Posts Tagged ‘philanthropy’

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JNF Names Local Co-Presidents

Andy Goldberg of Bloomfield Hills and Karen Freedland-Berger of West Bloomfield are the new co-presidents of the Detroit Jewish National Fund Board. Their appointments come when JNF is working on the second half of its One Billion Dollar Road Map for the Next Decade campaign. “This role matters so much because it gives me an…

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Jewelry (a necklace with large beads( by Linda Golden

Art For Good

The annual Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network Art Event keeps on growing. Above: Jewelry by Linda Golden Fran Broder was very close to her late mother-in-law, Dorothy Broder, who taught art and photography at Oak Park High School. After the elderly woman needed placement in a care facility, the family turned to the Jewish Hospice &…

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One of the holiest Buddhist shrines, the Shwedagon Pagoda of Yangon is said to be dated to the time of Buddha. It is covered with tons of glistening gold and its spire is adorned with thousands of sparkling diamonds. Built on a small hill, the Shwedagon dominates the entire city. It seems to overlook everything and explain everything about Burma.

The Land Of The Golden Pagodas

Irene Shaland Special to the Jewish News PHOTOGRAPHY BY Alex Shaland Myanmar through the eyes of a Jewish traveler. The road to Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is definitely less traveled, even for a seasoned globetrotter. But if you venture along with your eyes and heart wide open, the country embraces and woos you with…

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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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JHCN pet visit specialist Rosalind Zukowski and her 3-year-old mini labradoodle, Frannie, visit Hilda Bloom

Enriching Lives

Rochel Burstyn Contributing Writer Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network offers programs to bring comfort, joy to those near the end of life. Physical suffering often requires more than just treating physical pain to feel relief, and the Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network (JHCN) takes this understanding to heart. When Carole Jo Lasser, a gifted pianist…

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Getting ready with a fast pitch for the event: Here’s Blair Schwartz, avid kickball player and Pitch co-chair.

Pitch Under The Lights

Playing for kicks and a cause Aug. 15 at the old Tiger Stadium. Vivian Henoch Photos by John Hardwick It’s a new Pitch! In celebration of its eighth year “pitching in for Detroit,” Federation’s NEXTGen Detroit will kick off “Pitch Under the Lights” — a night of good sports and fundraising at the new Corner Ballpark…

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DLIVE founding team members: Calvin Evans, Dr. Tolulope Sonuyi and Ray Winans.

Taking Action

Natalie Savale Special to the Jewish News Teen board gives grant to Connect Detroit. Hearing from young adults in Detroit who have experienced violence and trauma firsthand moved members of the Jewish Fund Teen Board to act. The Teen Board awarded a $19,000 grant to Connect Detroit, a nonprofit organization that strives to address community problems by…

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Ron Dermer

‘Overflowing With Optimism’

Israeli ambassador addresses Metro Detroit crowd. Expressing optimism for the future, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer said that after 70 years of existence, Israel’s innovational advances and growing prominence on the global stage show the world that the Jewish people are no longer “the perfect victim but instead have created an imperfect sovereign…

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Churchill Fellow William Clark Durant III speaks about Fellow Morton “Mort” Harris at the Churchill Fellows ceremony.

National Recognition

Natalie Stavale Special to the Jewish News WWII veteran and philanthropist Morton Harris honored as a Churchill Fellow. Detroit native Morton E. “Mort” Harris, 97, is a successful businessman, entrepreneur, noted philanthropist and a decorated World War II veteran. He’s also now a Churchill Fellow. Harris recently was inducted into the Association of Churchill Fellows…

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ELI Talks In Detroit!

Two local lecturers to be featured. ELI Talks are coming to Detroit! The program, which produces videotaped lectures on diverse Jewish topics and makes them available to a broad audience online, will be at Repair the World in Detroit’s Mexicantown district June 18, 19 and 20. Two Detroiters, Abi Taylor-Abt and Rabbi Dan Horwitz, are…

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