Posts Tagged ‘Cranbrook’

Rebecca Blum and Jon Blum with a large telescope at an open park

Astronaut Aspirations

Teen starts space club, joins national programs, follows her passion. Stacy Gittleman Contributing Writer While some kids spend their summers at camp with oars in the water, Rebecca Blum of Bloomfield Hills spent hers with her mind on the cosmos. Rebecca, a junior at Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School in Bloomfield Hills, possesses a passion for…

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Cranbrook Junior Selected as “Back To Space” Ambassador

Cranbrook Schools junior Rebecca Blum has been granted an opportunity that’s out of this world. She, along with 24 other students in grades 8 through 12, have been selected as the first group of student ambassadors through the Back to Space (BTS) program. Their mission is the promotion of space exploration and STEM concepts within…

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A woman helps a child at school write something.

Guest Column: Best of Both Worlds and Our Future

Maddie was a state champion in debate; Seth was an AIPAC intern; and Hannah works for Microsoft while Yoni is at Google. Laurenne recently completed her service in the IDF as a Lone Soldier; Robert was elected ninth-grade class president at Cranbrook; Lily’s poem on school shootings was published nationally last year when she was…

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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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Alex Fenkell and Jordan Katzman.


Above: Alex Fenkell and Jordan Katzman. From basement brainstorm to multi-million-dollar business. The late Morrie Fenkell was described by Rabbi Levi Shemtov of Friendship Circle as an unforgettable man. The philanthropist and former chairman of Liberty State Bank & Trust was said to consider himself the most blessed and lucky man in the world, whether…

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Milana Vayntrub

Rising Star

Up-and-coming actress, comedian and activist Milana Vayntrub headlines this year’s Woman’s World. Catch a rising star at this year’s Lois Linden Nelson Woman’s World, presented May 2 by the Congregation Shaarey Zedek Sisterhood. The rising stars include career-building actress Milana Vayntrub, emerging synagogue leader Jeri Fishman (see below) and specialized merchandise introduced by new pop-up…

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