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July 18, 1986 - Image 49

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-07-18

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Sixteen-year-old Marc Edelstein takes a shot at shot-putting.

Jenny Weine of Birmingham runs the 220.

Nichole Rudolph of Southfield fields a hit.

Coach Merle Epstein, second from left, gives a pep talk.

youngsters. It also derives a sense
of pride and being part of a Jewish
event," said an enthusiastic Robin-
son. "The sports aspect of this event
reaches its proper perspective during
the week-long actiyities. Adults re-
ceive as much out of these games as
the youngsters do.
"The youngsters go to compete
and to win medals, but there is more
to it than the competition. It's a fam-
ily sporting event."
Plans are under way for the
North American "Fourth" games
scheduled for Chicago in 1988. All
Jewish youngsters in the Detroit
area have a chance to try out and
compete on one of the 12 teams
sponsored by Detroit Maccabi.
Detroit received praise from all
over the world after it hosted the
games in 1984. The games continue
to grow this year in Toronto. "That's
what the games are all about," said
Robinson. "It's a tremendous net-
work involving Jewish people."

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