Stacy Gittleman

Stacy Gittleman is an award-winning journalist and has been a contributing writer for the Detroit Jewish News for the last five years. Prior to moving to Metro Detroit in 2013, she was a columnist and feature writer for Gannett's Democrat & Chronicle in Rochester, NY. She also manages social media pages for other local non-profit organizations including the Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit. Contact her with breaking news and feature story ideas that impact Detroit's Jewish community at

Anti-Israel Activists Target Local Restaurateur

After several days of watching his social media newsfeeds fill up with antisemitic and anti-Israel posts after the latest round of conflict between Israel and Hamas, Detroit-area restaurateur Jeremy Sasson took a pro-Israel stand on Facebook. 

Efforts to Secure the Release of American Journalist Held in Myanmar Press Forward

The Fensters and friends crafted letters that people can send to their elected officials in Congress as well as a petition urging President Joe Biden and the U.S. Department of State to secure Danny’s release.

Metro Detroit Journalist Detained in Myanmar While Boarding Flight Home

Danny Fenster is one of many journalists who has been detained, imprisoned or expelled from the country since a military coup took over the government there in February.

Survey Reveals Stigma of Mental Illness Fading; Teens Comfortable with Seeking Help

The Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit on May 20 released the results of a study that revealed that although local teens experience a higher than national average rate of anxiety and depression.

Local Israelis React to Events in Their Home Country

Jewish Detroiters are trying their best to keep informed about the safety status of Israeli family and friends as Hamas bombards Israel with thousands of rocket launches. 

Local Children’s Author Tackles Black-Jewish Relationships in New Book

A little-known encounter between Albert Einstein and vocalist Marian Anderson is the subject of "The Singer and the Scientist," a picture book written by teacher and children’s picture book author Lisa Rose of West Bloomfield.