Archive for June 2016

Frankel Jewish Academy Forgoes Two Annual Allocations From Federation

In a move without similar precedent, Frankel Jewish Academy in West Bloomfield has forgone its annual allocation from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit for the 2015-2016 fiscal year and for 2016-2017. Until now, neither the school nor Federation has mentioned this information to the community or to parents of FJA students, who will pay…

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Fressing With Fishman: Development In The D

The building won’t be finished before the end of the year, but the Scott at Brush Park is already turning heads. Broder & Sachse Real Estate Services and Woodborn Partners broke ground on the five-story luxury apartment complex in March and now have a tenant locked in for 4,500 square-feet of ground-floor retail — restauranteur…

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A Special Soul: 11-year-old Jadyn Larky dies at camp

Jadyn Erin Larky was a sweet and fun-loving girl who enjoyed spending time with her family, eating ice cream and giggling with her friends. Jadyn’s young life was cut tragically short when a tree fell on her cabin at Camp Livingston in southeast Indiana during a severe thunder and lightning storm in the early morning…

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Fond Farewell! Former students remember Southfield-Lathrup High

The news brought memories rushing back — the milestones and proud accomplishments, the big hair, the school spirit, those awkward teenage years. Graduates of Southfield-Lathrup High School bid a fond farewell to their alma mater last week when the 49-year-old school on 12 Mile Road in Lathrup Village closed its doors for good. Declining enrollment…

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The Scott: Broder & Sachse’s New Development In Detroit’s Brush Park

Driving down Woodward Avenue — just past the construction of the new Red Wings arena — a nearly desolate neighborhood sits just north of the Fisher Freeway. This is Brush Park, a historic district that once housed Detroit’s most affluent residents and most opulent homes. Brush Park’s fall is a familiar narrative: Buildings went into…

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Dive In!

Our annual compilation of page turners offers more than 60 recent titles — all with a Jewish connection.   FICTION ■ Sara Itzig Levy, the daughter of Frederick the Great’s banker, is gifted the manuscript of an anti-Jewish cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach’s son, her harpsichord teacher. In the ruins of 1945 Germany, an American…

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The Family’s Reflection On Marjorie Fisher’s Grace And Gratitude

Mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Marjorie loved us and loved her “work.” She didn’t think of it as work. One might have called it philanthropy. But for her, it was a way of life — filled with joy and focused on justice. A daily effort she treated as a near full-time calling … vigorous, connected, graceful…

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League Of Their Own: Couple Met And Married Through ComePlayDetroit

She noticed right away that he was an amazing bowler. But Denise Cykiert, 29, of Novi had no idea where that chance bowling match would lead. It was the winter of 2012. The registered dietician joined a bowling league with some girlfriends “just for fun” through the group ComePlayDetroit, which offers a variety of intramural…

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