Posts Tagged ‘on the cover’

Volunteer Malky Kozlov with Meira Hurvitz and Yosef hug each other at The Spot.

Fulfilling Needs

Detroit Chesed Project keeps expanding its reach to help more people. Rochel Burstyn Contributing Writer To make a difference, sometimes all that’s needed is a serious desire and willingness to help, and then things will snowball from there. Detroit Chesed Project (DCP) began with five men, all from different industries, who connected five years ago…

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Casey Diskin works with Hadley on the floor on big pillows

Seeking Fulfillment

Volunteer jobs with kids with special needs lead to passionate careers. Jennifer Lovy Contributing Writer Jessica Borin should be five months away from receiving her bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan. But, instead of finishing her senior year of college, she’s taking a break from classes and applying to U-M’s occupational…

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illustration of a lit menorah with a dog wearing a kippah and tallit with stars of David on them

8 Nights of Lights

From the JN Staff Chanukah is our favorite time of year at the JN. Each day during our contest when the mail comes, we have people eager to open those manila envelopes and see what’s inside. Toward the end of our contest, we get the artwork from students at Hillel and Farber day schools —…

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Michael Aram at work, creating “perfectly imperfect” organic-inspired pieces, which he calls a reflection of our humanity. This one is a giant golden feather that he is holding up and hammering with a rubber or wooden hammer.

Handcrafted

A look behind the inspiration of designer Michael Aram — who is heading to Macy’s Somerset. Lynne Konstantin Arts & Life Editor Michael Aram’s heritage runs deep inside him. “Food, language, religious traditions, a sense of family — and also a sense of being ‘different’ — all contributed to my cultural identity,” he says. The…

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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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A place setting and the dinner table at Michele Saulson's house with small pumpkins, grapes, and candles.

Home For The Holiday

Franklin designer Michele Saulson welcomes us to her lush, modern Thanksgiving table. Lynne Konstantin Arts & Life Editor | Brett Mountain Photographer Michele Saulson doesn’t just love beautiful things. She loves to make things beautiful — and she has a gift for it. She has even made a few businesses out of it. Armed with…

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Ruth Bergman, HMC education director

Meeting the Challenge

Ruth Bergman heads HMC’s educational efforts to reach more students and teachers. Keri Guten Cohen Story Development Editor For the first time in its 36-year history, the Holocaust Memorial Center (HMC) in Farmington Hills has a full-time director of education. Ruth Bergman, a well-respected local educator and daughter of Holocaust survivors, came on board June…

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"Stronger than hate" with a star of david and two rhombus stars to imitate the Pittsburgh Steelers logo

As News Spread …

Detroiters react to shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Congregation. Pittsburgh Shooting: The Facts Stacy Gittleman/JN Contributing Writer Throughout the Detroit Metro area, Jews turned to social media to check on their friends and loved ones as they learned of the devastating news of the mass shooting Saturday, Oct. 27, at Tree of Life Congregation…

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Henry Ford next to a Model T, 1921.

Henry Ford and the Jews

The Henry Ford hosts a first-ever Jewish-themed curator’s tour of its collection. Henry Ford’s public life of luminous invention and innovation was darkened by issues of anti-Semitism, but the museum that carries his name holds and showcases objects demonstrating momentous accomplishments of the Jewish community. Both the anti-Semitism and the accomplishments will be explored in…

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Dr. Jeffrey Band in the microbiology lab at Beaumont Hospital

Medical Super-Sleuth

Epidemiologist Dr. Jeffrey Band honored for lifelong work solving infectious disease outbreaks. Above: Dr. Jeffrey Band in the microbiology lab at Beaumont Hospital Our short time on Earth is characterized by the way we treat each other. An individual’s merit might be quantified by the number of lives that person has touched in a positive way.…

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