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December 06, 2012 - Image 18

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-12-06

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When Israelis are injured
in rocket attacks, the
speed of the response
can mean life or death.

Newton Friedman

was recognized
recently for his 70
years of service as a
Mason in Perfection
Lodge, which he
joined in June 1942.
Friedman was pre-
sented with a pin
and certificate noting


this milestone.

Michael Serling,

Birmingham attor-
ney, was recently fea-
tured by the
Association for
Justice in its publica-
tion as the organiza-
tion's "Pacesetter" in
Michigan for the months of October
and November. Serling was recognized
for his work in representing victims of
asbestos disease for more than 35
years and for his professional and per-
sonal commitment "in promoting jus-
tice and guaranteeing the
Constitutional rights of our citizens:'

Jeffrey Baden is the

For victims of rocket attacks, emergency medical
responders can mean the difference between
surgery and a funeral. That's why Magen David
Adom responds with legendary speed and the
expertise to stanch bleeding, stabilize vitals,
and get patients on their way to the hospital
and the road to recovery. Minutes are crucial.

And so is your year-end donation to Magen
David Adorn.




Cari Margulis Immerman, Director
23215 Commerce Park Road, Suite 306
Beachwood, OH 44122
Toll Free: 877.405.3913 • cimmerman@afmda.org



December 6 • 2012



new executive direc-
tor of the Jewish
Community Center
of Greater Ann
Arbor. He recently
served as the execu-
tive director of the
Meyerson JCC in

Cincinnati, Ohio.


Dr. David
Rosenberg has

been appointed
chair of the Wayne
State University
of Psychiatry
and Behavioral
Rosenberg is a 15-year veteran of the
School of Medicine faculty and the
department. In addition, he is psychi-
atrist-in-chief for the Detroit Medical
Center, chief of Child Psychiatry
and Psychology for the school of
medicine, director of Child and
Adolescent Neuropsychiatric Research
at Children's Hospital of Michigan,
director of the Obsessive Compulsive
Disorder Clinical Research Program
and the Child and Adolescent Research
Division, as well as medical director
for Behavioral Health Research and
Development for Children's Hospital of

Your People LLC recently won 2012
MarCom Awards for excellence in
marketing and public relations. Your

People founder Lynne Golodner was
named the 2012 Volunteer of the Year
by United Cerebral Palsy of Metro
Detroit for the campaign for the UCP
Pucksters charity hockey game against
Detroit Red Wings alumni.

Former West Bloomfield resident

Debra Friedman was elected a trustee

of Frederic Township near Grayling,
Mich. Friedman, a Republican, was the
top vote-getter among five candidates,
garnering almost 300 votes in the one-
precinct township. She was recently
appointed to the Crawford County
Library Board and volunteers in sev-
eral Up North organizations.

Bassie Shemtov was
named a "Forward
50" by Forward.com.
She co-founded the
West Bloomfield
Friendship Circle
with her husband,
Levi, in 1994, to pair
She mt ov
teenagers and chil-
dren with special needs to learn from
each other. This idea has given rise to
an international phenomenon, with
79 Friendship Circles across North
America and overseas in countries
such as France, Israel and Australia.
The state-of-the-art center that
Shemtov pioneered is also being repli-
cated. The $5 million Friendship Circle
flagship, in West Bloomfield, boasts a
gym, an art space and a multisensory
room with soothing fiber-optic lights
and bubble tubes. It includes Weinberg
Village, a 5,000-square-foot working
replica of a town center, complete with
pavement, pedestrian crossings and a
range of stores. Schools for children
with special needs travel to West
Bloomfield to take advantage of such
rare facilities.

Jewish National Fund (JNF) recently
hosted the community-wide Doctors
for Israel dinner at the Baronette
Renaissance Hotel in Novi. The dinner
honored Dr. Mel Lester for his dedica-
tion to the Michigan community and

More than 70 Jewish
day school leaders
from 62 schools,
including Jeff Ney of
Akiva Hebrew Day
School in Southfield,
gathered on Yeshiva
University's Wilf
Campus recently to
pool experiences,
ideas, connections and resources in a
structured conference that put partici-
pants, rather than experts or speakers,
in the spotlight.

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