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Posts Tagged ‘Hillel’

GVSU students participate in a Pink Shabbat, with proceeds going to Sharsheret, an organization that supports Jewish women with breast cancer and their families.

Jewish@edu – Pink Shabbat

GVSU dinner benefits a nonprofit aiding Jewish women with breast cancer. Samantha Byck } jewish@edu writer At Grand Valley State University, our Jewish population is growing, with more and more Jewish students attending the university and coming to Hillel events. I am the Nefesh intern for Hillel, which means I am the women’s empowerment and…

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students at a GVSU vigil

GVSU Students Organize Vigil for Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Victims

By Nick Moran, originally published in the Grand Valley Lanthorn Students, faculty, staff and community members gathered in the hundreds around the Cook-Carillon Tower on Monday, Oct. 29 with candles in hand to honor the 11 lives lost during the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh the weekend prior. The candlelight vigil and concurrent speeches…

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Nearly 400 people attended the vigil on the Diag at the University of Michigan. Vigil atendees at the University of Michigan hold up their phone flashlights as the names of each victim is read aloud on October 28, 2018.

Michigan Hillel Hosts Campus Vigil

Photos by Samii Stoloff Nearly 400 people participated in a vigil held by University of Michigan Hillel Sunday evening in memory of the 11 people killed Saturday at Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh. Kendall Coden, Michigan Hillel board chair, said, “Tonight, we will resist hatred in all its forms with our love and support…

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The collectible, easy-to-build TAIT Turbo Flyer is made of balsa — thicker wood and better aerodynamics than the ones we had as kids.

Taking Flight

Audrey Elkus returns to Detroit to help TAIT Design Co. soar. Chris Harrison Special to the Jewish News Above: The collectible, easy-to-build TAIT Turbo Flyer is made of balsa — thicker wood and better aerodynamics than the ones we had as kids. As I browsed TAIT Design Co.’s online store, I found myself amazed at their…

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Senior Alexa Smith, a graphic arts student in U-M’s Stamps School of Art & Design, created her own image to counter the anti-Semitic depiction that offended her at a mandatory art lecture series. She spoke to U-M administrators about the university adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.

Standing Strong

Students, parents react to incidences of anti-Israel, anti-Semitic stances at U-M. Above: Senior Alexa Smith, a graphic arts student in U-M’s Stamps School of Art & Design, created her own image to counter the anti-Semitic depiction that offended her at a mandatory art lecture series. She spoke to U-M administrators about the university adopting the International…

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little girl blowing bubbles in a park

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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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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college Jewish students. students gather around a computer lap top.

4 Simple Ways For Jewish Students To Actually Enjoy College

Before high school, I always heard high school would be the best four years of my life. Before college, I was told the exact same thing. While my college years weren’t always the best, I picked up on some valuable tips that I would’ve liked to have known beforehand. 1. Utilize your college Hillel. For…

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MSU Sigma Alpha Mu Sammys

Jewish@edu – Stronger Than Ever

Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity is growing at MSU. Greek organizations on college campuses often conjure images of raucous parties, hazing rituals and binge drinking. Just about everyone has a preconceived notion when it comes to fraternities and sororities. The Michigan State University chapter of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity is working to change those perceptions.…

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