Posts Tagged ‘Interfaith’

Rabbi Simone Schicker signing her contract with Joan Hawxhurst, immediate past president of Temple B’nai Israel

Kalamazoo’s Temple B’nai Israel Welcomes New Rabbi

Continuing growth in membership at Kalamazoo’s Reform Jewish congregation has allowed it to hire its second consecutive full-time rabbi, following a period of part-time leadership from 1969-2014. On July 1, Rabbi Simone Schicker began her tenure as the religious leader of Temple B’nai Israel, Kalamazoo’s Reform Jewish congregation. She takes over the position from Rabbi…

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Participants last year at the Michigan Jewish Food Festival

Food, Glorious Food

The third annual Michigan Jewish Food Festival gears up to be the best yet. Everybody eats. Food is the common denominator that brings people together — from the dinner table to restaurants and occasionally to food festivals. People gather wherever good food is to be found. There will likely be good food in abundance at…

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Metro Detroit Jews at a Poor People’s Campaign event PHOTO BY NINA CHACKER. Michigan PPC

Essay: Leading Michigan Poor People’s Campaign

Dozens of rabbis and lay leaders join together for social justice. This summer, interfaith clergy and lay leaders gathered to revitalize the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) through six acts of nonviolent civil disobedience paired with songful, impassioned rallies. Each weekly action in May and June focused on one of…

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Rabbi Herbert A. Yoskowitz

Service To Israel

Rabbi Yoskowitz’s U.S. Army chaplaincy work honored at Ammunition Hill. Rabbi Herbert A. Yoskowitz Friday, June 15, 2018, is a day I will long remember. It was a hot, sunny day with a cloudless blue sky as only the Jerusalem sky can be in June. On that Friday morning, I stood next to my wife,…

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Islamic Center of America in Dearborn

No Israeli Soldiers Allowed?

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Israelis may be singled out from U.S. program. The Islamic Center of America (ICA) in Dearborn is considering a ban on Israeli military officers from visiting the mosque. The decision comes after the mosque was criticized by its congregants for allowing an Israeli military officer to participate in a program of…

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Little girl choosing dresses in white bedroom. Child watching mirror reflection holding pink dress choosing outfit. Girls nursery. Shopping clothing for kids. Dressing room interior for children.

Dress-Up Dilemma

Send your questions to deardebra@renmedia.us. Dear Debra, Whenever a friend’s daughter visits, she asks if she can try on our daughter’s clothes. This isn’t playing with our dress-up clothes, but actually going into our daughter’s closet and chest of drawers and taking things out to put on. It’s bizarre, yes?  I have told her no…

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First-Time Special Mission Shares Israel With Interfaith Couples

From June 26-July 3, a diverse set of couples traveled through Israel as part of the community’s first interfaith couples mission to Israel, which was sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit’s Nora & Guy Barron Mission Lab. During this unforgettable trip of a lifetime, participants formed bonds with each other and with Israelis,…

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