Mark Schlissel
Mark Schlissel

The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit will honor University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel with its Boneh Kehillah (Builder of Community) Award as part of a tailgate party starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the JCC in West Bloomfield. The party will celebrate the special relationship between the Metro Detroit Jewish community and U-M.

Wear your colors to the tailgate, which will feature corned beef sandwiches, spiked cider, bag-o and much more. “The Game” starts at 7:30 p.m. with a marching band and the award presentation.

Host committee chairs are Nicole and Matt Lester, and Andi and Lawrence Wolfe. Honorary event chairs are Ira Jaffe and Mel Lester.

Tickets are $200; purchase them at

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