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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-03-21

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:arty Childhod Center
Hillel Gets Top Nod

Contest Seeks Teacher
'That Changed My Life'
The Teacher that Changed My Life contest
asks Michigan elementary, middle and high
school students to write a short essay describ-
ing an inspirational teacher. The deadline is
May 31.
The winning teacher and a guest will
be awarded by Cadillac Travel Group of
Southfield, a four- or five-night cruise on
a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. The student
who writes the winning essay will receive an
Send entries to Teacher Essay Contest,
Cadillac Travel, 3000 Town Center, Suite #
22, Southfield, MI 48075. For information,
contact (248) 358-5330 or info@


allowing rigorous evalua-
tion of the Hillel Day School
Early Childhood Center, the
Michigan Department of Human
Services, Bureau of Children and
Adult Licensing has awarded the pre-
school four stars.
"The ECC's four-star rating reflects
the same commitment we place on
all our students, grades k-8," said
Steve Freedman, Head of School at
Hillel Day School. "We're blessed to
have a professional staff completely
dedicated to our students. We are
thrilled to be one of the first schools
in the county to receive this gold
The school received perfect scores
in administration and management,
and family and community partner-
ships, and near-perfect scores in
environment, curriculum instruction
and professional development.
"I am so proud that we have
achieved this rating by the state:' said
Robin Pappas, ECC Director at Hillel
Day School. For prospective parents
of preschool age children, "this rank-
ing becomes another useful tool for
parents as they compare programs in
the area:' she added.
In its third year, Hillel Day School's

Robin Pappas and Allison Berman

ECC offers full and half day programs
for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds in a state-
of-the-art facility that is safe and
secure. Teachers offer a cutting-edge
curriculum that uses Smart Boards
and iPads, as well as a Judaic studies
curriculum that introduces children
to the Hebrew language and Jewish
holidays in a warm, nurturing envi-

Dinner Benefits Israeli Soldiers



II 46 4 le look Allot Israel,
Pyre 4 le Look Al ler nem.

Their Joh 4 4 look Al fer Israel
Ours 4 to look Al ter Thom.


When we talk about bias,
it is important to reflect
on our own biases and
understand where they
come from.

The Anti-Defamation
League. Honoring 100
Years. Fighting Hate.
Building a Better World.

Anti-Defamation League®

Imagine A World
Without Hate


March 21 • 2013

Executive director of the FIDF Michigan Region, Tamir Oppenheim; FIDF
supporters Alon Kaufman and Sheldon Yellen with IDF soldiers


ome $27 million was raised
at the recent Friends of
the Israel Defense Forces
(FIDF) National Gala Dinner in
New York where more than 1,400
business and philanthropic leaders
gathered to demonstrate their sup-
port for the soldiers of Israel.
A delegation from the FIDF
Michigan Region participated.
Among them were executive direc-
tor Tamir Oppenheim; chairman

and national board member, Alon
Kaufman; executive board mem-
bers Brenda Wayne and Eugene
Sherizen; and FIDF supporters
Sheldon Yellen and Gary Karp.
The funds raised will provide
academic scholarships to former
soldiers, financial support for sol-
diers, weeks of rest and recreation
for entire IDF units as well as edu-
cational, cultural and recreational

Charity Event To Aid
Couples' Weddings
The Party at the Port fundraiser will benefit
Wish Upon A Wedding, a local organization
that helps provide weddings for young couples
facing terminal illness who can't afford a
small wedding due to overwhelming medical
It will be held 6 p.m. Friday, May 10, at
Waterview Loft at Port Detroit, 130 Atwater,
Tickets begin at $80 and include and open
bar, a strolling dinner and entertainment. For
tickets, visit www.PartyatthePort.com .

Kids Can Experience
Broadway In Detroit
Children ages 9-17 will have an opportu-
nity to immerse themselves in the world of
Broadway here in Detroit. Registration is open
for Broadway Workshop's Musical Theater
Intensive, which will allow participants of all
skill levels to participate in theatrical work-
shops. The opportunity is presented by Mosaic
Youth Theatre of Detroit in cooperation with
Broadway in Detroit.
The Musical Theatre Intensive will be
directed by Marc Tumminelli, owner of
Broadway Workshop, and will take place
Aug. 5-9 at Detroit School of Arts, 123
Selden, adjacent to the Detroit Symphony
Orchestra's Max M. Fisher Center.
Registration is open through April 1. For
information, call (313) 872-6910 or visit
mosaicdetroit.org .

Holocaust Service
At Temple Beth El
On Monday, April 8, Temple Beth El in
Bloomfield Township will mark Yom
HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, with a
service of learning and remembrance. The
7 p.m. service will include a candle-lighting
ceremony and participation by the T'filah
Teens; violinist Jordan Broder and the
Temple's high school students.
Temple families received a card with the
name, age and place of origin of a Holocaust
victim to read aloud prior to the recitation of
the Mourner's Kaddish.
The service is open to the community. For
information, call Barbara Grant, (248) 851-
1100, ext. 3149.

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