Posts Tagged ‘FJA’

Graduation Hat with Israel flag with Diploma and Judge Gavel Isolated on White Background

Deepening Israel Education

Israel education consultant spends time at FJA and Hillel. Michael Jacobs Special to the Jewish News A consultant visiting Detroit on Oct. 10 helped with the effort to boost Israel education for day school students. Dr. Tal Grinfas-David, a day school education specialist for the Atlanta-based Center for Israel Education, planned to spend two days…

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A Place Of Their Own

Brett Mountain Photographer An award-winning interior designer nests a home for her own growing family. Interior designer Carrie Long added a bit of pretend to the reality of remodeling and decorating the Birmingham home picked for her own family almost two years ago. She moved forward thinking of her husband, Greg Sobol, as a client…

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the word "senior" written over and over in different fonts on something that is meant to look like a desk.

What Do Colleges Really Want in an Admission Essay?

By Kim Lifton President Wow Writing Workshop Kim Bryant, senior assistant director of admissions at the University of Michigan, reads about 5000 college essays every year. Many of them are unimpressive and “pretty boring.” “We get a lot of essays about mission trips, about being camp counselors, and sports injuries,” she said, adding students list…

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Rosh hashanah (jewish New Year holiday) concept. Traditional symbols.. Local rabbis share holiday message.

L’Shanah Tovah

The JN invited local rabbis to share a holiday message with the community. Turning & Returning This summer, for the first time in my life, I was arrested. I participated in the Poor People’s Campaign, six weeks of marches in Lansing and across America to bring attention to social and political issues. Thanks to the…

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Portrait of desperate and stressed young man pulling his hair. Studio shot, grey background.

Under Pressure

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Getting into their college of choice can leave students stressed. Hey, juniors and seniors, here’s some news to use: Where you go to college is of almost no importance to your future employment options. Whether your degree is from the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State or Grand Valley…

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Here’s To: Congratulations To These Jews In The D

Southfield law firm Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller P.C. announced the addition of attorneys Earle I. Erman, Julie Beth Teicher, Craig E. Zucker, David H. Freedman, and David Eisenberg. Each of the first four is a shareholder in the firm’s Creditor Rights, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Practice Group. Eisenberg is an associate in the firm’s Creditor…

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Federation NEXTGen volunteers help at a Kadima home: Ben and Erin Kramer, Birmingham; Lauren Cohn and Jaime Bean, both of Huntington Woods; Jason Rubenfire, West Bloomfield; Noah Betman, Detroit; Allison Huber of Kadima; and Janet Schenk, Bloomfield Hills. NEXTGen was a partner in the event. Gardening Day

Faces & Places – FJA Gala & Kadima Gardening Day

Check out this gallery of photos from the Frankel Jewish Academy’s 2018 Annual Gala and Kadima’s 3rd Annual Gardening Day. Frankel Jewish Academy’s 2018 Annual Gala The Berman Center for the Performing Arts June 7, 2018 Photos by Jorge Lemus Faces & Places – HMC Award Ceremony Kadima’s 3rd Annual Gardening Day Southfield and various…

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Fiddler on the Roof (in English) made a return to Broadway in 2016. PHOTO BY JOAN MARCUS

Return To Tradition

A pair of Metro Detroit natives are among the cast of a Joel Grey-directed version of Fiddler on the Roof — all in Yiddish. Michael Yashinsky and Daniel Kahn each grew up in Farmington Hills thinking about the possibilities of stage careers, but they didn’t get to know each other until 2016, when they were…

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WANTS and NEEDS written on luggage tags on blue background. Business concept. Top view.

Weekly Torah Portion – Wants Vs. Needs

Parshat Bachaalotekha: Numbers 8:1-12:16; Zachariah 2:14-4:7 Think back to your childhood, and I’m sure you can remember a time you received a birthday or Chanukah gift that you did not like. Possibly the giver of the gift perceived your explicit or implicit disappointment. Now, jump ahead to adulthood, and you realize that a polite “thank…

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College Blues

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers The difficult transition can spark some problems, but here are tips for coping. The car is loaded. The trunk is filled with clothing, bedding, storage units, shower shoes and wall decorations. The checklist is complete. The prospective freshmen are nervous but eager to begin their new…

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