Marla Canvasser competed in the Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon’s International Half-Marathon event for the 14th time on Oct. 21. Marla, 58, of West Bloomfield, says she loves being part of such a large athletic event in Detroit. “Crossing the bridge into Canada and the tunnel back to Detroit is a really unique experience,” she…Read More
Orthodox team set to run event as fundraiser. Rochel Burstyn Contributing Writer A new team has hit the ground running. Rochel Leah Black of Southfield became a runner nine years ago. Some energetic friends raved about running; they seemed healthy and happy, so she decided to try it. She instantly loved it, finding running to…Read More
Vegan diet, determination, support and training lead to healthy lifestyle. At nearly 400 pounds, Ira Goldberg was lying on the floor one night, watching TV. When he tried to stand up, he wasn’t sure he’d make it. “It was a complete struggle to get off the ground, and I had a very sobering thought: If this…Read More
A few months ago, I got a call from my friend Rachel. “I saw that Detroit Chesed Project is looking for volunteers to help raise money for this charity by running in a marathon. Let’s do it,” Rachel said with excitement. All I could think of was how incredibly awful my running experiences had been…Read More
Matt Weiner Special to the Jewish News Each month, The Well highlights an amazing (and eligible!) individual. The Well has agreed to share its Q & As with these amazing singles with the JN. This month, The Well has a conversation with NJP Zach Goldberger. NJP (Nice Jewish Person): Zach Goldberger Q: How did you…Read More
Two women bond over running and beating anorexia and launch a business. Upon meeting at work, 40-something fitness instructors Amy Haenick and Sara Plumstead soon realized they had a lot in common, including supportive husbands, great children, college life at Michigan State, a commitment to physical fitness — and triumph over anorexia nervosa. Each woman…Read More
In the early morning hours of May 5, two groups of Jewish runners — one organized by committee to honor Israel’s 65th birthday, one organized on the fly to donate money to One Fund Boston — combined their “sweat equity” on the West Bloomfield Trail.
The Run for Israel 5K was part of a daylong Temple Shir Shalom/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit-sponsored event that included a kosher lunch and Walk for Israel later in the day. T-shirts were issued for the 100 runners who participated.Read More