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July 11, 2003 - Image 102

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-07-11

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Jewish Stars

Miller Heads Student
Group At Seminary

U-M Rowers Finish 4th


Special to the Jewish News


fourth place finish in the
NCAA championships and
its third Big Ten title in four
years capped a strong season
for the University of Michigan women's
rowing team and coach Mark Rothstein.
In seven years, Rothstein has led the
Wolverines to six straight NCAA berths,
finishing as high as second in 2001. The
Ann Arbor native played football at
Central Michigan before he transferred
to U-M and took up rowing as a partici-
pant, then a coach.
"Initially, I brought that football men-
tality to my coaching; it didn't always
work," he admits. "Some concepts are
similar, like the work ethic. The training
is quite different, but the team concepts
are quite similar."
Rothstein coached the women's club
team for five years before rowing became
a U-M varsity sport in 1996. He's since
won two Big Ten and two Central
Region Coach of the Year awards and
was the national Coach of the Year in
The Jewish Academy of Metro
Detroit's nine varsity teams gave out the
following awards for the 2002-03 season:
female athlete of the year, Jennifer
Beitner; male athlete of the year, Sam
Yashinsky; scholar-athlete, Jason
Garden; girls basketball MVPs, Emily
Shepley and Fallon Garfield-Turner;
girls tennis MVPs, Jennifer Beitner and
Susan Goldis.
Boys cross country MVP, Josh Diskin,
and outstanding teammate, Jeremy
Baruch; boys golf MVP, Aaron
Newman, and outstanding teammate,
Josh Cohen; girls swimming MVPs,
Arica Jacobson and Allison Shatz, out-
standing teammate, Frayda Kresch, out-
standing perservance, Rachel Jacobson.
Boys basketball MVPs, Adam
Greenbaum and Levi Stewart, outstand-
ing teammates, Vadim Avshalumov and
Andrew Garon, Jaguar Service Award,
Jordan Weiss; girls volleyball MVP,
Nicki Milgrom, outstanding teammate,
Sarah Sallen; girls soccer MVP, Jennifer
Beitner, outstanding teammate, Keren
Stiebel; baseball MVP, Alex Tapper, out-
standing teammate, Ari Mendelson.
Jewish high school tennis players
earned numerous post-season honors.
North Farmington sophomore Mike
Kaufinan, Bloomfield Hills Andover
sophomore Howie Migdal and the West
Bloomfield doubles team of seniors Jeff



Zeman and Dan Seidman all earned
first-team All-State, All-County and All-
Area honors.
Andover freshman Isaac Kalo was
named first team All-State and All-Area
and second team All-County in singles;
Ann Arbor Pioneer junior Jason
Hitchcock was first team All-State in
Andover freshman Brett Powell was
selected second team All-County and
honorable mention All-State in doubles.
Andover junior John Beitner was second
team All-County in doubles. West
Bloomfield sophomore David Murav
and senior Dan Feldman, plus Andover
sophomore Jeff Taxe, were honorable
mention All-County in singles, while
Groves seniors Mike Morton and Peter
Rosenberg, plus Andover senior Justin
Victor, were honorable mention All-
County in doubles. Murav was also hon-
orable mention All-Area in singles.
Three local soccer stars gained All-
State honorable mention nods: Sabrina
Must of Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-
Kingswood, Danielle Steinberg from
Bloomfield Hills Roeper and Andover's
Emily Taxe.
Birmingham Groves senior pitcher
Mike Disner and West Bloomfield soph-
omore third baseman Brett Borock were
selected All-County honorable mention.
North Farmington senior catcher Amy
Berke earned the same in softball.
Ann Arbor Huron senior tennis player
Aaron Silver was a Free Press Scholar-
University of Michigan defenseman
Danny Richmond was selected by the
Carolina Hurricanes in the second
round — 31st overall — in the NHL
Entry Draft. Richmond will likely
remain at U-M as a sophomore this sea-
The North Farmington/West
Bloomfield Cobras 10-year-old travel
baseball team includes seven Jewish play-
ers on its 12-man squad. The Cobras
have won two tournament champi-
onships, are 36-5 overall and finished
19-0 in Federation League play. Jewish
players include shortstop/pitcher Danny
Deutsch, first baseman/outfielder Ryan
Bloom, third baseman/outfielder Matt
Fagan, second baseman/outfielder
Michael Rubenstein, pitcher/outfielder
Blake King, and pitcher/catchers Jeremy
Burstein and Jake Balbes. Assistant
coach Eric King is also Jewish. ❑

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his September, Jason
Miller, son of Gary and
Bobbie Miller, will
become president of
the Rabbinical School Student
Organization (RSSO) at the
Jewish Theological Seminary of
America. The RSSO represents the
130 rabbinical students at New
York-based JTS.
In addition, he will be student
liaison to the lay board of over-
seers. Two Detroiters, Paul Magy
and Marjorie Saulson, are active
board participants. The RSSO also
runs a placement service for rab-
binical students, matching stu-
dents with rabbinic positions in
the community.
Three other Detroiters —
Samatha Rollinger, Josh Wohl and Jason Miller
Jeremy Yoskowitz — are enrolled
at JTS's Rabbinical School.
ber of Adat Shalom Synagogue in
Miller will be ordained in May
Farmington Hills. Miller is serving
2004 and is interested in becoming
as rabbinic intern at Congregation
a congregational rabbi.
Agudath Israel in New Jersey. He
The Hillel Day School of
also travels monthly to Leesburg,
Metropolitan Detroit and Michigan
Va., to serve as spiritual leader of
State University graduate is a mem-
the Loudoun Jewish Congregation.

Where Are You Now?


ut of college for a few years and
haven't stayed in touch? Why
not tell your old world what you've
been doing in your new world.
The Jewish News will publish brief
Where Are You Now announce-
ments for Detroiters, Ann Arborites,
and former residents of this area
who are in the 22-32 age range.
The announcement should include
your name, age, city where you now
live, marital status (and names of
spouse and children), job title and
company where you work, high
school and college you attended and
year you graduated, and up to 25
words about yourself.
If you wish, include your address,
phone number or e-mail address

where old friends can contact you.
Your address, phone number and
e-mail address must accompany your
announcement, but will not be pub-
lished unless you request it.
We also want you to include a
recent photograph of yourself (only
you, please, and photos will not be
returned). Photos can be electronic,
but should be 170 dpi or higher in
jpg format. If mailing a photo: Put
your name on the back and mail to
Alan Hitsky, Detroit Jewish News,
29200 Northwestern Highway, Suite
110, Southfield, MI 48034.
E-mail your announcement to
ahitsky@theiewishnews.com LH-

-Alan Hits associate editor

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