Holidays

Shofar Demonstration by Maurie Perlman

Videography and photography by Derrick Martinez   Maurie Perlman of Oak Park has been blowing shofar for years at local synagogues at the High Holidays —...

Security Increases Amid High Holidays

A year of rising anti-Semitic incidents brings heightened security measures to ensure holiday safety at synagogues in Metro Detroit. Shari S. Cohen and Stacy Gittleman Security...

Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word

The High Holidays afford time for self-reflection, forgiveness and improved relations with others, but often people struggle with saying "sorry". The Jewish High Holidays and...

Interfaith Families During The High Holidays

While The High Holidays often present challenges for interfaith families, they can also provide insight on meaningful Jewish traditions. Featured photo by John Hardwick/Jewish Federation The...

Rosh Hashanah Events Around Town

Check out our Rosh Hashanah event round-up for the upcoming new year, featuring events for adults, kids and the whole family. 1. Rosh Hashanah on...

Swiss and Schvitz: A Shavuot Experience Like No Other

Young adults celebrate Shavuot with The Well with plenty of cheese and a sauna experience at the Schvitz Health Club. Photography and description by Marisa...

Shavuot Learning Opportunities in Metro Detroit

Traditional all-night study sessions during Shavuot evolved across all streams of Judaism. By Louis Finkelman, Contributing Writer Shavuot, commemorating the giving of the Torah at Mount...

A New Perspective on Shabbat

Perspective is key: Taking small steps to acknowledge and reflect is a good start to honoring Shabbat. By Jillian Lesson Over the past few years, my...

Passover Traditions: Strict or Not Strict?

Tradition varies about Pesach rules, yet some may benefit from a deep spring cleaning. A dialogue overheard in more than one Jewish household goes like...

Detroiters Experience Seders Far from Home

In faraway places, seders offer familiar yet also very different traditions. By Shari S. Cohen As families and friends gather for Passover, they look forward to...

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Coming Full Circle

The Friendship Circle celebrates 25 years of making the world a better place by launching an endowment fund. Sponsored by Friendship Circle Bassie and Rabbi Levi...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Indicted for Corruption

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been charged in three different corruption cases. Featured photo courtesy of JTA via Miriam Alster/Flash90 By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA) —...

Where Are We Now?

Featured photo courtesy of Ben Falik This isn’t about me except sort of. That’s what I remind myself each time I set out to tell...

Recipes to Get You Ready for the Holiday

Although the main focus of Thanksgiving dinner is the turkey, here are some recipes to add some variety to your traditional meal. Thanksgiving food starts...