July 2019

100 Questions and Answers About Chaldeans

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Guests had the distinct opportunity to attend the launch of professor and author Joe Grimm’s latest cultural guide, 100 Questions and Answers About Chaldeans, on Wednesday, May 22. This guide about Chaldeans was written by Grimm, with the help of his Michigan State University students. The book launch was hosted at the Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield.


Spirit of Manresa

Manresa Jesuit Retreat House welcomed 325 guests to its Spirit of Manresa Banquet on Thursday, May 2, at the Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield. The evening began with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to piano accompaniment as guests began bidding on the silent auction items and toured the Chaldean Cultural Center. Dinner seating took place at 7:00 PM, when Mistress of Ceremonies Marie Osborne of WJR Radio greeted the guests and introduced Manresa's Executive Director, Fr. Fran Daly, SJ, who offered remarks and a brief video. After dinner, Dedicated Giving was led by Associate Director Steve Raymond, and this was followed by keynote speaker Fr. Bernie Owens, SJ, who described his five-year mission in Kenya. He gave an overview of the terrain, climate, wildlife and people there and offered four personal stories of healing and reconciliation. The program concluded with a raffle drawing.


Swearing In

Judge Polly Haisha had the unique opportunity to swear in a young Chaldean attorney alongside another woman attorney, Susan Tomina.


Performing for a Cause

Steve Acho performed at the West Bloomfield Food Truck Rally on Friday, June 7 to raise money for the Youth Assistance Program.



Jonathan Bach has recently released his debut single, “Old Me.” His second single “Taste” was released on June 28. Jonathan has completely rebranded himself into JBACH, but has still kept his Chaldean roots and continues to represent his heritage in the music industry. 


Scholarship Luncheon

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Several Chaldean students received scholarships at the Midwest Independent Retailers Association’s (MIRA) 2019 Scholarship Luncheon where Detroit NBA Champion and legend Isiah Thomas served as the keynote speaker.


Cardinal Leonardo Sandri

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During his visit to Michigan, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri took the time to visit Shenandoah Country Club as well as celebrate Holy Mass at Mother of God Church.