Shabbat Shalom July 31, 2015

Shabbat Shalom from Tel Aviv
July 31, 2015
Dear family and friends,
Prior to departing for two weeks in Israel, I have pre-written my Shabbat emails for these travel days.  So any big news that happens while I’m away will be covered in emails upon my return home.  I am often asked the reason I write these emails and my top reply is, always…enjoyment.  I truly relish the creative and research process of looking for interesting and newsworthy information to share with you and selecting graphics, cartoons and photos to highlight the topics. I’m hoping all this research is good for my brain. But I also appreciate vacation down times when thoughts of returning to my computer are on sabbatical.  After nearly 6 years and about 300 consecutives Shabbat emails (I’ve never missed a week), it is now my hobby/habit to reach out to friends and family each Friday morning to wish you “Shabbat Shalom”.  I plan to continue these weekly messages until my brain and/or fingers no longer work…hopefully for a very long time.
RFK’s love for Israel
With Israel as today’s topic, here is a story from a few weeks ago about Robert F. Kennedy and his daughter, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, who attended the Herzliya Conferenceto memorialize his life and pay tribute to his commitment to Israel. It was his devotions to Israel that cost his life at the hands of Palestinian, Sirhan Sirhan.
Aug. 6th will be the first Republican Debate and as I’m writing this, it is unclear as to which 10 candidates will get to attend. Should be very entertaining with the wide variety of characters.
Wishing you and your loved ones a Sweet and Peaceful Shabbat Shalom,
Condolences to dear friend, Wendy Stone and her family, on the passing of her father, Sanford “Sandy” Eichenhorn z”l at the age of  77.  Sandy was the past president of Adat Shalom and grandfather to 10 grandchildren.  May Sandy’s memory be a blessing to all who loved him.  Special hugs and love to Wendy, Josh, Zach and Rachel on their loss.
I found a few minutes to update this week’s email. On the saddest day of our Jewish calendar, Tisha b’Av, our beloved 104 year old Aunt Chilly passed away.  Her life was filled with love, family, health and she possessed a very optimistic attitude to the every end. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
August 19th (Wednesday)
ORT Rub-A-Dub
Honoring Doreen Hermelin
Franklin Hills Country Club
or contact Nicole Miller
September 3rd (Thursday)
NCJW Women of Vision Luncheon
Honoring (dear friend) Liz Guz
Plus Michael Williams, President and CEO of Orchards Children’s Services
And Liz Bank as Jewish Community Champion
Shaarey Zedek
For more info: 248-355-3300
September 19th (Saturday)
Humble Design Gigs For Digs (1st annual event)
Or contact
October 14th (Wednesday)
Michigan Israel Business Bridge
2015 Ambassador Awards Dinner
The Reserve, Birmingham
Dr. Eva L. Feldman and Delphi Automotive
For more info:
October 15th (Thursday)
Michigan League of Conservation Voters
3rd Annual Innovations in Conservation Awards Dinner
Honoring:Detroit Zoological Society 
and Lana and Henry Pollack
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Detroit’s Westin Book Cadillac
For more info, please contact Kim Easter 734-222-9650 or
November 15th (Sunday)
David Broza Concert
Ark in Ann Arbor
Presented by:
Eastern Michigan University Jewish Studies
Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor
Small venue so tickets may sell out.
Tickets sold at Michigan Union Ticket Office
By phone at 734-763-8587
Online at the Ark

465 days till the Nov. 8, 2016 election.

Remember, I’m on vacation, so no breaking news this week or next week.

Please join us Aug. 18th to help support Senator Chuck Schumer with his re-election. Please email me if you’d like to attend and I’ll give you more details.

Ever wonder why we vote on Tuesday.  Most people including politicians don’t know since the answer is… no good reason whatsoever.  It started when we used to take a horse and buggy to the county polling station which took one full day to get there and we couldn’t leave on the Sabbath (Sunday). Hence, Tuesday was chosen. There is an organization that is trying to help us climb from one of the lowest voter turnout countries up a few rails by making it easier to vote.  Check out their site:

Democrats (5)
1. Hillary Rodham Clinton
2, Bernie Sanders
3. Jim Webb
4. Martin O’Malley
5. Lincoln Chafee

Republicans (15)
1. Jeb Bush
2. Scott Walker
3. Marco Rubio
4. Ben Carson
5. Rand Paul
6. Mike Huckabee
7. Ted Cruz
8. Chris Christie
9. Rick Perry
10. Rick Santorum
11. Carly Fiorina
12. Lindsey Graham
13. Bobby Jindal
14. George Pataki
15. John Kasich

Spotlight Grabbing Narcissist (1)
1.  Donald Trump

July 31st
Shaindle Braunstein-Cohen
Amy Mindell
Paul Hack (Happy 70th)
Sharon Jonas

Aug. 1st
Miriam Liebman
Carol Ziecik
Ambassador Dan Shapiro

Aug. 2nd
Adi Kaye
 David Techner

Aug. 3rd
Orna Wolens
Steve Tarnowsky
Tony Levin
Dany Saar
Shoshana Baruch

Aug. 4th
Linda Katzman Spigelman
Jennifer Morse Mattler
Jandy Spiegelman
Lesley Kutinsky
Stephen Muss
President Barack Obama 

Aug. 5th
Dan Chicorel
Jeremy Berg

Aug. 6th
Alan Pinter

Blue Stripes


Shabbat Shalom July 31, 2015

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