Posts Tagged ‘Detroit’

Gubow Tribute Held

Judge Lawrence Gubow died at the young age of 59 in 1978. Gubow was a native Detroiter and served in the U.S. Army in World War II. Wounded in combat and a prisoner-of-war, after the war, Gubow became the leading voice for Jewish veterans in Detroit. He was a community leader and was also a…

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Dynamic Duo

Filmmaker dad, musician son present their work in Michigan simultaneously. By Suzanne Chessler, Contributing Writer One day before the Michigan debut of his film about Jewish identity, Adam Zucker will be in the state to applaud the Michigan debut of his favorite jazz pianist and composer, son Gabriel Zucker. The two, whose professional travels frequently take…

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For Openers: How Long Do You Think You’ll Stay Here?

What it’s like moving to Detroit and what it’s like to stay I’ve lived in Detroit for a little over two years and, in that time, I have been asked at least once a week how long I plan to stay. I get the question from people back home, understandably: my parents in New York,…

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Letters – Responses to Common Thread

Read letters to the editor responding to “Common Thread” Don’t Forget B’nai Israel I was delighted to read Barbara Lewis’s article “Common Thread” (Dec. 6, page 18). Though not so unusual, seven synagogues currently are led by women. It was indeed good to learn that seven congregations in the Detroit area are led by women…

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Michigan State capital in Lansing, Michigan showing the capital building on a cloudy day

JN Editorial: Tlaib Seeking Global Spotlight to the Detriment of her District

Michigan’s 13th Congressional District is one of America’s most impoverished. Anchored by large swaths of the city of Detroit, it reflects the massive challenges faced by many of the approximately 700,000 people who reside within its boundaries. Inferior public and charter schools. Crumbling infrastructure. High unemployment and low wages. Dirty air and water. Neglected and…

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Belle and the Beast dance together in a scene from Beauty and the Beast

Editor’s Picks – Dec. 14-23

You don’t want to miss these upcoming shows Lynne Konstantin Arts & Life Editor DEC. 16  BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Meet the lovely singing Belle (played by Mikki Frank), make a stained-glass craft, have a snack and watch Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (created by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice) on the big…

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Danny Raskin: Stately Sophistication

The Whitney celebrates 32 years. Danny Raskin Senior Columnist There are two words that would aptly apply to this legend … True elegance … But there are so many more that can also relate to this legendary restaurant … Sophisticated class indeed! This is the 32nd anniversary of The Whitney, Woodward and Canfield, Detroit, for…

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Sean Forbes, center, and Jake Bass, left, perform in Tel Aviv to a large crowd of excited concert goers

Deaf Jams

Musical legends join forces for the Deaf and Loud Experience. Julie Edgar Contributing Writer Rapper Sean Forbes and two other deaf performers will share the stage with the DSO at Orchestra Hall Dec. 16 for a performance of Motown and other Detroit-centric music that is bound to be as profound as it will be unusual.…

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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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Honest John’s

Midtown restaurant thrills with a unique menu and edgy décor. Stefani Chudnow Special to the Jewish News What makes a good bar? Is it the welcoming bartenders and a warm, unique environment? Or is it the creative drinks, a wide variety of draft beers and tasty appetizers to go on the side? To be honest,…

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