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November 08, 2002 - Image 46

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-11-08

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• Two Meals Served Daily
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• Housekeeping Services

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Having the gymnasium soon is good
news for Akiva's basketball players, who
already are practicing for this season.
Akiva's basketball program includes mid-
dle school, junior varsity and varsity
teams for both boys and girls. They play
teams throughout metropolitan Detroit
The Pioneers basketball teams of
Yeshivat Akiva in Southfield will be play- and also travel to several out-of-town
tournaments during the year.
ing on an NCAA Division I-grade gym
With Akiva's central location in the
floor during the upcoming season.
Detroit
Jewish community — between
Finishing touches were made to the
Oak
Park-Huntington
Woods and
floor this week, as the gymnasium's gen-
Farmington
eral contractor
Hills-West
reported that
Bloomfield —
the project is
the state-of-the-
on time and
art Meer Family
on budget.
Gymnasium is
M2r
Ave;
The wood
expected to
floor that was
become a com-
installed is the
munity resource.
same as used
Akiva already
at major uni-
has hosted com-
versities, and
munal and pri-
was secured
vate functions
by Eugene
since moving
Sherizen,
into its current
chairman of
building in
Akiva's gym-
September 1999.
nasium con-
Public events
struction
have included
committee.
last month's
"The new
Holocaust
Meer Family
Memorial
Gymnasium
Center-spon-
will be an
sored Altruism
added attrac-
Conference,
tion to our
many music
rapidly grow-
concerts and
ing school,
Yom
HaAtzmaut
Detroit's
which has seen the number
(Israel
Independence
Day)
of students increase by 9
celebration.
General
contractor
percent over last year and
Soon to be an integral
Merrick Farber, sec-
nearly 20 percent over the
part
of Akiva's physical
ond from right, points
past two years," said Marc
education
program, the
out features of an
Jerusalem, president of the
new
gymnasium
was made
unseen scoreboard to
Zionist-oriented Orthodox
possible through the gen-
Akiva
Rabbi
Dr.
day school.
erosity of Ed and Gloria
Yi gal Tsaidi, third
He calls the new facility
Meer.
from right, while
another piece in stren
Ed Meer, who was
Midland residents
ening our dynamic school."
active
in athletics as a stu-
Brad Horoky, left;
Late last year, he said,
dent at Detroit's Central
Robert
Langhorne,
"Akiva received independ-
High School, is a sup-
second from left; and
ent accreditation by the -
porter of physical educa-
Keith
'junior"
Michigan Non-Public
tion and activities. He has
Burrow, right, refin-
School Accrediting
worked
to enhance that,
ish the school's new
Association, and we've
and
other
aspects of edu-
gymnasium floor.
strengthened the honors
cation, for children in the
program this year."
community.
The gym is expected to
be ready by the end of the
year, according to Merrick Farber, the
For information about the Meer
project's general contractor. He is co-
Family Gymnasium and support
owner of Farber-Roth Development
opportunities, call Nathaniel
Company, which recently completed the
Warshay, (248) 386-1625
new gymnasium at Yeshiva Beth
Yehudah's Beth Jacob School for Girls in
Oak Park.

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