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Jewish camping

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makeup and the lights," Dylan said. "It was really cool."
Home Run Showdown was directed by Oz Scott and stars Barry Bostwick,

Dean Cain and Matthew Lillard; it is expected to premiere in summer 2011. It
is not known yet whether it will be a TV movie or a feature film. Charlie was
told he would be able to view it at a special screening, while Dylan and Jake are
still unsure if they will be able to see it then.

Dylan is the son of Lisa and Alan Wittenberg; Jake is the son of Beth and
Scott Rubin; and Charlie is the son of Susan and Joel Gertner.

"Their experience is completely because of the Michigan
incentive for the film industry," Susan Gertner said. "I think
this is a wonderful boost for Michigan, and it would be a shame
[for Michigan government] to end it just as we are beginning to
build the film industry here."

And we know three West Bloomfield boys who agree.

Gabriella Ring, 17, Is a senior at Berkley High School.


Rebecca Finkelstein of Toronto and Abble Ginis of Farmington Hills at Camp Ramah

Frankel Jewish Academy Performing Arts Depart-

ment is presenting the five-time Tony award-win-

15, of West Bloomfield, who goes to Camp Ramah in Utterson, Ontario,
Canada. "Facebook is a great way that I keep in touch with my friends.
Honestly, if I didn't go to camp, I would not have Facebook."
Indeed, the relationships made at camp are unlike those made back at
home. After living with 12 other girls or boys for two months, such strong
bonds are formed that non-campers could never imagine. The interac-
tions in the cabin are one of a kind, and cannot be recreated elsewhere.
There are many different types of people to meet — including some that
teens may never think of associating with on their own.

This summer should be fantastic, and a chance to test
independence and make great friends. After all, when is
the next time a monumental experience such as camp
will be offered to you? f t )

Abble Ginis, 16, Is a sophomore at Frankel Jewish Academy
in West Bloomfield.

ning musical The Drowsy Chaperone at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 16, and at 8:15 p.m. Dec. 18 in

Handleman Hall at the Jewish Community Cen-

ter in West Bloomfield. Tickets will be sold at

the door: $15, and $10 for FJA students. Above,

juniors Annie Jacobson and Polina Fradkin with

senior Jonathan Pachter during a rehearsal.


Dear Teen2Teen:

Without intending to minimize the significance of breast cancer to women and others in the U.S.,

I feel compelled to point out that your statistic in "Thinking Pink" (Nov. 18. Teen2Teen) about

domestic mortalities is quite incorrect. There are approximately 40,000 (not 400.000) deaths in

the U.S. from mammary adenocarcinorna [breast cancer] annually, derived. in part, from just over

200,000 diagnosed new cases: this does not include statistics for men, who also occasionally
suffer from the disease.

cherished summers

It is true that somewhat over 400,000 women are estimated to succumb worldwide. In fact.

Camp Ramah shaped who this camper is today.

if your statistic were true, it would be probable that every American woman would suffer from

by Lexi Smith

breast cancer at least once in her lifetime and at least 20 percent of all American women would
die from the disease.

I am the first "Ramahnik” in my family. I have no siblings who go to Camp Ramah

Joel C. Seidman, M.D., FA.C.P, F.C.C.P

in Algonquin Park in Canada, just my 11 "sisters" I live with for two months in the

Royal Oak

Next year will be my Alonirn summer — my last year as a camper. Three years
ago, I was terrified to go to camp, but I was welcomed with open arms.

There's something about the way everyone walks to Shabbat services arm in

arm that is just amazing. We all have a bond that is so strong. I can honestly say

that choosing to go to Ramah was the best choice I have ever made.

My favorite day at camp is Yam Sport, a competitive day of cheering your heart

out and dressing up in your vibrant team colors. It is so much fun and truly an
incredible experience.

I have so many memories with my cabin that I just laugh when I think about

them. Like the time our counselors woke us up to go play basketball in the middle

of the night for our friend's birthday. Or the time we canoed to Ramah Island through
the glistening agam (lake) to have breakfast.

There are so many memories and strong bonds that you

form at a camp like this, and I cherish every second I am there.

Ramah made me into the person I am today: and it is a place

I call home. (

Lexi Smith, 15, is a freshman at Frankel Jewish Academy

in West Bloomfield. She recently attended Camp Ramah's

50-year reunion in Toronto.

teen2teen staff •

Hebrew Day School, Southfield); Yona Isaacs, Gabriella Ring, Claire Sinai (Berkley); Nechama Tawil (Beth Jacob, Oak Park); Madeleine

Gonte (Birmingham Groves); Rachel Gorosh, Emily Schottenfels, Mara Stein, Rachael Vettese, Rachel Wein (Bloomfield Hills Andover);

Abby Hyman (Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood); Mad Cohen (Community, Ann Arbor); Emily Zussman (Detroit Country Day, Beverly

Hills); Jillian Apel, Abbie Ginis, Polina Fradkin, Emily Goodman, Helene Glickman, Rachel Goutman, Heather Grossman, Jessica Kahn,

Rachel Klein, Noam Saper, Lexi Smith, Maddy Soltz, Sara Weinfeld, Samantha Zwick (Frankel Jewish Academy, West Bloomfield); Rachel

Hollander, An Weil (Harrison, Farmington Hills); Daniel Chandross (Hillel, Farmington Hills); Mayer Schneider (home schooled); Rachel

Berlin, Sam Gringlas, Elie Neuman, Nate Strauss (North Farmington); Rob Pasick (Novi); Jordana Hoffman (Oakland Earlyl College, Farm-

ington Hills); Lily Grier, Liza Kohlenberg (Orchard Lake Middle, West Bloomfield); Liz Nagle (Walled Lake Western); Jennifer Finkel, Abigail

Jankelovitz, Heather Rosenbaum (West Bloomfield); Liza Kohlenberg (West Bloomfield Orchard Lake Middle School); Mackenzie Coden
(West Bloomfield Walnut Creek) Photographers I Jessica Avery Polk (Frankel), Colton Graub (Cranbrook-Kingswood )

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