Lois Linden Nelson WOMAN'S WORLD is the premier fund-raising event for Sisterhood of Congregation Shaarey Zedek. Founded in 1967, it is a well-loved tradition in the Detroit Jewish community, attracting more than 700 area women who enjoy the experience of this day’s event.
In 2007, the event became known as the Lois Linden Nelson WOMAN'S WORLD after Sisterhood received a generous gift to ensure the ongoing viability of Woman’s World. This gift was made in loving memory of Lois Linden Nelson (z'l), an enthusiastic patron and supporter of Sisterhood and its annual event.
Lois Linden Nelson WOMAN'S WORLD supporters contribute to: Torah Fund; Women’s League for Conservative Judaism; Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS); Israel; partnering with the Synagogue for Shabbat; Yomim Tovim; special projects around Shaarey Zedek; funds assistance for the Shaarey Zedek Religious School and Youth; and many other vital projects. Three percent of all event proceeds benefit MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger.
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Jeri Fishman has been the consummate dedicated volunteer, lay leader and rising star at Congregation Shaarey Zedek for more than two decades.
Jeri joined Shaarey Zedek in 1987 after her marriage to a third-generation shul member, and became an integral part of Sisterhood. Over the years, She supported Lois Linden Nelson Woman’s World in multiple capacities, from chairing and co-chairing committees, to becoming a two-time Co-Chair of the event. Jeri served as Sisterhood President, 2009-2011.
In addition to being a devoted mother and wife, Jeri cultivated a rich professional career with the Michigan Department of Corrections, sat on the boards of the ACLU, The Capuchin East Jefferson Alcoholism Treatment Center, and was an active member of the Michigan Corrections Association.
In 2011, Jeri was elected to the Shaarey Zedek executive board and currently serves as Vice President.
Jeri is married to Steven Fishman. they have two children, Eric and Rachel along with two adorable dogs, Nugget and Lilly.
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