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Posts Tagged ‘HIAS’

Rabbi Josh Whinston of Temple Beth Emeth in Ann Arbor speaks to a multi-faith group protesting outside the Tornillo, Texas, detention center. He is in the center standing in a tallit and kippah while people with signs stand around him and watch and listen.

Welcoming Strangers

Local rabbi leads pilgrimage to border to protest U.S. immigration policies. Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer Photos by Rachel Goldberg Rabbi Josh Whinston of Temple Beth Emeth in Ann Arbor led a group of 20 people, including 11 of his congregants as well as some from Ann Arbor’s Beth Israel Congregation to El Paso, Texas, in…

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Celebrity Jews – Schwimmer, Pittsburgh Notes & More

SCHWIMMER IS INNOCENT AND MORE Recently, the Blackpool, England, police posted a video of a suspect wanted for stealing a wallet and cell phone from a restaurant. Tips flowed in, many identifying the subject as “Ross Geller,” the character David Schwimmer, 51, played on Friends. On Oct. 24, Schwimmer tweeted to the police: “Officers, I…

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American flag with three hands of different skin types meeting gin the center to show diversity.

Refugee Symposium Set in Ann Arbor

A symposium on “Keeping Our Door Open: A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Refugee Resettlement” will be held Oct. 22-23 at University of Michigan’s Rackham Graduate Building, 915 E. Washington, Ann Arbor. Featured speakers are Dr. Jeff Crisp, Oxford University Refugee Studies Centre; Debbie Dingell, U.S. Representative (Mich-12th Dist.); and Mark Hetfield, president/CEO of HIAS. The two-day…

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Rising Star

Up-and-coming actress, comedian and activist Milana Vayntrub headlines this year’s Woman’s World. Catch a rising star at this year’s Lois Linden Nelson Woman’s World, presented May 2 by the Congregation Shaarey Zedek Sisterhood. The rising stars include career-building actress Milana Vayntrub, emerging synagogue leader Jeri Fishman (see below) and specialized merchandise introduced by new pop-up…

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