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Posts Tagged ‘Congregation Beth Ahm’

Left to right: Jeri Fishman, Liz Modell, Jodee Fishman Raines, Hillary King

Common Thread

Though not so unusual, seven synagogues currently are led by women. Barbara Lewis Contributing Writer Seven congregations in the Detroit Jewish community are led by female presidents. What’s so remarkable about that is that it’s so unremarkable. None of the current female congregation presidents feels like a trailblazer, though several noted it is unusual to have…

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a girl and boy lay on the floor in opposite directions and smile up at a camera above with a menorah, gelt, dreidels, candles, and chanukah books between them.

Chanukah Resources from Congregation Beth Ahm

From the JN Staff Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, begins this year on the night of Sunday, Dec. 2, and Congregation Beth Ahm in West Bloomfield is maintaining its annual pre-Chanukah tradition of offering an array of resources for all who are interested, including suggested books and websites for sparking family and adult conversations and…

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Small American flags all together on a lawn.

Veterans Day Brunch

A Veterans Day brunch will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Congregation B’nai Moshe in West Bloomfield. Guest speaker is Marlene Copeland Dodinval, executive director of the Jewish National Fund, who will speak about JNF’s project for refurbishing Ammunition Hill, a poignant and moving memorial in Jerusalem for soldiers who made the…

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Weekly Torah Portion – A Sense Of Destiny

Parshat Chaye Sara: Genesis 23:1-25:18; I Kings 1:1-31. So much is riding on a mission. Avraham sends his servant back to Aram Nahara’im to find a bride for his son Yitzhak. Avraham wrests a promise from the servant that he won’t take Yitzhak back to Aram Nahara’im, but will, instead, find a proper bride for…

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Congregation Beth Ahm and Beth El Interfaith Vigil

Congregation Beth Ahm will join with Temple Beth El for an interfaith vigil honoring the tragic deaths of the eleven Jews who were killed during the terrorist attack at Congregation Tree of Life in Pittburgh this past Shabbat. The vigil will take place on Tuesday night, October 30th at 6:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El.…

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Beth Ahm To Host Kabbalah Scholar

Congregation Beth Ahm, the Cohn-Haddow Center at Wayne State University and SAJE welcome Professor Daniel Matt for a weekend of learning and mystical insight. Matt is one of the world’s leading authorities on Kabbalah and translator of the Zohar (kabbalistic text). He will introduce attendees to some of the central themes in the Jewish mystical…

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Jewish man blowing the Shofar horn of Rosh Hashanah New Year . Religious symbol.. High holidays music.

Set The Tone

Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer Use music to prepare for the High Holidays. Rosh Hashanah is coming soon, and you might not yet have entered the space of the Days of Awe. How can you get into that reflective mood? Thanks to the internet, you can hear the melodies of the Days of Awe in advance.…

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Reboot Creative Director Francine Hermelin Levite speaks with people at Detroit’s Jewish Food Festival.

Reboot!

Check out 10Q to stay reflective this holiday. When the sun sets on Rosh Hashanah, many of us will have spent one or two days in reflective prayer and contemplation of the year to come. Traditionally, Jews are expected to spend the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur — the Ten Days of Awe…

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pomegranate to represent Rosh Hashanah and the Days of Awe Resource Guide and the month of Elul.

High Holiday Learning Resources

The Jewish month of Elul, which began this year on Saturday night, Aug. 11, is a special time on the Jewish calendar. These four weeks leading up to the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah begins this year at sundown on Sunday night, Sept. 9) are an opportunity for introspection, self-assessment, study and prayer, all geared…

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We Are Jewish Faces is a picture book about Jewish Diversity.

Faces Of All Places And Races

Local author Debra Darvick celebrates Jewish diversity in a new children’s picture book. Debra Darvick celebrates diversity in the Jewish community and wants children to do the same. Years ago, while waiting for her own two youngsters during Hillel Day School dismissal, she looked closely at the different Jewish faces, and the experience inspired a…

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