Archive for August 2014

Food Justice

By Esther Allweiss Ingber Jewish entrepreneurs work to bring healthy options to Detroiters. Many people enjoy eating potato chips and drinking pop, but wouldn’t consider living on them. The story is different for some lower-income Detroiters who don’t have healthier food options available in their neighborhoods. According to Noam Kimelman, the founding partner of Fresh…

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Dear Debra: September 2014

By Debra Darvick Got a burning question? Need some advice? Send your questions to deardebra@renmedia.us and look for an answer in next month’s issue. Dear Debra: When my husband and I were first married, we both stayed physically active. But over the years his interest has waned. He makes no time for exercise now and…

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Jewfro: The Wonderful Thing About PeerCorps …

By Ben Falik PeerCorps is a wonderful thing. An innovative and intentional thing. A thing that, for all its early successes, you may not have heard about. Until now! So get to know PeerCorps and you’ll get to know: An idea. Mine, and like most of my ideas, a half-baked one. After years of turning…

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Life And Death Of A Lone Soldier

IDF soldier’s allegations of sexual abuse in Detroit leave behind unanswered questions. By Keri Guten Cohen and Shelli Liebman Dorfman Jewish News Staff Through his articulate, insightful, deeply personal writings, Israel Defense Forces Cpl. David Menachem Gordon relayed experiences of being in the army, making a difference and of painful memories that, for a large…

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Michigan, FEMA to Start Damage Assessments This Week

CHICAGO –Beginning Tuesday, August 26, the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD), FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and local officials in the Metro Detroit area will be conducting joint preliminary damage assessments due to the flooding that occurred the week of August 11. Six teams will be canvassing Macomb, Oakland…

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Quick Click: Vignettes From The JN Archives

| Adam Mosseri | Detroit Jewish News | Foundation Fellow That’s right — it is nearly time for the 2014 National Football League season to begin! Did you know that Benny Friedman, a Jewish man from Cleveland, Ohio, revolutionized the sport? Friedman led the NFL in passing touchdowns, rushing touchdowns and scoring in 1928. No…

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The Verdict Is Out

Does Common Core really advance education, or does it hinder learning for kids? To some, the verdict is that it will teach young American minds how to better compete in the global marketplace. Others feel it will destroy public education in America. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are intended to set clear college- and…

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Changes At JET

| By Suzanne Chessler | Contributing Writer The Jewish Ensemble Theatre is staging its 26th season with new roles for administrative staff and volunteers, a changed lineup of mainstage productions and a reconfiguration of business practices. The goal is to bolster community attention and finances that began falling short during rough winter weather, when otherwise…

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Awash In Water

Flooded Detroiters find aid through agencies and synagogues. Jewish organizations in Detroit and around the country rose to the needs of last week’s flood victims as rapidly as the waters rose in the streets and basements. They provided hands-on assistance, from hauling out damaged carpets and soggy sofas from basements flooded with smelly sewage to…

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How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch

School days are right around the corner again. This year consider cold lunches as a healthy option for your kids. Packing school lunches gives you an opportunity to provide them with fun and nutritious options. Here are some easy, creative, and low cost ways to keep kids happy and healthy at lunchtime: Think Outside the…

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