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Posts Tagged ‘DJNF’

Detroit Jewish News article from March 24, 2016 titled "125 Years of Service"

Orchards Children’s – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

Jewish women in Detroit have had some remarkable accomplishments over the past 100 years. We know this. So, why am I thinking about this particular topic for this week’s column? Because I had a very pleasant and interesting meeting with Michael E. Williams. The meeting came about by happenstance on Mackinac Island in June. We…

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Detroit Jewish News March 27, 1942 issue featuring Boyer’s Haunted Shacks advertisements for radios.

Radio History – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

There was a very interesting advertisement in the March 27, 1942, issue of the JN — the paper’s very first issue. The ad was about the great selection of portable radios offered by “Boyer’s Haunted Shacks.” First, the technology of the day is interesting. According to Zenith Electronics company history, a historic maker of radios…

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March 4, 1949 issue of the Detroit Jewish News featuring Eliahu Elath Epstein.

Eliahu Elath Epstein – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

On June 4, 2018, Ron Dermer, Israeli Ambassador to the United States, made a presentation at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills. In the June 14 issue of the JN, Contributing Writer Stacy Gittleman reported on Dermer’s speech, noting that this event was the first time in 20 years that a sitting Israeli ambassador had…

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Detroit Jewish Chronicle May 27, 1932 Jewish baseball player Isadore “Izzy” Goldstein

Jewish Baseball – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

It’s summer now and the baseball season is well under way. The roster of our beloved home team, the Detroit Tigers, is much different from last year. Jewish second baseman Ian Kinsler was traded over the winter and, soon after last year’s season concluded, the Tigers’ Jewish manager, Brad Ausmus, was fired. This is a…

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Detroit Jewish Chronicle April 7, 1916 beer ads beer ad for Goebels Beer.

Beer Ads – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

While writing about the JN from 1942-43 over the past year, several times I referred to fascinating advertisements from Schmidt’s Beer, the beer that (per its ads) contributed so mightily to the effort to win World War II. I guess I miss writing about Schmidt’s beer ads, so this week, I decided to see just…

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1998, Israel milestones

Israel Through The Decades – Israel Milestones

Since its founding in 1942 by Philip Slomovitz, the Detroit Jewish News has chronicled the birth, growth and global impact of Israel. Take a walk back in time and see how the paper has celebrated previous Israel milestones. You can do your own searches about Israel over the decades at www.djnfoundation.org. Israel Milestones [similar id=45408…

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The University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library. UMich. U of M. UM

A New Permanent Home

JN digital archive to reside at U-M in perpetuity. A copy of the digital archive containing the entire contents of the Detroit Jewish News and its predecessor publication, comprising more than 330,000 pages and spanning over 100 years, will be housed in perpetuity at the University of Michigan and be available to the public free…

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Detroit Jewish News May 21, 1948. After Israel's Independence

Israel’s Independence – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

There is really only one topic for my column this week, isn’t there? I would be remiss if I did not look back into the William Davidson Archives to see just what was happening in Detroit after David Ben-Gurion read the Declaration of Israel’s Independence on May 14, 1948, thereby establishing the modern state of…

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Klezmatics trumpeter Frank London backs up a niggun.

A Diamond Evening

PHOTOS By Jerry Zolynsky More than 800 people celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Jewish News and honored the Davidson-Gerson-Wetsman-Saulson family as exemplars of multi-generational community leadership May 3 at Congregation Shaarey Zedek. The Grammy-winning Klezmatics brought the crowd to its feet with its rollicking music. Proceeds from the event benefited the independent nonprofit Detroit…

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Time Travel

This week’s edition of the Jewish News publishes on the same day (May 3) that a sold-out audience will gather at JN75 for the paper’s 75th Diamond Anniversary Legacy Gala, the most prestigious event at the synagogue since my wedding 34 years ago. The evening features the Klezmatics, the only klezmer band to win a…

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