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Henry Ford next to a Model T, 1921.

Henry Ford and the Jews

The Henry Ford hosts a first-ever Jewish-themed curator’s tour of its collection. Henry Ford’s public life of luminous invention and innovation was darkened by issues of anti-Semitism, but the museum that carries his name holds and showcases objects demonstrating momentous accomplishments of the Jewish community. Both the anti-Semitism and the accomplishments will be explored in…

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Abraham Feder

Welcome To Detroit

Cellist Abraham Feder joins the DSO. Abraham Feder is making a sound name for himself playing cello as part of celebrated orchestras — the Sarasota Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra and now the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) beginning with the 2018-2019 season. Instrumentalist Feder is getting attention locally since being named assistant principal cello (Dorothy and…

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Leonard Slatkin

We Can Be Heroes

The DSO honors supporters Penny and Harold Blumenstein and Leonard Slatkin. Although Leonard Slatkin has had a role very different from those of Penny and Harold Blumenstein in advancing the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), all three share a commitment to encouraging musical interests in young people. That shared commitment has resulted in their selection for…

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Churchill Fellow William Clark Durant III speaks about Fellow Morton “Mort” Harris at the Churchill Fellows ceremony.

National Recognition

Natalie Stavale Special to the Jewish News WWII veteran and philanthropist Morton Harris honored as a Churchill Fellow. Detroit native Morton E. “Mort” Harris, 97, is a successful businessman, entrepreneur, noted philanthropist and a decorated World War II veteran. He’s also now a Churchill Fellow. Harris recently was inducted into the Association of Churchill Fellows…

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Aaron Copland

Detroit’s Classical Music and Aaron Copland

Locally, there is a vibrant classical music scene. This is largely due to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the many community orchestras and ensembles that play in the Metro Detroit area. One of the most common composers performed by these groups is Aaron Copland. Aaron Copland Copland wrote many influential works such as Appalachian Spring,…

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Leonard Bernstein in the Detroit Jewish Chronicle April 12, 1946

Leonard Bernstein – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

Leonard Bernstein, the legendary composer, pianist, conductor and all-around great man of American music, would have been 100 years old in 2018. There will be thousands of events around the world this year to commemorate the life and career of this son of Ukrainian Jews as a part of #Bernsteinat100. The National Museum of American…

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