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Rick Napper poses with the Torah ark built by club members.

Men’s Woodworking Club at JSL’s Meer Apartments Tackles Problems Big and Small

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The club meets for one hour on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. 
The Beth Shalom book burial team included (from left) Rabbi Robert Gamer, Yefim Milter, Aryeh Gamer, Cantor Sam Greenbaum, Marie Slotnick, Sarah Reisig, Aaron Pickover and Glen Pickover.

Oak Park’s Congregation Beth Shalom Gives Proper Burial for Holy Books

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Beth Shalom buries old books containing the name of God.
Left: Fifth-grade students after they shared information about the charities with the entire school. Right: Yachad Education Director Gail Greenberg with seventh-graders leading Havdallah just before collecting tzedakah.

Yachad Students Give from the Heart

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Yachad fifth-graders took on the role of researchers, finding charities that shared their passions, including sports, animals, camp and more.
Farber Hebrew Day School

Farber Hebrew Day School’s 58th Annual Dinner Honors Esteemed Alumni

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Chaya and Joey Selesny and Shaindle Braunstein-Cohen will be honored. 
Ukraine Flag

The War in Ukraine Is Changing the World

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All we need is to realize that the only enemy lies within us — our self-centered attitude.
Floral arrangement from Silverbelle Bouquet

YISS Hosting First Shavuot Bake Sale

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The holiday begins Saturday, June 4, to commemorate the receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai.
Israeli TV celebrities like Michael Aloni of Shtisel, center, and Luna Mansour of Fauda, right, star in 'The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem. '

Netflix Releases Israeli Period Drama ‘Beauty Queen of Jerusalem’

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The show follows the lives of the Armozas, a Sephardic family living in early to mid 20th century Jerusalem.
“The ZingTrain was a fun and informative event, giving us food for thought on finding new ways to create and achieve our goals,” said Emily Slabotsky, NEXTWork co-chair.

NEXTWork’s Successful Vision

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On Sunday, May 1, NEXTWork hosted a professional workshop event with and ZingTrain.
Neil Lane opens up about his Jewish upbringing, the Jewish icons he’s designed for, and why designing ketubahs is in his DNA.

Neil Lane, the Official Jeweler of ‘The Bachelor,’ is Designing Luxury Ketubahs

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“I'm doing exactly what God wanted me to do,” said the Brooklyn-born jeweler to the stars.
Rabbi Hebert Yoskowitz

Rabbi Herbert Yoskowitz Enjoys a Second Career Teaching Medical Students About Bioethics

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Jewish Bioethics regularly changes as it covers current health issues, such as treatment allotments during COVID.
Cantor Michael Smolash, Rabbi Marla Hornsten and Noa Tishby

Israeli Envoy Noa Tishby Shares Story of Defending Her Homeland with Temple Israel

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An initial salvo was unleashed on May 16 at an outdoor presentation by Noa Tishby, a strident and engaging Israeli-born actor, producer, writer and passionate defender of her homeland.
Folks can use The Porch as a place to get together and schmooze.

The Porch at “The J” is a Place to Connect

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The Porch is a great place to meet up with friends and chill.
Newborn

An Israeli Mom, A Palestinian Mom — and the Village That Could Be

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Outside the hospital, tensions were high, but inside that nursing room, there was only compassion, gentleness and peace.
Ernst Hanfstaengl; Robinson Hall, Harvard University

Harvard, BDS and the Nazis

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The editors of Harvard’s student newspaper have just urged a boycott of the Jewish state and praised a campus group that has celebrated a murderer of Jewish college students.
Excel fellows in finance careers. Gordon is in the top row, second to left.

Metro Detroiter Attends Summit with Emerging Global Jewish Business Leaders

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More than 300 Birthright Israel Excel Fellows from North America and around the world gathered in New York City from April 1-3 for the Excelerate22 Summit.
Amira with daughters Alma and Michal

Hillel’s Director of Judaic Studies Shares Her Passion for Being Jewish

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Through teaching Judaism, Amira Soleimani believes youth also connect with their deeper souls, especially when the topic of God is explored with confidence and intent.