Posts Tagged ‘Oakland University’

Exploring the Past

OU philanthropists change lives by supporting study abroad at Israeli digs. By Jen Hogan Special to the Jewish News Ten years ago, Bernie and Nina Kent made a decision that changed the lives of many Oakland University students. The Kents established the Bernard and Nina Kent Judaic Studies Endowed Israel Travel Fund. This endowment made…

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Maisel Creates Center for Jewish Studies at OU

By Jen Hogan Special to the Jewish News Cis Maisel is a community leader in Southeastern Michigan and a staunch education advocate. She was instrumental in establishing the Seminars for Adult Jewish Enrichment (SAJE), a program managed by Detroit’s Jewish Community Center, and she was recently introduced to Oakland University by President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz.…

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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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OU President Ora Pescovitz lights the first candle with student Rachel Glogower.

OU President Pescovitz Hosts Chanukah Party For Hillel Of Metro Detroit Students

Illana Greenberg Special to the Jewish News Photos by Jerry Zolynsky On Dec. 2, the first night of Chanukah, Hillel of Metro Detroit’s Oakland University Jewish Student Organization (JSO) held a Chanukah party at Sunset Terrace, the home of Oakland University’s President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz. The celebration included a tour of this historic residence, kosher Chanukah-themed hors d’oeuvres,…

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Oakland University Vigil

Join the Oakland University community on Thursday, November 1 at 5 p.m. for a candlelight vigil at the University’s Elliott Tower. According to the event page, Jean Ann Miller, Senior Director of the Office for Student Involvement, said “Our student leaders came up with the idea and the event has grown organically over the past 48…

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caduceus medical symbol

Upcoming Panel Showcases Strong Michigan-Israel Medical Connections

American Physicians Fellowship (APF) for Medicine in Israel, an organization that partners with Israel to maintain an emergency medical volunteer roster, is hosting a panel discussion at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills. Several academic institutional leaders who maintain very strong Jewish identities, including substantial ties to Israel that…

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America’s Jerusalem: Conflict, Peacemaking And National Identity

Don Matthews, Ph.D., an associate professor of history, will explore the consequences of moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and the history of American attachment to Jerusalem. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 in Gold Rooms B and C of the Oakland Center on campus at Oakland University

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Four women pose before sunset with some birds. They stand with their hands above their heads, jump up with arms and legs outspread, whisper a secret, and stand tall with their arms on their hips.

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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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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Jim Berk shows off the swimming medals he won last month at the Michigan Senior Olympics.

Swim 3 Miles In A Lake … Why Not?

Jim Berk wrote yet another success story last month at the Michigan Senior Olympics. The West Bloomfield resident won three gold medals and one silver medal swimming in four events at Oakland University, giving him 15 golds, three silvers and one bronze over six years. He’s been in 19 events and won a medal in…

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