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Posts Tagged ‘charity’

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Essay: Fundraising — Not for the Faint-Hearted

Have you ever collected money? For a fundraiser, a charity, a school, anything. If not, imagine if you will: Somehow you got roped into raising funds for a cause. Could be a charity close to your heart, a condition of your entrance to an event, could be part of your kid’s school tuition or camp…

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Tsippi Gross models her designs.

Style Tribe

Judith Solomon Special to the Jewish News | Photography by Paul Primeau Need a new outfit for the holidays — or every day? A local mom has created a brand of chic modest and nursing-friendly pieces. Tsippi Gross thought that a paucity of stylish yet accommodating clothing existed for women wanting “modesty” — both nursing…

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An Ultra Orthodox Jewish man prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, at the end of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, and the holiest of Jewish holidays. Israel came to a standstill for 25-hours during the high holiday of Yom Kippur when observant Jews fast and Israelis are prohibited from driving. Photo by Flash90

Faith And Fasting: A Look At The Practice Ahead Of Yom Kippur

BY MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN of JNS Food abstention and restrictions are ancient practices whose purpose and benefit span across the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40 percent of American Jews and 60 percent of Israeli Jews fast on the Day…

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When Embarrassment Is A Blessing

A few months ago, I got a call from my friend Rachel. “I saw that Detroit Chesed Project is looking for volunteers to help raise money for this charity by running in a marathon. Let’s do it,” Rachel said with excitement. All I could think of was how incredibly awful my running experiences had been…

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Rabbi Jared and Sarit Anstandig

Jewish@edu – Back In Michigan

Michael Weiss } Special to the Jewish News Rabbi Jared Anstandig returns to join the Ann Arbor Jewish community. After 35 years under the leadership of retiring Rabbi Rod Glogower, the Ann Arbor Orthodox Minyan (AAOM) and University of Michigan Hillel are preparing this summer to welcome Rabbi Jared Anstandig to the new leadership role…

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The Walter Reed Fisher House — one of the beautiful designs typical of Fisher Houses throughout the country.

Supporting Veterans

Above: The Walter Reed Fisher House — one of the beautiful designs typical of Fisher Houses throughout the country. Michigan will gain two Fisher Houses to aid families of vets at VA hospitals. An important addition to Detroit’s burgeoning urban landscape will have an indelible impact on Michigan veterans and their families and a proud…

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The Easiest Way To Support Israeli Charities

Every year in April, Americans complete their taxes, which include for many, lists of donations to tax-exempt charitable organizations. As an American Jew, my wife and I know and support great charities for Israel, such as AFMDA (American Friends of Magen David Adom) and FIDF (Friends of the IDF.) But I had often wondered, what…

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