The 24th annual Dr. Larry D. Sills Memorial JCC Golf Classic

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The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit’s day camps and youth programs will benefit from the 24th annual Dr. Larry D. Sills Memorial JCC Golf Classic held at Tam-O-Shanter Country Club, West Bloomfield. The record $100,000-plus in proceeds from the June 26 outing will go toward camp and youth scholarships as well as for special needs and other programming. The event, chaired by Miriam Bergman, JCC executive committee member and camp committee chair, drew 158 participants for golf and card games.

Dinner honorees were the Eisenshtadt family, longtime JCC supporters, notably via the JCC Maccabi Games. “The parents, Carol and Jerry, have set an example of service, of generosity and of reaching out to the Jewish world and the non-Jewish world — and the family has continued that tradition through leadership in service and philanthropy,” said Mort Plotnick, JCC executive director emeritus. Over the last 12 years, the golf classic has raised more than $2 million in support of the community’s kids. The day camp scholarship fund endows the event in memory of Dr. Sills, who died in the 1987 Northwest Airlines crash near Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Addressing 191 dinner guests, JCC President Rick Zussman said: “Larry Sills had a special place in his heart for camp and a passion for the growth, independence and lifelong friendships it offers to children. Your ongoing assistance keeps his passion alive.”

JCC assistant development director Dina Routin, event chair Miriam Bergman and Sharon Eisenshtadt
Remembering Dr. Sills: brother-in-law Michael Levey of Bloomfield Township and his wife, Susie, flank sister Claudia Sills of Birmingham and brother Douglas Sills of New York City
JCC Maccabi Games director Karen Gordon, JCC’S Mort Plotnick and Vladimir Aksenchik of Wixom-based Varsity Lincoln, summer-camp shirt sponsor
Eisenshtadt family: daughter-in-law Sharon Eisenshtadt and husband, Howard, of Bloomfield Hills; Carol and Jerry Eisenshtadt of West Bloomfield; son Jeffrey of Bloomfield Hills and wife, Wendy; and daughter-in-law Mallery and husband, Steven, of Farmington Hills
JCC President Rick Zussman
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