Posts Tagged ‘Nonprofits’

South Oakland Shelter and Lighthouse Join Forces to Alleviate Homelessness

Lighthouse, SOS to merge to serve clients better. Two longtime Metro Detroit nonprofits — both dedicated to alleviating homelessness and poverty in Southeast Michigan — announced plans to join forces to become a stronger champion for individuals and families in need. Lathrup Village-based South Oakland Shelter and Pontiac-based Lighthouse of Oakland County have more than…

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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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Natalie Cherrin and Leah West with Temple Shir Shalom’s Alyah Al-Azem

Faces & Places: Project Healthy Community And Mental Health

Project Healthy Community Project Healthy Community held a successful Strolling Dinner March 15 at the Northwest Activities Center in Detroit. More than 220 people attended the event to celebrate five years of programming and to honor Rabbi Joshua Bennett of Temple Israel with a Community Development Award. A sermon by Bennett inspired the vision that…

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Meir Panim Delivers Hot Food, Necessary Supplies to Soldiers on the Field

Distributing toys and games to children in South Due to the state of emergency in Israel during Operation Projective Edge, Meir Panim is responding to the various needs of Israeli soldiers by distributing much-needed food and supplies to the tens of thousands defending Israel on the front lines. Since the start of Operation Protective Edge,…

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Synagogues, Jewish Non-Profits and Social Media – Do They Get It?

Cross-posted to and the Jewish Techs blog at The Jewish Week As a rabbi who is a social mediaologist, I find myself consulting a lot of synagogues and Jewish nonprofits on their social media strategy. The leaders of these institutions all recognize that they require a social media strategy, but the plan for how it…

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