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Walk for Israel draws
record crowd for
show of support.
Keri Guten Cohen
Story Development Editor
t's like a family reunion with the
whole Jewish community ... No
matter how it was expressed, this
sentiment was heard from many par-
ticipants at the annual Walk for Israel
May 18 at Temple Shir Shalom in West
With an estimated record crowd of
nearly 1,800 people, it's easy to see why.
Everywhere you turned, people were
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Jewish contributors founded
and are sustaining the historic
Belle Isle Aquarium.
Barbara Lewis I Contributing Writer
Amy Cutler, holding Sparky, and her
grandchildren Emma and Lexi show
their Israeli spirit.
1942 - 2014
Eve y Week
here's something fishy about
Detroit's Jewish history.
Detroit's Belle Isle Aquarium
the Belle Isle
was conceived by a Jewish Detroiter,
David Heineman, and designed by anoth- Aquarium designed
by Albert Kahn
er, Albert Kahn. Now a suburban Jewish
woman has spearheaded a volunteer
effort to revitalize the century-old aquatic
Jennifer Boardman visited the aquarium for the first time in
2002 and fell in love.
"I grew up in West Bloomfield, but I'd never been to Belle
Isle said Boardman, who now lives in Lathrup Village. "When
I walked into the aquarium I felt it was a magical place. I
couldn't understand why it wasn't being promoted more active-
She began taking her daughter, Brooke, then 2, to Belle Isle
almost every weekend. The aquarium was a favorite spot.
Three years after her first visit, Boardman was listening to
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