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Posts Tagged ‘activist’

Ruby Robinson, activist, advocate, attorney

Attorney On The Frontline

Meet Ruby Robinson, trusted counselor and advocate for immigrant rights. Vivian Henoch Special to the Jewish News Given the focus and controversies over immigration, it’s got to be the best of times — or the worst of times — to be an attorney in the practice of immigration law. For some clarity, we turn to…

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Jodie Wittenberg Heicklen, Fran Heicklen and Cecile Richards

Making Trouble

Activist Cecile Richards urges women to take action and fight for progress. Above: Jodie Wittenberg Heicklen, Fran Heicklen and Cecile Richards Photo by Barbara Lewis More than half of the registered voters in the U.S. are women, more than half of all college students are women, and women account for nearly half the workforce. And, if Cecile…

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NCJW Brings Women’s Rights Activist

Above: Cecile Richards Cecile Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood, women’s rights activist and New York Times bestselling author, will be the keynote speaker at the National Council of Jewish Women, Michigan’s (NCJW|MI) annual benefit luncheon on Oct. 11. Proceeds raised at the event, to be held at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills, will be…

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Melyn and Karen Rubenfire Photo by John Hardwick

Father-Daughter Team

Vivian Henoch Special to the Jewish News Above: Melyn and Karen Rubenfire Meet the Rubenfires, Detroit activists and founders of Project Healthy Community. Four days a week at the Fredrick J. Schulze Elementary School in Northwest Detroit, 30 youngsters in grades K-2 (and some of their older siblings, too), stay after school for a light meal, literacy-building…

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Tara Strong

Hero In Disguise

Reisa Shanaman Special to the Jewish News Tara Strong is a mom, wife, activist — and the voice behind hundreds of our favorite TV and movie characters. I always say ‘I win IMDb [Internet Movie Database],” Tara Strong tells us over the phone from her Los Angeles home. “I literally work every single day.” Her…

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Rene Lichtman in his home studio.

Chaos | Control

Brett Mountain Photographer Local Holocaust survivor, speaker and activist Rene Lichtman is ready to show another dimension — artist. Rene Lichtman is a Holocaust survivor, a hidden child outside of Paris with a non-Jewish family. He was baptized and didn’t know he was Jewish until his mother came for him after the war. He’s the…

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Rabbi Arik Ascherman

Honoring God’s Image

Israel human rights activist to visit Troy, Ann Arbor and Lansing. Rabbi Arik Ascherman’s spring speaking tour will feature talks in Troy, Ann Arbor and Lansing May 1-3. During his last visit in November 2014, then in his 21st year as leader of Rabbis for Human Rights, he inspired listeners as he discussed his work…

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Milana Vayntrub

Rising Star

Up-and-coming actress, comedian and activist Milana Vayntrub headlines this year’s Woman’s World. Catch a rising star at this year’s Lois Linden Nelson Woman’s World, presented May 2 by the Congregation Shaarey Zedek Sisterhood. The rising stars include career-building actress Milana Vayntrub, emerging synagogue leader Jeri Fishman (see below) and specialized merchandise introduced by new pop-up…

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