WELCOME TO THE JULY 2021 WISDOM WINDOW!
|Featured WISDOM Woman of the Month
Teri Weingarden (Jewish)
Teri is the current WISDOM President and interim WISDOM treasurer. Teri is currently the full-time Treasurer of West Bloomfield Township and serves on the Township board, Upper Long Lake board, and chairs the Pension board on behalf of the township. Teri also recently joined both the Michigan CLASS Board of Trustees and the JCRC/AJC board.
Teri is very passionate about her job and her community service work. Teri enjoys supporting many interfaith groups by volunteering, attending events, and providing financial support. Teri has been happily married to Howard since 1995. They have raised two amazing daughters, Julia and Ally, and two spoiled dogs named Joey and Zack. They reside in West Bloomfield.
|UPCOMING and ONGOING PROGRAMS
|RACE AND MEDICINE SERIES We just completed the third in our “Race and Medicine” series of presentations coordinated by WISDOM member Delores Lyons with
Dr. Oveta Fuller presiding and Judy Nimer Muhn, a Native American, presenting valuable information regarding medical issues that unfairly affect Native Americans in the U.S. Information will be sent out soon regarding our next presentation which will focus on the COVID virus and its effect on minority communities. Please join us for an informative evening with opportunities to openly discuss issues that impact all of us.
|MANY, MANY THANKS to Dan and Sharon Buttry, who have been coordinating and presenting our wonderful Building Racial Equity programs. Thus far two classes have been completed, and two more are scheduled for Thursday, August 5, from 5-9 p.m. and Sunday, August 8, from 2-8 p.m. at Unity of Royal Oak. Please email us for registration information and cost if you are interested in participating. We cannot praise the Buttrys enough and appreciate the increased sisterhood and brotherhood we are experiencing as a result of learning more about each other and the challenges we face.
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Patio Sister Circle at Paula’sWe’ve begun meeting again IN PERSON! How refreshing, wonderful and welcome. After a year and a half of zooming with our Wisdom sisters, finally a chance to meet! Lured by Mediterranean appetizers and iced tea, 8 of us met to enjoy conversation, being together and talking about what we would like to see happen in the coming year. We were graced with Parwin Anwar whom we hadn’t seen for a long time. She’s been caring for her husband who has Parkinson’s. The sisters logged in with a variety of support resources. Also new was Nancy Thompson who had recently lost her husband to Parkinson’s. One constant theme in our discussion was our shared excitement about the ability to travel again. Suzanne was soon to visit children in S.F. Gail described visits to Va. to meet with her grandson and family, others added their hopes. We look forward to more gatherings to come!–Paula DrewekPS We were all vaccinated.
|Looking for a great read? Here is an excellent article about a book by an Israeli author regarding an Israeli-Palestinian friendship. This book is a novel that does a beautiful job of describing the war and internal violence that continues to exist among our Jewish and Palestinian brothers and sisters.
Read the article HERE.