Posts by Allison Jacobs

Listen Now: The Detroit History Podcast’s Latest Episode is All About Henry Ford’s Anti-Semitism

Tim Kiska’s Detroit History Podcast: Season 2 Episode 1 features The Dearborn Historian’s Editor Bill McGraw, University of Michigan-Dearborn Professor Ron Stockton, and JN Foundation Archivist, Mike Smith. The Jewish News has been covering the latest details on the Dearborn mayor halting the latest edition of The Dearborn Historian and the dismissal of its editor,…

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The Best of The Bates Street Society Dinner

This year’s gala featured prominent community members who give back. By Allison Jacobs Photography by Derrick Martinez   The fourth annual Bates Street Society Dinner at the Community House in Birmingham was a night to remember, featuring a three-course dinner, musical entertainment and distinguished local personalities. The purpose of the dinner is to not only…

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Tumble on Down to Troy Gymnastics for Your Next Party

Sponsored by Troy Gymnastics   By Maureen McDonald Photography by Jerry Zolynsky   Children and young adults tumble, climb, slide and dance with exuberance at Troy Gymnastics during parties and classes throughout the year. Owner Toby Buechner hopes to attract more bat mitzvah and bar mitzvah parties to his 82,000-square-foot fun emporium. Troy Gymnastics hosted…

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Jewish MVP: Julian Edelman

Both on and off the field, Edelman proudly shares his Jewish identity. By Allison Jacobs If your favorite team did not win this year’s Super Bowl or you felt the half time show was a bit underwhelming, there is some exciting news — this year’s Most Valuable Player was the New England Patriots’ wide receiver…

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The Well & JN’s 36 Under 36: Matt Kurzmann

Matt Kurzmann, 29, is a first vice president of investments at Affordable Housing Advisors (AHA) of Marcus & Millichap. Matt’s career in real estate brokerage began in 2011 and, since then, he has successfully brokered the sale of thousands of government-subsidized multi-family apartment units on behalf of owners across the country. Matt spearheaded the formation…

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Jan. 31 Jewish News Delivery Delayed Due to Dangerous Weather

Due to the inclement weather, this week’s JN will be out for delivery later than normal — subscribers may not receive the paper until Monday or Tuesday. The situation is out of our hands with postal workers not being able to deliver mail and there have been multiple delivery trucks stranded on the highway. Thank…

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Jewish Singer/Songwriter Gedalya Sloshay’s Detroit Debut

By Allison Jacobs   New York singer/songwriter Gedalya Sloshay  will be the headliner at the Jewish Ferndale Blues Festival tomorrow, Jan. 31. Even in these frigid temperatures, Sloshay is gearing up for his first road trip, eager to connect with members of the Metro Detroit Jewish community. Sloshay is a long-time poet and self-taught pianist. He gradually…

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The Well & JN’s 36 Under 36: Keith Schonberger

Keith Schonberger, 31, of Troy, is a patent attorney at Young Basile Hanlon & MacFarlane P.C. He specializes in patent prosecution for computer technologies, namely, in the areas of video coding, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and wearable devices. Keith works with global corporations and start-up enterprises alike to draft and prosecute patent applications before the…

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Today in Israeli History: Jan. 28, 1970: France Grants Citizenship to Sephardi Jews

The National Assembly of revolutionary France decides to give citizenship to Sephardi Jews after a debate on Jewish emancipation the previous month. The Sephardim, whose families came to France in the 16th century, are well assimilated but represent the Jewish minority in France. The majority Ashkenazim are not emancipated until September 1791. Items are provided…

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