Among all these contradictions, what is our future, our present, our past? We are ashamed that we have strayed, oppressed buy the fearful conviction that we will stray again. Yet we are buoyed by the hope that we may repent and be forgiven.
“We recorded this song in the studios of Yessian Music in Farmington Hills,” Yessian said. “We have numerous studios including ones in New York, Los Angeles and Hamburg. Ohad and I spend a lot of our time in the Farmington Hills studio, so we relegated this to our home office.
Frankel Jewish Academy (FJA) nominated Aliyah Lofman, 16, of West Bloomfield as Volunteer of the Week for her active role as a leader in school activities and passion for community service.
Shirah Fish of the Lunch Box shares how she prepares her body for Yom Kippur fast.
A small group of congregants from Congregation Beth Ahm in West Bloomfield recently returned from a trip for to visit a kosher winery at Niagara on the Lake in Ontario.
With the ground broken in December of last year, Ken and Mari Barnett have endowed a 1,000-square-foot glass-enclosed room overlooking the cemetery where families can host shivahs and guests after unveilings. It will be named in their honor as the Barnett Family Shiva Room and is designed by architect David Lublin. The project is now nearing completion.
While some view the timing of the holiest day on the Jewish calendar falling on the day when school administrators encourage perfect attendance to leverage maximum per-pupil funding as nothing more than a bureaucratic oversight, others see it as insensitive in an age when society continues to stress representation and inclusion.
The pandemic has presented significant challenges to everyone — seniors, children, adults and for us, young families. Being transplants into a city with no family members or relatives, but surrounded by a community of friends, we embraced our first child amid everything being shut down: Eli Levy, born October 2020.
Tishrei’s energy empowers us to find the perfect balance for who we are now. The Gimel of the year 5783 empowers us to start off on the right foot. Blessings for your best foot forward into 5783!
When-ever you find yourself distressed because someone hasn’t done for you what you think they should have done, turn the thought around; do it for them.
Rabbis across the spectrum will try to connect the classical themes of the season to the lived reality of their congregants. Any advice about the lives of congregants, though, might touch on deep political divisions.
Gesher was launched Jan. 1, resulting from the 2021 merger of the nonprofit Kadima and JVS Human Services that separately provided services for 12,000 clients of many religious and ethnic backgrounds in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties with mental health challenges.
Elliott Shevin wrote up an incident that occurred at our synagogue a few years ago, when he was shul president. His account was never published. It occurs to me that, as we prepare for the Days of Awe this year, we should know this story:
Now King Charles III is in charge. After the tears dry, he will have to deal with ongoing criticism over the very existence of the monarchy.
On Tuesday, July 19, almost 200 Detroit Gen Xers gathered at Federation’s Affinities Remix outdoor concert event at M1 Concourse. It was a hot and gorgeous evening as the crowd danced to live music from Your Generation, snacked on carnival food, refreshed with boozy slushies and visited with friends, old and new.