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Mostly Married: Couple Plans to Complete the Celebration in 2023

Grace Van’t Hof and Aaron Jonah Lewis wanted to be legally married while they wait for their big blowout, so they got a license and planned a small signing ceremony at their home, to be attended only by parents and siblings.

Future Forward: Party Planners Provide Post-Pandemic Advice

Professional party planners are emerging from an unplanned hibernation and scheduling celebrations, many of which had been canceled or delayed, for weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs and other special occasions.

Hebrew Free Loan Marks Massive Milestone Anniversary

A humble organization historically not highly visible in the Detroit Jewish community, Hebrew Free Loan (HFL) is marking its 125th anniversary — a year late, thanks to COVID. 

Retired Librarian Publishes Kids’ Book About Shavuot

Sherry Wasserman, 75, of Huntington Woods, said she first thought about doing such a book about 20 years ago while preparing to reopen B’nai Moshe’s library.

Women’s Foundation Resumes Grants with New Director

Michigan’s Jewish Women’s Foundation is resuming its grant-making activities under the leadership of a new director, after temporarily halting activities last spring due to COVID.