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Looking Back: A Summer Mainstay

Charlevoix, in the northwest part of the state on the shores of Lake Michigan, has been a summer destination for generations of Detroit Jews. The...

Looking Back: 75th Anniversary of VJ Day

The end of the greatest conflict in history was something to be celebrated, and something to remember. There is another important 75th anniversary this week....

Looking Back: Antisemitism Deja Vu

A hunt for interesting back-to-school articles in the William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History resulted in a history lesson about antisemitism. This...

Looking Back: Jewish Dairies

United Dairies and Dairy Fresh were Jewish-owned and created nearly a century ago. Two recent communications led to this Looking Back. I had a conversation...

Looking Back: Michigan’s Jewish Suffragette

This month marks 100 years since the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Michigan primary elections were held this week....

Looking Back: Call Me A Cab…

Looking back at the Morris Markin's Checker Cab Manufacturing Company and "Checker" cabs. I recently wrote about an early Jewish automobile leader that you may not...

Looking Back: Abracadabra

Michael Jacobson spent the last 30 years of his career performing thousands of magic shows. I read in the JN about Michael Jacobson passing away on...

Looking Back: RIP, ‘Zombie Bandit’

You may not recognize his name, but you might recall his nickname: Alan Hurwitz earned fame, or perhaps infamy, as the “Zombie Bandit.” Alan Hurwitz...

Looking Back: More Supermarket History

Looking back at some of the other smaller, but very popular, chain of Jewish-owned markets around metro Detroit. I wrote a “Looking Back” this past...

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Essay: JCC Memories

The closing of the fitness portion of the JCC has had a profound impact on anyone who ever stepped foot into that part of...

Whitmer, Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus Hold “Jewish Community Conversation”

The governor spoke about her battles with the White House and state house. The Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus (MDJC) held a virtual “Jewish Community Conversation”...

JFS Offers 2 Options for This Year’s Annual Fall Fix Up Event

For everyone’s protection, Fall Fix Up will be an outdoor-only event and COVID precautions are being taken. Join Jewish Family Service’s 24th annual Fall Fix...