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Posts Tagged ‘Michigan’

Downtown Detroit

Why Aren’t More Jews Coming Here?

The Contours of Our Jewish Community: Snapshots From the 2018 Population Study Editor’s Note: Each week, the Jewish News will offer insights into the findings of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study with the intent of stimulating discussion about its potential meaning and impact. Growing job market. Relatively low cost of living. Inexpensive opportunities for…

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Guest Column: JCRC/AJC Endorses Proposals 2 & 3

I have a confession to make. I have never waited in line to vote. Having voted in Farmington Hills, Ann Arbor, Royal Oak and Birmingham, I have often sent in an absentee ballot; and when I have gone in person, I have never had more than one or two people in front of me. Now…

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Esteemed Women

Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic honors women who make a difference. Each year, the Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic in Pontiac, which provides healthcare to vulnerable community members, hosts the Esteemed Women of Michigan event to honor women who have excelled at improving Michigan communities. This year’s event is presented by United Shore and will…

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Don’t Miss Out – Check Our JNS News Feed

To keep you up-to-date on news about Israel and Jews around the world, the JN has added the jns.org news feed to its website. JNS (the Jewish News Service) is a syndicated service that updates its news continuously throughout the day. Don’t miss something important or meaningful. Go to thejewishnews.com and scroll down midway to…

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Gerrymandering Town Hall

On Thursday, Oct. 4, voters who want to know more about Ballot Proposal 2, which would create a nonpartisan redistricting commission to end gerrymandering in Michigan, can head to an educational event organized by the National Council of Jewish Women, Michigan as part of its advocacy work protecting voting rights. The event is free to…

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Students At Michigan Colleges Encouraged To Register To Vote

Students At Michigan Colleges Encouraged To Register To Vote At Secretary Of State Mobile Office Office to travel 3,000 miles offering full services this fall. Students at 18 Michigan colleges and universities will have a chance to register to vote at the Mobile Office this fall, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced today. “We’re launching…

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Fill Those Tanks!

Memorial yoga event and fundraiser to aid Belle Isle Aquarium. What if I told you nearly the same amount of money originally earmarked 120 years ago by the Michigan Legislature to build the Belle Isle Aquarium — $150,000 — is all that’s needed to complete the full restoration of the remaining 10 of 56 tanks…

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What Israel Has Taught Me About Stress

Israel just may be one of the most stressful places to live. Many of us don’t feel that way when we’re going about our daily lives — it will only occur to us when we are leaving or re-entering the country. When I pay my yearly visit to Michigan, a long-forgotten sense of calm and…

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New To Michigan

The 16th-annual Orchard Lake Fine Arts Fair brings 165 artists to town, including first-timer Gail Markiewicz. Among the many hundreds of artists visiting Michigan to show their creativity at summer fairs — and perhaps getting a chance to enjoy the waters of the Great Lakes — is one making a debut appearance with a unique…

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