A 2002 Michigan Press Association
General Excellence winner
Friday, Sept. 26, 2003
Elul 29, 5763
Vol. COUV, No. 6
18 Mister Reluctant
Don't tell: Mickey Maddin
won the Butzel Award.
43 Preschool's Worth
Bedrock of Jewish learning
must be top-notch, affordable.
61 Home For Holidays
Sweet New Year recipes
to break Yom Kippur fast.
73 Dog Whisperer
Canine trainer teaches you
how dogs speak and think.
Siberian Jewish life revived
by diamond magnate.
49 Holiday Microcosm
Rosh Hashanah past,
135 Worth Waiting For
Ann Arbor residents 'adopt'
students for holiday meals.
154 Along The Railroad
ARTS & LIFE
174 Sarah Laker
175 Eugene Perle
176 Abraham Satovsky
1 1 1 Shofar Man
Rafael Mostel spearheads interest
in shofar's musical possibilities.
CHECK IT OUT
George Cantor, a columnist and reporter for Detroit news-
papers for 40 years, is the newest Jewish News columnist. His
weekly "Reality Check" column will offer his view of Jewish
Detroit and the Jewish world (see page 11).
During his long career in journalism, the native Detroiter
was a baseball writer, covering the 1968 World Champion
Tigers and also a travel editor and assistant city editor. His
columns ran from 1979-2003 in the Detroit News.
He has written 18 books on sports, travel and history. His
most recent was Courtney's Legacy: A Father's Journey, pub-
lished in 2002. His nationally syndicated radio show, More
Than Music, was heard on nearly 100 stations.
George and his wife, Sherry, live in West Bloomfield with
their incorrigible west highland terrier Charley; they are
members of Temple Israel.
etroit Jewry is facing a host of
important issues as we move into
a new year: communal funding,
Jewish education, senior services, Israel
advocacy, acculturation, synagogues.
But we're still a model in many ways
for fund-raising, programming and serv-
ices. We've come together often and with
vigor to support needs and causes that
we believe in. Our deep historical roots
as an organized community gives us a
rich sense of local heritage and identity.
May 5764 be a good and sweet year.
Eshanah tovah tikateivu v'techataymu.
May you and yours be inscribed and
sealed in the Book of Life this High
Holiday season. Shabbat shalom!
Anniversaries . . . 96
Danny Raskin . . 132
Editor's Notebook . 5
Engagements . . . 94
For Openers . . . . 10
Insight . .
Marketplace . . . . 154
Something Extra 14
Torah Portion . . 71
Photography, Angie Boon
Page design, Deborah Schultz
Sounds Of The New Year
An enduring symbol of the High
Holidays, the shofar also has
become a collector's item.
On the cover: Michael Eben 17, and
Zachary Friedman, 14, both of West
Bloomfield, practice blowing shofar
at Temple Shir Shalom.
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