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Two Students Awarded Scholarships for Gap Year in Israel

Two 2021 high school grads were awarded scholarships June 16 to enable their gap year studies in Israel.
Jeff Schreiber

Meet Jeff Schreiber: Religious Zionism Led to Family’s Decision to Move to Israel

Jeff Schreiber talks with Aviva Zacks about how he got connected to Israel and became a Zionist, how he prepared his children for living in Israel and what he misses about living in Detroit.

A Word of Torah: The Spirituality of Listening

It is through the word – speaking and listening – that we can have an intimate relationship with G‑d as our parent, our partner, our sovereign, the One who loves us and whom we love.
These high school students from Birmingham are collecting sports equipment for Brilliant Detroit.

Local Students Hold Collection Drive of Sports Equipment

Birmingham high school students are collecting all kinds of sports equipment for children up to 10 years old. 
Former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin speaks at the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington, D.C., May 23, 2015.

Carl Levin, Longtime Jewish Senator From Michigan, Dies at 87

Sen. Carl Levin led a life dedicated to public service.

Record-Breaking Aliyah from North America Projected for 2021, with 5,000 Expected to Make the...

A number of pandemic-related factors has spurred the anticipated 42% increase in immigration this year.
From 1981

Looking Back: Israel’s Long Fight Against Nuclear Threats

The story of the "Operation Opera" and its impact upon the Middle East can be followed in the William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History.
Members of the Detroit Children’s Choir lay down tracks for the film’s final song.

Detroit Children’s Choir Featured in Shoah Ambassadors Film

Production on Keith Famie’s Shoah Ambassadors Holocaust documentary film continued July 15 at Tempermill Studios in Ferndale, as the Detroit Children’s Choir took part in a filming session of what will serve as the vocal tracks for the film’s final scene.
Among the Jewish athletes to win medals in Tokyo are, left to right, Avishag Semberg, Jessica Fox and Lilia Akhaimova.

These Jewish Athletes Have Won Medals at the Tokyo Olympics

We're keeping track throughout the Games: So far they've won two golds and two bronzes.
Vintage photo of JOIN participants. Debra Silver is on the far right.

JVS’ 38-Year Job Counselor Retires — After Launching Hundreds of Careers

Debra Silver, who lives in Beverly Hills and is a member of Temple Emanu-El, reflects that her career has been incredibly rewarding.
From left: Edouard David Benaym, Rudy Rochman and Andrew Leibman pose with the Torah scroll before their trip to Nigeria.

Nigeria Frees 3 Jewish Filmmakers Who had Been Held for Weeks in ‘Horrendous Conditions’

They said their 20-day ordeal included being "locked into a small cell, sleeping on the floor with no access to showers or clean clothes."

Torah Portion: Covenant Vs. Contract

Parshat Ekev: Deuteronomy 78:12-11:25; Isaiah 49:14-51;3.

Four High Schoolers Named Winners in Cohn-Haddow Writing Contest

For the sixth straight year, the center received many strong entries, from which it chose the four winners.
Youth Summit 2-2

Detroit Youth Summit Conference Connects Local Youth with Work Opportunities

Over the course of two days, youth attend roundtable discussions, fireside chats and actively engage in breakout sessions to develop their interpersonal and professional skills.
Marla Feldman

Repairing The World: Ex-Detroiter Marla Feldman is a Moving Advocate for Tikkun Olam

Marla Feldman’s activism, which began in her youth, has informed her role as a pioneering female rabbi and a brave and bold leader.

Guest Column: What’s Kosher in Combating Racism?

We are in the grips of a culture war in this country, with questions of race and racism at the very heart of the battle.