Posts Tagged ‘Jewish identity’

Dynamic Duo

Filmmaker dad, musician son present their work in Michigan simultaneously. By Suzanne Chessler, Contributing Writer One day before the Michigan debut of his film about Jewish identity, Adam Zucker will be in the state to applaud the Michigan debut of his favorite jazz pianist and composer, son Gabriel Zucker. The two, whose professional travels frequently take…

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Frances Holtzman with daughter Jan Colman

Never Too Late: Frances Holtzman celebrates 100 years with Jewish tradition.

Judy Greenwald/JN Contributing Writer The saying “It’s never too late” is one not lost on Frances Holtzman. The Farmington Hills resident, who’ll celebrate her 100th birthday Dec. 27, is taking this phrase along with her love of Judaism to heart by becoming a bat mitzvah at Adat Shalom on Dec. 29. Born Frances Clinton in…

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Graduate students: Edward Drizik, Josh Morof and Elana Folbe, all WSU medical students and Jewish Medical Student Association members; Mitchell Shecter, MSU DO; Mara Steintz and Molly Levine, WSU law student and Jewish Law Student Association member.

Jewish@edu – New Friends

Detroit-based grad students form a new association. Josh Morof } jewish@edu writer Throughout the stressful process of applying to medical school, it did not cross my mind to consider the school’s Jewish community on campus. Fortunately, Wayne State University’s School of Medicine, where I am currently a second-year student, has a larger and more active…

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Josh Greenberg, left, front row, with the whole Progressive Health Partnership team in Uganda. Many African people in a row smiling for the camera.

Evolving Journey

Canavan deaths in his family prompt Josh Greenberg to work to save lives in Uganda. Christine Snyder Special to the Jewish News By the time he was 10, Josh Greenberg had already witnessed the death of his brother and sister to a horrible genetic disease. Canavan strikes infants, typically those with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry like…

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During Go Blue and White Day in support of Israel at U-M, these students show their enthusiasm.

Jewish@edu – Learning Firsthand

Michigan Hillel chair grows from experiences on campus with anti-Semitism. I was fortunate to grow up in what my friends and I endearingly call “the Jewish bubble” of West Bloomfield. Growing up in an area with a large Jewish population, I had the opportunity to come to love and be proud of my Jewish identity,…

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Opportunity for High School Students

Applications are now being accepted for the Bronfman Fellowship, which selects 26 outstanding North American teenagers for a rigorous academic year of seminars including a free five-week trip to Israel in the summer between the Fellows’ junior and senior years of high school. The program educates and inspires exceptional young Jews from diverse backgrounds to…

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Saralee Shrell-Fox, Rabbi Reuven Stamov and Gila Katz with the 1st-Time Torah Readers

Camp Ramah Yachad: Jewish life flourishing in the Ukraine

By Saralee Shrell-Fox Camp Ramah Yachad in Ukraine makes history with counselors and campers reading Torah for the very first time. Israeli musician and “Ba’alat Tefila” Saralee Shrell-Fox brought her talent to this unique camp, which provides an opportunity for teenagers to encounter a nurturing, joyous Jewish community environment in a beautiful country setting. This…

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Come Together. A family holds hands on a beach in front of a sunset.

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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Reboot Creative Director Francine Hermelin Levite speaks with people at Detroit’s Jewish Food Festival.

Reboot!

Check out 10Q to stay reflective this holiday. When the sun sets on Rosh Hashanah, many of us will have spent one or two days in reflective prayer and contemplation of the year to come. Traditionally, Jews are expected to spend the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur — the Ten Days of Awe…

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Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh

Coming Home

Martin Kohn Special to the Jewish News Temple Emanu-El welcomes native son as new rabbi. If there is any truth to the old Yiddish saying about how we make plans and God laughs, then the Almighty has had at least a couple of good chuckles with Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh. One occurred “pretty close to the…

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