Posts Tagged ‘Michigan State University’

Schmoozing with Kale Davidoff

The DJN chats with the Michigan State graduate and producer of the independent film, New Money. By Allison Jacobs Photos courtesy of Kale Davidoff 1. What led you to become a producer? I’ve wanted to make movies since middle school. And I always knew that meant going to New York or Los Angeles. But when…

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Frankel Jewish Academy’s Will Bloomberg (3) surveys the situation during a game against Southfield Christian. - soccer players on the field

Team MVP

Steve Stein Contributing Writer Will Bloomberg began his soccer career playing at a high level. He was on Waza FC and Vardar Soccer Club of Michigan travel teams for a combined six years. Club soccer ended for Bloomberg when he entered high school at Frankel Jewish Academy. He doesn’t regret stepping away. “It was a…

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MSU Holds Public Menorah Lighting

Joining Chabad centers nationwide in public menorah lightings, Chabad Student Center at Michigan State University hosted its very first one outside the MSU Union. This event was co-sponsored by MSU Hillel, AEPi, and the MSU Jewish Studies Department. Maverick Levy, vice president of Chabad, opened the event with the message of lighting the menorah in…

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An Israeli innovator shows an MSU student how his product works while the student wears a VR device over his eyes.

Jewish@edu – First-Time Event

Internship leads to Israeli tech fair and new pro-Israel involvement. Kyle Zaback } jewish@edu writer It wasn’t until late sophomore year that I began seeking new opportunities to involve myself in the Jewish community at Michigan State University. Staff at the MSU Hillel approached me about applying to be the Ryan Rosman (z’l) Jewish Business…

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Letters – December 6, 2018

Silence Is Not the Solution In response to “There’s Nothing New About This Wave Of Anti-Semitism” (Nov. 22, page 8), I must say how deeply it both disturbed and outraged me. The writer tells how horrible it was for her when she personally experienced anti-Semitism as a child, and how her grandmother warned “it” could…

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Graduate students: Edward Drizik, Josh Morof and Elana Folbe, all WSU medical students and Jewish Medical Student Association members; Mitchell Shecter, MSU DO; Mara Steintz and Molly Levine, WSU law student and Jewish Law Student Association member.

Jewish@edu – New Friends

Detroit-based grad students form a new association. Josh Morof } jewish@edu writer Throughout the stressful process of applying to medical school, it did not cross my mind to consider the school’s Jewish community on campus. Fortunately, Wayne State University’s School of Medicine, where I am currently a second-year student, has a larger and more active…

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Steve Ballmer and wife Connie

Coming Home

Philanthropist Steve Ballmer’s take on Detroit’s comeback and how he might help. Sharon Luckerman Special to the Jewish News The last time the Jewish News featured Steve Ballmer, in 2000, he had just become CEO of Microsoft, Bill Gates’ hand-picked successor. Fast-forward 18 years and Steve, 62, and his wife Connie, who live in Bellevue,…

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Josh Cooper gives Sparty a ride in one of the SKOOP pedicabs on the MSU campus.

Jewish@edu – Solving Micro-Mobility

MSU entrepreneur’s SKOOP pedicabs offer free rides, high-visibility advertising. Josh Cooper } jewish@edu writer Photos courtesy SKOOP Inc. A week into my freshman year, I, like many other students at Michigan State University, quickly had to deal with the pains of “micro-mobility.” With no car and classes more than a mile away, transportation in the…

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Michael and Elaine Serling

Jewish Champions

Serlings to be honored at HMC’s 34th Anniversary Dinner Stacy Gittleman Contributing Writer In the Birmingham law office he founded in 1972, Michael Serling drinks his coffee from a mug bearing the Spartan logo of Michigan State University. His wife, Elaine, a retired nurse and an award-winning singer and Jewish songwriter, says she is loyal…

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Loren Jacobs speaking at a rally

Trying to Make Sense of Messianic “Judaism”

Editor’s Note: We asked Rabbi Jason Miller to explain to readers why there was such an uproar over a Messianic “rabbi” delivering a prayer at a political rally last week. With the controversy last week of Loren Jacobs, a leader of a Bloomfield Hills church who calls himself a “rabbi,” delivering a politically charged invocation…

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