As a long-standing, esteemed member of Congregation Shaarey Zedek, Sally Orley and her family have been continual supporters of our Synagogue. Her philanthropy extends to the Department of Mental Health at the University of Michigan Hospital, Beaumont Hospital, the Jewish Community Center, Hechtman Apartments and the Suzanne and Joseph and Sally and Graham Orley Jewish Family Service building.
Emmy® Award-winning journalist
Lesley Stahl is one of America’s most honored and experienced broadcast journalists. Her rich career has been marked by political scoops, surprising features and award-winning foreign reporting, a body of work that won her the RTDNA’s 2015 Paul White award for lifetime achievement. She has been a 60 Minutes correspondent since March 1991, and begins her 26th season on the broadcast in September. She is the author of the best-selling book Becoming Grandma. Lesley is a 12-time Emmy® winner, a winner of the Edward R. Murrow award and honors from the Overseas Press Club, the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award, the Dennis Kauff Journalism Award, and many others.
Prior to joining 60 Minutes, Stahl served as CBS News White House correspondent during the Carter and Reagan presidencies and part of the term of George H. W. Bush. Her reports appeared frequently on the CBS Evening News, first with Walter Cronkite, then with Dan Rather, and on other CBS News broadcasts. During much of that time, she also served as moderator of Face the Nation, CBS News’ Sunday public-affairs broadcast (September 1983-May 1991). For Face the Nation, she interviewed such newsmakers as Margaret Thatcher, Boris Yeltsin, Yasir Arafat and virtually every top U.S. official, including George H. W. Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle. She was co-host with Charles Kuralt of “America Tonight,” a daily CBS News late-night broadcast of interviews and essays (Oct. 90-March 91).
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.
LOIS LINDEN NELSON