Posts Tagged ‘donations’

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Federation Lets Donors Decide this #GivingTuesday

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit is gearing up for a special #GivingTuesday this year — matching donations dollar-for-dollar and letting donors decide where their matched dollars go. Beginning in 2012, and held annually the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday has become a global day of giving. “When the shopping frenzy of Black Friday and the…

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Ben Falik with some kids from Summer in the City in Detroit

Jewfro: It’s Always Summer in Detroit

This is the time of year we usually put Summer in the City on the shelf. Jubilant June-July and the adrenaline of August give way to a subtly subdued September and, by October, others have oscillated into off-season occupations and, woe, winter is coming. This year is different. Pumpkin Spice Lattes be damned. And that…

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MDA serves both the IDF and Israeli citizens.

Support Israel’s National Blood Service And EMS

Alan Dershowitz to speak at American Friends of Magen David Adom Detroit gala. American Friends of Magen David Adom wants all of Metro Detroit to understand the critical and lifesaving work of Israel’s national EMS and blood services organization, so it’s enlisting one of the biggest pro-Israel advocates to make the case for MDA. Professor…

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An Ultra Orthodox Jewish man prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, at the end of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, and the holiest of Jewish holidays. Israel came to a standstill for 25-hours during the high holiday of Yom Kippur when observant Jews fast and Israelis are prohibited from driving. Photo by Flash90

Faith And Fasting: A Look At The Practice Ahead Of Yom Kippur

BY MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN of JNS Food abstention and restrictions are ancient practices whose purpose and benefit span across the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40 percent of American Jews and 60 percent of Israeli Jews fast on the Day…

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Jake Berg and Josh Miller, both of Farmington Hills at the NCJW annual event to stuff backpacks.

Faces & Places – NCJW Stuffing Backpacks

Fifty volunteers worked July 25 to set up items for packing and 90 volunteers showed up July 26 to stuff backpacks for NCJW’s annual event to ensure a good start of the school year for 1,500 homeless and low-income children in Oakland County. Volunteers ranged in age from young children to grandparents. The Oakland Schools…

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JCC – In The Black

“We’ve been in the black for two years and we expect to remain in the black for the foreseeable future,” Jewish Community Center CEO Brian Siegel said. The operational gap was closed at first when the JCC in Oak Park was shuttered in 2015. The controversial and “heartbreaking decision” saved $800,000 annually toward a $1…

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The Easiest Way To Support Israeli Charities

Every year in April, Americans complete their taxes, which include for many, lists of donations to tax-exempt charitable organizations. As an American Jew, my wife and I know and support great charities for Israel, such as AFMDA (American Friends of Magen David Adom) and FIDF (Friends of the IDF.) But I had often wondered, what…

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