Posts Tagged ‘Huntington Woods’

A family dedicated to inclusion: Janice Fialka and Richard Feldman with their children Michah and Emma.

Intelligent Lives

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Film featuring Michah Fialka-Feldman tackles what “intelligence” really means. Huntington Woods native Micah Fialka-Feldman and his family have faced challenges that only other parents of atypical children can begin to understand. From a young age, he was labeled “neurologically impaired” and told that his “low I.Q.”…

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Josh Luber, StockX CEO

StockX Laces Up

Sneaker “stock market” co-founded by Dan Gilbert rockets to success. In his 20s, Dan Gilbert announced a reason for his success: fun. “I’ve just always enjoyed going on to the next goal and achieving the next plateau,” he said in a 1990s story in Crain’s Detroit Business. As of this month, a new mountain can…

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Marc Sussman makes these round, braided raisin challahs and puts ramekins in the middle for honey for Rosh Hashanah.

Nothing Better!

Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer Home-baked challah for Rosh Hashanah — and year-round. Ask Gene Schramm when he started making challah and he replies, unhelpfully, “At least a year ago.” His wife, Dr. Mintzi Schramm, clarifies that he took up challah baking when he retired as a professor of linguistics and Semitics at the University of…

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Never Long Enough-Coloring/Workbook. Never Long Enough

Authors To Preview New Work – Never Long Enough

Based on their 2017 book Never Long Enough: Finding Comfort and Hope Amidst Grief and Loss, co-authors Rabbi Joseph H. Krakoff and Dr. Michelle Y. Sider have teamed again to produce a forthcoming coloring/workbook for adults and families that’s intended to encourage life review and to explore the feelings associated with the loss of a…

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An overflow crowd listen to Rabbi Muller speak at the June 28 dedication ceremony of the Blumenstein Jewish Learning Center. /Credit: Dena Borsand

Quest For Kindness

Rabbi’s lifework is teaching us how to love and respect each other. Twenty years ago, Rabbi Tzvi Muller, then a yeshivah student in Israel, had a chance encounter on a Jerusalem street that shook up his Jewish conceptions — and forever altered the course of his life. This one brief conversation with a random stranger…

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Federation NEXTGen volunteers help at a Kadima home: Ben and Erin Kramer, Birmingham; Lauren Cohn and Jaime Bean, both of Huntington Woods; Jason Rubenfire, West Bloomfield; Noah Betman, Detroit; Allison Huber of Kadima; and Janet Schenk, Bloomfield Hills. NEXTGen was a partner in the event. Gardening Day

Faces & Places – FJA Gala & Kadima Gardening Day

Check out this gallery of photos from the Frankel Jewish Academy’s 2018 Annual Gala and Kadima’s 3rd Annual Gardening Day. Frankel Jewish Academy’s 2018 Annual Gala The Berman Center for the Performing Arts June 7, 2018 Photos by Jorge Lemus Faces & Places – HMC Award Ceremony Kadima’s 3rd Annual Gardening Day Southfield and various…

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painted rocks. rock painting

Michigan Rocks!

Rochel Burstyn Contributing Writer Rock painting and hiding are a fun family pastime. If you’re out and about this summer and spy a flash of color, check it out. It could be a hidden painted rock. Its sole purpose: to bring you a smile. The rock painting craze is simple: People paint rocks and hide…

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Tamarack, 1978: Campers Joe Lash, Joel Topf, Andrew Edelson and David Blau.

In Their DNA

Tamarack family legacy began in 1920s and is going strong. Since the 1920s, a member of the Lash family has either been a camper, counselor or staff member at Tamarack Camps. So, if the great-great-grandchildren of Masha and Joe Simkovitz want to literally walk in their ancestors’ footsteps, all they have to do is take…

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Larry Bacow/courtesy Harvard University

Scholar and Mentsh

Kim Lifton Special to the Jewish News Son of Detroit Jewish immigrants will bring a vibrant voice to Harvard as its next president. The official residence of Harvard University’s president has had a rich history of owners and tenants since its construction in 1767, including the father of gerrymandering, an owner of plantations in Antigua,…

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Rabbi Asher Lopatin will lead the new Modern Orthodox Kehillat Etz Chayim started by a group of families in Huntington Woods.

Mixed Welcome

A Modern Orthodox maverick, Rabbi Asher Lopatin faces Orthodox disdain — and support. Detroit’s Modern Orthodox community is about to welcome a controversial but beloved rabbi into its fold. Rabbi Asher Lopatin has made a name for himself as a maverick, a spiritual leader who is unafraid to stake unpopular halachic (legal) positions on women’s…

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