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Learn more about
Team Alex at:

Team raising over $209,000
Beth Brandvain raising $44,000

Total amount raised for MAW
Over $1,375,000.00

The entire Graham family
sends a heartfelt thank you to Team Alex!


Diane Adler
Dorothy Barak
Lucy Beatty
Michael Bellet
Leon Berdy
Earl Bogrow
Mark Bolish
Beth Brandvain
Avi Brandvain
Noah Brant
Norman Brant
Ronnie Brant
Diane Budaj
Jose Castorena
Larry Chapman
David Contorer
Nancy Cutler
Art Dermer
Jennifer Dimmer
Amy Dunn
Steven Dunn

Ron Elkus
Steve Elkus
Susan Emmett
Randy Evans
Tim Finkel
Kenny Fox
Mary French
Glenn Gayer
Jeremy Gordon
Bill Graham
Marcus Helman
Lauren Hirsch
Richard Hyman
Phyllis Indianer
Joel Jacob
Jan Jacobs-Walt
Rachel Jones
Joel Kahn
Charles Kessler
Gary Kleeman
Steven Klein

Michael Kobernick
Melissa Kokenakes
Mark Kuhn
Amy Lawrence
Andrew Lederman
Dori Leib
Mark Sinkoff
Ruth Lerman
Gregg Leshman
Scott Lewis
Allan Lovinger
John Marx
Judy Marx
Bruce Mumbrue
Marcia Mumbrue
Laurie Murray
Denise Parr
Belinda Phillips
Michael Reuter
William Richardson
Davida Robinson

Warren Robinson
Susan Rogers
Dany Saar
David Schwartz
Steven Seidman
Matthew Sheppard
Marc Shindler
Shelley Shindler
Nancy Simpson
Robert Sklar
Nadine Smith
Jessica Stabnau
Karen Stabnau
Jeffrey Surnow
Michael Surnow
Max Surnow
Cullen Watkins
Barbara Wiggins
Rick Woolman

Paul Zeiter

Dennie Jo Zink


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Katie Ryan of Farmington Hills, Marla White of Oak Park, Ben Chutz of Royal

Oak and Gabe Neistein of West Bloomfield

to visit Israel at no cost. The Birthright
community; but it also doubles as a
program was created to strengthen
chance to play competitive sports:'
Jewish solidarity worldwide. The
The excitement is building for the
Toronto-based founder of Pitch for
big event; games will take place non-
Israel developed his version of the
stop on three fields in a round-robin-
charity softball tournament for much
style tournament. The action starts at
the same reason after returning from a 9 a.m. and is expected wrap up by 7:30
Birthright trip.
"I wanted to host an
"Hopefully, this will evolve
annual event that brought my
into an annual event that will
friends and our community
continue to grow',' Blanck
together to support Jewish
said. "Pitch for Israel Detroit
families in need," said Daniel
alone won't bring back the
Warner, 27, a managing part-
hordes of young Detroit Jews
ner in a Canadian marketing Amy Fri edman that have left, but hopefully
firm. "The players, volunteers Brody
it will remind people that we
and donors are the ones who
can make a difference if we
make the Pitch for Israel what it is and do it together. If the masses commit to
what it continues to be."
bringing Michigan back and we reach a
tipping point, then Detroit can become
The Bic! 'went
just as attractive a destination as
There's still time to sign up for the day- Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Miami
long Detroit tournament (see details
— fill in the blank — with the corn-
below) that will involve much more than
forts of home and family added in:'
just softball. There will be a DJ playing
Kaufman is equally energized and
music, a kosher barbeque lunch, smooth- hopes organizers will hit one out of the
ies for sale, prizes for top individual
park with their first event.
fundraisers and tournament champions,
"It's a good way for Federation to
and a homerun derby. Its also an end-of- show that we can be a fun, flexible
summer reunion and a chance for young place to get involved:' Kaufman said.
adults to network and socialize.
"This is the kind of entrepreneurial
"It's really a fun activity,' Gordon
young leadership we're going to build a
said. "It's all in the name of charity and future on'

• Pitch for Israel Detroit: It will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 29 at Drake Sports
Park, 6801 Drake Road, West Bloomfield. To sign up, make a donation
or become a sponsor, go to www.pitchforisraeldetroit.com . To donate by
mail, make checks payable to JFMD-Pitch for Israel, attention Jordan
Wolfe, 6735 Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301. The
JN is providing several cases of bottled water.
•CommunityNEXT: For more information, contact Jordan Wolfe at
(248) 203-1467 or via e-mail: wolfe@jfmd.org.

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