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Vital Support End-of-life education donors help
annual conference continue in perpetuity. See page 16.
NEXTGen Traveler Downtown Detroiter with no
city limits travels the world. See page 50.
DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
> Civil War To Civil Rights Oscar-winning movie
spurs images of black-Jewish growth. See page 45.
Donors and friends: Miriam and Jack Shenkman
and Alvin and Henrietta Weisberg.
New generation of Jewish
Democrats steps up to the plate.
Harry Kirsbaum I Contributing Writer
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retreat creates lasting
bonds for moms who
have children with
Moms shared a
weekend filled with
laughter, tears, great
came for a massage and a few days away from the daily grind of
motherhood and life in general. I left with 20 new sisters and a
The Friendship Circle Moms Spa Retreat, which took place Feb.
28-March 2, was unlike anything I expected or imagined.
For 48 hours, we laughed until tears ran down our faces and our sides
hurt. We ate gourmet meals at tables that could grace a magazine cover.
We shared stories about our kids. We cried. We played charades. We sang
like children. We danced like teenagers.
hey are young, Jewish and willing to serve their com-
munity. They have returned to their hometowns, or
never left, because they feel they can make a differ-
ence. If they make it through the primary on Aug. 5 and are
elected on Nov. 4, they will represent a new generation of Jewish
Democratic leadership in Lansing.
Two are first-time candidates, but they all have the drive the
determination and the leadership ability to hit the ground run-
ning on their first day in office.
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