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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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Detroit’s Israeli dance group was solid gold.. Detroit dance team

Dancing With The Stars…

Detroit Dominates At Maccabi Games There’s no dancing around the fact that Detroit’s dance team did quite well at the JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest last month in southern California. Detroit’s roster of 13 experienced competitive dancers earned medals in 15 of the competition’s 20 routines. “That was the largest Detroit dance team we’ve in…

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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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The Detroit hockey team that competed at the JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest in California

Perseverance Pays Off For Female Hockey Player

The first results from Detroit are in from the JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest in Orange County, Calif., and they’re as cold as ice. The Detroit hockey team reached the quarterfinals of the 11-team competition last week but didn’t advance any further and fell one victory short of making it to the medal round. Mark…

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Teammates Steve Achtman (left), Brandon Achtman, Shawn Achtman and Jonathan Fellows and Brandon Achtman’s daughter Ellianna Achtman. Photos by Chuck Freedman

Softball League Is A Family Affair

Photos by Chuck Freedman The Inter-Congregational Men’s Club Summer Softball League is as much about family as it is competition and camaraderie. Take Mitch Kline and his son Evan Kline, for instance. They play for Temple Shir Shalom No. 2. Mitch Kline is the team’s manager. Father and son have been on the team since…

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Graduating Seaholm senior Melanie Taylor

Michigan’s DYW

Karleigh Stone Special to the Jewish News Distinguished, poised and talented: Seaholm’s Melanie Taylor. Melanie Taylor, daughter of Alan and Linda Taylor and sister of Joshua, 15, of Birmingham, is Michigan’s 2018 Distinguished Young Woman, and “distinguished” is just the beginning when it comes to Taylor. She is poised, hard-working, talented and humble. She has…

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Karen Gordon

Going To California

California, here they come. The 65 Detroit competitors, coaches and delegation heads who will be going to the JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest in Orange County, Calif., in August have been announced. With only one Maccabi Games site this year, participation is limited. “When you have multiple sites, there are 3,000 to 4,000 participants,” said…

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