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This Week’s Torah Portion: Our Miraculous Gifts

Parshat Balak: Numbers 22:2-25:9; Micah 5:6-6:8. By Rabbi Elliott Pachter A talking donkey? Middle school metal shop class? What do they have in common? Read on. In...

Jewish, Muslim Communities Aid Asylum Seekers

More than $40,000 from Temple Israel and the Michigan Muslim Community Council will be sent to southern border to aid asylum seekers. Temple Israel has...

A Detroiter’s Journey of Jewish Community Explored and Expanded

Metro Detroiter Jessica Katz shares learning experiences during her journey as the 2019 Ralph I. Goldman Fellow in Global Jewish Leadership. By Jessica Katz Featured photo...

The Life and Times of Maxine Berman

Maxine Berman was an open book. And she wrote more than one, apparently. Twenty-five years ago this month, Momentum Books published The Only Boobs in...

Charlevoix the Beautiful

The Up North getaway location, Charlevoix, has attracted Jewish Detroiters for summer vacation for generations — here’s why. Featured photo by Jennifer Lovy Ask Michiganders what...

Scott Leemaster Takes Chairman Position at Technion

Jewish Detroiters share a special relationship with the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and new chairman if the Board of Governors Scott Leemaster. Featured image courtesy...

Festival of Plays Features Local Talent

Two Jewish playwrights, Stephen Sussman and Myron Stein, take the stage with their short theater pieces for the 2019 Festival of Plays. Stephen Sussman has...

Technion’s Longtime Ties to Detroit

Earlier in this issue (on page 12), you may have read about the service of Detroit Jewish community leader Larry Jackier to the Technion-Israel...

JVS to Open Casual Office Space

JVS Human Services is launching a new office for the Oakland County Michigan Works! Agency to help people find jobs in a casual setting. Being...

Schmoozing with Jacob Zuppke

The DJN speaks with Jacob Zuppke, executive vice president at AutoPets, manufacturer of the self-cleaning litter box, Litter-Robot. How did you come up...
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Ann Arbor Welcomes Jim Brady’s Restaurant

Jim Brady's Restaurant brings its unique offerings to the historic downtown Ann Arbor district. Photos via Jim Brady Ann Arbor Facebook The highly awaited two-year construction...

95-Year-Old Takes ‘Legacy Tour’

Family road trip celebrates a local great-grandmother Mary Blitz's 95th birthday. Photos courtesy of Blitz/Wallace family Living to age 95 is quite a feat, but Mary...

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Teen Lifeguard Saves Child with CPR

Maya Greenstein
Composed teen lifeguard Maya Greenstein saves a small child with use of CPR at the Oak Park Community Pool. Featured photo by Seymour Greenstein Visitors to...

Ernie’s Market Makes History in Oak Park

Ernie's Market patio
Ernie's Market will now be famous for more than just sandwiches, adding the first ever outdoor dining area in Oak Park. Since 1955, Ernie’s Market...

Op-Ed: How the GOP Meets A Jewish Millennial Woman’s Standard

I’m Jewish. I’m a woman. I’m a millennial. And I’m incredibly proud to be a Republican supporting conservative candidates in November. For many of us...

Opinion: The Death By Neglect Of A Community

Sorrow and heartache walked with me Erev Rosh Hashanah from the parking lot adjacent to the now dark and boarded up JPM up the...

DNA Testing Adds Another High-Tech Layer To Researching Family Roots

Several years ago, I started hearing about DNA testing for genealogical purposes. You send for a kit, swab the inside of your cheek, send...

Terrorist Turkeys in West Bloomfield!

"Terrorist Turkeys"
A 75 year-old woman battles with a pack of wild "terrorist" turkeys in a "turkey turf war," a familiar sight to all in West...