Posts by Stacy Gittleman

Brad Holcman on his Peloton

Peloton Fan: West Bloomfield Native’s Gusto Goes Viral

Brad Holcman gained on-camera notoriety for the enthusiasm he shows riding behind several high-profile and high-energy Peloton instructors. By Stacy Gittleman Featured photo courtesy of Brad Holcman If you are a 40-something sweating away on your online Peloton bike class and think you see a fellow University of Michigan alumni on bike No. 6 bopping…

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Taking Action on Gun Control

After Parkland, teens are leading in advocating for sensible gun control legislation. By Stacy Gittleman It’s happened again. Six months to the day when a white supremacist gunman stormed the sanctuary of Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, another attack shattered the calm of Shabbat in the Chabad Center of Poway, California, April 27 at…

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Walk for Israel This Sunday, May 5

Adat Shalom to host annual Walk for Israel event to show support for the Jewish State, featuring speakers and entertainment. By Stacy Gittleman Featured photo by Jerry Zolynsky Come rain or shine, Andre Douville hopes Israel supporters will bring their blue-and-white pride for the Walk for Israel Sunday, May 5, at its new location at…

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Participating in a seder at a table set for a traditional Passover

Measles And Pesach: Will Seders Be Affected?

With Pesach starting Friday night and 43 confirmed measles cases in Southeast Michigan, many people are cautious about attending seders. By Stacy Gittleman Featured photo courtesy of the Warshay family Shaina and Nathaniel Warshay of Oak Park never miss Shabbat and holiday services either at Young Israel of Oak Park, Eytz Chayim and Ohr Chadash.…

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Measles Hits JCC in Ann Arbor

Washtenaw County’s first 2019 case of measles took place at the Early Childhood Center at Ann Arbor’s JCC. By Stacy Gittleman Washtenaw County has reported one confirmed case of the measles, a child at the Early Childhood Center at the Jewish Community Center of Ann Arbor. Peretz Hirshbein, director of child and family services at…

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Michigan Measles Vaccination Numbers Revealed

Oakland County vaccination exemption waivers are higher than average. By Stacy Gittleman Unless you’ve been living under a log, you know a measles outbreak has hit Oakland County, with 33 cases (as well as one in Wayne County) confirmed so far. Those stricken with the virus range in age from 8 months to 63. Many…

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Local Teens Create Jews of Metro Detroit Website

Local organizations team up to create Jews of Metro Detroit, highlighting stand-out Jewish teens in the community. By Stacy Gittleman In the spirit of the photoblog sensation Humans of New York, youth professionals at Temple Israel, Shir Shalom and Temple Beth El teamed up with the Jewish Federation to create Jews of Metro Detroit —…

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Local Physicians Provide Guidance on Measles Prevention

As the number of measles cases continues to rise, Metro Detroiters are piling into physician’s offices for testing and MMR vaccines. By Stacy Gittleman As the number of measles cases climbed to 34, concerned Metro Detroiters born after 1957 are learning a new vocabulary word: titer. In medical terms, titer (pronounced tīdər) is defined as…

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Cameron Klein singing at Temple Israel

A Young Man’s Path to Broadway

Talented eighth-grader Cameron Klein lends his voice and works hard for his dream. By Stacy Gittleman Photos courtesy of Catalyst Media Factory To say that eighth-grader Cameron Klein has spare time would be a stretch. Outside of his workload at Hillel Day School, he spends his afternoons, evenings and some parts of the weekend honing his…

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Temple Beth El menorah

$7,000 Reward for Battle Creek Synagogue Vandal

The ADL and Silent Observer are offering a sizable reward for tips on the vandalism of Temple Beth El synagogue in Battle Creek. By Stacy Gittleman The Anti-Defamation League and the Silent Observer, an anonymous tip line for crime in Kent County, are putting up a combined $7,000 in rewards for those coming forward to…

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