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Posts Tagged ‘repairing the world’

Metro Detroit Jews at a Poor People’s Campaign event PHOTO BY NINA CHACKER. Michigan PPC

Essay: Leading Michigan Poor People’s Campaign

Dozens of rabbis and lay leaders join together for social justice. This summer, interfaith clergy and lay leaders gathered to revitalize the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) through six acts of nonviolent civil disobedience paired with songful, impassioned rallies. Each weekly action in May and June focused on one of…

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Scholar and Mentsh

Kim Lifton Special to the Jewish News Son of Detroit Jewish immigrants will bring a vibrant voice to Harvard as its next president. The official residence of Harvard University’s president has had a rich history of owners and tenants since its construction in 1767, including the father of gerrymandering, an owner of plantations in Antigua,…

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Volunteers at the Friendship Circle resource table

Faces & Places – Bright Nights And Eight Over Eighty

Bright Nights Community Forum On April 25, more than 150 people attended the Bright Nights Community Forum Series event, “Understanding Bipolar Disorder,” held at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield. The event was hosted by the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program at the University of Michigan, in collaboration with Kadima.  The event included a presentation…

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Now: Members of 2015 citizenship class celebrate.

Impacting Lives

For 90 years, Jewish Family Service responds to the needs of the community. For a 90-year-old, Jewish Family Service (JFS) is pretty darn nimble. While its mainstay is providing services for older adults, mental health and substance abuse counseling, coordination of health care access and ensuring basic needs are being met, the agency can also…

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X Ambassadors playing music for music blogger Annie Citron on the music blog

The Blog – X Ambassadors At The Fillmore

Last Saturday night, I went to the X Ambassadors at the Fillmore in Detroit.  The X Ambassadors are a popular rock band based out of Charlottesville, N.C. Two of the band members are brothers, the lead singer, Sam Harris, and the keyboardist, Casey Harris, both grew up in Ithaca, N.Y. And, the band members are all…

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The Elite Eight – Eight Over Eighty

Eight ‘difference makers’ to be honored by Jewish Senior Life. Eight of our community’s most distinguished older adult “difference makers” will be honored with Jewish Detroit’s most prestigious award for “Tikkun Olam – Repairing the World” at the Jewish Senior Life of Metropolitan Detroit Eight Over Eighty celebration on Sunday, April 29. The event begins…

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