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» Joining Forces Interfaith meeting blends urban
and suburban to help Detroiters. See page 15.
» A Family Affair Three generations have kept Kroll
Construction growing for more than 50 years.
See page 18.
» Fabric Of Steel Bloomfield Hills couple takes
Crypton from institutional into homes. See page 53.
Owners of Kroll Construction: Todd, Brian and
Ron, with father, Al, founder of the company.
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'Beshert' ... meant for each other.
Vivian Henoch I Special to the Jewish News
etter than JDate? Maybe. For every summer at
Tamarack, Detroit mission to Israel, Shabbat dinner
at Hillel, NEXTGen Epic event, "graduating" class
of interns at a Jewish agency ... there's a budding romance.
We invited couples known to have met through their con-
nections with Federation or its partner agencies to share
their stories. Here are a few.
Tracy (Roth) and Jeff Aronoff have been married 11
years. Though Jeff claims that Tracy's memory of their
first encounter is far more vivid than his, they met in the
seventh grade in the villages of Levison and Sheruth at
Tamarack's Camp Maas in Ortonville.
Three years later, Tamarack's Western Trip brought them
back together ("just friends") in their high school sopho-
more year. As college grads with a shared interest in travel
and service to the Jewish community, the two reconnected
in 1998, working together with Project OTZMA, a 10-month
volunteer program in Israel.
In the year that followed, their romance began in earnest.
Married in 2003 and with deep roots in the Jewish Detroit
Mark Schlissel talks with the press during the announcement of his appointment.
Bluish and Jewish
Mark Schlissel talks about role as U-M's new president.
Alice Burdick Schweiger I Special to the Jewish News
here's a buzz on the University of
Michigan campus these days. Dr. Mark
Schlissel, currently the provost at Brown
University, was named the school's new president.
He will take office July 1.
"This is an exciting time for the University
of Michigan:' says U-M regent Andrea Fischer
Newman. "Mark Schlissel brings an exceptional
portfolio of scholarship and leadership and, just
as importantly, a tremendous commitment to
Michigan's public ethos:'
Regent Laurence Deitch says, "We were privi-
leged to have a pool of extraordinary candidates,
and Dr. Schlissel was simply the best of the best.
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The Aronoff family: Alden, Cooper, Tracy and Jeff.