Now that school has been in full swing and the first semester is almost over, how many of you are getting bored with making school lunches? Kids also get bored easily and you may find them coming home with half eaten lunches or eating from the lunch line or vending machines more often.
When Jonathon Elias was a teenager, he baked a birthday cake as a joke for his cousin. Turns out, the cake was delicious, so he went on to even make one for his mother, and that too received a lot of compliments. His brother encouraged him to keep baking, and Elias soon turned what began as a farce into a full-time career.
A dream and a hare came together to inspire what is now known as Emerald Hare today. In an effort to pursue his dream of being a sommelier and wine producer, Harry Bahri sold his telecommunications establishment and took off for New York City. It would be in New York at the International Culinary Center that he would meet his partner Scott Carey, who like Bahri, had a vision.
In 2008, when Rana Awdish, MD was seven months pregnant, planning for the arrival of her baby and finishing up her fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, a tumor in her liver burst open. Awdish had been unaware of the tumor and as a result of the burst, lost massive amounts of blood volume into her abdomen. Awdish required a blood transfusion to replace her blood volume and was placed on life support as she suffered multi-system organ failure and had a stroke from the loss of blood.
Parishioners from all of the Chaldean churches in Metro- Detroit along with members of the Eastern Catholic Re-Evangelization Center (ECRC) were among the thousands of people who attended the Beatification of Blessed Father Solanus Casey. Not only were Chaldeans in attendance but two participated in the historic event at Ford Field in Detroit.
Chaldean food, there is nothing quite like it. It’s flavorful, delicious, and labor-intensive but worth all of the effort. On the whole, Chaldean food can be quite healthy –plenty of dishes call for fresh vegetables, beans, and wholesome nuts, seeds, and grains, but there can be room for improvement with some of our most cherished dishes. With the holidays around the corner, Chaldean cooks Clair Garmo Konja and Samira Cholagh offer us timely and sound advice when it comes to reimagining our favorite Chaldean foods in a new, more nutritious way.
The Chaldean News hosted their third Annual Entrepreneur Forum at the Shenandoah Country Club on November 14. The forum hosted some of the brightest members of the Chaldean community that have made great strides in their careers, including Jimmy Nafso, CEO of FortisPay, Christine Piligian, Chairman and President of Jonna Realty Ventures, Patrick Tomina, CFO of W3R Consulting, and Kevin (Karam) Bahnam of USA 2 GO.
When Nuha Arabo was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, her first thought was her family and what the diagnosis would mean for them. Then again when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Arabo thought of her family and how they would be heartbroken that she was sick again. Arabo knew, though that if she stuck with love and faith, she would prevail. And prevail she did.
St. Jude Iraq held its second annual dinner gala on November 2 at Penna’s of Sterling Heights. The 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization was established in 2015 by Father Wisam Matti of St. George Chaldean Church shortly after he returned from a trip to Iraq.
When she was 20 years old, Olivia Rita Oram of Bloomfield Hills competed in a fashion contest and her winning outfit design was chosen and worn by Venus Williams at the 2010 U.S. Open. Everything changed after the competition. Four years later, at 24, she announced the release of her clothing line OLIVIANCIO at rapper Frenchie’s single release party in New York.
Food brings families and entire communities together during the holidays. We asked Chaldeans on the Street: What’s your favorite holiday dish?
In light of the recent tragedies that have plagued our community, we took to the street to ask about addiction. We asked community members, what do you think we, as a community, can do to combat this epidemic?
With this issue being our Fall fashion guide, we wanted to know what community members absolutely needed in their closet. So we posed the question, what is a staple item in your closet?
The Eastern Catholic Re-Evangelization Center (ECRC) once again hosted their annual Gather and Give Fundraising Dinner. This year’s theme was the Fruits of ECRC. The event was hosted at the Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield on October 26. The evening featured a raffle and silent auction that showcased an array of baskets and prizes, including a private dinner with Father Anthony for up to 20 people catered by Chef Carl Hakim and a Tigers game with Father Pierre.
On September 24, the Alexander and Gabrielle Mansour Memorial Fund hosted their fourth annual Stride for Seminarians charity walk in memory of Alex and Gabby. Hosted at the Detroit Zoo, many showed up to support the memorial fund and participate in an array of activities, including crafts, face painting and rose petal intentions. Fr. Pierre and Fr. Andrew kicked off the event with a prayer. Eventgoers were able to enjoy the sight of the various animals and their habitats during their walk before settling under the zoo’s pavilion for Mass. Treats for the event were provided by Donut Bar and Party Café.