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Posts Tagged ‘Passover’

Celena Ritchey - a girl with long hair smiles in a selfie wearing a spaghetti strap top.

Matchmaker, Matchmaker – Celena Ritchey

Marisa Meyerson Special to the Jewish News NJP (Nice Jewish Person) Celena Ritchey Each month, The Well highlights an amazing (and eligible!) individual. The Well has agreed to share its Q & As with these amazing singles with the JN. This month, The Well has a conversation with NJP Celena Ritchey. Q: You spend your…

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Douglas Bloom To Receive Butzel Award

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit will give Douglas Bloom the Fred M. Butzel Award for distinguished community service at its 2018 Annual Meeting 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield. The award is Federation’s highest honor for volunteer leadership. Bloom has served in a variety…

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12 Steps On The Spiritual Path

High Holidays provide inspiration for recovering addicts. The High Holiday season has a special meaning for most Jews, regardless of their level of observance. For those who are recovering from addiction, these holidays, especially Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot, have a distinct significance. The 12 Steps, which serve as the guiding tenets of recovery…

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Yocheved Perlman and Shelley Perlman

Sweet Success

Family duo create kosher treats for the holidays. What started out as a desire to create the perfect Passover cookie that didn’t taste like cardboard has taken off into “Cookies and More by Shelley and Yocheved,” a modest home-based Oak Park business that Shelley Perlman and her granddaughter Yocheved Perlman started two years ago. Now…

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker – Gary Kanner

Avery Drongowski Special to the Jewish News NJP (Nice Jewish Person) Gary Kanner Each month, The Well highlights an amazing (and eligible!) individual. The Well has agreed to share its Q & As with these amazing singles with the JN. This month, The Well has a conversation with NJP Gary Kanner. Q: What brought you…

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Irene Slobin

Matchmaker, Matchmaker – Irene Slobin

Karleigh Stone Special to the Jewish News NJP (Nice Jewish Person) Irene Slobin (Also a Matchmaker!) This month, the JN features an older, eligible single in the community: Irene Slobin. She has been connecting couples for more than 50 years through her professional matchmaking service, Irene’s Matchmaking. How did you get into matchmaking? IS: The…

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Talking To Ourselves

Once again, events in Israel have intensified and, once again, many in the Jewish community are frantically sending flurries of emails and articles to each other. “You must read this one” we write to each other, “This writer says it best!” For many of us — myself included — we are like literary traffic cops,…

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Mollie Poppins

Jennifer Lovy Contributing Writer Native Detroiter Mollie Yarsike takes care of the kids so parents can enjoy the party. I can’t believe this didn’t exist before,” is the most common reaction to Mollie Yarsike’s two-and-a-half-year-old business venture. It makes sense considering the idea of having childcare at a wedding or other adult-focused event seems like…

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NJP (Nice Jewish Person) Zach Goldberger

Matchmaker, Matchmaker – Zach Goldberger

Matt Weiner Special to the Jewish News Each month, The Well highlights an amazing (and eligible!) individual. The Well has agreed to share its Q & As with these amazing singles with the JN. This month, The Well has a conversation with NJP Zach Goldberger. NJP (Nice Jewish Person): Zach Goldberger Q: How did you…

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All-Night Studying

Tikkun Leil Shavuot has evolved over the last decades as a holiday ritual. Since Jews stopped bringing sacrifices, the festival of Shavuot has looked like a generic Yom Tov, without distinctive rituals. Shavuot had an unusual sacrifice (Leviticus 23:17-20), but now another ritual has emerged. The prayer book identifies Shavuot as “the season of the…

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