Posts Tagged ‘Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity’

A recent Coalition Shabbat dinner

For Openers: Building Alliances Over Dinner

It’s 7:30 p.m. on Friday night, and the dinner party called for 7 p.m. has just reached enough critical mass to get started. Jokes are made about “Jewish time,” “black time” and the fact that we never would have begun on time. Twenty-five young professionals and creatives are piled into an event room in the…

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Torah from Pixabay

Guest Column: Cramming Kabbalah?

Mark Jacobs It was a late Tuesday afternoon, and my wife and I were getting ready for our first Kabbalah class. “Did you read the book?” she asked me. “There’s a book?!” I answered, and suddenly that old panicked feeling I experienced from seventh grade to law school came right back. My immediate instinct was…

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honoring survivors and victims of the Holocaust

Coalition To Honor Survivors

The Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity will host an event at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, honoring survivors and victims of the Holocaust. The event, “Out from the Depths and into the Light,” will be held at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills. The coalition was formed earlier this year with a mission…

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woman in burka

Essay: The Woman In The Burka

She wore a full-length burka, the kind with just a tiny slit across the eyes. Holding a stroller with both hands, with three small children and her husband beside her, she patiently waited in line for her family’s turn to get on the Tilt-A-Whirl ride. Around her, loud carnival music was blaring amidst bright lights,…

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Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity leadership team: Mark Jacobs, AIPAC, Michigan Director of African-American Outreach; Rev. DeeDee M. Coleman, president, Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity; David Kurzmann, executive director, Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC; and Rev. Kenneth J. Flowers, Greater New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church.

Speaking With One Voice – Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity

Inaugural event for the Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity inspires passion to fight racism and anti-Semitism. Jewish baby boomers and their parents may remember the famous photo of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel arm-in-arm with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders during the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala.,…

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