Posts Tagged ‘immigrant’

Morris Tobocman, seated on the left, and his wife, Anna, standing behind him

Essay: Would My Grandfather Be Allowed into the U.S. Today? Would Yours?

About a century ago, my grandfather Morris Tobocman immigrated to Detroit from Poland to pursue the American Dream. He had almost no formal education, arrived penniless and knew no English. Like so many immigrants, he worked with his hands (originally as a tinsmith) and did well enough to put two sons through architecture school at…

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a view of the Detroit skyline from across the river.

Commentary: Detroit: A Welcoming Community

Last month, as part of National Welcoming Week, Global Detroit joined Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Detroit City Council Immigration Task Force Chair Raquel Castañeda-López, partnering nonprofit organizations, residents and business leaders in celebrating Detroit’s Top 10 status in the first-ever New American Economy (NAE) Cities Index, which ranks the 100 largest U.S. cities for their…

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Sept 13, 2002 issue of the Detroit Jewish News article about Julius Spielberg called "Good As Gold"

Looking Back At Julius Speilberg

From the DJN Foundation Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History Although, like many men, I still like to think I’m 18, I must admit I have made it to official senior citizen status. Let’s just say I’m older than 55. But, speaking of senior citizens, I ran across a JN article from 15 years…

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A Promise To Yeni

A Promise To Yeni Rabbi Josh Whinston of Temple Beth Emeth in Ann Arbor gave the following sermon on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish New Year. He and Michigan Support Circle’s Rosalie Lochner met while giving an interview on Michigan Radio a few months ago, at the time that immigrant families separated…

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child counting fingers to show in the census that everyone counts

Everyone Counts

The Constitution requires that a census be performed every 10 years to determine how hundreds of billions in federal dollars are spent each year, reallocate representative seats by population and, of course, collect and share accurate statistical data about persons living in the United States. The 2020 census participation and the accuracy of its data…

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