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Chuck Freedman still has the tickets from the Aug. 18, 2013, Detroit Tigers game.

Memories of a Coach and Good Friend

It happened a little more than five years ago, but Chuck Freedman remembers every detail. Going to a Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park on a hot Sunday August afternoon with his father-in-law and good friend Richard Maltz. Watching and worrying as Maltz became ill at the stadium before the game and was taken to…

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Coach Karen Gordon huddles with her U.S. 16U girls basketball team after losing the gold medal game at the International Maccabi Youth Games in Israel

Dream Comes True…With One Difference

Karen Gordon’s dream was to play basketball representing the United States in Israel. That wish didn’t come true, so she did the next best thing this summer. She coached a U.S. basketball team in Israel. Gordon, who has been involved with the Detroit Maccabi program for 32 years, coached the U.S. 16U girls basketball team…

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Alan Muskovitz edges in for an interview with Tiger Woods in 2004.

For Openers: My Glory Days

Tiger Woods has nothing on me. Above: Alan Muskovitz edges in for an interview with Tiger Woods in 2004. I just finished enjoying two events on television that involved participants desperate for big victories — and it didn’t involve politics I spent the afternoon of Sept. 23 watching the dramatic finish to Tiger Woods’ win in…

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Detroit Games co-chair Karen Gordon, director Jeremy Fishman and co-chair Franci Silver along with Stacie Francombe and Carissa Mindt from Atlanta

Wanted: Maccabi Games Participants

The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit will play host to the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest next year. Aug. 4-9, 2019, to be exact. Even though the dates are about 10 months away, a call went out last week for local athletes to try out for Detroit teams and sign up for individual sports,…

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From left, Coach Jeremy Fishman and players Noah Kam, Alex Mayoras and Carson Brodsky on the gold medal-winning 14U boys basketball team.

Maccabi Games Gold For Basketball Players, Dancers

Let’s continue our JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest coverage with these reports from the games earlier this month in Orange County, Calif. Blue Gold Detroit 14U boys basketball players Noah Kam, Carson Brodsky and Alex Mayoras brought home a gold medal playing in the Blue bracket. They were on a mixed delegation team with players…

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Morgan Leib had to watch the game from the penalty box while her Detroit teammates killed off a hooking call against her.

No Hockey Medal For Detroit, But Many Good Memories

Depending upon who is asked, Morgan Leib is either the second or third girl to play hockey in the JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest. She’s definitely the first girl to play for Detroit in the three years hockey has been part of the Maccabi Games. And there’s no doubt Leib and her Detroit teammates split…

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ESPN, Scott Rogowsky And Michigan Hillel

ESPN, Scott Rogowsky And Michigan Hillel

Scott Rogowsky mentions Michigan Hillel on ESPN. Michigan Hillel brought HQ Trivia host, Scott Rogowsky, to campus this April in an event that was considered a major success. Over 350 students from across the University of Michigan campus attended. Rogowsky recently mentioned his experience on ESPN’s morning show Get Up!, where he talked with Get…

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It’s A Three-Peat For Pisgah-Zeiger

There was no Cinderella story this season in the B’nai B’rith basketball league. Pisgah-Zeiger won its third straight league championship, beating Brotherhood No. 3 53-49 on March 25 in a hotly contested playoff title game at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield. “It was like the Kansas-Duke game in the NCAA tournament … a…

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Frankel boys basketball coach Mike Marek and Dylan Backalar, the team’s lone senior.

Frankel Flourishes With New Coach At Helm

It’s not a cliché to say, “What a difference a year makes” when it comes to the Frankel Jewish Academy boys basketball team. In fact, it’s downright apropos. The Jaguars finished 10-10 this season. They were 4-16 last season. The architect of the turnaround was first-year coach Mike Marek, who said his players deserve the…

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