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October 06, 2011 - Image 35

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2011-10-06

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One Great Day!

Participants in the JCC's
J-Games enjoy sports,
lunch, a dance and a totally
great time.

N

ever underestimate the heart of a champion:' for-
mer University of Michigan basketball coach Rudy
Tomjanovich said.
Earlier this month, more than 150 champions showed
heart, skill and courage as they participated in the
J-Games at the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan
Detroit in West Bloomfield. Sponsored by the JCC's Special
Needs department and JARC, the J-Games (formerly



Robbie Kaczander of West Bloomfield bowls
a great game.

the Fame Games) allowed adults with special needs the
chance to participate in bowling, football toss and many
other non-competitive activities.
Some 20 volunteers helped at the event, which also
included a lunch and a dance.
"The great thing about these games is that they give
everyone a chance to shine said Sheryl Darroch, director
of the JCC's Special Needs Department.

Ala

Denise Bennett of Farmington Hills with DJ Andre of
Star Trax.

Nicole Rubin of West Bloomfield scores a goal.

P hotos by Adam

FJA Doorpost

Ceremony and new
mezuzah officially mark
Academy's new entrance.

F

rankel Jewish Academy staff, stu-
dents and supporters gathered Sept.
27 for a brief and joyous ceremony
celebrating the affixing of a new mezuzah to
the school's new glass entrance near the main
Jewish Community Center entry.
Donated through a generous bequest from
the Norman and Esther Allan Foundation, the
zebrawood mezuzah, laser etched with words
from the Shema, was affixed to the doorpost
of the school's entrance by seniors Robbie
Simons and Helene Glickman, respectively
Fj/Vs student president and vice president.
Rabbi Eric Grossman, headmaster of
Frankel Jewish Academy, thanked the
Foundation for its generosity and commented
on how fitting this specific mezuzah was for
the school.
"The Shema is the first blessing parents
teach their children when they are young,
and it commands us to teach our children a
love for God and the Torah," he said. "We are
commanded to write its own words upon the
doorposts of our homes. Every Jewish home
and building welcomes visitors with these
holy instructions." 1

Above: Senior Noga Barpal offers a reading.

Upper Right: Rabbi Eric Grossman gives opening

remarks at the Frankel Jewish Academy mezuzah

hanging ceremony.

Lower Right: Seniors Robbie Simons, class

president, and Helene Glickman, class vice

president, bless and affix the new mezuzah.

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