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Posts Tagged ‘Hillel Day School’

Looking Back at the JN Chanukah Art Contest

From the DJN Foundation Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History Mike Smith Detroit Jewish News Foundation Archivist This is one of my favorite times of the year at the JN. It’s time for the 33rd Annual Chanukah Art Contest! OK, OK. I’ll admit there are a few artists, like that Rembrandt guy or Picasso…

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close-up on the Israeli flag waving (a white and blue flag with a horizontal stripe at the top and bottom and a star of David in the middle)

Guest Column: NIF Represents Our Most Essential Jewish Values

Editor’s Note:  This op-ed was written in response to “Commentary: The New Israel Fund Does NOT Support Israel” by Kobi Erez on Nov. 1, 2018. Metropolitan Detroit forged my Jewish values. When I think of Torah, I think of Saul Rube’s Talmud class at Hillel Day School. I think of endless stories, discussion and questioning.…

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Steve Freedman, white man with glasses and a beard in a dress shirt and tie, sits at a table with a full bookshelf behind him as he smiles to something off in the distance. He is wearing a kippah.

Freedman Leaving

Hillel’s head of school plans to return to East Coast. Keri Guten Cohen Story Development Editor After 16 years as head of school at Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills, Steve Freedman will be leaving at the end of the academic school year. The school will also lose Joan Freedman, Hillel’s director of curriculum. The…

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Students participate in a J-Talk discussion session.

Jewish@edu – Lively Discussion

Weekly J-Talk sessions bring topics into focus. Nisim Nesimov } jewish@edu writer They say there are three things you should never talk about at the dinner table: money, religion and politics. At J-Talk, a weekly meeting of young Jewish college students from Metro Detroit, this adage is thrown out the door. Led by Rabbi Michele…

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Hillel Day School sixth-graders start their day with a soulful exercise.

Hillel adopts Ayeka’s soulful strategies for educating today’s students.

Implementing soulful education. Gabriella Burman Special to the Jewish News A new “soulful” approach to Jewish text study is helping Hillel Day School students develop strategies for mindfulness at just the right time, as the world continues to move at a fast pace and mental health challenges are on the rise among youth nationwide. “We…

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Loren Jacobs speaking at a rally

Trying to Make Sense of Messianic “Judaism”

Editor’s Note: We asked Rabbi Jason Miller to explain to readers why there was such an uproar over a Messianic “rabbi” delivering a prayer at a political rally last week. With the controversy last week of Loren Jacobs, a leader of a Bloomfield Hills church who calls himself a “rabbi,” delivering a politically charged invocation…

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Letters – November 1, 2018

Orthodox Students Attend Community Day Schools Since its founding in 1958, Hillel Day School has provided an outstanding education to Jewish children in Metropolitan Detroit — no matter how they practice Judaism at home. The school has always welcomed Jewish students affiliated with Orthodox synagogues while Hillel was a member of the Conservative movement’s Solomon…

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Jessica Alter, Tech For Campaigns entrepreneur, leans against a window in a large office with two large chairs in front of her.

Progressive Powerhouse

Native Detroiter’s ‘Tech For Campaigns’ is helping to elect Democrats in eight states. Karleigh Stone Special to the Jewish News Bloomfield Hills native, now San Francisco resident, Jessica Alter, 39, is a tech entrepreneur who has put her skills to use to help change America’s political climate. A feeling of discontent with the country’s leadership…

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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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