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April 26, 2007 - Image 44

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2007-04-26

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To Life!

Skating For
A Cause

Young adults lace up for Israel.

Shirley Cetner of West Bloomfield and Matt Brand Farmington Hills

Marty Maddin of Huntington Woods

Robin Schwartz
Special to the Jewish News


Lindsay Stern of West Bloomfield, Jodi Beals of West Bloomfield and Melissa
Blum of Farmington Hills

Julie Marx of Bloomfield Hills and Aaron Brian Satovsky of Birmingham
Scheinfield of Birmingham

44 April 26 • 2007

and memories of carefree days
at Bonaventure skating rink in
Farmington Hills came rushing back
on wheels as more than 80 young adults laced
up their skates and tried out old moves.
A quick spin around the rink was like going
back in time for many of the participants
who attended "Skate for Israel:' sponsored by
the Imagine group of Temple Israel and the
Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation
of Metropolitan Detroit.
Marty Maddin, 29, of Huntington Woods
was quick to impress, squatting down on one
leg in a "shoot the duck" pose. "The last time I
did that was a solid 15-18 years ago:' Maddin
said, beaming. "This is amazing; the place
looks exactly the same as I remember it. It
even smells the same'
Maddin wasn't the only one enjoying a
blast from the past. Just about everyone who
walked into the rink, with its disco balls and
neon lights, had a specific childhood memory
associated with Bonaventure.

Staff photos by Angie Baan

"The last time I was here was for my
friend's 13th birthday party;' said Maria
Freeman of West Bloomfield.
"I think every single person in second
grade had a party here but me," joked Sean
Levine of Berkley.
"Sassoon was the big name in blue jeans
back then, and Jordache," added Brad
"Bubba" Urdan of West Bloomfield.
The event was held to celebrate Israel
Independence Day. A portion of the $10
entry fee went toward Federation's Israel
Emergency Fund.
"Everyone loves this place said Arianna
Blumenfeld of Berkley, who started out a
little wobbly on her skates. "I'm just trying
not to fair
Also spotted in the crowd at the April
19 event were: Jason Chess of Royal Oak;
Brian Satovsky and Rachel Wright, both of
Birmingham; Josh Levine, Scott Kaufman
and Lindsey Rosen, all of Huntington
Woods; Rachel and Ron Radner, and
Shirley and Lenny Cetner, all of West

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