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May 15, 2014 - Image 24

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2014-05-15

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JCC Golf Event Fetes
Karen Sklar Gordon
The Dr. Larry D. Sills
Memorial JCC Golf
Classic will honor
longtime volunteer
and Jewish
Community Center
supporter Karen
Sklar Gordon. Held
Karen Sklar
June 2 at
Country Club in
Northville, the event will benefit the
JCC's Send a Kid to Camp Scholarship
The golf classic, endowed by the Sills
family, was named in memory of their
beloved son and brother, Dr. Larry D.
Sills. Larry was returning home from
his annual work as a volunteer camp
doctor in Michigan when his plane
crashed, taking his life in 1987.
Larry had a special place in his
heart for camp and a passion for the
growth, independence and the lifelong
friendships it offers a child.
The Sills Family, First Holding and
the JCC announced that in the last
11 years the golf classic has raised
$1.8 million in support of community
family participation in summer camp

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In 2013, more than 1,000 campers
were enrolled in Center Day Camps
and Camp Discovery programs.
Financial assistance developed though
contributions and proceeds from the
golf classic were awarded to 348 fami-
lies, totaling more than $408,875.
Individual tickets for golf, lunch
and dinner are $295 or $125 for the
cocktail hour, dinner and program.
Foursomes are $2,000 and $1,180,
Learn more about sponsorship
opportunities, ad book cost and
schedule at www.jccdet.org or by con-
tacting Paul Barker, director, program
development at (248) 432-5538 or
This year's honoree is Karen Sklar
Gordon, who has been involved at
the JCC for many years, including
attending day camp, working as a
camp counselor and serving as a JCC
Maccabi coach and delegation head.
She was director of the JCC Maccabi
Games in Detroit in 2008 and is co-
chair of the 2014 JCC Maccabi Games,
which also will be held in Detroit.
A math teacher at Ferndale High
School, Gordon lives with her hus-
band and children in West Bloomfield.


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24 May 15 • 2014

Rabbi Aaron Bergman and Dr.
Melissa Ser, director of congrega-
tional learning, led an Adat Shalom
Synagogue trip to Israel in mid-
February. The group visited Detroit's
Partnership 2Gether Region and
brought donations of English books
and Purim costumes.
In addition to exploring a slik
(a munitions hiding place used
by the Palmach during the War of
Independence) and hearing about
the development of the town, they
gathered for a mifgash (get-to-

know-you activity) with teens from
the region who had spent time at
Tamarack Camps.
They also went to a farm in
Nahalal together where they picked
more than 1,300 pounds of beets
for Project Leket. This hard work
enabled 200 poor families to receive
fresh produce. The Farmington Hills-
based synagogue will do another
Israel trip in about two years. The
program was developed by Ser and
the staff of Ramah Programs in

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