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Posts Tagged ‘Jewish values’

Celena Ritchey - a girl with long hair smiles in a selfie wearing a spaghetti strap top.

Matchmaker, Matchmaker – Celena Ritchey

Marisa Meyerson Special to the Jewish News NJP (Nice Jewish Person) Celena Ritchey Each month, The Well highlights an amazing (and eligible!) individual. The Well has agreed to share its Q & As with these amazing singles with the JN. This month, The Well has a conversation with NJP Celena Ritchey. Q: You spend your…

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Rabbi Josh Whinston of Temple Beth Emeth in Ann Arbor speaks to a multi-faith group protesting outside the Tornillo, Texas, detention center. He is in the center standing in a tallit and kippah while people with signs stand around him and watch and listen.

Welcoming Strangers

Local rabbi leads pilgrimage to border to protest U.S. immigration policies. Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer Photos by Rachel Goldberg Rabbi Josh Whinston of Temple Beth Emeth in Ann Arbor led a group of 20 people, including 11 of his congregants as well as some from Ann Arbor’s Beth Israel Congregation to El Paso, Texas, in…

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close-up on the Israeli flag waving (a white and blue flag with a horizontal stripe at the top and bottom and a star of David in the middle)

Guest Column: NIF Represents Our Most Essential Jewish Values

Editor’s Note:  This op-ed was written in response to “Commentary: The New Israel Fund Does NOT Support Israel” by Kobi Erez on Nov. 1, 2018. Metropolitan Detroit forged my Jewish values. When I think of Torah, I think of Saul Rube’s Talmud class at Hillel Day School. I think of endless stories, discussion and questioning.…

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Carly Sugar and one of the chickens she raises in her Detroit backyard.

Firsthand Food

Kosher slaughtering in her own backyard brings Jewish values home. Carly Sugar Special to the Jewish News On one side, a factory-farmed chicken breathed laboriously, relieved to have her weight off her scrawny legs and resting in his grip. On the other side, occasionally wriggling to free herself from Yadidya’s arm, was a heritage-breed hen…

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Molly Borman, founder of Just Nips

A True Blessing

Just Nips gives women, including breast cancer survivors, a perky plus. It’s not an ordinary business, to say the least. It’s part of an industry almost synonymous with women: fashion. It’s the brainchild of businesswoman Molly Borman, 28, great-granddaughter of Borman’s Food Stores co-founder Abraham Borman. What began as a company designed to let women…

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Mary Ellen Gurewitz helped secure the right to straight-ticket voting in Michigan.

Landmark Court Case Win

Ruling means straight-ticket voting remains an option for Michiganders. Mary Ellen Gurewitz, a lawyer at the Detroit law firm of Sachs Waldman and Detroit Jews for Justice (DJJ) co-founder and steering committee member, recently won a historic case for voting rights in Michigan’s straight-ticket voting issue. Straight-ticket voting is a tool that allows a voter…

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JARC job fair hiring event on sept. 7, 2018.

JARC To Hire 50 At Sept. 7th Career Event

Immediate job offers will be made for full and part time positions JARC (Michigan based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization), a premier residential services provider for people with developmental disabilities, announced today that they will be hiring 50 direct care professionals at their September 7th career event to bolster services provided to their 174 clients in their…

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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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Metro Detroit Jews at a Poor People’s Campaign event PHOTO BY NINA CHACKER. Michigan PPC

Essay: Leading Michigan Poor People’s Campaign

Dozens of rabbis and lay leaders join together for social justice. This summer, interfaith clergy and lay leaders gathered to revitalize the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) through six acts of nonviolent civil disobedience paired with songful, impassioned rallies. Each weekly action in May and June focused on one of…

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