Posts Tagged ‘Jewish Federation’

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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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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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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Federation staffers at last year’s 1980s party.

Calling Rhinestone Cowboys and Dancing Queens

It’s time to get down at Federation’s Far Out ’70s Party. Becky Hurvitz Special to the Jewish News This time last year, the GenX crowd of Jewish Detroit was digging through their closets in search of retired legwarmers, neon jogging suits and anything with shoulder pads — all in preparation for Federation’s Ultimate ’80s Bash. 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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Ann Arbor Federation To Host Main Event

From the JN Staff On Thursday, Dec. 6, the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor will host its 18th Annual Main Event from 6-9 p.m. at the Towsley Auditorium at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor. The Main Event, Federation’s signature event, attracts more than 400 people for a night of fun, food and tzedakah.…

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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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Chaplain Yvonne Fant Moore leads the singing of “We Shall Overcome” at the interfaith service at Beth Shalom in Oak Park.

Joining Together

Interfaith vigils offer support amidst violence and hatred in Pittsburgh. JN Staff Reports Several vigils for the Tree of Life Congregation shooting victims held last week were gatherings of people of many faiths, all saddened by the show of hatred in Pittsburgh. Above: Chaplain Yvonne Fant Moore leads the singing of “We Shall Overcome” at the…

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Volunteers to be Honored

Norma Dorman and Lawrence Lax will be recognized as Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit’s 2018 Distinguished Volunteers by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) on its National Philanthropy Day, Nov. 8, at a dinner held at The Henry in Dearborn. Dorman of West Bloomfield, a social worker, is a board member of JFNA Women’s Philanthropy…

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Rabbis Herbert, Yoskowitz, Rachel Shere and Aaron Bergman and Canton Daniel Gross

Diamond Anniversary

Adat Shalom Synagogue celebrates 75 years. Above: Rabbis Herbert, Yoskowitz, Rachel Shere and Aaron Bergman and Cantor Daniel Gross In the beginning, most of Detroit’s Orthodox and Conservative congregations developed along ethnic lines. There were Polish shuls, Hungarian shuls, Lithuanian shuls. Then a small group of men broke the mold, organizing a congregation to serve all Jews…

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