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Posts Tagged ‘HMC’

Ruth Bergman, HMC education director

Meeting the Challenge

Ruth Bergman heads HMC’s educational efforts to reach more students and teachers. Keri Guten Cohen Story Development Editor For the first time in its 36-year history, the Holocaust Memorial Center (HMC) in Farmington Hills has a full-time director of education. Ruth Bergman, a well-respected local educator and daughter of Holocaust survivors, came on board June…

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Michael and Elaine Serling

Jewish Champions

Serlings to be honored at HMC’s 34th Anniversary Dinner Stacy Gittleman Contributing Writer In the Birmingham law office he founded in 1972, Michael Serling drinks his coffee from a mug bearing the Spartan logo of Michigan State University. His wife, Elaine, a retired nurse and an award-winning singer and Jewish songwriter, says she is loyal…

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broken glass to represent Kristallnacht (commonly translated as “Night of Broken Glass”)

Kristallnacht Remembrance at HMC

On Nov. 9-10, 1938, the Nazis staged violent pogroms — state-sanctioned, anti-Jewish riots — against the Jewish communities of Germany, Austria and the Sudetenland. These events came to be known as Kristallnacht (commonly translated as “Night of Broken Glass”), a reference to the broken windows of synagogues, Jewish-owned stores, community centers, and homes plundered and…

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Jewish News cover reading "Remember Us! Give to the war chest"

The Holocaust Unfolds

A new exhibit at the HMC highlights the important role played by the Detroit Jewish News in delivering war news to Detroiters. At the Newseum in Washington, D.C., where newspaper history and highlights open up to the public, a place is held by the Detroit Jewish News. An issue from the 1940s, accessible in an…

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Father Patrick Desbois

Father Desbois To Speak On Book

Father Patrick Desbois, author of In Broad Daylight: The Secret Procedures Behind the Holocaust by Bullets, will be featured at a discussion 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The talk will be moderated by WDIV anchor Devin Scillian. Desbois has devoted his life to researching…

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Elizabeth Merzin of West Bloomfield, Madeline Byrne of Frazer, Monica Merzin of West Bloomfield and photographer John Hardwick of Royal Oak

Faces & Places – Rub-a-Dub, Shalom Club And Detroit River Cruise

Check out this gallery of photos from ORT’s Rub-a-Dub fundraiser, The Shalom Club and the Annual Detroit River Cruise! Rub-a-Dub ORT Michigan’s largest fundraiser, Rub-a-Dub, took place Aug. 21 at Franklin Hills Country Club and drew 550 guests. The event raised more than $1.7 million, making it the most successful yet. More than $62,000 was…

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a boy sits at a Holocaust memorial in reflection to represent the reflection that goes on during Tishrei and the goal to never forget the 6 million Jews who died during the Holocaust

Essay: Remember The 6 Million

We are in the holy month of Tishrei. It includes Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot. On Rosh Hashanah, HaShem (God) writes in the Book of Life for the coming year: Who should live? Who should die? Who by fire? Who by water? Who by hunger? Yom Kippur is the holiest holiday on the Jewish…

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Dr. Andrea Nakisher uses an iTero scanner that is moved over the teeth to take fast, accurate digital impressions for Invisalign braces.

A Bite Of The Future

Orthodontists talk of technological advances and braces. We’re not there yet, but in the not-too-distant future it may be as common to see a 3D printer churning out retainers in an orthodontist’s office as it is to see a spit sink today. Technology is constantly advancing in the science and art of straightening teeth and…

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Religious Diversity Journeys

Guest Column: Learning A Lesson In Civility From Michigan Seventh-Graders

To be an American today is to live in a world in which people who practice unfamiliar faiths are our next-door neighbors and our fellow classmates. Yet, too often, people of different religions are afraid of each other and that fear can lead to prejudice, discrimination and sometimes violence. When we know little or nothing…

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Detroit Jewish News article from July 17, 2011 about the new land for the Holocaust Memorial Center HMC

Holocaust Memorial Center – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archives

One of the cultural gems in Detroit is the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills. Yes, the HMC focuses on a singular theme — the Holocaust — and this is a tough subject to address. The Holocaust was the darkest era in Jewish history, as well as world history. I agree with the premise that…

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