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Posts Tagged ‘social media’

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Alleged Anti-Semitic Incidents Being Investigated At Bloomfield Hills High School

A developing story. Stacy Gittleman Contributing Writer Bloomfield Hills High School, along with local authorities, are investigating alleged anti-Semitic incidents that have recently occurred at the school, mainly through social media platforms like Snapchat and Instagram. On the evening of Dec. 5, BHHS Principal Charlie Hollerith issued an email to high school families notifying them…

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Coping With Loneliness During the Holidays

Lori Kanat Edelson A 2017 AARP Foundation study revealed that while the holidays are a time of joy and excitement for many, with adults reporting feeling happy, loved, joyful and excited, three out of 10 of the same respondents said they have felt lonely during past holiday seasons, and four out of 10 respondents said…

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two men and two women wearing blue shirts that say "volunteer" taking a group photo on a smart phone.

Social Media and Tikkun Olam

Stefani Chudnow I’m not here to talk in depth about how social media and the internet has changed our society in every conceivable way. We already know how prevalent social media has become in the way we communicate with one another on a daily basis and accomplish basic tasks like grocery shopping or applying for…

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Jessica Alter, Tech For Campaigns entrepreneur, leans against a window in a large office with two large chairs in front of her.

Progressive Powerhouse

Native Detroiter’s ‘Tech For Campaigns’ is helping to elect Democrats in eight states. Karleigh Stone Special to the Jewish News Bloomfield Hills native, now San Francisco resident, Jessica Alter, 39, is a tech entrepreneur who has put her skills to use to help change America’s political climate. A feeling of discontent with the country’s leadership…

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Reddit Will Quarantine Communities That Propagate Holocaust Denial

Last week, women-hating men’s right activists and Incels (misoginists who consider themselves “involuntarily celibate”), 9/11 truthers and Holocaust deniers got a bit harder to find on Reddit, which issued a new policy to quarantine communities that propagate misinformation. In its post announcing the change, the media platform said: “While Reddit has had a quarantine function…

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Detroit Games co-chair Karen Gordon, director Jeremy Fishman and co-chair Franci Silver along with Stacie Francombe and Carissa Mindt from Atlanta

Wanted: Maccabi Games Participants

The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit will play host to the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest next year. Aug. 4-9, 2019, to be exact. Even though the dates are about 10 months away, a call went out last week for local athletes to try out for Detroit teams and sign up for individual sports,…

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One Day Against Hate

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor ADL organizes social media campaign. In 2017, the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. rose 57 percent, the largest year-over-year increase on record since the ADL started tracking such data in 1979. The blame points in many directions. “No single group has the monopoly on morality, from white supremacists to…

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Hadassah President Carol Ogusky with Gail Katz, new administrative assistant Emily Morgan and Randi Richmond, new senior manager for member outreach and community engagement.

New Structure

Greater Detroit Hadassah sees changes with new hires. It’s not your bubbie’s Hadassah. At least not if Randi Richmond has anything to say about it. In April, Richmond started her new job as Hadassah Midwest’s senior manager for member outreach and community engagement. She replaced Evelyn Diskin, who retired in March after 28 years as…

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Detroit Country Day School (DCDS) students smile for the camera. Three students sit in front and two students stand behind as they work on a chemistry project.

Detroit Country Day School Is Building A Vivid Future

Sponsored by Detroit Country Day School How Detroit Country Day School is reinventing the education experience for 21st-century learners through renovated spaces and student-first mentality Schools all over the world struggle to keep up with the rapid evolution of technology, and the changing environment that social media and digital advances have created for students. At…

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#MySukkahStandsFor Digital Campaign

Repair the World Launches Digital Campaign #MySukkahStandsFor As Platform for Virtual Dwellings on the Urgent Issues Young Jews Care About Innovative and Interactive Website Opens the Walls of Sukkahs to Create a Digital Place of Welcoming Repair the World, the largest Jewish service organization in the country, today announced the launch of weRepair.org/Sukkot, a platform…

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