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Posts Tagged ‘JCC’

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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brightly lit up ten with shoes by the door to the tent in a dark outside setting.

Keeping the Tent Open

Detroit Jews need to balance security concerns with an open and welcoming culture. Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Jewish America may have changed on Saturday, Oct. 27, when 11 worshippers were gunned down at a Pittsburgh synagogue, but the perspective of the Security Department of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit is the same as it…

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a book shelf with a lot of books on it.

Books! Books! Books!

The JCC’s 2018 Book Fair has something for everyone. Sarge, a biracial Jewish comedian who overcame addiction, tells how in Black Boychik. Joe Grimm, an editor and teacher whose love of soda pop led to the exploration of a business and the Jewish family that ran it in The Faygo Book. Mitch Albom, popular local…

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Jewish Detroit Community Vigil For Pittsburgh

Tomorrow at 6 p.m., Hazon Detroit, The Well, Repair The World: Detroit, Detroit City Moishe House, Detroit Jews for Justice, the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue, NEXTGen Detroit, the JCRC/AJC Detroit and the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit will host a vigil for the fallen victims of the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue…

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