Posts Tagged ‘diversity’

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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During Go Blue and White Day in support of Israel at U-M, these students show their enthusiasm.

Jewish@edu – Learning Firsthand

Michigan Hillel chair grows from experiences on campus with anti-Semitism. I was fortunate to grow up in what my friends and I endearingly call “the Jewish bubble” of West Bloomfield. Growing up in an area with a large Jewish population, I had the opportunity to come to love and be proud of my Jewish identity,…

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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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