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Posts Tagged ‘diversity’

A family dedicated to inclusion: Janice Fialka and Richard Feldman with their children Michah and Emma.

Intelligent Lives

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Film featuring Michah Fialka-Feldman tackles what “intelligence” really means. Huntington Woods native Micah Fialka-Feldman and his family have faced challenges that only other parents of atypical children can begin to understand. From a young age, he was labeled “neurologically impaired” and told that his “low I.Q.”…

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The Paul Best Elementary school reunion is August 18, 2018.

Best Of The Best

Eve Silberman Special to the Jewish News Reunion of Oak Park school recalls its rich diversity. Shortly after the Paul Best Elementary School opened in the fall of 1954, a dispute broke out over placing a Christmas tree in the lobby. Some Jewish parents (many had moved to Oak Park to avoid anti-Semitism) expressed discomfort…

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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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Letters – July 5, 2018

Welcome, Rabbi Lopatin I thoroughly enjoyed reading the article “Mixed Welcome” (page 10, June 21, 2018, issue). Our Metro Detroit Jewish community is distinguished by its diversity and inclusion. There is practically a place of worship for each and every Jew, and with the addition of Rabbi Asher Lopatin and his wife, Rachel, a real…

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Commentary: Confronting Racism

On May 4-6, I and three other Detroit Jews of Justice leaders attended a “White People Confronting Racism” weekend training with Training for Change in Philadelphia. I arrived home surprised at how heartwarming a weekend confronting racism could be. The training ended with full hearts, affirmation and genuine love for one another. I left feeling…

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Larry Bacow/courtesy Harvard University

Scholar and Mentsh

Kim Lifton Special to the Jewish News Son of Detroit Jewish immigrants will bring a vibrant voice to Harvard as its next president. The official residence of Harvard University’s president has had a rich history of owners and tenants since its construction in 1767, including the father of gerrymandering, an owner of plantations in Antigua,…

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Bayview, Michigan

Bay View Shouldn’t Be For Christians Only

The community of Bay View, Mich., sits along the shores of Lake Michigan, a picturesque summer resort destination for families across the country. Full of historic buildings and Victorian cottages, Bay View boasts that it is one of the “prettiest painted places” in the United States. Yet behind its pristine facade, Bay View hides a…

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X Ambassadors playing music for music blogger Annie Citron on the music blog

The Blog – X Ambassadors At The Fillmore

Last Saturday night, I went to the X Ambassadors at the Fillmore in Detroit.  The X Ambassadors are a popular rock band based out of Charlottesville, N.C. Two of the band members are brothers, the lead singer, Sam Harris, and the keyboardist, Casey Harris, both grew up in Ithaca, N.Y. And, the band members are all…

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The Klezmatics Photo by Adrian Buckmaster

Rollicking & Rebellious

The Grammy-winning Klezmatics bring their high-energy music to Detroit to help celebrate the JN’s 75th anniversary. The Klezmatics aren’t just the best band in the klezmer vanguard; on a good night, they can rank among the greatest bands on the planet.” And Time Out New York knows what it’s talking about. More than three decades…

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Israeli flag. Israel

LINKed to Israel

StandWithUs curriculum connects middle school students with Israel. StandWithUs (SWU) is an international nonprofit organization that supports Israel through worldwide educational programs and efforts to combat anti-Semitism. Through extensive leadership training programs for high school and college students, Los Angeles-based StandWithUs builds strong connections between young people in the diaspora and Israel. But staff members…

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