Posts Tagged ‘Ann Arbor’

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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Tepperman’s president Andrew Tepperman in front of the emulsifier, which converts Styrofoam into pucks to be recycled.

Environmental Champions

Windsor chain wins award for giving back to community, environment. Ron Stang Special to the Jewish News Southern Ontario’s largest furniture company may be known for its expansive stores in five cities and, in hometown Windsor, its deep roots in the community, stretching back 93 years. What is less well known is its significant charitable…

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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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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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