Posts Tagged ‘Jews In the D’

Volunteer Malky Kozlov with Meira Hurvitz and Yosef hug each other at The Spot.

Fulfilling Needs

Detroit Chesed Project keeps expanding its reach to help more people. Rochel Burstyn Contributing Writer To make a difference, sometimes all that’s needed is a serious desire and willingness to help, and then things will snowball from there. Detroit Chesed Project (DCP) began with five men, all from different industries, who connected five years ago…

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KJ Gross and Kaleb Klakulak sit at a table and smile. One black boy and one white boy with red hair, both with glasses

Christmas Wish – Updated

Donors step in to help 12-year-old supply gravestone for his best friend. Keri Guten Cohen JN Story Development Editor Kaleb Klakulak, 12, has a wish for Christmas — he wants to buy a gravestone for his best friend’s unmarked grave. Kenneth “KJ” Gross, 12, died May 1 from leukemia and heart failure; his mother was…

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Damon Joseph, 21, a man with dark hair and glasses and a large beard.

Terror Threat Near Toledo

Ohio man arrested for threatening attack on local synagogues. Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor A 21-year-old man from Holland, Ohio, was arrested by the FBI Friday, Dec. 7, for planning an attack on local synagogues. FBI agents arrested Damon M. Joseph after he took possession of two semi-automatic rifles to allegedly be used in his attack…

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Knitters Lori Bolkosky, Oak Park; Vicki Salinger, Southfield; Liz Kannon, Ferndale; Gila Gelfond, Southfield; and Judy Domstein, West Bloomfield sit together at a table with knitting needles and yarn and smile at the camera

Filling the Gap

Beth Shalom rents, gives space to help groups stay afloat after JCC’s closure. Barbara Lewis Contributing Writer Congregation Beth Shalom has become a de facto community hub since the Jewish Community Center closed its Oak Park branch in 2015. Detroit Chesed Project’s The Spot program (“The spot for special children”) has been at Beth Shalom…

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Casey Diskin works with Hadley on the floor on big pillows

Seeking Fulfillment

Volunteer jobs with kids with special needs lead to passionate careers. Jennifer Lovy Contributing Writer Jessica Borin should be five months away from receiving her bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan. But, instead of finishing her senior year of college, she’s taking a break from classes and applying to U-M’s occupational…

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Bloomfield Hills High School exterior showing brick and glass building and raised American flag

Hate Speech

Bloomfield Hills High School looks at restorative methods to heal its culture. Stacy Gittleman Contributing Writer Since the start of the school year, the taunts about being Jewish among ninth-graders in Bloomfield Hills High School occur at such a frequent basis that no one thought to report them. This is how one Jewish student, who…

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Amy Sedaris “I Like You” Sprinkles

At Home: Editor’s Picks From Fishs Eddy

A few of our favorite things from Fishs Eddy. Lynne Konstantin Arts & Life Editor Julie Gaines and Dave Lenowitz had just opened a small antiques shop in New York City’s Gramercy Park when they came across an upstate hamlet called Fishs Eddy — and they had their name that proved as charmingly quirky and…

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Randy Childs sifts through the ashes of his yurt on the grounds of Camp JCA Shalom in Malibu, one of three Jewish camps there destroyed by the Woolsey blaze.

From the Ashes

Former Tamarack outdoors pioneer lost all in California wildfire. Jennifer Lovy Contributing Writer Photos by Matthew Childs If you went to Tamarack in the mid-1970s or ’80s and participated in pioneer skills, the ropes courses or a nature center program, you met Randy Childs. You may not remember his name or even recognize his face…

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Chanukah Wonderland Art Winners

From the JN Staff The three big winners at Chanukah Wonderland of the JN art contest — based on online voting — were Eitan Bernhardt, 6; Sydney Gutman, 8; and Ariella Gottfried, 11. Mazel tov!

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vintage type writer and notebook seen from above

High School Writing Competition

From the JN Staff The Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at Wayne State University is holding its fourth annual High School Writing Competition. It is open to ninth through twelfth grade students in the Metro Detroit area, who will have a chance to win a $500 cash prize, and $100 prizes for honorable mentions, for…

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