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The Rise of the Minyan: Technology Increases Participation in Many Congregations

Some Orthodox congregations are holding small minyanim and Shabbos services outside, while others are going online. COVID-19 has changed many aspects of life, including religious...

Local Interfaith Middle School Program Will Expand to Multimedia Format

For the 2020-21 school year, a new program will provide engaging interfaith and intercultural learning opportunities using creative remote and virtual content. Since the 2002-03...

JCC Moves Forward: Some Staffers Return to Run New Program Formats

The Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Metropolitan Detroit is planning to restart some activities. In May, most staff members at the Jewish Community Center (JCC)...

Yeshivas Darchai Torah Provides In-Person Instruction

Classes for boys in first through eighth grade began on Aug. 27. Girls classes and all preschool start Sept. 2. Yeshivas Darchei Torah, an Orthodox...

Johnny Pomodoro’s New Owners Plan Improvements Along With More Gourmet Items

Johnny Pomodoro’s is under new management with four new owners. Since Hiller’s Market in West Bloomfield closed in 2015, Johnny Pomodoro’s Fresh Market in Farmington...

Dr. Ron Wolfson: Temples and Synagogues Need to “Deepen Engagement”

Prior to the COVID pandemic, Dr. Ron Wolfson, Fingerhut Professor of Education at American Jewish University, said that many synagogues and temples were challenged...