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Posts Tagged ‘Emory University’

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Conversion and Genetic Screening

Leslie Rott Because my fiancé is converting to Judaism, I was very relieved that we wouldn’t need to do any type of genetic screening for genetic diseases that are typical for those of Jewish ancestry. However, we were talking to the Rabbi about whether there were any Jewish laws against in-utero genetic screening and the…

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Sasha Hartje is focused on tennis at Emory University.

Tennis Is A Labor of Love for Sasha Hartje

Steve Stein Contributing Writer Sasha Hartje was a busy young woman in high school. She played tennis, volleyball and soccer for Detroit Country Day School. Outside of school, she played high-level travel hockey. She was a tennis state champion in 2016 and 2017. She was a member of the Tier II 14-and-under AAA national champion…

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The April 2018 Teen Israel Leadership Institute.

A Weekend Of Israel And Leadership For Teens

The Atlanta-based Center for Israel Education (CIE) and the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (www.ismi.emory.edu) invite Jewish 10th- and 11th-graders to apply to attend the Teen Israel Leadership Institute during the weekend of Oct. 26-28 at Emory University. The institute will feature a series of learning activities to expand students’ knowledge and…

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Celebrity Jews: Movies, Binge-Watching And Sports

AT THE MOVIES Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot is based on the true-life story of the late John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix, 48). His severe alcoholism led to a car accident that left him a quadriplegic. Callahan gradually regains the will to live via an unlikely mentor: a rich, gay guy named Dexter…

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Parent Whisperer

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Vivian Henoch Special to the Jewish News Meet Julie Fisher, working on the Federation’s teen mental health initiative. A former high school teacher, now a sought-after speaker and parenting expert as principal consultant at the MJ Fisher Group, Julie Fisher, M.Ed., is a trusted adviser to parents,…

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Bowling Championship Is A Moving Experience

The Brotherhood-Eddie Jacobson B’nai B’rith bowling league has been competing weekly at Country Lanes in Farmington Hills since 1986. But the league had to find a new home — quickly — late this season when Country Lanes closed for about a month following the sudden death of its owner. The league moved to 300 Bowl…

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Karen Gordon

Going To California

California, here they come. The 65 Detroit competitors, coaches and delegation heads who will be going to the JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest in Orange County, Calif., in August have been announced. With only one Maccabi Games site this year, participation is limited. “When you have multiple sites, there are 3,000 to 4,000 participants,” said…

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