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Looking Back: Goodbye to a ‘Stand-Up’ Guy

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Jackie Mason passed away on July 24, 2021, at the age of 93 after more than 70 years of making us laugh.
NCJW

Essay: Protecting Reproductive Rights

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Women’s Health Protection Act would safeguard access to high-quality care and secure our constitutional rights by protecting patients and providers from the dangerous political interference we’re seeing in states like Texas no matter where you live.
Basketball

Friends, Power Outages and a Championship-Winning Layup

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It was a memorable inaugural season for the Detroit Shul Basketball League.
Howard Bragman

U-M Spectrum Center’s Largest Gift Ever Helps Celebrate its 50th Anniversary

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To make sure the center will continue providing support and guidance to U-M’s LGBTQIA+ community, Howard Bragman has made a $1 million bequest to establish the Howard Bragman Coming Out Fund.
A view of the Porcupine Mountains in the Upper Peninsula.

Michigan Man has Taken 38,000 Photos of Nearly Every Town in the State

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Krasnick estimates that he’s seen 100% of all towns in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and 75% of all towns in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Jason Raznick

Benzinga Founder Wins Award

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Jason Raznick was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was announced during the program’s virtual awards gala on Aug. 5.
LEFT: A Temple Israel student participates in Sunday School from home. The Hermelin Davidson Center provided funds to enable synagogues to offer remote learning through the pandemic, such as purchasing Zoom licenses. RIGHT: YFTI teens participate in a leadership retreat. Rachel Kestenberg, center, is one of the congregational teen directors supported by the Hermelin Davidson Center.

The Hermelin Davidson Center Makes an Impact Throughout the Community

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The Hermelin Davidson Center is dedicated to supporting innovative and collaborative Jewish educational programming.
Ida Nudel

‘Guardian Angel’ Ida Nudel Dies at 90

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Ida Nudel was a Prisoner of Zion who made aliyah with her faithful collie, Pizer, in 1987 after winning her battle against the gigantic Soviet Union.
Temple Beth El

New Exhibit Celebrates Albert Kahn’s Life and Accomplishments

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“Albert Kahn: Creating the Modern World" is on public display at the Fisher Building in Detroit through Sept. 30.
Noa Levi, Itay Schwartz, Ron Harel, Amit Bellin.

They’re Here! Meet Detroit’s 2021-22 Shinshinim

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Kind of like our gap year, Shenat Sherut is a program some Israeli high school graduates take part in before starting their military service.
Tamarack

Tamarack Camps Changes Campers and Staff ‘For Good’

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The CAMPaign for Change aims to strengthen young people’s relationship to Judaism through experiencing and embracing tzedakah and the importance of sharing, volunteering and giving back.
Israelis celebrate Simchat Torah by dancing with the scrolls at a synagogue in Sderot, the town that has been a frequent target of Hamas rocket attacks from nearby Gaza.

Simchat Torah: The Antidote for Despair

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Simchat Torah, celebrated the day after Shemini Atzeret in the diaspora (and combined into one day in Israel), is unique among festivals.
Arts & Crafts

Apple Tree Extra: Celebrating Sukkot and Simchat Torah

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Families are turning their attention to Sukkot and Simchat Torah and taking part in celebrations at home and beyond.
Marty Fried

Obituary: Martin L. Fried, Lawyer Was a Rock Star

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News of Marty’s rock-n-roll glory days came as a surprise to many people after he died of pancreatic cancer on Sept. 1, 2021. Most...
Farber seniors helping build sukkahs throughout the community.

Farber Seniors Build Sukkahs for Senior Trip Fundraiser

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Beyond raising money for their senior trip, Farber senior class representative Yaffa Klausner believes the effort is a good way to engage with the community.
Holocaust Memorial Center Farmington Hills

Holocaust Memorial Center to Rebroadcast MSU Concert Remembering the 80th Anniversary of the Babi...

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The performance features Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 (Babi Yar) and selections from Charles Davidson’s song cycle, I Never Saw Another Butterfly.