Posts by Jackie Headapohl

StockX CEO Josh Luber with company co-founder Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman, Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures, and chairman of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Detroit’s StockX Valued at $1 Billion or More

Detroit-based StockX, “The Stock Market of All Things,” is expected to be valued at more than $1 billion in newest round of financing. By Jackie Headapohl Featured photo courtesy of StockX According to online platform Recode, StockX, a startup co-founded by Dan Gilbert and incubated with Josh Luber and Greg Schwartz, is in talks to…

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5 Questions about Measles with Dr. Jeffrey Band

Epidemiologist Dr. Jeffrey Band shares his insights on the measles outbreak in Michigan. By Rochel Burstyn Ever since Dr. Jeffrey Band graduated medical school at University of Michigan in 1973, he has been busy saving lives. Now semi-retired, the former chief of infectious diseases and international medicine at Beaumont, spends time traveling and enjoying his…

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No Measles Outbreak in Ann Arbor After All

Peretz Hirshbein, director of child and family services at the JCC in Ann Arbor, informed parents yesterday that there was no measles outbreak after all. “I just received a call from the county health department giving me the news that the child who tested positive for measles did NOT have measles,” he wrote. “The virus…

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Rabbi Aaron Starr recently published this children's book

Rabbi Aaron Starr’s New Children’s Book

Rabbi Starr’s children’s book is a celebration of Jewish life geared toward preschool-aged children and their families. By Jackie Headapohl What will you be reading to your children today to celebrate Children’s Picture Book Day? Perhaps a classic such as “Where the Wild Things Are” or “Goodnight Moon?” How about a book to celebrate your…

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Measles Outbreak Upsetting Many Families’ Routines

By Stacy Gittleman, Contributing Writer Across Oak Park and Southfield and even into Huntington Woods, Orthodox families — especially those with babies — are changing their daily routines. This includes avoiding getting together for playdates or dropping babies off at a babysitter or daycare — even leaving them home while shopping for Passover. The state’s…

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Close up of doctor's hands vaccinating child

Middle-Aged People May Be at Risk for Measles

Middle-aged people may be more susceptible to contracting the measles. By Stacy Gittleman The number of measles cases in Michigan continues to rise. The state’s health department says that the measles outbreak in Southeast Michigan is now up to 22 cases as of Wednesday, March 27, and that the first case has now been reported…

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Rabbi Daniel Syme: A ‘Distinguished Warrior’

Urban League to honor Rabbi Daniel Syme at its 40th annual dinner March 21. By Jackie Headapohl Rabbi Daniel B. Syme, rabbi emeritus at Temple Beth El, has been chosen as a “Distinguished Warrior” by the Urban League of Detroit and will be honored at its 40th annual dinner on Thursday, March 21, at the…

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Windsor, Ontario, Canada's Riverfront Trail.

How Jewish is Jewish Windsor?

The first study of Jewish life in Windsor has just been completed — results will be shared later this spring. By Ron Stang, Special to the Jewish News For the first time, Windsor’s Jewish community, which numbers about 1,500, is the subject of a study to determine the community’s “religiosity.” Dr. John Cappucci, a scholar…

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House Passes Anti-Hate Resolution

After hours of deliberation on Thursday, the House voted on an a resolution that sparked conversation and criticism. By Jackie Headapohl All Democrats in the House of Representatives voted to pass a resolution denouncing anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry March 7. About two dozen Republicans voted against the resolution, many because they said the…

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Henry Ford on the Dearborn Historian cover

Views: Why Henry Ford Bigotry Story Matters

Editor’s note: This column was printed in the issue of The Dearborn Historian that Mayor John O’Reilly ordered scrapped because it contained a report on Henry Ford’s anti-Semitism that O’Reilly said would hurt the city’s efforts at inclusion. McGraw wrote the column to explain to readers why the quarterly magazine was addressing the subject. With…

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