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Health Notes

Catholic League
Honors Jewish Ref

Dr. Owen Z. Perlman of Ann Arbor
has been selected as 2003 Legacy
Society awardee by the Brain Injury
Association of Michigan. The award is
in recognition of Perlman's dedication
and commitment to persons with
brain injury and their families. In
1984, Perlman joined St. Joseph
Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor as med-
ical director of the rehabilitation unit.
He is now medical director at
Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers. He
was the co-founder of Associates in
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
PC.

MIKE ROSENBAUM
Special to the Jewish News

V

eteran referee/umpire Burt
Hurshe earned a rare honor
for any sports official, let
alone a Jewish official, when
he was named to the Catholic League
Coaches/Officials Hall of Fame.
Hurshe has officiated numerous
Catholic League regular season and
playoff games, including 10 softball
championship games. He also coached
baseball and basketball at Our Lady of
LaSallette from 1970-74. The induc-
tion ceremony is June 9 at the Fern
Hill Golf & Country Club in Clinton
Township.
Gary Rosenberg, a 2002 All-Stater
and Dream Team
member from
West Bloomfield
High, is hitting -
.486 in his fresh-
man baseball sea-
son at Johns
Hopkins
University in
Baltimore. A
third baseman
Rosenberg
and outfielder,
Rosenberg has
one homer, nine RBI and a .686 slug-
ging average.
The Jewish Academy of Metropolitan
Detroit (JAMD) girls soccer team
scored the first victory in the program's
three-year history, defeating Walled
Lake Northern 1-0 in the Jaguars' sea-
son opener. Sophomore Fallon
Garfield-Turner scored with less than
three minutes left. Freshman Jenny
Beitner recorded the shutout in goal.
In baseball action, JAMD won three

straight to improve its record to 4-3-1.
First, the Jaguars defeated Detroit Holy
Redeemer 8-6. Sophomore Sam
Yashinsky went the distance for his sec-
ond win. Sophomore Brad Garden had
a 3-run triple.
The team followed with an 11-2 vic-
tory over Harper Woods Trinity
Catholic. Sophomore Alex Tapper
picked up the win, striking out six.
Yashinsky had three hits, including two
doubles and five RBIs, and senior out-
fielder Ari Carmen's diving catch was
the defensive highlight.
The Jaguars then defeated Detroit
Urban Lutheran, 20-4, in five innings.
Yashinsky won his third game, allowing
one hit and striking out six. Garden
had two hits, including a home run
and five RBI. Sophomore Josh
Blechman had a bases-loaded single to
drive in three runs.
The NFWB Cobras, an 11-year-old
travel baseball team, won the 10-team
Cinco de Mayo tournament in Canton,
May 3-4. The victory qualifies the
Cobras for the 11-year-old World Series
in Kansas City this July. The team
includes shortstop Brett Lubanski, who
was 12-for-14 in the tourney, third
baseman Jake Moss (9-for-14), first
baseman Eric Glanz (led the Cobras in
extra base hits) plus outfielders Mark
Feldman and Daniel Leeb. The team's
assistant coaches include Bruce Moss
and Harry Glanz.
In addition to the four Jewish players
mentioned in our May 2 column,
Berkley's baseball team also includes
junior pitcher Eric White, who starts
and pitches relief.
Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook
Kingswood's soccer team includes three
key Jewish leaders. Junior midfielder

Sabrina Must has a team-leading 11
goals, plus three assists. Junior defender
Lindsay Sklar, who was recently named
Michigan
Soccer.net's high
school player of
the week, has
three goals and
leads the squad
with 13 assists.
Senior Alisa
Esser-Kahn
doesn't have
gaudy stats
because she
focuses on
defense, but she's a team captain and a
stalwart defender.
The West Bloomfield soccer squad
includes a quartet of Jewish players:
sophomore forward Meredith Milstein,
senior defender Lindsey Gudes, fresh-
man defender Marlie Lieberman and
junior goalkeeper Loren Fantich.
Birmingham Groves' tennis team is
ranked fourth in the state in Division
2, thanks in part to No. 4 singles player
Jake Siedman, a sophomore, along
with freshman Brad Krasnick, who
plays on the No. 1 doubles team, and
the senior No. 2 doubles duo of Mike
Morton and Peter Rosenberg. Seniors
Robbie Rott and Max Aaronson have
played No. 4 doubles.
Stew Bronstein is in his 19th year as
West Bloomfield's softball coach.
Sophomore Jessica Topor earned the
team's first two pitching victories and
also led the Lakers' hitters with a .344
average. Other Jewish performers
include senior first baseman Alissa
Kerner and junior second baseman
Aimee Roby. ❑

BB Golf Classic At Wabeek

The B'nai B'rith Great Lakes
Region 21st annual golf classic
will be held Monday, June 16,
at Wabeek Country Club,
Bloomfield Hills.
Proceeds from the event are
donated . to B'nai B'rith's youth
agencies.

The day includes 18 holes of
golf, locker facilities, practice
range, buffet brunch, cocktails and
dinner. Cost is $250; $225 for
those 35 and under.
There will be a live and silent
auction of items from the Sports
Gallery, gifts, door prizes and a

new Marty Feldman Chevrolet will
be given to anyone making a hole-
in-one.
For golf, dinner or sponsorship
information, call B'nai B'rith,
(248) 646-3100.

Bryan D. Burnstein of Farmington
Hills has become certified as a certi-
fied strength and conditioning special-
ist by the National Strength and
Conditioning Association Certification
Commission. Burnstein is also a certi-
fied athletic trainer and is head athlet-
ic trainer for Canton high schools as
part of a clinical outreach program
with Plymouth PT Specialists in
Plymouth.

Dr. Leland Babitch of West
Bloomfield has been presented a
Recent Alumni Award by the Wayne
State University School of Medicine
for outstanding professional achieve-
ments, community contributions or
service to the medical school. He is an
assistant professor in the department
of pediatrics and serves as chief com-
pliance officer for the Pediatric
Practice Plan at Detroit Medical
Center.

Dr. Michael A. Sandler,
a West Bloomfield diag-
nostic radiologist, was
elected chair of the
Michigan State Medical
Society Board of
Directors. He is senior
staff in the department
Sandler
of diagnostic radiology
at Henry Ford Hospital
in Detroit and chair of the Michigan
Doctors' Political Action Committee.
He is also president of the Wayne
State University School of Medicine
Alumni Association.

Dr. Michael H. Nathanson, professor
of internal medicine and cell biology
at Yale University School of Medicine,
has been appointed chief of the diges-
tive disease section of the medical
school in New Haven, Conn. He is
the son of Corinne and Bernard
Nathanson of West Bloomfield.

ZiN

5/16
2003

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