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Looking Back: The Standard Club

The Standard Club was a prominent Jewish organization for nearly 50 years, from 1934 until 1981. Recently, I have written about several historic Jewish clubs...

Looking Back: The Second Intifada

This past Sept. 28 marks a 21st anniversary that Detroit’s Jewish community will not celebrate. Not all stories that one finds in the William Davidson...

Looking Back: Fighting Hunger

Taking a look back at two hunger-related stories from the past covered by the Jewish News. I read the cover story in the Sept. 10 issue...

Looking Back: A New Chapter

The Jewish News is the latest in an emerging trend of for-profit, community focused print media companies transitioning to non-profit ownership. It’s that time again. It happens...

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....

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What Will the Accords Mean for American Jews?

New Israeli consul breaks down the potential of the new deals. The Abraham Accords will allow for increased business relationships between Michigan’s Jews and the...

Celebrate Cookie Day with Friendship Circle

Sam Morris has designed a unique “sweet hugs” vanilla sugar cookie to commemorate National Cookie Day. Join Friendship Circle in celebrating National Cookie Day (Dec....

What’s Next for Israel After the Abraham Accords?

Arab nations are lining up to normalize relations with Israel. Here’s what awaits the Jewish state down the road. This fall, the Abraham Accords broke...

JFS, JVS and Kadima Take Next Steps Toward Potential Merger

Formal merger of social services nonprofits could happen by July 2021. Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit (JFS), JVS Human Services and Kadima Mental Health...