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April 06, 1990 - Image 94

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-04-06

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FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 1990

354-4433

Biking, Walking And Friends
Are Max Rosenfeld's Regimen

RICHARD PEARL

Staff Writer

M

ax Rosenfeld is the
sort of fellow who
doesn't like to be sit-
ting around.
Instead, he rides a bike,
walks around a track and
sometimes swims. After all,
he's only 95 years old.
"Even if I'm home, I move
around," Rosenfeld said re-
cently in the health club of
the Maple-Drake Jewish
Community Center, where
he chose to celebrate his bir-
thday because that's where
he spends so much of his
time —six mornings a week.
"I 'got a hundred friends
here — I gotta come over and
visit them," he grinned as he
stood in the club, greeting a
stream of well-wishers who
came despite a rainstorm.
Each got a hearty hello and
a warm, firm handshake from
Rosenfeld, who could be call-
ed the dean of the JCC
because he's belonged to four
Detroit branches.
On this day, he was still
going strong three hours
after the scheduled end of
the two-hour party.
"I ride a stationary bike
about 20 minutes, walk on
the track and go to the steam
room," Rosenfeld said of his
daily regimen. "I can swim,
but not too good anymore. I
also exercise in the
whirlpool, moving my arms
and legs."
He counteracts failing
eyesight by recognizing
friends' voices.
"He still comes in the of-
fice two times a week, too,"
said his son, Allen, who runs
the home construction busi-
ness his father founded in
1929. "Yeah, I hock-a-
chynik," joked Max.
"People who are 70 should
be in as good a shape," said
the elder Rosenfeld's physi-
cian, Dr. Alan Feldman, who
also was working out that
day.
Rosenfeld, who lives in
Farmington Hills with
Fanny, his wife of 61 years,
has a daughter, Lenore, liv-
ing in California, plus six
grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren.
He came to the United
States with his mother and
sister in 1909 from a small
village in the Austro-
Hungarian republic, and
he's looking forward to re-
visiting his birthplace for
the first time this summer.

Max Rosenfeld and daughter-in-law Ruth Rosenfeld at the party.

Building houses under the
wry slogan "Max Rosenfeld,
Builder of Fairly Good
Homes," Rosenfeld says he
made "4,000 deals and was
never in court once." One of
his closest friends was the
late builder, Ed Rose, with
whom he came to the Center
regularly.
Burt Seidon, a real estate
broker, recalled, "I sold Max
plenty of lots in St. Clair
Shores and he always did

business on a handshake."
Rosenfeld's motto is,
"Everybody should be de-
cent and never run into
trouble." His clean-living
ethic has kept his stomach
healthy, too — "I eat
anything," Rosenfeld said.
That was evident at his
party. Cake, wine, pretzels
and other snacks were plen-
tiful, but there wasn't a
carrot or celery stalk in
sight. ❑

B'nai B'rith Hosts
Retirees Program

The B'nai B'rith Israel
Commission has begun re-
gistration for the next
11-week session of the award-
winning Active Retirees in
Israel (ARI) program, Jan.
21-March 20, 1991.
Participants, who will
spend Tu B'Shevat and Purim
in Israel and return home for
Passover, will live in the
resort city of Netanya and
benefit from the volunteer-
study-travel experience.
The ARI program provides
the opportunity to volunteer
mornings in a local hospital,
Jewish National Fund (JNF)
forest, kibbutz, school, or
facility for the elderly and
handicapped, while learning
Hebrew at a comfortable pace
in the afternoons. The even-
ings are filled with social and

cultural activities, including
concerts, guest speakers,
discussions on Judaism and
Israel and interaction with
North Americans who have
made their homes in the
Jewish State.
Sightseeing is a component
of ARI: comprehensive but
leisurely guided tours of
Jerusalem, the Negev, the
Galilee and the Golan
Heights are part of the
program.
ARI is open to anyone who
is at least 50 years of age, in
good health and a member of
B'nai B'rith (one may join
prior to departure). The price
includes round-trip airfare
from New York, meals, lodg-
ing, tours and other program
expenses. Israel Bonds are ac-
cepted as partial payment.

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