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Temple Israel program teaches
the art of pickling pickles.
Special to the Jewish News
emple Israel picked a peck of pickled
pickles! On Aug. 9, people gathered
at Temple Israel in West Bloomfield
to learn the art of making pickles and the
fermentation process of pickled foods.
Detroiter Blair Nosan, owner/founder of
the business Suddenly Sauer, talked about
food preservation and what it means to
"pickle" food. She also helps maintain the
temple's garden on a regular basis and is pas-
sionate about preserving nature and passing
on this information throughout the com-
The evening started off as each person
introduced themselves and shared their
favorite pickle memory. Stories ranged from
some being pickle connoisseurs since the
time they were young, to others who wanted
to try something they have never done
before. By the end of the event, everyone
solved the pickle of making pickles and left
with their very own jar of pickles in the
beginning stages of fermentation. I 1
Randy and Pamela Watsky of Farmington Hills, Ann Podolsky of Bloomfield Hills,
Lizzy Podolsky is a Temple Israel JOIN intern.
and Joanne Nosan of West Bloomfield
Marsha Millman, Carolyn Jacobs and Pam Freed, all of
Lisa Weinshenker of West Bloomfield, Michelle Millman
of Farmington Hills and Ellen Hechler of Farmington
Kenneth and Lori Garfinkel of West Bloomfield
Camp Michigania attracts U-M alums from Metro Detroit for family fun.
Teamwork on the beach: Joely Gottlieb, 5; Drew Stone, 9; Jillian Karp, 9; Sam
Stone, 11; and Bella Gottlieb, 7, all from Huntington Woods.
or many University of Michigan alums, there's s a traditional summertime
activity — now spanning multiple generations — that holds as much weight as
other venerated family customs: a week at Camp Michigania.
U-M's alumni-owned family camp, situated along the shores of Walloon Lake in
northern Michigan, offers 11 one-week sessions throughout the summer. Sprawling
nearly 400 acres, the camp gives parents, children — and even many grandparents —
the chance to relax, socialize and learn.
As summer winds to a close, Week 10's campers descended on the Boyne City retreat
to enjoy horseback riding, tennis, sailing, arts and crafts, and countless other camp
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Conner, 12, and Jodi Michaelson of
Huntington Woods work on some crafts.
Jeff Schlussel of Huntington Woods and
Eddie Alterman of Franklin dodge the
raindrops coming from the lake.
More than 100 families came up for Week 10, nearly half of whom were from the West
Bloomfield-to-Huntington Woods corridor; although states from New York to California
also were well represented.
Michigania is divided into north and south camp, with a majority of Detroiters holed-
up in South Camp — or the shtetl section. The living accommodations were spartan
but pleasant, with three families per cabin, which contains three two-bedroom suites
Summing up the experience, one adult camper was overheard saying, "It's the only
week of the year where I can feel like I'm still in college but don't have to worry about
coming home to find my roommates passed-out drunk" II