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Steve Stein


From the archives of the
Detroit Jewish News

October 1, 1943

In order that cigarettes may reach servicemen on time for Hanukkah and
Christmas, The Jewish News this week will make four more shipments, with funds
contributed from our readers to The Jewish News and A.Z.A. overseas cigarette fund.
Acknowledging a remittance made two weeks ago, G.C. Dawson of the export
department of the Phillip Morris Co., wrote The Jewish News last week as follows:
"Your order has been entered for prompt shipment and the cigarettes will be
consigned to the Special Service Officer at the nearest Port of Embarkation, for
trans-shipment overseas via Army transport facilities. Your very generous gift will
bring delight and contentment to the boys of the Armed Forces located in far off
places all over the world and will be deeply appreciated by the recipients on arrival."

THE HOUR — 5:30 P.M (EST) NOVEMBER 29, 1947
December 5, 1947

EDITOR'S NOTE: Authoritative leaders of Palestinian Jewry have expressed the
opinion that the new Jewish state to be set up in a partitioned Palestine will again
assume the Biblical name of JUDEA, which was the name of the Jewish state after
the ten tribes had separated from it and formed the kingdom of Israel. It will make
the re-establishment of the Jewish state after a lapse of 1877 years.

November 29, 1963

Detroit Jewry joined with all elements of the population and with other faiths here
and throughout the nation in paying tribute to the memory of John Fitzgerald
Kennedy, assassinated President of the United States.
Religious services in tribute to the deceased President were held in nearly all
of Detroit's synagogues...The numerous special services commenced with the
memorial service that was conducted in Shaarey Zedek on Saturday morning, and
the tribute to President Kennedy at the services at Temple Beth El and the other
Reform congregations on Sabbath Eve... There were more than 1,800 at Adas
Shalom and more than 1,100 at the Shaarey Zedek service. Beth Moses and the
other synagogues were filled to capacity... The kaddish was recited and the El Molei
Rachamim was chanted in several of the synagogues.

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forums, town hall meetings and other educational events to best utilize
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February 23 2012

Contributing Writer


hat's new at the Frankel
Jewish Academy in West
Bloomfield? A girls softball

Athletic Director Alan Ramsden has
added girls softball to the list of academy
sports, and he's the team's coach. The
team will play a Catholic League junior
varsity schedule this spring with hopes
of moving up to varsity next year.
Girls softball has replaced girls golf.
Even though the academy had a girls
golf team for a few years, it never com-
"So we'll shut it down for now,"
Ramsden said."I'm excited about our
softball program because there's a lot
of interest in playing. Twenty-four girls
came out for the team:'
Four freshmen, eight sophomores,
10 juniors and two seniors want to play
softball. Unfortunately, not all will be on
the team.
"I'm going to have a big roster, but it
won't be 24',' said Ramsden, who will be
coaching softball for the first time.
The team can start practicing March
12, and it will open the season at 4 p.m.
April 4 at Pontiac Notre Dame Prep.
After a break for Passover, its first
home game will be at 4 p.m. April 17
vs. Waterford Our Lady at Drake Sports
Park in West Bloomfield. Home games
also will be played at the Community
Sports Park on Keith Road in West
During the fall, Frankel has boys
soccer and tennis, boys and girls cross
country, and girls volleyball teams.
Winter sports are boys and girls basket-
ball and boys and girls bowling. Spring
now has boys golf and baseball, and girls
softball, soccer and tennis.
Ramsden said two girls plan to try out
for the boys golf team now that the girls
golf team has disbanded.
Boys basketball is the most popular
sport at the academy. This winter, 41
of the school's 105 boys are playing on
the freshman, junior varsity and varsity

Not Clowning Around
Thirteen wasn't an unlucky number
for the bowlers from Detroit who com-
peted in the 64th annual Jewish Women
International Mid-America Bowling
Association tournament held in Kansas
City, Mo.

The 13 Motor City bowlers returned
home with eight awards. One was for
team high game. Captain Sue Lawrence,
Caron Goldfine, Bonnie Weintrobe, Helene
Friedman and Dana Glinski, who make
up Just Clowning Around/F-Sure, com-
bined for a 1099 game (with handicap).
Here are the other Detroit awards,
broken down by division. The A Division
was for bowlers who average 130 or
higher. B Division was for bowlers who
average 129 or lower.
All-events (six games): A Division,
Carolyn Fine, second place, 967; B
Division, Carol Shapiro, first place, 838.
Series: B Division, Deanna Serling,
first place, 457; B Division (with handi-
cap), Friedman, 699.
Game: A Division, Cindy Moss, second
place, 189; B Division, Lois Greenberg,
first place, 172; A Division (with handi-
cap), Goldfine, first place, 247.
Shelley Gershune was installed as
MABA secretary, representing Detroit on
the board. She'll move up the ladder to
treasurer, vice president and president
over the next three years.
The JWI Bowling Association of
Metropolitan Detroit will play host to the
65th annual Mid-America tournament
in February 2013 at Novi Bowl. Before
that happens, the BAMD will hold its
annual tournament March 10 and 11 at
Country Lanes in Farmington Hills.
For information on those tourna-
ments, contact Carolyn Fine at cfine@

Greenberg Tourney Set
The Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation
will hold its 22nd annual Hank
Greenberg Memorial Golf & Tennis
Invitational June 4 at Franklin Hills
Country Club in Farmington Hills.
The last two invitationals were
at Oakland Hills Country Club in
Bloomfield Township.
ESPN's Jeremy Schapp will host a
dinner program and a Major League
Baseball Hall of Famer will be honored.
Proceeds will benefit the Lawrence
and Idell Weisberg Cancer Treatment
Center in Farmington Hills, a division
of the Karmanos Cancer Institute, and
children's charities.
For reservations and sponsorships,
contact foundation executive director
David Blatt at (248) 592-9323 or
dblatt@michiganjewishsports.org .

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