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September 29, 2011 - Image 28

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2011-09-29

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Akiva's youngest students


enjoy an apple-picking

n a cool September day
recently, the students
of the Early Childhood
Center at Akiva Hebrew Day
,chool bundled up in warm
Clothingland buckled up in cars
to travel to Spicer's Apple Orchard
in Fenton. As part of an annual

trek before the High


Ariella Gottfried, 4, Southfield;

Grace Kleinfeldt, 4, Huntington Woods;

Shayna Leib, 3, Southfield;

apple-picking trip, the students
enjoyed a Betsy (the tractor/hay
ride to the orchard), playing in
the park and eating a picnic lunch
— all in anticipation of the High
Holidays. A highlight of the trip
is always enjoying the fresh apple
cider! ■

and Tova Nemes, 4, Oak Park

Jakey Schon, 2, West Bloomfield; Benny Kleid, 5, Oak Park; Ari

Nursery kids play on a wooden ship, while teacher Pia Katz stays on land.

Schon, 5, and Aryeh Silverstein, 4, both of West Bloomfield

Walk Of Ages


Young and old join to celebrate seniors and support JSL programs.

he community came together on Sept. 11
at Applebaum Jewish Community Campus
in West Bloomfield for the W.J. & Lillian
Kemler Walk of Ages, which supports programs
and services for senior adults.
This year's grand marshals were Miriam and
Jack Shenkman, celebrating their 71st wedding
anniversary. Danny Raskin, Jewish News senior
columnist, served as grand marshal emeritus. The
Jewish War Veterans, Department of Michigan, rep-
resenting seven posts, presented a special program
to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9-11 and
to honor Grandparents' Day.
Many supporters, young and old, joined in the
walk to support the senior adults in the community
"It is always special to me to see longtime friends
who come together and have made Walk of Ages a
tradition these past nine years," said Geri Margolis,
past president of the JSL Auxiliary. "This year it was
very inspirational with the moving tribute to the
victims of 9-11 presented by Rabbi Avi Shapiro and
supported by the Jewish War Veterans."
After the walk, participants enjoyed refresh-
ments and festivities, such as a petting zoo and
carnival games for children.
The auxiliary provides financial support and
programs and services to further enhance the
quality of life for older adults; funds raised
from the Mezuzah Project include a bus for the

28 September 29 • 2011

Hechtman Apartments.
Jewish Senior Life provides housing to more
than 900 senior adults, while also providing pro-
grams and services to more than 1,800 living in the
Detroit Metropolitan community.
The walk was sponsored by the auxiliary and the
Detroit Jewish News. II

Elaine Beresh, JSL Auxiliary president, Jack and Miriam

Shenkman, Walk of Ages grand marshals, and Gloria Cohen

Dena Greenberg, a Fleischman resident, and

Danny Raskin, grand marshal emeritus

Jewish War Veterans honor guard

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