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The Detroit Jewish News, 2014-03-20

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Hillel Day School Looks To The Future
When we chose Hillel Day School for our children, we already
thought we were entering a competitive, up-to-date, technologically
advanced school. With the recent generous gifts given to the school
for a tuition grant program and for extensive renovation of the facil-
ities, our decision proved to be even better than what we thought!
As parents of kindergarten and third-graders, we are beyond
thankful to the William Davidson Foundation for making the educa-
tion more affordable and sustainable for many years to come, and to
William and Audrey Farber for renovating the facility into a school
unlike any other in the area. The fact that my children will develop a
strong Jewish education and Jewish identity, while obtaining a cutting-
edge 21st-century education, is the best gift we could ever give them.

Lisa and Jason Klein, Bloomfield Hills


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Time For Spring?

For a related editorial, see page 26.

A New Generation In State Politics?
Thank you for publishing Harry Kirsbaum's cover story on "Race
To The Capitol" in the March 13 JN. I am working with all three of
these candidates, and they all really want to make a difference.
They are all very smart, politically astute and each of them, given
the opportunity, will not only be outstanding legislators but will also
represent the Jewish community in an exemplary way.

Dos vinter* is doe, it won't go away.
Siz kalt*** un dos shnay,**** oy, what can I say?
Mir blaybn in shtub***** un vos can
mir ton?******
But essn un essn******* or talk on the


Un kvetching******** un kvetching un

kvetching all day.





Beth Ahm To Fete
Outgoing President
Congregation Beth
Ahm in West
Bloomfield will
honor Dr. Risha
Ring, who has
served the past two
years as president,
at a gala dinner in
Dr. Risha Ring
its newly remodeled
Nusbaum Social Hall.
"Risha has dedicated a significant
portion of her life to the synagogue
said Executive Director David
Goodman. "The Beth Ahm community
is stronger because of her leadership:"
Goodman cited Ring's outreach to
baby boomers and younger generations
as well as her efforts to grow the shul's
endowment, replace major mechanical
systems and remodel the lobby, social
hall and synagogue entrance.
"Risha also demonstrated leadership
in the broader community through
Beth Ahm's hosting of the communal
Purim celebration and Selichot obser-
vance he said.
Ring's legacy will be celebrated 5:30
p.m. Sunday, April 6, at a strolling din-
ner followed by a performance by Kol
Hakavod, a Jewish a capella group from
the University of Michigan. The cost
is $75 per adult. RSVP by March 26 to
(248) 851-6880 or ablau@cbahm.org .

B'nai Moshe Men's Club
To Honor 'Man Of The Year'
On Friday evening,
March 28, the B'nai
Moshe Men's Club
will honor Barry V
Levine as its Man of
the Year.
Levine was
born and raised in
Barry Levine
Detroit. Since he
was 18, he has
trained about 600
young adults for bar and bat mitzvahs.
In many instances, he has trained
multiple generations of the same fam-
For 37 years, he worked with
Detroit Public Schools, where he was a
teacher, an administrator and a drama
At B'nai Moshe, he conducts the
weekly "Tuesdays with Barry" pro-
gram that examines Jewish religious
texts and traditions of generations
past. He also leads a weekly Torah
study group at Meer Apartments in
West Bloomfield.
Levine and his wife, Patricia, have
six children, 13 grandchildren and one
The dinner is open to the commu-
nity. Reservations should be made by
Monday, March 24, by calling (248)
788-0600. There is a charge for dinner.

MIBB To Host Israeli
Market Research Exec
Pomerantz, ATID-
EDI president, will
speak at a Michigan
Israel Business
Bridge networking
event 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 3.
The program
is being held at
Cafe at 1 Towne Square in Southfield.
Pomerance will discuss Israel's
economy and the promise of job cre-
ation in Michigan.
His firm, ATID-EDI, specializes
in market research, trade develop-
ment, market penetration, strategic
information and feasibility studies for
the Middle East region. Pomerantz
and his company will be representing
MIBB development in Israel.
The event will be co-sponsored by
the city of Southfield and Oakland
County Economic Development and
Community Affairs. There will also
be an opportunity for networking and
creating new business.
To register, go to the website www.
bitly/mibb-apri12014. For further
information, call the MIBB at (248)
642-1701 or inquire by email at
info@michiganisrael.com .


Robert L. Bodack, Farmington Hills

* Dos vinter — The winter
** doe — here
*** Siz kalt — it is cold
**** un dos shnay — and the snow
***** Mir blaybn in shtub — we stay at home
****** vos can mir ton — what can we do
******* essn un essn — eat and eat
******** Un kvetching— and complaining

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Where Are The Jewish Republican Candidates?
I was stunned when I saw the cover story last week.
I can only presume and hope, that very shortly, I will see a similar
article highlighting Jewish Republican candidates, unless, of course,
the Detroit Jewish News, without fanfare or announcement, has
become an official Democrat newspaper/propaganda outlet.

17Z 5E8 8'17'817Z

Harvey S. Bronstein, Southfield


March 20 • 2014


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