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Posts Tagged ‘Holocaust survivors’

Ben Alalouf and Ann Curry

A Special Reunion

Former Metro Detroiter to be featured on PBS series We’ll Meet Again Nov. 20. Kathy Carlson Nashville Jewish Observer When the second season of the PBS series We’ll Meet Again starts up this month, viewers will learn how two Holocaust survivors were reunited in Centennial Park in Nashville, Tenn., more than 70 years after they…

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The ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of the liquidation of the Lodz Ghetto. Photo Credit: Shavei Israel

74th Anniversary Of Liquidation Of Lodz Ghetto Commemorated In Poland

The Polish city of Lodz, its local Jewish community and the Jerusalem-based Shavei Israel organization today held a ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of the liquidation of the Lodz Ghetto. The events began with a prayer at the city’s Jewish cemetery, followed by a memorial march culminating at Radegast Station, where the official ceremonies took…

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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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100th birthday. birthdays

Cheers To 100 Years

B’nai Moshe to celebrate members’ big birthdays. Most weekday evenings and Shabbat mornings, Congregation B’nai Moshe can count on Hyman Fox of West Bloomfield and Zoli Rubin of Walled Lake to help make a minyan. This summer, as the two reach the milestone of turning 100 years old, B’nai Moshe has planned a party for…

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Rebel Fitness boxing studio

A Modern Twist On Boxing

Jessica Verona Special to the Jewish News Rebel Fitness opens in Bloomfield Twp. Boutique boxing studio Rebel Fitness opened its doors on April 20 in Bloomfield Township, and owners Noah Dorfman, 36, and Michelle Landry, 32, couldn’t be more excited. The couple, both natives of Bloomfield Hills, maintain that their new venture is a perfect…

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Wonder Woman Gal Gadot

Social Media In The Age Of Zionism

[similar id=43944 type=all] [similar id=44885 type=all] I preface this blog by stressing that I don’t necessarily support everything the Israeli government and the IDF does. — If you’re anything like me, you’re ecstatic that Gal Gadot, a Jewish granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, plays Wonder Woman in the D.C. Cinematic Universe (DCEU). The Wonder Woman casting…

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JFS established group homes for the elderly.

JFS Historical Highlights

1928  The Jewish Social Service Bureau is incorporated to promote “family welfare and welfare of children among the Jewish people of Detroit and environs.” 1930s The first Homemaker Service Program in Michigan is started to serve children in homes with an ill or absent mother. 1940s The agency’s focus with children shifted to foster care…

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Now: Members of 2015 citizenship class celebrate.

Impacting Lives

For 90 years, Jewish Family Service responds to the needs of the community. For a 90-year-old, Jewish Family Service (JFS) is pretty darn nimble. While its mainstay is providing services for older adults, mental health and substance abuse counseling, coordination of health care access and ensuring basic needs are being met, the agency can also…

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Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor Leon Shear celebrated his bar mitzvah on the FIDF flight from Poland to Israel on April 16. Photo by Shahar Azran

From Holocaust To Independence

Above: The FIDF delegation marches into Auschwitz-Birkenau on April 15. Michigan FIDF supporters travel to Poland and Israel. More than 150 Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) supporters from across the United States embarked on a mission to Poland and Israel, which concluded recently, with Holocaust survivors and 50 soldiers and officers representing all branches…

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The Long Road by Allan Drummond shows the Reys fleeing the city in 1940.

The Great Escape

The true story of how Curious George survived the Nazis is told through an illustrated exhibit at the HMC. Curious George loved to go on adventures. But it was thanks to a real-life “adventure” that readers have been able to enjoy the irrepressible little monkey for more than 75 years. German-born Jews Margret and H.A.…

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