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A Word of Torah: When the ‘I’ is Silent

Prayer has two dimensions, one mysterious, the other not. There are simply too many cases of prayers being answered for us to deny that it makes a difference to our fate. It does.
Josh Rioux is deep in thought at the Division 1 boys track and field state meet last season.

Jumping to a Conclusion

North Farmington High School senior Josh Rioux has a New Year’s resolution for 2023: All-State in high jump.
The Lester Ambassador Program combines emerging leaders from Metro Detroit and Israel’s Central Galilee.

Purely Commentary: A Meeting of Ambassadors

The Lester Ambassador Program brings Young Israeli and Detroit leaders together.

Looking Back: Camp: A 100-Year-Old Summer Tradition

To say the least, summer camps have shaped the identities of Jewish youth for the past century.

Purely Commentary: Let’s Talk Money

We are not always aware of how many phrases based on monetary units invade our daily talk.
Camp Kennedy

Camp Guide: Teen Outposts and Travel Trips

Tamarack Camps offers teens once-in-a-lifetime camping and travel opportunities.
Camper Josh Weinstock

Camp Guide: A ‘Session-and-a-Half’

Tamarack Camps unveils new six-week session for campers in grades 2-7.

Camp Guide: 2022 Camp Listings

2022 Camp Listings
Joel Paul Reisig, a former professional horse wrangler, directed Rodeo Girl, which he wrote, produced and directed, from horseback in 2016. Rodeo Girl was filmed on location at the Roanoke Ranch for Kids in Lowell, Mich.

Haul Out the Holly

Movie producer Joel Paul Reisig’s quest for holiday rom-coms lands him at historic Holly Hotel.
A scene from Tamarack Camp.

Camp Guide: Camping Investment in Camping

Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s JCamp 180 to invest $25 million in Jewish camps.
Leypsa Groner

Obituary: A “Matriarch” and “One-of-a-Kind Rebbetzin”

Leypsa Groner, 88, of Southfield, widely viewed as a matriarch and one-of-a-kind rebbetzin of Congregation Shaarey Zedek, died on Nov. 18, 2022. The funeral was held at CSZ on Nov. 20, 2022. Interment was at Clover Hill Park Cemetery.

Torah Portion: Looking in the Right Places

Parshat Vayetze: Genesis 28:10-32:3; Hosea12:13-14:10.
Scene from last year’s Menorah in the D

Let’s Light the Lamp!

Head to Campus Martius Sunday, Dec. 18, at 5 p.m. for the 12th annual Menorah in the D, a community Chanukah celebration.

Next Dor: Flair in the Kitchen

Self-taught cook creates popular kosher cookbook and blog.
Inside the sanctuary at Temple Beth Sholom.

Synagogue Spotlight: Marquette’s Temple Beth Sholom

Now operating in the Upper Peninsula’s most populous city, Marquette, Temple Beth Sholom (TBS) was founded about 15 miles to the west in Ishpeming.
Emma and Sophia London at the Blessing of the Animals ceremony.

Blessing of the Animals

Temple Israel families celebrated the weekly Torah portion —Parshat Noah — through a fun, hands-on celebration on Sunday, Oct. 30.