As in many cities across the country today, Detroit no longer has a “Jewish hospital.” Most fortunately, however, the legacy of Sinai Hospital is alive and well, living today through the work of The Jewish Fund.
In the beginning there was the idea, and then came the panels and two-by-fours, paintings, fabrics and toys, bright and colorful displays of all kinds to build excitement and lo and behold, there was an exhibit. Starting Sunday, October 18, 2015, "It's Your Torah to Explore."
Meet Nancy Grosfeld, past President of Federation, current Chair of the Centennial Fund to secure Jewish Detroit’s future; recipient of Federation’s foremost honor, the 2015 Fred M. Butzel Award in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the health, education and well-being of the community through volunteer leadership and philanthropy.
Boyhood friends back in the 60s, Leonard Malach and Leonard Slipson lived across the street from one another on a quiet block of Stansbury in the 8 Mile and Schaeffer area of Detroit. They lost touch, until three years ago, the reconnected through JVS.
What is it about baseball, the American pastime, where Jewish players, even in their scarcity, have managed to play a major league role? For answers to that central question and for love the game, visit the Matthews Sports Exhibit at the JCC in West Bloomfield.