Archive for June 2015

‘My Mom Has Cancer’

Karmanos art program helps the young children of cancer patients. Knowing that a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer can be an emotional roller coaster for family members. But when it’s a child who must cope with the uncertainty of a parent’s diagnosis, they often need a creative outlet and a health care professional…

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Dear Debra

I recently learned that some readers sent their troubles to Dear Debra and received no reply. The letters were never received. So please, if your heart is still heavy, lighten it by resending your questions to deardebra@renmedia.us and/or AuthorDebraDarvick@gmail.com. They will appear in upcoming issues. Dear Debra, Our daughter is dating a wonderful young man;…

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Standing Together

Interfaith services give comfort after Charleston shootings. The nation was shocked when nine members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E) Church in Charleston, S.C., were shot June 17 during a Bible study class. Dylann Roof, an adherent of white supremacy, who police say admitted to the killings, chose the oldest A.M.E. church in the South,…

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QUICK CLICK … Vignettes From The JN Archives

What was America’s most popular Jewish cartoon? Was it the adventures of Captain Tov or the Jewish Hero Corps? Well, “Open your mouth and say, Oy!” because it was the comic strip “Dayenu” by Henry Leonard that was American’s most popular Jewish cartoon. In 1957, “Dayenu” first appeared in the Detroit Jewish News. It quickly…

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Michigan Proud

Innovation proves crucial to local business successes. As a 1992 University of Michigan political science graduate, Robert Wolfe’s singular goal was to be good at Trivial Pursuit. While he may have mastered that one, he also went on to found two Michigan-based, internationally known businesses — Moosejaw and CrowdRise. Moosejaw is one of the world’s…

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Elder Abuse

Jewish Senior Life opens region’s first shelter to house elderly victims. Many people would be shocked to learn that one in 24 seniors are victims of elder abuse, and in 90 percent of these instances, the perpetrator is a trusted family member. To safeguard older adults from this silent-yet-growing epidemic, Jewish Senior Life (JSL) of…

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Quick Click…Vignettes From the JN Archives, June 18, 2015

Father’s Day is just around the corner. So, what present are you going to get Dad this year? Is he interested in high-tech gadgets? If so, then there are a number of excellent choices with the latest innovations – if it were 1986! Reviewing the advertisements in the JN for 1986, one sees the hottest…

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From The Heart

Kosher caterer provides hearty food— and tzedakah. Caterer Avi Rubin has a strong drive to be charitable, but modestly calls it “nothing special.” As he sees it, “it’s our responsibility as Jews to help and do as much as we can for one another.” After nearly six years in the area, he’s made an impact…

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Perfect Prom

A night to cherish —for students of all abilities Spencer Cohn of West Bloomfield had his heart set on going to his prom to seal his lasting memories of high school with a fun night out on the town. He knew just whom he wanted to ask, and with the help of a teacher and…

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