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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-09-05

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Loaded with Tradition

"Break the Fast"

Steve Stein

Contributing Writer

T

ickets are on sale for the
Michigan Jewish Sports
Foundation's annual Michigan
Jewish Sports Hall of Fame dinner and
induction ceremony Monday, Oct. 21, at
the Jewish Community Center in West
Bloomfield.
The cost for dinner, the awards program
and afterglow is $175. For the awards pro-
gram and afterglow, it's $75. Young adults
ages 17-35 can purchase a dinner ticket for
$75. A child/youth (ages 16-and-under)
dinner ticket is $36.
This year's Hall of Fame inductees are
Dan Arnold, Debbie Michelson, Martin
Wolfe, Eli Zaret and Rick Zussman.
Arnold is a former high school and
college basketball star; Michelson was an
All-American tennis player at Washington
University in St. Louis; Wolfe is an ex-
Indiana University baseball standout;
Zaret is a trailblazing radio and television
sportscaster and author; and Zussman, an
All-Big Ten tennis player at University of
Iowa, is co-chair for the 2014 JCC Maccabi
Games that will be held in Detroit.
Pillars of Excellence winners Herb
Bernstein, Ken Bertin, Fred Goldberg,
Karen Sklar Gordon and Ed Krass also will
be honored.
The award was established in 2012 to
honor outstanding contributions to athlet-
ics and the enrichment of the community.
Also honored Oct. 21 will be Jewish
News Male High School Athlete of the
Year Jake Slobin from Farmington Hills
Harrison and Jewish News Female High
School Athletes of the Year Molly Gelb
from Ann Arbor Huron and Jennica Lurie
from East Lansing.
Bill Hertz Memorial Scholarship recipi-
ent Molly Williams from Frankel Jewish
Academy in West Bloomfield will be hon-
ored.
Ex-Detroit Lions tight end and NFL
Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Sanders
will receive the Alvin Foon Humanitarian
Award.
Tickets, sponsorships and tribute and
program ads can be purchased by con-
tacting David Blatt, foundation executive
director, at (248) 592-9323 or dblatt@
michiganjewishsports.org. Donated items
for a silent auction also are being accepted.
The Hall of Fame was established in
1984 to honor Jewish excellence in sports
and raise funds for charitable organiza-
tions. Among the more than 90 inductees

are Hank Greenberg, Bill Davidson, Aaron
Krickstein and Mitch Albom.
Foon Award recipients include Mike
Ilitch, Tom Izzo, Steve Yzerman, Bo
Schembechler, Laurie and Lloyd Carr and
Colleen and Gordie Howe.

Let's Get Started

The fall sports season is under way at
Frankel Jewish Academy.
Student-athletes are competing on
seven teams in four sports including
the new junior varsity boys tennis team,
coached by Michael Govier. The team's
first match was last week at South Lyon.
Kyle Henry is the coach of the varsity
boys tennis team.
Girls varsity volleyball coach is Melanie
Sesi, and girls junior varsity volleyball
coach is Brad Steel. Rabbi Azaryah Cohen
coaches the boys and girls cross-country
teams, and Bob Rice is the boys soccer
coach.
Frankel Athletic Coordinator Robert
Miller said an effort over the past few
years to get more freshmen involved in
sports has begun to pay dividends.
About 70 percent of the school's 220 stu-
dents participated in sports last year, and
Miller said the numbers appear to be the
same this year.

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our catering menus and see all the dairy tray options that
are available to order.

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Pistons vs. Maccabi Haifa

Israeli League champion Maccabi Haifa
will face the Detroit Pistons in an exhibi-
tion game at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Palace
of Auburn Hills.
It will be the first meeting between the
teams.
One night before taking on the Pistons,
Maccabi Haifa will face the Phoenix Suns
at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix in
another exhibition.
Maccabi Haifa defeated the Minnesota
Timberwolves 114-81 last year in a pre-
season contest.
Tickets for the Pistons-Maccabi
Haifa game are available by calling the
Palace box office at (248) 377-0100,
online at wwwpistons.com and through
TicketMaster outlets.

Baseball Coach

Kevin Goldberg coached the Detroit U14
baseball team at the JCC Maccabi Games
last month in Orange County, Calif
Goldberg's name was not included in
a list of Detroit Maccabi participants that
was published in this space last week. ❑

Send news to sports@thejewishnews.com .

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