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Posts Tagged ‘Adat Shalom Synagogue’

Left to right: Jeri Fishman, Liz Modell, Jodee Fishman Raines, Hillary King

Common Thread

Though not so unusual, seven synagogues currently are led by women. Barbara Lewis Contributing Writer Seven congregations in the Detroit Jewish community are led by female presidents. What’s so remarkable about that is that it’s so unremarkable. None of the current female congregation presidents feels like a trailblazer, though several noted it is unusual to have…

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Howard Lupovitch, Adam Weiner and Jonathan Neumann on a panel

Commentary: Taking the Next Step

Dorene Weisberg On Sunday, Nov. 18, the Michigan Jewish Action Council, along with the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at Wayne State University, presented “The Jewish Right-Left Divide: Can We Bridge the Gap?” This dialogue was the first step in a process to bring rapport to the Jewish community. An enthusiastic and engaged crowd filled…

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Jeff and Karen Schoenberg, co-chairs; Jeffrey Supowit, Yad Ezra president; Ellen and David Sherman, honorees; Larry Tisdale, co-chair; and Lea Luger, executive director

Faces & Places – Yad Ezra Annual Fundraiser

From the JN Staff Yad Ezra hosted its annual fundraiser Oct. 8 at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills. Honorees were Ellen and David Sherman; co-chairs were Karen and Jeff Schoenberg, and Larry Tisdale. Revenue raised is used to purchase groceries distributed to the 1,300 client families who come to Yad Ezra every month. A…

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Ruth Bergman, HMC education director

Meeting the Challenge

Ruth Bergman heads HMC’s educational efforts to reach more students and teachers. Keri Guten Cohen Story Development Editor For the first time in its 36-year history, the Holocaust Memorial Center (HMC) in Farmington Hills has a full-time director of education. Ruth Bergman, a well-respected local educator and daughter of Holocaust survivors, came on board June…

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Small American flags all together on a lawn.

Veterans Day Brunch

A Veterans Day brunch will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Congregation B’nai Moshe in West Bloomfield. Guest speaker is Marlene Copeland Dodinval, executive director of the Jewish National Fund, who will speak about JNF’s project for refurbishing Ammunition Hill, a poignant and moving memorial in Jerusalem for soldiers who made the…

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Bridging the Left-Right Divide

The Michigan Jewish Action Council presents “The Jewish Left-Right Divide. Can We Bridge The Gap?” 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at Adat Shalom Synagogue. The evening will feature a conversation between Jonathan Neumann, author of To Heal the World? and Howard Lupovitch, director of the Cohn-Haddow Center for Jewish Studies at Wayne State University.…

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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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Cantors Concert At Adat Shalom

In celebration of Adat Shalom Synagogue’s 75th anniversary, Adat Shalom and the Cantors Assembly are presenting a Diamond Jubilee Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, that is open to the community. The concert will feature Broadway, Jewish music and more by Cantors Daniel Gross, Jack Mendelson, Alberto Mizrahi, David Propis, Alisa Pomerantz-Boro, Pamela Schiffer…

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Rabbis Herbert, Yoskowitz, Rachel Shere and Aaron Bergman and Canton Daniel Gross

Diamond Anniversary

Adat Shalom Synagogue celebrates 75 years. Above: Rabbis Herbert, Yoskowitz, Rachel Shere and Aaron Bergman and Cantor Daniel Gross In the beginning, most of Detroit’s Orthodox and Conservative congregations developed along ethnic lines. There were Polish shuls, Hungarian shuls, Lithuanian shuls. Then a small group of men broke the mold, organizing a congregation to serve all Jews…

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Past winners of the Michael Yendick “Pure Heart” Award and members of Yendick’s family at this year’s award presentation

Umps Make The Call On Yendick Award Winner

All the umpires in the Inter-Congregational Men’s Club Summer Softball League know Jeff Diskin. But that’s not a bad thing. “Jeff is a good soul,” said longtime league umpire-in-chief Rob Landaw. “He fits the name of the award 100 percent.” The award is the Michael Yendick “Pure Heart” Award. Above: Past winners of the Michael Yendick…

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