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Obituary: Marvin Surowitz, A Professor of Peace

Marvin Surowitz was involved in social and political issues: environmental, human rights and peace since the 1960s as well as running for political office.

Steven Ingber Named Federation CEO

The Jewish Federation/United Jewish Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit (JFMD/UJF) announced that it has named Steven Ingber as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

Obituary: Joseph Nederlander, Michigan’s Theater Pioneer

Joseph Z. Nederlander, raised in a family of theater entrepreneurs and a key force in the Detroit theater scene, died May 1, 2021, after a battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Ann Arbor Shul Appeals Ruling

The suit argued that the protesters violated several federal statutes which make it unlawful for private citizens to engage in conduct, including speech, which targets particular individuals based on their race or ethnicity.

Detroit Mourns Mount Meron Tragedy 

The Detroit Jewish community gathered over Zoom Sunday night to mourn the loss of 45 lives at Mount Meron on Lag b’Omer, April 29. At least 150 were injured in the tragedy. 

Oakland County Prosecutor Establishes Hate Crimes Unit in First 100 Days in Office

The creation of the unit corresponds with the rise in white supremacist extremism, political violence and antisemitism, including in Oakland County, home to the vast majority of Jews in Michigan. 

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