Posts Tagged ‘bat mitzvah’

Rabbi Simone Schicker signing her contract with Joan Hawxhurst, immediate past president of Temple B’nai Israel

Kalamazoo’s Temple B’nai Israel Welcomes New Rabbi

Continuing growth in membership at Kalamazoo’s Reform Jewish congregation has allowed it to hire its second consecutive full-time rabbi, following a period of part-time leadership from 1969-2014. On July 1, Rabbi Simone Schicker began her tenure as the religious leader of Temple B’nai Israel, Kalamazoo’s Reform Jewish congregation. She takes over the position from Rabbi…

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Feeding Those In Need

Rob Streit JN Intern West Bloomfield boy raises nearly $20,000 for Forgotten Harvest. Most bar and bat mitzvah youth are rewarded after a long journey of study with a large celebration. Lavish dinners, banquet halls filled with friends, family and well-wishers are the norm. Guests typically choose to show their affection for the bar or…

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Michael Glabicki and Dirk Miller of Uprooted. PHOTO BY CARA FREIDHAM

Uprooted

Rusted Root front man Michael Glabicki brings his new band to Metro Detroit. The JCC Ethan & Gretchen Davidson Music Festival returns for its second year at the Berman Center for Performing Arts. The festival, held May 24-27, offers an innovative approach to arts and music festivals, showcasing three artists for three nights of extraordinary…

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Detroit Jewish News 04-19-2013 ediiton Bookstock

Bookstock – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

If you really like books, then next week might be your favorite time of the year. It’s the week of Bookstock, the largest used book and media sale in Michigan. I wondered about the history of Bookstock. So, naturally, I looked into the William Davidson Digital Archives to see what was in the historic pages…

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Congregation B’nai Moshe Rabbi Shalom Kantor and PB & J teens at AIPAC

After The B’nai Mitzvah

PB & J Teens at B’nai Moshe continue building their Jewish identities. Today’s teens are inundated by “shoulds” — all the things they “should” be doing. These include constant academic pressure to excel, programs to build their “resume” for college and navigating the dynamics of our modern world. When do they get the opportunity to…

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With Love, Alexa

Local writer Alexa Randolph publishes her first novel. Alexa Randolph loves binge-watching reality shows like The Bachelor and The Real Housewives, as well as the “cheesy love stories” on the Lifetime and Hallmark channels. She took inspiration from both genres for her first novel, With Love, Ella. “I have always loved romance and the happily-ever-after,” the…

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Milana Vayntrub

Rising Star

Up-and-coming actress, comedian and activist Milana Vayntrub headlines this year’s Woman’s World. Catch a rising star at this year’s Lois Linden Nelson Woman’s World, presented May 2 by the Congregation Shaarey Zedek Sisterhood. The rising stars include career-building actress Milana Vayntrub, emerging synagogue leader Jeri Fishman (see below) and specialized merchandise introduced by new pop-up…

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Bat mitzvah fundraising concert Nov. 12 to aid hurricane-devastated Dominica.

Two weeks after Andrew and Elana Lofman were married in 1995, they headed for the island of Dominica, where he would pursue medical studies for two years and she would complete an independent project to finish bachelor’s degree requirements at Wayne State University. The times were very happy, and the couple made many friends. They…

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