Posts by Steve Stein

FJA Boys Basketball Team Catches a Break

While the Jaguars can’t play in the Catholic League tournament due to Shabbat, they qualify for the Michigan High School Association state tournament on Feb. 25. By Steve Stein, Contributing Writer The Frankel Jewish Academy boys basketball team won’t be playing in the Catholic League C-D Division tournament because tournament games are scheduled for Shabbat,…

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FJA Jaguars Qualify But Won’t Play in Catholic League Tournament

By Steve Stein, Contributing Writer This has been a great season for the Frankel Jewish Academy boys basketball team, one of its best in years. But it won’t play in the Catholic League C-D tournament. Not because the Jaguars didn’t qualify for the league tournament. They did. They were one of the top four teams…

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Brotherhood Bowling League Update

The competition heats up as first-half winners of the Brotherhood-Eddie Jacobson B’nai B’rith Bowling League head to the second half They’re off and running in the second half of the Brotherhood-Eddie Jacobson B’nai B’rith bowling league season. The first night of competition in the second half was Jan. 21. First half-winners were the Manute Bolers…

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Denny McLain Headlines Bagels & Bragging Rights

Ex-Tigers Star to Speak at the Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation’s Feb. 3 Event at the JCC in West Bloomfield By Steve Stein, Contributing Writer The Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation’s Bagels & Bragging Rights event is open to the public for the first time, and the foundation has lined up an interesting speaker. Former Detroit Tigers…

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Frankel Jewish Academy’s Will Bloomberg (3) surveys the situation during a game against Southfield Christian. - soccer players on the field

Team MVP

Steve Stein Contributing Writer Will Bloomberg began his soccer career playing at a high level. He was on Waza FC and Vardar Soccer Club of Michigan travel teams for a combined six years. Club soccer ended for Bloomberg when he entered high school at Frankel Jewish Academy. He doesn’t regret stepping away. “It was a…

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It’s Hip To Bowl A 300 Game

Steve Stein  Contributing Writer Lyle Schaefer is perhaps the most unlikely bowler to be the first to roll a 300 game in the Brotherhood-Eddie Jacobson B’nai B’rith league since the league switched homes late last season. Not because Schaefer isn’t a good bowler. He definitely knows what he’s doing on the lanes. He now has…

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Jake, Billy and Stephen Slobin in Billy Slobin’s office. 3 men smiling and looking at the camera.

End of an Era at Harrison High School

Steve Stein Contributing Writer Billy Slobin is 56. For 46 of those years, Farmington Hills Harrison High School football has been a huge part of his life. His connection started as a fan. He played for the Hawks for three years (1977-1979) and he’s been the program’s volunteer strength and conditioning coach for 33 years.…

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JCC Maccabi games and artsfest detroit logo with three stars of David showing one star iwth a runner inside, another with a treble clef sign, broadway stage mask that is smiling, and a movie clapper, and a larger one that spells Detroit to take the shape of the star. Underneath detroit it reads "August 4-9, 2019"

It’s Kickoff Time for 2019 Maccabi Games & ArtsFest

Steve Stein Contributing Writer The organizers of the 2019 JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest that Detroit is hosting aren’t waiting until next year to start a recruiting push for athletes, artists, host families and volunteers. They’ve scheduled a Kickoff Celebration at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, in Handleman Hall at the JCC in West Bloomfield.…

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FJA’s Aviva Lupovitch passes the ball to a teammate.

FJA Volleyball Team Serves Success In The Classroom

Steve Stein Contributing Writer The Frankel Jewish Academy volleyball team had some nice accomplishments on the court this season. Despite losing several players from last year’s team, the Jaguars finished 5-9 and “we improved dramatically from the beginning to the end of the season,” said Coach Joe Bernstein. That improvement left Bernstein optimistic because only…

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Sasha Hartje is focused on tennis at Emory University.

Tennis Is A Labor of Love for Sasha Hartje

Steve Stein Contributing Writer Sasha Hartje was a busy young woman in high school. She played tennis, volleyball and soccer for Detroit Country Day School. Outside of school, she played high-level travel hockey. She was a tennis state champion in 2016 and 2017. She was a member of the Tier II 14-and-under AAA national champion…

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