Posts by Suzanne Chessler

Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin sit by an ornate carpet in a checkered frame in a piece by Beverly Neumann called "Gamesmanship"

Proud To Be An American

Artist Beverly Neumann exhibits a series celebrating the ‘greatest generation.’ Whenever Beverly Neumann hears news reports about veterans’ issues on television, she thinks about two cousins lost in World War II. “Way back, there was an Aunt Etta on my father’s side,” she recalls. “My aunt had two sons — one fighting in Germany and…

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Jewish News cover reading "Remember Us! Give to the war chest"

The Holocaust Unfolds

A new exhibit at the HMC highlights the important role played by the Detroit Jewish News in delivering war news to Detroiters. At the Newseum in Washington, D.C., where newspaper history and highlights open up to the public, a place is held by the Detroit Jewish News. An issue from the 1940s, accessible in an…

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Abraham Feder

Welcome To Detroit

Cellist Abraham Feder joins the DSO. Abraham Feder is making a sound name for himself playing cello as part of celebrated orchestras — the Sarasota Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra and now the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) beginning with the 2018-2019 season. Instrumentalist Feder is getting attention locally since being named assistant principal cello (Dorothy and…

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Jewelry (a necklace with large beads( by Linda Golden

Art For Good

The annual Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network Art Event keeps on growing. Above: Jewelry by Linda Golden Fran Broder was very close to her late mother-in-law, Dorothy Broder, who taught art and photography at Oak Park High School. After the elderly woman needed placement in a care facility, the family turned to the Jewish Hospice &…

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A Place Of Their Own

Brett Mountain Photographer An award-winning interior designer nests a home for her own growing family. Interior designer Carrie Long added a bit of pretend to the reality of remodeling and decorating the Birmingham home picked for her own family almost two years ago. She moved forward thinking of her husband, Greg Sobol, as a client…

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The In[heir]itance Project performance of the Sarah-Hagar story from Genesis in Kanas City.

Sukkot Embodied

Immersive theater experience will provide a new way of connecting to the holiday. It won’t be in a sukkah, but the surroundings will give the sense of being in one with indoor-outdoor access. It won’t serve home-cooked holiday foods, but the catered dinner menu will offer variety and the essence of special tastes. And it…

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Montrose Trio

Celebrating 75 Years – Chamber Music Society

Chamber Music Society comes full circle with opening performance Enid and Richard Grauer have attended some 400 concerts of the Chamber Music Society of Detroit (CMSD), and the upcoming season will add to that number as the society celebrates its 75th anniversary. The opening night concert, Sept. 15 at the Seligman Performing Arts Center in…

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A Time Of Change – Jet Theater

JET Welcomes Move to New Theater A drive of only a few miles along Maple Road will take theatergoers from the former West Bloomfield venue of the Jewish Ensemble Theatre (JET) to its new locale in Walled Lake, but the move represents some sharp turns in operations. That was announced Sept. 6, when the theater…

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Eddie Daniels 58/59 Performing Arts get together, 11/2010. NYC

Jazz Fest 2018

Clarinetist/saxophonist Eddie Daniels joins Chick Corea, Alvin Waddles and more at the Detroit Jazz Festival — plus other Labor Day fun. In the heart of Detroit, jazz fans will get a sense of the heart of Brazil. That’s the musical mood intended when clarinetist-saxophonist Eddie Daniels appears with a group of instrumentalists at this year’s…

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The Maccabeats in New York City. Julian Horowitz is on the far right.

They’ve Got The Beat

The Maccabeats bring their golden voices to the 2018 Walk4Friendship. Julian Horowitz grew up with a Modern Orthodox outlook and especially enjoyed singing holiday songs around the Shabbat table and participating in the melodic portions of synagogue prayer. Attending a Jewish high school in Brooklyn, he broadened his interest by participating with choral groups. When…

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