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Posts Tagged ‘Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC’

Gil Hoffman

Meet Israeli Journalist

Gil Hoffman, chief political correspondent and analyst with The Jerusalem Post, will serve as the keynote speaker at “American and Israeli Jews – A Growing Divide?” hosted by Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC (JCRC/AJC). Taking place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Temple Emanu-El (14450 W. 10 Mile Road, Oak Park), the event is co-sponsored…

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Ruby Robinson, activist, advocate, attorney

Attorney On The Frontline

Meet Ruby Robinson, trusted counselor and advocate for immigrant rights. Vivian Henoch Special to the Jewish News Given the focus and controversies over immigration, it’s got to be the best of times — or the worst of times — to be an attorney in the practice of immigration law. For some clarity, we turn to…

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Guest Column: Cramming Kabbalah?

Mark Jacobs It was a late Tuesday afternoon, and my wife and I were getting ready for our first Kabbalah class. “Did you read the book?” she asked me. “There’s a book?!” I answered, and suddenly that old panicked feeling I experienced from seventh grade to law school came right back. My immediate instinct was…

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Letters – July 12, 2018

Good Things Are Happening We may be not aware of some very good things happening in our community. The massive effort by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit,  Jewish Family Service, BBYO and synagogues as well as Jewish day schools called “We Need to Talk” is designed to reduce teen depression with significant funding and…

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woman in burka

Essay: The Woman In The Burka

She wore a full-length burka, the kind with just a tiny slit across the eyes. Holding a stroller with both hands, with three small children and her husband beside her, she patiently waited in line for her family’s turn to get on the Tilt-A-Whirl ride. Around her, loud carnival music was blaring amidst bright lights,…

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us zero-tolerance immigration policy

Editorial: Zero-Tolerance Policy Is Inhumane

On June 20, President Donald Trump reversed his administration’s policy of separating families seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border after insisting he had “no choice” but to separate children from their parents. This came after wide condemnation from weeks of heart-wrenching images — children crying hysterically at being taken from their parents’ arms, horrified parents…

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Israel

Talking To Ourselves

Once again, events in Israel have intensified and, once again, many in the Jewish community are frantically sending flurries of emails and articles to each other. “You must read this one” we write to each other, “This writer says it best!” For many of us — myself included — we are like literary traffic cops,…

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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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Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity leadership team: Mark Jacobs, AIPAC, Michigan Director of African-American Outreach; Rev. DeeDee M. Coleman, president, Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity; David Kurzmann, executive director, Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC; and Rev. Kenneth J. Flowers, Greater New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church.

Speaking With One Voice – Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity

Inaugural event for the Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity inspires passion to fight racism and anti-Semitism. Jewish baby boomers and their parents may remember the famous photo of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel arm-in-arm with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders during the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala.,…

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