Posts Tagged ‘Community’

The Best of The Bates Street Society Dinner

This year’s gala featured prominent community members who give back. By Allison Jacobs Photography by Derrick Martinez   The fourth annual Bates Street Society Dinner at the Community House in Birmingham was a night to remember, featuring a three-course dinner, musical entertainment and distinguished local personalities. The purpose of the dinner is to not only…

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The Well’s Nice Jewish Person, Melissa Mendelson

Each month, The Well highlights an amazing (and eligible!) individual. The Well has agreed to share its Q & As with these amazing singles with the JN. By Marisa Meyerson, Special to the Jewish News Q: How did you decide to make your adult life in Metro Detroit? MM: I was born and raised in…

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Children Plant Olive Trees For Windsor Tu B’Shevat Celebration

By Ron Stang, Special to the Jewish News Photography by Ron Stang Dozens of children and their parents turned out on a bitterly cold day at a suburban Windsor nursery to celebrate Tu B’Shevat. The event featured talks and workshops on planting olive trees, animal rescue and making bird feeders out of bagels. There was also…

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Summer in the City turns 17 in Detroit. 17th summer. SITC. Summers in the City. Detroit

Jewfro: Reflecting On 17 Summers In The City (SITC)

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.…

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West Village biergarten Photo taken from Brut Detroit’s Instagram

Seeing Double

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…

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One of the best-known landmarks of Germany, Brandenburg Gate is a symbol of European unity and peace as well as a reminder of a difficult past. The gate stands on the location that, historically, marked the city limits of Berlin and leads to the palace of the Prussian monarchs. During WWII, it became a symbol of Nazi power; and during the Cold War, it became a border crossing between East and West Berlin. Post reunification, it became the main site for the 20th anniversary celebrations of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The gate has stood through vastly different eras of German history and, now, surrounding the plaza are a number of foreign embassies, government buildings and many tourists with selfie sticks!

Germany Close Up

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…

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Bipartisan Holiday Greetings

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…

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Born To Run

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.

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