Posts by Steve Stein

Hank Greenberg Will Always Be No. 1 for Jewish Baseball Fans

Ryan Braun is rising to the top as a Jewish baseball star, yet Hank Greenberg will always be a fan favorite. By Steve Stein The unthinkable will happen sometime this year. Ryan Braun will replace Hank Greenberg at the top of the list of career home runs hit by Jewish major league baseball players. Braun,…

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Jeff Ellis shows off his latest Michigan Senior Olympics gold medal.

New Age Group, Same Success for Weightlifter

Unstoppable weightlifter Jeff Ellis continues his record-breaking streak. By Steve Stein Weightlifter Jeff Ellis moved into a new age group for competitions this year, but he’s still collecting medals and breaking records. Ellis, who will turn 60 on May 1, won his 16th Michigan Senior Olympics gold medal in 18 years — to go along…

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Hank Greenberg Invitational Now Includes Tennis

By Steve Stein One of the area’s most iconic and popular annual fundraisers has a new name. It’s now the Hank Greenberg Memorial Golf and Tennis Invitational. The 29th annual edition will be Monday, June 3, at Franklin Hills Country Club in Farmington Hills. Tennis has been added to the day’s activities. Actually, re-added. It’s…

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Jamie Daniels Foundation

Hockey Event Benefits Jamie Daniels Foundation

Farmington Hills-based firm GLP & Associates is sponsoring the Jamie Daniels Outdoor Hockey Classic on Feb. 23 to help increase opioid addiction awareness. By Steve Stein Featured photo courtesy of the Jamie Daniels Foundation Ken Daniels has been the voice of the Detroit Red Wings for 22 seasons, calling games as the team’s play-by-play announcer.…

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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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