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Detroit Area Natives Discover Jewish Social Justice In Internship Program

This summer Chloe Bakst, Samantha Goldsmith and Matthew Schwartz’s passion for Judaism, social justice and advocacy brought them to Washington, D.C., for the Machon Kaplan program at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. Machon Kaplan is a summer study-internship program that engages students on critical social justice issues from both an academic and practical…

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ORT And The City: Fundraiser Generates More Than $100,000

For the third year running, supporters of ORT attended the “ORT and the City” fundraiser to celebrate art, culture and ORT. Held on May 18 in Shed 5 at Eastern Market, nearly 400 attendees gathered for an evening of cocktails and a strolling dinner served via food trucks. A silent auction featured chairs designed by…

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Plant Now for a Bigger Fall Harvest

Keep the fresh produce coming throughout fall with some mid-summer plantings. Look for vacant spaces left in the vegetable garden after harvesting lettuce, spinach and other early maturing crops. Expand your search to other plantable spaces in flowerbeds, mixed borders and containers. Sow seeds of beans, cucumbers, carrots, beets and other short season vegetables. Simply…

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Detroit Area Car Shows Offer Fun for The Whole Family

If you’re looking for something to do, then check out the latest and greatest car shows happening. With everything happening around you including great festivals and fairs and other warm weather entertainment, Detroit can be a busy place and you are bound to find many fun things to do over the remainder of the summer…

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The Unique and the Everyday

Parshat Pinchas: Numbers 25:10-30:1; Jeremiah 1:1-2:3. The Torah portion of Pinchas concludes with a recounting of the special additional sacrifices, the Musaf sacrifices, made in the tabernacle and later in the Temple in Jerusalem on the different holidays of the year. There is an interesting aspect to the sacrifices made on the holiday of Sukkot.…

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JFS Annual Event

Jewish Family Service had its annual event on June 6 at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, where more than 800 people gathered to hear author Jennifer Teege share her uniquely compelling story. At age 38, she discovered her family’s disturbing lineage and learned she was the granddaughter of Nazi commander Amon Goeth. (Portrayed by Ralph Fiennes in…

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Young Leaders Visit ORT’s Student Programs in Israel

Shayna Levine, Andrew Luckoff, Dana Marcus and Scott Marcus, all active members of the Michigan Region of ORT America, recently took part in the national Next Gen mission to Israel, along with 12 other young adults ages 25-45 from across the U.S. Scott is a vice president of ORT Michigan and has been involved in…

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‘Gathering Of The Tribe’

As their parents pass on, some children of Holocaust survivors — referred to as 2Gs — find a certain comfort in being together. That was the impetus for CHAIM (Children of Holocaust-survivors Association In Michigan) to host its second annual “Gathering of the Tribe.” A committee led by CHAIM’s longtime president, Dr. Charles Silow, arranged…

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Schechter Private Capital Invests Millions in Lazarus Fund

Israel’s identity as a hotbed of technological innovation has been well publicized for years, but figuring out which Israeli companies to invest in has not always been easy. For one thing, most Israeli companies’ financial statements are in Hebrew. Add to that the distance and perceived geopolitical risk, and some investors might turn away. But,…

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Holocaust Survivor Graduates With Toledo Teens

Though she wore the same cap and gown, one graduate at Lake High School in Millbury, Ohio, this year stood out. Holocaust survivor Paula Marks-Bolton, 90, of West Bloomfield earned an honorary diploma in May, walking alongside a group of seniors with whom she has shared a close bond for five years. “I am so…

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