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Shir Tikvah Co-Sponsors Premiere of Hamilton in Detroit

Congregation Shir Tikvah in Troy, Upland Hills School and Congregation Beth Shalom of Traverse City are sponsoring the premiere of Hamilton in Detroit at the Fisher Theatre on March 12, 2019. The evening will be major fundraiser for the three organizations, as well as a celebration of Shir Tikvah’s double chai (36th) anniversary year. The…

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Rabbis Alex and Amy Greenbaum of Beth El Congregations in Pittsburgh in a Twitter post against gun violence in February.

Native Son

Pittsburgh rabbi knew some shooting victims and is focusing on his congregation’s needs. Barbara Lewis Contributing Writer During the week following the Oct. 27 massacre at Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, Rabbi Alex Greenbaum felt like he was at “ground zero.” Above: Rabbis Alex and Amy Greenbaum of Beth El Congregations in Pittsburgh in a…

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Chaplain Yvonne Fant Moore leads the singing of “We Shall Overcome” at the interfaith service at Beth Shalom in Oak Park.

Joining Together

Interfaith vigils offer support amidst violence and hatred in Pittsburgh. JN Staff Reports Several vigils for the Tree of Life Congregation shooting victims held last week were gatherings of people of many faiths, all saddened by the show of hatred in Pittsburgh. Above: Chaplain Yvonne Fant Moore leads the singing of “We Shall Overcome” at the…

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Chanu-Con Festival Nov. 18

Congregation Beth Shalom will host its third annual Chanu-Con, a community-wide Chanukah festival, from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Oak Park synagogue. Look for 25 fun vendors with gift ideas, many children’s activities, live music and magic, a tin can raffle, and Vaad and Star-K kosher lunch and snack options. Free admission. Non-perishable…

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Congregation Beth Shalom Unity Service

Join Congregation Beth Shalom for a unity service honoring the victims of the Tree of Life synagogue massacre. The Facebook event page reads: “Join Rabbi Robert Gamer and Cantor Sam Greenbaum of Beth Shalom; Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh and Cantorial Soloist Kelly Onickel of Temple Emanu-El (Oak Park, MI); Rev. Dr. Charles Packer of Pine Hills…

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For Openers: Today, I Shaved My Best Friend’s Head

Identity and gevurah (strength). Today, I shaved my best friend’s head. As a result, I choose to address my own identity by wearing a kippah. Visible signs of faith are tricky. In Orthodoxy, it is separated first and foremost by gender. For women, there is the question of covering their hair. And how to cover…

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Weekly Torah Portion – Preserving Dignity

Parshat Ki Tetze: Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19; Isaiah 54:1-10 Human dignity has always been a central concern of the Torah and the Jewish tradition. The Torah portion this week gives us several examples of protections that were provided for people who were at a disadvantage in ancient societies such as the poor, the resident alien, widows, orphans…

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Justice Seeker

Valerie Newman’s passion for getting innocent people out of prison leads to new role. Anyone who steps inside Valerie Newman’s Detroit office at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice is greeted by a colorful, framed poster emblazoned with these words from the Torah: “Justice, justice shalt thou pursue.” Newman calls the biblical quote from Deuteronomy…

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Letters – July 12, 2018

Good Things Are Happening We may be not aware of some very good things happening in our community. The massive effort by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit,  Jewish Family Service, BBYO and synagogues as well as Jewish day schools called “We Need to Talk” is designed to reduce teen depression with significant funding and…

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Laying Out The Welcome Mat

Shaarey Zedek reaches out to LGBTQ+ community. Congregation Shaarey Zedek is making a concerted effort to reach out to marginalized communities, starting with those who identify as “LGBTQ+”: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer and any sexual or gender minority that doesn’t yet have an initial. Rabbi Aaron Starr announced the initiative in his May 26…

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