Posts Tagged ‘Jewish’

Susan Cantor with dog at iditarod race

We Found the (Actual) First Jewish Woman to Finish the Iditarod Sled Dog Race

Susan Cantor, the daughter-in-law of long-time Detroiters, has the official title of completing the 1992 Iditarod race. By Emily Burack Featured photo courtesy of Susan Cantor (JTA) — Blair Braverman wasn’t the first Jewish woman to finish the Iditarod sled dog race, as we mistakenly reported. That title goes to Susan Cantor, who completed the…

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Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner

Democrat Andy Meisner To Make A Bid for Oakland County Executive

A new Democratic majority on the board of commissioners could help his chances. By Keri Guten Cohen, Story Development Editor Featured photo courtesy of Andy Meisner Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner of Huntington Woods says he will officially announce Tuesday morning that he will run for Oakland County Executive, a position held by L. Brooks…

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Celebrity Jews: Noteworthy TV and Streaming Programs This Week

By Nate Bloom 1. “Proven Innocent” Starting on Feb. 15 on Fox (9 p.m.) is the legal drama “Proven Innocent.” It stars Rachel Lefevre, 39, as Madeline Scott, a fierce attorney who leads a team to exonerate the wrongly convicted. The back story is that Scott was the defendant in a high-profile case, was wrongly…

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Jewish MVP: Julian Edelman

Both on and off the field, Edelman proudly shares his Jewish identity. By Allison Jacobs If your favorite team did not win this year’s Super Bowl or you felt the half time show was a bit underwhelming, there is some exciting news — this year’s Most Valuable Player was the New England Patriots’ wide receiver…

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Detroit Center for Civil Discourse Hosts Panel Discussion at Wayne State

New center aims to help people manage difficult conversations. By David Zenlea, Special to the Jewish News The newly established Detroit Center for Civil Discourse is holding a panel discussion Feb. 4 at the Wayne State University Student Center on the past, present and future of Yemen. “Yemen is so emblematic of the importance of…

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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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The new public menorah at Jewish Ferndale is made of catalpa branches.

Jewish Ferndale’s Public Menorah Promotes Environmental Ideals.

David Brown used sustainable materials to construct the menorah. Keri Guten Cohen JN Story Development Editor Jewish Ferndale is celebrating Chanukah this year with a new menorah on the front lawn made by David Brown of Detroit. “Last spring, Rabbi [Herschel] Finman said, ‘We’d like a big menorah to go outside made of recycled, reused material,’”…

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Creator Neal Hoffman with Mensch on a Bench

The Man Behind The Mensch On Bench

Gerri Miller Jewish Journal of Great LA Seven years ago, Neal Hoffman was shopping with his family when his son asked him for an Elf on a Shelf. “No, we’re Jewish,” Hoffman reminded him. “We don’t celebrate Christmas.” He then joked, “You can have a Mensch on a Bench.”  It was his eureka moment. The former…

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A recent Coalition Shabbat dinner

For Openers: Building Alliances Over Dinner

It’s 7:30 p.m. on Friday night, and the dinner party called for 7 p.m. has just reached enough critical mass to get started. Jokes are made about “Jewish time,” “black time” and the fact that we never would have begun on time. Twenty-five young professionals and creatives are piled into an event room in the…

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