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Why Aren’t More Jews Coming Here?

The Contours of Our Jewish Community: Snapshots From the 2018 Population Study Editor’s Note: Each week, the Jewish News will offer insights into the findings of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study with the intent of stimulating discussion about its potential meaning and impact. Growing job market. Relatively low cost of living. Inexpensive opportunities for…

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candles with flames.

Pittsburgh Shooting Detroit Area Vigils and Memorial Services

Here is a list of all of the Detroit area vigils and memorial services we know right now This list will continue to be updated as we learn of more events. Sunday, October 28 2 p.m. Jewish Ferndale Vigil Read what happened at the event. 5 p.m. Community-Wide Vigil for Tree of Life Synagogue 6:30 p.m. Jewish Community…

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young girl sits with her hands to her face and her knees up as she looks off into the distance in a depressed manner.

Concert To Aid Suicide Prevention

Broadway actors Lauren Chapman and Zach Adkins will perform a benefit concert for suicide prevention at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor  at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, to support a new local youth organization that addresses suicide in teens and young adults. Zach Adkins currently plays the lead role of Dmitry in Disney’s Anastasia…

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Still from 1923 productions of Di goldene kale.

The Toast Of Jewish Broadway

Musicologist Dr. Michael Ochs brings the joy of Yiddish operetta to Ann Arbor. Julie Smith Yolles Special to the Jewish News When Michael Ochs was 2 years old, his family left Germany, where he was born, right before the beginning of WWII. They left everything behind and started their lives all over again in New…

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Osias Zwerdling in the Nov. 5, 1948, issue of the JN that reported that Zwerdling’s friends, citizens of Ann Arbor, and University of Michigan faculty and students were celebrating his 70th birthday.

Looking Back At Osias Zwerdling

From the DJN Foundation Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History Next week will mark the 140th birthday of a very important Michigan Jew: Osias Zwerdling. This is not a household name in Detroit, so don’t feel bad if you don’t know his name, but he is someone to consider and remember. For many years,…

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Books I Keep Coming Back To

Sponsored by The Lash Lounge They say that life doesn’t give you more than you can handle. But sometimes, it seems like everything goes wrong all at once. And sometimes, when that happens, you can’t concentrate on reading or don’t have time to read. That’s where I’m at right now.  I’ve started several books, but haven’t…

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Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue. Photos by Larry Hauptman 

Fress And Fundraise

Photos by Larry Hauptman  Shaar Hashomayim in Windsor draws men for a kosher deli feast. Windsor, Ontario I just got back from traveling abroad. Well, actually, I just went to Windsor for a corned beef sandwich. I didn’t experience jet lag, but I’m sure my cholesterol is elevated. On Sept. 6, I was in Windsor in…

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A Promise To Yeni

A Promise To Yeni Rabbi Josh Whinston of Temple Beth Emeth in Ann Arbor gave the following sermon on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish New Year. He and Michigan Support Circle’s Rosalie Lochner met while giving an interview on Michigan Radio a few months ago, at the time that immigrant families separated…

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Emily Stillman

Jewish@edu- When I Say I’m From Here

Emily Stillman Special to the Jewish News PHOTOS BY: John Hardwick Federation’s JOIN Intern Emily Stillman reflects on her eye-opening internship with a renewed appreciation of home. Like many college students’ thoughts, summer break crossed my mind as I trudged through the snowy sidewalks of Ann Arbor last winter. In the depths of December, I…

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Hannah Lewis with an assortment of her own fermented veggies and sauces

Sour Grapes? Nah, Sour Pickles!

Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer Photos by Jerry Zolynsky Here’s how you can make your own at home in a flash. It feels uncanny. Put cucumbers in a jar. Cover them with clear salt water. Add a few spices. Wait a week or so, and you have delicious sour pickles in a tangy, cloudy green brine.…

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