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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...

Fundraising in a Pandemic: Synagogues and Organizations Adjust to an Unusual Year

Among the congregations responding to the Jewish News’ inquiry about this year’s fundraising efforts, some indicated that funds generated this year would be allocated...

Shofar Factory Festival Provide Family Fun Packages for Rosh Hashanah

Children were able to tune in to a live, follow-along, presentation of Shofar making and honey cake baking. Despite many annual celebrations and programs canceled...

The Jewish Community Rallies to Make the Holidays Special for Isolated Seniors

Here's what organizations are working tirelessly to help ensure any voids in observing the High Holidays are filled for Jewish older adult residences. When you...

L’Shanah Tovah: Rabbis Share Holiday Messages with the Community

The JN invited local rabbis to share holiday messages with the community. Bridging the Distance The last six months brought with them many challenges. We’ve instituted...

Virtual High Holidays Come to Campus 

College Hillels across Michigan plan online and outdoor activities. Hillels at Michigan universities are usually buzzing with activity around the High Holidays as they work...

Pandemic Spurs B’nai Israel to Create a New Way to Connect

Part website, part digital time capsule, the High Holiday multimedia scrapbook contains videos of shofar blasts and congregants sending greetings from their living rooms...

Jewish Websites Offer Guides for High Holiday and Shabbat Dinners

Jewish platforms such as OneTable and its offshoot HereFor are catering to changing needs perfectly. The 2020 High Holidays, like much else in the world...

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Remembering ‘I Am Woman’ Singer Helen Reddy

The singer-songwriter converted to Judaism late in life, only to discover her grandmother was Jewish. At a time when the life of Supreme Court Justice...

Metro Detroit Families Adjust to Celebrating Sukkot During the Pandemic

Due to COVID-19, Metro Detroit congregations and individuals are improvising this year for Sukkot. COVID-19 has led to creativity and innovation in Jewish observance, and...