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Klezmatics trumpeter Frank London backs up a niggun.

A Diamond Evening

PHOTOS By Jerry Zolynsky More than 800 people celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Jewish News and honored the Davidson-Gerson-Wetsman-Saulson family as exemplars of multi-generational community leadership May 3 at Congregation Shaarey Zedek. The Grammy-winning Klezmatics brought the crowd to its feet with its rollicking music. Proceeds from the event benefited the independent nonprofit Detroit…

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“This Is Why I Survived”

It is an indescribable treasure to see generations following the family path that generations have worked so hard to pave. Toba Cik of Oak Park is one such blessed bubbie who recently was guest of honor at her great-great-grandson’s bris. Even more unusual — a direct line of five generations of their family live within…

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Time Travel

This week’s edition of the Jewish News publishes on the same day (May 3) that a sold-out audience will gather at JN75 for the paper’s 75th Diamond Anniversary Legacy Gala, the most prestigious event at the synagogue since my wedding 34 years ago. The evening features the Klezmatics, the only klezmer band to win a…

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Knox Maslia, Sami Dines, Tammy Dines, Steve Dines, Sharon Sisler, Bri Dines and Joe Freedman

Family Legacy Of BBYO Involvement

Many threads make up the tapestry illustrating the Sisler-Dines family’s relationship to the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO). One thread shows how three generations of women have belonged to the same chapter of BBG (B’nai B’rith Girls). Another traces members of AZA (Aleph Zedek Aleph), the BBYO program for young men. And there’s the thread…

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The Klezmatics Photo by Adrian Buckmaster

Rollicking & Rebellious

The Grammy-winning Klezmatics bring their high-energy music to Detroit to help celebrate the JN’s 75th anniversary. The Klezmatics aren’t just the best band in the klezmer vanguard; on a good night, they can rank among the greatest bands on the planet.” And Time Out New York knows what it’s talking about. More than three decades…

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The extended Mendelson-Levine family with its three generations of doctors

The Mendelson-Levines: Generations Of Medicine

As I was growing up, my family didn’t have what I would call “normal” dinner conversations. While other kids’ parents were asking questions about basketball practice and violin lessons, my parents were discussing blood cultures and stroke symptoms. Soon, my sister joined in with an interesting story about stool while my brothers and I twirled…

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The Klezmatics Photo by Adrian Buckmaster

Jewish News’ 75th Anniversary Legacy Gala Event

Please join as we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Jewish News Join us as we honor the Jewish News and the multi-generational families that have helped to shape the Detroit Jewish Community. Featuring: The Grammy Award-Winning Klezmatics The Jewish News’ 75th Anniversary The evenings theme is linking the generations – past, present and future.…

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Dalia, Noah, Ron and Jeff Michaelson on a medical mission in the Philippines.

Helping Others

A three-generation medical mission teaches compassion. Ron Michaelson may have passed his interest in health care to his son, but the son is the one who organized a medical mission trip in February that involved three generations of the clan. Huntington Woods orthopedic surgeon Jeff Michaelson brought his father, Ron, and his two older children,…

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Happy older people smiling and standing with colorful balloons at the New Year's Eve party photo

Born In 1942

These Detroiters — and many more — share a birthdate with the JN. They were born the same year as the Jewish News, and matured along with the newspaper. They have strong memories of growing up in Detroit’s Jewish community. Some graduated from Mumford High, located in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood of Northwest Detroit, and…

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The Kaufman Family

Comforting Those Who Grieve

America’s family-owned funeral homes are being gobbled up by conglomerates, but in the Detroit area, two Jewish funeral homes are bucking the national trend. At Ira Kaufman Chapel in Southfield, Chad Techner is the fourth-generation of his family to serve as a funeral director. The Dorfman Chapel in West Bloomfield has father-and-son directors in Alan and…

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