Anne and Mark--he's CEO of the Mental Health Association in Michigan--decided to raise their children Jewish and are members of Ann Arbor's Temple Beth Emeth. Their daughter, Beth, age twenty, attends Roosevelt University in Chicago while son Joel, twenty-five, is a Michigan State graduate who works for the Ann Arbor District Library.
As Saturday's class nears its end, Courtney Thompson is stuffing her throw pillow. Now that this project is almost done, she's thinking about making a chair cushion. "I'll definitely be back in the fall," she says. Thompson already has dropped the hint to her mom that what she'd love for her next birthday is a sewing machine.
This article has been edited since it appeared in the July 2012 Ann Arbor Observer. The number of sessions in Reinstein's classes and camps have been corrected.
[Originally published in July, 2012.]