Posts Tagged ‘Royal Oak’

Panelists: Dr. Elise Gilbert Aronowitz, Dr. Shawn Achtman, moderator Stephanie Steinberg, Josh Roberts and Judge Edward Sosnick.

A Jewish Lens

Jason Rubenfire Special to the Jewish News The Well explores opioid addiction. The opiate crisis in America has reached epidemic standards. According to the CDC, overdose deaths claimed approximately 64,000 American lives in 2016, with the numbers showing few signs of falling. No corner of America or any one particular culture or nationality is shielded…

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Letters – July 12, 2018

Good Things Are Happening We may be not aware of some very good things happening in our community. The massive effort by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit,  Jewish Family Service, BBYO and synagogues as well as Jewish day schools called “We Need to Talk” is designed to reduce teen depression with significant funding and…

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Celebrity Jews: At the Movies, Seinfeld and Clueless

AT THE MOVIES Originally scheduled to open June 29 at the Maple Theater, Leave No Trace will now open there on July 20 and at the Landmark Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak on July 13. This film has got real Oscar buzz, so I’ll re-cap. Ben Foster, 37, stars as the father of a…

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Celebrity Jews – At The Movies & Over On Netflix

AT THE MOVIES The documentary Eating Animals is based on a book of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer (Everything Is Illuminated), 41. Foer’s study of the horrors associated with factory farming so impressed actress Natalie Portman, 37, that she got Foer’s permission to turn it into a documentary, which she narrates (Portman became…

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Motown Mash at Detroit Water Ice Factory

Nosh News: Popcorn, Ice And Korean Food

Popcorn And Ice Detroit Water Ice Factory entered its second season at the Franklin Cider Mill for a “pop-up” experience of its flagship shop on Woodward Avenue in Downtown Detroit near Campus Martius, which is entering its fourth summer. The Franklin Cider Mill location offers water ice, “Motown twists” (water ice with soft serve ice…

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Hot Diggity Dog

A longtime deli man opens a hot dog joint. Ride that inner drive and it will take you places. Within moments of meeting owners Alex and Debra Winkler, you sense a dedication to their craft and loving hospitality. Alex, an Israeli immigrant who arrived in Detroit at age 10, found his first job working at…

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Passengers aboard the MS St. Louis, May 13, 1939-June 17, 1939. On May 13, 1939, the German transatlantic liner St. Louis sailed from Hamburg, Germany, for Havana, Cuba, carrying 937 passengers, the majority of whom were Jewish. When the St. Louis arrived in Havana, the passengers learned that the landing certificates they had purchased were invalid. After Cuba refused to allow the passengers to land and the United States (and other Western Hemisphere nations) did not offer to take the passengers, the ship returned to Europe. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee worked with the State Department, ultimately persuading four countries — Great Britain, France, the Netherlands and Belgium — to admit some of the passengers. The remaining 254 were forced to return to Europe and were killed by the Nazis.

Americans and the Holocaust

A new exhibit dispels the myth that most Americans were unaware of the atrocities happening in Europe. Was it simply ignorance that Jews were being murdered en masse? Was it anti-Semitism? Or did the United States’ unwillingness to rescue Europe’s Jews from the Holocaust have more nuanced causes? That’s the question Daniel Greene set out…

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Erika Jones holds a photo of her daughter Samantha. Photo by John Hardwick

Mom With A Mission

Vivian Henoch Special To The Jewish News Meet Erika Jones, defining tikkun olam at the Judson Center. Never doubt the power of a Jewish mom determined to repair the world for a child in need of a loving home. This is Erika Jones: an adoptive mom, a foster mom — a passionate and outspoken mom.…

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Todd Sachse, Lee Hurwitz and Richard Broder of Broder & Sachse Real Estate.

Gaining Momentum

JVS honors business leaders, entrepreneur at Strictly Business luncheon. JVS will recognize the passion, drive and creativity of a local business and a young professional at its 21st annual Strictly Business Networking and Awards luncheon June 14 at the MGM Grand Detroit. JVS will present its 2018 Business Leadership Award to Broder & Sachse Real…

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Nosh News: Food Truck Rally And Speakeasy, Arcade

Food Truck Rally West Bloomfield Youth Assistance (WBYA), which works each year to steer local youth in positive directions, will host a Food Truck Rally in partnership with Orchard Mall from 5-9:30 p.m. Friday, June 8. Participants include Kona Ice, Hello Marla Ice Cream, Concrete Cusine, GoCheez, Street Side Sushi, The Mean Weenie, Detroit BBQ,…

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