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Posts Tagged ‘Jewish studies’

Graduation Hat with Israel flag with Diploma and Judge Gavel Isolated on White Background

Deepening Israel Education

Israel education consultant spends time at FJA and Hillel. Michael Jacobs Special to the Jewish News A consultant visiting Detroit on Oct. 10 helped with the effort to boost Israel education for day school students. Dr. Tal Grinfas-David, a day school education specialist for the Atlanta-based Center for Israel Education, planned to spend two days…

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Many of the conference participants, along with Elaine and Michael Serling, seated at left

Growing in Focus

MSU holds its largest Israel conference as new Serling Institute is launched. Above: Many of the conference participants, along with Elaine and Michael Serling, seated at left. Credit: Jordan Noble Michigan State University hosted the largest academic conference on Israel in its history Sept. 16-17. More than 260 faculty, students and community members from East Lansing, Metro…

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Cherie Brown, founder and CEO of the National Coalition Building Institute in Silver Spring, Md., conducted an anti-Semitism training at U-M Hillel early this year. Credit: U-M Hillel

UPDATE: Israel Bias

U-M professor criticized for refusal to write recommendation letter for study in Israel. University of Michigan officials, administrators, students and alumni reacted with criticism to Professor John Cheney-Lippold’s decision to rescind an offer to write a letter of recommendation for a study abroad program when he realized the student wanted to study in Israel. Cheney-Lippold…

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Abby Calef worked at Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County in the food pantry for her summer internship

Jewish@edu – A Summer Spent Sharing Apples

Abby Calef } jewish@edu writer Summer Internships! When I’m asked what I study, I’m met with blank stares or worse, the dreaded question: “What are you going to do with that?” While it seems almost impossible to incorporate English, Jewish studies and psychology into one summer internship, Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County was the…

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‘Israel At 70: Complexity, Challenge And Creativity’

Michigan State University plans academic conference. To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel and reflect on that history, the Michigan State University Jewish Studies Program will sponsor its largest academic conference ever: “Israel at 70: Complexity, Challenge and Creativity” Sept. 16-17 at MSU’s Kellogg Center. The conference brings together…

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Chris Harrison, one of many Jews of Color

Jews Of Color

Converting to Judaism is the best decision I’ve made in my entire life. It has given me the chance to connect to my Jewish heritage that was unfortunately quelled due to American Christian hegemony. It has provided me with a path of righteous love, a rich and endless depth of wisdom and insight, and a…

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High school students Molly Yarbrough, Estee Brown and Zoe Korelitz.

Celebrating Israel! – Yom HaAtzmaut

Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer Photos by Paul Fischer [similar id=45408 type=all] Farber students go all out for the Jewish state’s 70th anniversary. More than a half-century ago, the founders of Akiva Hebrew Day School (Yeshivat Akiva), an Orthodox Zionist institution, intended to create an educational institution dedicated to Jewish and secular studies “while imbuing its…

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Stefani Chudnow, Jewish or Jew-ISH writer/blogger for the Detroit Jewish News

Meet Stefani Chudnow – Jewish or Jew-ISH Blogger

Hi there. I’m Stefani Chudnow, and even though I’ve been going to school at Michigan State for the past four years, I’m originally from West Bloomfield. I went to Hillel Day School for nine years before attending Frankel Jewish Academy for high school. On May 5, 2018, I will graduate from Michigan State with a…

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