Yearly Archives: 2016

Hillel Happenings

Cancer Advance

Israeli researchers create tiny “barcodes” that bring promise for personal drug therapies Haifa, Israel Using synthetic DNA sequences as the tiniest of barcodes, Technion-Israel Institute of...

Editor’s Picks

THROUGH DECEMBER 25: OVO There’s still time to pick up tickets to Cirque du Soleil: OVO, performing at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena through Dec. 25....

Kick-Starting Art

Playground Detroit to open retail, gallery and event space near Eastern Market They have mastered the art of multitasking. That’s what creative entrepreneurs with big...

Year In Review 2016

JANUARY The Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue unveiled a new urban agriculture program called Seeds to Table just before Tu b’Shevat. Volunteers nurture seeds into plantlets...

The Enchanted Forest

Natalie Balazovich is an extraordinary gardener. In only a matter of days, she is transforming a few indoor rooms — where there is little...

JN’s Videotaped Interview With Bill Berman

This past November, in preparation for the JN's 75th anniversary, we sat down with Mandell "Bill" Berman, who passed away on Dec. 21. Here...

Shared Loves — Jewish Education And Pickles

 I met Bill through our passion for Jewish family education, which he funded so generously throughout the years. But I had the privilege of...

Good Spirits

The holiday season is upon us, which means family celebrations, office parties, tropical vacations and ski trips. For some, however, this equates to indulgent meals,...

My Mentor, My Friend

Bill Berman was the closest individual I had to a grandfather as well as my primary mentor, adviser, supporter, synagogue seat-mate, political guide, philanthropic teacher...