Susann (Susie) Berenbaum Borin

Profile Updated: June 11, 2016
Residing In: Royal Palm Beach, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Garry Borin
Occupation: Administrative Asst to Rabbi-Temple Israel-retired
Children: Jill- born January 1967
Howard - born April 1969

Ilana Goldberg - 1996
Jessica More…Borin - 1997
Hannah Goldberg - 1998
Mitchell Borin - 1999
Samantha Goldberg - 2001
Elementary School:

James Vernor School


I never looked like that high school graduation picture. I'm sure I missed a date or two when a boy looked me up in the yearbook before calling. :) My husband, who met me one year after that picture was taken, just looked at the computer and laughed at it. He asked me it they would let me remove it.

School Story:

One morning in September 1961, I left for Mumford from my sweet bungalow on Tracey (near Vernor) only to return from school to a duplex on Curtis. My father lost his business and we lost our house. I was in my senior year. Going to college was not an option, but I also believed I wasn't smart enough because I wasn't good at math. What I needed was a mentor to tell how good I was at many other subjects! I went back to school in my early 30's and earned a 3.9 GPA with an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts. I got one B in 2nd year French, which I well deserved. (I avoided all math classes and substituted them with science courses, which fulfilled requirements for graduation.) I mentored myself so to speak.

In 1985 I began working at Temple Israel in West Bloomfield for the newest rabbi. When I first began, there were many elderly secretaries from Manderson. As time went on, more and more co-workers who were around my age joined the staff. The best part of the job was that we had a lot in common and we worked so closely together that we became fast friends and bonded.. We could make each other laugh so easily because we were so in tune with each other. I worked at Temple Israel 18 1/2 years. I miss the laughing most of all. Working for "gods" is not always easy. My life has been a good one. My kids are grown with families of their own. I enjoy reading, swimming, growing everything (it's a stretch to call it gardening), and traveling. Garry and I have been to many beautiful places in the U.S, Canada, and Europe. As, you can see from my pictures below, I have a lovely family. Who could ask for more??

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Posted on: Aug 09, 2018 at 12:10 AM

David, There are two groups on Facebook 1) for Vernorites, 2) for those who grew up in Detroit 21, or 35. I couldn't find you on Facebook, so these are useless to you. I like them so much. No arguing, no politics, just old memories. Hope you are well. Susie

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Jun 16, 2016 at 9:34 PM

No more arguing with soldiers for me. I'm done. Thanks for your kind words of support. suzi

Jun 11, 2016 at 9:12 PM
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Susann (Susie) Berenbaum Borin added a photo to her profile gallery.
Jun 11, 2016 at 8:57 PM
Close to 50!
Susann (Susie) Berenbaum Borin added a photo to her profile gallery.
Jun 11, 2016 at 8:57 PM
In my 30's!
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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:22 AM
My son, Howard, his wife Beth, and my grandchildren Jessica & Mitchell. Anyone who knew me when my kids were growing up will be the only ones impressed that Howie graduated from U of M Law School. He is also a great husband and father. He was the class clown growing up--and that is an understatement!!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:22 AM
My daughter Jill, retired attorney and currently graduate student in special education.
Posted: Dec 21, 2014 at 11:57 PM
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:22 AM
Jill's daughters and my granddaughters, Hannah, Samantha, and Ilana.
Posted: Jun 11, 2016 at 8:57 PM
In my 30's!
Posted: Jun 11, 2016 at 8:57 PM
Close to 50!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:22 AM
I found this on the CD, so thought I'd add it. The kids started college, and it was our first big trip as empty nesters.