cancer thrivers
The mission of the Cancer Thrivers Network for Jewish Women is to enrich and empower Jewish women through activities, friendship, resources, education and humor. The Network welcomes women who have been diagnosed with any kind of cancer at any time in their lives.
“Thrivers” is a word describing the celebration of life!

Check out what the Thrivers’ are doing! We hope you will join us for some fun, laughter and camaraderie! Come Thrive with us!

Knitting with the Thrivers1:00p.m. in conference room 201

Monday, November 17, 2014 & Monday, December 15, 2014

(Knitting group meets the third Monday of each month)

JCC in West Bloomfield. The Thrivers continue to make blankets for chemo patients. If you like to knit, please join us!

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics – Pretty Powerful Master Class – Wednesday, December 3, 2014 – 5-7 p.m. at Nordstrom in the Somerset Mall. Advance Reservation required. Please contact Tracy Agranove at 248.432.5467 or

Enjoy an evening with fellow Thrivers and Bobbi Brown makeup artists. Our session will include learning about techniques, followed by individual makeovers.

Meet at 5 p.m. at the Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Counter in Nordstrom Somerset Collection in Troy, MI

Advance reservations with payment required: $10 RSVP: Tracy Agranove at 248.432.5467 or

Thrivers Book ClubMonday, December 8, 2014 at 1 p.m. in conference room 201 at the JCC West Bloomfield. All are welcomed, and attendees may participate in the choice of future book selections.

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

About this book: Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude?

Please RSVP to Anita Devine tel:248-642-6350 or Thrivers are welcome to bring lunch to eat while we meet and discuss the book.

Life Enhancement Series with guest speaker Heidi Dryfuss Owen, Genetics Counselor at Cancer Genetics Program at the Beaumont Health Systems.

Friday, January 9, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. in the Greenberg Suite. Lunch & Lecture is $12.

Please RSVP to Tracy Agranove at 248.432.5467 or

Heidi is a genetic counselor at the Cancer Genetics Program at the Beaumont Health System, where she provides genetic counseling to individuals and families at risk for having a hereditary cancer syndrome. She received her Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from the University of Michigan. Heidi is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) and the Michigan Association of Genetic Counselors (MAGC). Her research interest includes communication of genetic test results to family members.

Beading Class with Rebecca Silverman – Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 1:30-3:30 p.m. in conference room 201.

Fee $25 includes all materials. Advance registration required. Class is limited to 15 Thrivers so please make your reservation now!

For further information for the above programs please contact Tracy Agranove, tel:248.432.5467 or