Posts Tagged ‘JCC’

The JCC’s FedEd Offers Short Classes with Big Subjects

Through the JCC’s Adult Jewish Learning Department, FedEd, adults now have the opportunity to study with leading rabbis and scholars to explore subjects on a large variety of Jewish-based subjects, lasting for six weeks or less. Students are now able to delve into a variety of classes, mixing and matching them to structure a class…

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A Community Conversation on Aging

Where Will I Live? Where are you aging in place? In your house, apartment, condo, your children’s home, within a senior community? How do you know the time is right for a move? What supports will you need and who offers them? What are the financial considerations? These questions can be overwhelming to seniors and…

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It’s Tip-off Time for B’nai B’rith Basketball League

By Steve Stein, Contributing Writer A winter tradition returns Sunday, Jan. 20, to the JCC in West Bloomfield. The 43rd season of B’nai B’rith basketball will tip off that day. Six teams are in the league, the same as last year. A Great Lakes Region team bowed out, but a new Brotherhood team is taking its…

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Knitters Lori Bolkosky, Oak Park; Vicki Salinger, Southfield; Liz Kannon, Ferndale; Gila Gelfond, Southfield; and Judy Domstein, West Bloomfield sit together at a table with knitting needles and yarn and smile at the camera

Filling the Gap

Beth Shalom rents, gives space to help groups stay afloat after JCC’s closure. Barbara Lewis Contributing Writer Congregation Beth Shalom has become a de facto community hub since the Jewish Community Center closed its Oak Park branch in 2015. Detroit Chesed Project’s The Spot program (“The spot for special children”) has been at Beth Shalom…

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Casey Diskin works with Hadley on the floor on big pillows

Seeking Fulfillment

Volunteer jobs with kids with special needs lead to passionate careers. Jennifer Lovy Contributing Writer Jessica Borin should be five months away from receiving her bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan. But, instead of finishing her senior year of college, she’s taking a break from classes and applying to U-M’s occupational…

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JCC Maccabi games and artsfest detroit logo with three stars of David showing one star iwth a runner inside, another with a treble clef sign, broadway stage mask that is smiling, and a movie clapper, and a larger one that spells Detroit to take the shape of the star. Underneath detroit it reads "August 4-9, 2019"

It’s Kickoff Time for 2019 Maccabi Games & ArtsFest

Steve Stein Contributing Writer The organizers of the 2019 JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest that Detroit is hosting aren’t waiting until next year to start a recruiting push for athletes, artists, host families and volunteers. They’ve scheduled a Kickoff Celebration at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, in Handleman Hall at the JCC in West Bloomfield.…

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JCC Bomb Hoaxer Gets 10 Years in Prison

“The hacker from Ashkelon,” as he’s dubbed in Israel, better known in the states as the boy behind the JCC bomb threats, including one to the JCC in West Bloomfield, received a 10-year sentence from the Tel Aviv District Court last week and was fined 60,000 shekels ($16,000). The defendant, M., (19) whose name was…

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Donna and Bob Slatkin

Slatkins Show Pride With Flagstaff Naming

Longtime Jewish community volunteers and supporters Donna and Robert “Bob” Slatkin collect antique and contemporary totem poles. Perhaps that helps explain their attraction to flagpoles. As part of a renovation of the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield, they named the flagpole site in memory of their parents. In a dedication ceremony Oct. 4, the…

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The main entrance of the JCC in West Bloomfield

Navigating the Shifting JCC Landscape

The Contours of Our Jewish Community: Snapshots from the 2018 Population Study From the JN Staff Editor’s Note: Each week, the Jewish News will offer insights into the findings of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study with the intent of stimulating discussion about its potential meaning and impact. Data from the 2018 and the 2005…

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