Posts Tagged ‘Jewish Community Center’

Damon Joseph, 21, a man with dark hair and glasses and a large beard.

Terror Threat Near Toledo

Ohio man arrested for threatening attack on local synagogues. Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor A 21-year-old man from Holland, Ohio, was arrested by the FBI Friday, Dec. 7, for planning an attack on local synagogues. FBI agents arrested Damon M. Joseph after he took possession of two semi-automatic rifles to allegedly be used in his attack…

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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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Cover of Nemesis A Nobel by David Pinto featuring a close-up on a woman's face with a New York background

A Deadly Rivalry

Two married men. One murdered woman. David Pinto comes to the JCC to discuss his new book, Nemesis. Suzanne Chessler Contributing Writer David Pinto strongly believes that people can change, and he has made that idea the core of his fictional books — all five of them. The most recent and the first published, Nemesis,…

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Temple Israel women’s mission participants at the gates of Auschwitz.

On Redemption

Temple Israel women’s mission to Eastern Europe spurs reflections, connection. Rabbis Jen Kaluzny and Jen Lader Special to the Jewish News Several weeks ago, we stood at the waters of Birkenau and said Kaddish next to a pond where the ashes of a half-million of our people were cast away. Then we found redemption in…

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Illustrated cover of the book The Great Latke Cook Off showing a fireplace and mantel with a lit menorah on it and photographs of the family and the words "The Great Latke Cook Off" spelled out on a banner above.

The Great Latke Cook Off

Author Lauren Muskovitz Ranalli tells the story behind the story. Lauren Muskovitz Ranalli Special to the Jewish News Back in December 2011, my husband and I welcomed our first child into the world. As an interfaith couple, our December quickly became a birthday-Chanukah-Christmas extravaganza. Shortly after our son was born, he received lovely Christmas books from friends…

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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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graphic hands raised with the word "volunteer" above it

Sign Up For Mitzvah Day

From the JN Staff Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC (JCRC/AJC) will host its 22nd annual Mitzvah Day this Christmas Day at nonprofit organizations throughout Metropolitan Detroit. The daylong event is held in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. On Tuesday, Dec. 25, nearly 1,000 volunteers of all ages will visit a growing list of…

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