Barbara Lewis

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ALEPH Brings Song and Spirit

Jewish Renewal movement finds its leadership core in Southeast Michigan with the Alliance for Jewish Renewal (ALEPH). Featured photo by Ann Silver Jewish Renewal is probably...

Hadassah Hosts Town Hall on Hot Topics

Hadassah's Greater Detroit region hosts Michigan politicians for a town hall meeting June 6 to address hot topics. Featured photo courtesy of Greater Detroit Hadassah Hadassah,...

The ‘People of the Book’

Despite modern technology evolving, books and bookshelves are still found in many typical Jewish homes. By Barbara Lewis Walk into almost any Jewish home and you’ll...

Local Religious Schools Continue to Innovate

Synagogues in Metro Detroit continue to find ways to change their curriculum to make Jewish learning fun and engaging. By Barbara Lewis Featured photo courtesy of...

Educate to Career: A Guide to Higher Education

Mike Havis designed Educate to Career, a non-profit that helps parents and high school seniors make sensible choices about college and career-planning. By Barbara Lewis Mike...

Hadassah Doll Factory ‘Boss’ to Retire

Eleanor Smith, almost 92, devoted herself to the Hadassah “doll factory” for more than 21 years. By Barbara Lewis Featured photo courtesy of Hadassah After more than...

Wayne State Professor Finds Rare Clarinet

Huntington Woods professor and urologist searched for rare basset clarinet to solo in Detroit Medical Orchestra concert. By Barbara Lewis Featured photo by David Dalton A regular...

Research Shows Growing Number of Hate Groups in U.S.

"Beyond Fear and Hate" program at Temple Beth El outlined the proliferation of hate groups in the U.S. By Barbara LewisHate groups are proliferating in...

Metro Detroit Religious Schools Staying Relevant

Congregational religious schools in Metro Detroit find innovative ways to keep kids engaged. By Barbara LewisFeatured photo by Anthony Lanzilote If there’s one thing that unites...