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Posts by Keri Cohen

The late President George H.W. Bush with Sheri Wagner Greenbaum in 2002.

Former Detroiter’s Brush With Bush Extended To Her Grandparents

Keri Guten Cohen JN Story Development Editor In 2002, former Detroiter Sheri Wagner Greenbaum had a personal encounter with the late President George H.W. Bush. She then worked for Star Trax Corporate Events and planned corporate events across the country. The former president, who was buried Thursday in College Station, Texas, was the guest speaker…

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Lecturer Dr. Steven Watts

Faces & Places – Henry Ford

‘Henry Ford and the Jewish Question’ Museum and JHSM collaborate for unprecedented event. Keri Guten Cohen Story Development Editor Photos by Anthony Lanzilote “The Henry Ford: Through a Jewish Lens” Nov. 18 at The Henry Ford in Dearborn was a collaboration between the museum and the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan. The event, which drew…

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The new public menorah at Jewish Ferndale is made of catalpa branches.

Jewish Ferndale’s Public Menorah Promotes Environmental Ideals.

David Brown used sustainable materials to construct the menorah. Keri Guten Cohen JN Story Development Editor Jewish Ferndale is celebrating Chanukah this year with a new menorah on the front lawn made by David Brown of Detroit. “Last spring, Rabbi [Herschel] Finman said, ‘We’d like a big menorah to go outside made of recycled, reused material,’”…

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OU President Ora Pescovitz lights the first candle with student Rachel Glogower.

OU President Pescovitz Hosts Chanukah Party For Hillel Of Metro Detroit Students

Illana Greenberg Special to the Jewish News On Dec. 2, the first night of Chanukah, Hillel of Metro Detroit’s Oakland University Jewish Student Organization (JSO) held a Chanukah party at Sunset Terrace, the home of Oakland University’s President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz. The celebration included a tour of this historic residence, kosher Chanukah-themed hors d’oeuvres, and an opportunity to…

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Campus Martius was the scene of Menorah in the D. The light shines on the first night of Chanukah, with the city's Christmas tree in the background.

8th Annual Menorah In The D Brings Light To Rainy 1st Night Of Chanukah

Keri Cohen This year’s Menorah in the D, held Sunday, Dec. 2, at Campus Martius Park in Downtown Detroit, paid tribute to the 11 victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting and also honored eight in the community with 8 in their ages, from ages 8-98. Though the evening brought rain, the large crowd still enjoyed…

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Kutz Camp of the Reform Jewish movement in Warwick, N.Y.

Reform Movement’s Kutz Camp To Close After Next Summer

Teen leadership program spawned music, religious practices, leaders. Keri Guten Cohen Story Development Editor In a statement Wednesday, Rabbi Rick Jacob, president of the Union for Reform Judaism announced that the movement’s Kutz Camp, a summer camp for teen leadership development, will close after the 2019 summer session. “URJ Kutz Camp has long been at the…

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Creator Neal Hoffman with Mensch on a Bench

The Man Behind The Mensch On Bench

Gerri Miller Jewish Journal of Great LA Seven years ago, Neal Hoffman was shopping with his family when his son asked him for an Elf on a Shelf. “No, we’re Jewish,” Hoffman reminded him. “We don’t celebrate Christmas.” He then joked, “You can have a Mensch on a Bench.”  It was his eureka moment. The former…

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Detroiters in Israel celebrate Thanksgiving together.

Detroiters In Israel Celebrate Thanksgiving

Eighth annual event draws several dozen attendees.   Don Cohen JN Contributing Writer More than two dozen Detroiters and Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv last Saturday night to celebrate Thanksgiving over a festive meal. It was the 8th year that the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit brought together Detroiters who had moved to Israel, visiting…

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Steve Freedman, white man with glasses and a beard in a dress shirt and tie, sits at a table with a full bookshelf behind him as he smiles to something off in the distance. He is wearing a kippah.

Freedman Leaving

Hillel’s head of school plans to return to East Coast. Keri Guten Cohen Story Development Editor After 16 years as head of school at Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills, Steve Freedman will be leaving at the end of the academic school year. The school will also lose Joan Freedman, Hillel’s director of curriculum. The…

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Rock Holdings Buys,

Check out the clever press release. From Rock Holdings, Inc. *If you are unclear as to the meaning of any individual word used in this news release, we highly encourage you to visit the undisputed leading source for definitions found in the English language: **If you have an inkling to research if another word…

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