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Posts Tagged ‘AJC’

Telegram from Henry Morgenthau on Aug. 31, 1914

Henry Morgenthau Pleads for Aid to Jews in Palestine

October 6, 1914 Responding to a plea from Henry Morgenthau the United States Ambassador to Turkey, American Jewish leaders led by Louis Marshall and Jacob Schiff quickly raise $50,000 in aid for the Jewish community in the Land of Israel. The money would arrive in Jaffa on October 6 in the form of gold and…

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Douglas Bloom Photo by John Hardwick

Douglas Bloom To Receive Butzel Award

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit will give Douglas Bloom the Fred M. Butzel Award for distinguished community service at its 2018 Annual Meeting 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield. The award is Federation’s highest honor for volunteer leadership. Bloom has served in a variety…

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Rashida Tlaib

Endorsement Withdrawn

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor J Street rescinds its approval of Detroit congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib. J Street withdrew its endorsement of Rashida Tlaib, the Democratic candidate for Congress in Michigan’s 13th District running unopposed in the November election, who is expected to be the first Palestinian-American Muslim woman in Congress. J Street’s decision came after…

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Torah from Pixabay

Guest Column: Cramming Kabbalah?

Mark Jacobs It was a late Tuesday afternoon, and my wife and I were getting ready for our first Kabbalah class. “Did you read the book?” she asked me. “There’s a book?!” I answered, and suddenly that old panicked feeling I experienced from seventh grade to law school came right back. My immediate instinct was…

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Irv and Janice Goldfein, Southfield; Nanci Rands, Bloomfield Hills; Douglas and Margo Woll, West Bloomfield; Lisa and Danny Kurzmann, West Bloomfield; Kenneth Konop, Birmingham; Jordan Weiss, West Bloomfield; David Kurzmann, Royal Oak; Sally and Richard Krugel, Bloomfield Hills. Not pictured: Lisa Molnar, Ann Arbor; Samantha Woll, Detroit. Global Forum

Guest Column: ‘We Made History This Year in Jerusalem!’

That headline declaration is no hyperbole. It was spoken by David Harris on June 12 at Binyenei ha-Umah, the International Convention Center in Jerusalem. David is the extremely effective CEO of the American Jewish Committee (AJC.) He was addressing the more than 2,400 attendees at the AJC Global Forum, held for the first time in…

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Hank Greenberg Memorial volunteers

Faces & Places – Greenberg Memorial & JCRC/AJC

Hank Greenberg Memorial June 11, 2018 Franklin Hills Country Club See a gallery of photos from the 28th Annual Hank Greenberg Memorial Golf Invitational. JCRC/AJC Activist Event May 31, 2018 Adat Shalom Synagogue Photos by Stills by Stinson See a gallery of photos from the JCRC/AJC Activist Event. Read more about the Rubenfire family.

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us zero-tolerance immigration policy

Editorial: Zero-Tolerance Policy Is Inhumane

On June 20, President Donald Trump reversed his administration’s policy of separating families seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border after insisting he had “no choice” but to separate children from their parents. This came after wide condemnation from weeks of heart-wrenching images — children crying hysterically at being taken from their parents’ arms, horrified parents…

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Israel

Talking To Ourselves

Once again, events in Israel have intensified and, once again, many in the Jewish community are frantically sending flurries of emails and articles to each other. “You must read this one” we write to each other, “This writer says it best!” For many of us — myself included — we are like literary traffic cops,…

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Islamic Center of America in Dearborn

No Israeli Soldiers Allowed?

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Israelis may be singled out from U.S. program. The Islamic Center of America (ICA) in Dearborn is considering a ban on Israeli military officers from visiting the mosque. The decision comes after the mosque was criticized by its congregants for allowing an Israeli military officer to participate in a program of…

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