Posts Tagged ‘Shaarey Zedek’

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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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Randy Winston of Temple Israel No. 3 concentrates at the plate.

18 Teams Hope To Sparkle On The Diamond This Season

Play ball! The Inter-Congregational Men’s Club Summer Softball League’s 23rd season is under way, although it’s a slow start because after Opening Day on a sunny May 6, there were no games the next two Sundays because of Mother’s Day and Shavuot. Play in the weekly league will resume Sunday, May 27, over the Memorial…

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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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A New Permanent Home

JN digital archive to reside at U-M in perpetuity. A copy of the digital archive containing the entire contents of the Detroit Jewish News and its predecessor publication, comprising more than 330,000 pages and spanning over 100 years, will be housed in perpetuity at the University of Michigan and be available to the public free…

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Klezmatics trumpeter Frank London backs up a niggun.

A Diamond Evening

PHOTOS By Jerry Zolynsky More than 800 people celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Jewish News and honored the Davidson-Gerson-Wetsman-Saulson family as exemplars of multi-generational community leadership May 3 at Congregation Shaarey Zedek. The Grammy-winning Klezmatics brought the crowd to its feet with its rollicking music. Proceeds from the event benefited the independent nonprofit Detroit…

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Rabbi Ed Feinstein

Embracing Our Chutzpah

Congregation Shaarey Zedek welcomes Rabbi Ed Feinstein. What’s your story? I’m not asking in the uncouth way, as if we ran into one another at an airport or hotel bar and wanted to make small talk. I’m asking in the way that goes deeper and begs for honesty and vulnerability, the way that allows for…

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Honoring Our Best

Federation’s Awards Night event slated for May 22. Each year, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit honors individuals from Jewish Detroit for their outstanding dedication, leadership and commitment to our community. The awards recognize three young leaders, as well as a group of lifetime volunteers. Federation’s Awards Night event acknowledges these outstanding role models. This…

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The Walter Reed Fisher House — one of the beautiful designs typical of Fisher Houses throughout the country.

Supporting Veterans

Above: The Walter Reed Fisher House — one of the beautiful designs typical of Fisher Houses throughout the country. Michigan will gain two Fisher Houses to aid families of vets at VA hospitals. An important addition to Detroit’s burgeoning urban landscape will have an indelible impact on Michigan veterans and their families and a proud…

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With Love, Alexa

Local writer Alexa Randolph publishes her first novel. Alexa Randolph loves binge-watching reality shows like The Bachelor and The Real Housewives, as well as the “cheesy love stories” on the Lifetime and Hallmark channels. She took inspiration from both genres for her first novel, With Love, Ella. “I have always loved romance and the happily-ever-after,” the…

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The Klezmatics Photo by Adrian Buckmaster

Rollicking & Rebellious

The Grammy-winning Klezmatics bring their high-energy music to Detroit to help celebrate the JN’s 75th anniversary. The Klezmatics aren’t just the best band in the klezmer vanguard; on a good night, they can rank among the greatest bands on the planet.” And Time Out New York knows what it’s talking about. More than three decades…

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