
Its 25th Anniversary
JVS Offers Online
JVS is now offering a wide range of online
computer training courses through the
David B. Hermelin ORT Resource Center
Online courses through the Hermelin
Center provide individuals from students
to seniors with training in programs such
as Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010,
Excel, QuickBooks, Digital Literacy and
Project Management Fundamentals. The
online learning advantage is the ability
to start courses as needed and to choose
from more than 350 titles ranging from
business to skilled trades.
Most courses cost as little as $95.
Program offerings may be viewed by vis-
"We recognize that for many profes-
sionals looking for work, hoping to change
their career path or re-entering the work-
force after a long absence, a lack of com-
puter skills can be a major hurdle said
JVS COO Leah Rosenbaum. "This is not
only a great alternative for those people,
but is also ideal for employed professionals
and stay-at-home parents or retirees who
simply wish to brush up on their computer
The David B. Hermelin ORT Resource
Center also offers computer training
through classroom learning and pri-
vate tutoring. For information, contact
Lisa Bahm, enrollment adviser, at (248)
432-5411 or www.hermelinort.org. The
Hermelin Center is located at 6600 W
Maple, West Bloomfield.
Sinai Medical Foundation
Robert A. Karbel, foundation manager for
the Sinai Medical Staff Foundation, has
announced the foundation's activities for
its past fiscal year.
The foundation made grants as follows:
$12,500 to the University of Michigan
Medical School, Department of Neurology
for research into ALS and Parkinsons;
$5,000 to the National Bone Marrow
Transport Link; $25,400 to Hospice of
Michigan; $20,000 to JELS of Hebrew Free
Loan as a scholarship fund in memory of
Dr. Joseph Honet; $24,000 to Alzheimer's
Association, Michigan chapter; $30,204
to Planned Parenthood, Southeastern
Chapter; and $24,000 to Project Chessed.
Since its inception in 2001, the
foundation has made grants of $2.3
million to further medical research,
medical education and dissemination
of medical information in Southeastern
Michigan. For information, go to