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A Disturbing Trend

ADL report shows Michigan ranked high in white supremacist propaganda distribution in 2022.
Rabbi Dan Horwitz, Adat Shalom; Rabbi Shalom Kantor, B’nai Moshe; Hazzan Daniel Gross, Adat Shalom; Rabbi Steven Rubenstein, Beth Ahm; Rabbi Blair Nosanwisch and Rabbi Aaron Bergman, Adat Shalom

Faces & Places: Community Purim Fun

The family-friendly, community-wide Purim celebration at Adat Shalom Synagogue on March 6, from the family Dr. Seuss-shan Shpiel to the Purim Carnival, and on through the service and Megillah reading, brought together people of all of ages.

Caregiving for Dementia Patients

JFS program empowers those with early- to moderate-stage dementia and families.
Several JCOR volunteers gathered for a photo after a December 2022 fundraiser concert at the Jewish Community Center in Ann Arbor. Photo credit Mira Sussman

It Takes a Jewish Village

What does it take to resettle a refugee family?

Progressive Politics and Antisemitism. At a Crossroads?

Rabbi Aaron Starr of Congregation Shaarey Zedek will moderate the conversation. One of Starr’s burning questions is identifying the line between woke (ideology) being a positive battle against fascism and woke ideology being a problem.
Board member Josh Zeman hangs out with the men at JARC’s Katzman home.

Faces & Places: Purim Joy in JARC Homes

Members of JARC’s Board of Directors, along with community volunteers, visited JARC homes on March 6 and 7 to deliver 80 care packages of food and small gifts for the people JARC serves in celebration of Purim

Taking Ownership

In wake of assembly incident, Bloomfield Hills Schools officials pledge “to do better.”

A Word of Torah: Making Space

With this week’s double parshah, with its long account of the construction of the sanctuary — one of the longest narratives in the Torah, taking a full 13 chapters — comes to a magnificent climax:
Jennifer Grey

Faces & Places: Making A Signature Impact

More than 600 women gathered for Federation Women’s Philanthropy Signature Event featuring actor Jennifer Grey from the movie Dirty Dancing on Feb. 13 at Congregation Shaarey Zedek.

Looking Back: ‘Lives of Our Times’

“Lives of Our Times” debuted in the March 21, 1947, issue of the JN. It remained a weekly feature from 1947-1949 and was republished five times afterward in 1953, 1970 and 1973.
Israeli band Orphaned Land at the Tbilisi Blitzkrieg Fest 2014. Photo Credit: Kober/Wikipedia

Purely Commentary: A Rabbi’s Guide to Extreme Metal

I have the range of facial expressions of a cat, which does not correspond with the cliché of the headbanging metal fan wearing a heavily patched denim jacket with the sleeves cut off and a permanent sneer.
L to R: Adam Schefter, Credit: Adam Schefter. Jamie Wittenberg, Credit: Wittenberg family

Greenberg Royalty

Roger Clemens, Adam Schefter and the late 44th District Court Judge Jamie Wittenberg are this year’s award winners.
Mark Phillips Ameinu Detroit

Purely Commentary: Ameinu Detroit’s Position on Israel’s Current Government

After dragging Israelis to the polls five times over a four-year span, one of Netanyahu’s policy goals may be to avoid prosecution. He has shown he will stop at nothing.
Rabbi Jen Lader

Serenity Shabbat

Temple Israel service to focus on supporting those with substance abuse disorder.
Carolyn Normandin, Samantha Woll, Mary Wooden, Rev. Stancy Adams, Rabbi Asher Lopatin, Dr. Thomas Wooden, Zakiya Hollifield, Spencer Lucker, Annette Golson, Jamon Jordan (Tour Guide), Mary Frank, Johnny Golson, Dr. Tyloha Parker, Bryant Frank, Tamara

Faces & Places: Celebrating Black History Month

JCRC/AJC and the Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity celebrated Black History Month last month at the Detroit Historical Museum.
Mel Brooks sings the title tune in his movie High Anxiety, which was released in 1977. Photo Credit Michael Ochs Archives_Getty Images

Purely Commentary: A History of Mel Brooks as a ‘Disobedient Jew’

Jeremy Dauber subtitles his new biography of Mel Brooks Disobedient Jew. It’s a phrase that captures two indivisible aspects of the 96-year-old director, actor, producer and songwriter.