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two men and two women wearing blue shirts that say "volunteer" taking a group photo on a smart phone.

Social Media and Tikkun Olam

Stefani Chudnow I’m not here to talk in depth about how social media and the internet has changed our society in every conceivable way. We already know how prevalent social media has become in the way we communicate with one another on a daily basis and accomplish basic tasks like grocery shopping or applying for…

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yamulke to represent the Detroit Jewish News during the Days of Awe

Publisher’s Notebook: Staying Mission-Focused In Turbulent Times

As we enter the new year 5779 and the accompanying Days of Awe, we are compelled to reflect on our shortcomings, seek reconciliation with those we have wronged and commit to a path of self-improvement. This period of somber introspection is currently framed and besmirched by a loss of civil discourse, absence of empathy and…

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protecting kids with technology on the dark web.

Protecting Our Kids In The Dark Web

Earlier this year, I was a guest speaker on a panel hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women. The topic was how parents and grandparents can be more vigilant in protecting our children from predators who lurk online seeking to abduct or abuse unsuspecting youth. I sat next to Autumn Ceci, a Southfield police officer…

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Lena Epstein poses with Donald Trump during a campaign stop in Dimondale on Aug. 19, 2016. PHOTO Courtesy of Lena Epstein

Canceled

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Candidate says her fundraiser was nixed because of her political views. Lena Epstein, a Republican candidate for Michigan’s open seat in the 11th District and co-chair of Trump’s Michigan campaign in 2016, said a June 27 fundraiser for her campaign at Franklin Hills Country Club was canceled by the board of…

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Alan’s big scene in the Detroiters

For Openers: Coming To A Small Screen Near You

My column last month about seven-layer cake really struck a nerve, or a taste bud if you will, with Jewish News readers. I’m really not surprised. I had a feeling that might happen because you can never underestimate the power of 7LC. In the last month, I’ve received emails from former Detroiters who reminisced about…

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graduation

Essay: Dad Of Last Grad

Tis the season to buy cards for grads and dads. These both hit me this year. While I’m perennially a dad, this year I’m (also) a dad of a high school grad. No biggie, except that it is a BIGGIE because this is the last of three high school graduates. In other words, my nest…

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Alex Fenkell and Jordan Katzman.

Smile!

Above: Alex Fenkell and Jordan Katzman. From basement brainstorm to multi-million-dollar business. The late Morrie Fenkell was described by Rabbi Levi Shemtov of Friendship Circle as an unforgettable man. The philanthropist and former chairman of Liberty State Bank & Trust was said to consider himself the most blessed and lucky man in the world, whether…

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Islamic Center of America in Dearborn

No Israeli Soldiers Allowed?

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Israelis may be singled out from U.S. program. The Islamic Center of America (ICA) in Dearborn is considering a ban on Israeli military officers from visiting the mosque. The decision comes after the mosque was criticized by its congregants for allowing an Israeli military officer to participate in a program of…

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Erika Jones holds a photo of her daughter Samantha. Photo by John Hardwick

Mom With A Mission

Vivian Henoch Special To The Jewish News Meet Erika Jones, defining tikkun olam at the Judson Center. Never doubt the power of a Jewish mom determined to repair the world for a child in need of a loving home. This is Erika Jones: an adoptive mom, a foster mom — a passionate and outspoken mom.…

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U-M students Gaby Roth of New Jersey and Natan Gorod of Atlanta participated in Israel Day 2017. Roth was an author of the Canary Mission letter.

Canary Mission Hurts Israel Supporters On Campus

We are Jewish and pro-Israel students who are active within our Jewish communities on college campuses across North America. Many of us have helped organize against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions-affiliated movements throughout our time on campus. Over the course of our time fighting BDS campaigns, Canary Mission was brought to our attention repeatedly. Canary Mission…

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