Posts by Shelli Dorfman

Barry Werber, a proud Air Force veteran, who says he never experienced anything as frightening as the synagogue shooting

Amidst the Shots

Local women describe their uncle’s nightmare at Tree of Life. Shelli Liebman Dorfman Contributing Writer During the attack on congregants inside Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue, Barry Werber hid in fear in a dark store room, listened to gunshots — and watched his friends Melvin Wax and Cecil Rosenthal die. Above: Barry Werber, a proud Air…

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Joan Chernoff Epstein of Birmingham, granddaughter of Bessie Spector, assists her father, Louis Chernoff of Bloomfield Hills, as he recites the Motzi, as his wife, Betty (far right) and other Bessie Spector family members look on

95 And Older Brunch fetes our most senior seniors

Imagine being in a group of 165 individuals — and being the youngest included. And on your 95th birthday! Marian Gaber made it just under the wire as an honoree among members of our Jewish community recently identified as 95 years or older. Among those, 85 men and women, including Gaber, were feted at the…

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Aaron Scholnik, second from right, on the new bimah with open house guests

New Home – Temple Beth Sholom

Photos by Shannon Ruiz Opening the doors at Marquette’s first-ever Jewish synagogue. Marquette may be known for its iron ore port and breweries, as the home of Northern Michigan University or even the 2012 CBS MoneyWatch listing as one the 10 best places to retire in the U.S. But recently, the largest city in Michigan’s…

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