Posts Tagged ‘leadership’

Wexner Program Returns to Detroit After 31 Years

By Adam Finkel, Contributing Writer Photographs Courtesy of the Wexner Heritage Program Israel facing the “Who is a Jew” issue, one of several religious dilemmas to confront the state. Clergy “challenged” by intermarriage, assimilation and Hebrew school inattention. American Jewry confronting a nightmare of anti-Semitism and hate. A Supreme Court justice hearing rocked with intense…

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Kutz Camp of the Reform Jewish movement in Warwick, N.Y.

Reform Movement’s Kutz Camp To Close After Next Summer

Teen leadership program spawned music, religious practices, leaders. Keri Guten Cohen Story Development Editor In a statement Wednesday, Rabbi Rick Jacob, president of the Union for Reform Judaism announced that the movement’s Kutz Camp, a summer camp for teen leadership development, will close after the 2019 summer session. “URJ Kutz Camp has long been at the…

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The late Eugene Applebaum

Applebaum Family Announces New Philanthropic Strategy

From the JN Staff The family of Eugene Applebaum announced its strategic direction to continue and build upon his important philanthropic work in new, collaborative ways. Applebaum, who died last year at age 81, was the founder of what became the nation’s eighth largest drugstore chain. “What meant the most to my dad during his…

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National Recovery Month

Recovery Month 2018

September — a month of fresh starts and transitions. Kids (of all ages) going back to school, seasons changing and, for Jews, the High Holiday season with Erev Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 9. September also highlights a different type of fresh start or transition. Since 1989, September has been recognized as National Recovery Month. Sponsored…

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Douglas Bloom Photo by John Hardwick

Douglas Bloom To Receive Butzel Award

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit will give Douglas Bloom the Fred M. Butzel Award for distinguished community service at its 2018 Annual Meeting 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield. The award is Federation’s highest honor for volunteer leadership. Bloom has served in a variety…

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Amelia and Elliot celebrate their b’nai mitzvah in Israel.

A Well-Planned Leap Of Faith

Marla Kaftan Special to the Jewish News A local family left everything familiar to them for a yearlong adventure of a lifetime. We returned home last August after spending one year living in Barcelona. My husband, Jeffrey, and I fantasized about an extended overseas experience early on in our now 18 years of marriage. My…

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women's leadership YIOS

Lending Talents

Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer YIOS earns grant for women’s leadership program. During its inaugural year, the Orthodox Union’s Department of Women’s Initiative called for synagogues to apply for a challenge grant of up to $5,000 to fund new creative programs for women and girls. Dr. Adina Shmidman, founding director, reported that 93 synagogues across the…

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business plan notes on table

Align, Act & Adjust

I don’t know about you, but I always enjoy a movie, TV show or book where I see a glimpse of the ending and then go back in time to the beginning of the story. I like this approach because I know where everything is headed regardless of all the twists and turns in the…

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Engraved illustration from "The Sunday at Home " September 10th 1864

Weekly Torah Portion – Try, Try Again

Parshat Shelach Lecha: Numbers 13:1-15:41; Joshua 2:1-24. In this week’s Torah portion, 12 spies are sent to check out the land God promised the Israelites. Among them is Joshua, Moses’ personal assistant, chosen from the tribe of Ephraim. It was Joshua’s first big solo assignment, his first shot at real leadership. He must have been…

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Graduating Seaholm senior Melanie Taylor

Michigan’s DYW

Karleigh Stone Special to the Jewish News Distinguished, poised and talented: Seaholm’s Melanie Taylor. Melanie Taylor, daughter of Alan and Linda Taylor and sister of Joshua, 15, of Birmingham, is Michigan’s 2018 Distinguished Young Woman, and “distinguished” is just the beginning when it comes to Taylor. She is poised, hard-working, talented and humble. She has…

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