Posts Tagged ‘Ann Arbor’

1st Annual Washtenaw County Lemonade Day

Support the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs…by buying Lemonade? Looking for a refreshing way to kick of summer? Join us June 22, 2019 in Washtenaw County as we celebrate youth entrepreneurship with the official return of the globally recognized program, Lemonade Day, to Michigan. Lemonade Day (presented by DCU Next Generation and many other sponsors) is…

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New and Fun Passover Haggadahs

Every year, Haggadahs find new ways to convey the Jews’ exodus from slavery. By Keri Guten Cohen Once again, there are many new Haggadot out there to try this year. Here’s a round-up of some, including one by Ann Arbor resident Carol Bloom Levin. Levin was on a mission to create a child-friendly Haggadah that…

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5 Food and Drink-Filled Activities This Week

From Detroit to Ann Arbor, you’ll find plenty of excuses for indulging in food and drinks this week. Compiled by Allison Jacobs   Risky Whiskey: A History Happy Hour Wednesday, April 10 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Oakland 201 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale NEXTGen Detroit along with the Rabbi Leo M. Franklin Archives of…

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Phil Powers and Forrest Hejkal in Mazel Tov, John Lennon by David Wells.

‘Mazel Tov, John Lennon’: A Real-Life Drama

Ann Arbor playwright David Wells’ work brings John Lennon’s deportation case to the stage. By Suzanne Chessler Featured Image Courtesy of Golden Record Media Company David Wells, an Ann Arbor playwright, read the book John Lennon vs. the U.S.A. and became fascinated by Lennon’s 1970s immigration battle. He decided the story and its relevance to…

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Dynamic Duo

Filmmaker dad, musician son present their work in Michigan simultaneously. By Suzanne Chessler, Contributing Writer One day before the Michigan debut of his film about Jewish identity, Adam Zucker will be in the state to applaud the Michigan debut of his favorite jazz pianist and composer, son Gabriel Zucker. The two, whose professional travels frequently take…

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Rabbi Josh Whinston of Temple Beth Emeth in Ann Arbor speaks to a multi-faith group protesting outside the Tornillo, Texas, detention center. He is in the center standing in a tallit and kippah while people with signs stand around him and watch and listen.

Welcoming Strangers

Local rabbi leads pilgrimage to border to protest U.S. immigration policies. Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer Photos by Rachel Goldberg Rabbi Josh Whinston of Temple Beth Emeth in Ann Arbor led a group of 20 people, including 11 of his congregants as well as some from Ann Arbor’s Beth Israel Congregation to El Paso, Texas, in…

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Illustrated cover of the book The Great Latke Cook Off showing a fireplace and mantel with a lit menorah on it and photographs of the family and the words "The Great Latke Cook Off" spelled out on a banner above.

The Great Latke Cook Off

Author Lauren Muskovitz Ranalli tells the story behind the story. Lauren Muskovitz Ranalli Special to the Jewish News Back in December 2011, my husband and I welcomed our first child into the world. As an interfaith couple, our December quickly became a birthday-Chanukah-Christmas extravaganza. Shortly after our son was born, he received lovely Christmas books from friends…

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Temple Beth Emeth Offers Concert by Charles Mokotoff

Temple Beth Emeth presents Charles Mokotoff at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. A dessert reception will follow the performance. Mokotoff holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in guitar performance from Syracuse University and Ithaca College, respectively. He has served on the faculties of numerous colleges and universities in New York and the New England area as…

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Ann Arbor Federation To Host Main Event

From the JN Staff On Thursday, Dec. 6, the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor will host its 18th Annual Main Event from 6-9 p.m. at the Towsley Auditorium at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor. The Main Event, Federation’s signature event, attracts more than 400 people for a night of fun, food and tzedakah.…

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Gift Guide – Go Big, Shop Small

Our local communities are brimming with unique shops. Check them out on Small Business Saturday — Saturday, Nov. 24. Jodi Feld Special to the Jewish News ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS, Ann Arbor. Right along Main Street in AA, Rock Paper Scissors is home to beautiful stationery, gift cards and the most awesome supply of pop-culture stickers…

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