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Purely Commentary: The Future Is Now

The year 2023 is just days away and I’m sorry, but no matter how hard I try to wrap my brain around that number, I can’t come to terms with it.
The entire cast of John Lennon & Me

Frankel Jewish Academy Stages John Lennon & Me at Berman Center

The production will be presented Wednesday-Thursday evenings, Dec. 14-15, by students attending the Frankel Jewish Academy. 
Judge Jamie Wittenberg

Obituary: Judge Jamie Wittenberg

"Simply the Best of Us" “Honorable” was more than a title for Judge Jamie Wittenberg; it was his essence. His unsurpassed integrity, steadfastness and kind-heartedness...
Second grade posing with the first and second grade Stone Soup Floats (front left to right) Jake Goodman, Yonah Strosberg, Zahava Husarsky, Eitan Walz, Marni Gonik, Emma Skoczylas, Miryam Aron, Charlie Faber, Jonah Lefkow

Faces & Places: Farber’s Friendsgiving Day Parade

Friendsgiving week traditions have become a staple of Farber’s elementary students’ experience during the week leading up to Thanksgiving.

Historic Senate Resolution

Black-Jewish Caucus introduces resolution honoring Israeli-Americans, condemning antisemitism and discrimination.
Janet Antin

Jewish Senior Life to Add Janet Antin to Marketing Team

Janet Antin, a Jewish Senior Life sales and marketing consultant, is passionate and knowledgeable about assisted living for older adults.

Biz Briefs

Diamonds Direct Partners with New Day Foundation Israel-based Diamonds Direct partnered with local charity New Day Foundation during their Grand Opening weekend at their showcase...
Hassan Yehia Chokr, 35, is accused of hurling antisemitic and racist language toward people in the Temple Beth El parking lot on Friday morning, Dec. 2.

Ethnic Intimidation

Man accused of hurling antisemitic and racist epithets in Temple Beth El’s parking lot is in police custody.
The Maple Auditorium. Photos by Marty Abrin.

Come Back to the Maple Theater and Lounge

Find entertainment 365 days a year in this newly remodeled neighborhood gem.
United Hatzalah receives 2,000 calls every day.

Friends of United Hatzalah of Israel Opens in Detroit

Friends of United Hatzalah of Israel has announced the opening of its new Detroit office led by Adena Barenholtz.
Annie Cohen, Melvin Lewis

Repair the World Welcomes New National Fellows

Repair the World announced its new cohort of fellows in October. These community-based young adult leaders spend two years across the country connecting to their Jewish values through action and learning.

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.