Posts by Allison Jacobs

Schmoozing with Avery Drongowski

The DJN chats with the Metro Detroit Jewish community-builder who will soon be heading down South for a new adventure. By Allison Jacobs Featured photo by Leisa Thompson 1. Where are you originally from, and what brought you to Michigan? I grew up in Royal Oak and I moved to Nashville right before high school.…

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Stephanie Steinberg and Jake Serwer

Schmoozing with Stephanie Steinberg and Jake Serwer

The DJN chats with the creative couple behind the upcoming Detroit Writing Room. By Allison Jacobs Photography by Sacred Overstreet-Amos 1. Give us the low-down on how you met each other. Stephanie: I’m from Farmington Hills, and Jake is from Birmingham. We were both living in Washington D.C. in 2014. I was an editor at…

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Chef Derik Watson’s Caesar Salad Recipe

Chef Derik Watson of Bistro 82 shares his classic Caesar Salad recipe using hearts of romaine lettuce, lightly tossed with a dressing of garlic, anchovy and citrus, garnished with shaved radish, freshly grated parmesan cheese and homemade herb croutons. By Derik Watson Featured photo by “Picture This City” Derik Watson joined AFB Hospitality Group in…

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‘A Moment of Unity’ for Chabad of Poway at U of M

U of M Hillel and Chabad House of Ann Arbor organize “Moment of Unity” on campus. By JN Staff Photos by Orr Viznitser and courtesy of Chabad of Ann Arbor A “Moment of Unity” for the victims of the Chabad of Poway shooting was held at noon Monday, April 29, at the University of Michigan…

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Schmoozing with Ryan Israel

The DJN gets schooled on immigration law by Ryan Israel, an attorney specializing in litigation and removal proceedings for immigrants in Metro Detroit. By Allison Jacobs   1. What inspired you to become an immigration attorney? I always thought I was going to go to law school — I wasn’t 100% certain my freshman year,…

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How Jewish Organizations Train People to Prevent Shootings Like the One in Poway

Organizations like the Community Security Service, or CSS, anticipates attacks on synagogues like Poway, focusing on preventive “boots-on-the-ground” measures by training community members to spot suspicious behavior. (JTA) — Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein said his Chabad of Poway could not afford to hire an armed guard. Had it been able, or if the government had helped…

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Metro Detroit Reacts to Poway Synagogue Shooting

Metro Detroit rabbis express sympathy and sadness following the shooting at Chabad of Poway. By Allison Jacobs On April 27, the world watched as yet another mass shooting took place at a house of worship. The tight-knit town of Poway, about 20 miles north of San Diego, is coping with the aftermath of the deadly…

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Schmoozing with Dr. Emma Lockwood

The DJN chats with Dr. Emma Lockwood, DC, whose passion for healing others led her to open Whole Family Wellness in Troy. By Allison Jacobs   1. Where did you grow up originally and where are you currently residing now? I grew up in Huntington Woods and now live in Ferndale. I lived in the…

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#Friendseder Inspires New Passover Traditions

Thanks to The Well, #Friendseder is gaining momentum this April in Metro Detroit. By Allison Jacobs Featured photo courtesy of Lowell Weiss, featuring his son Ben Weiss and Angela McCoy Passover has never been more fun in Metro Detroit. The Well, a nonprofit dedicated to community-building, education and spirituality geared toward Jewish young adults, initiated…

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