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Public Pools Ordered to Close for the Summer; TreeRunner Park Opens

In an effort to avoid a summer spike of COVID-19, Southeast Michigan Public Health Agencies ordered all public pools to shut down. 

Danny Raskin: Golden Mushroom Remembered

Who can forget the elegant dishes of Chef Cihelka? When neighborhood fine dining returns to happy folks following the terrible coronavirus days, joy will bring...

JCC Day Camps Cancels Early Sessions

They are currently still hoping to run Session 2 and Post-Camp Session in July and August. 
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You Can Help Researchers Develop COVID-19 Vaccine at May 31 Plasma Drive

Anyone over the age of 18 can donate, regardless of if they have had symptoms. Two highly successful local blood drives have expanded to a...

Torah Portion: Joy in the World

The giving of the Torah is based on its having been given in exile. What is the relationship between the giving of the Torah and...

Looking Back: Mazel Tov, Class of 2020

With the cancellation of graduation ceremonies this year, our Cap & Gown issue takes on added significance. Unfortunately, this year because of COVID-19, our high...

Jewish@edu: Reading Between the Lines

Inter-collegiate book club tackles Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor. By Noa Dahan, Isabella Lieberman and Sarah Weiss "I turn to you, neighbor, in the hope that...
Chaim Topol in "Fiddler on the Roof" 1971

There’s Going To Be A New ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Movie

By Ben Sales The remake will be carrying on a tradition of more than 50 years. (JTA) — Wonder of wonders: “Fiddler on the Roof” is...

Oakland University Plans to Freeze Tuition for Fall Semester

The university also says it will reopen campus this fall. 

Helping the Helpers: Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute Offers Free Short-Term Counseling

In response to the pandemic and Mental Health Awareness Month, which occurs every May, the institute decided to offer free, confidential, short-term counseling. Alan Krohn,...
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Graduation Without a Celebration

High school seniors miss out on traditions but are hopeful the fall will bring new experiences. This year’s high school seniors thought they’d be walking...
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A Shavuot Revelation

One reason Shavuot has no set date is because the essence of Torah is outside of time and space. Shavuot is a mysterious holiday. This...
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‘Not Giving Up’

William Dash describes his journey through life. When I was 2½ years old, I was diagnosed with autism. I was nonverbal and self-abusive. My parents...
Homeschooling and distance learning

A Whole New World: Virtual Learning During a Pandemic

Teachers face new challenges trying to educate their students from a distance. Before the coronavirus pandemic, classrooms were filled with students and teachers, hallways were...
Rachel Brosnahan and Zachary Levi in a scene filmed at Scott's Family Resort.

Mrs. Maisel Spent The Summer There. Now The Whole Place Can Be Yours For...

By Shira Hanau The Scott’s Family Resort in Deposit, which has been operating for 150 years, is on the market. (JTA) – This upstate New York...

Editor’s Note: To Our Grads…

We are honored to feature you in our annual Cap & Gown issue! Congratulations on your graduation! We at the Jewish News are so proud...

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The Ex-Nazi Next Door

Jeff Schoep, former commander of the National Socialist Movement, now says the hate group functioned like a “cult.”
Detroiter Jeff Schoep ran America’s largest neo-Nazi group for 25 years before leaving in 2019. How should Jews feel about his reformation? This article is...

West Bloomfield School District Plans Tentative Fall Re-Opening

Blended learning may become the new norm as other schools begin to develop their COVID-19 plans. 

Gay And Jewish Jokes

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“In PC culture, no one can take a joke anymore!” Oh hush, imaginary other part of this conversation. This is a frequent battle cry,...

Small Business Owners Adapt to Doing Business During a Pandemic

Jared Rothberger has been sanitizing emergency response vehicles during the pandemic.
Here are how some Metro Detroit Jewish business owners are changing to succeed despite the pandemic. According to a survey from the Small Business Administration...

An IDF ‘Lone Soldier’ Finds a New Home During COVID-19

Southfield native Ari Weiss was stuck on base for 45 days. 

Burt Hurshe Ends Decades-Long Career as High School Sports Official

Burt Hurshe worked football, boys basketball, girls basketball, baseball and softball games during his 50-year career as a high school official.
Burt Hurshe officiated high school football, boys basketball, girls basketball, baseball and softball. Burt Hurshe ended his decades-long career as a high school sports official...