Posts Tagged ‘Holocaust Memorial Center’

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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Aaron Tilchin came to the U.S. from David-Horodok in 1912. Because of WWI, he could not bring his family until 1920. This photo of his wife, children and brother was taken in David-Horodok in 1918. Berel Tilchin, the brother, was in the Polish army in 1918. He perished with his family in the Holocaust. Left to right: Seymour Tilchin (who later would become publisher of the Detroit Jewish Chronicle), Berel Tilchin, Miriam Tilchin Knoppow, Minnie Siporin Tilchin (Aaron’s wife) and Sadie Tilchin Sandweiss. local landsmen reconnect

It Takes A Village

Local man hopes to help local landsmen reconnect. Landsman — it’s a term familiar to many Jews of baby boomer and older vintage. A landsman is someone from the same town in the old country as your family. More specifically, landsmen are Eastern Europeans who emigrated from the same place — generally during the late…

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honoring survivors and victims of the Holocaust

Coalition To Honor Survivors

The Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity will host an event at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, honoring survivors and victims of the Holocaust. The event, “Out from the Depths and into the Light,” will be held at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills. The coalition was formed earlier this year with a mission…

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Aaron Scholnik, second from right, on the new bimah with open house guests

New Home – Temple Beth Sholom

Photos by Shannon Ruiz Opening the doors at Marquette’s first-ever Jewish synagogue. Marquette may be known for its iron ore port and breweries, as the home of Northern Michigan University or even the 2012 CBS MoneyWatch listing as one the 10 best places to retire in the U.S. But recently, the largest city in Michigan’s…

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