Grand Circle of Women

Lost. Sad. Overwhelmed.
Angry. Frightened.

This is how more than 300 JHCN families describe their experience caring for a loved one suffering with dementia at the end of life.

JHCN is working hard to create the best care possible

Partner with us as we embark on a bold journey to develop Dimensions – a vital new program to create clarity, hope, comfort and calm for these vulnerable people.

Join the Grand Circle of Women.

Help us launch Dimensions

And Join us for

Out of the Darkness:

A Positive Approach to End-of-Life Dementia Care

Exclusive breakfast with renowned dementia expert

Teepa Snow

Keynote speaker of the 13th annual Shenkman-Weisberg Caring Coalition Conference

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Congregation Shaarey Zedek – 27375 Bell Road, Southfield

Valet available – 9:15 a.m.

Membership in the Grand Circle of Women is a minimum of $1,000.
2020 gifts will be directed to launching JHCN’s Dimensions pilot, a new program aimed at transforming end-of-life dementia care.

To register or for more information, please contact Megan Topper at 248-592-2687 or

About Teepa Snow

TEEPA SNOW, MS, OTR/L, is one of the world’s leading advocates and educators for those living with dementia. She is an occupational therapist with 40 years of clinical and academic experience. Her company, Positive Approach® to Care (PAC) was founded in 2006 to provide on-line support to professionals, family members, and people living with dementia.

Dimensions Advocacy Board

  • Gayle Burstein, Chair
  • Lauren Bean
  • Dana Burnstein
  • Barbara Cohn
  • Cathy Deutchman
  • Norma Dorman
  • Shaindy Freedman
  • Tavi Fulkerson
  • Nancy Grosfeld
  • Linda Hayman
  • Deborah Shayne Horowitz
  • Gilda Jacobs
  • Zina Kramer
  • Cheryl LaKritz
  • Susan Lewis
  • Sandra Matz
  • Joy Nachman
  • Janet Pont
  • Barbara Roden
  • Phyllis Schwartz
  • Elaine Serling
  • Jeannie Weiner
  • Andi Wolfe
  • Administration

    Megan Topper, Director of Philanthropy
    Rabbi Joseph H. Krakoff, Senior Director
    Rabbi E.B. Freedman, Founding Director & CEO

    About the Grand Circle of Women

    Founded by Andi Wolfe and chaired by Dana Burnstein, the Grand Circle is an affinity group of women who are committed to JHCN’s mission of ensuring no Jew is ever alone at end of life through annual contributions of $1,000 or more. The Grand Circle of Women enables JHCN to provide compassionate care to more than 550 terminally ill people and their families each year.

    In March 2013, nearly 600 members of our community gathered for an inaugural event, a screening of the Judith Burdick-produced documentary “Transforming Loss”. In May 2014, GCOW once again hosted a sold-out educational event for the community, this time featuring award-winning producer Keith Famie’s “The Embrace of Aging, the female perspective on growing old”. The group continues to hold member-only events and meetings promoting issues relevant to caregivers and end-of-life.

    For more information about the Grand Circle of Women, please contact Megan Topper at 248.592.2687 or

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