Mike Smith

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Looking Back: A Tribute to the Peace Corps

Over 400 pages in William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History provide great insight into the long relationship between the Peace Corps and...

Looking Back: The Standard Club

The Standard Club was a prominent Jewish organization for nearly 50 years, from 1934 until 1981. Recently, I have written about several historic Jewish clubs...

Looking Back: The Second Intifada

This past Sept. 28 marks a 21st anniversary that Detroit’s Jewish community will not celebrate. Not all stories that one finds in the William Davidson...

Looking Back: Fighting Hunger

Taking a look back at two hunger-related stories from the past covered by the Jewish News. I read the cover story in the Sept. 10 issue...

Looking Back: A New Chapter

The Jewish News is the latest in an emerging trend of for-profit, community focused print media companies transitioning to non-profit ownership. It’s that time again. It happens...

Looking Back: A Summer Mainstay

Charlevoix, in the northwest part of the state on the shores of Lake Michigan, has been a summer destination for generations of Detroit Jews. The...

Looking Back: 75th Anniversary of VJ Day

The end of the greatest conflict in history was something to be celebrated, and something to remember. There is another important 75th anniversary this week....