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September 12, 2013 - Image 34

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-09-12

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Bonding Time

Bubbie Zaydie camp at Butzel
gives generations time for fun.


amarack Camps concluded another successful
Bubbie Zaydie Family Camp season in mid-
August. Since 1984, grandparents and their
grandchildren, ages 4-14, have been coming to the Butzel
Retreat Center in Ortonville to spend a fun-filled Shabbat
weekend with each other. No parents are allowed.
Longtime participants Michael and Elaine Serling said,
"Our family has so much enjoyed Bubbie Zaydie camp
over the years. This summer our older granddaughter,
Alexis, was a camper for three weeks in part due to her
experience at Bubbie Zaydie camp:'
Pam Opperer said, "Your counselors are the best!!
They are tireless, cheerful, supportive, warm, friendly,
smart, fun and sensitive. Regarding the food, the best
kosher food I have had — still thinking about the deli-
cious Shabbat chicken dinner:'
Family Camp Director Helayne Shaw attributes the
success of the program to the opportunity for grandpar-
ents and grandchildren to create lasting memories in the
comfortable setting of the Butzel Retreat Center. They
enjoy arts and crafts and tie-dye projects, Havdalah ser-
vice around the campfire with s'mores, boating, fishing,
swimming and so much more, all under the guidance of
a talented staff of counselors.
Bubbie Zaydie Family Camp is offered mid-June
through mid-August. For more information, visit www.
tamarackcamps.com/bz .

Rochelle Imber and Stuart Frank with their grandchildren

Rochelle Gach and grandson Josh

Ron Oklin and his grandson Jace
Bernard make candles.

Stuck in jail: Jeff Koppelman and Les Schultz with their grandchildren.

Apples & Honey

B'nai Moshe hosts its 6th annual picnic,
complete with a petting zoo.


ongregation B'nai Moshe held its 6th Annual Apples
& Honey New Year Picnic on Aug. 18 on its grounds
in West Bloomfield. B'nai Moshe congregants, friends
and family enjoyed food and fun. A petting zoo with horse and
pony rides was the huge attraction. They were popular with
kids and adults alike. Cookies baked by Farm Fresh Kosher
Catering were decorated with icing and sprinkles by picnic-
goers. Other festivities included face painting, tattoos, water
balloons and games for children and adults. Thanks to Hillers
Markets for donating apples, which were given out with honey,
to wish all the attendees "a sweet New Year:'

Nicholas Goerke goes for a ride.

Stacey Whelan paints a beautiful face.


September 12 • 2013

Girl Scout Elianna Rebenstock and Millie Bass

Dolores Greenspan and Sharon Silverman

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