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Posts Tagged ‘Scott Kaufman’

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Federation Lets Donors Decide this #GivingTuesday

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit is gearing up for a special #GivingTuesday this year — matching donations dollar-for-dollar and letting donors decide where their matched dollars go. Beginning in 2012, and held annually the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday has become a global day of giving. “When the shopping frenzy of Black Friday and the…

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Keeping the Tent Open

Detroit Jews need to balance security concerns with an open and welcoming culture. Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Jewish America may have changed on Saturday, Oct. 27, when 11 worshippers were gunned down at a Pittsburgh synagogue, but the perspective of the Security Department of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit is the same as it…

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Bradley Belen, Ben Hubert, Jon Lowen, Jacob Smith, Jonny Imerman, Ryan Fogelman, Marlo Fogelman

Faces & Places – Detroit Homecoming & Jewish Expat Reception

As part of Crain’s fourth annual Detroit Homecoming, the William Davidson Foundation and several partners hosted the third annual Jewish Expat Reception. Held at Empire Kitchen & Cocktails in Detroit Sept. 12, the gathering drew some 120 current and former Detroiters to reconnect and connect anew, all while tightening their ties to the Detroit Jewish…

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High Holiday Greeting: Federation: Coming Together To Strengthen Community

Throughout our history, the Jewish people have proven to be extraordinarily resilient, often in the face of extraordinary challenges. We have persevered and succeeded because, as Rabbi Jonathan Sacks admonished, our capacity to support and care for one another has always far outweighed the impulse to challenge and disagree. Although spirited discussion and debate are…

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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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Harold and Penny Blumenstein display a 1933 photo of his parents, Hyman and Sonia Blumenstein — hardworking European immigrants who built a loving family life in Metro Detroit./Credit: Dena Borsand

A Beacon Of Jewish Wisdom

Blumenstein Jewish Learning Center has high expectations. It began as a modest effort to expand the Jewish footprint in the Birmingham-Bloomfield area — but it has the potential of becoming an educational gem for the entire Metro Detroit Jewish community. The new Hyman and Sonia Blumenstein Jewish Learning Center, 36300 Woodward Ave., a half-mile north…

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‘We Need To Talk’

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Federation launches its youth mental health initiative. [similar id=46295 type=all] [similar id=46323 type=all] [similar id=38859 type=all] The Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit is formally launching its youth mental health initiative “We Need To Talk” this month. Its website, the cornerstone of the initiative, is available at www.jewishdetroit.org/weneedtotalk and will provide resources…

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