JUNE 2017

Time to Celebrate

Walk for Israel celebrated Israel on Sunday May, 7th at the Temple Shir Shalom in West Bloomfield.  The event featured both a walk and a 5k family fun run, and helped raise awareness of the modern Jewish State of Israel .  The event has grown each year in size and prominence and works to unite the metro Detroit community to celebrate Israel.

An Award

The Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize just announced Weam Namou’s book The Great American Family on its Short List. Grand Prize is still to be determined.  Weam Namou is an Iraqi American author, journalist, filmmaker, and a writer for the Chaldean News. She is the award-winning author of eight books and the co-founder and president of IAA (Iraqi Artists Association). Her writings have appeared in national and international journals and she has given lectures, workshops and poetry readings at numerous cultural and educational institutions.

People In The News

Re/Max Classic’s Brian Yaldoo was Hour Detroit Magazine’s 2016 Real Estate All Star and ranked in the top 1% of realtors in Oakland County in 2016.  Brian is also a member of the Re/Max Platinum Club and the Re/Max Hall of Fame.  He is a Children’s Miracle Network Lifetime Member, a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, and an Accredited Buyer Representative.   

A Homeland Visit

Shamasha Sadik Barno recently visited his hometown of Alquosh Iraq. He is believed to have been born somewhere between 1917 and 1919. Documents were not typically filed so many Chaldeans don’t have their birth certificates and may not know exactly the year they were born. The Barno family recently celebrated his 100th Birthday in San Diego California. 

Raising Funds

CASA-U of M raised more than $6,000 at a charity event entitled “Live from Babylon” on March 10. Britany Kashat & Morgan Ammori chaired the event, along with other board members. Proceeds will benefit various educational programs for TEACH!