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Posts Tagged ‘Friendship Circle’

Casey Diskin works with Hadley on the floor on big pillows

Seeking Fulfillment

Volunteer jobs with kids with special needs lead to passionate careers. Jennifer Lovy Contributing Writer Jessica Borin should be five months away from receiving her bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan. But, instead of finishing her senior year of college, she’s taking a break from classes and applying to U-M’s occupational…

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handmade abstract clock with a triangle, rhombus, and two circles on it made by Danielle Rahmoloer

Small Wonders

Holiday shoppers will find All the Small Things at Soul Studio’s annual gift show. Robin Schwartz Contributing Writer They say big things come in small packages and that’s certainly true at the Friendship Circle Farber Center in West Bloomfield. The Dresner Foundation Soul Studio recently unveiled its annual holiday gift show filled with colorful, creative,…

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Josh Cooper gives Sparty a ride in one of the SKOOP pedicabs on the MSU campus.

Jewish@edu – Solving Micro-Mobility

MSU entrepreneur’s SKOOP pedicabs offer free rides, high-visibility advertising. Josh Cooper } jewish@edu writer Photos courtesy SKOOP Inc. A week into my freshman year, I, like many other students at Michigan State University, quickly had to deal with the pains of “micro-mobility.” With no car and classes more than a mile away, transportation in the…

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During Go Blue and White Day in support of Israel at U-M, these students show their enthusiasm.

Jewish@edu – Learning Firsthand

Michigan Hillel chair grows from experiences on campus with anti-Semitism. I was fortunate to grow up in what my friends and I endearingly call “the Jewish bubble” of West Bloomfield. Growing up in an area with a large Jewish population, I had the opportunity to come to love and be proud of my Jewish identity,…

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Randi Schreiber making art with her children, Josh and Hannah

Sibling Social To Honor Mom

From the JN Staff Professionally, Randi Schreiber was a physician assistant specializing in pediatrics; but personally, she loved creating art. After Schreiber passed away in August 2016 at age 45, her family began searching for a meaningful way to honor her memory. “Randi always loved being around children,” recalled her mom, Susan Gartenberg. “Beginning when…

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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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Team of paper doll people

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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