Archive for August 2016

Editor’s Picks: What to do, where to go, who to see.

                  ART NEWS Michigan-based sculptor Nanci LaBret Einstein is known for her high color and repurposing of common objects; similarly, artist Jay Knapp creates large fiber works by spinning everyday objects into string. The artists — and friends — are the focus of the exhibition Connections: The…

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Play Ball! An exhibit highlights Jewish Detroit’s hand in baseball history.

David Sloan was named after his paternal grandfather, a Russian immigrant who strongly believed that part of becoming American was getting involved with popular American pastimes. An easy involvement was baseball, a love he quickly acquired and passed along to his son, Bernard, a lifelong Tigers fan who agreed with his dad’s belief that Tigers…

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Silence Broken On JPM: Building To Come Down This Fall

Just a week before the one-year anniversary of the closing of the Jimmy Prentis Morris (JPM) Jewish Community Center building in Oak Park came word that demolition of the building will happen this fall, after the High Holidays. “It’s obviously taken a lot longer than anyone thought to move forward with a new building,” said…

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Obituary: Dr. Deanna Holtzman, Trailblazer In Psychoanalysis

Dr. Deanna “Deedie” Holtzman was a dedicated psychoanalyst, a fearless trailblazer, a loyal friend and, above all, a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. After a valiant bout with pancreatic cancer, Deedie passed away on Aug. 24, 2016, at her Bloomfield Hills home, surrounded by those she loved most. She was 79. Deedie and…

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Ready For Some ATID? Monday nights mean Jewish learning for Detroit-area Conservative teens

Whether it is dubbed Alliance for Teens in Detroit, ATID or straight-up “Monday Night School,” Jewish teens from Detroit’s Conservative congregations have the opportunity to come together each Monday evening starting Sept. 12 at Adat Shalom in Farmington Hills.  They will socialize with friends over dinner, make further connections with their Jewish heritage and delve…

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Sunday School 2.0: Aish Detroit rolls out new curriculum for 2016-2017 school year

Aish Detroit is giving Sunday school a reboot, reimagining the weekly religious school experience and bringing things like computer coding, video editing, cooking and drama into the mix. This school year, students will learn about the Passover story, for example, while building pyramids using the popular virtual reality adventure game Minecraft. They’ll absorb the rich…

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21st-Century Learning: Hillel Day School completes update of its facilities

Taking cues from educational studies that show how learning environments impact student engagement, motivation and achievement, this summer, Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit in Farmington Hills continued renovations with complete updates of its facilities for students in grades K-6. The $4.84 million overhaul — $2.64 million for the K-2 David and Nanci Farber Learning…

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