Posts Tagged ‘Hazon’

“Hallel” by Abre Ettah, New Malden, Britain, UK: This sukkah brings together the historic elements of Sukkot — light, water and festive celebration. Part of Sukkah x Detroit

Sukkah x Detroit

Downtown Synagogue’s design competition to bring Sukkot alive at Capitol Park. A sukkah can be a humble thing, a hut made of plywood two-by-fours and nails with a roof of evergreen branches. It can be chateau-like in miniature, with chandeliers, carpets and windows. Or it can be egg-shaped and covered in petal-shaped shingles. However plain,…

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Hannah Lewis with an assortment of her own fermented veggies and sauces

Sour Grapes? Nah, Sour Pickles!

Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer Photos by Jerry Zolynsky Here’s how you can make your own at home in a flash. It feels uncanny. Put cucumbers in a jar. Cover them with clear salt water. Add a few spices. Wait a week or so, and you have delicious sour pickles in a tangy, cloudy green brine.…

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Participants last year at the Michigan Jewish Food Festival

Food, Glorious Food

The third annual Michigan Jewish Food Festival gears up to be the best yet. Everybody eats. Food is the common denominator that brings people together — from the dinner table to restaurants and occasionally to food festivals. People gather wherever good food is to be found. There will likely be good food in abundance at…

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Sukkah x Detroit

IADS Contest

Sukkah x Detroit receives grant. The Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the William Davidson Foundation for Sukkah x Detroit. Throughout the last week of September, as part of Detroit’s Month of Design, Sukkah x Detroit will celebrate the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot in Detroit’s Capitol Park with a…

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The mural at the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue.

A Mural Of Many Colors

L.A. muralist Bunnie Reiss coats the Downtown Synagogue. Los Angeles muralist Bunnie Reiss left Detroit’s only synagogue a lot more colorful than when she arrived, cloaking it in symbols of luck, love and protection. Reiss, 43, took a week to paint her mural on the back of the four-story Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue on Griswold…

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If you’re willing to tolerate some clover, organic lawncare might be a good choice.

A Healthy Lawn

Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer Some homeowners turn to organic lawncare to limit chemical and pesticide use. A professional turf care service advertises that it “provides complete turf care for homeowners interested in a beautiful lawn. We can maintain a healthy lawn for you year after year.” But what does “a healthy lawn” mean? The words…

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Brittany Feldman of Hazon Detroit, David Brown of Kibbutz Detropia, Rev. Deb Hansen, a board member of Michigan Interfaith Power & Light, Leah Wiste of Michigan Interfaith Power & Light, Ilana Unger of Hazon Detroit and Staci Rosen of Repair the World Detroit in front of Hazon’s Topsy Turvy Bus that runs on used vegetable oil.

Faces & Places: Hazon Detroit

Hazon Detroit, Forest bathing, Farmington Hills Nature Center, March, 2018 In mid-March, 25 participants joined Hazon Detroit to explore their senses through the sweet practice of “Forest Bathing,” immersing themselves in nature to help reap physical and psychological benefits. Cayla Samano, a certified forest therapist, and Brittany Feldman of Hazon led the group on a…

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CC executive team members CFO Larry Poupard, Assistant Directors Judy Loebl and Heidi Budaj, COO Jeff Lasday and CEO Brian Siegel with JCC senior directors in the windows. Photo Credit: Lizz Cardwell/JCC

Let It Ride!

Above: JCC executive team members CFO Larry Poupard, Assistant Directors Judy Loebl and Heidi Budaj, COO Jeff Lasday and CEO Brian Siegel with JCC senior directors in the windows. Reimagined JCC is on the road with programming, collaborations outside its walls. Major changes have been afoot for nearly a year at the Jewish Community Center…

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These discarded veggies will turn into black gold for gardeners.

No More Waste

Hazon Detroit serves up healthy heaps of compost — just in time for Earth Day. In the North End neighborhood of Detroit near historic Oakland Avenue, there is a large patch of land where houses used to stand, houses where Jewish immigrants first began their American journey, that in time became the homes for some…

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