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Posts Tagged ‘community service’

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Letters – November 15, 2018

What Constitutes Evil? Regarding, “Heartbreak,” (Nov. 1, page 12), in Avot (Chapter 1, verse 7), the Talmud says, “Do not cleave to a wicked person.” Evil people may be charming but being close to them makes it much more likely you will commit bad acts yourself, as your inclinations to avoid trouble have already been…

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NCJW Brings Women’s Rights Activist

Above: Cecile Richards Cecile Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood, women’s rights activist and New York Times bestselling author, will be the keynote speaker at the National Council of Jewish Women, Michigan’s (NCJW|MI) annual benefit luncheon on Oct. 11. Proceeds raised at the event, to be held at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills, will be…

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Detroit Games co-chair Karen Gordon, director Jeremy Fishman and co-chair Franci Silver along with Stacie Francombe and Carissa Mindt from Atlanta

Wanted: Maccabi Games Participants

The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit will play host to the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest next year. Aug. 4-9, 2019, to be exact. Even though the dates are about 10 months away, a call went out last week for local athletes to try out for Detroit teams and sign up for individual sports,…

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Douglas Bloom Photo by John Hardwick

Douglas Bloom To Receive Butzel Award

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit will give Douglas Bloom the Fred M. Butzel Award for distinguished community service at its 2018 Annual Meeting 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield. The award is Federation’s highest honor for volunteer leadership. Bloom has served in a variety…

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Harold and Penny Blumenstein display a 1933 photo of his parents, Hyman and Sonia Blumenstein — hardworking European immigrants who built a loving family life in Metro Detroit./Credit: Dena Borsand

A Beacon Of Jewish Wisdom

Blumenstein Jewish Learning Center has high expectations. It began as a modest effort to expand the Jewish footprint in the Birmingham-Bloomfield area — but it has the potential of becoming an educational gem for the entire Metro Detroit Jewish community. The new Hyman and Sonia Blumenstein Jewish Learning Center, 36300 Woodward Ave., a half-mile north…

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Graduating Seaholm senior Melanie Taylor

Michigan’s DYW

Karleigh Stone Special to the Jewish News Distinguished, poised and talented: Seaholm’s Melanie Taylor. Melanie Taylor, daughter of Alan and Linda Taylor and sister of Joshua, 15, of Birmingham, is Michigan’s 2018 Distinguished Young Woman, and “distinguished” is just the beginning when it comes to Taylor. She is poised, hard-working, talented and humble. She has…

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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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