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Posts Tagged ‘Jewish Federation’

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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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Tennis For A Cause

Event to aid George Orley Mental Wellness Initiative. Five years ago, the Orley family of Bloomfield Hills — Diane and Randy, Amanda and Sam — lost their son and brother to suicide. A University of Michigan student and a true people person, George struggled with bipolar disorder. To honor George, his family decided to help…

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Are You a Happy Person?

Rabbi Shneur Silberberg of Tugman Bais Chabad, in partnership with JCC’s Fed-Ed will present a six-part series titled “Happy to the Core: Jewish Perspectives on Positive Psychology” beginning the week of Oct. 21. Each class will be offered twice: Sundays, 11 a.m. at Bais Chabad of West Bloomfield, and Thursdays, 7 p.m. at the Jewish…

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An Evening With Dr. Shachar M. Pinsker

“A Rich Brew: How Cafés Create Modern Jewish Culture” Shachar Pinsker argues that coffeehouses anchored a silk road of modern Jewish culture. His lecture will uncover a network of interconnected cafe’s that were central to the modern Jewish experience in a time of migration and urbanization — in Odessa, Warsaw, Vienna, Berlin, New York city…

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High Holiday Greeting: Federation: Coming Together To Strengthen Community

Throughout our history, the Jewish people have proven to be extraordinarily resilient, often in the face of extraordinary challenges. We have persevered and succeeded because, as Rabbi Jonathan Sacks admonished, our capacity to support and care for one another has always far outweighed the impulse to challenge and disagree. Although spirited discussion and debate are…

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Emily Stillman

Jewish@edu- When I Say I’m From Here

Emily Stillman Special to the Jewish News PHOTOS BY: John Hardwick Federation’s JOIN Intern Emily Stillman reflects on her eye-opening internship with a renewed appreciation of home. Like many college students’ thoughts, summer break crossed my mind as I trudged through the snowy sidewalks of Ann Arbor last winter. In the depths of December, I…

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Douglas Bloom To Receive Butzel Award

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit will give Douglas Bloom the Fred M. Butzel Award for distinguished community service at its 2018 Annual Meeting 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield. The award is Federation’s highest honor for volunteer leadership. Bloom has served in a variety…

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