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Posts Tagged ‘Berkley High School’

pistol with bullets on a table

Commentary: Another Shooting

Lola Belchinsky No doubt, there is more good than bad in the world, but lately it has not felt that way: 307 mass shootings in 311 days. 378 people dead. People were shot dead at the bar. A person who managed to survive the mass shooting in Las Vegas was faced with death yet again.…

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Jewelry (a necklace with large beads( by Linda Golden

Art For Good

The annual Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network Art Event keeps on growing. Above: Jewelry by Linda Golden Fran Broder was very close to her late mother-in-law, Dorothy Broder, who taught art and photography at Oak Park High School. After the elderly woman needed placement in a care facility, the family turned to the Jewish Hospice &…

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Portrait of desperate and stressed young man pulling his hair. Studio shot, grey background.

Under Pressure

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Getting into their college of choice can leave students stressed. Hey, juniors and seniors, here’s some news to use: Where you go to college is of almost no importance to your future employment options. Whether your degree is from the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State or Grand Valley…

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Valerie Newman of the Conviction Integrity Unit

Justice Seeker

Valerie Newman’s passion for getting innocent people out of prison leads to new role. Anyone who steps inside Valerie Newman’s Detroit office at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice is greeted by a colorful, framed poster emblazoned with these words from the Torah: “Justice, justice shalt thou pursue.” Newman calls the biblical quote from Deuteronomy…

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Tamarack, 1978: Campers Joe Lash, Joel Topf, Andrew Edelson and David Blau.

In Their DNA

Tamarack family legacy began in 1920s and is going strong. Since the 1920s, a member of the Lash family has either been a camper, counselor or staff member at Tamarack Camps. So, if the great-great-grandchildren of Masha and Joe Simkovitz want to literally walk in their ancestors’ footsteps, all they have to do is take…

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Ira Goldberg of Farmington Hills with his Iron Man medal in 2017 in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Iron Man

Vegan diet, determination, support and training lead to healthy lifestyle. At nearly 400 pounds, Ira Goldberg was lying on the floor one night, watching TV. When he tried to stand up, he wasn’t sure he’d make it. “It was a complete struggle to get off the ground, and I had a very sobering thought: If this…

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Storm Kirschenbaum (center) and his sons Blaine, 5, and Cole, 9, got together with Cleveland Indians pitcher Tyler Olson (left) and Detroit Tigers pitcher Warwick Saupold last weekend at Comerica Park.

Storm Builds His Client Base

Storm Kirschenbaum was the Jewish News Male High School Athlete of the Year in 1997 and a 2012 inductee into the Michigan Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Now, the 40-year-old is the CEO of the Birmingham-based Ball Players Agency, which represents nearly 100 professional baseball players. Nine agency clients are in the majors, including Detroit…

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Ryan Bandalene played doubles for the Berkley High School boys tennis team for three years.

This Tennis Player Loves Being A Leader

Ryan Bandalene came to Berkley High School as a freshman knowing just two other students at the school, and admittedly with no confidence that he could succeed there. The 18-year-old senior leaves the school in June as one of the most remarkable students in the Class of 2018, and not just because of his 4.1…

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The introduction of giving tzedakah (charity): Each family member who cuts the hair gives the child money to put into his tzedakah box.

Ami’s Upsherin

Beverly Kent Goldenberg Special to the Jewish news 3-year-old marks birthday with Jewish tradition. Although they are not religious, Etai and Caroline Goldenberg love Jewish traditions, customs and celebrations. This Lag b’Omer, they marked their son, Ami’s (Amichai Barak Goldenberg) third birthday with an upsherin. Ami’s upsherin took place at an Israeli-style Lag b’Omer celebration…

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