Faces & Places – Rub-a-Dub, Shalom Club And Detroit River Cruise

The Jewish News


Check out this gallery of photos from ORT’s Rub-a-Dub fundraiser, The Shalom Club and the Annual Detroit River Cruise!


ORT Michigan’s largest fundraiser, Rub-a-Dub, took place Aug. 21 at Franklin Hills Country Club and drew 550 guests. The event raised more than $1.7 million, making it the most successful yet. More than $62,000 was raised that night for construction of a multi-purpose auditorium in Kiryat Yam in northern Israel.

Randy Wertheimer was awarded the Hermelin ORT Legacy Award by Doreen Hermelin. With more than 20 years of involvement, he has personally raised millions of dollars for ORT’s educational programs and the underprivileged students it serves all over the world.

Event co-chairs were Jason Brooks, Kevin Elbinger and Renee Wolgin, and the Bottle Crew served as the event’s presenting sponsor.

Julie Marx of Bloomfield Hills, and Jason Miller and Beth Miller, both of Birmingham
Aaron Does of Waterford, and Bubba Urban, David Farber and Nicole Miller, all of West Bloomfield
Carole Miller and Bella Muchnick, both of Bloomfield Hills
World ORT President Dr. Conrad Giles of Bloomfield Hills talks to the crowd.
Angela and Anthony Wilhelm of Lake Orion
Lisa Bahm of Farmington Hills, event co-chair Linda Sahn of Orchard Lake and honoree Randy Wertheimer of Franklin, who received the Hermelin ORT Legacy Award.

The Shalom Club

The Shalom Club of Fox Run in Novi hosted Holocaust Memorial Center docents Aug. 16, who provided residents with a 360-degree, interactive tour of the museum for those who can’t make the trip in person. More than 100 Jewish residents of Fox Run belong to the Shalom Club.

Photos by Jerry Zolynsky
HMC senior educator Robin Axelrod addresses the Fox Run Shalom Club members.
Renee Gerger of Novi directs a question to Robin Axelrod of the HMC.
Vice president of the Shalom Club Sandra Bernstein and president Dr. Fred Bernstein
Robin Axelrod from the HMC talks with Helen Weingarden of Novi, who fled Germany in 1936.
Jerry Gerger of Novi asks a question.
Aliza Tick, education associate with the HMC, shakes hands with 102-year-old Bertle Reis of Novi, who escaped the German occupation of Europe. President of the Shalom Club, Dr. Fred Bernstein, looks on.

Annual Detroit River Cruise

Attendees celebrated the end of summer with a splash at the Annual Detroit River Cruise, sponsored by NEXTGen Detroit, Hillel of Metro Detroit, Moishe House and The Well.

People got on board the Diamond Queen to enjoy a “Creatures of the Sea”-themed celebration that included music, drinks, eats and the best views of the city.

Elizabeth Merzin of West Bloomfield, Madeline Byrne of Frazer, Monica Merzin of West Bloomfield and photographer John Hardwick of Royal Oak
Attendees board the Diamond Queen.
Newlyweds Molly and Manny Cohen of Oak Park
Avery Mendelson of Farmington Hills and Cory Promman of Royal Oak
Ari Wolfson of Huntington Woods, Aria Peterson of Oak Park and Ofir Gal of Southfield
Julie Goldberg of West Bloomfield, DJ Dennis Lee and Zeisa Ribiat of Detroit

See more Faces & Places from Team Alex at Wish-A-Mile (WAM), Make-A-Wish Michigan’s top annual fundraiser.

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