Posts Tagged ‘Farber Hebrew Day School’

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Farber Hebrew Day School Receives Grant

From the JN Staff Farber Hebrew Day School – Yeshivat Akiva has received a $1.3 million multi-year grant from the William Davidson Foundation, the second grant from the foundation in support of Farber HDS’s academic achievement. The first grant was a multi-year grant in the amount of $2.25 million awarded in 2015. “The William Davidson…

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Weekly Torah Portion – Man: A Heavenly Concern

Parshat Vayetze: Genesis 28:10-32:3; Hosea 12:13-14:10. In Parshat Vayetze, we encounter Jacob in his hurried exit from Canaan, afraid of his angry brother Esau from whom he wrestled the patriarchal blessing. When he lays his exhausted body down to sleep, Jacob has a vision that has been depicted in art, literature and biblical interpretation throughout…

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Farber Hebrew Day School Remembers Pittsburgh Victims

In a moving ceremony held on Thursday, Nov. 1, honoring the memory of the 11 victims of the Oct. 27 shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue, Farber Hebrew Day School (FHDS) students paid tribute to each one of the people who lost their lives that Shabbos morning. Speaking during the program for middle and…

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The Children Are Our Future

The Contours of Our Jewish Community: Snapshots From the 2018 Population Study Editor’s Note: Each week, the Jewish News will offer insights into the findings of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study with the intent of stimulating discussion about its potential meaning and impact. The Detroit Jewish community is nationally recognized for its programs and…

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Smokin’ Fundraiser

Photos by Sheryl Korelitz Farber Hebrew Day School teams with Slows Bar-B-Q for a tasty event. Determined to reach a broader Jewish network this year with a fundraiser, Farber Hebrew Day School (FHDS) in Southfield hosted a kosher barbecue featuring meats smoked by experts from Slows Bar-B-Q in Detroit available for carryout. FHDS board member…

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Rabbi Asher Lopatin will lead the new Modern Orthodox Kehillat Etz Chayim started by a group of families in Huntington Woods.

Mixed Welcome

A Modern Orthodox maverick, Rabbi Asher Lopatin faces Orthodox disdain — and support. Detroit’s Modern Orthodox community is about to welcome a controversial but beloved rabbi into its fold. Rabbi Asher Lopatin has made a name for himself as a maverick, a spiritual leader who is unafraid to stake unpopular halachic (legal) positions on women’s…

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A Gift And A Challenge

Gil Seinfeld Special to the Jewish News Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor awarded gift by the Farber family. This spring, the Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor secured one of the largest donations in its 40-year history. The Jeffrey Farber Family Foundation and the David and Nanci Farber Family Foundation have jointly pledged a…

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High school students Molly Yarbrough, Estee Brown and Zoe Korelitz.

Celebrating Israel! – Yom HaAtzmaut

Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer Photos by Paul Fischer [similar id=45408 type=all] Farber students go all out for the Jewish state’s 70th anniversary. More than a half-century ago, the founders of Akiva Hebrew Day School (Yeshivat Akiva), an Orthodox Zionist institution, intended to create an educational institution dedicated to Jewish and secular studies “while imbuing its…

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Students Create Meaningful Program

I read with interest your article “Local Walkouts” (March 22-28 edition) about area school events marking one month since the Parkland, Fla., school shooting tragedy. At Farber Hebrew Day School, our middle school and high school assembled for a beautifully meaningful 17-minute gathering in our school synagogue to commemorate the 17 student and teacher victims.…

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Shortfall in Tuition Assistance Leaves Some Farber Hebrew Day School Families Scrambling

While the newly named Farber Hebrew Day School-Yeshivat Akiva in Southfield welcomed students this week for the school year, a 31 percent shortfall in expected tuition assistance is causing some families to scramble for last-minute loans or make alternate arrangements for their children’s education. Established in 1964, Farber Hebrew Day School is a dual-curriculum Ortho-dox…

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