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Cathy Slavik, Betty Chernoff and Joan Chernoff-Espstein

Community Honors Older Adults

The Bessie Spector Oldest Jewish Americans Celebration was a huge success.
Rabbi Asher Lopatin, Sam Dubin

An Alternative Pathway: Can We Be Partners with People Who Hold Anti-Israel Views?

We desire in the Jewish community for dialogue and partnership to move the needle forward.
Sid Moss and his wife, Sharon

Warrior Against Multiple Myeloma

Sid Moss gets “Spirit of Hope Award” from MMRF Southeast Michigan 2023 Walk/Run.
Sloane Krugel

Reflections of a Proud Spartan Graduate

As I reflect on the time I’ve spent on campus, I leave East Lansing with a heavy heart but a deep sense of gratitude for the countless memories and experiences I have had. 

A Word of Torah: A Double Celebration

The reason Shavuot is given only agricultural, not historical, content in the Torah is that, in this case, agriculture was history.

Looking Back: Choosy Moms Choose … Velvet Peanut Butter

Velvet was and is a Jewish Detroit original. It was invented and produced in Detroit, a product that made its way into thousands, if not millions, of homes in Michigan
Howard Waxer is a longtime B’nai B’rith bowler and International B’nai B’rith Bowling Association board member.

Bowler’s World View

New International B’nai B’rith Bowling Association President Howard Waxer has plans to make the organization truly international.
The plaque on the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem dedicated on Israel’s 70th anniversary in 2018. wikimedia commons

The Jerusalem Embassy, Five Years Later

“Jerusalem has been the political, cultural and spiritual homeland of the Jewish people for thousands of years”
Drew Coel, Marketing and Program Associate for the Ann Arbor JCC.

Detroit Jewish News Exhibit at the Ann Arbor JCC

The exhibit will be on display for a 75th anniversary of Israel celebration at the Ann Arbor JCC on June 4.
L to R: A toy Moses comes down the mountain on the Maine family Shavuot table. Zeev, Lihi and Hilla Maine

Shavuot for Kids!

Some extra fun for kids for the holiday.
A rendering of the new National Library of Israel, now under construction. Israel’s Knesset is in the background.

Inside the National Library of Israel

Think of the NLI as Israel’s equivalent of our Library of Congress.
JSL residents Cindy Steinberg, Laura Gamina and Janice Stein make sandwiches with young members of the Jewish community.

‘Packing Lunches with Love’ for Charity

Jewish organizations and community members of all ages join together to give back to those in need.
Jewish War Veterans Department of Michigan members place flags on the graves of veterans at Machpelah Cemetery. Mark Reed

Taking Time to Remember

Jewish War Veterans place flags on veterans’ graves in preparation for Memorial Day weekend services.

Torah Portion: Personal Growth

Parshat Shavuot 2: Deuteronomy 14:22-16:17; Numbers 28:26-31; Habakkuk 3:1-19.
Dulcie Rosenfeld, founder of the Women’s Power Breakfast

30th Annual Women’s Power Breakfast: A Legacy of Empowerment and Impact

Dulcie Rosenfeld is the powerhouse behind the 30-year-old Women’s Power Breakfast.

Historical Society Announces Leaders and Award Winners

The annual meeting of JHSM (Jewish Historical Society of Michigan) will be held at Congregation Beth Ahm in West Bloomfield on Sunday, June 4, from 2-4 p.m.