OF METROPOLITAN DETROIT
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Please join the Jewish Women's Foundation for the
A Grand Opening
The JCC dedicates its new
Community Recreation Park
with a full-blown bash.
14TH ANNUAL OPEN MEETING
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Installation of 2013 - 2015 10 icers
Presentation of 2013 Grant Awards
Wonder Woman Award for Excellence in Programming
Cancer Thrivers Network
in memory of
First public tour of the
Anne Frank Chestnut Tree
Tuesday, septemfier 17, 2013
9:oo a.m. - Registration &' Brea fast
9:3o - 11:3o a.m. -Program &' Tour
Holocaust Memorial Center
Zekelman Family Campus
28123 Orchard Lake Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Continental Breakfast - dietary laws observed
The new Community Recreation Park at the JCC in Oak Park
Special to the Jewish News
here was a buzz in the air at
the Jewish Community Center
of Metropolitan Detroit's new
Community Recreation Park.
It was the buzz of kazoos — played
by children who marched around the
park, following Ben Opengeym play-
ing his accordion. Opengeym, direc-
tor of the JCC's Russian-Jewish Life
Department, was in snappy orange
shoes as he lead the kazoo players in
"Hava Nagila" just before opening
The new park/playground, cre-
ated with a grant from the Jewish
Fund and other donors, celebrated its
official opening last week at the JCC
in Oak Park. Hundreds of residents
from throughout the area attended the
event, which included refreshments
for everyone, games, a petting zoo and
plenty of time to play.
Various dignitaries attended: Oak
Park Mayor Marion McClellan, mem-
bers of the Oak Park City Council,
Jewish Federation President Douglas
A. Bloom and JPM Committee Chair
Malka Torgow, who called the event
the "culmination of a great dream:'
Malka Torgow of Oak Park, JPM
committee chair, cuts the ribbon to
officially open the play area as her
granddaughter Shaina Krakauer, 4,
of Oak Park watches.
The dedication began with a short
opening ceremony. JCC Executive
Director Mark A. Lit praised Assistant
Executive Director Leslee Magidson
for spearheading the new park, which
he described as "a safe, wonderful
intergenerational playground that Oak
Park can be so, so proud of:'
Everyone was then invited to visit
stations set up all around the park.
There was ice cream and a donut race
where children placed their hands
behind their backs and tried to eat a
donut hanging from a white string (a
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Ben Opengeym, director of Russian-Jewish Life at the JCC, leads a group of
JCC Day Camp children around the park.