Posts Tagged ‘Rabbi Robert Gamer’

Knitters Lori Bolkosky, Oak Park; Vicki Salinger, Southfield; Liz Kannon, Ferndale; Gila Gelfond, Southfield; and Judy Domstein, West Bloomfield sit together at a table with knitting needles and yarn and smile at the camera

Filling the Gap

Beth Shalom rents, gives space to help groups stay afloat after JCC’s closure. Barbara Lewis Contributing Writer Congregation Beth Shalom has become a de facto community hub since the Jewish Community Center closed its Oak Park branch in 2015. Detroit Chesed Project’s The Spot program (“The spot for special children”) has been at Beth Shalom…

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Chaplain Yvonne Fant Moore leads the singing of “We Shall Overcome” at the interfaith service at Beth Shalom in Oak Park.

Joining Together

Interfaith vigils offer support amidst violence and hatred in Pittsburgh. JN Staff Reports Several vigils for the Tree of Life Congregation shooting victims held last week were gatherings of people of many faiths, all saddened by the show of hatred in Pittsburgh. Above: Chaplain Yvonne Fant Moore leads the singing of “We Shall Overcome” at the…

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Weekly Torah Portion – Preserving Dignity

Parshat Ki Tetze: Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19; Isaiah 54:1-10 Human dignity has always been a central concern of the Torah and the Jewish tradition. The Torah portion this week gives us several examples of protections that were provided for people who were at a disadvantage in ancient societies such as the poor, the resident alien, widows, orphans…

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Laying Out The Welcome Mat

Shaarey Zedek reaches out to LGBTQ+ community. Congregation Shaarey Zedek is making a concerted effort to reach out to marginalized communities, starting with those who identify as “LGBTQ+”: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer and any sexual or gender minority that doesn’t yet have an initial. Rabbi Aaron Starr announced the initiative in his May 26…

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