The winter I turned 17, I donated blood for the first time. For that first pint and the 40 since, I’ve overcome my anxiety based on both giving of myself and taking of cookies and apple juice. This year, Summer in the City turned 17, and I found myself in a similarly sanguine and sweet scenario.…Read More
When iconic individuals like Kate Spade or Anthony Bourdain end their own lives, we have to believe there was something so profoundly unhelpable about their situations that they believed suicide was the tragic only option. As a clinical social worker with an expertise in suicide prevention, I can assure you, there is nothing inevitable about…Read More
Brut Detroit & Yum Village Open Second Beer and Wine Garden in Detroit Brut Detroit, a Detroit-based pop-up wine bar, and Yum Village have teamed up once again to open another Bier & Weingarten, this time along Detroit’s popular Dequindre Cut, a 2-mile urban recreational pathway that stretches from the riverfront to Mack Avenue. A…Read More
Story and Photos by Julie Bagley and Avery Drongowski Special to the Jewish News The Well takes a group of young professionals to Germany to discover its Jewish history. In late February, The Well, a Jewish community building, education and spirituality outreach initiative geared toward millennials, took 29 people to Germany to seek out its…Read More
Let me begin by wishing you and yours a happy and healthy new year. I actually penned this column a week ago Tuesday, the day after the first presidential debate. What I witnessed confirmed what I already knew — I was going to have to pray extra hard on Rosh Hashanah. I think it’s reasonable…Read More
In the early morning hours of May 5, two groups of Jewish runners — one organized by committee to honor Israel’s 65th birthday, one organized on the fly to donate money to One Fund Boston — combined their “sweat equity” on the West Bloomfield Trail.
The Run for Israel 5K was part of a daylong Temple Shir Shalom/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit-sponsored event that included a kosher lunch and Walk for Israel later in the day. T-shirts were issued for the 100 runners who participated.Read More