Shabbat Shalom
Still in Israel
February 12, 2016
The Week
Though I enjoy researching and writing these weekly Shabbat emails, today's will be limited in words as I'm still in Israel and have limited time on my computer.  The highlights of the week included the Chinese New Year's celebration as we enter the year of the Monkey; The Denver Bronco's triumph at the Superbowl with the halftime show gaining the most applauds; Trump and Sanders victorious wins in New Hampshire, while Christie and Carly surrender; And our own Detroiter, Ted Nugent's anti-semitic insults regarding gun control.

The Words
Carole King introduced us to her classic and beloved album, Tapestry 45 years ago this week.  In honor of those beautiful songs and lyrics, here are words, I hope, hold true for all of you:

"My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue
An everlasting vision of the ever-changing view
A wondrous, woven magic in bits of blue and gold
A tapestry to feel and see, impossible to hold."

The Pictures
As the saying goes, (moving) pictures speak louder than words and since this is my last Shabbat in Israel, I'd like to share this video that depicts the stunning view of our homeland.

Wishing you and your family a 
Sweet Shabbat Shalom 


Condolences to the Ken and Pam Bloom and their family as Ken's father,  Mitcheal Bloom z"l (age 95) passed away.  May his long life, love and memories bring comfort to his family, friends and community and may a be a blessing onto all who knew him.

Condolences to Tamir Oppenheim on the passing of his mother,  Tzipora Oppenheim z"l who's funeral was here in Israel. May her love and spirit bring comfort to those mourning her death. 

Remembering dear friend, Jeff Zaslow z"l , who died four years ago this week.  His spirit and love live on in his family, friends and published words of poignant wisdom. 

March 9th (Wednesday)
JVS 8th Annual Trade Secrets
Benefiting the JVS Women to Work Program
Temple Beth El
Featuring the inspiring story of Linda Schlesinger-Wagner, Founder of clothing line, Skinny Tees.

April 19th  (Tuesday) 
Emily Stillman Foundation
Spring Sensation Luncheon
Tam-O-Shanter Country Club
Guest Speaker:  Heather Thomson CEO of Yummie, Inc.

April 20th (Wednesday)
U of M Food Allergy Center
Spring Luncheon
Knollwood Country Club

May 4th (Wednesday) 
Congregation Shaarey Zedek
Lois Linden Nelson Woman's World
Honoring Henrietta Weisberg
Featuring Paula Abdul
Save the date. More details to follow

May 6th (Friday)
Orchards Children's Services
2016 Gerald L. Levin Champion for Children's
Signature Event
Soundboard, Detroit
More details to come.

May 7th (Saturday)
Forgotten Harvest 
24th Annual Comedy Night
Fox Theatre
To purchase tickets:
1-800-745-3000 or
Or please contact Marc Berke at 248-864-7525 for more information and sponsorship options.

May 13th (Friday)
Planned Parenthood 100 Year Gala
Detroit Marriott at the RenCen
Save the date. More details to follow

May 22nd  (Sunday)
Hillel Day School Annual Gala
Beverly & Arthur Liss and Norma & Michael Dorman
For more info, please contact  Amy Schlussel

May 19th-25th
"Becoming American: The Jewish Experience"
Travel opportunity through EMU Alumni Association to
NYC, Philly and DC.
This experience is open to the public regardless of your University Affiliation, religion, race, age, shoe size...
Any questions can be directed to:
And for further details of the trip:

June 10th (Friday)
Starfish Family Service
Great Hearts Gala
Eastern Market Shed 5, Detroit
Honoree: Mariam C. Noland and the Community Foundation for SE Michigan

Super Tuesday March 1st
15 various State's caucuses and primaries

Our Michigan Primary is  Tuesday. March 8, 2016.

Presidential Election is  Tuesday. November 8, 2016

2 Democrats
1. Hillary Rodham Clinton  
2, Bernie Sanders 

6 Republicans alphabetized (polls are too erratic)

Happy Birthday...

Feb. 12th
Lori Oberfelder Siegel
Pamela Franklin Azaria
Feb. 13th
Linda Zelch Rouff
Robert Stone
Feb. 14th
Liz Kanter Groskind
Betsy Snider Heuer
Robin Tobin-Murav
Maurice Pogoda
Pam Feinberg-Rivkin
Richard Krugel
Robert Chonoles
Linda Berke
Lori Katz Cantor
Feb. 15th
Marcy Feldman
Fred Leeb
Cathy Radner
Doreen Hermelin
Stacy Gordon
Janice Rosenhaus
Rob Strasberg
Feb. 16th
Carolyn Glaser Bellinson
Rose Handleman
Feb. 17th
Dr. Jay Kutinsky
Julie Zuckerman Tepperman
Marla Rosberg
Feb. 18th
Mitchell Wiatrak
Susan Moiseev
Larry Kohlenberg


I am prone to spelling, grammatical and birthday mistakes. Please ignore the typing mistakes but if I missed your birthday or got the wrong date,  please let me know.