24th Jewish sports hall of fame dinner is Monday.
Special to The Jewish News
he Jewish News High School
Athletes of the Year and Bill
Hertz Memorial Scholarship
winners will be honored at the 24th
annual Michigan Jewish Sports Hall
of Fame induction banquet Monday
at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in
Former Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-
Kingswood baseball star Matt Broder
and ex-Birmingham Seaholm softball
standout Dani Dulberg are the
Athletes of the Year; the scholarship
recipients are former West Bloomfield
tennis star Dustin Goldenberg and
ex-Ann Arbor Pioneer field hockey
standout Janelle Greene.
All four 2008 high school grads are
The hole was a disaster. But Marni
playing sports in college. Broder is at
Weinstein made sure it wasn't disas-
the University of Michigan, Dulberg is at trous.
Oakland University, Goldenberg is at the
The Walled Lake Western senior
University of Detroit Mercy and Greene
golfer bounced back from a triple-
is at Columbia University.
bogey with a par on the next hole, and
The 2008 Hall of Fame inductees are
she saved her berth as an individual
former Detroit Northern High School
in the Michigan High School Athletic
and University of Michigan track star
Association Division 1 state tourna-
Leonard Alkon; the late Ben Bayer,
a basketball standout at Northern and
Weinstein's 83 in the regional tourna-
Eastern Michigan University; longtime
ment at Tanglewood Golf Club in South
WXYZ Channel 7 sports director Don
Lyon was just good enough to make the
Shane; and state tennis champion
state tournament cut. Two more strokes
Denise Thal, a 1977 Rhodes Scholar
and she would have been out of the run-
winner who played basketball and ten-
ning for one of the three coveted spots.
nis at Harvard University.
The state tournament at Forest
Former Detroit Red Wings captain
Akers Golf Course at Michigan State
Steve Yzerman will receive the Alvin
University tested Weinstein's mettle two
Foon Humanitarian Award, and Willie
more times. She rebounded from a dou-
O'Ree will be presented the Book of Life ble-bogey with a par in the first round,
Award. O'Ree was the Jackie Robinson
and she recuperated from a triple-bogey
of the NHL. In 1958, while with the
with a birdie in the second round en
Boston Bruins, he became the league's
route to shooting 84-82-166.
first black player.
How did Weinstein shake off those
The only previous Book of Life win-
ner was Muhammad Ali in 2002.
"I was irritated after the holes, and
The evening will begin with cocktails, I knew I couldn't afford any more of
hors d'oeuvres and a sports memora-
them: she said. "So I put them out of
bilia auction at 6 p.m. A kosher dinner
my mind and went back to the basics.
and the award ceremonies will be from
I didn't try to change anything to get a
par or birdie."
For tickets, call Michigan Jewish
Weinstein helped make school his-
Sports Foundation Executive Director
tory last season when she was part of
Laura Stern at (248) 872-3737.
the first WL Western girls golf team
to qualify for the state tournament as
a team. But, in a
way, she was more
proud of getting to
the state tourna-
ment this fall.
"It's more dif-
ficult to qualify as
an individual: she
Only 15 players
— three from each of five regionals
— compete at the state tournament as
Weinstein started playing golf when
she was 8, and she began her competi-
tive career when she was 12. She played
for WL Western for four years.
This summer, she won the girls age
16-18 division title at the Michigan
PGA Junior Tour Championship at
The Fortress in Frankenmuth, and she
was runner-up in her age group in the
Midwest Top 50 Junior Tour stop at the
Fazio course at Treetops in Gaylord.
Weinstein plans to play golf in col-
lege. Kalamazoo College, and Allegheny
College in Meadville, Pa., are the top two
"If I'm accepted at both schools, it'll
come down to the golf team: she said.
"Both coaches are incredibly nice. I
want to play for the most competitive
t. Joseph Mercy Oakland
announced that plastic sur-
geon Dr. Steven Stein, urolo-
gist Dr. David Harold and OB/GYN Dr.
Dov Schuchman will participate in a
panel of specialists informing women
how to take care of their health at
Women's Nights Out.
The two-night event, which cele-
brates women and highlights women's
health awareness, will be held at 6
p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 11-
12, at Oakhurst Country Club, 7000
Oakhurst Ln., Clarkston.
Joining Stein, Harold and
Schuchman on the panel will be: Dr.
Firas Karmo, plastic and reconstruc-
tive surgery; Dr. Peg Chilvers and Dr.
Matt Bahu, orthopedics; Dr. Marko
Gudziak, urological surgery; and Dr.
Michele DeGregorio and Dr. Abdul
Dr. William H. Jewell, chair of the
SJMO Department of Obstetrics and
Gynecology, will return for his second
year as host.
"Ensuring that women receive the
care they need is vital to our mission
of improving the health of the com-
munities we serve said Jack Weiner,
president and CEO of St. Joseph
"Our Women's Nights Out program
will give women an opportunity to
learn how to take better care of them-
selves while enjoying a stress-free,
Attendees will be treated to a light
dinner, a fashion show of fall and
winter fashions from Lord & Taylor
and a Dior cosmetics presentation.
Guests will have an opportunity to
visit a variety of local vendors featur-
ing cosmetics, baked goods, jewelry,
hair care, spa services and more.
Comedian Connie Ettinger will pro-
Valet parking is included in the
ticket price of $25 per evening.
Registration is required.
To register by Nov. 10, please call St.
Joseph Mercy Oakland: 1 (800) 372-
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October 30 • 2008