Posts Tagged ‘Federation’

woman in cap and gown stares off into the distance.

Where You Go Is Not Who’ll You Be

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Best-selling author coming to Detroit Oct. 3 to talk to kids and parents. Federation CEO Scott Kaufman gets a lot of calls from members of the community about reference letters for college applications. “I’m happy to do it when I know the student,” he said, “but sometimes the tone of these…

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Come Together. A family holds hands on a beach in front of a sunset.

High Holiday Greeting: Federation: Coming Together To Strengthen Community

Throughout our history, the Jewish people have proven to be extraordinarily resilient, often in the face of extraordinary challenges. We have persevered and succeeded because, as Rabbi Jonathan Sacks admonished, our capacity to support and care for one another has always far outweighed the impulse to challenge and disagree. Although spirited discussion and debate are…

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Emily Stillman

Jewish@edu- When I Say I’m From Here

Emily Stillman Special to the Jewish News PHOTOS BY: John Hardwick Federation’s JOIN Intern Emily Stillman reflects on her eye-opening internship with a renewed appreciation of home. Like many college students’ thoughts, summer break crossed my mind as I trudged through the snowy sidewalks of Ann Arbor last winter. In the depths of December, I…

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Douglas Bloom Photo by John Hardwick

Douglas Bloom To Receive Butzel Award

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit will give Douglas Bloom the Fred M. Butzel Award for distinguished community service at its 2018 Annual Meeting 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield. The award is Federation’s highest honor for volunteer leadership. Bloom has served in a variety…

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JHCN pet visit specialist Rosalind Zukowski and her 3-year-old mini labradoodle, Frannie, visit Hilda Bloom

Enriching Lives

Rochel Burstyn Contributing Writer Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network offers programs to bring comfort, joy to those near the end of life. Physical suffering often requires more than just treating physical pain to feel relief, and the Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network (JHCN) takes this understanding to heart. When Carole Jo Lasser, a gifted pianist…

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Bob and Nancy Heinrich of Royal Oak; Andy and Helaine Zack, and Nancy and Brent Triest, of Huntington Woods.

Pop-Up Gourmet

JSL’s Marvin’s Bistro hosts delicious evening. Gourmet dining for a cause. That was the thinking behind Friends of Jewish Senior Life’s decision to host pop-up dinners. The first on Aug. 2 was held at Marvin’s Bistro, an eatery inside the Edward I. & Freda Fleischman Residence in West Bloomfield. “What helped to make this dinner…

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Bob Aronson in the studio.

A Diary In Art

Federation adviser Bob Aronson reveals a soul-feeding passion in a new exhibit. Robert Aronson regularly travels to Israel and other faraway destinations with distinctive Jewish cultural and historical significance. But when it comes to pictures for remembrance and personal expression, he prefers an alternative to smartphone photos. Aronson, longtime CEO of the Jewish Federation of…

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religious liberty, religious freedom, a boy and his tallit and tefilin.

Commentary: Religious Liberty – It’s Not Only For Christians

In mere moments — in a speech given at the Department of Justice’s Religious Liberty Summit in Washington, D.C. — Attorney General Jeff Sessions doubled down on the Trump administration’s commitment to religious liberty. On July 30, Sessions made an announcement that would further electrify right-wing evangelicals in this country — the creation of a…

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Arnie Berlin mounting his bicycle at the start of the ride outside the fences at Auschwitz-Birkenau;. cycle tour in Poland

Ride For The Living

Cycle tour in Poland adds missing pieces to a survivor’s story. As she was growing up, Cheryl Berlin’s father Saul Raimi would tell her fragmented stories of his life growing up in Mlawa, a small Polish town a bit north of Warsaw. Her late father would talk of the grandfather she never knew who died…

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Letters – July 12, 2018

Good Things Are Happening We may be not aware of some very good things happening in our community. The massive effort by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit,  Jewish Family Service, BBYO and synagogues as well as Jewish day schools called “We Need to Talk” is designed to reduce teen depression with significant funding and…

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