Posts Tagged ‘Jewish day school’

The old B’nai Moshe building in Oak Park that housed Bais Yaakov School.

New Girls’ School

Yeshiva Beth Yehudah begins building project on old B’nai Moshe site. Barbara Lewis Contributing Writer Yeshiva Beth Yehudah, Detroit’s largest Jewish day school with 1,063 students, according to Jewish Federation figures, has begun construction of a new elementary and middle school building for girls in Oak Park. The new facility will replace the existing Bais…

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mailbox with the number 12 on it in front of some shrubbery.

Letters – November 21, 2018

The JN Got it Right It is truly wonderful that our community is large enough to offer different educational options for families with different types of Jewish affiliation. However, I am disappointed that two heads of school and eight observant families saw the need to become defensive about their schools in response to the Jewish…

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Letters – November 1, 2018

Orthodox Students Attend Community Day Schools Since its founding in 1958, Hillel Day School has provided an outstanding education to Jewish children in Metropolitan Detroit — no matter how they practice Judaism at home. The school has always welcomed Jewish students affiliated with Orthodox synagogues while Hillel was a member of the Conservative movement’s Solomon…

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Guest Column: Best of Both Worlds and Our Future

Maddie was a state champion in debate; Seth was an AIPAC intern; and Hannah works for Microsoft while Yoni is at Google. Laurenne recently completed her service in the IDF as a Lone Soldier; Robert was elected ninth-grade class president at Cranbrook; Lily’s poem on school shootings was published nationally last year when she 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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Sheldon Low

Shining A Light

Song leader Sheldon Low will help highlight a love for Jewish music at Israel’s birthday party in Detroit. When singer-songwriter Sheldon Low takes the stage on June 20 during the Israel@70 at River Days celebration on the Detroit Riverfront, he hopes to fill the air with a “holy sound.” But he’s going to need the…

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‘We Need To Talk’

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Federation launches its youth mental health initiative. [similar id=46295 type=all] [similar id=46323 type=all] [similar id=38859 type=all] The Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit is formally launching its youth mental health initiative “We Need To Talk” this month. Its website, the cornerstone of the initiative, is available at www.jewishdetroit.org/weneedtotalk and will provide resources…

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One of the best-known landmarks of Germany, Brandenburg Gate is a symbol of European unity and peace as well as a reminder of a difficult past. The gate stands on the location that, historically, marked the city limits of Berlin and leads to the palace of the Prussian monarchs. During WWII, it became a symbol of Nazi power; and during the Cold War, it became a border crossing between East and West Berlin. Post reunification, it became the main site for the 20th anniversary celebrations of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The gate has stood through vastly different eras of German history and, now, surrounding the plaza are a number of foreign embassies, government buildings and many tourists with selfie sticks!

Germany Close Up

Story and Photos by Julie Bagley and Avery Drongowski Special to the Jewish News The Well takes a group of young professionals to Germany to discover its Jewish history. In late February, The Well, a Jewish community building, education and spirituality outreach initiative geared toward millennials, took 29 people to Germany to seek out its…

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Op-ed: The Problematic Election and Our Children

  Elie Wiesel said, “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, its indifference…” As a Head of a Jewish day school, I can no longer remain silent about the state of our presidential election campaign, and its…

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