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Posts by Rob Streit

Rabbi Boruch Cohen

Coming Together at 36 Mystics

A place for Jews of all stripes to gather in Birmingham. Rob Streit Special to the Jewish News Fostering community is something of a Jewish specialty. Jews across the world have put down roots, bringing tradition and history in tow. Community provides a sense of place, self and continuity. Rabbi Boruch Cohen and wife, Ita…

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a group of TAMID students take a selfie together

Jewish@edu – Win-Win

TAMID brings students and Israeli companies together. College students looking to join student organizations can get involved with any number of groups. Clubs exist for every interest imaginable — from the mundane to the esoteric. The experiences student organizations offer can form lasting relationships and lines on resumes that may catch the eye of potential…

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Dr. Jeffrey Band in the microbiology lab at Beaumont Hospital

Medical Super-Sleuth

Epidemiologist Dr. Jeffrey Band honored for lifelong work solving infectious disease outbreaks. Above: Dr. Jeffrey Band in the microbiology lab at Beaumont Hospital Our short time on Earth is characterized by the way we treat each other. An individual’s merit might be quantified by the number of lives that person has touched in a positive way.…

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MSU Sigma Alpha Mu Sammys

Jewish@edu – Stronger Than Ever

Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity is growing at MSU. Greek organizations on college campuses often conjure images of raucous parties, hazing rituals and binge drinking. Just about everyone has a preconceived notion when it comes to fraternities and sororities. The Michigan State University chapter of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity is working to change those perceptions.…

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Participants last year at the Michigan Jewish Food Festival

Food, Glorious Food

The third annual Michigan Jewish Food Festival gears up to be the best yet. Everybody eats. Food is the common denominator that brings people together — from the dinner table to restaurants and occasionally to food festivals. People gather wherever good food is to be found. There will likely be good food in abundance at…

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Capoeira Contra-Mestre Baz Michaeli demonstrates a handstand during a class at his Michigan Center for Capoeira in Farmington Hills.

Capoeira In Detroit

Israeli expert grows a community around the Brazilian martial art. Building a community takes time. It takes support and interest sustained over time, along with a large dose of dedication from members and leaders in that community. Capoeira instructor Baz Michaeli does not lack dedication to his art or the desire to create a community.…

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