Posts Tagged ‘Frankel Jewish Academy’

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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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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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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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Weekly Torah Portion – A Place For Everyone

Parshat Haazinu: Deuteronomy 32:1-52; II Samuel 22:1-51. Sometimes we catch ourselves repeatedly saying something to our kids and not being listened to: “Turn off the light;” “Don’t stay up late;” “Do your homework.” Other times we go so far as to list outcomes and consequences to different actions but still it feels like we are…

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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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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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Getting To Work

Becky Hurvitz – Special to the Jewish News NEXTGen Connect welcomes Rachel Devries. Necessity is indeed the mother of invention. Such was the case with the inception of NEXTGen Connect, a partnership program between Federation’s NEXTGen Detroit and JVS, which helps young adult job seekers in Metro Detroit. From a grassroots effort spearheaded by a…

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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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UMatter volunteers Leah Dunn, Rabbi Yarden Blumstein, Benny Fellows and Mac Bauer share a moment at Friendship Circle.

Teen Mentor

Rabbi Yarden Blumstein listens intently, supports fully and connects spiritually to local youth. Whether at his full-time job as teen director at Friendship Circle of Michigan or leading his minyan class at Frankel Jewish Academy or on the phone with a concerned parent or troubled teen, Rabbi Yarden Blumstein, 34, can be found listening intently,…

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