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October 06, 2011 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2011-10-06

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$2.00 OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 / 8-14 TISHREI 5772

A JEWISH RENAISSANCE MEDIA PUBLICATION

theJEWISHNEWS.com

» Going Green

Ira Kaufman Chapel invests in a heating system that's kind
to the environment. See page 10.



» Quiet Moments

Volunteers help seniors visit loved ones' gravesites in the
spirit of the New Year. See page 24

» A Grand Slam

Local couple visits all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums
over eight years. See page 26

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Mary Blitz of West Bloomfield says a prayer
at the gravesite of her husband.

>> cover story

Maze!

My!

Congregation Shaarey
Zedek kicks off a year of
celebration to honor its
150th anniversary.

The beautiful stained glass in the

sanctuary was designed in Paris

and built in New York.

STORY ON PAGE 12

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Driving To Distraction

Event sends teens powerful message
about the dangers of texting and driving.

Ronelle Grier

Contributing Writer

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1942 - 2011

Covering and
Connecting
Jewish Detroit
Every Week

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exting and driving can
Left: Amichai Nadiv and
be a deadly combina-
Ariel Stoliman, both of
tion, so it's only natural Farmington Hills, Bri Dines
for a funeral home to deliver the and Erica Lowenthal, both
message.
of West Bloomfield, Dylan
That was the premise behind
Dulberg of Birmingham,
"Driving to Distraction," an event and Elana Weinstein of
created by Hebrew Memorial
Farmington Hills got the
Chapel in cooperation with
message firsthand after
BBYO Michigan Region. On Sept. texting while driving go-
25, approximately 100 teens
carts.
experienced firsthand the effects
of texting while driving in a safe, supervised setting on the go-
cart course at Paradise Park in Novi.
Otto Dube, managing funeral director for Hebrew Memorial
Chapel in Oak Park, developed the program after hearing about
a similar event in Canada. He explained what he wanted to
accomplish to BBYO regional director Eric Adelman, who was
enthusiastic about getting his organization involved.

CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

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