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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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lit Chanukah menorah

Online Chanukah Shopping to Benefit Hillel

Winter is coming! So, let the Chanukah shopping begin! On Nov. 9, the MSU Hillel-HCAM Online Auction goes live. With a catalogue of more than 200 items and unique experiences, gift giving is just a click away. Support of the auction impacts more than 5,000 Jewish students at MSU and on the 10 HCAM campuses…

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At Hart Plaza: Jacobs (second from left and above) and Oak Park-native Marshall Crenshaw (second from right).

Never Too Old To Rock ’N’ Roll

The inside scoop with National Radio Hall of Fame Inductee Fred Jacobs — as told by his daughter. One of our own local radio experts, Fred Jacobs, is being inducted into this year’s National Radio Hall of Fame on Nov. 15 in New York City. Jacobs will accept his award alongside Mike & Mike of…

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An architectural rendering of the National Library of Israel being built in Jerusalem near the Knesset; a special room designed by the late Irwin “Toby” Holtzman of Bloomfield Hills will hold his massive collection of Israeli literature.

Preserving History

Holtzman’s definitive Israeli literature collection goes to the National Library of Israel. Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer ABOVE: An architectural rendering of the National Library of Israel being built in Jerusalem near the Knesset; a special room designed by the late Irwin “Toby” Holtzman of Bloomfield Hills will hold his massive collection of Israeli literature. The…

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Many of the conference participants, along with Elaine and Michael Serling, seated at left

Growing in Focus

MSU holds its largest Israel conference as new Serling Institute is launched. Above: Many of the conference participants, along with Elaine and Michael Serling, seated at left. Credit: Jordan Noble Michigan State University hosted the largest academic conference on Israel in its history Sept. 16-17. More than 260 faculty, students and community members from East Lansing, Metro…

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Paul Ehrmann

Lifestyle Changes

Local physician’s HealthyTown idea grows to help people in Flint. Family physician Paul R. Ehrmann, D.O., is on a mission to improve the health of residents in communities across the state through an initiative he developed a few years ago and continues to spread across Southeast Michigan. “The three cornerstones of good health start with…

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the word "senior" written over and over in different fonts on something that is meant to look like a desk.

What Do Colleges Really Want in an Admission Essay?

By Kim Lifton President Wow Writing Workshop Kim Bryant, senior assistant director of admissions at the University of Michigan, reads about 5000 college essays every year. Many of them are unimpressive and “pretty boring.” “We get a lot of essays about mission trips, about being camp counselors, and sports injuries,” she said, adding students list…

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MSU Sigma Alpha Mu Sammys

Jewish@edu – Stronger Than Ever

Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity is growing at MSU. Greek organizations on college campuses often conjure images of raucous parties, hazing rituals and binge drinking. Just about everyone has a preconceived notion when it comes to fraternities and sororities. The Michigan State University chapter of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity is working to change those perceptions.…

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