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Posts Tagged ‘advocate’

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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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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Richard Bernstein running in the New York City Marathon.

‘Spirit Can Drive The Body’

How Jewish spirituality inspires Michigan’s blind Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein. Richard Bernstein is a human dynamo — both mentally and physically. And his Jewish spirituality plays a major motivational role. Despite being blind since birth, the 44-year-old lawyer was elected a Michigan Supreme Court justice four years ago and has traveled the world advocating…

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Erika Jones holds a photo of her daughter Samantha. Photo by John Hardwick

Mom With A Mission

Vivian Henoch Special To The Jewish News Meet Erika Jones, defining tikkun olam at the Judson Center. Never doubt the power of a Jewish mom determined to repair the world for a child in need of a loving home. This is Erika Jones: an adoptive mom, a foster mom — a passionate and outspoken mom.…

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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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Guest Column: Praying With Our Feet

Two weeks ago, I was approached by several teens in my congregation asking us to take them to D.C. for the March for Our Lives. They felt called to be part of this movement — to support the young people calling for a revolution, proving themselves to be powerful change agents harnessing the momentum in…

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